90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Women
Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 10:00 AM
In this file photo, Adriana Kugler, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor, speaks during the Working for Women - Lansing forum at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development at Michigan State University in Lansing, MI, Thursday, July 26, 2012. (Jeffrey Sauger/Flickr)

Hillary Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg’s success suggests growing opportunity for women but our guests say the reality for most women is much less rosy.

Comments [405]
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM
A woman uses a personal computer. (Ray Smith / Flickr / Creative Commons)

Internet aggression toward women. What’s it about? How do we fix it? Plus, a media firestorm around tweeting through cancer.

Comments [269]
 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Following our Wednesday interview, top Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan answered a few more questions – on China’s rise, Africa as a “lost continent,” and women in politics.

 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Lisa Shannon (front row, third from left), founder of Run for Congo Women, with friends. (Credit: Francisca Thelin)

A young American dropped everything to help the women of Congo. We hear her story.

 
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Tina Packer in "Women of Will" (Credit: Shakespeare & Company)

Shakespeare’s women. We talk with Tina Packer about her new on-stage gathering of the Bard’s female roles, from Juliet to Lady MacBeth.

 
Monday, April 26, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A birth control pill container designed to look like a makeup compact. (AP)

The birth control pill turns 50. We’ll take stock of a tumultuous half century on the market and its impact on human relations.

Comments [112]
 
Friday, April 23, 2010 | 11:00 AM
(Credit: flickr/clarissa)

In 2010, women still make 77 cents to every dollar men make. We’ll deconstruct the numbers, and look at the status of American women today.

Comments [126]
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Kim Severson (Photo by Soo-Jeong Kang/KimSeverson.com)

Celebrated food writer Kim Severson turns the tables on herself in a new memoir, “Spoon Fed.”

Comments [5]
 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | 11:00 AM
100324wallstbull190

Did testosterone on Wall Street cause the financial crisis? We’ll look at hormones on the trading floor.

 
Friday, February 19, 2010 | 11:00 AM
100219getmeout190

Pregnancy and childbirth, from antiquity to now, with the author of the new history, “Get Me Out.”

 
ONPOINT
TODAY
Sep 2, 2014
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with Mark Wilson, event political speaker chairperson, with his wife Elain Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., Saturday, August 4, 2012. (AP)

Nine weeks counting now to the midterm elections. We’ll look at the key races and the stakes.

Sep 2, 2014
Confederate spymaster Rose O'Neal Greenhow, pictured with her daughter "Little" Rose in Washington, D.C.'s Old Capitol Prison in 1862. (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

True stories of daring women during the Civil War. Best-selling author Karen Abbott shares their exploits in a new book: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.”

RECENT
SHOWS
Sep 1, 2014
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) recovers a fumble by Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson (3) in the second quarter of the NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP)

One outspoken fan’s reluctant manifesto against football, and the big push to reform the game.

 
Sep 1, 2014
This Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows a mural in in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago dedicated to the history of the Pullman railcar company and the significance for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP)

On Labor Day, we’ll check in on the American labor force, with labor activist Van Jones, and more.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Our Week In The Web: August 29, 2014
Friday, Aug 29, 2014

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

More »
Comment
 
Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

More »
Comment
 
Poutine Whoppers? Why Burger King Is Bailing Out For Canada
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Why is Burger King buying a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain? (We’ll give you a hint: tax rates).

More »
1 Comment