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Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch gathers her papers during a break in her testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on her nomination. (AP)

Obama abroad. Hostage drama. Attorney general hearings. Snow days. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Hour 2
In the new film "American Sniper," Bradley Cooper plays real-life US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was the deadliest marksman in American history. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

“American Sniper.” Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper’s war film keeps crushing at the box office and stirring more controversy. We’ll go to it.

 
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Jan 30, 2015
In the new film "American Sniper," Bradley Cooper plays real-life US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was the deadliest marksman in American history. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

“American Sniper.” Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper’s war film keeps crushing at the box office and stirring more controversy. We’ll go to it.

 
Jan 30, 2015
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch gathers her papers during a break in her testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on her nomination. (AP)

Obama abroad. Hostage drama. Attorney general hearings. Snow days. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

 
Jan 29, 2015
This Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 a street side memorial with a painted portrait of Ezell Ford near where he was shot when police confronted him on Aug. 11, 2014, on a street near his home in South Los Angeles. (AP)

The author of “Ghettoside” takes us deep into murder and law enforcement in minority neighborhoods. We want your story.

 
Jan 29, 2015
Mike Johnson, a sales manager at a local Honda car dealership, walks past a row of Honda CRV SUVs Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz.  (AP)

Is it the next subprime scandal? Banking giants piling into high-interest auto loans for the poor. We’ll investigate.

 
Jan 28, 2015
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Did our sense of taste make us human? From evolution to culture, a new book explores the science and perception of flavor.

 
Jan 28, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Pellissippi State Community College Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP)

The promise of free community college. What it might mean for our economy and our fraying social contract.

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Feb 12, 2013
What is Scientology? The new documentary feature, "Going Clear" -- based on author Lawrence Wright's 2013 book of the same name -- is said to be a hard, close look at the growing, controversial religion. We talked to Wright when his book came out. [Listen Back]
 
Jan 27, 2005
January 27, 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Survivors from the camp and world leaders gathered in what is now Poland to honor those killed in the camp. We spoke to survivors ten years ago on the 60th anniversary. [Listen Back]
 
Sep 1, 2014
The ongoing controversy surrounding the New England Patriots' AFC victory and the under-inflation of the team's footballs has lead to a kind of national uproar around fandom. We talked to reluctant fan Steven Almond last autumn. [Listen Back]
 
Nov 21, 2014
A surge in popular interest in the newly-released annoated autobiography of beloved American novelist Laura Ingalls Wilder has lead to a shortage of books for the small South Dakota State Historical Society Press. We looked at the book with its co-author when it came out last fall. [Listen Back]
 
Oct 27, 2014
The 43 missing Mexican students have been officially declared dead by the Mexican state. The former mayor of the town, José Luis Abarca Velázquez and his wife, María de los Ángeles Pineda Villa, were rumored to be involved with a powerful criminal organization in their state. [Listen Back]
 
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Our Week In The Web: January 30, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015

Emails, on-air interactions and the dystopic legend of Shia LaBeouf. (We aren’t kidding about that last one, we swear).

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Our Week In The Web: January 23, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015

New thoughts on Facebook, new analysis of State of the Union twitter activity and new weekend excitement. New! And exciting!

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Meet On Point’s Interns: Spring 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015

Good news! We have interns, and they are wonderful, and here they are for the spring term. Meet them digitally, right here.

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Caller To Author Ron Rash: ‘You Cared About People Like Me’
Thursday, January 22, 2015

An unexpected caller from South Carolina brings back guest Ron Rash’s years as a community college professor in a movingly real way.

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