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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.
Latest Stories from To the Point
Last updated: Sunday, May 19 2013 07:28 PM
Friday, May 17 2013 09:50 PM
The Obama Administration is accused of abusing press freedom by seizing AP phone records. Can new technology protect the press and their sources from government intrusion?
Thursday, May 16 2013 07:39 PM
Angelina Jolie's revelation of her preventative mastectomy is raising fears as well as some reassurance. Even those who applaud her courage worry about over-reaction.
Wednesday, May 15 2013 08:29 PM
Washington's focused this week on potential scandals involving the FBI's investigation of the AP and the IRS targeting of conservative groups applying for tax exemptions.
Tuesday, May 14 2013 07:35 PM
One of the worst tragedies in garment-industry history is having consequences around the world. What are clothing companies doing? What can you do?
Tuesday, May 14 2013 01:07 AM
Overturned sexual assault convictions and the head of Sexual Prevention for the Air Force?s groping a woman. Is it time for change in the Uniform Code of Military Justice?
Friday, May 10 2013 07:31 PM
Would the new guest worker program improve working conditions for foreigners and domestic employees?
Thursday, May 09 2013 07:44 PM
The Boston Marathon bombings have renewed calls for Muslim Americans to be on the alert for potential extremists, as well as warnings against religious discrimination. We hear from Muslims on both sides of the issue. Also, the Senate begins consideration
Wednesday, May 08 2013 07:35 PM
Eighteen states and Washington, DC have legalized medical marijuana and 52% of Americans approve of its recreational use. But federal law says it's as illegal as heroin.
Tuesday, May 07 2013 07:26 PM
The White House is holding the line on Syria, despite Israel's military strikes and lingering questions about Syria's use of chemical weapons against citizens.
Tuesday, May 07 2013 03:23 AM
Israeli airstrikes have hit military targets near Damascus, allegedly to prevent weapons from being shipped to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Why now? Will Obama intervene?
Friday, May 03 2013 07:40 PM
What would ?energy independence and never running out of fossil fuel mean for the global economy and the will to slow climate change by developing alternative energy?
Thursday, May 02 2013 07:25 PM
In Mexico City today, Presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto want to talk about trade and a booming economy, but the murderous drug wars are still raging. Will the public conversation be different from what happens behind closed doors?
Wednesday, May 01 2013 07:51 PM
Unemployment and slow growth in Europe are bringing an end to the "austerity" era of spending cuts and increased taxes. Was austerity a dangerous idea in the first place?
Tuesday, April 30 2013 07:46 PM
The deadly collapse of a garment factory has increased political unrest in Bangladesh, and brand-name western clothing makers are accused of shirking responsibility.
Monday, April 29 2013 07:34 PM
Hackers have broken into major media. Last week's false message on the AP Twitter account roiled financial markets. In Washington, the heat is on for new cybersecurity laws.
Friday, April 26 2013 07:24 PM
It's an American tradition that museums and libraries are built to celebrate past presidents. We hear about the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.
Thursday, April 25 2013 07:55 PM
President Obama promised to shut down Guantanamo Bay, but 166 prisoners are still there. Is Guantanamo a relic of what used to be called "the war on terror?"
Wednesday, April 24 2013 07:34 PM
President Obama has warned Syria that using?or even transporting--chemical weapons would be a ?game changer.?
Tuesday, April 23 2013 07:49 PM
Did social media help law enforcement identify and track down suspects in last week's deadly attack in Boston? Did news organizations? mistakes create needless confusion?
Monday, April 22 2013 07:24 PM
The suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing has been charged with using weapons of mass destruction. Did the FBI fail to follow up on his radicalized older brother?
Friday, April 19 2013 07:45 PM
In less than 12 hours the FBI's two suspects were identified as brothers in Boston. We look at what's known about them and possible connections to their Chechen roots.
Thursday, April 18 2013 07:35 PM
Nobody yet knows if the Boston Marathon bombing was the work of al Qaeda, a right-wing militia or a deranged individual. We hear different thoughts about the tragedy.
Wednesday, April 17 2013 07:57 PM
Despite gridlock on so many other issues, Republicans and Democrats could make political history on immigration reform. We hear the details and continued controversy.
Tuesday, April 16 2013 07:29 PM
At least 3 are dead and 170 wounded in yesterday's "terrorist" bombings at the Boston Marathon. We update the story, including the impact on this historic American city.
Monday, April 15 2013 07:45 PM
Cases being arguing today before the US Supreme Court involving the patenting of human genes could determine the future of "personalized medicine."