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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

We dug deep into Emily Dickinson’s poetry with top critic Helen Vendler and poet Rae Armantrout. We geeked out a bit when researching this show. If you’re a Dickinson superfan, don’t miss these extras.

 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Emily Dickinson's daguerreotype circa 1846 (Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)

Emily Dickinson died a recluse. Today, her poetry towers. Top scholar Helen Vendler joins us for a deep look at Dickinson.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Through the years, On Point has done many segments with sci-fi themes. Here are a few gems.

 
Thursday, July 22, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Mahabharata Festival (AP)

Tales of love and war, demons and gods. We look at the ancient epics that still drive rising India.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Hear an excerpt from our 2005 interview with the late, great comic book writer Harvey Pekar, on how he made the transition from file clerk and jazz critic to writing comic books.

 
Friday, July 2, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Summer books – for kids. Picks for toddlers to young adults that will keep them reading through the long hot summer.

 
Monday, June 21, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A reader on the beach along Lake Michigan. (AP)

From “Hitch 22″ to “The Passage” and beyond, we’re on the hunt for great summer reads, summer books.

 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A Graeco-Egyptian statue of a Ptolemaic queen found at the site of Heracleion. (Credit: The Franklin Institute, Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation, Christoph Gerigk)

The real Cleopatra. A big new exhibit opens in Philadelphia. We get the inside story of Egypt’s immortalized queen.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

We spoke Wednesday with a talented troika of young writers. If you’re eager for more, it’s worth perusing our archives, where you’ll find names from the modern canon.

 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Writer Yiyun Li. (Credit: YiyunLi.com)

The New Yorker names its top fiction writers under 40. Three talk to us.

 
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Jan 30, 2015
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch gathers her papers during a break in her testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on her nomination. (AP)

Obama abroad. Hostage drama. Attorney general hearings. Snow days. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Jan 30, 2015
In the new film "American Sniper," Bradley Cooper plays real-life US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who was the deadliest marksman in American history. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

“American Sniper.” Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper’s war film keeps crushing at the box office and stirring more controversy. We’ll go to it.

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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.

 
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.

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Our Week In The Web: January 23, 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

New thoughts on Facebook, new analysis of State of the Union twitter activity and new weekend excitement. New! And exciting!

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Meet On Point’s Interns: Spring 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

Good news! We have interns, and they are wonderful, and here they are for the spring term. Meet them digitally, right here.

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Caller To Author Ron Rash: ‘You Cared About People Like Me’
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

An unexpected caller from South Carolina brings back guest Ron Rash’s years as a community college professor in a movingly real way.

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