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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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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.

Jul 24, 2014
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After a 7-year hiatus, progressive folk trio Nickel Creek is back together. We’ll hear from them and their latest album, “A Dotted Line.”

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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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