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Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, (middle, back) speaks during a campaign event at Generals Sports Bar and Grill, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Weare, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016

Texas Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is an impassioned advocate, Jack Beatty writes — but mostly for himself above all others.

 
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a campaign stop at Exeter Town Hall in Exeter, N.H., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016

Jack Beatty recounts an evening rally with Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, and wonders if the billionaire businessman is really looking for an exit.

 
Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, during the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on his former company's decision to raise the price of a lifesaving medicine. Shkreli refused to testify before U.S. lawmakers who excoriated him over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush addresses guests during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R) asked a New Hampshire audience to clap for him — and our own Jack Beatty was there to hear it.

 
Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a town hall campaign stop at the American Legion, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Epping, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Continuing our Notes from New Hampshire series, Jack Beatty reports on the refreshing directness of Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.

 
Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a campaign stop at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Keene, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Posted on Monday, February 1, 2016

The first in a series of New Hampshire Primary dispatches from our own news analyst Jack Beatty.

 
The On Point Radio staff's favorite Bernese Mountain Dog, Dogg Frank, poses in a mock ad for our Friday, January 29 show on the history of the dog. (Katherine Brewer / Nick Andersen / WBUR)
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016

We’re starting a newsletter! (But you can’t sign up yet). And a web bot generates presidential poetry of all kinds of beauty.

 
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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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May 31, 2016
This 2006 colorized scanning electron micrograph image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the O157:H7 strain of the E. coli bacteria. On Wednesday, May 26, 2016, U.S. military officials reported the first U.S. human case of bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort drug. The 49-year-old woman has recovered from an infection of E. coli resistant to colistin. But officials fear that if the resistance spreads to other bacteria, the country may soon see germs impervious to all antibiotics. (Janice Carr/CDC via AP)

A new superbug resistant to our antibiotic of last resort has shown up in the U.S. We look at the threat, and our dwindling antibiotic options.

May 31, 2016
In this July 31, 2015, file photo, an orca or killer whale breaches in view of Mount Baker, some 60 miles distant, in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash. ( (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

The end of orcas at SeaWorld, McDonald’s using cage-free eggs — should animal lovers be optimistic about a new “humane economy”?

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Rock icon Donald Fagen looks back on a lengthy and ongoing career in his new memoir 'Eminent Hipsters.' He co-founded the classic rock group Steely Dan with Walter Becker in 1972. (Penguin Books USA)

Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen talks “eminent hipsters” and the cultural outliers that shaped his sound. He joins us.

 
May 30, 2016
Author and Harvard Business School social psychologist Amy Cuddy. (Photo by Bob O'Connor / Courtesy The Author)

Strike a power pose. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy on the power of presence when you’re ready to act and win.

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Good Internet Comes To Those Who Wait
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Remember when we promised you a new website? We meant it.

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In The Garden, Mother Nature Makes The Rules
Friday, May 27, 2016

Executive producer Karen Shiffman explains why she turns to her garden for food, friends and natrual comfort.

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WWII Vet Larry Kirby Reflects On American Values
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Looking ahead to Memorial Day, a World War II veteran looks back at the experiences that mattered to him, both in and out of war.

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