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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 23, 2014
Cindy Cook holds a photo of her mother, former Rep. Alice Cook Bassett, at her home in Calais, Vt., Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Cook took care of her mother in December when she decided to stop eating and drinking to put an end to her life. (AP)

A bipartisan report says medical care at the end of life needs a big overhaul. One bioethicist says, “After 75, no major interventions. Let me go.”

Sep 23, 2014
Levon Aronian, of Armenia, right, moves during his match against Hikaru Nakamura, of the United States, in the sixth round of the Sinquefield Cup chess tournament Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP)

A young grandmaster just did the impossible at a top chess tournament. No one paid attention. Does chess still matter?

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Sep 22, 2014
Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP/Jason DeCrow)

Big climate protests in New York before a big UN summit. Activist and author Naomi Klein says change the economy or die. She’s with us.

 
Sep 22, 2014
President Barack Obama gestures during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP/Evan Vucci)

A tough, critical examination of US plans to take on ISIS. Strategy in the hot seat.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Our Week In The Web: September 19, 2014
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Lots of big, contentious topics on the show this week — from Zionism to early education, corporal punishment to development in the Grand Canyon.

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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.

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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.

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