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On Point

Weekdays 9:00-11:00am


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 Legacy Of One 'Beautiful Mind'

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Remembering a beautiful mind: Nobel –prize winning game theorist John Nash . We'll look at his game theory. His schizophrenia. His genius.

Week In The News: FIFA Arrests, Texas Floods, 2016 Horse Race

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Texas floods. Soccer scandal. Nebraska outlaws the death penalty. Identity theft at the IRS. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Egypt's Transformation, Before And After Morsi's Fall

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Sentenced to death in Egypt for espionage, respected academic Emad Shahin joins us with a big take on Egypt, ISIS and America's response.

Cleveland Police Choose Change

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The new Cleveland standard of American policing. Will it stop abuse? Will it get the job done?

Why Everybody Lies (Yes, Even You)

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Are we natural born liars? Is it human to lie? Inside the new documentary, " (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies."

Swiss FIFA Arrests Shake Up Global Soccer

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Top officials at soccer's international governing body FIFA arrested in Switzerland today on charges of racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering and bribery. We'll dig in.

Searching For 'The Last Unicorn'

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Endangered species and the search for one of the world's rarest creatures deep into the wilds of central Laos.

What Free Speech Really Means

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Two new books on free speech–one by a former New York Times correspondent, the other a Fox News contributor. They don't see eye to eye—and tell us why.

Pitch Perfect Plus

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Pitch Perfect 2 is the number one movie in the country, and it's over the top on a capella.

Week In The News: ISIS, Airbags, Goodbye Letterman

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ISIS rolls on. A TPP vote. Biggest recall ever – airbags. And Letterman's last bow. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

The Arctic Rush

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The Arctic Circle is opening up at a gallop as the ice disappears. Oil, gold, armies, spies. Big opportunities and fear of the consequences.

Free College?

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With student debt topping $1 trillion, a renewed call for radical change – maybe even free public university tuition. We'll hear more about it.

Where Advertising Is Looking For You

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David Letterman is leaving television. So are advertising dollars. We'll look at the changes in TV and how today's industry tries to reach you.

Ramadi Falls. Is Iraq Over?

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The ISIS flag now flies over Ramadi. US and Iraqi forces are mobilizing to take it back. But can they? And what if they can't?

Chinese Rail In South America

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As the US struggles with infrastructure, China moves to build a brand new railway across South America. We'll get the story.

The Biker Gangs Of Texas

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A look at the bloody shoot-out in Waco. We'll look at what blew up at the Twin Peaks Sports Bar. Plus, the latest on Jade Helm.

Where Does America Fit In The World?

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Choices to be made about America's future place in the world, from large and in charge to walking softly and fixing our own problems first. Global strategist Ian Bremmer joins us.

Learning How To Say 'I Do'

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Beyond the cake, the dress and the "I do's." Ellen McCarthy tells us what she learned about marriage as the Washington Post's wedding reporter. Plus: looking back at the life of blues legend B.B. King.

Week In The News: Amtrak Crash, TPP Snags In Senate, Camp David Summit

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The deadly train derailment. Democrats tangle over trade. Jeb Bush's Iraq War fumble. A Gulf State summit. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

What Michelle Obama Can Tell Us About Race In America

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Michelle Obama opened up about race in a powerful commencement speech. We ask black women for reaction and personal reflection.