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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told us that the NCAA ‘exploits’ its student-athletes. He called for athletes to be paid for their work in a $6 billion-a-year enterprise.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend, author, actor and global cultural ambassador. His new novel for young adults, "Sasquatch in the Paint," is the first in a planned series of novels. (Disney Publishing Worldwide)

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is with us on turning his own childhood struggles into stories of inspiration.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Pittsburgh Pirates' Marlon Byrd, right, is greeted by teammate Pedro Alvarez after hitting a home run in the second inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP)

Has America’s past-time gone past its time? Major League Baseball playoffs are upon us, but the future of baseball is looking kinda wobbly.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Former Ohio State University head coach Jim Tressel is carried by the members of his 2002 national championship team between quarters of an NCAA college football game between Ohio State and Michigan Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP)

Celebrated investigative journalists Armen Keteyian and Jeff Benedict go deep with us on the inside story of big time college football.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM
The Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins line up in the fourth quarter at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition football game Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)

The NFL pre-season kicks off. We talk football with two women who know more about the game than most men.

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Monday, July 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Novak Djokovic

The future of American tennis as tennis goes global.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Some great guests – including tennis legend Martina Navratilova — joined On Point to talk about the NBA’s Jason Collins coming out as openly gay. Collins is now the first openly gay male active in a major American team sport.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM
In a Wednesday, April 17, 2013 file photo, Washington Wizards center Jason Collins, right, battles for a rebound against Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago. (AP)

NBA Center Jason Collins comes out. We talk about what it means to be openly gay in sports and beyond.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 10:00 AM
LEFT: A marathon runner leaves the course near Copley Square. (Winslow Townson/AP) CENTER: Medical workers aid an injured woman. (Charles Krupa/AP). RIGHT: The scene after the two explosions. (Bruce Mendelsohn/AP)

We’ll look at what’s known, what’s not and the unfolding investigation.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Sports writer and friend of On Point David Steele — who joined us for our show on “42,” the new film about Jackie Robinson — just wrote a great piece on the film over on AOL Sporting News, incorporating the insight he got from the discussion with writer-director Brian Helgeland on our show.

 
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Oct 2, 2014
Kurds in Turkey look over the border with Syria toward the embattled town of Kobani. (David Takaki / Twitter)

ISIS and the battle for control of the Syrian town of Kobani. The Kurds have it. ISIS wants it. The US is bombing. We’ll look at the lessons of the battle for Kobani.

Oct 2, 2014
Duluth, Minnesota's Canal Park Lakewalk, shown here in 2005. (Jacob Norlund / Creative Commons)

What makes a good place to live in America today? We’ll talk with the people who size up our cities and towns.

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Oct 1, 2014
Actress Eva Longoria, center, Henry R. Munoz III, co-founder of the Latino Victory Project, left, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, are seated at an event launching The Latino Victory Project, a Latino political action committee, at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP)

Latino America. It is very large and growing very fast. How will it move the country?

 
Oct 1, 2014
Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain in a main street near the government headquarters in Hong Kong late Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. (AP)

China, democracy and Hong Kong. They’re in the streets in Hong Kong with their “Umbrella Revolution.” What now?

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Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014

A partial transcript of our panel conversation with experts on the modern American police force.

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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Entrepreneur Peter Thiel on innovation, technological failure and humanity’s uncertain future.

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Transcript: Sexual Violence Under ISIS Control
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

A transcript from our September 25, 2014 conversation on the Islamic State and sexual violence.

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