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Monday, June 16, 2014 | 11:00 am
Alan Furst's "Midnight in Europe," Emma Straub's "The Vacationers" and Tiphanie Yanique's "Land of Love and Drowning" are just a few of On Point's suggested summer reads for 2014. (Courtesy Random House / Riverhead)

“The Vacationers,” “Land of Love and Drowning,” “Midnight in Europe” – we’ll look at this summer’s great books, hot reads.

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Monday, June 16, 2014 | 10:00 am
This image posted on a militant website on Saturday, June 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, appears to show militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leading away captured Iraqi soldiers dressed in plain clothes after taking over a base in Tikrit, Iraq. (AP)

Iraq, coming apart at the seams. And the whole map of the Middle East may be in play. We’ll take a cold, hard look.

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Friday, June 13, 2014 | 11:00 am
On Point host Tom Ashbrook talks with Dr. Atul Gawande on the stage of the Paramount Theater in downtown Boston during the On Point LIVE event on June 12, 2014. (Judy West Photography)

Superstar surgeon and medical thinker, writer Atul Gawande on the future of American health and healthcare.

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Friday, June 13, 2014 | 10:00 am
Refugees fleeing from Mosul head to the self-ruled northern Kurdish region in Irbil, Iraq, 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the al-Qaida breakaway group, on Monday and Tuesday took over much of Mosul in Iraq and then swept into the city of Tikrit further south. (AP)

Eric Cantor’s upset loss. Insurgents sweeping Iraq. Hillary speaks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 11:00 am
A father and his son. A new book suggests not enough research has been done to show the importance of fathers in childhood development. (Creative Commons / Lies Thru a Lens)

The science of fatherhood. How dads shape their children from the DNA up – how they speak, the way they move, more.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 10:00 am
In this March 25, 2014 photo, workers keep an eye on well heads during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. oil well, near Mead, Colo. The first experimental use of hydraulic fracturing was in 1947, and more than 1 million U.S. oil and oil wells have been fracked since, according to the American Petroleum Institute. (AP)

With the President’s push for clean energy, fracking is about get a whole lot bigger in America. We’ll look at the mega-build-up coming in fracking.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 11:00 am
Las Vegas Sheriff Doug Gillespie stands by a board with the pictures of suspects Jerad Miller and Amanda Miller during a news conference Monday, June 9, 2014 in Las Vegas. Two police officers were having lunch at a strip mall pizza buffet when the Millers fatally shot them in a point-blank ambush, then fled to a nearby Wal-Mart where they killed a third person and then themselves in an apparent suicide pact, authorities said. (AP)

American law enforcement and the anti-government movement again. Two policemen dead in Las Vegas. What’s. Going. On?

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 10:00 am
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., delivers his concession speech as his wife, Diana, listens in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, June 10, 2014.  (AP)

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor goes down in defeat to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat. We look at the aftermath in Virginia and Congress.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | 11:00 am
The cover of Alice Goffman's "On The Run" (Courtesy University of Chicago Press).

The underground economy where drug war and police lockdown meet urban America. We’ll look at life on the run.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | 10:00 am
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, joined by other women of the Senate, holds a news conference on her bill, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, that would allow people with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the lower interest rates currently offered to new borrowers, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

Student loans, front and center again as the President and more push for change in how we pay for college.

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Monday, June 9, 2014 | 11:00 am
Members of the Homeless Workers Movement march in front of Arena Corinthians stadium during a protest demanding better public services and against the money spent on the World Cup preparations in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP)

As the World Cup kicks off, Brazilians are on the streets in protest. We talk soccer, Brazil, and Brazil’s problems.

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Monday, June 9, 2014 | 10:00 am
Brian Duran, 14, of Comayagua, Honduras collects his line-dried laundry at the Senda de Vida migrant shelter in Reynosa, Mexico, June 3, 2014. Duran traveled alone to the U.S.-Mexico border and hopes to soon become one of the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children to enter the United States since Oct. 1, 2013. (AP)

A new wave of young children are riding the rails through Mexico and crossing the U.S. border — alone. We’ll ask why.

