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Hour 1
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.

Hour 2
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.

 
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Jan 28, 2015
tasty

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.

 
Jan 27, 2015
As any ant knows, building a reliable team can be hard. (Flickr / Guildmn20)

From Silicon Valley to your office, some teams work better – and smarter – than others. We’ll look at the surprising reasons why.

 
Jan 27, 2015
Leader of Syriza left-wing party Alexis Tsipras speaks to his supporters outside Athens University Headquarters, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. A triumphant Alexis Tsipras told Greeks that his radical left Syriza party's win in Sunday's early general election meant an end to austerity and humiliation and that the country's regular and often fraught debt inspections were a thing of the past. (AP)

A leftist victory in Greece, and anti-austerity pushback across Europe. We’ll ask where this goes.

 
Jan 26, 2015
Frederick Daniel Hardy's "Baby's Birthday" (1867) shows a typical Victorian English family at home.  (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

Brush your teeth with soot, stay away from water, wear a steel corset. We’ll talk with the author of “How to be a Victorian.” Strange ways from another age.

 
Jan 26, 2015
Yemeni protesters gather during a demonstration to show their support to Houthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.  (AP)

Yemen in turmoil, a new king in Saudi Arabia. We’ll look at what’s next for the Arabian Peninsula. Plus: the President’s trip to the Indian subcontinent.

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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 former mayor of the Mexican city of Iguala has been charged with the kidnapping of the 43 students who were believed to have been killed last autumn. 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 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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Podcasts You Should Listen To
Friday, January 16, 2015

You like podcasts? We like podcasts. Here are some podcasts that you could listen to, if you’re into that kind of thing.

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