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Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM
This Sept. 11, 2013 file photo shows oil pumps the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. Dramatic changes in oil production around the globe, both higher and lower, are balancing each other out instead of wreaking havoc. (AP)

Despite the Middle East crisis and Russian tensions, world oil prices are plummeting. We’ll look at why and what it means for rising clean energy.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Solar Power Rising BY MICHAEL R. BLOOD and BRIAN SKOLOFF -- Some of the 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each about 7 feet high and 10 feet wide, reflect sunlight to boilers that sit on 459-foot towers. The sun's power is used to heat water in the boilers' tubes and make steam, which in turn drives turbines to create electricity Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 in Primm, Nev.  (AP)

The world’s largest solar power plant is up and running in California. We’ll look at where solar stands now, and the future of renewable energy.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 10:00 AM
Deepwater Horizon oil rig burning (AP)

On the anniversary of the BP spill, we’ll ask how the Gulf Coast is faring and look at the future of deep water drilling.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 | 11:00 AM
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The President says he wants 80 percent clean energy by 2035. How will we really get there?

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Monday, October 18, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Can new energy research save the world? The economy? Supporters say, “Yes, invest now.” Budget-cutters say, “Forget it.”

 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A natural gas line, the cause of the large explosion that killed at least seven people, lies broken on a San Bruno, Calif., road, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP)

Pipeline peril. After the San Bruno explosion, we look at questions about the nation’s infrastructure.

 
Friday, July 23, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A high voltage, 4-quadrant motor controller from Makani Power designed to fit inside the wing of the company's kite-mounted wind turbine. (Credit: MakaniPower.com)

After the gulf oil blowout, we look at alternative energy ideas around the world. Kite power. Liquid batteries. Anything but oil.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

If you’re charged up about electric cars, you might be interested in checking our guest Paul Scott’s blog. He just drove Nissan’s new all-electric “Leaf.” Also, see video of the Plug in America team testing the 2011 Chevy Volt.

 
Monday, June 21, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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California’s big push for cars to go electric. As the Gulf mess grows, we look at what it takes to get off oil.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Bystanders watch the motorcade carrying President Barack Obama along Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach, Fla., Tuesday, June 15, 20010, as they visited the Gulf Coast region affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (AP)

President Obama addressed the nation on the Gulf oil spill crisis. We look at Obama’s speech and American priorities with top thinkers.

 
ONPOINT
TODAY
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.

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.

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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.

 
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.

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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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