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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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Nov 27, 2014
On Point host Tom Ashbrook raises a toast with a glass of fresh apple cider in the On Point studios. (Jesse Costa / WBUR)

All about hard cider. It’s all over these days. And sweet, fresh apple cider, too. We’ll look at the history and comeback.

Nov 27, 2014
Bob Dylan and Victor Maymudes at "The Castle" in LA before the 1965 world tour. Lisa Law/The Archive Agency)

A new take on the life and music of Bob Dylan, from way inside the Dylan story. “Another Side of Bob Dylan.”

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