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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.

 
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, joined by other women of the Senate, prepares for a news conference on her bill, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, that would allow people with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the lower interest rates currently offered to new borrowers, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposed a new plan to change the student loan system in America, and she joined us to explain what’s at stake.

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Dr. Atul Gawande (Photo by Aubrey Calo)
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While you won’t be able to attend this Thursday’s On Point LIVE! event with Dr. Atul Gawande if you haven’t already purchased tickets, you can still participate in the conversation. Share your question with us!

 
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Sep 19, 2014
No campaigners celebrate as results come in at the Scottish independence referendum count at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh,Scotland,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)

ISIS and arming Syrian fighters. Scotland rejects independence. NFL turmoil. US troops and Ebola. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Sep 19, 2014
Joseph O'Neill (courtesy of the author)

Author of “Netherland,” novelist Joseph O’Neill is back, with “The Dog,” on globalization, capitalism, and self-discovery in Dubai.

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Sep 18, 2014
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Billionaires. We’ll look at the super super rich, and their global shaping of our world.

 
Sep 18, 2014
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After a summer of deadly clashes between Gaza and Israel, we talk to Jews on the left and right about the future of liberal Zionism. Some say it’s over.

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Talking Through The Issue Of Corporal Punishment For Kids
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

On Point dove into the debate over corporal punishment on Wednesday — as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faces charges in Texas after he allegedly hit his four-year-old son with a switch.

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Our Week In The Web: September 12, 2014
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

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Beverly Gooden on #WhyIStayed
Friday, Sep 12, 2014

Beverly Gooden — who originated the #WhyIStayed hashtag that has taken off across Twitter — joined us today for our discussion on domestic violence.

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