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Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR.
 
The front page of the Internet--also known as Reddit--is making noise. Hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson dig into the site's vast and curious ecosystem of online communities, collaborating with Reddit's 330 million users and over 140 thousand communities to find all kinds of jaw-dropping narratives. A collaboration between WBUR and Reddit.
 
A lot happens in Boston every day. To help you keep up, WBUR, Boston's NPR News station, pulled these stories together just for you. Science, technology, arts, politics, health, business, investigations, and so much more — it's all the local news you need, delivered by the best reporters in Massachusetts.
 
For 16 years, the Modern Love column has given New York Times readers a glimpse into the complicated love lives of real people. Since its start, the column has evolved into a TV show, three books and a podcast. Now, we are excited to announce a relaunch of the podcast at The Times, hosted by Daniel Jones, the editor and creator of Modern Love, and Miya Lee, editor of Tiny Love Stories and Modern Love projects. Each week, we’ll bring you their favorite stories from the column’s vast archive, ...
 
Maria Garcia was 9 years old and living on the U.S.-Mexico border when Selena was murdered. Twenty five years later, Maria is on a quest to understand what it means to love, mourn and remember Selena. In this intimate journey, Maria explores what Selena’s legacy shows us about belonging in America. Produced by WBUR.
 
One woman's quest to end her war with food. Hosts Juna Gjata and Dr. Eddie Phillips wield solid science, medical knowledge, common sense and an endless supply of dad jokes to teach us how to eat better and feel better about it. Hint: It’s not dieting. They discuss exercise, body image, food addiction, genetics, weight loss and more. A WBUR production.
 
It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. With first-ever interviews, unprecedented access, and more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A joint production from WBUR ...
 
Freak Out and Carry On, WBUR's politics and history podcast, addresses the urgent issues of our time through the lens of history. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Ron Suskind and noted Boston College historian Heather Cox Richardson, the podcast examines the national political landscape and dives into the historical context. New episodes available every Thursday.
 
Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.
 
Kind World is a show about how a single act of kindness can change someone's life. In each episode, hosts and reporters Yasmin Amer and Andrea Asuaje search the world for good news stories that will restore your faith in humanity. A production of WBUR.
 
A four minute weekly radio comic strip. ...It's what Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne might be hotly debating as they walk into the studio -- just before they get on mic. This short radiostrip plays out in the kitchen of 11 Central Ave, the home of an extended family where a hodgepodge of other characters regularly drops in.As they rush around in the morning drinking coffee, reading the paper, looking for their shoes, they're talking about everything from the most compelling topics of our ti ...
 
Season Ticket is full of engaging talk, insightful commentary, insider information, and unfiltered conversations with those who make news on the Boston sports scene and those who report on it five days a week. Hosted by Boston Globe sports columnist Chris Gasper, in partnership with WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, this daily show will make you feel closer to your favorite teams than ever before.
 
An exploration of the life that happens before, behind, and beyond the spotlight. Host Geoff Edgers paints intimate, sound-rich, and surprising portraits of some of the most creative people in the world. The first season includes: Norm Macdonald, Ava Duvernay, Ms. Pat, Hanson and David Letterman. A collaboration between WBUR and The Washington Post.
 
The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released leading up to up to Election Day 2016, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. New special episodes in the countdown to the 2020 presidential election highlight other stories from U.S. presidential history that can help illuminate our current momen ...
 
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We review the major news stories of the week, highlighting major institutional failures, and also some potential promises for a better future. We'll discuss it all and take listener calls with Wilnelia Rivera, democratic strategist and founder of Rivera Consulting, and Jim Stergios, executive director of the Pioneer Institute.…
 
It's been 17 years since we last heard the sound of the cicada. Any day now, trillions of them will emerge out of the ground in parts of the eastern and Midwestern United States. It's a wonder of nature that we get to witness once every 17 years. Now, cicadas and Brood X have been an inspiration to researchers well beyond the world of entomology. T…
 
Alisa Amador and Rosi Amador are two-thirds of Sol y Canto, a music group started by Rosi Amador and her husband 25 years ago. They join us to discuss their latest album. And, it's difficult for most white people to talk about race. Professors Marlene Fine and Fern Johnson discuss their book, "Let's Talk Race: A Guide for White People."…
 
Maxwell's “Urban Hang Suite" turns a quarter-century-old this year. He reflects on how the album helped usher in an era of R&B called neo-soul. And, last year, New Jersey became the first state to require all public schools to adopt climate change education into its curriculum. We speak with a science teacher and a senior at Chatham High School.…
 
Maxwell's "Urban Hang Suite" turns a quarter-century-old this year. He reflects on how the album helped usher in an era of R&B called neo-soul. And, last year, New Jersey became the first state to require all public schools to adopt climate change education into its curriculum. We speak with a science teacher and a senior at Chatham High School.…
 
Sufjan Stevens released "Convocations" on Thursday. The record represents a journey through the yin-yang of grief, drawing on the death of his father. And, French researchers are trying to better understand how humans adapt to losing all sense of time. Deep Time's project director explains what it was like to spend 40 days in a cave without sunligh…
 
Chef Kathy Gunst shares a few simple recipes that kids can help prepare for their moms on Mother's Day. And, journalism professor Allissa Richardson discusses her essay, "We Have Enough Proof," in which she argues for a moratorium on the public airing of videos showing the deaths of Black people at the hands of police.…
 
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