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.
The Science And Sweat Of High-Intensity Workouts
Rock-hard bodies in a fraction of the time. We'll look at the 7-minute workout, and the promises of high-intensity exercise.
Food Stamps: Fighting Hunger Or Draining Resources?
Congress says food stamps are costing the country too much and debating big cuts. One in every seven Americans is using them to eat. What's going on?
How Can We Better Prepare For Tornadoes?
After Oklahoma's giant twister, does Tornado Alley need to change the way it builds and lives in the age of superstorms?
Uncovering Apple's Tax Havens
Apple in the hot seat. Lawmakers say the company dodged billions in taxes on overseas profits. We'll look at the world of off shore tax escapes.
Henry Ford And His World
The controversial and brilliant Henry Ford and the world he invented.
George Packer On America's 'Unwinding'
New Yorker writer George Packer's inside history of the great unwinding of America's 20th century way of life and where we stand now.
Military Sex Abuse And The Chain Of Command
Solving the U.S. military's sex abuse problem. We look at the chain of command issue and what needs to change
The North American Energy Revolution
North America as the new fossil fuel powerhouse. We'll look at the blessing, the curse and how it may reshape geopolitics and energy politics.
Week In The News: IRS And AP, Military Sex Abuse, Angelina Jolie
IRS and AP scandals. White House damage control. More military sex abuse. Angelina Jolie. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
The wizard of pop. From "Raindrops" to "Walk On By." Burt Bacharach joins us with his new memoir of a life in music.
Joseph Stiglitz On Student Debt And The American Dream
Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz on how student debt is crushing the American dream, and what to do about it.
A New Way To Care For Patients With Dementia
How an Arizona retirement home has found a kinder, gentler way to take care of patients with dementia.
Uproar Over IRS Scrutiny, Snooping On The AP
Uproar over the IRS and its inquiries. Over snooping on the AP. We tackle both.
Fantastic Creatures And Their Future
The mother of all diversity: nature. Her most fantastic creatures and how they're faring now.
Stock Market Highs — Plus: Angelina Jolie's Cancer Decision
All- time highs in the stock market lately. We ask why, and whether it says recovery or bubble. PLUS: Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy.
Rationing In Our Future?
A new book says rationing--of food, energy and more--is in our future. We hear the case, and the pushback.
Election In Pakistan
Hope and fear in Pakistan. An historic election day and high stakes all over. We go there.
'Gatsby' On The Big Screen
"The Great Gatsby" is back. On the big screen. We'll revisit the tale, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Leonardo DiCaprio.
Week In The News: Cleveland Escape, Military Sexual Assault, Mark Sanford
The Cleveland horrors. Dow 15,000. More sexual assault in the U.S. military. Mark Sanford. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Weight-Loss Surgeries: Does Success Offset Controversy?
Big Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, has had weight-loss surgery. We'll look at the buzz and controversy around gastric bypass surgery, lapbands and more.