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Apparently, it's Bill Murray Day today, and Canada. Gets. It. (Steve Murray / National Post)
Posted on Friday, September 5, 2014

Bill Murray Day, diving into tricky topical territory and public media support, in parody.

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US actors and comedians Joan Rivers and Robin Williams backstage at the Wimbledon Theatre after a charity performance in aid of the Prince's Trust charity, in London, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008. (AP)
Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Comedian Joan Rivers, who died this week at 81, remembers fellow comedian Robin Williams in an On Point broadcast from August 12, 2014.

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This June 30, 2014 photo shows cheese stuffed tomatoes in Concord, N.H. (AP)
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Low-fat? Low-carb? Something in between? What our medical and nutrition experts told us about the best food choices for a healthy diet.

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Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott talks with students before holding a news conference with Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, at Southside Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Miami. (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The five most interesting races of the 2014 midterm election cycle, per our panel of expert national political correspondents.

 
Beyonce on stage with Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy as she accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.  (AP)
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

 
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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Oct 2, 2014
Kurds in Turkey look over the border with Syria toward the embattled town of Kobani. (David Takaki / Twitter)

ISIS and the battle for control of the Syrian town of Kobani. The Kurds have it. ISIS wants it. The US is bombing. We’ll look at the lessons of the battle for Kobani.

Oct 2, 2014
Duluth, Minnesota's Canal Park Lakewalk, shown here in 2005. (Jacob Norlund / Creative Commons)

What makes a good place to live in America today? We’ll talk with the people who size up our cities and towns.

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Oct 1, 2014
Actress Eva Longoria, center, Henry R. Munoz III, co-founder of the Latino Victory Project, left, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, are seated at an event launching The Latino Victory Project, a Latino political action committee, at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP)

Latino America. It is very large and growing very fast. How will it move the country?

 
Oct 1, 2014
Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain in a main street near the government headquarters in Hong Kong late Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. (AP)

China, democracy and Hong Kong. They’re in the streets in Hong Kong with their “Umbrella Revolution.” What now?

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Transcript: Taking A Close Look At America’s Police Force
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014

A partial transcript of our panel conversation with experts on the modern American police force.

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Transcript: Peter Thiel Wants Us All To Go From ‘Zero To One’
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Entrepreneur Peter Thiel on innovation, technological failure and humanity’s uncertain future.

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Transcript: Sexual Violence Under ISIS Control
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

A transcript from our September 25, 2014 conversation on the Islamic State and sexual violence.

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