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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM
A woman walks past a CVS store window in Foxborough, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The nation’s major drugstore chains are opening more in-store clinics in response to the massive U.S. health care overhaul, which is expected to add about 25 million newly insured people who will need medical care and prescriptions, as well as offering more services as a way to boost revenue in the face of competition from stores like Safeway and Wal-Mart. (AP)

Retailers from Walgreens to Wal-Mart to CVS are looking to turn into health care outlets. It’s convenient. Is it good medicine? Plus: using tech to disrupt the healthcare market.

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Monday, February 24, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, to testify before the House Ways and Means Oversight subcommittee hearing focusing on a variety of issues facing the IRS. (AP)

Trouble at the I.R.S. Does the nation’s tax-collector still have what it takes to do the job?

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius arrives before President Barack Obama speaks during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House on the initial rollout of the health care overhaul on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in Washington. (AP)

A terrible rollout of the sign-up system for the Affordable Care Act. We’ll ask why, and what it’s going to take to fix it.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 | 11:00 AM
Dr. Atul Gawande (Photo: Gawande.com)

Surgeon-writer-professor Atul Gawande joins us to look at where we stand on health care and reform.

 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Francisco Felix and his wife Flor Felix (AP)

We look at state budget pressures, the new pressure to say “no” on health care, and Arizona’s “death panel,” as critics call it.

 
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Elizabeth Edwards at the "Stand Up To Cancer" event in Calif., Sept., 2010. (AP)

Elizabeth Edwards has died after a very public battle with cancer. We look at stories of cancer in America.

 
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Image proposed for the FDA's new anti-smoking campaign (FDA.gov)

New FDA regulations call for big, gruesome labeling on cigarette packaging. Ruined lungs, ruined bodies, right on the box. Will this stop smokers? See some of the images inside.

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Friday, July 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Alcoholics Anonymous at 75. We look at its legacy and its 12 steps through the lens of the latest science.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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One in every three children in America is obese. We look at why kids are packing on the pounds, and what we can do about it.

 
Monday, June 28, 2010 | 11:00 AM
The Price of Stones

We hear the stirring story of a man who built a school for AIDS orphans in Uganda, stone by stone.

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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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