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Airs weekdays at 8pm on AM 820

A hybrid of a talk program and a newsmagazine, 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. Interwoven are programs containing interviews with personalities, politicians, musicians, writers, and journalists. On Point deliberately seeks out distinct and provocative voices that may be new to public radio or that may not have been heard in quite the same context before. Debriefs, discussions and radio diaries are designed not just to stimulate the intellect of the listeners but also to elicit emotion and passion about the state of national and international affairs.

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Latest Stories from On Point

Last updated: Monday, September 22 2014 07:09 PM

Author Joseph O'Neill On His New Novel 'The Dog'

Friday, September 19 2014 08:23 PM

Author of "Netherland," novelist Joseph O'Neill is back, with "The Dog," on globalization, capitalism, and self-discovery in Dubai.

Week In The News: Arming Syrian Rebels, Ebola, Scotland Stays In

Friday, September 19 2014 08:23 PM

ISIS and arming Syrian fighters. Scotland rejects independence. NFL turmoil. US troops and Ebola. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

How Billionaires Are Remaking The World

Friday, September 19 2014 02:05 AM

Billionaires. We'll look at the super super rich, and their global shaping of our world.

The Future Of Liberal Zionism

Friday, September 19 2014 02:05 AM

After a summer of deadly clashes between Gaza and Israel, we talk to Jews on the left and right about the future of liberal Zionism. Some say it's over.

An Insider's View Of The Bob Dylan Story

Wednesday, September 17 2014 07:33 PM

A new take on the life and music of Bob Dylan, from way inside the Dylan story. "Another Side of Bob Dylan."

Kids, Discipline, And The Adrian Peterson Debate

Wednesday, September 17 2014 07:33 PM

The NFL's Adrian Peterson and the emotional debate underway about how far is too far to go when it comes to disciplining children.

'Rich Hill' And Growing Up Poor in Rural America

Tuesday, September 16 2014 09:23 PM

"Rich Hill," a new documentary on growing up poor, now, in rural America. The dreams and the desperation.

Redshirting: Holding Kids Back For An Edge

Tuesday, September 16 2014 09:23 PM

More parents are "red-shirting" their children in kindergarten--holding them back for a year, hoping they'll have an edge. Does it work? We look.

The Grand Canyon: Threatened By Development?

Monday, September 15 2014 09:03 PM

Uproar over development plans for the Grand Canyon. We go to the Navajo Nation and the Canyon floor to see what's at stake.

Building A Middle East Coalition To Tackle ISIS

Monday, September 15 2014 09:03 PM

President Obama says he will build a coalition of partners in the Middle East to combat ISIS. We'll do a reality check on who's really stepping up for what.

Domestic Violence And #WhyIStayed

Friday, September 12 2014 08:23 PM

#WhyIStayed. We're looking at women in and out of relationships of domestic violence.

Week In The News: Obama's ISIS Plan, Ray Rice, Congress Back

Friday, September 12 2014 08:23 PM

The President's ISIS strategy. The Ray Rice video. Congress is back. Apple's new watch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

President Obama Lays Out His ISIS Strategy

Thursday, September 11 2014 07:53 PM

The President lays out his strategy to take on ISIS. Will it work? We'll look at the key factors in America's new military commitment.

Martine Rothblatt: The Tranhumanist, Transgender CEO

Thursday, September 11 2014 07:53 PM

Martine Rothblatt is the highest paid female executive in America. Founder of Sirius Radio. She was once a man. Now she's pushing digital mind clones for us all.

A Veteran Reporter on American Power and the Modern World

Wednesday, September 10 2014 07:33 PM

Longtime foreign correspondent H.D.S. Greenway opens his notebooks on American power abroad--and how it's changed.

Chinese Tech Giant Alibaba's Big IPO

Wednesday, September 10 2014 07:33 PM

It may be the biggest Wall Street IPO in American history, and it's not even an American company. We'll look at China's tech giant Alibaba going public in the U.S.A.

Debating Scottish Independence

Tuesday, September 09 2014 11:23 PM

Scotland is about to vote on breaking away from the UK. Britain. We'll look at the breakaway movement, in Scotland and beyond.

The World's Response To The Ebola Epidemic

Tuesday, September 09 2014 11:23 PM

An urgent plea for more help to slow the epidemic of Ebola in West Africa. We look at the exploding challenge.

Psst! Your Data's Showing

Monday, September 08 2014 11:03 PM

We'll talk to the co-founder of dating site OkCupid about human nature, love and the future of big data.

Back To Benghazi

Monday, September 08 2014 11:03 PM

Investigative reporter Mitch Zuckoff goes deep on Benghazi. What really happened. What it could mean.