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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: Friday, July 25 2014 11:57 PM

Why Americans Are Pie People

Friday, July 25 2014 07:49 PM

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

Friday, July 25 2014 07:49 PM

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

Friday, July 25 2014 07:29 PM

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

Thursday, July 24 2014 07:16 PM

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

Juvenile Prisons; Plus, Former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton

Thursday, July 24 2014 07:16 PM

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

Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:46 PM

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

Wednesday, July 23 2014 06:53 PM

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

Wednesday, July 23 2014 02:41 PM

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

Tuesday, July 22 2014 06:33 PM

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

Tuesday, July 22 2014 06:30 PM

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?

Monday, July 21 2014 07:13 PM

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

Monday, July 21 2014 07:13 PM

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

Friday, July 18 2014 03:23 PM

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

Thursday, July 17 2014 04:03 PM

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

Who Needs A Life Coach?

Thursday, July 17 2014 02:53 PM

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

Thursday, July 17 2014 12:33 PM

Why we lie. Why we cheat. Psychology has a new theory of the case.

Light Pollution And 'The End Of Night'

Thursday, July 17 2014 12:33 PM

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

Tuesday, July 15 2014 02:14 PM

When dementia comes. "Father of the Bride" and "Nashville" star Kimberly Williams-Paisley opens up about facing โ€” dealing with โ€” her mother's dementia.

The 'Emergence' Of One Talented String Quartet

Friday, July 11 2014 07:03 PM

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

Friday, July 11 2014 07:03 PM

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.