Weekdays 9:00-11:00am, and 9:00-11:00pm
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.
Why You Should Worry About The Butterflies
This year's monarch butterfly migration is the smallest ever recorded. We'll ask why. It's a big story. Plus: how climate change is creating new hybridized species.
Race, Class And Ferguson
A deep read on Ferguson, Missouri and what we're seeing about race, class, hope and fear in America.
The Art And Science Of Living With A Stranger
From college dorms and summer camps to RVs and retirement hotels, what it's like to share a room. True stories of roommates.
The Militarization Of America's Local Police Forces
"War zones" in America. Local police departments with military grade equipment - how much is too much, and what it would take to de-militarize America's police force.
The Educated Sheep Of The Ivy League
A loud complaint that some top American colleges are turning out "excellent sheep." A sharp critique of the Ivy League.
West Africa's Ebola Epidemic Spreads
Ebola: more than a thousand dead now. An unprecedented spread. We'll look at what it will take to stop it.
Healthy Food, Fast
Quinoa on the run. We test the claims and reality of the healthy fast food movement.
Week In The News: Ferguson, Iraq And Remembering Robin Williams
Clashes in Ferguson, Missouri. The U.S. in Iraq. A Russian convoy, bound for Ukraine. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
What Happens To Forecasting When America's Weather Satellites Die?
We look at what's at stake for the future of weather forecasting when our aging weather satellites die.
For The U.S., Intervention Or Restraint In Iraq
More US troops bound for Iraq. We'll look at the big question of American intervention or restraint on the global stage.
Virtuosic Folk Trio Nickel Creek Reunites
After a seven-year hiatus, progressive folk trio Nickel Creek is back together. We'll hear from them and their latest album, "A Dotted Line."
Police Force, 'Broken Windows' And A Death In Missouri
The death of an unarmed 18 year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked a national conversation about police and deadly force. We'll investigate.
Saying Goodbye To Comic Master Robin Williams
We remember Robin Williams --why he was special, and how he lost his long battle with addiction and depression.
Mohamed El-Erian On Our Uncertain Economic Future
We talk to big economist Mohamed El-Erian about the US economy, the global economy and where we may be headed.
What Keeps Us 'Riveted'?
What makes performance "riveting." Why we cry at movies, laugh at jokes, are obsessed with celebrities and sports and more.
Airstrikes And American Intervention In Iraq
The U.S. returns to Iraq. Air strikes. Aid. We'll look at the dimensions of the President's intervention.
NCAA Vote: Are College Sports Going Pro?
The NCAA opening the way to bigger money, bigger recruiting, bigger everything in top tier college sports: creating, almost, a "pro" tier.
Week In The News: US Action In Iraq, Ceasefire Broken, Ebola Spreads
The President authorizes airstrikes in Iraq. Gaza ceasefire broken. Ebola on the move.
The Shaker Way Of Life
The Shakers shook when they prayed. Had a unique vision of the world. There are three left. One is with us.
An Identity Mega-Heist By Russian Hackers
Russian hackers have amassed over a billion stolen Internet identities — the largest cyber-haul ever. We look at the stakes in the mega-hack. Plus: ISIS attacks on Iraq's Yazidi minority.