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Monday, June 16, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Alan Furst's "Midnight in Europe," Emma Straub's "The Vacationers" and Tiphanie Yanique's "Land of Love and Drowning" are just a few of On Point's suggested summer reads for 2014. (Courtesy Random House / Riverhead)

“The Vacationers,” “Land of Love and Drowning,” “Midnight in Europe” – we’ll look at this summer’s great books, hot reads.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Roz Chast's darkly comic graphic memoir, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" appears on all three of our summer 2014 books show guest lists. (Bloomsbury USA)

Our summer books show guests share their top picks for your reading list this year, and we include your top picks from during the show and our web comments.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 11:00 AM
A father and his son. A new book suggests not enough research has been done to show the importance of fathers in childhood development. (Creative Commons / Lies Thru a Lens)

The science of fatherhood. How dads shape their children from the DNA up – how they speak, the way they move, more.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | 11:00 AM
The cover of Alice Goffman's "On The Run" (Courtesy University of Chicago Press).

The underground economy where drug war and police lockdown meet urban America. We’ll look at life on the run.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM
In this Thursday, May 29, 2014 photo, visitors walk through the Hachette Book Group's exhibition at BookExpo America, the annual industry convention in New York. If you were part of the book business, "Amazon" was a dirty word and "Hachette" an applause line as editors, booksellers, writers and agents pondered, fretted and largely refused to discuss the well-publicized and sharply-worded standoff in negotiations between the online retailer and Hachette Book Group. (AP)

Internet giant Amazon and big publisher Hachette Book Group are in a bitter dispute over e-book pricing and it is getting dirty. We’ll look at what it means for readers, for writers and the book business.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives for President Barack Obama's State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.  (AP)

Laurence Tribe on the U.S. Constitution, the Roberts Court and what he calls “uncertain justice.”

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Monday, June 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Jessye Norman performs during The Dream Concert at Radio City Music Hall Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 in New York. (AP)

Opera legend Jessye Norman and her new memoir of growing up black in the segregated South and taking the world stage with her song.

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Monday, June 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to a group of GOP activist at the Rockingham County Republican Committee's Freedom Founders Dinner, Friday, May 9, 2014 in New Castle, N.H. (AP)

“Room to Grow” is the new GOP manifesto to win middle-class voters. We’ll drill down on its content.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 11:00 AM
US actress Diane Keaton, gestures, as she arrives on the red carpet for the Goldene Kamera (Golden Camera) media awards in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.  (AP)

Academy-Award winning actress Diane Keaton reflects on life, beauty, and aging in Hollywood. Plus, we remember Maya Angelou.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | 10:00 AM
An Egyptian woman registers her name at a polling center during the second day of voting in the presidential election as an army solider stands guard, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, May 27, 2014.  (AP)

Egyptians vote again and General Sisi is set to win. It has been a roller-coaster ride –from dictator Mubarak to the Muslim Brotherhood, it’s back to a military strongman.

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Jul 28, 2014
This June 4, 2014 photo shows a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreen Co. _ which bills itself as “America’s premier pharmacy” _ is among many companies considering combining operations with foreign businesses to trim their tax bills. (AP)

President Obama is pushing hard to close a loophole that allows companies to move their operations overseas and pay lower taxes. We’ll look at what’s at stake.

Jul 28, 2014
U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker watches as wounded American soldiers arrive at an American hospital near the front during World War I. (AP Photo)

Marking the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One. We’ll look at lessons learned and lessons for now.

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Jul 25, 2014
Guest Renee McLeod of Somerville, MA's Petsi pies shows off her wares. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

There is nothing more American than a piece of pie. We taste and talk pies.

 
Jul 25, 2014
Pallbearers carry a coffin out of a military transport plane during a ceremony to mark the return of the first bodies, of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, from Ukraine at Eindhoven military air base, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP)

Secretary of State Kerry to Israel. Obamacare back in the courts. Mourning as remains of Malaysia Flight 17 victims come home. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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The Art Of The American Pie: Recipes
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

In the odd chance that our pie hour this week made you hungry — how could it not, right? — we asked our piemaking guests for some of their favorite pie recipes. Enjoy!

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Hillary Clinton: ‘The [Russian] Reset Worked’
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took time out of her global book tour to talk to us about Russia, the press and the global crises shaking the administration she left two years ago.

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