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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

If you heard our broadcast on the collapse of European border-free travel and wondered, ‘Where is the Schengen Zone, anyway? We’re here to help you.

Attendees recite the pledge of allegiance before the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ahead of a campaign stop at Farmington High School, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Farmington, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The splashy cover image and high-profile list of editors drew national attention — now the editor of the National Review explains why he’s against Trump.

Xueyu Zeng, of Towson, Md., sweeps snow from a walkway in Towson, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, after a snow fell the night before.. The northern mid-Atlantic region, including Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia, is preparing for a weekend snowstorm that is now forecast to reach blizzard conditions. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
Posted on Friday, January 22, 2016

It’s going to snow — or it’s already snowing, or it won’t snow at all. Good thing we have content and audio and more to share!

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It’s the semi regular ‘Meet the Interns’ time again. Meet our spring 2016 crop of new interns!

US Vice-President Joe Biden speaks during a panel "Cancer Moonshot: A Call to Action" at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday Jan. 19, 2016.. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2016

A cure for cancer? Vice President Joe Biden is making a big attempt to at least try. We hear from two researchers on what opportunities and obstacles exist in a “moonshot” cure effort.

Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton and Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. smile during a break of the NBC, YouTube Democratic presidential debate at the Gaillard Center, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Posted on Monday, January 18, 2016

When Clinton and Sanders supporters talk about their respective chosen candidates with each other, what do they say?

In this file photo, Democratic Sen. Kevin de Leon, center, the 47th President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, high-fives Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, right, Chief Justice of California after helping to catch the microphone as it was dropped while he was being sworn in as de Leon's daughter LLuvia Carrasco holds the Bible, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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For our first On Point LIVE in 2016, we’re headed to southern California — and we want your voice and opinions to come along with us!

In this file photo, actor Alan Rickman attends the premiere of "A Little Chaos" at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in New York. Rickman passed away after a battle with cancer on January 14, 2016. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Posted on Friday, January 15, 2016

Yet another reminder about comment moderation — again!

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Eight years, seven (or eight) States of the Union. How strong have we become under President Barack Obama? A look back at several years of speeches.

The clock strikes midnight at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration on Dec. 31, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Posted on Friday, January 8, 2016

Here’s one more ‘Best of 2015’ list for you — the most listened-to On Point shows from last year!

May 2, 2016
A man walks on the rail tracks of a train station turned into a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees, at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, Friday, April 29, 2016. Many thousands of migrants remain at the Greek border with Macedonia, hoping that the border crossing will reopen, allowing them to move north into central Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A top former US diplomat says refugees and tribalism are pulling Europe apart and that the US needs to get involved- to help Europe by helping refugees.

May 2, 2016
ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016 AND THEREAFTER - In this April 19, 2016 photo, Laurie Millan, a para-professional and tutor, works with a student during an after school tutoring session at San Francisco International High School, in San Francisco. While some districts in numerous states have discouraged migrant minors from Central America from enrolling in their schools, the school accommodated its youths by rewriting young-adult novels at a basic level to spark the newcomers' interest in reading.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Is grit the secret sauce that drives success? More important than both talent and intellect? We’re talking the power and limits of grit.

Apr 29, 2016
Screengrab from the #MorethanMean video produced by Sarah Spain and Julie Dicaro. Scroll down to view the video.

Women pushing back. A video by two female sports reporters about online harassment goes viral.

Apr 29, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina waves during a rally in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, when Cruz announced he has tapped Fiorina to serve as his running mate. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Trump and Hillary wins. Bernie lays off. Cruz chooses Carly. Beyonce drops “Lemonade.” Our weekly news roundtable goes beyond the headlines.

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‘Embedded’: How Violent Gangs Are Terrorizing El Salvador
Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NPR’s Kelly McEvers on her reporting in El Salvador for the podcast Embedded, and how gang killings brought San Salvador’s bus service to a halt.

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That Cheap Dress On Facebook? It Isn't Worth It
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

Know those shockingly cheap clothes you see advertised on Facebook? There’s a catch.

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The Boston Globe Imagines — And Rejects — A President Trump Front Page
Monday, Apr 11, 2016

The Boston Globe editorial page imagines — and rejects — President Donald Trump.

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