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Thursday, May 7, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Brand new Pulitzer Prize-winner Elizabeth Strout on small-town Maine and her prize-winning novel, “Olive Kitteridge.”

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Novelist T.C. Boyle on his new work, “The Women,” and the tempestuous love life of Frank Lloyd Wright.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Excerpt from Driftless by David Rhodes.

 
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | 11:00 AM

After 30 years’ silence, David Rhodes is back with small-town life and a cougar in the hay mow in his new book, “Driftless.”

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Thursday, July 10, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Powerful Nigerian-born writer Uwem Akpan sees Africa through the eyes of its children — slavery, slums, and all.

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Friday, September 21, 2007 | 11:00 AM

What is it about vampires? Halloween is still five weeks away, and already the fake fangy teeth are in the drug store aisles, along with the little kits for applying trickles of blood. Some ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages cannot seem to get enough of the neck-nuzzling, blood-sucking world of Dracula. Book […]

 
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Jan 27, 2015
Leader of Syriza left-wing party Alexis Tsipras speaks to his supporters outside Athens University Headquarters, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. A triumphant Alexis Tsipras told Greeks that his radical left Syriza party's win in Sunday's early general election meant an end to austerity and humiliation and that the country's regular and often fraught debt inspections were a thing of the past. (AP)

A leftist victory in Greece, and anti-austerity pushback across Europe. We’ll ask where this goes.

Jan 27, 2015
As any ant knows, building a reliable team can be hard. (Flickr / Guildmn20)

From Silicon Valley to your office, some teams work better – and smarter – than others. We’ll look at the surprising reasons why.

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Jan 26, 2015
Frederick Daniel Hardy's "Baby's Birthday" (1867) shows a typical Victorian English family at home.  (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

Brush your teeth with soot, stay away from water, wear a steel corset. We’ll talk with the author of “How to be a Victorian.” Strange ways from another age.

 
Jan 26, 2015
Yemeni protesters gather during a demonstration to show their support to Houthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.  (AP)

Yemen in turmoil, a new king in Saudi Arabia. We’ll look at what’s next for the Arabian Peninsula. Plus: the President’s trip to the Indian subcontinent.

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Our Week In The Web: January 23, 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

New thoughts on Facebook, new analysis of State of the Union twitter activity and new weekend excitement. New! And exciting!

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Meet On Point’s Interns: Spring 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

Good news! We have interns, and they are wonderful, and here they are for the spring term. Meet them digitally, right here.

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Caller To Author Ron Rash: ‘You Cared About People Like Me’
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

An unexpected caller from South Carolina brings back guest Ron Rash’s years as a community college professor in a movingly real way.

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