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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, as the court heard arguments on campaign finance. The Supreme Court is tackling a challenge to limits on contributions by the biggest individual donors to political campaigns. (AP)

The High Court and blowing the lid off campaign contributions.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron talking about defense budget cuts in Northwood near London, Oct. 19, 2010. (AP)

Britain announced an austerity package that has stunned even the most hard-nosed American deficit hawks. We look at Britain’s cutbacks.

 
Monday, September 27, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Michael Douglas in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

Michael Douglas is back as Gordon Gekko in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” We see if greed is still good, with guests A.O. Scott and Roger Lowenstein.

 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Credit card signs posted at a restaurant in San Jose, Calif., 2010. (AP)

Interest rates are at historic lows. Credit card rates are at new highs. We look at what’s up with banks and plastic. Plus, new real estate woes, and the latest on Elizabeth Warren job speculation.

 
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Americans have suddenly become savers – but still spend in surprising ways. We look at the new profile of how we save, spend and splurge.

 
Monday, June 28, 2010 | 11:00 AM
The Price of Stones

We hear the stirring story of a man who built a school for AIDS orphans in Uganda, stone by stone.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Here are a few more pictures from our special event on Monday, when Tom interviewed Elizabeth Warren. Enjoy the short slideshow…

 
Thursday, June 10, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A Chinese worker checks solar-powered products at a factory in Baoding, north China's Hebei province, in 2009. (AP)

China’s economy is barreling ahead. Europe’s in crisis. The U.S. in a muddle. Across the world, free market economies are being challenged by state capitalism. We look at the horse race.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The fate of financial reform is precarious, and lawmakers could still produce a bill that has “no real impact,” Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, told Tom Ashbrook.

 
Thursday, April 8, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Super Wall Street watcher Roger Lowenstein on the hot debate over the future of American finance.

 
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Jul 24, 2014
Youths seen playing basketball through bars on a window at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Ethan Allen School in Wales, Wis. (AP file)

The cold hard facts about juvenile prisons. And the case for shutting them all down. Plus: former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is with us.

Jul 24, 2014
Orchid (Galileo55/Flickr)

We’ll look at the new science of what plants feel, smell, see – and remember.

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Jul 23, 2014
Actor Wallace Shawn attends special screening of "Turks and Caicos" hosted by Vogue and The Cinema Society at the Crosby Street Hotel on Monday, April 7, 2014 in New York.  (AP)

From “The Princess Bride” to “My Dinner with Andre “and “A Master Builder,” actor and writer Wallace Shawn joins us.

 
Jul 23, 2014
In this Saturday, July 12, 2014, photo, migrants walk along train tracks and boxcars after getting off a train during their journey toward the US-Mexico border, in Ixtepec, southern Mexico. (AP)

Crisis at the US border. What do Latinos on this side of the border have to say? We’ll ask our special roundtable.

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Our Week In The Web: July 11, 2014
Friday, Jul 11, 2014

As we prepare for a week of rebroadcasts, we reflect on Facebook posts, misplaced comments and the magic of @ mentions. Internet, ASSEMBLE!

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Two Former Senators, One Fix For US Democracy?
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

Former US Senators Tom Daschle and Olympia Snowe joined us today with a few fixes for American political inaction.

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Future Radio Interns Of America: On Point Wants YOU!
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

On Point needs interns for the fall. Could YOU be one of them?

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