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Monday, November 11, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Secretary John McHugh, right, watch an Army carry team move a transfer case containing the remains of Pfc. Cody J. Patterson Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (AP)

On Veterans Day, after more than a decade of deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan, we take the pulse of America’s military – as it faces big cuts and big changes.

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Monday, January 17, 2011 | 11:00 AM
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower makes his farewell address, Jan. 17, 1961. (AP)

Fifty years on, we look back on war hero and President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s warning against America’s “military-industrial complex.” Author James Ledbetter and military scholar Andrew Bacevich join us.

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Thursday, December 23, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Senior American commanders in Afghanistan want to expand operations in Pakistan, according to some sources. What would that mean? Plus, peace activist and writer Chris Hedges.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Army patrol in Afghanistan. (AP)

President Obama has now signed a law repealing the policy. How will the military make it all work? We look at implementing the future.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Willard, head of U.S. Pacific Command, said U.S.-China military relations remain “problematic.” And asked about whether repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” could work, he said, “I think so.”

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Monday, November 8, 2010 | 11:00 AM
U.S. Navy ships in an exercise off the coast of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. (AP)

Oceanic conversations with Simon Winchester on the Atlantic and with the admiral who heads up U.S. Pacific Command.

 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Courtesy of Kellog, Northwestern (Photo: Nathan Mandell)

What will it take to re-boot the American economy? Top business school deans from around the country weigh in on how they see the next frontier. Plus, we hear more about a federal judge’s ruling on “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

 
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Noam Chomsky at the On Point studio, Sept. 28, 2010 (WBUR's Jesse Costa)

A conversation with Noam Chomsky, legend of the left, on Obama, America, and the world.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Following Pres. Obama’s Oval Office address last night, Vice President Biden spoke in Iraq today, on the occasion of Iraqi troops taking command. Here’s the text.

 
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | 10:00 AM
An Iraqi policeman in Baghdad, August 2010. (AP)

We look at the country American combat troops are leaving behind. Top reporters Anthony Shadid and Liz Sly join us live from Baghdad to talk about the road ahead now for Iraq.

 
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May 21, 2015
Crashed cars with airbags deployed are shown to visitors as part of the display of Toyota Motor Corp.'s safety performance standards at the automaker's exhibition hall in Toyota, central Japan. (Shuji Kajiyama/AP)

ISIS rolls on. A TPP vote. Biggest recall ever – airbags. And Letterman’s last bow. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

May 21, 2015
The Barden Bellas, the all-female a cappella group at the center of Pitch Perfect 2. (Richard Cartwright/Universal Pictures via AP)

Pitch Perfect 2 is the number one movie in the country, and it’s over the top on a capella.

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May 21, 2015
The Barden Bellas, the all-female a cappella group at the center of Pitch Perfect 2. (Richard Cartwright/Universal Pictures via AP)

Pitch Perfect 2 is the number one movie in the country, and it’s over the top on a capella.

 
May 21, 2015
Crashed cars with airbags deployed are shown to visitors as part of the display of Toyota Motor Corp.'s safety performance standards at the automaker's exhibition hall in Toyota, central Japan. (Shuji Kajiyama/AP)

ISIS rolls on. A TPP vote. Biggest recall ever – airbags. And Letterman’s last bow. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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A Former Bike Gang Member Explains "The Life"
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Larry called in from Lawrenceburg, KY and told us he was once a member of the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club, a mid-Atlantic biker gang. He didn’t sugar coat the facts as he explained the draw of the brotherhood and what makes the outlaw motorcycle corner the underworld go round.

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Our Week In The Web: May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015

We cancel a few hours and suddenly all of you get convinced of a global radio conspiracy! Plus, dragon zoos.

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Caller: ‘It Doesn’t Always Turn Out Okay’
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One caller shares her own story of an extremely premature birth. Her daughter, born at 22 1/2 weeks in 2012, was taken off life support after seven days.

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