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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.

 
Monday, April 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson in the film "42" (Warner Brothers)

Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball. The new movie “42” tells the story. The director is with us.

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Friday, March 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Lead dogs on the team of Louie Ambrose run during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP)

Mushers, majestic huskies, and more: we go to the Iditarod.

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Monday, February 18, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant, right, puts up a shot as Denver Nuggets power forward Al Harrington defends during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 102-99. (AP)

From tennis to soccer to the NBA, the surprising history of why we play ball.

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Monday, February 4, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Super Bowl football fans walk past a several-stories tall likeness of San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick on the Audubon Nature Center along the Riverwalk, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP)

The day after the Super Bowl, politics and mega-sports. Imperial sports.

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Friday, January 18, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Lance Armstrong listens to a question from Oprah Winfrey. (AP/Harpo Productions)

Lance Armstrong takes his story to Oprah. So, what do we think about him and doping now?

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 11:00 AM
Yoga teacher Kyoko Katsura demonstrates standing bow puilling, one of the poses that could be seen during the National Yoga Asana Championships in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Katsura will be a competing in the national competition which will take place from March 2-4 in New York City. (AP)

We’ll explore the body and mind-bending world of competitive yoga.

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Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

 
Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

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Our Week In The Web: November 21, 2014
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We offer a panel of hand-drawn digital sheep, and wonder how to best lead the rest of you to programs that matter.

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The Explicast, Episode Five: What Is Net Neutrality?
Friday, Nov 14, 2014

The Explicast dives into tech policy territory with a quick look at the real meaning of a complicated bit of tech policy known as ‘Net Neutrality.’

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