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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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Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM
Cover of Simon Schama's "The American Future"

High-flying British historians Simon Schama and Niall Ferguson join us to debate the American future.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM

California votes down a tax hike and looks for a federal bailout. We’ll ask where this story ends.

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Friday, May 15, 2009 | 11:00 AM
The Faro Caudill family eating dinner

What did they eat in the Great Depression? We find out, and tuck in. Plus: video of Tom and our guests tasting authentic ’30s recipes.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 | 11:00 AM

We’ll dig into a new biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt, America’s first great tycoon.

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Monday, May 11, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The pirates of 1776. The little-known story of the patriot “privateers” who helped win the nation’s independence.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 | 11:00 AM
A Rolling Stone

Bob Dylan talked at length with historian Douglas Brinkley for Rolling Stone. We talk with Brinkley about Dylan and America now.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The true story of Bonnie and Clyde, 75 years after America’s most famous outlaw lovers went down in a hail of bullets.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM

It’s been 70 years since “Gone With the Wind” hit the big screen. A new book says Scarlett O’Hara is still making waves.

 
Thursday, February 12, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Abraham Lincoln at 200. We’ll look back on his presidential leadership style during crisis — with Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian James McPherson.

 
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Oct 23, 2014
Specialist Ronnie Howard, center, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. (AP)

The global economic wobble. Europe weakness. China fears. Wild markets. We’ll lay out the global economy now.

Oct 23, 2014
A screenshot from the interactive game, "Depression Quest," the game at the root of the ongoing #GamerGate controversy. (Courtesy  "Depression Quest")

#GamerGate. Sexism, misogyny and rough stuff in a video game world culture clash.

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Oct 22, 2014
Authors Nicholas Kristof and wife Sheryl WuDunn attend the premiere of "Meena" at the AMC Loews Theater on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in New York.

Author and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says regular folks like us can change the world. He explains how. Plus: we remember the late, great Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee.

 
Oct 22, 2014
Health workers carry the body of a woman suspected of contracting the Ebola virus in Bomi county situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP)

We’ll go to Liberia, and hear from a pastor and a physician at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis.

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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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