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Thursday, September 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai listens during a Peace Jirga in Kabul, June 4, 2010. (AP)

It’s being called “Corruptistan.” Afghanistan is choking under graft and embezzlement. Can this war be won, with a government so corrupt?

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Nine years ago now, shortly after the 9/11 attacks and just as On Point began as a show, host Tom Ashbrook published an article reflecting on his travels in Afghanistan. As we look again at that country in our Thursday show, the staff thought it was worth re-posting Tom’s piece.

 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Cuba's leader Fidel Castro greets students before delivering a speech outside Havana's University in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. (AP)

Cuba fires half a million workers. Fidel Castro makes headlines of his own. We look at the ground-breaking shift on the island nation. Plus, Politico’s Jonathan Martin on the Tea Party primary wins and GOP soul-searching.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Last week, On Point interviewed Boston University professor Adil Najam about the flooding in his native Pakistan. Here’s an update on what Najam is thinking now, as the disaster continues to unflold.

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Monday, August 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A BlackBerry user displays a text message sent by his service provider notifying him of the suspension of services, at a mobile shop in Dubai, Aug. 5, 2010 (AP)

The Blackberry saga. The businessman’s handheld organizer is facing the heat from intelligence bosses around the world. It’s high tech versus high security. Plus, Net neutrality and the Google-Verizon proposal.

 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Retired Army colonel and big thinker Andrew Bacevich on why it’s time to throw out the playbook on American military policy.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Pakistan police and soldiers at the site of a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, June 20, 2010. (AP)

Pakistan reportedly building a foothold in Afghanistan. We’ll look at its growing influence and what it means for American influence in the region.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left, shakes hands with Turkish President Abdullah Gul, right, at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, in Turkey, June 7, 2010. (AP)

With Israel and Turkey now sharply at odds, a big American observer says embrace Turkey, and one day Iran–and Israel.

 
Thursday, February 4, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen, right, accompanied by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing onthe "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. (AP)

Pulitzer Prize-winning military writer Tom Ricks on the Pentagon, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and the state of America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Haiti, the U.S., and the road to recovery. It’s going to be a long one. We’ll ask what the U.S. commitment should be.

 
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Jan 29, 2015
Mike Johnson, a sales manager at a local Honda car dealership, walks past a row of Honda CRV SUVs Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz.  (AP)

Is it the next subprime scandal? Banking giants piling into high-interest auto loans for the poor. We’ll investigate.

Jan 29, 2015
This Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 a street side memorial with a painted portrait of Ezell Ford near where he was shot when police confronted him on Aug. 11, 2014, on a street near his home in South Los Angeles. (AP)

The author of “Ghettoside” takes us deep into murder and law enforcement in minority neighborhoods. We want your story.

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