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In this file photo, Dr. Robert Petzel, the Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health, left, talks with Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., center, and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla. (AP)
Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014

While some in his party have called for the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) said he’s still waiting to hear from the Department’s Investigator General.

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Newly-appointed NPR CEO Jary Mohn in happier times as a DJ in 1977. (Via Twitter / Current Public Media)
Posted on Friday, May 9, 2014

In case you were wondering, yes we HAVE been posting big quotes on our Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr feeds lately and yes they ARE meant to get you to share, listen and engage. Also, WhatsApplebee’s got to do (got to do with it)?

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Jack Ma, chairman of China's largest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group, gestures during a conference in Hong Kong Wednesday, March 20, 2012. Ma's company filed for a hotly anticipated US IPO on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2014

In case you hadn’t noticed, Chinese tech giant Alibaba is finally filing for an IPO in the US. We talked with Quartz reporter Lily Kuo to figure out what all the fuss is really about.

Pro-Russian gunmen carry the coffin of a person killed during last week's operation, during a commemorative service in the center of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The U.S. and European nations have increased diplomatic efforts ahead of Ukraine's May 25 presidential election, as a pro-Russian insurgency continues to rock the country's eastern regions. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

As Russia claims to back away from Ukraine’s border and a controversial autonomy vote for the country’s eastern regions is in question, we get the latest from the capital city, Kiev.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, front, issues a statement to the media on the Execution of Clayton Lockett as Oklahoma Secretary of Safety and Security Michael C. Thompson, back, listens from the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Lockett apparently died of a massive heart attack during his botched execution. (AP)
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The controversy around the death penalty in America has continued, on our comment pages and in the media and public at large. Tulsa World reporter witnessed last week’s botched execution in an Oklahoma prison, and she told us what she saw there.

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Posted on Friday, May 2, 2014

Racist remarks, a botched execution, deadly storms and more. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

"Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace" by Nikil Saval" (Random House)
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The Internet is vast, and contains multitudes. We’re glad that some of those multitudes discovered our hours of interest during this very diverse and busy week of stories. Also, trains.

Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., left, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte R-N.H., right, meet with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has some strong words for perpetrators of college sexual assault: “We will not really turn this corner until we put some of these perpetrators in prison and send a message that this is criminal behavior.”

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Economists Thomas Piketty and N. Gregory Mankiw (AP / Harvard University)
Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Economist Thomas Piketty and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers N. Gregory Mankiw debate inequality, the middle class and the American economic system.

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The homepage of the official Los Angeles Clippers website during the NBA's Tuesday, April 29 press conference on embattled owner Donald Sterling. (NBA)
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The NBA bans embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, fines him $2.5 million and continues a conversation on race and racism in America.

Jul 24, 2014
Youths seen playing basketball through bars on a window at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Ethan Allen School in Wales, Wis. (AP file)

The cold hard facts about juvenile prisons. And the case for shutting them all down. Plus: former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is with us.

Jul 24, 2014
Nickel Creek

After a 7-year hiatus, progressive folk trio Nickel Creek is back together. We’ll hear from them and their latest album, “A Dotted Line.”

Jul 23, 2014
Actor Wallace Shawn attends special screening of "Turks and Caicos" hosted by Vogue and The Cinema Society at the Crosby Street Hotel on Monday, April 7, 2014 in New York.  (AP)

From “The Princess Bride” to “My Dinner with Andre “and “A Master Builder,” actor and writer Wallace Shawn joins us.

Jul 23, 2014
In this Saturday, July 12, 2014, photo, migrants walk along train tracks and boxcars after getting off a train during their journey toward the US-Mexico border, in Ixtepec, southern Mexico. (AP)

Crisis at the US border. What do Latinos on this side of the border have to say? We’ll ask our special roundtable.

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Our Week In The Web: July 11, 2014
Friday, Jul 11, 2014

As we prepare for a week of rebroadcasts, we reflect on Facebook posts, misplaced comments and the magic of @ mentions. Internet, ASSEMBLE!

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Two Former Senators, One Fix For US Democracy?
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

Former US Senators Tom Daschle and Olympia Snowe joined us today with a few fixes for American political inaction.

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Future Radio Interns Of America: On Point Wants YOU!
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

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

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