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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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Mar 4, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a keynote address at the Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif.  (AP)

Hillary Clinton’s week of bad headlines: about her emails and foreign money going to the Clinton Foundation. We’ll dig in.

Mar 4, 2015
This photo taken July 31, 2012 shows a "tiny" house April Anson built in Portland, Ore. For the past couple of months, 33-year-old Anson and her friends have been planning, measuring, sawing and hammering their way toward completion of what might look like a child’s playhouse. (AP)

Tiny houses, micro-apartments. They’re hot. Americans are downsizing.

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Mar 3, 2015
This July 21, 2014 photo shows strawberry banana chia breakfast smoothie in Concord, N.H. Breakfast habits in America are changing, leading to dramatic shifts in business strategy. (AP)

Food guidelines are changing. So is what we eat for breakfast. Cereal? Out of favor. Eggs? Maybe OK. And all kinds of new menus. We’ll look at Americans and breakfast.

 
Mar 3, 2015
A group of community activists in San Francisco, CA celebrate that city's February 2014 embrace of the Fair Chance Campaign's efforts to alter background checks on employment and housing for convicted criminals. (Courtesy All of Us Or None)

Is it time to stop asking job applicants if they’ve been convicted of a crime? We’ll look at employment and unemployment after prison.

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Answers To Your Questions On Black Holes
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015

Yale University’s Priyamvada Natarajan answers your black hole questions in full. (Well, most of them.)

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Want To Listen To Lead Belly? Here’s Where To Start
Monday, Mar 2, 2015

Loved our show on Lead Belly, but unsure on where you should start to listen? Jeff Place of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage offers his best picks for a beginning Lead Belly listener.

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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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