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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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Mar 3, 2015
A group of community activists in San Francisco, CA celebrate that city's February 2014 embrace of the Fair Chance Campaign's efforts to alter background checks on employment and housing for convicted criminals. (Courtesy All of Us Or None)

Is it time to stop asking job applicants if they’ve been convicted of a crime? We’ll look at employment and unemployment after prison.

Mar 3, 2015
This July 21, 2014 photo shows strawberry banana chia breakfast smoothie in Concord, N.H. Breakfast habits in America are changing, leading to dramatic shifts in business strategy. (AP)

Food guidelines are changing. So is what we eat for breakfast. Cereal? Out of favor. Eggs? Maybe OK. And all kinds of new menus. We’ll look at Americans and breakfast.

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Mar 2, 2015
This image provided by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows an artists rendering on how a gamma ray burst occurs with a massive star collapsing and creating a black hole and beaming out focused and deadly light and radiation bursts. Astronomers and space telescopes in April 2013 saw the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed, a large gamma ray burst. (AP)

A super-massive black hole, newly discovered, deep in space. We’ll peer into the realm of the black hole.

 
Mar 2, 2015
In this Tuesday, March 4, 2014 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, right, speaks before the screening of the television documentary "Israel: The Royal Tour" at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. (AP)

On the eve of Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress, we look at the US-Israel falling out over Iran nuclear negotiations.

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Answers To Your Questions On Black Holes
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015

Yale University’s Priyamvada Natarajan answers your black hole questions in full. (Well, most of them.)

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Want To Listen To Lead Belly? Here’s Where To Start
Monday, Mar 2, 2015

Loved our show on Lead Belly, but unsure on where you should start to listen? Jeff Place of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage offers his best picks for a beginning Lead Belly listener.

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Our Week In The Web: February 27, 2015
Friday, Feb 27, 2015

We won’t lead you into a debate on the color of #TheDress (it’s blue and black, end of debate), but we do wonder about the blurring lines between so-called Internet culture and general popular culture. Also, it’s snowing in Boston. Still.

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