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Two Congressmen Weigh In On DHS Funding

February 24, 2015
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by House Democrats, calls on their GOP colleagues to pass a funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that does not contain provisions aimed at blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland present their views on the ongoing Congressional budget fight over Department of Homeland Security funding. (Spoiler: They do not agree on a resolution of the crisis).

Our Week In The Web: February

February 20, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden talks with Stephanie Carter, wife of incoming Defense Secretary Ash Carter during Carter's swearing in ceremony, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Carter, 60, is President Barack Obama's fourth secretary of defense. (AP)

We explain what happened with the old podcast feed this week and last, share some other Oscar categories and reminisce about the golden days of Double Rainbows and Honey Badgers who just don’t care.

The 87th Academy Awards, As Heard On On Point

February 19, 2015
Preparation is underway for the 87th annual Academy Awards on Hollywood Blvd. at the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP)

Want the inside scoop on who will win big on Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards? (Look elsewhere, sorry). But we’ve got great shows on some of the year’s best movies, all right here.

YouTube Classics From The First Decade

February 18, 2015

What YouTube viral videos have you watched again (and again, and again, and again)? We share some of our (and your) favorites here.

Brian Stelter Remembers His Mentor, David Carr

February 13, 2015
David Carr, culture reporter and media columnist for The New York Times poses for a photograph on Eighth Avenue, Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, in New York.  Carr died on February 12, 2015 at the age of 58. (AP)

“I’m still grappling with how to talk about David Carr in the past tense.” CNN’s Brian Stelter remembers his mentor and colleague, New York Times media critic David Carr.

Our Week In The Web: February 13, 2015

February 13, 2015
Australia's oldest living man spends his free time knitting sweaters for injured penguins. Yes. He does. (AAT Kings)

We try and explain what’s going on in our comments section lately, share some besweatered penguins and a whole bunch of capybaras go visit some hot springs.

Our Week In The Web: February 6, 2015

February 6, 2015
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hangs out of a duck boat as fans cheer during a parade in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, to honor the NFL football team's victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz. (AP)

The Patriots won the Super Bowl, none of you emailed us about email comments and Tom Ashbrook <3s TV. Also, German pop.

Soup Recipes To Help Ward Off The Cold

February 5, 2015
This Jan. 19, 2015 photo shows cauliflower soup topped with tamari Pepitas in Concord, N.H. This recipe is by J.M. Hirsch.  (AP)

As you listen to our soup show, fill your bowls — and your bellies — with some delicious winter recipes.

German Pop Music, Of All Shapes And Sizes

February 2, 2015
German singer Helene Fischer performs on stage during the final German TV show 'Wetten dass...?' (Bet that ...?) in Nuremberg, Germany, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (AP)

So we know what Germany was listening to in the 19th Century. But what about the 21st Century? Answers within.

Anti-Vaccine Movement Seen At Base Of Measles Outbreak

February 2, 2015
Pediatrician Charles Goodman vaccinates 1 year- old Cameron Fierro with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, or MMR vaccine at his practice in Northridge, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.  (AP)

A New York Times Rocky Mountain reporter tells us more about the measles outbreak in southern California, and beyond.

Our Week In The Web: January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015
As greater Boston soldiered through an historic snowstorm this week, many residents reported yeti sightings around the region. (@BostonYeti2015)

Emails, on-air interactions and the dystopic legend of Shia LaBeouf. (We aren’t kidding about that last one, we swear).

Our Week In The Web: January 23, 2015

January 23, 2015
Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) delivered the Republican Party's response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 20 while wearing some rather distinctive shoes. (ABC News)

New thoughts on Facebook, new analysis of State of the Union twitter activity and new weekend excitement. New! And exciting!

Meet On Point’s Interns: Spring 2015

January 23, 2015
Apparently, it's Bill Murray Day today, and Canada. Gets. It. (Steve Murray / National Post)

Good news! We have interns, and they are wonderful, and here they are for the spring term. Meet them digitally, right here.

Caller To Author Ron Rash: ‘You Cared About People Like Me’

January 22, 2015
Author Ron Rash (Western Carolina University)

An unexpected caller from South Carolina brings back guest Ron Rash’s years as a community college professor in a movingly real way.

Podcasts You Should Listen To

January 16, 2015
In this Nov. 2014 photo provided by Serial, Emily Condon poses for a photo in the Serial office in New York. (AP)

You like podcasts? We like podcasts. Here are some podcasts that you could listen to, if you’re into that kind of thing.

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