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Talking Through The Issue Of Corporal Punishment For Kids

September 17, 2014

On Point dove into the debate over corporal punishment on Wednesday — as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faces charges in Texas after he allegedly hit his four-year-old son with a switch.

Our Week In The Web: September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014
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In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

Beverly Gooden on #WhyIStayed

September 12, 2014

Beverly Gooden — who originated the #WhyIStayed hashtag that has taken off across Twitter — joined us today for our discussion on domestic violence.

Tierney Sutton Plays LIVE For On Point

September 5, 2014
Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band in performance. (Courtesy Tierney Sutton)

We break out Tierney Sutton’s three beautiful live tracks from our broadcast today for your listening pleasure.

Our Week In The Web: September 5, 2014

September 5, 2014
Apparently, it's Bill Murray Day today, and Canada. Gets. It. (Steve Murray / National Post)

Bill Murray Day, diving into tricky topical territory and public media support, in parody.

Joan Rivers Says Goodbye To Robin Williams

September 4, 2014
US actors and comedians Joan Rivers and Robin Williams backstage at the Wimbledon Theatre after a charity performance in aid of the Prince's Trust charity, in London, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008. (AP)

Comedian Joan Rivers, who died this week at 81, remembers fellow comedian Robin Williams in an On Point broadcast from August 12, 2014.

Fats? Carbs? What You Should (And Shouldn’t) Eat Now

September 4, 2014
This June 30, 2014 photo shows cheese stuffed tomatoes in Concord, N.H. (AP)

Low-fat? Low-carb? Something in between? What our medical and nutrition experts told us about the best food choices for a healthy diet.

The Five Midterm 2014 Races To Watch

September 2, 2014
Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott talks with students before holding a news conference with Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, at Southside Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Miami. (AP)

The five most interesting races of the 2014 midterm election cycle, per our panel of expert national political correspondents.

Our Week In The Web: August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014
Beyonce on stage with Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy as she accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.  (AP)

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

Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)

August 28, 2014
Former New England Patriots NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe smiles following a news conference on the front steps of the Statehouse, in Boston, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Bledsoe, who now operates a winery in Washington state, lobbied Massachusetts lawmakers Thursday to lift the state's ban on direct shipments of wine from out-of-state producers. (AP)

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

Poutine Whoppers? Why Burger King Is Bailing Out For Canada

August 26, 2014
A Tim Hortons' coffee cup is seen in New York, Wednesday, July 22, 2009.  (AP)

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

Why Facebook And Twitter Had Different Priorities This Week

August 22, 2014
Beryl Lipton, left, douses Matt Lee during the ice bucket challenge at Boston's Copley Square, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 to raise funds and awareness for ALS.  (AP)

There’s no hidden agenda to the difference between most people’s Facebook and Twitter feeds this week. Just a hidden type of emotional content and case use. Digiday’s John McDermott explains.

Our Week In The Web: August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014
An image of Earth from the International Space Station. (Reid Wiseman / Twitter)

On mixed media messaging, Spotify serendipity and a view of Earth from the International Space Station.

Your (Weird? Wonderful? Wacky?) Roommate Stories

August 19, 2014
The cover image from Stephanie Wu's book "The Roommates." (Picador USA)

We asked, and you delivered: some of the best roommate stories from across our many listener input channels.

Our Week In The Web: August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014
Protesters in Ferguson, MO ride a "Thomas the Tank Engine" float during a mass demonstration on Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Twitter / Lynden Steele)

On Pinterest, Thomas the Tank Engine and surprising population trends from around the country. Also, words on why we respond to your words, tweets and Facebook posts.

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