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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.

Your Favorite Musical Memories Of Rain

April 22, 2015

When we say ‘rain,’ you say ‘…?’ (Here’s what you really said when we said ‘rain.’)

Three LIVE Tracks From Flor De Toloache

April 17, 2015
The members of Flor de Toloache pose in the Argot Studios in New York City on Friday, April 17, 2015 (Argot Studios / Paul Ruest)

Fantastic live tracks from the amazing women of Flor de Toloache.

Our Week In The Web: April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015
A semi-truck full of bees overturned on Washington state's I-5, spilling millions of angry bees out into the roadway in the early morning hours. (Kiro TV)

Interactions on Facebook, campaign time begins and a truck full of bees.

Parents Speak Out On Autism Care ‘Cliff’

April 16, 2015
Matt Resnik, a  young man with autism, helps run his own biscotti making company in his home. (Courtesy SMILE Biscotti /  Phoenix Magazine)

Stories of autism care for adults from our callers and, maybe, from you, too.

(Un)Happy Tax Day 2015!

April 15, 2015
This April 13, 2014 file photo shows The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building Washington. Budget cuts forced the IRS to reduce the number of tax audits last year to the lowest level in a decade, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP)

Celebrate filling your taxes today (or last week, or last month, etc.) with a few of our many hours on tax policy, tax season and tax dodging.

How To Get Started On Seed-Saving

April 10, 2015
A view of an active garden in warmer seasons. (Rudolf Vlcek / Flickr)

Hudson Valley Seed Library owner Ken Greene helps you find your green thumb as spring starts to start to arrive around the country.

Our Week In The Web: April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015
President Barack Obama waves goodbye as he boards Air Force One in Jamaica. (Pete Souza / The White House)

Comment moderation, presidential rainbows and the creepy gif action of the Boston Globe’s #MostStylishBostonians feature.

The Comma Queen Answers Your Questions

April 9, 2015
The New Yorker's Mary Norris, the self-described 'Comma Queen,' wears a crown made of commas at a recent magazine party in her honor. (Silvia Killingsworth / Twitter)

The Comma Queen is in, and she’s got the answers to a few of your grammar and spelling questions.

Three Recipes From The Nonnas

April 7, 2015
On Point producer Abigail Collins shows off her freshly prepared cut black olives. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

Three delicious Italian recipes from the nonnas of Enoteca Maria — and the On Point producers who prepared the food for ours how.

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