90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
entertainment
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Defending champion Meb Keflezighi, of the U.S., after crossing the finish line in sixth place at the New York City Marathon, Nov. 7, 2010. (AP)

We look at a controversial new push to change form with American runners — to get long-distance U.S. runners back in the winner’s circle.

Comments [54]
 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

On Point took a hard look recently at the issue of hard hits and safety concerns. Read the follow-up column by one of our guests, AOL Fanhouse sportswriter Kevin Blackistone.

 
Thursday, October 28, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Harry Houdini, circa 1905 (The Jewish Museum)

We look back at the original escape artist Harry Houdini and his magic, with illusionist David Copperfield and more. Click through to see some remarkable historical images.

Comments [20]
 
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | 11:00 AM
The November 2010 cover image of GQ: from left, Dianna Agron, Cory Monteith, and Lea Michele, from the TV series "Glee.” (AP)

The cast of the hit TV show “Glee” goes soft-porn in a men’s magazine. We look at the debate over kids and today’s wild world of marketed sex.

Comments [134]
 
Thursday, October 21, 2010 | 11:00 AM
British actor, composer and playwright Noel Coward poses aboard the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner in 1947. (AP)

Mad dogs and Englishmen. We revisit the suave wit of Nöel Coward.

Comments [17]
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010 | 11:00 AM
William Shatner (Courtesy of CBS)

Actor William Shatner joins us to talk about “Star Trek,” Denny Crane, his new show — and William Shatner.

Comments [43]
 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

During our Monday show on the Marx Brothers, we pondered if there are current heirs to their comedic legacy. Woody? Colbert? Who’s your candidate? Purdue Univ.’s Lance Duerfahrd blogs for On Point.

 
Friday, July 30, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Venus Williams

The two-time U.S. Open champion is making a bid right now at a third title. Listen back to our conversation with tennis superstar Venus Williams.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Judy Collins wrote a note to Tom and the On Point community after the show. We repost it here. Also, a few more musings on her deep relationship with “Over The Rainbow.”

 
Thursday, June 24, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Lady Gaga performs at Carnegie Hall, New York, May 2010. (AP)

After millions of downloads, and over a billion views for her risqué videos, Lady Gaga is the new love-it-or-leave-it superstar. We hear the case for the glam-pop icon.

 
ONPOINT
TODAY
Dec 18, 2014
This handout photo from the Twitter account of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. shows Alan Gross arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The US and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday. (AP)

Following months of secret talks the US will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than fifty years.

Dec 18, 2014
A poster for the movie "The Interview" is carried away by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP)

A big Sony hack gets weirder and wider. And Hollywood and Homeland Security are on edge.

RECENT
SHOWS
Dec 17, 2014
Germany's Andre Schuerrle, left, celebrates scoring his side's 6th goal as Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar reacts during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.  Germany went on to win the World Cup championship later that month. (AP)

From the Sochi Olympics and Ray Rice to Lebron’s return to Cleveland, we’ll unpack a big year in sports.

 
Dec 17, 2014
Relatives of a victim of a Taliban attack in a school, mourn over her lifeless body at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing and wounding scores, officials said, in the highest-profile militant attack to hit the troubled region in months. (AP)

The Taliban take responsibility for killing more than 100 Pakistani schoolchildren. We ask why there, why now.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Cosby Accuser Beverly Johnson: ‘He's A Black Man. I Had To Separate The Trayvon Martins, The Michael Browns From What Happened To Me’
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

Beverly Johnson accused comedian Bill Cosby of drugging her in a high-profile Vanity Fair column. She tells us why she waited so long to share her story, and why it was even harder to share now.

More »
1 Comment
 
Our Week In The Web: December 12, 2014
Friday, Dec 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)

More »
Comment
 
Quinn Sullivan, LIVE In Our Studio
Wednesday, Dec 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.

More »
Comment