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Monday, February 1, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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More voices call America’s staggering national debt a national emergency. Can Washington find the will — and the right way — to tackle it?

 
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Investment pioneer Peter Brooke on a half century in venture capital, and this critical moment in American finance.

 
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Cheapskates, tight wads, and penny pinchers. We’ll look at the benefits, and costs, of not parting with your money.

 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Novelist Margaret Atwood turns her discerning eye to debt, to what we owe each other, and what makes us human.

 
Monday, August 4, 2008 | 10:00 AM

Hard-hit American consumers are turning to credit cards to plug their financial holes. Could the debt they’re racking up be the next shoe to drop in America’s credit crisis?

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 | 10:00 AM

Heavyweight Harvard economist Martin Feldstein on the economic mess we are in, and maybe, the way out.

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Monday, July 14, 2008 | 10:00 AM

The U.S .Treasury and Federal Reserve jump in to rescue the pillars of the US mortgage system: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

 
Thursday, December 20, 2007 | 11:00 AM

Warren Bennis has made a big name for himself over the years as a business management guru. He’s been an advisor to Fortune 500 companies and to presidents. Along the way, he’s thought a lot about leadership — what makes a great CEO, general, president. Lately he’s decided that it all comes down to judgment. […]

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007 | 10:00 AM

Tom Perkins, and the legendary venture capital firm he co-founded, has been a driving force in Silicon Valley for over thirty-five years. Netscape, Amazon, Google — some would say his firm built the Valley as we know it today. When Al Gore wanted to help spark a green technology revolution, he joined up with Perkins’ […]

 
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 | 10:00 AM

Former Wall Street hotshot, now Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson is orchestrating a big banks “mega-fund” to help mop up the subprime mortgage mess — and try to get some of that bad debt off the books and avoid a deeper credit crunch that could still stove in the U.S. economy. The stakes are high, but […]

 
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Oct 20, 2014
A statue of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on New York City's Roosevelt Island. (Flickr / Alexisrael)

Greatness and the American Presidency. Aaron David Miller says aim for good. Really good.

Oct 20, 2014
In this Oct. 2, 2014 photo, patrons line up for “Nightmare: New York,” a haunted house attraction in New York. (AP)

Afraid of snakes? Heights? Ebola? We’ll unpack the science of fear.

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Oct 17, 2014
Jazz violinist Regina Carter. (Courtesy of the Artist)

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

 
Oct 17, 2014
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) Ky., center, and Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, rehearsed with host Bill Goodman before their appearance on "Kentucky Tonight" television broadcast live from KET studios in Lexington, Ky.,Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP)

The CDC in the hot seat on Ebola. Markets reeling. Mid-term fireworks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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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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