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Friday, June 6, 2014 | 11:00 am
Groom Raul Rodriguez, right, rubs Belmont Stakes hopeful California Chrome in the barn at Belmont Park race track in Elmont, NY., Thursday, June 5, 2014. (AP)

One win away from the first Triple Crown in 36 years. We’ll look at horse racing now, and California Chrome.

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Friday, June 6, 2014 | 10:00 am
Group of 7 leaders from front center right clockwise, U.S. President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and British Prime Minister David Cameron a G7 summit at the EU Council building in Brussels on Thursday, June 5, 2014. (AP)

Bowe Bergdahl. The President in Europe. Tiananmen at 25. Migrant children. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 | 11:00 am
U.S. reinforcements wade through the surf from a landing craft in the days following D-Day and the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France at Normandy in June 1944 during World War II.  (AP)

Seventy years ago, 160,000 allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day. Now they’re turning 90. We remember.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 | 10:00 am
In this Thursday, May 29, 2014 photo, visitors walk through the Hachette Book Group's exhibition at BookExpo America, the annual industry convention in New York. If you were part of the book business, "Amazon" was a dirty word and "Hachette" an applause line as editors, booksellers, writers and agents pondered, fretted and largely refused to discuss the well-publicized and sharply-worded standoff in negotiations between the online retailer and Hachette Book Group. (AP)

Internet giant Amazon and big publisher Hachette Book Group are in a bitter dispute over e-book pricing and it is getting dirty. We’ll look at what it means for readers, for writers and the book business.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | 11:00 am
In this Aug. 30, 2013 file photo, Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman David Koch speaks in Orlando, Fla.  (AP)

“Citizen Koch.” A new documentary goes hard on the Koch Brothers and their imprint on American politics.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | 10:00 am
In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, stands with a Taliban fighter in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, released a video showing the handover of Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents. (AP)

Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier who apparently abandoned his post in Afghanistan, is headed home to a world of controversy. We’ll dive in.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | 11:00 am
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives for President Barack Obama's State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.  (AP)

Laurence Tribe on the U.S. Constitution, the Roberts Court and what he calls “uncertain justice.”

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | 10:00 am
The coal-fired Plant Scherer is shown in operation early Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Juliette, Ga. The Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years, in a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming. (AP)

Reining in the pollution from American power plants. We’ll dig into the President’s plan and its implications for climate change and the economy.

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Monday, June 2, 2014 | 11:00 am
Jessye Norman performs during The Dream Concert at Radio City Music Hall Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 in New York. (AP)

Opera legend Jessye Norman and her new memoir of growing up black in the segregated South and taking the world stage with her song.

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Monday, June 2, 2014 | 10:00 am
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to a group of GOP activist at the Rockingham County Republican Committee's Freedom Founders Dinner, Friday, May 9, 2014 in New Castle, N.H. (AP)

“Room to Grow” is the new GOP manifesto to win middle-class voters. We’ll drill down on its content.

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Friday, May 30, 2014 | 11:00 am
An outdoor shower. (Jordan Merrick / Creative Commons)

A new take on the great unwashed: Backed by new research into good germs, some Americans are putting the soap away.

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Friday, May 30, 2014 | 10:00 am
President Barack Obama arrives to a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in West Point, N.Y.  (AP)

California massacre. Obama’s foreign policy vision. Snowden speaks out.Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 11:00 am
US actress Diane Keaton, gestures, as she arrives on the red carpet for the Goldene Kamera (Golden Camera) media awards in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.  (AP)

Academy-Award winning actress Diane Keaton reflects on life, beauty, and aging in Hollywood. Plus, we remember Maya Angelou.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 10:00 am
In this file photo, Ivan Silverberg teaches his American Studies class to eighth and ninth graders at the Niles North High School in Skokie, Ill., Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP)

Three dedicated teachers walked away from jobs they loved. We’ll ask them why.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | 11:00 am
People gather at a park for a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of Friday night's mass shooting on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Isla Vista, Calif. Sheriff's officials said Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, stabbing three people to death at his apartment before shooting and killing three more in a crime spree through a nearby neighborhood. (AP)

