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London-based graphic artist Lucille Clerc drew this comic in response to the attacks on the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, on Wednesday, January 7 in Paris. (Lucille Clerc)
Posted on Friday, January 9, 2015

Slow-scroll through a busy week with us, will you?

 
In this photo taken Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, flyers promoting Blue Cross Blue Shield and Obama Care are on display to attract Hispanic customers at a kiosk at Compare Foods in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A caller from Texas explains why her family’s story could be a clear case study depicting the aid and errors of the Affordable Care Act.

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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)
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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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Feb 27, 2015
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, before the start of their open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.  (AP)

A US-Israel rift. A win for net neutrality. “American Sniper” verdict. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Feb 27, 2015
This image released courtesy of the Lead Belly Estate shows folk and blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. (AP)

Going back to Lead Belly. The blues legend is back. His influences, as big as ever.

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Feb 27, 2015
This image released courtesy of the Lead Belly Estate shows folk and blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. (AP)

Going back to Lead Belly. The blues legend is back. His influences, as big as ever.

 
Feb 27, 2015
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, before the start of their open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.  (AP)

A US-Israel rift. A win for net neutrality. “American Sniper” verdict. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Our Week In The Web: February 27, 2015
Friday, Feb 27, 2015

We won’t lead you into a debate on the color of #TheDress (it’s blue and black, end of debate), but we do wonder about the blurring lines between so-called Internet culture and general popular culture. Also, it’s snowing in Boston. Still.

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Two Congressmen Weigh In On DHS Funding
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland present their views on the ongoing Congressional budget fight over Department of Homeland Security funding. (Spoiler: They do not agree on a resolution of the crisis).

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Our Week In The Web: February
Friday, Feb 20, 2015

We explain what happened with the old podcast feed this week and last, share some other Oscar categories and reminisce about the golden days of Double Rainbows and Honey Badgers who just don’t care.

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