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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 28, 2014
Kaname Hayashi, a project leader of Humanoid Robots "Pepper," talks with the robot at SoftBank Mobile shop in Tokyo, Friday, June 6, 2014. The cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile. (AP)

Robot love, robot work, “killer robots” – we get the latest on robots moving deeper into life.

Nov 28, 2014
Poet Malcolm London. (Courtesy Malcolm London)

From Chicago, a young, new poet gives voice to one of America’s great cities, and its tough streets. Malcolm London joins us.

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Nov 27, 2014
Bob Dylan and Victor Maymudes at "The Castle" in LA before the 1965 world tour. Lisa Law/The Archive Agency)

A new take on the life and music of Bob Dylan, from way inside the Dylan story. “Another Side of Bob Dylan.”

 
Nov 27, 2014
On Point host Tom Ashbrook raises a toast with a glass of fresh apple cider in the On Point studios. (Jesse Costa / WBUR)

All about hard cider. It’s all over these days. And sweet, fresh apple cider, too. We’ll look at the history and comeback.

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Last-Minute Thanksgiving Luxury
Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

Our three Thanksgiving chefs offer up their best bets for delicious, last-minute holiday helpers, including a crunchy celery salad and maple glazed carrots.

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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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