Comedian Joan Rivers, who passed away this week at the age of 81, remembers fellow comic giant Robin Williams during an August 12, 2014 memorial show. 


David Sedaris (New York, 1947)

[Ed. note: Mr. Sedaris is more of a public radio favorite than a public radio host but sometimes you break the rules for the ones you love. Here he is channeling Billie Holiday. Listen next time the news brings you down.]


Tom Ashbrook, On Point (New York 2010)

Nickel Creek plays their song “Rest of My Life" for On Point Radio. (August 13, 2014)

Nickel Creek plays their cover of the Mother Mother song “Hayloft" for On Point Radio.(August 13, 2014)

Nickel Creek plays their song “Destination" for On Point Radio. (August 13, 2014)


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Each day, we bring our followers a fact in 12 seconds. We approach different individuals in the newsroom to share an offbeat fact from recent NPR reporting. Snapchats are ephemeral. You see it –– and then it’s gone.

Ari Shapiro…

We here at On Point Radio had a pie day Friday today, and it was pretty fantastic. Check out our site for the audio and for recipes for all the pies you see here. 

We covered the Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act today and looked at the law’s legacy; our friends at NPR HQ did a bang-up job telling the surprising story of the law’s creation. Take a gander.