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Posted on Friday, June 5, 2015

What movies should you watch this summer? Our guest critics offer their picks for the best films of summer 2015 here.

 
The on-demand economy is largely centered in California's Silicon Valley / Bay Area, but the use and influence is spreading. (Via The Wall Street Journal)
Posted on Monday, June 1, 2015

Want an Uber-style service for your laundry? Your groceries? A massage? Good news! There already is one.

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In this picture taken from a cell phone video, hotel employees hold a blanket to hide the identity of a person led out of a side entrance of the Baur au Lac hotel to a waiting car in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP)
Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015

FIFAs gotta FIF, and other highlights from the soccer-filled week of news. Plus, we discuss how none of you really seemed all that concerned about a last-minute topic change.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Larry called in from Lawrenceburg, KY and told us he was once a member of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, a mid-Atlantic biker gang. He didn’t sugar coat the facts as he explained the draw of the brotherhood and what makes the outlaw motorcycle corner the underworld go round.

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield face each other during an official weigh-in Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Holladay, Utah. Romney and Holyfield are set to square off at a charity fight on Friday, May 15, in Salt Lake City.  (AP)
Posted on Friday, May 15, 2015

We cancel a few hours and suddenly all of you get convinced of a global radio conspiracy! Plus, dragon zoos.

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In this May 2, 2015 photo provided by Tundi and Nate Brady, their 5-year-old son, Dexter, plays at home in Iowa City, Iowa. Born 16 weeks premature, he spent five months in a neonatal intensive care unit after birth and is now a healthy 5 1/2-year-old whose only major medical issue is needing oxygen when he sleeps. "We were so lucky," his Tundi says. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One caller shares her own story of an extremely premature birth. Her daughter, born at 22 1/2 weeks in 2012, was taken off life support after seven days.

 
This June 11, 2014 file photo shows Facebook's "like" symbol at the entrance to the company's campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to send their friends money using the social network’s Messenger app, the company announced Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP)
Posted on Monday, May 11, 2015

What happened to the NSA reform show? Or the Chris Hedges interview? Good news: they’re still happening. (Tomorrow, May 12th, not today).

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Besides the rather disturbing flecks of blood / Labour Party votes in the image on the left, this representation of this week's UK General Election isn't necessarily wrong. (Alex McLaughlan / Twitter)
Posted on Friday, May 8, 2015

LIvestreaming, the not-so-dramatic UK General Election and playing classic piano hits from the comfort of your own desktop.

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The entrance to Barnard Hall at Columbia University's Barnard College. (WikiCommons)
Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A collection of On Point staffers share their own memories of college thesis research and writing from back when it mattered to them.

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This headline / picture is not real. But we kind of wish that it was. (Twitter / NYTimes)
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

What happens when we change show topics last minute, and also what happens when a New York Times headline seems to accuse Kristie Alley of being responsible for the infamous George Washington Bridge lane closures.

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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.

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.

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Jul 2, 2015
In this file photo, Judy Blume attends LA Times Festival of Books, Saturday, April. 21, 2012, at the USC Campus in Los Angeles.  (AP)

Beloved children’s author Judy Blume is writing for adults again – on disaster. Judy Blume joins us.

 
Jul 2, 2015
This file image taken from a militant website associated with Islamic State extremists, posted Saturday, May 23, 2015, purports to show a suicide bomber, with the Arabic bar below reading: "Urgent: The heroic martyr Abu Amer al-Najdi, the attacker of the (Shiite) temple in Qatif", which the Islamic State group's radio station claimed responsibility for.  (AP)

A big, provocative look at the sophisticated online efforts of ISIS to recruit and lure Westerners to their cause.

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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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Quick Note On Rebroadcasting Today
Thursday, Jun 18, 2015

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

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