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Thursday, November 26, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Jewel performs in the On Point Studio on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. (Liz Gillis / WBUR)

Singer-songwriter Jewel asked “who will save your soul”? Now she’s talking about saving her own. We’ll talk to Jewel.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Three of baker Renee McLeoud's delicious pies, on display in the WBUR studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Bring your appetite! We’re gathering around the radio table with three chefs and new Thanksgiving recipes.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Pulitzer Prize winning Iowa writer Marilynne Robinson, arrives to the State Library of Iowa in the Ola Babcock Miller Building, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

On the day before Thanksgiving, we talk with Marilynne Robinson – one of America’s greatest authors, thinkers, moralists — about fear and hope in a hard, frightening time.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 11:00 AM
An archival image of a McKinley - Hobart Presidential Campaign Poster from 1896. (Public Domain / WikiCommons)

Republican political strategist Karl Rove is thinking about the McKinley 1896 campaign and the GOP field right now. Karl Rove is with us.

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Friday, November 13, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, actress Ingrid Berman tells newsmen in London on Nov. 13, 1957 about her new picture in which she will co-star with Cary Grant, who listens to her comments. (AP)

Finding and seeing grace, and how to bring it into our own lives.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, Mary-Louise Parker attends the 2015 Center Dinner benefit gala at Cipriani's Wall Street on Thursday, April 2, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Actress Mary-Louise Parker, star of “Weeds,” writes a series of letters to men and makes it her first book. She’s with us.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The cover of the new book, "Cosmopolites" by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian. (Columbia Global Reports)

Global statelessness and a new look at the booming market for passports. Nationality for sale.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, American art collector Peggy Guggenheim poses between early paintings by Jackson Pollock that are part of her modern art collection at her 18th century palace, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, in Venice, Italy, May 30, 1979. (AP)

Peggy Guggenheim, the rebel heiress who saved modern art from the Nazis. A new book looks at her remarkable life.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The cover of Ross McCammon's new book, "Works Well With Others." (Courtesy Dutton)

Social navigation in today’s changing, fluid workplace. It takes a lot more than a firm handshake to survive and thrive.

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Friday, October 30, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Beloved author R.L. Stine. (Courtesy the Author)

Just in time for Halloween, R.L. Stine, author of the long-running “Goosebumps” series is joins us with shivers for kids. Spooky, funny, beloved.

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Feb 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mingles at a campaign event at Robie's Country Store, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders out of Iowa. Zika panic. Syrian peace talks fall apart. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Feb 5, 2016
A portion of the cover of Ben Ratliff's new book, "Every Song Ever." (Courtesy Farar, Straus and Giroux / The Publisher)

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

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A portion of the cover of Ben Ratliff's new book, "Every Song Ever." (Courtesy Farar, Straus and Giroux / The Publisher)

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

 
Feb 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mingles at a campaign event at Robie's Country Store, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders out of Iowa. Zika panic. Syrian peace talks fall apart. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #4: Donald Trump — You Heard It First!
Friday, Feb 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.

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Our Week In The Web: February 5, 2016
Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Spread the word — we FINALLY have both a new website (in beta) and a new newsletter. Sign up, visit and see what’s happening in the On Point digital universe.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #3: Jeb Bush — Cry for Me, America!
Thursday, Feb 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.

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