90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Tom’s Pick
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Poet Malcolm London. (Courtesy Malcolm London)

From Chicago, a young, new poet gives voice to one of America’s great cities, and its tough streets. Malcolm London joins us.

Comments [42]
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 10:00 AM
In this file photo, Garry Kasparov, front, a Russian opposition leader and former world chess champion leaves a police station after testifying in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. (AP)

We’ll talk with Russian political activist, and world chess champion Garry Kasparov about Russia, Ukraine and going after Vladimir Putin’s oligarchs.

Comments [215]
 
Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, is touring to promote her fourth solo album, "St. Vincent."  ( Renata Raksha)

Alt-rock goddess Annie Clark — aka St. Vincent – is with us with her latest album, “St. Vincent.”

Comments [7]
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Kimberly and Ashley with their mother Lynn Williams in 2003. (Jonathan Skow / Corbis)

When dementia comes. “Father of the Bride” and “Nashville” star Kimberly Williams-Paisley opens up about facing — dealing with — her mother’s dementia.

Comments [27]
 
Thursday, February 13, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Students enter MS88, a New York City public middle school in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. A new AMA study suggests stress habits formed as young adults will follow teens throughout their lives. (AP)

American teens are stressed. They may not outgrow it in adulthood says a new report. We’ll look at troubling new findings, and solutions.

Comments [221]
 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Larry Summers in the WBUR studios. (Jesse Costa / WBUR)

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers is warning of deep economic stagnation, or “secular stagnation.” He’ll explain, plus his thoughts on the debt and deficit, income inequality, infrastructure investment and more.

Comments [244]
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 10:00 AM
T.J. Lane, right, listens to his attorney during court proceedings in Juvenile Court Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder in the killings of students Demetrius Hewlin, Russell King Jr . and Daniel Parmertor. (AP)

Fighting for life without parole for young offenders. Tough states do not want to back down — or re-open old cases.

Comments [172]
 
Friday, January 17, 2014 | 11:00 AM
This Oct. 24, 2013 file photo shows the illuminated Olympic Bolshoy stadium, in the background, and Iceberg stadium, the location for figure skating and short track speed skating events during the 2014 Olympic Games, in the Olympic park in the coastal cluster in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. (AP)

Sports and politics at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. We’ll talk with top Olympians — Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin and figure skater Jason Brown — on the games in Russia.

Comments [7]
 
Thursday, January 9, 2014 | 11:00 AM
In this Thursday, May 3, 2012 file photo, Nurses Fatima Guillen, left, and Fran Wendt, right, give Kimberly Magdeleno, 4, a whooping cough booster shot, as she is held by her mother, Claudia Solorio, at a health clinic in Tacoma, Wash. A government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn't seem to prevent outbreaks that well. In research involving baboons, researchers found that while the vaccine may keep people from getting sick, it fails to prevent the germ from spreading, said one of the researchers, Tod Merkel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (AP)

Outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and more are growing, spreading because of the anti-vaccine movement. Now there’s pushback. We’ll check in.

Comments [667]
 
Friday, January 3, 2014 | 11:00 AM
R&B artist Tei Shi's is one of eMusic.com's top 14 artists to watch in 2014. (photo via Facebook)

Out with the old. We’re listening to great new music – a new playlist – for 2014. Don’t miss it.

Comments [18]
 
ONPOINT
TODAY
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.

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.

RECENT
SHOWS
Oct 17, 2014
Jazz violinist Regina Carter. (Courtesy of the Artist)

Regina Carter turns her jazz violin down home with her new album “Southern Comfort.”

 
Oct 17, 2014
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) Ky., center, and Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, rehearsed with host Bill Goodman before their appearance on "Kentucky Tonight" television broadcast live from KET studios in Lexington, Ky.,Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP)

The CDC in the hot seat on Ebola. Markets reeling. Mid-term fireworks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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 »
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