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.
The Paths That Led Patti Smith To 'M Train'
Iconic rocker, poet of punk, and National Book Award-winning author Patti Smith joins us to talk about her new memoir, "M Train".
Inside Overseas Tax Havens
Trillions of dollars are now stashed in protected tax havens around the world, leaving societies' bills to those at home. We'll dig in.
Education Reform, After Arne Duncan
Arne Duncan's headed out as U.S. Education Secretary. What's next for America's school kids?
The U.S. 'Mistake' That Ruined An Afghan Hospital
The U.S. airstrike on the hospital in Kunduz. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan faces tough questions from Congress. We're looking for what really happened.
American Opioid Addiction Keeps Growing
American addiction. From prescription painkillers to heroin. The numbers are staggering. Why?
Gun Policy Intrudes On 2016 Campaign Trail
American gun policy front and center in the 2016 campaigns after the shootings in Oregon. We'll look at who stands where on guns.
Sara Bareilles Probably Still Won't Write You A Love Song
Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles goes fully confessional in her new memoir, "Sounds Like Me." She joins us.
Ad Blockers And The Internet Of Tomorrow
Are ad–blocking, bots, and mobile gutting economic viability of the internet? We'll take a close look.
The Scandinavian Secret Behind All Your Favorite Songs
The software of hit songs now. We'll look at the algorithms, computer generated beats and producers making it happen for Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and more.
Week In The News: Shooting In Oregon, Russia In Syria, United Nations Diplomacy
A deadly shooting at an Oregon community college. Putin and Obama at the UN. The capture of Kunduz. Water on Mars. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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.
Election 2016 Is 'Feeling The Bern'
Senator Bernie Sanders joins us to make the case for why he should be the next President of the United States. We will "Feel the Bern" with Bernie Sanders.
Interview With Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'Count Me As A Radical'
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is making waves in the 2016 Presidential race, and he joined us today from the US Capitol to explain how his campaign message is connecting with voters around the country.
New Trends In American Immigration
Asians are now number one in immigration to the USA. We'll look at who's coming, where they're going and their imprint on the country.
Afghanistan And The Taliban, Again
The Taliban takes an Afghan city, Kunduz. What's going in Afghanistan?
Renata Adler, Queen Of The Culture Wars
Legendary journalist and critic Renata Adler on American culture now. She's not a happy camper.
Russia, Syria And The Assad End Game
The Russia factor, with Syria, ISIS, Iraq, Iran. Obama and Putin sit down. We dive in.
Making Our Workplaces Work For Everyone
Big thinker and working mom Anne-Marie Slaughter sparked debate when she wrote "Why Women Still Can't Have it All." She's back talking about a toxic work world.
The Republican Party After Boehner Bows Out
The GOP after John Boehner. We'll talk with Republicans on Capitol Hill and beyond.
The Murky World Of FBI Informants
The world of FBI informants, from "Black Mass" and Whitey Bulger to the thousands out there right now.