News Blog

Air Fare Watchdog George Hobica On Direct Ticket Tips

June 10, 2015
This Feb. 11, 2014 file photo shows an airline passenger waiting for his rescheduled flight to Orlando under the departure board showing hundreds of cancellations at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. (AP)

Looking for low-price airfare this summer travel season? So is AirFareWatchDog’s George Hobica. New regulations are making that harder to do.

On Point LIVE: What Do You Want To Ask Cheryl Strayed?

June 8, 2015
Writer -- and WBUR advice podcaster -- Cheryl Strayed. (Photo Joni Kabana)

We’re excited to host Cheryl Strayed for this Wednesday’s On Point LIVE taping in Boston’s Paramount Theatre. We hope to see you there, but even if you can’t make it, you can still participate!

On Point Interns, Summer 2015

June 8, 2015

It’s summer — kind of — which means we have a brand new crop of interns. Meet our new crew!

Our Week In the Web: June 05, 2015

June 5, 2015
Lincoln, the red-tailed hawk who has taken up residence near the White House in Washington, DC, perches on a window sill near the executive mansion. (DJ Patil /  Audubon Society)

We ask what you want from us here on the Internet — in a really, really broad fashion — and share some important pictures of Federally-mandated red-tailed hawks.

Top Summer 2015 Movie Trailers

June 5, 2015

What movies should you watch this summer? Our guest critics offer their picks for the best films of summer 2015 here.

Our On-Demand Service Economy

June 1, 2015
The on-demand economy is largely centered in California's Silicon Valley / Bay Area, but the use and influence is spreading. (Via The Wall Street Journal)

Want an Uber-style service for your laundry? Your groceries? A massage? Good news! There already is one.

Our Week In The Web: May 30, 2015

May 29, 2015
In this picture taken from a cell phone video, hotel employees hold a blanket to hide the identity of a person led out of a side entrance of the Baur au Lac hotel to a waiting car in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP)

FIFAs gotta FIF, and other highlights from the soccer-filled week of news. Plus, we discuss how none of you really seemed all that concerned about a last-minute topic change.

A Former Bike Gang Member Explains "The Life"

May 19, 2015

Larry called in from Lawrenceburg, KY and told us he was once a member of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, a mid-Atlantic biker gang. He didn’t sugar coat the facts as he explained the draw of the brotherhood and what makes the outlaw motorcycle corner the underworld go round.

Our Week In The Web: May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield face each other during an official weigh-in Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Holladay, Utah. Romney and Holyfield are set to square off at a charity fight on Friday, May 15, in Salt Lake City.  (AP)

We cancel a few hours and suddenly all of you get convinced of a global radio conspiracy! Plus, dragon zoos.

Caller: ‘It Doesn’t Always Turn Out Okay’

May 13, 2015
In this May 2, 2015 photo provided by Tundi and Nate Brady, their 5-year-old son, Dexter, plays at home in Iowa City, Iowa. Born 16 weeks premature, he spent five months in a neonatal intensive care unit after birth and is now a healthy 5 1/2-year-old whose only major medical issue is needing oxygen when he sleeps. "We were so lucky," his Tundi says. (AP)

One caller shares her own story of an extremely premature birth. Her daughter, born at 22 1/2 weeks in 2012, was taken off life support after seven days.

Quick Programming Note Regarding Monday’s Shows

May 11, 2015
This June 11, 2014 file photo shows Facebook's "like" symbol at the entrance to the company's campus in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to send their friends money using the social network’s Messenger app, the company announced Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP)

What happened to the NSA reform show? Or the Chris Hedges interview? Good news: they’re still happening. (Tomorrow, May 12th, not today).

Our Week In The Web: May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015
Besides the rather disturbing flecks of blood / Labour Party votes in the image on the left, this representation of this week's UK General Election isn't necessarily wrong. (Alex McLaughlan / Twitter)

LIvestreaming, the not-so-dramatic UK General Election and playing classic piano hits from the comfort of your own desktop.

On Pointers Share Their College Senior Thesis Topics

May 6, 2015
The entrance to Barnard Hall at Columbia University's Barnard College. (WikiCommons)

A collection of On Point staffers share their own memories of college thesis research and writing from back when it mattered to them.

Our Week In The Web: May 01, 2015

May 1, 2015
This headline / picture is not real. But we kind of wish that it was. (Twitter / NYTimes)

What happens when we change show topics last minute, and also what happens when a New York Times headline seems to accuse Kristie Alley of being responsible for the infamous George Washington Bridge lane closures.

How To Help The Survivors Of Nepal’s Devastating Earthquake

May 1, 2015
A Hindu Nepalese woman offers prayers at Indrayani temple, that was damaged in Saturday’s earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP)

Where and how to contribute aid to the relief effort in Nepal.

Most Popular