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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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May 25, 2015
New York Times columnist David Brooks explores a history of American moral character in his new book, "The Road to Character." Former US Labor Secretary Frances Perkins (R), is one of the subjects he profiles in his books. (David Burnett / AP)

New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.

May 25, 2015
Violinist Regina Carter warms up in the On Point studio on Friday, October 17. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

Regina Carter turns her jazz violin down home with her new album “Southern Comfort.”

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The Barden Bellas, the all-female a cappella group at the center of Pitch Perfect 2. (Richard Cartwright/Universal Pictures via AP)

Pitch Perfect 2 is the number one movie in the country, and it’s over the top on a capella.

 
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Crashed cars with airbags deployed are shown to visitors as part of the display of Toyota Motor Corp.'s safety performance standards at the automaker's exhibition hall in Toyota, central Japan. (Shuji Kajiyama/AP)

ISIS rolls on. A TPP vote. Biggest recall ever – airbags. And Letterman’s last bow. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Larry called in from Lawrenceburg, KY and told us he was once a member of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, a mid-Atlantic biker gang. He didn’t sugar coat the facts as he explained the draw of the brotherhood and what makes the outlaw motorcycle corner the underworld go round.

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Our Week In The Web: May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015

We cancel a few hours and suddenly all of you get convinced of a global radio conspiracy! Plus, dragon zoos.

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Caller: ‘It Doesn’t Always Turn Out Okay’
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One caller shares her own story of an extremely premature birth. Her daughter, born at 22 1/2 weeks in 2012, was taken off life support after seven days.

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