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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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As President Hu comes to Washington, we see how the U.S. looks from China. Plus, reporter Anthony Shadid, fresh off of winning his second Pulitzer, talks about Iraq’s future.

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Friday, April 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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How disco—disco music—changed America. A top historian gets behind the glitter ball. Plus, Donna Summer weighs in!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Inside America’s coal mines and the Upper Big Branch mine disaster. We’ll look at the culture and what went wrong.

 
Monday, April 5, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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The push to replace Ulysses S. Grant with Ronald Reagan on the 50 dollar bill. We’ll turn to the history.

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Monday, December 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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Call her country, call her rock, Lucinda Williams made her name singing about heartache. Now she’s found love. We check in with her, and her Grammy-nominated album, “Little Honey.”

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Thursday, November 19, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Poker and American history. How the game of presidents, cowboys, gangsters, and online gamblers helped shape America.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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Thelonious Monk. Jazz giant. American hipster. A new biography takes us into his life and enigmatic music.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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Former U.S. poet laureate Ted Kooser talks about his new love letter to a passing heartland America.

 
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Senator Ted Kennedy, dead at the age of 77. We look at the life, the dream, and the legacy for American politics.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Pulitzer Prize-winner Douglas Blackmon on the effective “re-enslavement” of African Americans after the Civil War.

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Aug 21, 2014
In this November 2012, file photo, posted on the website freejamesfoley.org, shows American journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. (AP)

An American is beheaded. We’ll look at the ferocity of ISIS, and what to do about it.

Aug 21, 2014
Jen Joyce, a community manager for the Uber rideshare service, works on a laptop before a meeting of the Seattle City Council, Monday, March 17, 2014, at City Hall in Seattle. (AP)

We’ll look at workers trying to live and make a living in the age of TaskRabbit and computer-driven work schedules.

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Aug 20, 2014
In this Oct. 21, 2013 file photo, a monarch butterfly lands on a confetti lantana plant in San Antonio. A half-century ago Monarch butterflies, tired, hungry and bursting to lay eggs, found plenty of nourishment flying across Texas. Native white-flowering balls of antelope milkweed covered grasslands, growing alongside nectar-filled wildflowers. But now, these orange-and-black winged butterflies find mostly buildings, manicured lawns and toxic, pesticide-filled plants. (AP)

This year’s monarch butterfly migration is the smallest ever recorded. We’ll ask why. It’s a big story. Plus: how climate change is creating new hybridized species.

 
Aug 20, 2014
A man holds his hands up in the street after a standoff with police Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. (AP)

A deep read on Ferguson, Missouri and what we’re seeing about race, class, hope and fear in America.

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Friday, Aug 15, 2014

On Pinterest, Thomas the Tank Engine and surprising population trends from around the country. Also, words on why we respond to your words, tweets and Facebook posts.

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Nickel Creek Plays Three Songs LIVE For On Point
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Nickel Creek shares three live (well, mostly) tracks from their interview with On Point Radio.

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