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Former New England Patriots NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe smiles following a news conference on the front steps of the Statehouse, in Boston, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Bledsoe, who now operates a winery in Washington state, lobbied Massachusetts lawmakers Thursday to lift the state's ban on direct shipments of wine from out-of-state producers. (AP)
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

 
A Tim Hortons' coffee cup is seen in New York, Wednesday, July 22, 2009.  (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Why is Burger King buying a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain? (We’ll give you a hint: tax rates).

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Beryl Lipton, left, douses Matt Lee during the ice bucket challenge at Boston's Copley Square, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 to raise funds and awareness for ALS.  (AP)
Posted on Friday, August 22, 2014

There’s no hidden agenda to the difference between most people’s Facebook and Twitter feeds this week. Just a hidden type of emotional content and case use. Digiday’s John McDermott explains.

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An image of Earth from the International Space Station. (Reid Wiseman / Twitter)
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On mixed media messaging, Spotify serendipity and a view of Earth from the International Space Station.

 
The cover image from Stephanie Wu's book "The Roommates." (Picador USA)
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

We asked, and you delivered: some of the best roommate stories from across our many listener input channels.

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Protesters in Ferguson, MO ride a "Thomas the Tank Engine" float during a mass demonstration on Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Twitter / Lynden Steele)
Posted on Friday, August 15, 2014

On Pinterest, Thomas the Tank Engine and surprising population trends from around the country. Also, words on why we respond to your words, tweets and Facebook posts.

 
When we first tried to talk to Nickel Creek, they looked like this. Would you believe they're in their 30s now? (Courtesy Nickel Creek)
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Nickel Creek shares three live (well, mostly) tracks from their interview with On Point Radio.

 
Robin Williams performs at the 6th Annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert for injured service members and veterans on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in New York.
Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

We collect and share your memories of the gifted comic actor and American icon, Robin Williams. Williams died this Monday at age of 63.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A fan calls in to thank Melissa Etheridge for her music — and tell her that her stories transcend politics.

 
A worker begins the task of cleaning up at least an inch of water covering the playing floor at Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard caused flooding that inundated several areas of the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP)
Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014

On the different levels of Internet, knee-jerk anger and the wisdom of Samuel Beckett meshed with the cuteness of a kitten.

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Sep 22, 2014
President Barack Obama gestures during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP/Evan Vucci)

A tough, critical examination of US plans to take on ISIS. Strategy in the hot seat.

Sep 22, 2014
Demonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York during the People's Climate March Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP/Jason DeCrow)

Big climate protests in New York before a big UN summit. Activist and author Naomi Klein says change the economy or die. She’s with us.

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Sep 19, 2014
No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

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Our Week In The Web: September 19, 2014
Friday, Sep 19, 2014

Lots of big, contentious topics on the show this week — from Zionism to early education, corporal punishment to development in the Grand Canyon.

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Talking Through The Issue Of Corporal Punishment For Kids
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

On Point dove into the debate over corporal punishment on Wednesday — as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faces charges in Texas after he allegedly hit his four-year-old son with a switch.

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Our Week In The Web: September 12, 2014
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

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