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Thursday, October 29, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Photo of poet and activist Reginald Dwayne Betts. (Photo Courtesy Rachel Eliza Griffiths)

At 16, Reginald Dwayne Betts went to prison. Now he’s a law student and a celebrated poet, with a poet’s moving view of race and justice and life.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this file photo, Lei Jun, chairman of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, holds up the latest models of the Xiaomi Note at a press event in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (AP)

Tech guru Clay Shirky from Shanghai on freedom, control and the growing knowledge economy in China.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A portion of "King Lear and the Fool in the Storm" by William Dyce. (WikiCommons)

1606 was a year of plague, terror fallout, religious strife – and “King Lear.” We’ll look with a top Shakespeare scholar at the year of Lear.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The back cover of Terry Gilliam's new memoir, "Gilliamesque." (Courtesy the Author / Harper Design)

Visionary director, screenwriter and legendary Monty Python member, Terry Gilliam takes us inside his hyper-creative mind.

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Monday, October 19, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The Righteous Brothers, Bobby Hatfield, left, and Bill Medley perform during the 18th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Monday, March 10, 2003, at New York's Waldorf Astoria. (AP)

Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley on that lovin’ feelin’, touring with the Beatles and his life in music.

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Monday, October 19, 2015 | 10:00 AM
An Israeli soldier shoots and kills a Palestinian holding a knife after he stabbed another Israeli soldier, seen kneeling,, center, during clashes in Hebron, West Bank Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. (AP)

A wave of stabbings in Jerusalem has sparked fears of a new Palestinian uprising. We’ll look at the roots of the violence, and the Israeli response.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 11:00 AM
People sit at tables in a parklet outside a Mission District cafe Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in San Francisco. Finding a place to live has become so expensive and emotional that city supervisors are considering a 45-day moratorium on luxury housing in the Mission District, which has long been one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city. (AP)

The relentless gentrification of America’s cities, and a white hot debate about it.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Chris Joseph, far left, inspects the flood waters near high tide in the historic downtown in Georgetown, S.C., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP)

Does our desire for safety leave us vulnerable to bigger disaster? A top economics reporter makes the case.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 11:00 AM
The bare landscape of Crimea, Ukraine, offers little protection in warfare, and German infantrymen hug the ground to escape enemy fire, Jan. 7, 1942.  (AP)

We’ll talk with historian Tim Snyder, who sees resource wars behind past genocides and says climate change now raises the danger again.

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Monday, October 12, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A portion of the cover of Larissa MacFarquhar's new book, "Strangers Drowning." (Penguin Press / Courtesy The Publishers)

An extreme commitment to others. Larissa MacFarquhar joins us with stories of those who sacrifice almost everything to do good.

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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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