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The recently deceased Blosom (pictured here with her owner, Patty Meads-Hanson) was listed as the tallest living cow by Guiness World Records. (CBC / Guiness World Records)
Posted on Friday, July 3, 2015

We made a lot of last-minute programming changes these past few weeks, and you stuck around with us through it all. Thanks!

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The first Presidential debates for the 2016 campaign season are set to begin this August, and Twitter / Photoshop legend Darth has been having fun tracking the potential entrants on his account. (Darth / Twitter)
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Who is running for President, anyway? We attempt to help you figure it out.

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Two Norwegian women mourn the vandalism of their community puppet theater in Opland, Norway. (Courtesy 
Oppland Arbeiderblad)
Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015

Why our broadcast changed in different markets this week, and a closer look at a puppet theatre vandalism in rural Norway. (Really).

 
The steeple of Emanuel AME Church rises above the street as a police officer tells a car to move as the area is closed off following Wednesday's shooting, Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Charleston, S.C.  (AP)
Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015

A quick note regarding today’s shifting schedule of broadcasts.

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The US Women's National Team will advance out of group play at the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada. But what comes after? (Courtesy US Soccer)
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2015

Good news! You can watch the 2015 Women’s World Cup on basic broadcast TV. Bad news: we can’t quite predict if the American team is going to make it all the way to the July 5 championship game.

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In this Monday, June 8, 2015 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama at Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, during the G-7 summit. (AP)
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2015

How many tweets is too many, and is President Obama REALLY a bench-bound #manspreader?

 
On Point host Tom Ashbrook shares a laugh with author and advice columnist Cheryl Strayed at the 2015 iteration of On Point LIVE at the Paramount Theatre in Boston. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015

If you’re saying to yourself, “Where’s Cheryl?” this morning, you’re not alone! We explain. (TLDR, the On Point LIVE interview will instead air tomorrow, Friday June 12, at 11 am).

 
This Feb. 11, 2014 file photo shows an airline passenger waiting for his rescheduled flight to Orlando under the departure board showing hundreds of cancellations at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Looking for low-price airfare this summer travel season? So is AirFareWatchDog’s George Hobica. New regulations are making that harder to do.

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Writer -- and WBUR advice podcaster -- Cheryl Strayed. (Photo Joni Kabana)
Posted on Monday, June 8, 2015

We’re excited to host Cheryl Strayed for this Wednesday’s On Point LIVE taping in Boston’s Paramount Theatre. We hope to see you there, but even if you can’t make it, you can still participate!

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It’s summer — kind of — which means we have a brand new crop of interns. Meet our new crew!

 
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Jul 6, 2015
President Barack Obama speaks during services honoring the life of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Charleston, S.C., at the College of Charleston TD Arena. Pinckney was one of the nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church last week in Charleston.  (AP)

How should we talk about faith and God in these uncertain times? We put that tough question—and more—to a roundtable of religious thinkers.

Jul 6, 2015
A still from the upcoming documentary film, "Tough Love." (Courtesy PBS / The Filmmakers)

An intimate look at the foster care system from the perspective of two families struggling to reunite with their children.

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Jul 3, 2015
Harmonica master Howard Levy, in a photo dated February 2012. (Courtesy the Artist)

Harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy tears it up with us. From Bach to the blues.

 
Jul 3, 2015
Demonstrators shout slogans during a rally organized by supporters of the YES vote for the upcoming referendum in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Greece's European creditors were assessing a last-minute proposal Athens made for a new two-year rescue deal, submitted just hours before the country's international bailout program expires and it loses access to billions of euros in funds. (AP)

Overtime pay. Diplomatic ties with Cuba. Greece defaults. Iran deadline missed. Chris Christie jumps in. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Our Week In The Web: July 3, 2015
Friday, Jul 3, 2015

We made a lot of last-minute programming changes these past few weeks, and you stuck around with us through it all. Thanks!

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Election 2016: Who Exactly Is Running For President?
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

Who is running for President, anyway? We attempt to help you figure it out.

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Our Week In The Web: June 19, 2015
Friday, Jun 19, 2015

Why our broadcast changed in different markets this week, and a closer look at a puppet theatre vandalism in rural Norway. (Really).

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