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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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Monday, January 21, 2013 | 11:00 AM

DJ and electronic composer Steven Ellison – aka Flying Lotus – the master beatmaker at work.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Subscribe to the “Ultimate On Point Playlist” on Spotify and we’ll keep it up-to-date with all the music we play on the show. It’s a short playlist now, but will soon be mighty.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

We put together a Spotify playlist of the music we played on our show on new music for 2013.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | 11:00 AM
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New music for a new year.

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Monday, December 31, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Dolly Parton

Superstar Dolly Parton joins us to talk music and where she’s found meaning in life.

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Monday, December 24, 2012 | 11:00 AM
CeeLo Green performs at the 80th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 in New York. (AP)

How rock ‘n roll saved the Christmas song.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Barry Manilow performed or co-wrote a number of commercial jingles early in his career, most notably for State Farm, Bandaid, and Stridex. (AP)

The sound of commerce. How advertising has moved in on American popular music.

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Friday, December 14, 2012 | 11:00 AM
In this Aug. 3, 1967 file photo, George Harrison, of the Beatles, left, sits cross-legged with his musical mentor, Ravi Shankar of India, in Los Angeles, as Harrison explains to newsmen that Shankar is teaching him to play the sitar. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92. (AP)

He brought Indian music to the world. We’ll remember sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar.

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Friday, December 7, 2012 | 11:00 AM
This 1956 file photo shows American composer, pianist and jazz musician Dave Brubeck. Brubeck, a pioneering jazz composer and pianist died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 of heart failure, after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son. He would have turned 92 on Thursday. (AP)

We will “Take Five” and remember jazz great Dave Brubeck.

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Apr 18, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a nationally televised question-and-answer session in Moscow on Thursday, April 17, 2014. President Vladimir Putin has urged an end to the blockade of Moldova’s separatist province of Trans-Dniester. Trans-Dniester, located in eastern part of Moldova on border with Ukraine, has run its own affairs without international recognition since a 1992 war. Russian troops are stationed there.  (AP)

Deadly clashes in Eastern Ukraine. A white supremacist rocks Kansas City. The Marathon bombing anniversary. And Bloomberg on guns. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Apr 18, 2014
This undated photo provided by NASA on April 2, 2014 shows Saturn's moon Enceladus. The "tiger stripes" are long fractures from which water vapor jets are emitted. Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of the moon, they announced Thursday, April 3, 2014. Italian and American researchers made the discovery using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn and its rings 17 years after its launch from Cape Canaveral. (AP)

Oceans in Space. The new discovery on a moon of Saturn, and the possibility of life there.

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Apr 17, 2014
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men burn leavened items in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, April 14, 2014. Jews are forbidden to eat leavened foodstuffs during the Passover holiday that celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. (AP)

In the week of Passover and anti-Semitic gunfire, we look at the history of the Jews with acclaimed historian Simon Schama. Plus, Pope Francis and the Catholic Church today.

 
Apr 17, 2014
Students cheer and wave as President Barack Obama, not pictured, exits the podium after speaking at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, beginning his two day bus tour speaking about college financial aid.  (AP)

The inside dope on college financial aid. The way it really works, who gets what, and how.

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The Week In Seven Soundbites: April 18, 2014
Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Holy week with an unholy shooter. South Koreans scramble to save hundreds. Putin plays to the crowd in questioning. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

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Our Week In The Web: April 18, 2014
Friday, Apr 18, 2014

Space moon oceans, Gabriel García Márquez and the problems with depressing weeks in the news. Also: important / unnecessary infographics that help explain everyone’s favorite 1980′s power ballad.

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Some Tools And Tricks For College Financial Aid
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Some helpful links and tools for navigating FAFSA and other college financial aid tools.

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