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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
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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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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
A scene from the 2013 Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX. (Courtesy Texas Book Festival)

What does reading Texas even mean? We try to help you out, with an assist from Houston Chronicle book editor Maggie Galehouse.

 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Attendees to the 2013 Texas Book Festival gather for a session in the Texas State Capitol chambers in Austin, TX. (Courtesy Texas Book Festival)

Texas writers on the Lone Star State of mind and Texas identity now.

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Monday, April 21, 2014 | 11:00 AM
In this 2003 photo released by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI), Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, left, is seen in Monterrey, Mexico. Behind is Colombian journalist Jose Salgar. Garcia Marquez died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. (AP)

Gabriel García Márquez and his spell of magical realism. We’ll cast it again, in remembrance.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | 11:00 AM
A collection of romance novels on display. (Courtesy RoniLoren / Flickr)

The best-selling literary genre in the world: romance novels. We’ll look at the red-hot literature of love.

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Friday, March 11, 2011 | 11:00 AM
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We talk with the young director, Cary Fukunaga, about his moving new interpretation of the Charlotte Bronte classic, Jane Eyre.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" outside the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, 1994. (AP)

We talk with the directors of a new film celebrating Allen Ginsberg’s epic beat generation poem “Howl.”

 
Thursday, September 30, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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The life and times of one-of-a-kind children’s writer Roald Dahl. He gave us “James and the Giant Peach” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” A new biography gives us his life.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Director Guillermo del Toro (WBUR's Jesse Costa)

Super-hot director Guillermo del Toro made his movie name with “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Now, he’s writing about vampires. He joins us.

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Monday, September 13, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Frida Kahlo's 1943 oil-on-metal painting "Roots” (AP)

Ilan Stavans and Cristina Garcia join us for a new look at the best of Latino literature, in a new Norton Anthology.

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Dec 22, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Russian economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. (AP)

A weak ruble and a turbulent economy. We look at Putin’s Russia and what its economic free fall means.

Dec 22, 2014
A sample of some of the costumes on display at the fall 2014 "Dance & Fashion" exhibition at New York City's Museum at FIT. (AP)

Couture fashion exhibits are drawing record crowds at museums. We’ll look at the beauty and the art behind the glitz.

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Dec 19, 2014
Soledad, and from left, Nina Pastori, and Lila Downs perform on stage at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Tribute honoring Joan Manuel Serrat at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP)

From crossover hits to hip-hop to soul, we look at a big year in the wide world of Latin music.

 
Dec 19, 2014
Alan Gross, waves as he and his wife Judy leave following his statement at his lawyer's office in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Gross was released from Cuba after 5 years in a Cuban prison. (AP)

Cuba reset. Russia’s rubble troubles. School massacre in Pakistan. Jeb explores 2016. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Our Week In The Web: December 19, 2014
Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Rage, shortlinks and things you people seem to be into, we guess. Also, Putin.

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Cosby Accuser Beverly Johnson: ‘He's A Black Man. I Had To Separate The Trayvon Martins, The Michael Browns From What Happened To Me’
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

Beverly Johnson accused comedian Bill Cosby of drugging her in a high-profile Vanity Fair column. She tells us why she waited so long to share her story, and why it was even harder to share now.

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Our Week In The Web: December 12, 2014
Friday, Dec 12, 2014

On listener engagement, the meeting of trans-Atlantic royalty and the elusive origins of the chicken. (We promise this feed hasn’t been taken over the BBC…yet)

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