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St. Louis city police stand down after an attempt to shut down interstate 70 was stifled, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Berkeley, Mo. near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A partial transcript of our panel conversation with experts on the modern American police force.

 
The cover of Peter Thiel's new book, "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How To Build the Future." (Courtesy Crown Business)
Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Entrepreneur Peter Thiel on innovation, technological failure and humanity’s uncertain future.

 
An elderly Kurdish woman looks around as Syrian refugees arrive at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP)
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A transcript from our September 25, 2014 conversation on the Islamic State and sexual violence.

 
Pop icon Taylor Swift was spotted wearing a shirt that referenced a popular tumblr meme, 'no its becky.' (PC  / Splash News)
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014

All of you love to listen to old broadcasts when we play them, and Taylor Swift loves the Internet.

 
Kevin Evans relaxes in his small apartment after arriving home from work. Evans, who lost income and his home in the recession, is now having his wages garnished after falling behind on his credit card payments. (AP)
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

NPR’s Chris Arnold took part in a remarkable new reporting series tackling the rise of garnished wages as a way to pay off debt. He talked to us today about the series.

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Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014

Lots of big, contentious topics on the show this week — from Zionism to early education, corporal punishment to development in the Grand Canyon.

 
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

On Point dove into the debate over corporal punishment on Wednesday — as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faces charges in Texas after he allegedly hit his four-year-old son with a switch.

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Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014

In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

 
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Beverly Gooden — who originated the #WhyIStayed hashtag that has taken off across Twitter — joined us today for our discussion on domestic violence.

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Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band in performance. (Courtesy Tierney Sutton)
Posted on Friday, September 5, 2014

We break out Tierney Sutton’s three beautiful live tracks from our broadcast today for your listening pleasure.

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Oct 2, 2014
Kurds in Turkey look over the border with Syria toward the embattled town of Kobani. (David Takaki / Twitter)

ISIS and the battle for control of the Syrian town of Kobani. The Kurds have it. ISIS wants it. The US is bombing. We’ll look at the lessons of the battle for Kobani.

Oct 2, 2014
Duluth, Minnesota's Canal Park Lakewalk, shown here in 2005. (Jacob Norlund / Creative Commons)

What makes a good place to live in America today? We’ll talk with the people who size up our cities and towns.

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Oct 1, 2014
Actress Eva Longoria, center, Henry R. Munoz III, co-founder of the Latino Victory Project, left, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, are seated at an event launching The Latino Victory Project, a Latino political action committee, at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP)

Latino America. It is very large and growing very fast. How will it move the country?

 
Oct 1, 2014
Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain in a main street near the government headquarters in Hong Kong late Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. (AP)

China, democracy and Hong Kong. They’re in the streets in Hong Kong with their “Umbrella Revolution.” What now?

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Transcript: Taking A Close Look At America’s Police Force
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014

A partial transcript of our panel conversation with experts on the modern American police force.

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Transcript: Peter Thiel Wants Us All To Go From ‘Zero To One’
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Entrepreneur Peter Thiel on innovation, technological failure and humanity’s uncertain future.

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Transcript: Sexual Violence Under ISIS Control
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

A transcript from our September 25, 2014 conversation on the Islamic State and sexual violence.

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