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A sampling of On Point Radio's favorite books of 2014. (Courtesy the publishers)
Posted on Friday, December 5, 2014

The On Point Radio staff selects our personal favorites from a busy year in books.

 
In this Wednesday December 11, 2013 file photo, a Syrian refugee woman with her children prepares food near her tent as a heavy snowstorm batters the region, in a camp for Syrians who fled their country’s civil war, in the Chouf mountain town of Ketermaya, Lebanon. (AP)
Posted on Thursday, December 4, 2014

Want to help alleviate the hunger crisis in Syria, Lebanon and other countries around the world? We’ve collected a list of charities where you can donate.

 
carrots
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Our three Thanksgiving chefs offer up their best bets for delicious, last-minute holiday helpers, including a crunchy celery salad and maple glazed carrots.

 
On Point producer Katherine Brewer is ready to welcome you to our Boston newsroom this spring. (Karen Shiffman / WBUR)
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014

Have you ever thought about interning with On Point Radio? Good news: your time is now!

 
President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.  (AP)
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

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Pedestrians walk along a snow-covered street on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Lancaster, N.Y. Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow mounds with another storm looming. (AP)
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We offer a panel of hand-drawn digital sheep, and wonder how to best lead the rest of you to programs that matter.

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In this May 1, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with then nominee for Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP)
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014

The Explicast dives into tech policy territory with a quick look at the real meaning of a complicated bit of tech policy known as ‘Net Neutrality.’

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Snow falls on the Curly Lambeau statue at Lambeau Field, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. A frigid blast of air is moving into the mainland U.S. thanks to a powerful storm that hit Alaska with hurricane-force winds over the weekend. (AP)
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On why we tweet, what we like and a Miley Cyrus and “Serial” theme song mashup you never knew you needed.

 
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping drink a toast at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Obama is on a state visit after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

After a landmark agreement between the US and China on climate change policy and clean energy development, a recent On Point guest reflects on what’s important in this new deal.

 
Taylor Swift performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in New York. (AP)
Posted on Friday, November 7, 2014

Sure, Taylor Swift just sold nearly 1.3 million copies of her newest album in one week of sales. But how can the rest of us manage that? The Explicast explains.

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Jan 29, 2015
Mike Johnson, a sales manager at a local Honda car dealership, walks past a row of Honda CRV SUVs Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz.  (AP)

Is it the next subprime scandal? Banking giants piling into high-interest auto loans for the poor. We’ll investigate.

Jan 29, 2015
This Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 a street side memorial with a painted portrait of Ezell Ford near where he was shot when police confronted him on Aug. 11, 2014, on a street near his home in South Los Angeles. (AP)

The author of “Ghettoside” takes us deep into murder and law enforcement in minority neighborhoods. We want your story.

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Did our sense of taste make us human? From evolution to culture, a new book explores the science and perception of flavor.

 
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Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Pellissippi State Community College Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP)

The promise of free community college. What it might mean for our economy and our fraying social contract.

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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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