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In this Feb. 1, 2016 still photo from video, Dr. Anna Groskin, left, examines a patient at the Codman Square Health Center in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)
Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Four minutes to save American health care? We can certainly try!

Ray Suarez hosts the first hour of On Point on Friday, March 25, 2016. (Nick Andersen / WBUR)
Posted on Friday, March 25, 2016

Former Talk of the Nation host Ray Suarez guest-hosted On Point this week. It’s the first time he’s been behind a live radio microphone in almost 16 years.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance the tango with tango dancers during the State Dinner at the Centro Cultural Kirchner, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Our SoundCloud is back! (Did you miss it? We sure did). Plus, the tango.

David Cross, playing Ken Doral in a bit of the third season of "Mr. Show." (Via YouTube / HBO)
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2016

We’re big David Cross fans here at On Point. Here’s some reasons why.

In this screenshot from the National Geographic's Eagle Cam, the First Lady and President eagles sit in their nest in the Washington, D.C. National Arboretum. (Via National Geographic )
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016

Mr. President and the First Lady have a baby (their bald eagle versions, that is) and our newsletter continues apace. Have you signed up yet? (There’s still time.)

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee walks with Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 17, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016

There’s one way the next Senate — with a Democratic or Republican majority — could still consider President Barack Obama’s stalled nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland accompanied by President Barack Obama, speaks as he is introduced as Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Two top legal scholars analyze the merits of President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland.

NFL Senior Vice President of Health & Safety Policy Jeff Miller speaks at an NFL Health and Safety Press Conference on Thursday, January 29, 2015 in Phoenix. Injury data, research advances and the ways that technology augments safety measures on game day were discussed.  (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

In a first for the National Football League, a top league official appeared to formally acknowledge a link between the aggressive sport and serious head trauma.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens as President Barack Obama speaks during a bilateral news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2016

#MemeInHistory, Trudeau in D.C. and where content goes when we change topics last minute.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. acknowledges his supporters on arrival at a campaign rally, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

We look at Bernie Sanders’ big upset win over Hillary Clinton in Michigan. She was up 20 points in pre-vote polling. He beat her. What now?

May 4, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by his wife Melania, right, and daughter Ivanka, left, as he arrives for a primary night news conference, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Results from the 2016 Indiana primary. Does it cement two pathways to the nominations?

May 4, 2016
Leslie Stahl with her grandchild Jordan. (Courtesy: Leslie Stahl)

Trailblazing journalist Lesley Stahl on her new book Becoming Grandma, and the joys, the science, the struggles, the evolution of being a grandparent today.

May 3, 2016
In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, fifteen-year-old Amorette Castillo has her sensor checked before starting a series of physical activities at a University of Southern California lab in Alhambra, Calif. Scientists across the country are playing with miniature gadgets and fitting them on the overweight and obese to get an unbiased glimpse into their exercise and eating habits. The cell phone for gathering data is on her hip. (AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)

Weight loss lessons from the TV show “The Biggest Loser”. A study of the show’s contestants reveals why it’s so hard to keep off the weight we lose.

May 3, 2016
Geri Taylor, camera in tow, at the Hoover Dam in 2014. Photography had been a sideline for 30 years, but now she could really devote time to it.

We look at how one women prepares for the full onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Devoured: We Are What (And How) We Eat
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

From chicken wings to kale smoothies, we look at what we eat, and how challenging it is to eat well in America.

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‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

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