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Judgement Day Looms Near for Boston Marathon Bomber

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The prosecution in the trial of the admitted Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is winding down.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 419: I Shall Be Released

Monday, March 23, 2015

Rick Abath tells his wife, Diana, about being the night security guard at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum during the biggest art heist in U.S. history.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Boston's Long, Snowy Winter Slog

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

For most Bostonians, the snow lost any luster it may have had several storms ago. We'll check in on how our neighbors to the north are dealing with this winter's historic amount of snow.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Boston’s Blizzards; Possible Sandy Fraud & the Black Fashion Paradox

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Possible Sandy insurance fraud; the black fashion paradox; how Bostonians are coping with all that snow; NJ blue laws and why great acting is about so much more than just entertainment. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Crime and Punishment for the Boston Marathon Bomber

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Could you be an impartial juror in the trial for Tsarnaev in the Boston marathon bombing trial?

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On Point

Feeling Hypocritical? Don't Worry: Everybody Else Is, Too

Monday, December 29, 2014

Everyone hates hypocrisy. But, hold on, says one philosopher, we're all hypocrites. It's part of being human.

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On Point

Neil Gaiman's Newest 'Overture'

Friday, December 26, 2014

Norman Mailer called it "a comic strip for intellectuals." Best-selling author Neil Gaiman joins us with his dark, new series on the origins of "The Sandman."

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On Point

How America Has Lost Its Way

Friday, December 26, 2014

Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert has been in the road in the USA. He says America has lost its way. He joins us.

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On Point

Virtuosic Folk Trio Nickel Creek Reunites

Thursday, December 25, 2014

After a seven-year hiatus, progressive folk trio Nickel Creek is back together. We'll hear from them and their latest album, "A Dotted Line."

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On Point

What We Find In Young Children's Literature

Thursday, December 25, 2014

From "Good Night Moon" to this year's crop, what we seek and share in young children's literature.

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On Point

This Christmas Season, Why Not Revel?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A winter solstice celebration in song. The Revels arrive in our studio with carols from a Victorian Christmas.

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On Point

Try And Be Grateful (You'll Thank Us Later)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Gratitude isn't just good manners -researchers are discovering it's a key to happiness, health, good for society.

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On Point

New Science On Our Nine-Lived Friends

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

There's a reason your cats act the way they do. Their genome shows, they're not so different from wild animals. We'll dive in.

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On Point

Police Assassinations And A Public Outcry In New York City

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Calls for police reforms after officers' shootings. How the conversation is and isn't changing from Ferguson to New York.

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On Point

What Were We Wearing? The Art Of High Fashion

Monday, December 22, 2014

Couture fashion exhibits are drawing record crowds at museums. We'll look at the beauty and the art behind the glitz.

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On Point

The Fragile Economic State Of Putin's Russia

Monday, December 22, 2014

A weak ruble and a turbulent economy. We look at Putin's Russia and what its economic free fall means.

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On Point

The Year In Latin Music

Friday, December 19, 2014

From crossover hits to hip-hop to soul, we look at a big year in the wide world of Latin music.

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On Point

Week In The News: Cuba Thaw, Taliban Attack, Hollywood Hacking

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cuba reset. Russia's rubble troubles. School massacre in Pakistan. Jeb explores 2016. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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On Point

Inside The Real Hollywood: The Sony Hack Continues

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A big Sony hack gets weirder and wider. And Hollywood and Homeland Security are on edge.

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On Point

A Stunning Shift In U.S.-Cuban Relations

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Following months of secret talks the US will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than fifty years.

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