A vicious, deadly rampage spurs a new look at misogyny and why it matters.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | 10:00 am
An Egyptian woman registers her name at a polling center during the second day of voting in the presidential election as an army solider stands guard, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, May 27, 2014.  (AP)

Egyptians vote again and General Sisi is set to win. It has been a roller-coaster ride –from dictator Mubarak to the Muslim Brotherhood, it’s back to a military strongman.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | 11:00 am
Nuns gather in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Pilgrims and faithful are gathering in Rome to attend Sunday's ceremony at the Vatican where Pope Francis will elevate in a solemn ceremony John XXIII and John Paul II to sainthood. (AP)

We’ll talk with three young career women who have made the choice of their lives and found their calling—as nuns.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | 10:00 am
In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 file photo, a man walks toward a post office in Grenora, N.D. (AP)

Getting mail at the front door may soon be history – as Congress tries to save the Postal Service. We’ll look at the future of who delivers what and where and how in America.

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Monday, May 26, 2014 | 11:00 am
Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, is touring to promote her fourth solo album, "St. Vincent."  ( Renata Raksha)

Alt-rock goddess Annie Clark — aka St. Vincent – is with us with her latest album, “St. Vincent.”

 
Monday, May 26, 2014 | 10:00 am
In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 photo author Doris Kearns Goodwin stands near a bookshelf for a portrait at her home in Concord, Mass. Goodwin's latest book,"The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism," was released on Nov. 5. (AP)

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on protest, reform, Teddy Roosevelt and America then and now.

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Friday, May 23, 2014 | 11:00 am
In this May 13, 2014 file photo, a U.S. Army honor guard stands at the grave site of Army Pvt. William Christman, the first military burial at the cemetery, marking the beginning of commemorations of the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.  (AP)

On our way to Memorial Day, a deep look at the deadly Vietnam War battle of Khe Sanh, and those who fought.

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Friday, May 23, 2014 | 10:00 am
Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell addresses his supporters following his victory in the republican primary Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the Mariott Louisville East in Louisville, Ky. (AP)

The President and theVA scandal. Establishment Republicans win over the Tea Party. US Cyber-theft charges against China’s military. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 11:00 am
New York University graduates stand during the playing of the national anthem before their graduation ceremony Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP)

The class of 2014 hits the job market. We look at where the jobs are – and aren’t – and get a little advice from Peyton Manning.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 10:00 am
A Center for Disease Control health advisory warning travelers about the risks of MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, is shown at a TSA screening area, Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Miami International Airport in Miami. MERS is a respiratory illness that begins with flu-like fever and cough but can lead to shortness of breath, pneumonia and death. (AP)

The MERS virus has made the hop from the Middle East to the US. MERS kills one in three. We’ll look at how the American medical community is arming up.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | 11:00 am
Parrot product manager Francois Callou holds a Parrot Bebop drone during a Parrot event in San Francisco, Thursday, May 8, 2014. The Parrot Bebop drone, which has a 14-megapixel fish-eye camera lens and battery life of about 12 minutes flying time, is scheduled to be released later this year. (AP)

America’s drone future, at home. With a near-miss airliner incident and debate over regulation, drones are moving in. Plus: Richard Clarke on his new novel of a drone-filled future America.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | 10:00 am
Russia's President Vladimir Putin, centre right, and China's President Xi Jinping, centre left, walk to open joint naval exercises, in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP)

The US accuses China’s military of industrial espionage. We’ll talk with the New Yorker’s Evan Osnos – longtime Beijing correspondent – about China’s “Age of Ambition.”

