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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.

Space Oceans And Looking For Life

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Oceans in Space. The new discovery on a moon of Saturn, and the possibility of life there.

Week In The News: Putin On Ukraine And A 'New Russia,' A Ferry Down, Economic Questions

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Deadly clashes in Eastern Ukraine. A white supremacist rocks Kansas City. The Marathon bombing anniversary. And Bloomberg on guns. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Simon Schama On 'The Story Of The Jews'

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In the week of Passover and anti-Semitic gunfire, we look at the history of the Jews with acclaimed historian Simon Schama. Plus, Pope Francis and the Catholic Church today.

Navigating College Financial Aid

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The inside dope on college financial aid. The way it really works, who gets what, and how.

How To Get Ahead In Business (Without An MBA)

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Humorist and longtime Fortune columnist Stanley Bing says, "forget the MBA." He's got the low-down on what you really need to master in business. Plus: the sky-high state of executive salaries.

The 'Minute Clinic' Approach To Medicine

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Retailers from Walgreens to Wal-Mart to CVS are looking to turn into health care outlets. It's convenient. Is it good medicine? Plus: using tech to disrupt the healthcare market.

Matt Taibbi On Unequal Justice In The Age Of Inequality

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Muckraking journalist Matt Taibbi sees a huge and growing divide in the US justice system, where big money buys innocence and poverty means guilt. He joins us.

The Boston Marathon Bombing And America's Terror Threat Now

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One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, we look at national and local security on the terrorism front now, and what we've learned.

Feeling Hypocritical? Don't Worry: Everybody Else Is, Too

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Everyone hates hypocrisy. But, hold on, says one philosopher, we're all hypocrites. It's part of being human.

Climate Change Countdown

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An urgent call to act on climate. A top UN panel says we have just 15 years to avoid calamity.

The Petty, Punny DC Politics Of Armando Iannucci's 'Veep'

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The HBO series "Veep" is back for a third season. We talk to Armando Iannucci, the show's creator about politicians real and satirical.

Week In The News: Equal Pay, Sebelius Resigns, Ukraine, Civil Rights Act At 50

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School stabbings. Ukrainian consequences. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns. Computer heartbleed vulnerability. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Eco-Friendly Funerals And Death In America Today

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New trends in eco-friendly funerals and burials--how they reflect how we're dealing with death.

The New Realities Of The 'Soft War' On Women In The Workplace

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Hillary Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg's success suggests growing opportunity for women but our guests say the reality for most women is much less rosy.

Cats, Dogs And Our Legal Love Affair With Our Pets

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Cats and dogs as family members. Pet parenthood. Our relationship with our pets is changing - we take a look.

Ukraine's Challenge To American Foreign Policy

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Ukraine's hot, the Mideast is a mess. Is this White House shrewdly realigning American foreign policy or frittering away its powers?

Minor Leaguers' Major Dreams

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Sunshine and fly balls. It's baseball season again and we're going minor - to the grit and gamble of the minor leagues.

Jindal, Portman And The GOP Leaders Of Today

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The future of the GOP from Obamacare to 2016. We'll talk to Ohio Senator Rob Portman and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

Afghanistan After Karzai

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The voting for a new President in Afghanistan, and where the country stands now.

Ebola Outbreak Shakes West Africa

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Africa's wrestling with a new Ebola outbreak. We'll look at what's happening, and the efforts to keep this from going global.