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In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, audience members hold signs appealing for jobs as they attend a Democratic news conference about extending unemployment insurance benefits/ (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Stock market moves? Global unrest? One caller during our economic show could care less.

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A Filipino watches a fireworks display at the Quezon Memorial Circle in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.  (AP)
Posted on Friday, January 2, 2015

A look back at the shows that you clicked ‘play’ on repeatedly in 2014, and a hopeful prognosis for the year yet to come.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin seen gesturing in a camera viewfinder during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.  (AP)
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014

Rage, shortlinks and things you people seem to be into, we guess. Also, Putin.

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Comedian Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago. (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Beverly Johnson accused comedian Bill Cosby of drugging her in a high-profile Vanity Fair column. She tells us why she waited so long to share her story, and why it was even harder to share now.

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Britain's Prince William, second from right, talks with rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z , far right, as Kate, left, the Duchess of Cambridge, chats with Jay Z's wife, entertainer Beyonce, foreground center, during an NBA basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center in New York, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (AP)
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014

On listener engagement, the meeting of trans-Atlantic royalty and the elusive origins of the chicken. (We promise this feed hasn’t been taken over the BBC…yet)

 
Blues guitarist Quinn Sullivan. (Courtesy the Artist)
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fifteen-year old Quinn Sullivan is a humble, “ordinary” high school sophomore. But he’s also a blues guitar phenom. He brought his talents to the On Point studio today.

 
In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, a person carries a sign inscribed with, "I can't breathe," during in a protest in response to the grand jury's decision in the Eric Garner case, in Times Square in New York. (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

What do you want to see in the ongoing national ‘conversation’ on race? What voices do you want to hear?

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Singer-songwriter Brandy Clark has been writing hit songs for years. '12 Stories' is her debut solo album. (Shore Fire Media)
Posted on Monday, December 8, 2014

We’re not saying their appearance on our program necessarily made these six Grammy nominees winners-in-waiting, but we’re also not saying it didn’t help.

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Dominic Tortolano, 4, of Smithfield, R.I., checks inside Santa's mailbox at the Macy's Believe launch event at Macy's department store on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Warwick, Rhode Island.  (AP)
Posted on Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas time is almost here, more or less, and children everywhere are busy drafting their letters to Santa. But after the United States Postal Service picks those letters up, what happens next? Our spinoff explainer podcast, The Explicast, did some postal sleuthing to find out.

 
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair (R) and his wife, Cherie Blair, wish you a strained and uncomfortable holiday season. (Vanity Fair / Twitter)
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Tony Blair wishes you very Merry Christmas (OR ELSE), and we talk Facebook posts and books.

 
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Leader of Syriza left-wing party Alexis Tsipras speaks to his supporters outside Athens University Headquarters, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. A triumphant Alexis Tsipras told Greeks that his radical left Syriza party's win in Sunday's early general election meant an end to austerity and humiliation and that the country's regular and often fraught debt inspections were a thing of the past. (AP)

A leftist victory in Greece, and anti-austerity pushback across Europe. We’ll ask where this goes.

Jan 27, 2015
As any ant knows, building a reliable team can be hard. (Flickr / Guildmn20)

From Silicon Valley to your office, some teams work better – and smarter – than others. We’ll look at the surprising reasons why.

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Jan 26, 2015
Frederick Daniel Hardy's "Baby's Birthday" (1867) shows a typical Victorian English family at home.  (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

Brush your teeth with soot, stay away from water, wear a steel corset. We’ll talk with the author of “How to be a Victorian.” Strange ways from another age.

 
Jan 26, 2015
Yemeni protesters gather during a demonstration to show their support to Houthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.  (AP)

Yemen in turmoil, a new king in Saudi Arabia. We’ll look at what’s next for the Arabian Peninsula. Plus: the President’s trip to the Indian subcontinent.

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Our Week In The Web: January 23, 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

New thoughts on Facebook, new analysis of State of the Union twitter activity and new weekend excitement. New! And exciting!

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Meet On Point’s Interns: Spring 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

Good news! We have interns, and they are wonderful, and here they are for the spring term. Meet them digitally, right here.

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Caller To Author Ron Rash: ‘You Cared About People Like Me’
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

An unexpected caller from South Carolina brings back guest Ron Rash’s years as a community college professor in a movingly real way.

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