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 11:00 am
This Feb. 5, 2014 file photo shows a statue of a man sleepwalking in his underpants, called "Sleepwalker," which was part of an exhibit by sculptor Tony Matelli, surrounded by snow on the campus of Wellesley College, in Wellesley, Mass. A student started an online petition to have it moved indoors because it had become “a source of apprehension, fear, and triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault.” (AP)

Some college students are demanding professors put warning labels on courses and books that might offend. And many profs are offended by that.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 10:00 am
This undated handout photo provided by NASA shows the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctic. Two new studies indicate that part of the huge West Antarctic ice sheet is starting a slow collapse in an unstoppable way. Alarmed scientists say that means even more sea level rise than they figured. (AP)

With new research showing that a 10-foot rise in oceans may be unstoppable, we hear a strong call for a carbon tax to take on global warming.

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Monday, May 19, 2014 | 11:00 am
Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of the band Florida Georgia Line embrace SiriusXM country music programmer John Marks, who helped propel their group to national prominence. (SiriusXM)

Inside the music industry. The business of hits, new artists, what’s played, what’s not, with country programmer John Marks.

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Monday, May 19, 2014 | 10:00 am
Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and India's next prime minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering of supporters after his landslide victory in Vadodara, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Friday, May 16, 2014. Modi will be India's next prime minister, winning the most decisive victory the country has seen in more than a quarter century and sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power, partial results showed Friday. (AP)

Historic elections in India. We’ll go deep on the results and what they’ll mean for India, the world and the US.

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Friday, May 16, 2014 | 11:00 am
Images from the floor of Lake Huron that show where Paleo hunting blinds may have existed thousands of years ago. (Ashley Lemke / UMich)

We go under Lake Huron to see how America’s paleo-Indian mastodon hunters lived and moved at the end of the Ice Age.

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Friday, May 16, 2014 | 10:00 am
Miners and members of the rescue services wait for the arrival of Turkey's President Abdullah Gul outside the mine in Soma, western Turkey, Thursday, May 15, 2014. An explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of Istanbul, killed hundreds of workers, authorities said, in one of the worst mining disasters in Turkish history. (AP)

VA chief in the hot seat. Karl Rove on Hillary Clinton. Turkey’s mining tragedy. Antarctic meltdown.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 11:00 am
Lou Tashash, Scott Finlayson

TV’s celebrating Silicon Valley startups, but across the country entrepreneurs are now struggling behind bigger, older businesses. We’ll ask why.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 10:00 am
In this file photo released by Facebook, Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, center, is joined by Cory A. Booker, left, the Mayor of Newark, N.J., and N.J. Governor Chris Christie, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 in Newark, N.J. at a news conference detailing a $100 million deal with New Jersey schools that Zuckerberg and Booker announced earlier in the week. (AP)

Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie and Cory Booker launched a 100-million-dollar campaign to fix the schools of Newark, New Jersey. The money’s gone. The schools aren’t fixed. What happened?

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 11:00 am
Robert E. Lee, pictured here in 1863. (Heritage Auction Archives)

Celebrated biographer Michael Korda brings us a deep new look at General Robert E. Lee.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 10:00 am
Supporters of immigration reform protest outside as House Speaker John Boehner addresses the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Monday, May 12, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP)

A tale of blood and forgiveness out of Texas that goes to the heart of America’s immigration challenge. Tracking the “True American.”

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 11:00 am
In this Dec. 4, 2013 photo, a workman uses a generator-powered jackhammer in New York's Times Square in New York. Iconic Times Square can be a noisy place with car horns, aircraft flying overhead and construction. (AP)

Technology reshaping our sound environment – from the car door to the washing machine to the street. Also: why is Apple really buying Beats?

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 10:00 am
Trader Peter Tuchman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The future of many Baby Boomer pension funds is called to question as the stock market continues to hit unprecedented highs. (AP)

Boomers are trying to repair their recession-ravaged nest eggs fast before they retire. The stock market is looking hot – we’ll look at Boomers running scared toward retirement.

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Monday, May 12, 2014 | 11:00 am
President Barack Obama gestures during an event in the East Room of the White House to promote his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Washington. New reports suggest that young men in American schools are falling dramatically behind their female classmates. (AP)

What’s up with our boys? We’ll look at the classroom gap between boys and girls, and what it may ultimately mean in the workplace.

