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On Point

Weekdays 9:00-11:00am


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.

Inside The Real Hollywood: The Sony Hack Continues

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

A Stunning Shift In U.S.-Cuban Relations

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

2014 In Sports: The World Cup, Sochi And NFL Scandals

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From the Sochi Olympics and Ray Rice to Lebron's return to Cleveland, we'll unpack a big year in sports.

A Deadly Taliban Attack On A Pakistani School

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The Taliban take responsibility for killing more than 100 Pakistani schoolchildren. We ask why there, why now.

Inheritance, Like Family, Is Messy

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The documentary "Black Heirlooms," tells the story of how inheritances, even humble ones, can tear families apart. We talk to the director.

Beverly Johnson And The Bill Cosby Scandal

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Supermodel Beverly Johnson is the latest woman to accuse Bill Cosby. She joins us.

Two Hundred Years Of African American Prayer

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"Conversations with God," - the story told by two centuries of African American prayer.

The CIA Itself On The Senate's 'Torture Report'

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The CIA on the CIA. After the explosive Senate report, what the Agency's own are saying on torture and the way forward.

Let's Talk Chicken

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Why are there more chickens than people in the world? The remarkable story of what happened when the chicken crossed the road and the world.

Week In The News: 'Torture Report,' Cromnibus And The End Of #OccupyCentral

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The explosive torture report. Rolling Stone and UVA. Ebola heroes. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

The End Of Garbage? How To Live A Greener Life Now

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How to live a more environmentally friendly life. A look at the best ways to be green.

Life On Mars, Eventually

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Leaving Earth forever on a one-way ticket to Mars. Who would want to take that lonely journey? More people than you'd expect.

Playing Those 15-Year Old Blues

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Playing the blues. Fifteen-year old guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan and his mentor the legendary Buddy Guy lay down the licks.

What The Senate 'Torture Report' Means

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The explosive Senate "torture report" on harsh interrogation techniques years in the making is out. And it's graphic and controversial.

Drunk, But Not Alcoholic: A New Look At Excessive Drinking

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Who's an excessive drinker? Who's an alcoholic? We'll talk definitions, risks, and treatments.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Race In America

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"White privilege," Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and America's complicated conversation on race.

Don't Mind Us, We're Just Jealous

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We look at jealousy, that most human emotion. Its history, its meaning and even its social value.

ISIS: The Richest Terrorists In History?

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ISIS is the richest terrorist organization ever, with an estimated more than $1 billion in assets. We'll look at ISIS' business model and how to disrupt it.

The Best Books Of 2014

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"All the Light We Cannot See," "Fourth of July Creek," "Another Great Day at Sea" and more. The best books of 2014.

Week In The News: Eric Garner, Immigration Action And Free Speech Online

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No indictment in police choke hold death. Free speech and Facebook. Sony Pictures hacked. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.