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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014

As the number of dead in the Oso, Washington mudslide disaster countinue to mount, take a look at the ground game in Washington state.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The President spoke in Brussels, Belgium today in a joint press conference with leaders of the European Union. CBS News’ Major Garrett was there, and brings us this report.

 
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Where did Chinese tech giants Alibaba and Tencent get their very English — and kind of unusual — names? We looked into it with Quartz reporter Lily Kuo.

 
Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014

In light of the pending “Orca Welfare and Safety Act” currently in debate, representatives from SeaWorld provided us with this prepared statement.

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Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014

Where do you look when you’re trying to find a good children’s book? Do you turn to the books of your childhood? Do you turn to Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton? We did both, and the results are right here.

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We had LeVar Burton on to talk books this week, plus a bunch of really moving and powerful original poetry. Internet, make this week explode already. (Plus, Duke lost. Not everybody can win all the time).

 
Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014

There’s no easy answer for how and why to engage in serious prison reform in this country, but NCPR reporter Brian Mann has a good handle on the potential and possibility.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

If our program on Syria’s human rights crisis compelled you to donate for Syrian relief efforts, here’s included a list of links and info for easy donation.

 
Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Our guest Malcolm London might only be 20 years old, but he delivers a powerful poetic punch, Hear London read some of his work and read some of his moving original poetry.

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Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014

The moral of this week’s story is: if you call in to On Point enough, your local alt-weekly will write a profile of you. The real deal with Carl From Nashville, plus selfies, Flight 370, and much, much more.

 
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Apr 23, 2014
In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, in New York. Aereo is one of several startups created to deliver traditional media over the Internet without licensing agreements. (AP)

The Supreme Court looks at Aereo, the little startup that could cut your cable cord and up-end TV as we’ve known it. We look at the battle. Plus: a state ban on affirmative action in college admissions is upheld. We’ll examine the implications.

Apr 23, 2014
Attendees of the 2013 Argentina International Coaching Federation meet for networking and coaching training. (ICF)

The booming business of life coaches. Everybody seems to have one these days. Therapists are feeling the pinch. We look at the life coach craze.

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Apr 22, 2014
This undated handout photo, taken in 2001, provided by the Museum of the Rockies shows a bronze cast of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as the Wankel T.rex, in front of the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. (AP)

As a new Tyrannosaurus Rex arrives at the Smithsonian, we’ll look at its home – pre-historic Montana – and the age when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

 
Apr 22, 2014
Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in the town of Suwayrah, 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 21, 2014. Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed and wounded dozens on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month. (AP)

We look at Iraq now, two years after Americans boots marched out. New elections next week, and the country on the verge of all-out civil war.

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The Week In Seven Soundbites: April 18, 2014
Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Holy week with an unholy shooter. South Koreans scramble to save hundreds. Putin plays to the crowd in questioning. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

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Our Week In The Web: April 18, 2014
Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Space moon oceans, Gabriel García Márquez and the problems with depressing weeks in the news. Also: important / unnecessary infographics that help explain everyone’s favorite 1980′s power ballad.

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Some Tools And Tricks For College Financial Aid
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Some helpful links and tools for navigating FAFSA and other college financial aid tools.

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