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Friday, May 24, 2013 | 11:00 AM
A metal fan crowd surfs in a mosh pit during the heavy metal festival Wacken Open Air in Germany. (Philipp Guelland, DAPD/AP)

The definitive history of heavy metal and what it’s always been about.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM
U.S. pianist , composer and music producer Burt Bacharach performs during a concert at the Arena Civica in Milan, Italy, Wedneday, July 6, 2011. (AP)

The wizard of pop. From “Raindrops” to “Walk On By.” Burt Bacharach joins us with his new memoir of a life in music.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
Brooklyn Rider (Sarah Small)

The genre-bending string quartet Brooklyn Rider performed live for On Point, and talked classical music’s future and the art of blending sounds from around the world.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Brooklyn Rider

The string quartet that plays the world. Brooklyn Rider.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Nicco Mele

The end of big: does technology spell the end of big companies, big institutions, big politics? And is David the new Goliath?

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Monday, April 15, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Members of the Doors pose for an undated publicity photo. From left; John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison. Morrison died in 1971 at age 27. (AP)

Music philosopher Greil Marcus listens back to The Doors and hears dread and light and Thomas Pynchon.

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Friday, April 12, 2013 | 11:00 AM
This 1955 file photo provided by Walt Disney Co., shows Annette Funicello, a "Mouseketeer" on Walt Disney's TV series the "Mickey Mouse Club." (AP/Disney) Canadian singer Justin Bieber performs on stage during the "I Believe Tour " in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, March 31, 2013. (AP)

Teenage stars, from Annette Funicello to Justin Bieber. What is their role in, for, society?

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Xiang Yu at WBUR (photo by Jesse Costa, WBUR)

Mongolia-born violinist Xiang Yu, on the future of classical performance and finding a voice in music.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Music producer Phil Spector, left, and his attorney Dennis Riordan appear in a courtroom for Spector's sentencing in Los Angeles, Friday, May 29, 2009. (AP)

A look at the rise and fall of Phil Spector, creator of the “wall of sound.”

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Juan de Marcos Gonzalez

The Afro-Cuban All Stars bandleader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez joins us. We’ll get the latest hot sounds out of Havana.

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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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