90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Internet
Friday, November 20, 2009 | 11:00 AM
pandora500

We speak with the founder of Pandora, the online music service that claims it knows what you want to hear.

 
Thursday, November 19, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Poker and American history. How the game of presidents, cowboys, gangsters, and online gamblers helped shape America.

Comments [12]
 
Thursday, November 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Rupert Murdoch wants to block the search giant from scooping free content from his newspapers. We’ll look at the staredown.

 
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Google, Apple and a whole tech universe are vying for the next great prize: mobile computing. We’ll ask how life changes with a smartphone in everyone’s pocket.

 
Monday, September 14, 2009 | 11:00 AM

We talk with two top computer scientists about how “total recall” technology could change all our lives.

 
Monday, August 10, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple. The Internet wars are hot. We’ll ask what’s at stake as the battle shifts from desktops to the digital cloud.

 
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | 11:00 AM

We look at the addictive, cathartic world of Internet confession.

Comments [26]
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Vivian Schiller — the tip-top boss of NPR — joins us for a conversation on the future of public radio and to take your calls.

 
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Facebook’s social network is 200 million strong and growing fast. But the culture and its expectations are changing. We’ll look at the Facebook evolution.

 
Thursday, April 2, 2009 | 10:00 AM
photo: csaveanu/flickr

They’re calling it “GhostNet” — a vast cyber-spying network, suspected to be run from China. We talk with the computer sleuths who uncovered it, and ask them how they did it.

 
ONPOINT
TODAY
Oct 21, 2014
David Perdue, Michelle Nunn

Two weeks to go till Midterm Election Day. We’ll look at how the biggest issues are playing out around the country.

Oct 21, 2014
This undated image provided by Google, shows an early version of Google's prototype self-driving car. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads. The agency is issuing permits, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods. (AP)

The future of the car: from the fuels they’ll run on, to the materials they’ll be made of, to the computers that may drive them.

RECENT
SHOWS
Oct 20, 2014
In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, patrons line up for “Nightmare: New York,” a haunted house attraction in New York. (AP)

Afraid of snakes? Heights? Ebola? We’ll unpack the science of fear.

 
Oct 20, 2014
A statue of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on New York City's Roosevelt Island. (Flickr / Alexisrael)

Greatness and the American Presidency. Aaron David Miller says aim for good. Really good.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
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.

More »
1 Comment
 
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.

More »
Comment
 
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.

More »
Comment