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.
Inside The Real Hollywood: The Sony Hack Continues
A big Sony hack gets weirder and wider. And Hollywood and Homeland Security are on edge.
A Stunning Shift In U.S.-Cuban Relations
Following months of secret talks the US will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than fifty years.
2014 In Sports: The World Cup, Sochi And NFL Scandals
From the Sochi Olympics and Ray Rice to Lebron's return to Cleveland, we'll unpack a big year in sports.
A Deadly Taliban Attack On A Pakistani School
The Taliban take responsibility for killing more than 100 Pakistani schoolchildren. We ask why there, why now.
Inheritance, Like Family, Is Messy
The documentary "Black Heirlooms," tells the story of how inheritances, even humble ones, can tear families apart. We talk to the director.
Beverly Johnson And The Bill Cosby Scandal
Supermodel Beverly Johnson is the latest woman to accuse Bill Cosby. She joins us.
Two Hundred Years Of African American Prayer
"Conversations with God," - the story told by two centuries of African American prayer.
The CIA Itself On The Senate's 'Torture Report'
The CIA on the CIA. After the explosive Senate report, what the Agency's own are saying on torture and the way forward.
Let's Talk Chicken
Why are there more chickens than people in the world? The remarkable story of what happened when the chicken crossed the road and the world.
Week In The News: 'Torture Report,' Cromnibus And The End Of #OccupyCentral
The explosive torture report. Rolling Stone and UVA. Ebola heroes. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
The End Of Garbage? How To Live A Greener Life Now
How to live a more environmentally friendly life. A look at the best ways to be green.
Life On Mars, Eventually
Leaving Earth forever on a one-way ticket to Mars. Who would want to take that lonely journey? More people than you'd expect.
Playing Those 15-Year Old Blues
Playing the blues. Fifteen-year old guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan and his mentor the legendary Buddy Guy lay down the licks.
What The Senate 'Torture Report' Means
The explosive Senate "torture report" on harsh interrogation techniques years in the making is out. And it's graphic and controversial.
Drunk, But Not Alcoholic: A New Look At Excessive Drinking
Who's an excessive drinker? Who's an alcoholic? We'll talk definitions, risks, and treatments.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Race In America
"White privilege," Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and America's complicated conversation on race.
Don't Mind Us, We're Just Jealous
We look at jealousy, that most human emotion. Its history, its meaning and even its social value.
ISIS: The Richest Terrorists In History?
ISIS is the richest terrorist organization ever, with an estimated more than $1 billion in assets. We'll look at ISIS' business model and how to disrupt it.
The Best Books Of 2014
"All the Light We Cannot See," "Fourth of July Creek," "Another Great Day at Sea" and more. The best books of 2014.
Week In The News: Eric Garner, Immigration Action And Free Speech Online
No indictment in police choke hold death. Free speech and Facebook. Sony Pictures hacked. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.