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Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Galleon Group founder and accused of making more than $50 million Raj Rajaratnam enters Manhattan federal court on the first day of jury selection, Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in New York.  (AP/ Louis Lanzano)

Raj Rajaratnam on trial. Insider trading, hedge funds, and the fairness of the US financial system, on trial too.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Los Angeles County employee rallies in solidarity with Wisconsin workers outside Los Angeles City Hall. (AP /Jason Redmond)

The power struggle deepening in Wisconsin and across the country over how workers, bosses, and budgets face the future.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Bigtime financial writer Michael Lewis gave us some incisive and colorful commentary on the government’s financial crisis report. See some of the transcript — and find the audio link.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Jan. 3, 2011. (AP)

Economists Robert Shiller and Jeremy Siegel weigh in on the U.S. economy in 2011. Roaring recovery? Double dip? We look at what’s coming.

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Monday, June 28, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Rally protests budget cuts at the Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, Ill., April, 2010. (AP)

State budgets in crisis. Out of money. Running out of time. Painful cuts ahead. Maybe tax hikes. We’ll check-in around the country.

 
Thursday, June 17, 2010 | 11:00 AM
People wait in a line to enter a job fair, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 in New York (AP)

New analysis of deep fault lines still threatening our economy and the world’s.

 
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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A global stare-down on debt. Will Europe’s trillion dollar rescue package be enough to stave off a sovereign debt crisis? Plus, Fed Chair Ben Bernanke to 2010 graduates.

 
Thursday, April 29, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Unemployed school teachers chant slogans at an anti-government demonstration outside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Greece's debt crisis intensified Tuesday as its credit rating cut to junk status. (AP)

Greece goes broke, and fear rises that a contagion could spread. We’ll look at the Greek debt crisis and global response.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Goldman Sachs employees on Capitol Hill, April 27, 2010 (AP).

Goldman Sachs was in the fraud charges seat on Capitol Hill. We’ll look through the grilling at the big struggle over Wall Street regulation.

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Monday, April 19, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Goldman Sachs chairman and chief executive officer Lloyd Blankfein testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. (AP)

The SEC charges Goldman Sachs with fraud in the subprime mortgage meltdown. Now what?

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ONPOINT
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Nov 24, 2014
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.  (AP)

We’ll look at privacy, security, and the battle heating up between intelligence agencies and tech companies that are moving to encrypt your communication.

Nov 24, 2014
Homeless people stay with their belongings under the Pontchartrain Expressway overpass in New Orleans, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The city’s health department put up notices Monday giving the estimated 150 homeless people 72 hours to leave the area. (AP)

Smashing the assumptions about what it’s really like to live in poverty in America.

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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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Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Have you ever thought about interning with On Point Radio? Good news: your time is now!

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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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