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.
Sleater-Kinney Is Back
Feminist punk-rockers, the band Sleater-Kinney, is with us. Reunited. Hotter than ever.
Stand Up. Right Now.
The end of sitting at work. A new call to get up off our chairs. To stand and move! We'll look at how that works.
Jewel: Still Singing Strong, Still 'Never Broken'
Singer-songwriter Jewel asked "who will save your soul"? Now she's talking about saving her own. We'll talk to Jewel.
Big Potential For Tiny Houses
Tiny houses, micro-apartments. They're hot. Americans are downsizing.
Fresh Ideas For Your Thanksgiving Feast
Bring your appetite! We're gathering around the radio table with three chefs and new Thanksgiving recipes.
Marilynne Robinson On Hope In A Time Of Fear
On the day before Thanksgiving, we talk with Marilynne Robinson – one of America's greatest authors, thinkers, moralists — about fear and hope in a hard, frightening time.
Karl Rove On The Campaigns of 1896 And 2016
Republican political strategist Karl Rove is thinking about the McKinley 1896 campaign and the GOP field right now. Karl Rove is with us.
Targeting The ISIS Economy
ISIS, Inc. The terrorist organization is raking in billions –from oil, grain, antiquities, and taxes. We look at how to break the ISIS bank. Plus, Turkey downs a Russian plane. We'll have the latest.
'Evoking The Mulatto' In Mixed-Race America
Mixed-race America in the time of Black Lives Matter and demographic change. We'll talk race, identity and the film project "Evoking the Mulatto".
Should We Go All-In On ISIS?
New York Times columnist Roger Cohen says the US needs to step up in the fight against ISIS. But there's a caution flag, too. We'll dive in.
New Tech To Get You Over The River And All The Way To Grandmother's House
Technology to make holiday travel a little easier: from apps to gadgets to online deals.
Week In The News: Paris Attacks, Syrian Refugees, ISIS Strategy
Terror strikes France. Debate over Syrian refugees in the U.S. The 2016 candidates on ISIS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Miami's Boom (And Climate Doom?)
Climate change and Miami. We'll look at the city's booming real estate market and its future in a time of rising seas.
HIV, Sex And The Charlie Sheen Story
Actor Charlie Sheen announced he is HIV positive. So are nearly 40 million other people around the world. We'll look at sex, new therapies, and HIV.
The Deep Story Of Mayflower Pilgrims
The story of the Mayflower Pilgrims is more complicated – beautiful and frightening — than we were taught in school. We listen and learn.
ISIS On The Unchecked Dark Web
ISIS is using PlayStations, encryption apps and more to increasingly avoid detection online. CIA director John Brennan is bucking limits on surveillance. The debate is on, again.
The Uberization Of Money
How technology will change the banking system. We'll look at the uberization of money.
Syrian Refugees And The Paris Attacks
After the Paris Attacks, how to handle the refugees out of Syria in Europe and the U.S. It's a hot, divisive question. And winter is coming.
A Dangerous World Takes Center Stage In Second Democratic Debate
Democrats in debate. Clinton, O'Malley, Sanders take the stage in Iowa. We'll hear the key points of contention.
Paris Attacks: At War With ISIS
Mass murder claimed by ISIS in the heart of Paris. What now? Is it war? Is there a better way?