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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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Oct 20, 2014
A statue of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on New York City's Roosevelt Island. (Flickr / Alexisrael)

Greatness and the American Presidency. Aaron David Miller says aim for good. Really good.

Oct 20, 2014
In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, patrons line up for “Nightmare: New York,” a haunted house attraction in New York. (AP)

Afraid of snakes? Heights? Ebola? We’ll unpack the science of fear.

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Oct 17, 2014
Jazz violinist Regina Carter. (Courtesy of the Artist)

Regina Carter turns her jazz violin down home with her new album “Southern Comfort.”

 
Oct 17, 2014
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) Ky., center, and Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, rehearsed with host Bill Goodman before their appearance on "Kentucky Tonight" television broadcast live from KET studios in Lexington, Ky.,Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP)

The CDC in the hot seat on Ebola. Markets reeling. Mid-term fireworks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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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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