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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 23, 2014
In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, file photo, Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, in New York. Aereo is one of several startups created to deliver traditional media over the Internet without licensing agreements. (AP)

The Supreme Court looks at Aereo, the little startup that could cut your cable cord and up-end TV as we’ve known it. We look at the battle. Plus: a state ban on affirmative action in college admissions is upheld. We’ll examine the implications.

Apr 23, 2014
Attendees of the 2013 Argentina International Coaching Federation meet for networking and coaching training. (ICF)

The booming business of life coaches. Everybody seems to have one these days. Therapists are feeling the pinch. We look at the life coach craze.

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Apr 22, 2014
This undated handout photo, taken in 2001, provided by the Museum of the Rockies shows a bronze cast of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as the Wankel T.rex, in front of the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. (AP)

As a new Tyrannosaurus Rex arrives at the Smithsonian, we’ll look at its home – pre-historic Montana – and the age when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

 
Apr 22, 2014
Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in the town of Suwayrah, 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 21, 2014. Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed and wounded dozens on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month. (AP)

We look at Iraq now, two years after Americans boots marched out. New elections next week, and the country on the verge of all-out civil war.

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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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