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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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Mar 3, 2015
A group of community activists in San Francisco, CA celebrate that city's February 2014 embrace of the Fair Chance Campaign's efforts to alter background checks on employment and housing for convicted criminals. (Courtesy All of Us Or None)

Is it time to stop asking job applicants if they’ve been convicted of a crime? We’ll look at employment and unemployment after prison.

Mar 3, 2015
This July 21, 2014 photo shows strawberry banana chia breakfast smoothie in Concord, N.H. Breakfast habits in America are changing, leading to dramatic shifts in business strategy. (AP)

Food guidelines are changing. So is what we eat for breakfast. Cereal? Out of favor. Eggs? Maybe OK. And all kinds of new menus. We’ll look at Americans and breakfast.

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This image provided by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows an artists rendering on how a gamma ray burst occurs with a massive star collapsing and creating a black hole and beaming out focused and deadly light and radiation bursts. Astronomers and space telescopes in April 2013 saw the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed, a large gamma ray burst. (AP)

A super-massive black hole, newly discovered, deep in space. We’ll peer into the realm of the black hole.

 
Mar 2, 2015
In this Tuesday, March 4, 2014 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, right, speaks before the screening of the television documentary "Israel: The Royal Tour" at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. (AP)

On the eve of Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress, we look at the US-Israel falling out over Iran nuclear negotiations.

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Want To Listen To Lead Belly? Here’s Where To Start
Monday, Mar 2, 2015

Loved our show on Lead Belly, but unsure on where you should start to listen? Jeff Place of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage offers his best picks for a beginning Lead Belly listener.

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Our Week In The Web: February 27, 2015
Friday, Feb 27, 2015

We won’t lead you into a debate on the color of #TheDress (it’s blue and black, end of debate), but we do wonder about the blurring lines between so-called Internet culture and general popular culture. Also, it’s snowing in Boston. Still.

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