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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II walks through a field of ceramic poppies at The Tower of London, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. The poppies are part of a ceramic poppy installation called 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' which marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. (AP)
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

We talk Facebook mishaps, whether Katy Perry was actually right and the glory of architectural giants and their iconic windows.

 
The 2014 National Book Award Finalists (NPR / NPR Books)
Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The 2014 National Book Award Finalist shortlist is out, and more than a few On Point Radio guests made the cut! Find out who they were, and listen back to our conversations with them!

 
Doug Seegers (Center) in a still from the 2014 Swedish documentary, "Doug." (Courtesy Doug Seegers)
Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014

The unlikely and powerful country singer Doug Seegers performs “Going Down To The River,” “Walking On the Edge of the World” and “Will You Take the Hand?” in the On Point Studio.

 
Russian President Vladimir Putin, presented here in portrait as Hercules taming Cerberus as part of a celebratory birthday exhibit. (Alec Luhn / Twitter)
Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014

Vladimir Putin turns 62 in Hercluean fashion, a Facebook fan understands our core mission and a Morning Edition producer explains when it is appropriate to eat ice cream. (Answer: always)

 
Bounty hunter Greedo (Paul Blake) threatens Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in "Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope." (LucasFilm)
Posted on Monday, October 6, 2014

Did Han shoot first? George Lucas knows, and he likes that you’re arguing about it.

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In a surprising gathering, more than 35,000 walruses came ashore in northwest Alaska. The walruses normally rest on sea ice, but melting ice packs lead the pod to land. (AP)
Posted on Friday, October 3, 2014

On context, Prince, walruses and pumpkin dancing.

 
The skyline of downtown Madison, Wisconsin. (Courtesy City of Madison)
Posted on Thursday, October 2, 2014

Where should you live? Where DO you live? We answer the question with this, a list of lists, and the cities and towns that make up those lists.

 
St. Louis city police stand down after an attempt to shut down interstate 70 was stifled, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Berkeley, Mo. near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A partial transcript of our panel conversation with experts on the modern American police force.

 
The cover of Peter Thiel's new book, "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How To Build the Future." (Courtesy Crown Business)
Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Entrepreneur Peter Thiel on innovation, technological failure and humanity’s uncertain future.

 
An elderly Kurdish woman looks around as Syrian refugees arrive at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP)
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A transcript from our September 25, 2014 conversation on the Islamic State and sexual violence.

 
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Jan 30, 2015
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch gathers her papers during a break in her testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on her nomination. (AP)

Obama abroad. Hostage drama. Attorney general hearings. Snow days. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Jan 30, 2015
In the new film "American Sniper," Bradley Cooper plays real-life US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was the deadliest marksman in American history. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

“American Sniper.” Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper’s war film keeps crushing at the box office and stirring more controversy. We’ll go to it.

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Jan 29, 2015
This Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 a street side memorial with a painted portrait of Ezell Ford near where he was shot when police confronted him on Aug. 11, 2014, on a street near his home in South Los Angeles. (AP)

The author of “Ghettoside” takes us deep into murder and law enforcement in minority neighborhoods. We want your story.

 
Jan 29, 2015
Mike Johnson, a sales manager at a local Honda car dealership, walks past a row of Honda CRV SUVs Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz.  (AP)

Is it the next subprime scandal? Banking giants piling into high-interest auto loans for the poor. We’ll investigate.

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Our Week In The Web: January 23, 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

New thoughts on Facebook, new analysis of State of the Union twitter activity and new weekend excitement. New! And exciting!

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Meet On Point’s Interns: Spring 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

Good news! We have interns, and they are wonderful, and here they are for the spring term. Meet them digitally, right here.

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Caller To Author Ron Rash: ‘You Cared About People Like Me’
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

An unexpected caller from South Carolina brings back guest Ron Rash’s years as a community college professor in a movingly real way.

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