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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 30, 2014
St. Louis county police officers advance on protestors trying to shut down Interstate 70 in Berkeley, Mo. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (AP)

Police shootings, cop culture, body cameras. And the big debate over how to protect the public and the police.

Sep 30, 2014
In this Jan. 15, 2013, photo, Rosser Pryor, Co-owner and President of Factory Automation Systems, examines a new high-performance industrial robot at the company's Atlanta facility.  (AP)

Nicholas Carr says automation, all over, is turning us into zombies. Out of touch with the world. He’s with us.

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How Aristotle invented science. The great ancient Greek, and life on Earth.

 
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In this March 8, 2012 file photo, Peter Thiel speaks in San Francisco. (AP)

Silicon Valley’s Peter Thiel; the entrepreneur, investor and the PayPal co-founder’s call for deep invention.

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