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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Pop icon Taylor Swift was spotted wearing a shirt that referenced a popular tumblr meme, 'no its becky.' (PC  / Splash News)

All of you love to listen to old broadcasts when we play them, and Taylor Swift loves the Internet.

 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Actor Robin Williams participates in the "The Crazy Ones" panel at the 2013 CBS Summer TCA Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, July 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The actor unexpectedly died on August 11, 2014 at age 63. The Marin County coroner has said initial investigations suggest the comic icon committed suicide in his own in Tiburon, CA. (AP)

We remember Robin Williams –why he was special, and how he lost his long battle with addiction and depression.

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Friday, June 20, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman and Gillian Robespierre on the set of the new film, "Obvious Child." (A24 Films)

Hollywood’s “Sisters of Summer.” Women and the movie business now.

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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, January 1, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Actor, author and perennial funny-man Billy Crystal has penned a new memoir of sorts, "Still Foolin' Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?."

Billy Crystal joins us, on a life in comedy and being Billy Crystal.

 
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Stills from the upcoming films "American Hustle," "Frozen," "The Best Man Holiday" and "The Wolf of Wall Street." (Clockwise from top left, courtesy Sony Pictures, Disney Pictures, Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures)

We talk with top film critics about this holiday season’s gusher of new movies, from Disney’s “Frozen,’ to “The Wolf of Wall Street” to “American Hustle.'”

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 | 11:00 AM
This Halloween, take a moment to look back at some classic horror stories. (Tom Ashbrook / WBUR)

For Halloween, we look at the horror genre today –in the movies and in print– with some of the best fright-meisters in the business.

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Monday, October 7, 2013 | 11:00 AM
In the new film 'A.C.O.D.,' Carter (Adam Scott) reconnects with Dr. Judith (Jane Lynch), his childhood psychologist. (Black Bear Pictures)

A new comedy about adult children of divorce and what they carry with them. It’s funny –and it’s not.

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Friday, March 11, 2011 | 11:00 AM
janeeyre

We talk with the young director, Cary Fukunaga, about his moving new interpretation of the Charlotte Bronte classic, Jane Eyre.

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Friday, February 11, 2011 | 11:00 AM
Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Affleck in "The Company Men" (companymenmovie.com)

We talk to writer-director John Wells about his film “The Company Men,” and life without jobs.

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Oct 23, 2014
Specialist Ronnie Howard, center, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. (AP)

The global economic wobble. Europe weakness. China fears. Wild markets. We’ll lay out the global economy now.

Oct 23, 2014
A screenshot from the interactive game, "Depression Quest," the game at the root of the ongoing #GamerGate controversy. (Courtesy  "Depression Quest")

#GamerGate. Sexism, misogyny and rough stuff in a video game world culture clash.

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Oct 22, 2014
Authors Nicholas Kristof and wife Sheryl WuDunn attend the premiere of "Meena" at the AMC Loews Theater on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in New York.

Author and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says regular folks like us can change the world. He explains how. Plus: we remember the late, great Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee.

 
Oct 22, 2014
Health workers carry the body of a woman suspected of contracting the Ebola virus in Bomi county situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP)

We’ll go to Liberia, and hear from a pastor and a physician at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis.

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Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

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Two LIVE Tracks From Jazz Violinist Regina Carter
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Regina Carter shares two live tracks — one arrangement, and one original composition — with Tom Ashbrook in the On Point studio.

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Our Week In The Web: October 17, 2014
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

We talk Facebook mishaps, whether Katy Perry was actually right and the glory of architectural giants and their iconic windows.

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