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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.
The History, Science And Myth Of Poison
A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York explores the power of poison to harm and to help.
Ukraine Splits Over East-West Economic Rivalry
The battle over Ukraine. The reach of the West. Russia's sphere of influence. Ukrainians in the streets.
The High-Tech Hiring Market Of Today
They see you when you're sleeping. They know when you're awake. Employers move to digital assessment in hiring, firing and promotion. We'll check in.
Poverty Wages In America
Solving America's low wage conundrum. Looking for a way up and out of the poverty wage trap. Plus, Pope Francis on contemporary capitalism.
Taking Stock Of HealthCare.gov
Healthcare.gov. It's December. We'll look at what's working, what's not, and the path now for health care reform.
The Culinary Diversity Of Thanksgiving
For Thanksgiving, turkey plus or minus all kinds of things. Multicultural America giving Thanksgiving menus a multicultural kick.
Doris Kearns Goodwin On Teddy Roosevelt and the Progressive Era
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on protest, reform, Teddy Roosevelt and America then and now.
Holiday Movies 2013: Big Films With Vintage Flair
We talk with top film critics about this holiday season's gusher of new movies, from Disney's "Frozen,' to "The Wolf of Wall Street" to "American Hustle.'"
China Chooses Change In Ten-Year Outlook
China's ten-year plan. Economic changes. Social changes. And the planned new face of modern China.
Neil Gaiman's Newest 'Overture'
Norman Mailer called it "a comic strip for intellectuals." Best-selling author Neil Gaiman joins us with his dark, new series on the origins of "The Sandman."
'Historic' Deal Reached In Iranian Nuclear Talks
Historic nuclear deal reached with Iran. There are vast implications. We'll have world-wide reaction.
Remembering The Kennedy Assassination, Fifty Years On
On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we remember the day, the man and the nation before and after.
Week In The News: Afghan Deals, Senate Goes Nuclear, Midwest Storms
Midwest destruction, Afghan troop talks, a big fine for J.P. Morgan and gay marriage and the Cheney sisters. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Rebecca Sugar's Subtle Cartoon Chaos
Rebecca Sugar is a 26-year-old cartooning pioneer. First with "Adventure Time." Now with "Steven Universe." Rebecca Sugar is with us.
Colorado's Polka-Dotted Middle Way
Colorado is pushing a lot of boundaries and buttons lately. On fracking, gun law, marijuana, secession. We catch up with Colorado
The Flair And Flash Of Charlie Parker's 'Lightning'
Big jazz thinker Stanley Crouch on the wild, young mind and music of early "Bird," Charlie Parker.
Digital Currency, Bitcoin And The Dark Web
Bitcoin and virtual currencies in the spotlight on Capitol Hill. We'll look at the new world of digital money and the issues that come with it.
What To Do With The NSA?
The Supreme Court turns away a challenge to NSA spying. We'll look at the reason why and why not to rein the agency in.
America's Deadly Early Days
Steering toward Thanksgiving, the real story of those who sailed from Europe to America, and how tough the settlement was.
'World's Biggest Airline' Cleared For Merger Takeoff
The US Airways-American mega-merger to become the world's biggest airline is cleared for takeoff. We'll look at what this means for prices, travel and our life in the skies.