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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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Oct 22, 2014
Health workers carry the body of a woman suspected of contracting the Ebola virus in Bomi county situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP)

We’ll go to Liberia, and hear from a pastor and a physician at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis.

Oct 22, 2014
Authors Nicholas Kristof and wife Sheryl WuDunn attend the premiere of "Meena" at the AMC Loews Theater on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in New York.

Author and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says regular folks like us can change the world. He explains how. Plus: we remember the late, great Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee.

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Oct 21, 2014
This undated image provided by Google, shows an early version of Google's prototype self-driving car. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads. The agency is issuing permits, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods. (AP)

The future of the car: from the fuels they’ll run on, to the materials they’ll be made of, to the computers that may drive them.

 
Oct 21, 2014
David Perdue, Michelle Nunn

Two weeks to go till Midterm Election Day. We’ll look at how the biggest issues are playing out around the country.

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Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

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Two LIVE Tracks From Jazz Violinist Regina Carter
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Regina Carter shares two live tracks — one arrangement, and one original composition — with Tom Ashbrook in the On Point studio.

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Our Week In The Web: October 17, 2014
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

We talk Facebook mishaps, whether Katy Perry was actually right and the glory of architectural giants and their iconic windows.

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