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Katherine Brewer

Katherine joined the On Point team in December 2012. Most recently, she was an associate producer at Washington Week with Gwen Ifill on PBS, where she helped cover the 2012 Presidential election from New Hampshire, South Carolina, and the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Katherine and the Washington Week team were nominated for a National Emmy for their coverage of the 2010 midterm elections. Previously, she was a producer for the Washington D.C. bureau of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She traveled to the Dominican Republic to co-ordinate the ABC’s coverage of the Haitian Earthquake. She also worked on their 2008 election team, reporting until 3 a.m. in Grant Park on election night 2008. She has also produced and written segments for WABC, MSNBC and WNYC in New York and WBFF and WYPR in Baltimore. For fun, she occasionally writes about food, books and religion for various publications.

A native New Yorker, Katherine graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Her other interests include: making spicy curries, churning strange ice cream flavors, backpacking in Montana, learning to ski, and exploring her new home, Boston. Follow her @KatABrew (all her views are her own.)

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Mar 6, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves as he speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Since Republicans took control of Congress two months ago, an elaborate tug of war has broken out between GOP lawmakers and Obama over who calls the shots on major issues for the next two years. (AP)

Netanyahu’s speech. Hillary Clinton’s email. Obamacare back at the high court. A stunning start to the Boston Marathon bombing trial. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Mar 6, 2015
"The Sellout" is novelist Paul Beatty's new book. (Courtesy Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)

Author Paul Beatty’s novel “The Sellout” is a satirical look at race relations in America. He joins us.

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Mar 5, 2015
One in four women use psychiatric medication. The reasons for the medication aren't always so clear. (Flickr)

Are American women being prescribed psychiatric drugs – anti-depressants, anti-psychotics — for normal emotions? We’ll hear out one psychiatrist’s bold claim.

 
Mar 5, 2015
A car passes a memorial for Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson last summer, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Ferguson. A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with the report.  (AP)

The big Justice Department report finds a pattern of racial bias in the Ferguson Police Department. Now what? We’re back in Ferguson – and beyond — for answers.

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Our Week In The Web: March 6, 2015
Friday, Mar 6, 2015

Weasels, woodpeckers and a whole bunch of sassy McCall’s dress patterns. Oh, and thoughts on the provenance of caller and guest quotes when and where we post them.

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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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