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Britain's Prince William, second from right, talks with rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z , far right, as Kate, left, the Duchess of Cambridge, chats with Jay Z's wife, entertainer Beyonce, foreground center, during an NBA basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center in New York, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (AP)
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014

On listener engagement, the meeting of trans-Atlantic royalty and the elusive origins of the chicken. (We promise this feed hasn’t been taken over the BBC…yet)

 
Blues guitarist Quinn Sullivan. (Courtesy the Artist)
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fifteen-year old Quinn Sullivan is a humble, “ordinary” high school sophomore. But he’s also a blues guitar phenom. He brought his talents to the On Point studio today.

 
In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, a person carries a sign inscribed with, "I can't breathe," during in a protest in response to the grand jury's decision in the Eric Garner case, in Times Square in New York. (AP)
Posted on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

What do you want to see in the ongoing national ‘conversation’ on race? What voices do you want to hear?

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Singer-songwriter Brandy Clark has been writing hit songs for years. '12 Stories' is her debut solo album. (Shore Fire Media)
Posted on Monday, December 8, 2014

We’re not saying their appearance on our program necessarily made these six Grammy nominees winners-in-waiting, but we’re also not saying it didn’t help.

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Dominic Tortolano, 4, of Smithfield, R.I., checks inside Santa's mailbox at the Macy's Believe launch event at Macy's department store on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Warwick, Rhode Island.  (AP)
Posted on Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas time is almost here, more or less, and children everywhere are busy drafting their letters to Santa. But after the United States Postal Service picks those letters up, what happens next? Our spinoff explainer podcast, The Explicast, did some postal sleuthing to find out.

 
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair (R) and his wife, Cherie Blair, wish you a strained and uncomfortable holiday season. (Vanity Fair / Twitter)
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Tony Blair wishes you very Merry Christmas (OR ELSE), and we talk Facebook posts and books.

 
A sampling of On Point Radio's favorite books of 2014. (Courtesy the publishers)
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The On Point Radio staff selects our personal favorites from a busy year in books.

 
In this Wednesday December 11, 2013 file photo, a Syrian refugee woman with her children prepares food near her tent as a heavy snowstorm batters the region, in a camp for Syrians who fled their country’s civil war, in the Chouf mountain town of Ketermaya, Lebanon. (AP)
Posted on Thursday, December 4, 2014

Want to help alleviate the hunger crisis in Syria, Lebanon and other countries around the world? We’ve collected a list of charities where you can donate.

 
carrots
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Our three Thanksgiving chefs offer up their best bets for delicious, last-minute holiday helpers, including a crunchy celery salad and maple glazed carrots.

 
On Point producer Katherine Brewer is ready to welcome you to our Boston newsroom this spring. (Karen Shiffman / WBUR)
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014

Have you ever thought about interning with On Point Radio? Good news: your time is now!

 
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Mar 31, 2015
Some of the hundreds of people who gathered outside the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, March 28, 2015, for a rally against legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Mike Pence stand on the Statehouse's south steps during the 2-hour-long rally. (AP)

Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Critics call it anti-gay. Business leaders say bad for the economy. The governor’s not backing down. We’ll dive in.

Mar 31, 2015
Jazz icon Billie Holiday performs in New York City's Club Downbeat in February 1947.  (Library of Congress / Creative Commons)

A meditation on the life and music of Billie Holiday. The lady who sang the blues.

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Mar 30, 2015
Sweet Briar College, an all-women's liberal arts college in Virginia, announced in early 2015 that it would unexpectedly close its doors at the end of the school year. (Courtesy Sweet Brian College)

Fareed Zakaria weighs the value of a liberal arts education in our technology-driven time.

 
Mar 30, 2015
A stele and flowers laid in memory of the victims are placed in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Friday, March 27, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain, which killed all 150 people aboard, has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. (AP)

The pilot who crashed his plane in the Alps. What we know now. And what to do about pilots’ psychological health.

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Our Week In The Web: March 27, 2015
Friday, Mar 27, 2015

More on the incessant email debate, plus some goats living their best lives and the sad allure of Manhattan’s shuttered Pommes Frites.

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Mobile Payments Offer Convenience If You Keep Your Email Safe
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

Thinking about moving your wallet to your phone? You can! And maybe you should? But TechCrunch senior writer Josh Constine has a few things to tell you before you do.

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Using Technology To Get Your Kids Outside
Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

The latest and greatest — using apps to make natural exploration more fun for your kids.

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