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Major Henry "Duke" Boswell, former communications sergeant in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and a D-Day Veteran. (Still courtesy Valor Studios)
Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014

American D-Day Veteran Major Henry “Duke” Boswell reflects on the 70th Anniversary of the Allied Invasion of France.

 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy gestures during an announcement of a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, Monday, June 2, 2014, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

What do the newly proposed EPA regulations mean for coal-powered energy? For coal miners? For the nation’s energy policy? We dig in to the proposals and the timeline

 
The On Point staff gathers with guest host John Donvan at the end of the week. (WBUR)
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014

We say goodbye to this week’s guest host John Donvan, reflect on making our comment pages safe spaces for users and look back at some really terrible / epic costuming choices in community musical theatrical productions nationwide.

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In this April 30, 2014 photo, Erin Kling, center, teaches her pre-kindergarten students, at Stafford Elementary School in Tacoma, Wash. (AP)
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2014

A former longtime Massachusetts public school teacher tells us why she’s left her classroom after 20 years of changing educational standards.

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Maya Angelou answers questions at her portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Washington, DC.  She passed away on May 28, 2014 at age 86. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We listen back to a 2010 interview with Maya Angelou after her friend Lena Horne passed away. On this, the day of Angelou’s passing, many of her words ring especially true.

 
Sister Colleen Gibson (on the right) at the beginning of the Candidacy II phase at the Sisters of St. Joseph in Philadelphia, PA. (Courtesy Sisters of St. Joseph)
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Guest Sister Colleen Gibson reflects on her conversation with guest host John Donvan about her choice to serve as a nun and the unexpected magic of live radio interviews.

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House subcommittee of Federal Workforce,US Postal Service and the Census Chairman Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, holds up a letter about sequestration effects, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, during a joint hearing on sequestration held by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs, and the subcommittee on Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and the Census.  (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Republican and Democratic Congressman got together on our air and agreed — the US Postal Service has serious problems.

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Country artist Cole Swindell, with Sirius XM country music programming director John Marks. (Parker Young / Sirius XM)
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014

A listener and music-watcher in Nashville shares a thoughtful response to our conversation on country music and modern sound.

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A truck moving millions of bees along I-95 outside of Newark, Delaware overturned on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, unleashing the buzzy contents out into the air. (AP)
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We talk about web metrics and conversation in the digital space, and share a brand new podcast from our friends over at WNYC’s Studio 360. (It’s about the magic art of GIF giving, so you should probably listen to it already).

 
Human serum antibodies react with MERS-CoV-infected Vero cells, indicating the patient has been infected with MERS-CoV. (CDC)
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014

We try and answer some of your questions about the MERS virus — where it is, what it looks like and what to do about all those camels.

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Aug 20, 2014
A man holds his hands up in the street after a standoff with police Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. (AP)

A deep read on Ferguson, Missouri and what we’re seeing about race, class, hope and fear in America.

Aug 20, 2014
In this Oct. 21, 2013 file photo, a monarch butterfly lands on a confetti lantana plant in San Antonio. A half-century ago Monarch butterflies, tired, hungry and bursting to lay eggs, found plenty of nourishment flying across Texas. Native white-flowering balls of antelope milkweed covered grasslands, growing alongside nectar-filled wildflowers. But now, these orange-and-black winged butterflies find mostly buildings, manicured lawns and toxic, pesticide-filled plants. (AP)

This year’s monarch butterfly migration is the smallest ever recorded. We’ll ask why. It’s a big story. Plus: how climate change is creating new hybridized species.

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Aug 19, 2014
Lara Russo, left, Cally Guasti, center, and Reese Werkhoven sit on a couch in their apartment in New Paltz, N.Y. on Thursday, May 15, 2014.  While their roommate story of $40,800 found in a couch made the news, other, weirder stories of unusual roommates are far more common. (AP)

From college dorms and summer camps to RVs and retirement hotels, what it’s like to share a room. True stories of roommates.

 
Aug 19, 2014
Police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. (AP)

“War zones” in America. Local police departments with military grade equipment – how much is too much, and what it would take to de-militarize America’s police force.

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Your (Weird? Wonderful? Wacky?) Roommate Stories
Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

We asked, and you delivered: some of the best roommate stories from across our many listener input channels.

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Our Week In The Web (August 15, 2014)
Friday, Aug 15, 2014

On Pinterest, Thomas the Tank Engine and surprising population trends from around the country. Also, words on why we respond to your words, tweets and Facebook posts.

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Nickel Creek Plays Three Songs LIVE For On Point
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Nickel Creek shares three live (well, mostly) tracks from their interview with On Point Radio.

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