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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.

 
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014

In which the shortest month of the year draws to a close, and the end of week meets the end of the month. It’s week in the web, friends. Get your share. Tell people. Click links.

 
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When she joined us Thursday, Annie Clark, a.ka. St. Vincent, said the best place for music to live is live, on stage. On Point producer Nick Andersen took Clark up on the offer and talks about what he heard at Clark’s concert at Boston’s House of Blues.

 
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Curious about the current F.D.A. hearing on “reproductive technologies that marry DNA from three individuals?” We’ve got the details here.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

While sources have been crossed throughout the day on whether AZ Gov. Jan Brewer (R) will sign or veto a controversial state law that permits businesses to refuse to serve LGBT customers, the mood on the ground in the Grand Canyon State is anything but quiet.

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Apr 17, 2014
Students cheer and wave as President Barack Obama, not pictured, exits the podium after speaking at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, beginning his two day bus tour speaking about college financial aid.  (AP)

The inside dope on college financial aid. The way it really works, who gets what, and how.

Apr 17, 2014
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men burn leavened items in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 14, 2014. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday that celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP)

In the week of Passover and anti-Semitic gunfire, we look at the history of the Jews with acclaimed historian Simon Schama. Plus, Pope Francis and the Catholic Church today.

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Apr 16, 2014
Harvard Business School is one of the top-ranked MBA programs in the country. Our guest today suggests those kinds of degrees aren't necessary for business success. (HBS / Facebook)

Humorist and longtime Fortune columnist Stanley Bing says, “forget the MBA.” He’s got the low-down on what you really need to master in business. Plus: the sky-high state of executive salaries.

 
Apr 16, 2014
A woman walks past a CVS store window in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The nation’s major drugstore chains are opening more in-store clinics in response to the massive U.S. health care overhaul, which is expected to add about 25 million newly insured people who will need medical care and prescriptions, as well as offering more services as a way to boost revenue in the face of competition from stores like Safeway and Wal-Mart. (AP)

Retailers from Walgreens to Wal-Mart to CVS are looking to turn into health care outlets. It’s convenient. Is it good medicine? Plus: using tech to disrupt the healthcare market.

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How Boston Is Getting Ready For the 2014 Boston Marathon
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

Boston Globe metro reporter Maria Cramer explains how the 2014 Boston Marathon will be different than races in the past.

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WBUR’s David Boeri: ‘There’s Still Much We Don’t Know’
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

WBUR’s senior reporter David Boeri details the ongoing investigation into the alleged Boston Marathon Bombing perpetrators.

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Remembering The Boston Marathon Bombing, One Year Later
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

One year after the Boston Marathon Bombing, we look back at our own coverage of the attacks and the community’s response from April 2013.

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