Hosted by Warren Olney, To the Point is a fast-paced, news based one-hour daily national program that focuses on the hot-button issues of the day, co-produced by KCRW and Public Radio International.
At least 60,000 children from Central America are expected to be stopped at the US border this year ? illegally and alone.
Can businesses refuse service to homosexuals if it violates the owners' religious freedom? Can valuable new rights be protected without infringing on cherished old ones?
Harsh new anti-gay laws in African countries have Western donors threatening to withhold assistance. That's raised questions about unintended consequences.
In this year's budget debate Democrats and Republicans will have make public their priorities, revealing internal divisions before the primaries and November election.
The world is waiting for Vladimir Putin to make another move or relax tensions in Ukraine. Are there options for the US and EU to defuse what could be a dangerous crisis?
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu seemed to be selling peace with the Palestinians today in a speech to AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby.
With rising death and starvation in Syria, the UN wants a continuation of peace talks, backed by the US and Russia, now at loggerheads over what's happening in Ukraine.
Racially charged incidents on college campuses are on the increase. What happened to the expectation that the "millennial generation" would live in "a post racial society?"
If Comcast merges with TWC, it will be America's dominant broadband provider. Is Comcast getting too much power? Should broadband be regulated like a public utility?
Defense Secretary Hagel wants to cut the Pentagon budget. We hear what he's proposing, what it means for national security and the likely response from Congress.
We hear about a troubled economy, the political legacy of the late Hugo Chávez, and US interests in a country with the world's largest oil reserves
Is it a stimulus program or lost jobs and hard times for small business? Some cities, states and even big companies are increasing wages as debate goes on in Washington.
The winter Olympics in Sochi are providing the showcase promised by Vladimir Putin. But Ukraine's bloody violence may threaten his hopes for Russia's resurgence.
There is widespread distress about the dangers faced by young people on the Internet. A crackdown on digital social networking might be exactly the wrong solution.
She was the ?inevitable? Democratic presidential nominee for 2008. Now Hillary Clinton's "inevitable" for 2016. Also, is Ukraine on the verge of civil war?
The US wants a residual force to remain when combat troops withdraw from Afghanistan at the end of this year. What's at stake for the Taliban and Afghan women?
On this archived edition of To the Point, we talk about robotics and the increased interaction of robots with human beings.
Target is only the biggest American business hacked for financial information, and the US is behind the curve when it comes to preventing more cybercrime. We hear about the ongoing risks to consumers and what might need to be done.
America's last heroin epidemic was in the 70's and 80's in metropolitan centers. Now users are younger, affluent and living in areas unprepared to cope with the problem.
Tech entrepreneurs are inventing the digital world as their real-world lifestyles are transforming San Francisco. Is there a trend of techies changing traditional living?
European companies are refusing to import the drugs for lethal injections. Will that lead to fewer executions or a return to gas chambers, electric chairs and hangings?
Vladimir Putin?s anti-gay laws made headlines before the Sochi Olympics. We?ll hear how dangerous life can be for Russian gays and lesbians.
With 4 days of agonizing delays on the George Washington Bridge still unexplained, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is on a political tour across the country.
President Obama won't be on the scene for the Winter Olympics, but there's a lot at stake in Sochi for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The opening ceremonies are tomorrow, but qualifying for some events began today. We get updates on those and on the m
A non-violent Palestinian call for "boycott, divestment and sanctions" could damage Israel's economy with consequences for peace and a "two-state solution.?