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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

A caller remembers her own concert with Duke Ellington: “He was majestic. He was a genius, he was not afraid to do anything that he knew could be expressed in music.”

 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Composer and bandleader Duke Ellington is photographed playing the piano in this undated photo. (AP)

The genius of Duke Ellington. Terry Teachout joins us on the great “Aristocrat of Jazz.”

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Singer-songwriter Brandy Clark has been writing hit songs for years. '12 Stories' is her debut solo album. (Shore Fire Media)

Brandy Clark is the songwriter behind some of country’s biggest recent hits. She’s got her own album now. It’s dark, funny, heartfelt, and she shares it with us.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Jazzman Gary Burton performs with vibraphone during his concert with Makoto Ozone at the Stravinski hall stage of the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland, on Monday, July 15, 2002. (AP)

Jazz vibraphone great Gary Burton joins us, on a unique instrument and an unusual life.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Actress Julie Andrews dances with the chimney sweeps in the chimney-sweep dance number during filming of "Mary Poppins" on a movie set representing London rooftops at the Disney Studios in Hollywood, Ca., Aug. 16, 1963. (AP)

We talk with songwriter and composer Richard Sherman about his work on the Disney classics “Mary Poppins,” “The Jungle Book,” and more.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 11:00 AM
John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist shown in this undated photo. (AP)

A deep, new look at the mythos of one of the greatest albums of all time – John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.” We listen back.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Vince Gill and Paul Franklin performs at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. (AP)

Two fine country gentlemen, Vince Gill and Paul Franklin, join us from Nashville to lay down some licks off their new album, a tribute to the “Bakersfield sound.”

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs during the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Friday, June 8, 2012. (AP)

Stars from Radiohead are boycotting Spotify, saying the site pays next to nothing and doesn’t support new artists. We look at the Spotify model.

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Friday, July 12, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Fans enjoy the Phish concert. (AP)

Musical cults, from Phish Phans to Deadheads to Juggalos to Wagner. We’ll look at who gets the caravan of followers.

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Monday, May 27, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Willie Nelson performs during the Farm Aid 2012 concert at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. (Willie Nelson performs during the Farm Aid 2012 concert at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. (Jacqueline Larma/AP)

We sit down with the one and only Willie Nelson for some Willie Nelson tales and some Willie Nelson music.

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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 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.

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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.

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Our Week In The Web: July 11, 2014
Friday, Jul 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, Jul 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, Jul 10, 2014

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

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