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Monday, May 18, 2009 | 11:00 AM

We’ll talk with Washington Post national security columnist David Ignatius about Tehran and Washington and his new spy thriller, “The Increment.”

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Monday, May 4, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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Another round of Middle East peace talks begins, this time under Pres. Obama. It’s a good time to listen back to NYTimes correspondent Neil MacFarquhar reflect on his time in the region.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM

President Obama lifts all restrictions on Cuban American travel and remittances to Cuba. We’ll ask what that may mean for Cuba, and Cuban Americans.

 
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 | 11:00 AM

A young African economist says “no thanks” to aid for Africa — that it hurts the continent. We’ll stage a debate.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 | 10:00 AM

With President Obama across the Atlantic for the G20 summit, we’ll ask Europeans how they see the way out of the global economic crisis — and whether America can still lead.

 
Monday, February 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM

As Mexican drug cartels reach as far north as Anchorage, and drug kidnappings rock Phoenix, we’ll look at Mexico’s raging drug war, north and south of the border.

 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The author of “Lipstick Jihad” talks about her new book, “Honeymoon in Tehran,” and the struggle of young Iranians under Ahmadinejad.

 
Monday, January 26, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The Atlantic’s James Fallows is back from China as America transfers power to a new president. We’ll ask how it all looks to the China maven.

 
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Admiral William Fallon, head of U.S. Central Command until last year, gives us his read on threats, and opportunities, now in the Middle East and beyond.

 
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Hillary Clinton’s confirmation hearing for Secretary of State. We’ll listen in to proceedings and talk about a new day in U.S. foreign policy.

 
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Oct 24, 2014
Ottawa police officers, with Parliament Hill in the background, guard the area around the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Thursday. (Reuters/Landov)

Gunfire in Canada’s capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 24, 2014
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

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Oct 23, 2014
A screenshot from the interactive game, "Depression Quest," the game at the root of the ongoing #GamerGate controversy. (Courtesy  "Depression Quest")

#GamerGate. Sexism, misogyny and rough stuff in a video game world culture clash.

 
Oct 23, 2014
Specialist Ronnie Howard, center, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. (AP)

The global economic wobble. Europe weakness. China fears. Wild markets. We’ll lay out the global economy now.

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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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