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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: Saturday, December 20 2014 08:05 AM

The Year In Latin Music

Friday, December 19 2014 08:33 PM

From crossover hits to hip-hop to soul, we look at a big year in the wide world of Latin music.

Week In The News: Cuba Thaw, Taliban Attack, Hollywood Hacking

Friday, December 19 2014 08:33 PM

Cuba reset. Russia's rubble troubles. School massacre in Pakistan. Jeb explores 2016. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Inside The Real Hollywood: The Sony Hack Continues

Thursday, December 18 2014 08:33 PM

A big Sony hack gets weirder and wider. And Hollywood and Homeland Security are on edge.

A Stunning Shift In U.S.-Cuban Relations

Thursday, December 18 2014 08:33 PM

Following months of secret talks the US will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than fifty years.

2014 In Sports: The World Cup, Sochi And NFL Scandals

Wednesday, December 17 2014 08:30 PM

From the Sochi Olympics and Ray Rice to Lebron's return to Cleveland, we'll unpack a big year in sports.

A Deadly Taliban Attack On A Pakistani School

Wednesday, December 17 2014 08:29 PM

The Taliban take responsibility for killing more than 100 Pakistani schoolchildren. We ask why there, why now.

Inheritance, Like Family, Is Messy

Tuesday, December 16 2014 08:25 PM

The documentary "Black Heirlooms," tells the story of how inheritances, even humble ones, can tear families apart. We talk to the director.

Beverly Johnson And The Bill Cosby Scandal

Tuesday, December 16 2014 08:25 PM

Supermodel Beverly Johnson is the latest woman to accuse Bill Cosby. She joins us.

Two Hundred Years Of African American Prayer

Monday, December 15 2014 08:33 PM

"Conversations with God," - the story told by two centuries of African American prayer.

The CIA Itself On The Senate's 'Torture Report'

Monday, December 15 2014 08:33 PM

The CIA on the CIA. After the explosive Senate report, what the Agency's own are saying on torture and the way forward.

Let's Talk Chicken

Friday, December 12 2014 08:33 PM

Why are there more chickens than people in the world? The remarkable story of what happened when the chicken crossed the road and the world.

Week In The News: 'Torture Report,' Cromnibus And The End Of #OccupyCentral

Friday, December 12 2014 08:33 PM

The explosive torture report. Rolling Stone and UVA. Ebola heroes. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

The End Of Garbage? How To Live A Greener Life Now

Thursday, December 11 2014 08:33 PM

How to live a more environmentally friendly life. A look at the best ways to be green.

Life On Mars, Eventually

Thursday, December 11 2014 08:33 PM

Leaving Earth forever on a one-way ticket to Mars. Who would want to take that lonely journey? More people than you'd expect.

Playing Those 15-Year Old Blues

Wednesday, December 10 2014 08:33 PM

Playing the blues. Fifteen-year old guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan and his mentor the legendary Buddy Guy lay down the licks.

What The Senate 'Torture Report' Means

Wednesday, December 10 2014 08:33 PM

The explosive Senate "torture report" on harsh interrogation techniques years in the making is out. And it's graphic and controversial.

Drunk, But Not Alcoholic: A New Look At Excessive Drinking

Tuesday, December 09 2014 08:24 PM

Who's an excessive drinker? Who's an alcoholic? We'll talk definitions, risks, and treatments.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Race In America

Tuesday, December 09 2014 08:24 PM

"White privilege," Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and America's complicated conversation on race.

Don't Mind Us, We're Just Jealous

Monday, December 08 2014 08:33 PM

We look at jealousy, that most human emotion. Its history, its meaning and even its social value.

ISIS: The Richest Terrorists In History?

Monday, December 08 2014 08:33 PM

ISIS is the richest terrorist organization ever, with an estimated more than $1 billion in assets. We'll look at ISIS' business model and how to disrupt it.