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.
Major American companies are changing their strategies on global warming. We hear about the political consequences of their willingness to a pay tax on carbon emissions.
State and local governments may be breaking their long-standing promise to public workers. Guaranteed pensions are said to be too expensive. How did they get that way?
We remember the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at age 95. South Africa's first black president spent 27 years in prison as a suspected "terrorist."
President Obama has called for a federal minimum wage hike from $7.25 to $10 an hour. Would that help rectify income inequality? What are its chances on Capitol Hill?
Bitcoins are worth a total of $1 billion, not bad for a virtual currency that's four years old and not backed by a central bank. We hear more about the future of money.
Despite talks scheduled next month between Syria's government and rebels, fighting continues and there's concern that the war will finally be decided on the battlefield.
China has provoked Japan and the US to fly military aircraft in disputed air space above the East China Sea. What's at stake on the ground for all three countries?
The cars of today are almost fully automated, and the smart technology for driverless cars has now been developed. Why don't we have them?
Internet sites are grappling with an issue akin to the freedom of speech. It's all about online comments that are offensive, off-point or that distort researched science.
Studies show that Americans are overworking, not just out of necessity. We hear about the factors that encourage long hours and consequences for productivity and success.
Everybody concerned with the Internet has a stake in a federal court case that will soon be decided. What's in store for "net neutrality?" What could it mean for you?
The historic deal between Iran, the US and five other countries is already controversial from the Capitol to the Middle East.
It's 50 years to the day since John F. Kennedy was assassinated. We look at his accomplishments, failures and why he's popularly regarded as one of our best presidents.
At today's meeting of elders, Afghan President Karzai said, "I don't trust the Americans and they don't trust me." Has he changed his mind about yesterday?s troop deal?
Coverage of the Affordable Care Act has been all about Healthcare.gov and President Obama's false reassurances. But healthcare reform is bigger than politics.
The Obama Administration is optimistic about a nuclear deal with Iran. But allies and members of Congress are warning that a bad deal would be worse than no deal at all.
Recent mayoral elections turned on class than race as multi-ethnic coalitions focused on the economy. With further federal help unlikely, are big cities on their own?
The Midwestern corn lobby is seeing its worst nightmare made real today: the EPA is reducing the amount of corn-based ethanol in gasoline for the first time.
President Obama has announced changes in the Affordable Care Act so he can keep his promise to people who like their current health insurance policies.
The $100 billion Farm Bill pays for controversial policies, including food stamps and agribusiness subsidies. Now it's expired, and compromise is stalled by partisanship.
A deal for Iran to curtail its nuclear development failed at a meeting with six foreign ministers in Geneva. New talks are scheduled, but the blame game continues.
America's nuclear arsenal has been subject to a terrifying number of accidents, miscalculations and inexplicable blunders, without a devastating catastrophe ? so far.
After yesterday's IPO, Twitter is one of the most highly valued companies on the NYSE. What is it contributing to popular culture? When will it start making money?
The disastrous roll-out of the Affordable Care Act is threatening Obama's second term. Can he restore public confidence before he becomes a "lame duck?"
Elections in New Jersey, Virginia and Alabama may contain signals of political change. We look at yesterday's results in those state and others.