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The On Point staff gathers with guest host John Donvan at the end of the week. (WBUR)

The On Point staff gathers with guest host John Donvan at the end of the week. (WBUR)

Dear Residents Of The Internet,

We here at On Point are a happy, healthy bunch — as you can see in the photo above — but we are always looking for more help with the turning of the seasons. As summer winds down and autumn gets closer, our thoughts turn to harvest, and we’re most interested in harvesting a new crop of interns.

Do you like making radio? Are you an avid news junkie with a passion for cutting past the talking points and getting right to the heart of the big issues? Do you enjoy listening to hours of Congressional testimony and cutting it down into easily digestible chunks of audio goodness? If so, an On Point internship might be just the thing for you this fall!

Fall internships start September 1, and the application process is live and waiting for your application. (A few points: you must live in or be willing to relocate to the Boston area for the duration of the internship, we are unable to provide formal pay as a part of our intern program, college course credit is potentially available, and coffee / tea is provided gratis.)

All the relevant application information is available here. Hope to see you soon!

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Feb 27, 2015
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, before the start of their open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.  (AP)

A US-Israel rift. A win for net neutrality. “American Sniper” verdict. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Feb 27, 2015
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More Americans are turning away from religion. We’ll look at how to live a moral life without it.

 
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Our Week In The Web: February 27, 2015
Friday, Feb 27, 2015

We won’t lead you into a debate on the color of #TheDress (it’s blue and black, end of debate), but we do wonder about the blurring lines between so-called Internet culture and general popular culture. Also, it’s snowing in Boston. Still.

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Two Congressmen Weigh In On DHS Funding
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland present their views on the ongoing Congressional budget fight over Department of Homeland Security funding. (Spoiler: They do not agree on a resolution of the crisis).

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Our Week In The Web: February
Friday, Feb 20, 2015

We explain what happened with the old podcast feed this week and last, share some other Oscar categories and reminisce about the golden days of Double Rainbows and Honey Badgers who just don’t care.

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