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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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ONPOINT
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Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

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Nov 20, 2014
A shot from the AMC reality series, "Freakshow." (Jessica Brooks / AMC)

From TV to Broadway, circus sideshows — freak shows — are having a big cultural moment. What’s the history behind the comeback?

 
Nov 20, 2014
In this file photo, Hillsborough Sheriff deputy patrols outside the gate of JP Morgan Chase annual stockholders meeting held Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. JP Morgan is one of several large financial institutions currently under investigation for alleged violation of Federal bankruptcy laws. (AP)

You’re supposed to have a clean slate after bankruptcy. But that’s not always true. We’ll ask what’s going on.

On Point Blog
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The Explicast, Episode Five: What Is Net Neutrality?
Friday, Nov 14, 2014

The Explicast dives into tech policy territory with a quick look at the real meaning of a complicated bit of tech policy known as ‘Net Neutrality.’

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Our Week In The Web: November 14, 2014
Friday, Nov 14, 2014

On why we tweet, what we like and a Miley Cyrus and “Serial” theme song mashup you never knew you needed.

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Guest Post: U.S.-China Climate Deal is an Important Step In Long Road Ahead
Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014

After a landmark agreement between the US and China on climate change policy and clean energy development, a recent On Point guest reflects on what’s important in this new deal.

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