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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.
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Last updated: Saturday, October 25 2014 04:27 PM
Friday, October 24 2014 08:00 PM
There?s nothing new about women who want to have children delaying pregnancy until they?re actually ready. Now it?s easier than ever to beat the biological clock by freezing a woman?s eggs while they?re still viable, so she can have her kids later on.
Thursday, October 23 2014 07:00 PM
New drilling techniques have made the US an oil exporter again: good for the economy; bad for the environment?and a nightmare for local culture. The sleepy town of Williston, North Dakota is one overcrowded boomtown with skyrocketing rents and new levels
Wednesday, October 22 2014 07:00 PM
Savvy prognosticators agree: the Republicans are favored to take back the US Senate in next month?s elections. But the GOP is divided?both between and within the houses of Congress?which creates uncertainty over what?s next. Can the Republicans seize the
Tuesday, October 21 2014 07:00 PM
Your personal data?s all over the Internet, and it?s up for sale?not just to marketers, but to financial institutions and possible employers. If the information is wrong, there?s not much you can do to correct it, because it?s secret and there?s almost n
Monday, October 20 2014 08:00 PM
After three years of smooth sailing on Wall Street, investors were almost complacent, but then the New York Stock Exchange began to jump up and down. On October 8th, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had its best day of the year. Last week, it suffered it
Friday, October 17 2014 08:00 PM
The British parliament has voted to recognize a Palestinian state. In Europe and elsewhere, there?s outrage over Israel?s latest settlement in the West Bank. Are the Palestinians taking ?diplomatic warfare? too far?
Thursday, October 16 2014 07:00 PM
Combat veterans are coming home to a nation exhausted by 13 years of war, and plans call for reducing the size of the Army. Will arming and training the soldiers of other countries make the world safer or backfire as it has in Iraq? Will extended relianc
Wednesday, October 15 2014 07:00 PM
Nobel Prize winner and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has been knocking Barack Obama since the campaign of 2008. Now, Krugman?s written at length to call him ?one of the most consequential? and even ?successful presidents in American history.?
Tuesday, October 14 2014 08:00 PM
Republicans say it?s often too easy to cast a ballot, and they?ve enacted requirements to control ?voter fraud.? Democrats say voting?s not easy enough, and that GOP rules are designed to keep poor and minority citizens away from the polls. We?ll hear wh
Monday, October 13 2014 08:00 PM
The first person to contract Ebola in the United States is a nurse who treated Thomas Duncan, the man who died of Ebola in Dallas after catching it in Liberia. Other healthcare workers who treated Duncan might be at risk.We'll hear about the risks in thi
Friday, October 10 2014 08:00 PM
In San Francisco and Berkeley, California, Big Soda has been lumped with Big Tobacco as a target of health-conscious reformers. Next month, voters may tax sugary soft drinks by a few cents per can. To defeat them, Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper will spend mo
Thursday, October 09 2014 08:00 PM
Louisiana is losing chunks of its coast at a remarkable rate. The erosion threatens to destroy most of the US offshore oil and gas production, much of its seafood industry and millions of homes. Should the fossil fuel industry foot the bill for restoring
Wednesday, October 08 2014 08:00 PM
While Washington is obsessed with Democratic control of the Senate, Republican Governors are fighting for re-election in some crucial states. It?s all about budget deficits, education cuts and slow job growth. What are the possible consequences for the R
Tuesday, October 07 2014 08:00 PM
The US Supreme Court began its latest session with a thunderous silence: not even explaining why it refused to consider same-sex marriage. The court may be off to a quiet start, but it?s famously divided, and legal thinkers aren?t ruling out the prospect
Monday, October 06 2014 09:00 PM
As high-tech aerial weaponry rains down on Syria and Iraq, the medieval Islamic State, or ISIS, is not just holding on but threatening to take new territory. We?ll look at the early days of America?s latest offensive in the Middle East. Is there a cohere
Friday, October 03 2014 08:00 PM
When a fence jumper gets to the East Room and gunfire breaks windows, the White House is clearly not be the safest place in the world. Both Republicans and Democrats agree there?s a world-class problem. What needs to be done?
Thursday, October 02 2014 09:00 PM
American doctors and teaching hospitals got more than $3.5 billion from drug companies and medical device makers in just five months of last year. Do doctors always prescribe what?s best for their patients?or for their own pocket books? Do they even reco
Wednesday, October 01 2014 08:00 PM
Protesters were back on the streets of Hong Kong today in larger numbers than ever?on the first day of a 2-week Chinese national holiday. We?ll hear about the protesters? demands, their chance of forcing change and what?s at stake for China, the rest of
Tuesday, September 30 2014 08:00 PM
Public education is a hot political topic: on the Right, it?s the founding fathers and free enterprise; on the Left it?s civil rights and respect for gays and lesbians. We?ll hear about street protests in Colorado, textbooks in Texas and what?s at stake
Monday, September 29 2014 08:00 PM
Mid-term elections are less than six weeks way, and very close races in very few states will determine whether the US Senate is run by friends or foes of President Obama in his waning days. We?ll survey races across the country.
Friday, September 26 2014 08:00 PM
If you drive with your cell phone turned on, consider this: one passionate critic of ?distracted driving? killed two people while he was texting. Drivers tell pollsters they know that?s dangerous, but many admit they do it anyway. Now, neuroscientists sa
Thursday, September 25 2014 08:00 PM
President Obama?s coalition is a historic game-changer in the Middle East. Arab countries are dropping bombs in other Arab countries. But, it?s a risky business that could produce internal backlash against five uncomfortable allies?.
Thursday, September 25 2014 12:00 AM
President Obama?who has been focused on ending conflicts?had a very different message today at the United Nations. He promised American leadership against the so-called Islamic State and against Syria?s al-Assad regime. Does a new vision mean he?s stoppe
Tuesday, September 23 2014 08:00 PM
As promised, President Obama has followed airstrikes in Iraq with even bigger airstrikes in Syria. Has the War on Terror become a permanent US policy? Has the stage been set for US combat forces to go back to the Middle East?
Monday, September 22 2014 09:00 PM
Hundred of thousands of citizens hit the streets of New York for yesterday?s People?s Climate March. But who?s paying attention? President Obama put the US in the forefront with new rules on power plants. Can he invest other heads of state with a sense o