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On Point

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.

A Fan's Argument Against Football

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One outspoken fan's reluctant manifesto against football, and the big push to reform the game.

American Labor At A Crossroads

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On Labor Day, we'll check in on the American labor force, with labor activist Van Jones, and more.

The Beyonc? Brand Of Feminism

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Sex, power and Beyonc?'s feminism. The message to young women.

Week In The News: Ukrainian Invasion, Burger King Tax Trouble, A Gaza Ceasefire

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War moves over Syria, Ukraine. Burger King moves to Canada. Nine-year-olds and Uzis. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

The State Of America's Wine Industry

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Drought in California, earthquake in Napa. We look at broken bottles and the health of the American wine industry.

Legacy And Lessons From Ferguson

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The message that will last out of Ferguson with New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb.

What's Worth Watching This Fall

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This week the Emmys celebrate the best in television. We'll look at what's ahead for the Fall TV season.

Ukraine And Russia At Gunpoint; The US Eyes Syria

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Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's leader meet. We'll look at Russia and the high voltage chess game over Ukraine. Plus, we look at potential US military strikes in Syria and Iraq.

Back To School With The Educational App Boom

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Educational apps are all over these days. How are they working for the education of our children? Plus: why our kids need more sleep.

Should The Wealthy Worry About Inequality?

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Multi-millionaire Nick Hanauer says he and his fellow super-rich are killing the goose-the American middle class — that lays the golden eggs.

The Global Legacy Of Yoga's Master Teacher

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The legacy of Indian yoga master, B.K.S Iyengar, and his influence on yoga in the Western world.

Why Westerners Are Joining The ISIS Ranks

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Britons, Europeans and Americans are joining the ranks of ISIS. We'll look at what's pulling them in.

Stunt Philanthropy In The Age Of Social Media

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The Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS, viral fundraising and how we give in the age of social media.

Week In The News: Ferguson Simmers, An ISIS Beheading, West Africa's Ebola Crisis

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The National Guard and Eric Holder in Ferguson. ISIS beheads an American journalist. Texas Governor Rick Perry gets a mug shot. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Making Do In A Makeshift Economy

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We'll look at workers trying to live and make a living in the age of TaskRabbit and computer-driven work schedules.

The Bloody Extremities Of ISIS

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An American is beheaded. We'll look at the ferocity of ISIS, and what to do about it.

Why You Should Worry About The Butterflies

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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

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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

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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

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"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.