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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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TODAY
Nov 24, 2014
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.  (AP)

We’ll look at privacy, security, and the battle heating up between intelligence agencies and tech companies that are moving to encrypt your communication.

Nov 24, 2014
Homeless people stay with their belongings under the Pontchartrain Expressway overpass in New Orleans, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The city’s health department put up notices Monday giving the estimated 150 homeless people 72 hours to leave the area. (AP)

Smashing the assumptions about what it’s really like to live in poverty in America.

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Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

 
Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Calling All Interns, Calling All Interns
Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Have you ever thought about interning with On Point Radio? Good news: your time is now!

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The Explicast, Episode Six: What Does A White House Press Correspondent Do?
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

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Our Week In The Web: November 21, 2014
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We offer a panel of hand-drawn digital sheep, and wonder how to best lead the rest of you to programs that matter.

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