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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: Wednesday, October 01 2014 04:47 AM

How To Avoid A Fully Automated Future

Tuesday, September 30 2014 11:53 PM

Nicholas Carr says automation, all over, is turning us into zombies. Out of touch with the world. He's with us.

Auditing America's Police Force

Tuesday, September 30 2014 11:53 PM

Police shootings, cop culture, body cameras. And the big debate over how to protect the public and the police.

Aristotle And The Invention Of Science

Monday, September 29 2014 11:33 PM

How Aristotle invented science. The great ancient Greek, and life on Earth.

Peter Thiel Thinks We All Can Do Better

Monday, September 29 2014 11:33 PM

Silicon Valley's Peter Thiel; the entrepreneur, investor and the PayPal co-founder's call for deep invention.

The Hard And Soft Rules Of Apple Cider

Friday, September 26 2014 10:44 PM

All about hard cider. It's all over these days. And sweet, fresh apple cider, too. We'll look at the history and comeback.

Week In The News: AG Holder Resigns, UN Tackles Climate, ISIS Advances

Friday, September 26 2014 10:43 PM

Syria airstrikes. Obama at the UN. Climate protests. And Derek Jeter says goodbye. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

The Real Story Of Playwright Tennessee Williams

Thursday, September 25 2014 10:23 PM

Great American playwright Tennessee Williams' battle for art and sanity - a big new biography brings his story alive.

Sexual Violence Under ISIS Control

Thursday, September 25 2014 10:23 PM

The news is full of beheadings, but ISIS fighters are now infamous for a campaign of sexual violence. We'll look at the Islamic State's war on women.

The Educated Sheep Of The Ivy League

Wednesday, September 24 2014 04:13 PM

A loud complaint that some top American colleges are turning out "excellent sheep." A sharp critique of the Ivy League.

Does Chess Still Matter?

Tuesday, September 23 2014 09:43 PM

A young grandmaster just did the impossible at a top chess tournament. No one paid attention. Does chess still matter?

End-of-Life Care Needs An Overhaul

Tuesday, September 23 2014 09:43 PM

A bipartisan report says medical care at the end of life needs a big overhaul. One bioethicist says, "After 75, no major interventions. Let me go."

Naomi Klein On 'Capitalism Vs. The Climate'

Monday, September 22 2014 09:23 PM

Big climate protests in New York before a big UN summit. Activist and author Naomi Klein says change the economy or die. She's with us.

Will President Obama's Plan Stop ISIS?

Monday, September 22 2014 09:23 PM

A tough, critical examination of US plans to take on ISIS. Strategy in the hot seat.

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.