90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
A Correction From Jack

Relying on memory–weak reed!–for two weeks in a row, I said that The Economist had endorsed Bush in 2000 and 2004. The magazine did in 2000, but backed John Kerry in 2004. I apologize to our listeners.

-Jack Beatty

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
  • MichaelDrew

    We love you, Jack!

    • justguynow

      Agreed! I appreciate Jack’s attention to sources –  his contributions ring so much more powerfully on Fridays.
      When are you going to fill-in for Tom, Jack?

  • Mike_Card

    Thanks, Jack.  I wish the rest of broadcast radio would take your cue about accuracy.

  • http://twitter.com/KevMcDevitt Kevin McDevitt

    I think your best bet is to avoid citing The Economist as a conservative publication. In terms of American politics, it is decidedly centrist (supporing George Bush in 2000, Kerry in 2004, and Obama in 2008). Most of the newspapers’ conservative tendencies are fiscal.

ONPOINT
TODAY
Sep 18, 2014
Flickr/Steve Rhodes

After a summer of deadly clashes between Gaza and Israel, we talk to Jews on the left and right about the future of liberal Zionism. Some say it’s over.

Sep 18, 2014
(Flickr/AisleTwentytwo)

Billionaires. We’ll look at the super super rich, and their global shaping of our world.

RECENT
SHOWS
Sep 17, 2014
Bob Dylan and Victor Maymudes at "The Castle" in LA before the 1965 world tour. Lisa Law/The Archive Agency)

A new take on the life and music of Bob Dylan, from way inside the Dylan story. “Another Side of Bob Dylan.”

 
Sep 17, 2014
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson watches from the sidelines against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of a preseason NFL football game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP/Ann Heisenfelt)

The NFL’s Adrian Peterson and the emotional debate underway about how far is too far to go when it comes to disciplining children.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Talking Through The Issue Of Corporal Punishment For Kids
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

On Point dove into the debate over corporal punishment on Wednesday — as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faces charges in Texas after he allegedly hit his four-year-old son with a switch.

More »
1 Comment
 
Our Week In The Web: September 12, 2014
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

More »
Comment
 
Beverly Gooden on #WhyIStayed
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

Beverly Gooden — who originated the #WhyIStayed hashtag that has taken off across Twitter — joined us today for our discussion on domestic violence.

More »
1 Comment