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Our Week In The Web: January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015
The rug in the sheriff's office in Florida's Pinellas County praised the glory of dog for more than two months. (AP)

On comments, space-bound manatees and he importance of Dog in everyday policing.

Oscar Nominees From The On Point Archives

January 15, 2015
Chris Pine, left, and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce the Academy Awards nominations at the 87th Academy Awards nomination ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif.  (AP)

The 2015 Oscar Nominees are out, and we’re more than happy to highlight some of our conversations with and about some nominated films and actors.

He Survived Ebola. Now, Dr. Rick Sacra Explains Why He’s Going Back To Liberia

January 14, 2015
Dr. Rick Sacra, an American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Africa walks into a room to take part in a media availability in front of his wife Debbie at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Friday Sept. 26, 2014 in Worcester, Mass. (AP)

Massachusetts’ own Dr. Rick Sacra contracted Ebola while working in Liberia. He survived, and is now headed back to West Africa. He explains why.

The Best Music Of 2015: Our Guest Picks

January 9, 2015
The Boston-based band Krill is more enthused about being included in our music hour than you might expect from this photo. (Courtesy Krill)

We’ve got the soundtrack to your 2015 right here, and, well…if music is any indicator, it should be a pretty good year.

Our Week In The Web: January 9, 2015

January 9, 2015
London-based graphic artist Lucille Clerc drew this comic in response to the attacks on the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, on Wednesday, January 7 in Paris. (Lucille Clerc)

Slow-scroll through a busy week with us, will you?

A Caller Explains How The Affordable Care Act Helped And Hurt Her

January 7, 2015
In this photo taken Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, flyers promoting Blue Cross Blue Shield and Obama Care are on display to attract Hispanic customers at a kiosk at Compare Foods in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP)

A caller from Texas explains why her family’s story could be a clear case study depicting the aid and errors of the Affordable Care Act.

For Some Listeners, Economic Talk Is Too Much

January 7, 2015
In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, audience members hold signs appealing for jobs as they attend a Democratic news conference about extending unemployment insurance benefits/ (AP)

Stock market moves? Global unrest? One caller during our economic show could care less.

Our Year In The Web

January 2, 2015
A Filipino watches a fireworks display at the Quezon Memorial Circle in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.  (AP)

A look back at the shows that you clicked ‘play’ on repeatedly in 2014, and a hopeful prognosis for the year yet to come.

Our Week In The Web: December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin seen gesturing in a camera viewfinder during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.  (AP)

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

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

December 16, 2014
Comedian Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Performances by Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington state have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago. (AP)

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.

Our Week In The Web: December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014
Britain's Prince William, second from right, talks with rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z , far right, as Kate, left, the Duchess of Cambridge, chats with Jay Z's wife, entertainer Beyonce, foreground center, during an NBA basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center in New York, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (AP)

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)

Quinn Sullivan, LIVE In Our Studio

December 10, 2014
Blues guitarist Quinn Sullivan. (Courtesy the Artist)

Fifteen-year old Quinn Sullivan is a humble, “ordinary” high school sophomore. But he’s also a blues guitar phenom. He brought his talents to the On Point studio today.

What You Talk About When We Talk About Race In America

December 9, 2014
In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, a person carries a sign inscribed with, "I can't breathe," during in a protest in response to the grand jury's decision in the Eric Garner case, in Times Square in New York. (AP)

What do you want to see in the ongoing national ‘conversation’ on race? What voices do you want to hear?

On Point Salutes Our Grammy-Nominee Guests

December 8, 2014
Singer-songwriter Brandy Clark has been writing hit songs for years. '12 Stories' is her debut solo album. (Shore Fire Media)

We’re not saying their appearance on our program necessarily made these six Grammy nominees winners-in-waiting, but we’re also not saying it didn’t help.

The Explicast, Episode Seven: Who Answers Letters To Santa?

December 5, 2014
Dominic Tortolano, 4, of Smithfield, R.I., checks inside Santa's mailbox at the Macy's Believe launch event at Macy's department store on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Warwick, Rhode Island.  (AP)

Christmas time is almost here, more or less, and children everywhere are busy drafting their letters to Santa. But after the United States Postal Service picks those letters up, what happens next? Our spinoff explainer podcast, The Explicast, did some postal sleuthing to find out.

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