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The On Point staff gathers with guest host John Donvan at the end of the week. (WBUR)
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014

On Point needs interns for the fall. Could YOU be one of them?

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In this Monday, May 19, 2014 photo, ceramist and Airbnb host Jonathan Entler, top left, and his daughter Ruby, top right, talk to guests, James Green, bottom left, and Camille Smithwick from Manchester, U.K., at their Echo Park home in Los Angeles. (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

On Point wants YOUR stories of summer travel in the age of the shared economy!

 
Fans cheer for the U.S. during the Brazil 2014 World Cup viewing party at Soldier Field on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Chicago. Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1. (AP)
Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2014

We talk about section excerpts, cultural production and the enduring magic of #USMNT. Happy Fourth of July, everybody!

 
A scene from the 2013 Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX. (Courtesy Texas Book Festival)
Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What does reading Texas even mean? We try to help you out, with an assist from Houston Chronicle book editor Maggie Galehouse.

 
Dana Cain, director of the Denver County Fair, shows a poster advertising the fair at a print shop in Denver, Monday Jan. 27, 2014.
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014

We probably didn’t answer all of your questions about Colorado’s six months of legal, recreational marijuana sales in our hour today. Thankfully, a Denver Post editor’s main job is to do just that. Some resources for the pot-curious.

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Some of the WBUR staff watch the US Men's National Team's final game of group play in the Brazil World Cup on Thursday, June 26, 2014. The US lost 1-0 to Germany, but both teams advanced on to the next round of the tournament. (Nick Andersen / WBUR)
Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

Even WBUR took a break to watch #USMNT lose to Germany but advance in the World Cup in Brazil. We also reflect on a few days of vacation time and direct you to gifs featuring kale. #kalephate

 
In this 2009 file photo, Dr. Joel Policzer checks on Lillian Landry in the hospice wing of an Oakland Park, Fla. hospital. Unlike most of Policzer's patients she made end-of-life decisions. (AP File)
Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Not all non-profits are good, not all for-profits are bad: the producer behind our program on profits and problems in the American end-of-life-care industry shares some thoughts after the broadcast.

 
Armadillo Taka snuffles on a ball during the TV recording of an oracle for the upcoming match Germany vs Ghana at the World Cup 2014 in the zoo in Erfurt, Germany, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP)
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Oh yes — we’re real, and we’re spectacular. Plus, sad soccer players and one sports-indiscriminate armadillo.

 
Roz Chast's darkly comic graphic memoir, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" appears on all three of our summer 2014 books show guest lists. (Bloomsbury USA)
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014

Our summer books show guests share their top picks for your reading list this year, and we include your top picks from during the show and our web comments.

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Brazil soccer fans wearing hats made of watermelons pose for a photo as they wait for the start of the World Cup soccer game between Brazil and Croatia inside the FIFA Fan fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP)
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2014

We give a little look under the hood a week into a new way of sharing stories on our Facebook page, and let you know that it’s sometimes okay to wear a watermelon as a hat.

 
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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with Mark Wilson, event political speaker chairperson, with his wife Elain Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., Saturday, August 4, 2012. (AP)

Nine weeks counting now to the midterm elections. We’ll look at the key races and the stakes.

Sep 2, 2014
Confederate spymaster Rose O'Neal Greenhow, pictured with her daughter "Little" Rose in Washington, D.C.'s Old Capitol Prison in 1862. (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

True stories of daring women during the Civil War. Best-selling author Karen Abbott shares their exploits in a new book: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.”

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) recovers a fumble by Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson (3) in the second quarter of the NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP)

One outspoken fan’s reluctant manifesto against football, and the big push to reform the game.

 
Sep 1, 2014
This Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows a mural in in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago dedicated to the history of the Pullman railcar company and the significance for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP)

On Labor Day, we’ll check in on the American labor force, with labor activist Van Jones, and more.

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Our Week In The Web: August 29, 2014
Friday, Aug 29, 2014

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

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Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

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Poutine Whoppers? Why Burger King Is Bailing Out For Canada
Tuesday, Aug 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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