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Monday, July 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Members of a road maintenance crew try to control a grass fire near Lincoln, Neb., using their shirts and boots, July 17, 2007. Dry conditions and 99 degree temperatures contributed to the fire. (AP)

The harsh new American debate over unemployment benefits. Should the unemployed just grab a shovel? Dig a ditch? Are those jobs even there?

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The U.S. government should consider up to $1 trillion more in stimulus spending; there should be no big deficit reduction moves until we return to 7 percent unemployment. Economist Paul Krugman made his case today.

 
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Paul Krugman (AP)

Economist and columnist Paul Krugman fires his salvos on the big economic debate in Washington now –more stimulus spending or more austerity.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

In our hour today on teacher layoffs, we played a clip from the Web video “Hot for Teachers,” with Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green. See the whole “Funny or Die” video.

 
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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We talk with teachers and school administrators about the future of America’s schools.

 
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, June 8, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Tom Ashbrook and Elizabeth Warren in Boston, June 7, 2010. (WBUR)

Elizabeth Warren is back in the news, as groups push to have her lead the new consumer protection bureau. Listen back to our conversation with Warren, in a special broadcast.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

At a special taping tonight, June 7, before an audience, Tom is interviewing the Harvard Law professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren. We’re eager to know what your questions are.

 
Thursday, May 27, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A trader on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Thursday, May 27, 2010. (AP)

Europe wobbling. Markets down. We ask if the U.S. recovery is strong enough to plow through. Plus, Kristof/WuDunn to ’10 grads.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Ryan Brown of Deptford, N.J., and other seniors wait in anticipation for President Barack Obama to address the graduates of Hampton University, Sunday, May 9, 2010. (AP)

The class of 2010 is picking up its diplomas. But jobs are super-scarce. Our roundtable of new grads from around the country looks at the job market and survival strategies.

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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.

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.

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Oct 21, 2014
This undated image provided by Google, shows an early version of Google's prototype self-driving car. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads. The agency is issuing permits, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods. (AP)

The future of the car: from the fuels they’ll run on, to the materials they’ll be made of, to the computers that may drive them.

 
Oct 21, 2014
David Perdue, Michelle Nunn

Two weeks to go till Midterm Election Day. We’ll look at how the biggest issues are playing out around the country.

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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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