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 'Whiplash' Of Artistic Success
The new movie "Whiplash". The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts...sports.
Week In The News: Terror In Canada, Midterm Horse Races, Remembering Ben Bradlee
Gunfire in Canada's capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
#GamerGate And A Culture Clash In The Making
#GamerGate. Sexism, misogyny and rough stuff in a video game world culture clash.
Understanding Our Wild World Markets
The global economic wobble. Europe weakness. China fears. Wild markets. We'll lay out the global economy now.
The Country At The Epicenter Of The Ebola Outbreak
We'll go to Liberia, and hear from a pastor and a physician at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis.
Where We're Going, We'll Probably Still Need Cars
The future of the car: from the fuels they'll run on, to the materials they'll be made of, to the computers that may drive them.
The 2014 Midterms: What Voters Really Care About
Two weeks to go till Midterm Election Day. We'll look at how the biggest issues are playing out around the country.
Be Afraid: We Have Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself
Afraid of snakes? Heights? Ebola? We'll unpack the science of fear.
American Presidents Aren't All That Great
Greatness and the American Presidency. Aaron David Miller says aim for good. Really good.
Regina Carter's Jazz Goes Almost Everywhere
Regina Carter turns her jazz violin down home with her new album "Southern Comfort."
Week In The News: Market Mess, Ebola Alarm, Election Hits The Home Stretch
The CDC in the hot seat on Ebola. Markets reeling. Mid-term fireworks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Weighing A Catholic Change For LGBT And Divorcees
The Catholic Church signals a new openness towards gays, the divorced, and more. We'll ask American Catholics what they think.
The US Health System Vs. Ebola
A second Dallas nurse infected with Ebola. At least 76 in her hosptial, exposed. We'll look at the American medical system racing for Ebola readiness.
Russell Brand Says He Wants A 'Revolution'
The wild, funny, blithely offensive comedian Russell Brand takes on the world's woes with us. He says he's got the answer.
Hello, Havana? Re-Examining The Cuban Embargo
The US embargo against Cuba is 54 years old next week and there are new calls --and maybe new reasons - to end it. We'll hear the fresh debate.
How Goya Interprets Our Modern Moment
Goya. Francisco Goya. The Spanish painter of war and upheaval. He's relevant right now, again. We'll go to Goya.
The New Blue Collar Jobs Of Tomorrow
The new blue collar jobs. We'll look at where they are and what it will take to get one.
From Homeless To Nashville Hit
Country singer Doug Seegers was homeless for years in New York and Nashville. He's out with a new album and will break your heart.
American Muslims And ISIS
A young American, arrested at O'Hare airport, allegedly on his way to join ISIS. Who is drawn to this? And why?
There Is An Orchestra In Spanish Harlem
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Salsa, jazz and a lot of great energy. We'll hear their sound.