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Monday, January 4, 2016 | 10:00 AM
Toy demonstrator Ralph Cruz, second left,  flies a "Star Wars" drone spaceship for customers at Toys R Us, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, Times Square in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

With an estimated one million drones unwrapped at Christmas, we’ll look at NASA’s designs for drone highways in the skies.

 
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 | 10:00 AM
The logo from the new film, "(Dis)Honesty," which is also the logo for the Dishonesty Project. (The Dishonesty Project)

Are we natural born liars? Is it human to lie? Inside the new documentary, ” (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies.”

 
Monday, December 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM
One in four women use psychiatric medication. The reasons for the medication aren't always so clear. (Flickr)

Are American women being prescribed psychiatric drugs – anti-depressants, anti-psychotics — for normal emotions? We’ll hear out one psychiatrist’s bold claim.

 
Thursday, December 24, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A woman stands on a car during a party in the street in Baltimore on Saturday, May 2, 2015, the day after charges were announced against the police officers involved in Freddie Gray's death. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

We look back on 2015. Same -sex marriage. ISIS. Campus protests. A campaign like no other. The big news issues of 2015, and where they’re headed.

 
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Doves sit on an oil pump at sunset in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. Gasoline prices remain low in the United States and are expected to soon drop below US$2 a gallon. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Cheap oil. We’ll look at the global impact on jobs. On the promises out of Paris. On the push for renewables. Plus: SpaceX lands a rocket in Cape Canaveral.

 
Monday, December 21, 2015 | 11:00 AM
A unidentified family member, right, of a 10-year old boy that contracted Ebola, has her temperature  measured by a health worker before entering the Ebola clinic were the child is being treated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Health authorities are reporting one confirmed Ebola case, a 10-year boy who is currently being attended to at the treatment center on the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital.(AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)

More than a year ago Ebola hit West Africa hard. As quarantine periods end, we’ll look at the lessons learned in the outbreak.

 
Friday, December 18, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Space fiction has changed in the last eighty years, from 1936's "Flash Gordon" (L-R, Beatrice Roberts, Buster Crabbe, and Charles Middleton) to 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (L-R Daisy Ridley and John Boyega). (Courtesy Universal Pictures / Lucasfilm)

Everyone is going crazy over “Star Wars.” We’ll talk about its place in the pantheon of space movies, space fiction.

 
Thursday, December 17, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A jogger wears shorts while running along dry sidewalks at the Erie Basin Marina in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.  The city had yet to see its first measurable snowfall Friday, breaking the old record for latest first snow set on Dec. 3, 1899. Last year some areas of the city and suburbs saw 7 feet of snow in November during what's now called the "Snowvember" storm. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

Just in time for Christmas, a heat wave. Record-high December temperatures. We’ll look at the source and consequences, El Niño and more.

 
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | 11:00 AM
This illustration made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Shigella bacteria. On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the CDC said a drug-resistant strain of a stomach bug made its way into the U.S. and spread, causing more than 200 illnesses since last May. Many cases were traced to people who had recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, India or other countries. (AP Photo/CDC)

A new antibiotic-resistant superbug emerges in animals in China. We’ll look at the threat and its reach.

 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 11:00 AM
In this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, photo, the Eiffel Tower lights up with the slogan"Action Now"referring to the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. The carbon footprint for the COP21 conference runs to thousands of tons, for the some 40,000 people, including heads of state, negotiators, activists and journalists, in Paris to hash out a ground-breaking international agreement to put a brake on global warming. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Crunch time in Paris. We’ll look at the where negotiations stand on a much anticipated, big climate deal.

 
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Feb 8, 2016
Sign stands outside property for rent Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in south Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

If it feels like rents are sky-high, you’re right. Some now paying more than half their income on rent. Some say crisis. We’ll dig in.

Feb 8, 2016
Legendary film critic  Roger Ebert in an archival image from his early days at the Chicago Sun-Times. (Flickr / WikiCommons)

The critic speaks. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott on how to think about art, pleasure, beauty and truth.

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Feb 5, 2016
A portion of the cover of Ben Ratliff's new book, "Every Song Ever." (Courtesy Farar, Straus and Giroux / The Publisher)

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

 
Feb 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mingles at a campaign event at Robie's Country Store, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders out of Iowa. Zika panic. Syrian peace talks fall apart. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #4: Donald Trump — You Heard It First!
Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Jack Beatty recounts an evening rally with Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, and wonders if the billionaire businessman is really looking for an exit.

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Our Week In The Web: February 5, 2016
Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Spread the word — we FINALLY have both a new website (in beta) and a new newsletter. Sign up, visit and see what’s happening in the On Point digital universe.

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Notes From New Hampshire, #3: Jeb Bush — Cry for Me, America!
Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R) asked a New Hampshire audience to clap for him — and our own Jack Beatty was there to hear it.

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