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Employee Sean Mason hangs decorations and flags outside The Robin Hood public house in Jarrow, England, Monday, June 9, 2014 to create a display for the World Cup 2014 soccer tournament which starts Thursday.  (AP)
Posted on Monday, June 9, 2014

In case you weren’t already scoping out all the neighborhood bars with spare TV sets, we’ve figured out how you can watch the entirety of the World Cup from the comfort of your own TV / computer / smartphone.

 
Volunteer Layal Rabat from the Phoenix Restoration Project brings water, food and diapers to Central-American women and their children dropped off at the Greyhound bus station in Phoenix, Thursday, May 29, 2014. (AP)
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Want to help solo child migrants to the United States but unsure where to look? We assembled a list of resources and organizations providing support for the crowds of young migrants arriving in America.

 
Sister Cristina Scuccia poses with the trophy and holding the cross on the stage after winning the final of the Italian version of the TV talent show "The Voice" in Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 5, 2014. With her full habit, sensible shoes and cheering nuns in her camp, Sister Cristina Scuccia made it to Thursday's finals of the Italian version of "The Voice" after capturing attention, and millions of YouTube viewers, with her first-round performance in March.  (AP)
Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014

Sister Cristina wins big, we reflect on links and social sharing and a very excited caller reminds us all about the magic of three-martini dinners.

 
Major Henry "Duke" Boswell, former communications sergeant in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and a D-Day Veteran. (Still courtesy Valor Studios)
Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014

American D-Day Veteran Major Henry “Duke” Boswell reflects on the 70th Anniversary of the Allied Invasion of France.

 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy gestures during an announcement of a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, Monday, June 2, 2014, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

What do the newly proposed EPA regulations mean for coal-powered energy? For coal miners? For the nation’s energy policy? We dig in to the proposals and the timeline

 
The On Point staff gathers with guest host John Donvan at the end of the week. (WBUR)
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014

We say goodbye to this week’s guest host John Donvan, reflect on making our comment pages safe spaces for users and look back at some really terrible / epic costuming choices in community musical theatrical productions nationwide.

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In this April 30, 2014 photo, Erin Kling, center, teaches her pre-kindergarten students, at Stafford Elementary School in Tacoma, Wash. (AP)
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014

A former longtime Massachusetts public school teacher tells us why she’s left her classroom after 20 years of changing educational standards.

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Maya Angelou answers questions at her portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Washington, DC.  She passed away on May 28, 2014 at age 86. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We listen back to a 2010 interview with Maya Angelou after her friend Lena Horne passed away. On this, the day of Angelou’s passing, many of her words ring especially true.

 
Sister Colleen Gibson (on the right) at the beginning of the Candidacy II phase at the Sisters of St. Joseph in Philadelphia, PA. (Courtesy Sisters of St. Joseph)
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Guest Sister Colleen Gibson reflects on her conversation with guest host John Donvan about her choice to serve as a nun and the unexpected magic of live radio interviews.

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House subcommittee of Federal Workforce,US Postal Service and the Census Chairman Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, holds up a letter about sequestration effects, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, during a joint hearing on sequestration held by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs, and the subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census.  (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Republican and Democratic Congressman got together on our air and agreed — the US Postal Service has serious problems.

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Aug 1, 2014
A close up of newspaper front pages focusing on the Ebola outbreak, including a newspaper, left, reading 'Burn all bodies' in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa. (AP)

Israel-Gaza conflict heats up. The House votes to sue Obama. Ebola spreads in Africa. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Aug 1, 2014
Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero make up the popular rhythmic guitar duo, Rodrigo y Gabriela. (Peter O'Neill)

Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela bring a heavy metal flavor to flamenco guitar. We’ll listen.

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A comical sign suggest the modern workplace is anything but collegial . (KW Reinsch / Flickr)

When the boss is a bad apple. How some pretty dark traits can push some to the top.

 
Jul 31, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  (AP)

The US and Europe face off against Russia. Are we looking at Cold War II? Something hotter?

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Criticism, Conservatism And Dinesh D’Souza
Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

Best-selling conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza and On Point host Tom Ashbrook disagree about what makes America great…or do they?

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This 15-Year-Old Caller Is Really Disappointed With Congress
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

In which a 15-year-old caller from Nashville expertly and elegantly analyzes our bickering, mostly ineffective 113th Congress.

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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