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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.

 
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014

The very latest on the missing Malaysia Airways Flight 370.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

As Japan — and the world — marks the third anniversary of the devastating Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, many say that the biggest problems for the troubled plant are still on the horizon.

 
This Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 photo shows the Dakota Gasification Synfuels Plant in Beulah, N.D. (AP)
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014

Export U.S. natural gas on the global stage? Why not, say energy executives.

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Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014

You went comment-crazy for a few very different stories this week. Who knew you all loved plastic banjo-shaped maple syrup jars?

 
Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014

In which Chronicle of Higher Education senior writer Eric Hoover walks us through the revised version of the SAT.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

We collected the live on-air music stylings of banjo master Tony Trischka so you didn’t have to. Take a listen, and get your toes a’ tappin’.

 
Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

You might be asking the On Point staff: Why spend time working through the intricacies of tax code in the hypothetical when the very real tax day deadline is fast approaching?

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Two reporters give On Point the latest news from Ukraine’s capital city and embattled Crimean peninsula.

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A pro-Russian soldier stands by a billboard with a map of Crimea and bearing the words "Autonomous Republic of Crimea" in the port of Kerch, Ukraine, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP)
Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014

What’s the toughest thing that the international community can do as Russia makes military moves in Ukraine? And what’s the mood on the ground in the Crimea? We hear from two reporters with the latest.

 
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Apr 24, 2014
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, left, talks with Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Covina at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 21, 2014. Hernandez proposed a constitutional amendment that would ask voters to again allow public colleges to use race and ethnicity when considering college applicants. The proposal stalled this year after backlash from Asian Americans. (AP)

California as Exhibit A for what happens when a state bans affirmative action in college admissions. We’ll look at race, college and California.

Apr 24, 2014
A Buddhist monk lights the funeral pyre of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, during his funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 21, 2014.  (AP)

A Sherpa boycott on Everest after a deadly avalanche. We’ll look at climbing, culture, life, death and money at the top of the world.

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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.

 
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.

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Up At Everest Base Camp, ‘People Still Don’t Know The Ramifications’
Thursday, Apr 24, 2014

With a satellite phone call from Mount Everest’s Base Camp, climber and filmmaker David Breashears informs us that the Everest climbing season “is over.”

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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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