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Monday, May 12, 2014 | 10:00 am
President Barack Obama, right,Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, center, and Vice President Joe Biden welcome the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in celebration of the seventh annual Soldier Ride. (AP)

A claim of forty dead veterans—maybe more. An alleged secret waiting list at a VA hospital. We’ll look at what’s gone wrong in American Veterans Affairs.

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Friday, May 9, 2014 | 11:00 am
A still from the original 1954 film, "Godizilla." (Toho Co / All Rights Reserved)

There’s a new Godzilla movie coming out. We’ll look at the history, meaning and re-emergence of Godzilla.

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Friday, May 9, 2014 | 10:00 am
Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan, speaks during the World economic forum on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria, Thursday, May 8, 2014. (AP)

The US joins the search for Nigerian schoolgirls. Benghazi politics. Prayers at town meetings.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 | 11:00 am
Writer, actor and performer Sandra Tsing Loh. (Courtesy Sandra Tsing Loh / W.W. Norton)

Writer and performer Sandra Tsing Loh on raging hormones and her new book, “The Madwoman in the Volvo.”

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 | 10:00 am
Members of global advocacy group Avaaz stand next to a digital counter showing the number of petition signatures calling for net neutrality outside the Federal Communication Commission in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Avaaz joined other US advocacy groups to deliver more than a million signatures for a free and democratic internet to the FCC. (AP)

The uproar over net neutrality. We’ll look at the new F.C.C. push that critics charge will kill it.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | 11:00 am
This Screen grab from the website WhiteHouse.gov taken Friday April 18, 2014 shows the screen explaining a new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explaining how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. (AP)

The NSA and the phone companies aren’t the only ones vacuuming up your data. Who is? And should you be worried?

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | 10:00 am
People gather around the coffin of 17 year-old Vadim Papura during a religious service outside the apartment block he lived in, in Odessa, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Papura died after jumping out of the burning trade union building in an attempt to escape Friday's fire that killed most of the 40 people that died after riots erupted last Friday. (AP)

Deadly clashes and downed helicopters. We’ll look at the latest in Ukraine and what can – and should – the U.S., NATO, do

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | 11:00 am
In this April 7, 2014 file photo, a man arrives for the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show in New York. The February 2014 arrests of Pascal Reid and Michell Espinoza marked the first time any state has brought money laundering charges involving bitcoins, according to Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. And it’s likely to be a closely-watched test of whether criminal law can adapt to new digital forms of payment. (AP)

Using bitcoins to buy drugs, guns, you name it. We’ll look at Dark Wallet, the new software that will protect your identity.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | 10:00 am
Bundled up against the cold, death penalty opponents hold a sign outside the Governor's mansion in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, protesting the McAlester, Okla., execution of Michael Lee Wilson. A recently botched execution of another Oklahoma prisoner has prompted further debate around the use of unknown chemicals to kill convicted criminals. (AP)

The botched execution in Oklahoma. The President calls it ‘deeply troubling.’ The UN says a possible violation of international law.

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Nov 28, 2014
Kaname Hayashi, a project leader of Humanoid Robots "Pepper," talks with the robot at SoftBank Mobile shop in Tokyo, Friday, June 6, 2014. The cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile. (AP)

Robot love, robot work, “killer robots” – we get the latest on robots moving deeper into life.

Nov 28, 2014
Poet Malcolm London. (Courtesy Malcolm London)

From Chicago, a young, new poet gives voice to one of America’s great cities, and its tough streets. Malcolm London joins us.

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Bob Dylan and Victor Maymudes at "The Castle" in LA before the 1965 world tour. Lisa Law/The Archive Agency)

A new take on the life and music of Bob Dylan, from way inside the Dylan story. “Another Side of Bob Dylan.”

 
Nov 27, 2014
On Point host Tom Ashbrook raises a toast with a glass of fresh apple cider in the On Point studios. (Jesse Costa / WBUR)

All about hard cider. It’s all over these days. And sweet, fresh apple cider, too. We’ll look at the history and comeback.

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The Explicast, Episode Six: What Does A White House Press Correspondent Do?
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

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