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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Defending champion Meb Keflezighi, of the U.S., after crossing the finish line in sixth place at the New York City Marathon, Nov. 7, 2010. (AP)

We look at a controversial new push to change form with American runners — to get long-distance U.S. runners back in the winner’s circle.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

On Point took a hard look recently at the issue of hard hits and safety concerns. Read the follow-up column by one of our guests, AOL Fanhouse sportswriter Kevin Blackistone.

 
Thursday, October 28, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Harry Houdini, circa 1905 (The Jewish Museum)

We look back at the original escape artist Harry Houdini and his magic, with illusionist David Copperfield and more. Click through to see some remarkable historical images.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | 11:00 AM
The November 2010 cover image of GQ: from left, Dianna Agron, Cory Monteith, and Lea Michele, from the TV series "Glee.” (AP)

The cast of the hit TV show “Glee” goes soft-porn in a men’s magazine. We look at the debate over kids and today’s wild world of marketed sex.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 | 11:00 AM
British actor, composer and playwright Noel Coward poses aboard the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner in 1947. (AP)

Mad dogs and Englishmen. We revisit the suave wit of Nöel Coward.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 | 11:00 AM
William Shatner (Courtesy of CBS)

Actor William Shatner joins us to talk about “Star Trek,” Denny Crane, his new show — and William Shatner.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

During our Monday show on the Marx Brothers, we pondered if there are current heirs to their comedic legacy. Woody? Colbert? Who’s your candidate? Purdue Univ.’s Lance Duerfahrd blogs for On Point.

 
Friday, July 30, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Venus Williams

The two-time U.S. Open champion is making a bid right now at a third title. Listen back to our conversation with tennis superstar Venus Williams.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Judy Collins wrote a note to Tom and the On Point community after the show. We repost it here. Also, a few more musings on her deep relationship with “Over The Rainbow.”

 
Thursday, June 24, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Lady Gaga performs at Carnegie Hall, New York, May 2010. (AP)

After millions of downloads, and over a billion views for her risqué videos, Lady Gaga is the new love-it-or-leave-it superstar. We hear the case for the glam-pop icon.

 
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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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Nov 21, 2014
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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Calling All Interns, Calling All Interns
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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