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Tuesday, June 15, 2010 | 11:00 AM
"Ludwig van Beethoven," by Karl Joseph Stieler (Art Archive/Beethoven House)

Deconstructing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with its monumental “Ode to Joy.” We get inside the music, and the world that inspired it.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Superstar food critic and chef Anthony Bourdain spoke with us Monday. Tom asked him about how he’s changed over the years: “Are you still as tough?”

 
Monday, June 14, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Anthony Bourdain in his show "No Reservations" cutting steak. (Credit: TravelChannel.com)

A decade after “Kitchen Confidential” lifted the lid on the drug-fuelled kitchens of New York, Anthony Bourdain is back and dishing again, in his latest book, “Medium Raw.”

 
Thursday, June 10, 2010 | 11:00 AM
South Africa's Steven Pienaar, center, controls the ball during a training session, ahead of their opening World Cup match against Mexico on Friday, in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 9, 2010. (AP)

On the eve of the World Cup, we take a world tour—ground level, back lot, of how soccer is played around the world. Plus, the U.S. goalkeeper, Tim Howard, in focus.

 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Writer Yiyun Li. (Credit: YiyunLi.com)

The New Yorker names its top fiction writers under 40. Three talk to us.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

When it comes to a marquee matchup, there’s nothing like the Celtics-Lakers…

 
Friday, June 4, 2010 | 11:00 AM

With “Sex and the City 2″ getting panned, we get picks from critics, and you, on the best “worst” movies of all time.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Actor and director Tina Packer was in the studio for a memorable hour today. So how does she feel about a life spent cheek-to-cheek with Shakespeare? Here’s her answer…

 
Monday, May 24, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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The end of “Lost.” We say goodbye to the TV series that began with a plane crash and became a phenomenon. Plus, a look back at Jack Bauer and “24.”

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Kansas City Star t.v. critic Aaron Barnhart, a guest on our show today, looks at the three “defining dramas” that are bowing out. What do you think?

 
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Jul 31, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  (AP)

The US and Europe face off against Russia. Are we looking at Cold War II? Something hotter?

Jul 31, 2014
A comical sign suggest the modern workplace is anything but collegial . (KW Reinsch / Flickr)

When the boss is a bad apple. How some pretty dark traits can push some to the top.

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Jul 30, 2014
Janitta Swain, Writer/Exec. Producer/Co-Director Dinesh D'Souza, John Koopman, Caroline Granger and Don Taylor seen at the World Premiere of 'America: Imagine The World Without Her' at Regal Cinemas LA Live on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. (AP)

Conservative firebrand Dinesh D’Souza says he wants an America without apologies. He’s also facing jail time. We’ll hear him out.

 
Jul 30, 2014
Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. (AP)

Social media is changing how the world sees and talks about Israel and Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians. We’ll look at the impact.

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Criticism, Conservatism And Dinesh D’Souza
Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

Best-selling conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza and On Point host Tom Ashbrook disagree about what makes America great…or do they?

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This 15-Year-Old Caller Is Really Disappointed With Congress
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

In which a 15-year-old caller from Nashville expertly and elegantly analyzes our bickering, mostly ineffective 113th Congress.

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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