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Nick Andersen

NickSelfNick Andersen is an associate producer at On Point, where he produces on air content and runs the web works at On Point.org. He joined WBUR in October of 2013. Prior to his move to Boston, Nick was the founding editor of Eater Detroit, a food and drink blog tracking dining options in the Motor City as part of Vox Media’s Curbed Network. He also interned with NPR’s digital arts team in Washington, D.C., produced stories about fruit cake and being a 20-something at WDET’s Craig Fahle Show, tracked voting rights with the Carnegie-Knight Foundation’s 2012 News21 project Who Can Vote?, tackled arts and culture at The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy Blog,¬†and wrote about all manner of arts and features for The Daily Tar Heel.

Nick is a 2012 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied American music history, multimedia journalism, and French. He’s a native of the metro Detroit region and a diehard Red Wings fan, even though he lives in Cambridge at the moment. You can follow him on Twitter @nicktheandersen (although you get plenty of his tweets @OnPointRadio)

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Sep 2, 2014
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with Mark Wilson, event political speaker chairperson, with his wife Elain Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., Saturday, August 4, 2012. (AP)

Nine weeks counting now to the midterm elections. We’ll look at the key races and the stakes.

Sep 2, 2014
Confederate spymaster Rose O'Neal Greenhow, pictured with her daughter "Little" Rose in Washington, D.C.'s Old Capitol Prison in 1862. (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

True stories of daring women during the Civil War. Best-selling author Karen Abbott shares their exploits in a new book: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.”

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Sep 1, 2014
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) recovers a fumble by Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson (3) in the second quarter of the NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP)

One outspoken fan’s reluctant manifesto against football, and the big push to reform the game.

 
Sep 1, 2014
This Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows a mural in in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago dedicated to the history of the Pullman railcar company and the significance for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP)

On Labor Day, we’ll check in on the American labor force, with labor activist Van Jones, and more.

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The Five Midterm 2014 Races To Watch
Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014

The five most interesting races of the 2014 midterm election cycle, per our panel of expert national political correspondents.

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Our Week In The Web: August 29, 2014
Friday, Aug 29, 2014

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

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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.

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