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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.

Dinesh D'Souza Won't Apologize

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Conservative firebrand Dinesh D'Souza says he wants an America without apologies. He's also facing jail time. We'll hear him out.

Hashtags, Hamas And Israel-Gaza On Social Media

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Social media is changing how the world sees and talks about Israel and Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians. We'll look at the impact.

A View From The Climate Changed Future

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A new sci-fi history looks back on climate change from the year 2393.

The Cost Of Our 'Do-Nothing' Congress

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The "Do-Nothing" Congress just days before August recess. We'll look at the causes and costs to the country of D.C. paralysis.

Marking 100 Years Since The Start Of WWI

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Marking the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One. We'll look at lessons learned and our uneasy peace right now.

The Battle Over U.S. Corporate Tax Inversion

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American companies bailing out on America. They call it inversion. Is it desertion?

Why Americans Are Pie People

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There is nothing more American than a piece of pie. We taste and talk pies.

Week In The News: Kerry To Israel, Mixed Messages On Obamacare, MH 17 Investigation

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Secretary of State Kerry to Israel. Obamacare back in the courts. Mourning as remains of Malaysia Flight 17 victims come home. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Week In The News: Kerry To Israel, Mixed Messages On Obamacare, MH 17 Investigation

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Secretary of State Kerry to Israel. Obamacare back in the courts. Mourning as remains of Malaysia Flight 17 victims come home. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

What The Petunia Knows

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We'll look at the new science of what plants feel, smell, see - and remember.

Juvenile Prisons; Plus, Former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton

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The cold hard facts about juvenile prisons. And the case for shutting them all down. Plus: former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is with us.

The Inscrutable, Ubiquitous Wallace Shawn

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From "The Princess Bride" to "My Dinner with Andre "and "A Master Builder," actor and writer Wallace Shawn joins us.

Why Come North? A Panel Discussion On US Immigration Policy

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Crisis at the US border. What do Latinos on this side of the border have to say? We'll ask our special roundtable.

The 'Elephant Whisperer' Of World War II

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We'll travel to the jungles of Burma for the remarkable true story of Billy Williams--aka "the elephant whisperer"--and his World War II heroism.

A Deeper Look At The Israel-Gaza Conflict

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The escalated Gaza offensive. We'll get the views from both sides and the latest developments.

Week In The News: Middle East Violence, Plane Crash In Ukraine, Immigration At Home

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Turmoil and violence in Israel and Gaza. New Russia sanctions. Immigration battle. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Senator Bernie Sanders: A Real 2016 Contender?

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Will he run for president? We'll ask Vermont's Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

Unpacking The Geo-Politics Of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 17

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The United States and Russia after the downed plane. We'll unpack the politics and latest news. Plus: the latest from Gaza.

Juan de Marcos Gonzalez Of The Afro-Cuban All Stars

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The Afro-Cuban All Stars bandleader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez joins us. We'll get the latest hot sounds out of Havana.

Florida Crime Fiction And The New Face Of America

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The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik joins us on the seedy, wacky face of Sunshine State crime fiction.