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
Aug 28, 2014
Photos surround the casket of Michael Brown before the start of his funeral at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.  (AP)

The message that will last out of Ferguson with New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb.

Aug 28, 2014
Some of the hundreds of earthquake damaged wine barrels cover and toppled a pair of forklifts at the Kieu Hoang Winery, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Napa, Calif. A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. (AP)

Drought in California, earthquake in Napa. We look at broken bottles and the health of the American wine industry.

RECENT
SHOWS
Aug 27, 2014
The cast of the new ABC comedy, "Black-ish." (Courtesy ABC)

This week the Emmys celebrate the best in television. We’ll look at what’s ahead for the Fall TV season.

 
Aug 27, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, as Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, center, looks at them, prior to their talks after after posing for a photo in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (AP)

Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s leader meet. We’ll look at Russia and the high voltage chess game over Ukraine. Plus, we look at potential US military strikes in Syria and Iraq.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

More »
Comment
 
Poutine Whoppers? Why Burger King Is Bailing Out For Canada
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Why is Burger King buying a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain? (We’ll give you a hint: tax rates).

More »
1 Comment
 
Why Facebook And Twitter Had Different Priorities This Week
Friday, Aug 22, 2014

There’s no hidden agenda to the difference between most people’s Facebook and Twitter feeds this week. Just a hidden type of emotional content and case use. Digiday’s John McDermott explains.

More »
1 Comment