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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 10:00 AM
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Two senior members of the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff say it’s time, strategically, to spend more on education and less on guns. We’ll hear them out.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 | 10:00 AM
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As Congress readies controversial hearings on Muslims in America, we hear the Muslim-American view.

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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, July 27, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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After the biggest document leak in history — on the Afghan War — all eyes are on WikiLeaks. We’re looking at secrecy and transparency in the Wikileaks age.

 
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 27, 2010. (AP)

President Obama is coming down hard on leaks to the press – prosecuting even more aggressively than predecessor George W. Bush. We look at the leaks and the crackdown.

 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | 10:00 AM
South Korean activists burn a North Korean flag with a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during a rally in South Korea, May 25, 2010. (AP)

The temperature is rising on the Korean peninsula. There’s hard diplomacy all over the map, but could this one go all the way to armed conflict?

 
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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A big allied offensive in southern Afghanistan. A new U.S. strategy on the line. And the top Afghan Taliban commander captured in Pakistan.

 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Google and the National Security Agency are teaming up to fight cyber attacks. It’s gotten that bad. We’ll ask what’s going on.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Is Yemen the next Al Qaeda central, the next failed state? We’ll ask what’s going on in Yemen, and whether it becomes another American war zone.

 
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Terrorism threats, full body scans, and who may soon be baring what in the name of national security.

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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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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.

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The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The Explicast is back for another round. This time, we’re looking at Election Day, and why we all keep voting on a random Tuesday in early November.

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Our Week In The Web: October 24, 2014
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

On comments, comment sections, and ROY G BIV.

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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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