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.
What The Petunia Knows
We'll look at the new science of what plants feel, smell, see - and remember.
Juvenile Prisons; Plus, Former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik joins us on the seedy, wacky face of Sunshine State crime fiction.
Who Needs A Life Coach?
The booming business of life coaches. Everybody seems to have one these days. Therapists are feeling the pinch. We look at the life coach craze.
Why We Lie
Why we lie. Why we cheat. Psychology has a new theory of the case.
Light Pollution And 'The End Of Night'
A walk on the dark side with Paul Bogard, passionate critic of artificial light and author of "The End of Night."
Recognizing And Dealing With A Parent's Dementia
When dementia comes. "Father of the Bride" and "Nashville" star Kimberly Williams-Paisley opens up about facing — dealing with — her mother's dementia.
The 'Emergence' Of One Talented String Quartet
The Emergence Quartet. Four women. Lots of strings. And a deep serving of music history.
Week In The News: Immigration, Israel-Palestine And NSA Spying
Immigration crisis on the border. Rockets and bombs in Gaza, Israel. Smallpox found in a storage box. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Innovation Districts: Reshaping Our Cities, Changing Our Economies
The rise of the "innovation district." Everybody now wants that neighborhood dense with coffee shops, capital and talent. We'll look at what really works.
Can American Democracy Be Saved?
Former senators Olympia Snowe and Tom Daschle, Republican and Democrat, take on Washington gridlock.
Foreign Buyers In American Real Estate
Mega-wealthy foreign buyers getting deep into American real estate - shutting out American buyers, scooping up the top of the market and, laundering money.