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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 | 11:00 AM

President Obama addresses the United Nations — and Iran looms large. We’ll hear perspectives on the nuclear threat and Ahmadinejad from top Iran watchers around the world.

 
Monday, August 17, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Iran after the crackdown. Show trial, torture, internal power struggles, and much more. We’ll read the signals from Tehran.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Iran, nuclear weapons, and the Middle East. Is it never going to happen? Or is the US ready to accept, and put up what Hillary Clinton calls a “defense umbrella”?

 
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 | 10:00 AM

We’ll look at the crisis in Iran and the big waves it’s creating, from the Middle East to the White House situation room.

 
Monday, June 15, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Iran votes in a charged election. We turn to Tehran to examine the aftermath.

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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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Thursday, April 30, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, imprisoned in Iran, and, her parents say, on hunger strike. We take up her case and the intrigue around it.

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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, February 2, 2009 | 10:00 AM

In Iraq, more purple-dyed fingers as Iraqis vote in provincial elections. In Washington, the White House and Pentagon weigh plans to end the war. We’ll look at what’s next.

 
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.

 
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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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