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A hybrid of a talk program and a news-magazine, On Point puts each day’s news into context and provides a lively forum for discussion and debate. Topics chosen for the program are often taken from the biggest news stories of the day while others have a direct connection to issues that are at the core of what is urgent and important in the world at the moment.
Who Needs A Life Coach?
The booming business of life coaches. Everybody seems to have one these days. Therapists are feeling the pinch. We look at the life coach craze.
The Supreme Court On Aereo And The Future Of TV
The Supreme Court looks at Aereo, the little startup that could cut your cable cord and up-end TV as we've known it. We look at the battle. Plus: a state ban on affirmative action in college admissions is upheld. We'll examine the implications.
T-Rex And Montana's Dinosaur Stories
As a new Tyrannosaurus Rex arrives at the Smithsonian, we'll look at its home - pre-historic Montana - and the age when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.
Iraq Teeters On The Edge Of Civil War
We look at Iraq now, two years after Americans boots marched out. New elections next week, and the country on the verge of all-out civil war.
Remembering The Magical Realism Of Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez
Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez and his spell of magical realism. We'll cast it again, in remembrance.
Bloomberg's Big Money Campaign For Gun Background Checks
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new $50 million dollar push for gun control. We'll look at the plan to take on Washington and the gun lobby.
Space Oceans And Looking For Life
Oceans in Space. The new discovery on a moon of Saturn, and the possibility of life there.
Week In The News: Putin On Ukraine And A 'New Russia,' A Ferry Down, Economic Questions
Deadly clashes in Eastern Ukraine. A white supremacist rocks Kansas City. The Marathon bombing anniversary. And Bloomberg on guns. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Simon Schama On 'The Story Of The Jews'
In the week of Passover and anti-Semitic gunfire, we look at the history of the Jews with acclaimed historian Simon Schama. Plus, Pope Francis and the Catholic Church today.
Navigating College Financial Aid
The inside dope on college financial aid. The way it really works, who gets what, and how.
How To Get Ahead In Business (Without An MBA)
Humorist and longtime Fortune columnist Stanley Bing says, "forget the MBA." He's got the low-down on what you really need to master in business. Plus: the sky-high state of executive salaries.
The 'Minute Clinic' Approach To Medicine
Retailers from Walgreens to Wal-Mart to CVS are looking to turn into health care outlets. It's convenient. Is it good medicine? Plus: using tech to disrupt the healthcare market.
Matt Taibbi On Unequal Justice In The Age Of Inequality
Muckraking journalist Matt Taibbi sees a huge and growing divide in the US justice system, where big money buys innocence and poverty means guilt. He joins us.
The Boston Marathon Bombing And America's Terror Threat Now
One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, we look at national and local security on the terrorism front now, and what we've learned.
Feeling Hypocritical? Don't Worry: Everybody Else Is, Too
Everyone hates hypocrisy. But, hold on, says one philosopher, we're all hypocrites. It's part of being human.
Climate Change Countdown
An urgent call to act on climate. A top UN panel says we have just 15 years to avoid calamity.
The Petty, Punny DC Politics Of Armando Iannucci's 'Veep'
The HBO series "Veep" is back for a third season. We talk to Armando Iannucci, the show's creator about politicians real and satirical.
Week In The News: Equal Pay, Sebelius Resigns, Ukraine, Civil Rights Act At 50
School stabbings. Ukrainian consequences. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns. Computer heartbleed vulnerability. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Eco-Friendly Funerals And Death In America Today
New trends in eco-friendly funerals and burials--how they reflect how we're dealing with death.
The New Realities Of The 'Soft War' On Women In The Workplace
Hillary Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg's success suggests growing opportunity for women but our guests say the reality for most women is much less rosy.