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Hour 1
Youths seen playing basketball through bars on a window at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Ethan Allen School in Wales, Wis. (AP file)

The cold hard facts about juvenile prisons. And the case for shutting them all down. Plus: former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is with us.

Hour 2
Nickel Creek

After a 7-year hiatus, progressive folk trio Nickel Creek is back together. We’ll hear from them and their latest album, “A Dotted Line.”

 
RECENT
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Jul 23, 2014
Actor Wallace Shawn attends special screening of "Turks and Caicos" hosted by Vogue and The Cinema Society at the Crosby Street Hotel on Monday, April 7, 2014 in New York.  (AP)

From “The Princess Bride” to “My Dinner with Andre “and “A Master Builder,” actor and writer Wallace Shawn joins us.

 
Jul 23, 2014
In this Saturday, July 12, 2014, photo, migrants walk along train tracks and boxcars after getting off a train during their journey toward the US-Mexico border, in Ixtepec, southern Mexico. (AP)

Crisis at the US border. What do Latinos on this side of the border have to say? We’ll ask our special roundtable.

 
Jul 22, 2014
Lt. Col. James Howard Williams, aka "Elephant Bill," is the hero of Vicki Constantine Croke's new book, "Elephant Company." (Courtesy Random House)

We’ll travel to the jungles of Burma for the remarkable true story of Billy Williams—aka “the elephant whisperer”—and his World War II heroism.

 
Jul 22, 2014
Smoke rises after an Israeli shelling at the Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City, Monday, July 21, 2014. The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, while Israel's defense minister pledged to keep fighting "as long as necessary," raising new doubt about the highest-level mediation mission in two weeks. (AP)

The escalated Gaza offensive. We’ll get the views from both sides and the latest developments.

 
Jul 21, 2014
In this May 15, 2014, file photo, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a committee hearing to examine the state of Veterans Affairs health care. (AP)

Will he run for president? We’ll ask Vermont’s Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

 
Jul 21, 2014
Toys and flowers are placed on the charred fuselage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP)

The United States and Russia after the downed plane. We’ll unpack the politics and latest news. Plus: the latest from Gaza.

PRODUCER
PICKS
Jun 9, 2014
Thousands of Central American immigrants -- including many unaccompanied young children and mothers -- have been flocking to the southern US border, creating a border crisis unlike any in recent history. We looked at the motivations of those young migrant children last month. [Listen Back]
 
Apr 4, 2014
A deadly and unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus in three West African nations has continued to spread, killing more than 600 people and causing worldwide alarm about the public health implications of the dangerous epidemic. We looked at the crisis as it broke in April. [Listen Back]
 
Mar 5, 2014
This week, President Obama announced an $100 million boost in funding to his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, a unique public program focused on leveling the personal and professional playing fields for young men of color in America. We talked to Gary, Indiana Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson about the program earlier this year. [Listen Back]
 
Aug 15, 2012
New studies on sleep show that seven to nine hours is the ideal amount of rest time for most healthy adults. Recent releases suggest seven hours a night might be the prime target, and that missing even 20 minutes of those precious hours of sleep will cause a decline in personal functionality during the day. [Listen Back]
 
Jun 20, 2008

Hot weather got you down? No worries: this is exactly the right time to enjoy a local garden. From the backyard seed bed to the palace-sized landscapes, the dog days of summer are perfect for a tiptoe through some tulips. [Listen Back]

 
On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Our Week In The Web: July 11, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014

As we prepare for a week of rebroadcasts, we reflect on Facebook posts, misplaced comments and the magic of @ mentions. Internet, ASSEMBLE!

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Two Former Senators, One Fix For US Democracy?
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Former US Senators Tom Daschle and Olympia Snowe joined us today with a few fixes for American political inaction.

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Future Radio Interns Of America: On Point Wants YOU!
Thursday, July 10, 2014

On Point needs interns for the fall. Could YOU be one of them?

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Sharing Your Summer Travel Stories
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

On Point wants YOUR stories of summer travel in the age of the shared economy!

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