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Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014

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

 
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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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Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band in performance. (Courtesy Tierney Sutton)
Posted on Friday, September 5, 2014

We break out Tierney Sutton’s three beautiful live tracks from our broadcast today for your listening pleasure.

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Apparently, it's Bill Murray Day today, and Canada. Gets. It. (Steve Murray / National Post)
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Bill Murray Day, diving into tricky topical territory and public media support, in parody.

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US actors and comedians Joan Rivers and Robin Williams backstage at the Wimbledon Theatre after a charity performance in aid of the Prince's Trust charity, in London, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008. (AP)
Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014

Comedian Joan Rivers, who died this week at 81, remembers fellow comedian Robin Williams in an On Point broadcast from August 12, 2014.

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This June 30, 2014 photo shows cheese stuffed tomatoes in Concord, N.H. (AP)
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Low-fat? Low-carb? Something in between? What our medical and nutrition experts told us about the best food choices for a healthy diet.

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Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott talks with students before holding a news conference with Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, at Southside Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Miami. (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The five most interesting races of the 2014 midterm election cycle, per our panel of expert national political correspondents.

 
Beyonce on stage with Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy as she accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.  (AP)
Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

 
Former New England Patriots NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe smiles following a news conference on the front steps of the Statehouse, in Boston, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Bledsoe, who now operates a winery in Washington state, lobbied Massachusetts lawmakers Thursday to lift the state's ban on direct shipments of wine from out-of-state producers. (AP)
Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

 
A Tim Hortons' coffee cup is seen in New York, Wednesday, July 22, 2009.  (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Why is Burger King buying a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain? (We’ll give you a hint: tax rates).

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Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

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Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

 
Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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The Explicast, Episode Six: What Does A White House Press Correspondent Do?
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

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Our Week In The Web: November 21, 2014
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We offer a panel of hand-drawn digital sheep, and wonder how to best lead the rest of you to programs that matter.

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The Explicast, Episode Five: What Is Net Neutrality?
Friday, Nov 14, 2014

The Explicast dives into tech policy territory with a quick look at the real meaning of a complicated bit of tech policy known as ‘Net Neutrality.’

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