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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 5, 2014 | 11:00 AM
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Famed biologist E.O. Wilson says the way to save mankind is for the Age of Man to come to a close with a new respect for the rest of life. He joins us.

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Monday, May 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM
This undated photo provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shows plates of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in CDC’s healthcare-associated infections laboratory. (AP)

A new report says deadly superbugs are everywhere—and warns of a coming “post-antibiotic era,” in which common infections kill.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 11:00 AM
In this June 13, 2012 file photo an Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jump from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill., during a study on the fish's population. Bills moving through the Minnesota Legislature on Thursday, March 27, 2014 would require official state materials to refer to the troublesome fish as "invasive carp." (AP)

Asian Carp and America’s Great Lakes. We’ll look at the struggle to hold off an onslaught.

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ONPOINT
TODAY
Oct 21, 2014
David Perdue, Michelle Nunn

Two weeks to go till Midterm Election Day. We’ll look at how the biggest issues are playing out around the country.

Oct 21, 2014
This undated image provided by Google, shows an early version of Google's prototype self-driving car. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads. The agency is issuing permits, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods. (AP)

The future of the car: from the fuels they’ll run on, to the materials they’ll be made of, to the computers that may drive them.

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Oct 20, 2014
In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, patrons line up for “Nightmare: New York,” a haunted house attraction in New York. (AP)

Afraid of snakes? Heights? Ebola? We’ll unpack the science of fear.

 
Oct 20, 2014
A statue of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on New York City's Roosevelt Island. (Flickr / Alexisrael)

Greatness and the American Presidency. Aaron David Miller says aim for good. Really good.

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Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

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Two LIVE Tracks From Jazz Violinist Regina Carter
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Regina Carter shares two live tracks — one arrangement, and one original composition — with Tom Ashbrook in the On Point studio.

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Our Week In The Web: October 17, 2014
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

We talk Facebook mishaps, whether Katy Perry was actually right and the glory of architectural giants and their iconic windows.

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