Obama administration
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Victoria Jackson speaks during a tea party rally in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, April 12, 2010. (AP)

The “isms” are flying in the age of Obama. Charges of “socialism,” “communism.” Let’s define terms. We’ll look at what’s on the table, and what’s not.

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Monday, April 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM
In this Sept. 29, 2009, file photo Associate Justice John Paul Stevens sits for a new group photograph at the Supreme Court in Washington. Stevens, leader of Supreme Court's liberals, to retire this summer. (AP)

The Supreme Court’s oldest justice and liberal leader John Paul Stevens announces his retirement. Top court watchers weigh in on President Obama’s next move.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 | 10:00 AM

President Obama announces plans to drill for oil offshore. We’ll look at the politics behind the move — and Obama’s energy vision now.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Delaware and Tennessee win the first round of Obama’s 4.35 billion dollar “Race to the Top” in education. We’ll look at how they won — and where the race goes from here.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010 | 11:00 AM

The Obama administration wants to rewrite No Child Left Behind. We’ll ask what’s coming for American education.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Think tanks in Washington are playing out the scenarios of an Israeli attack on Iran. We’ll look at the tough results they’ve found.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 | 10:00 AM

The military’s bomb squads that defuse I.E.D.’s in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’ll look at their job, their technology, and the risks they take.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

U.S. Ambassaor to Iraq Christopher Hill spoke with On Point live from Baghdad today as early voting gets underway, part of the run-up to Sunday’s elections. “So far so good,” Hill said, despite scattered violence. Hill said that the plan to withdraw U.S. combat troops by Sept. 1, and to leave only a residual advisory force of 50,000 or fewer, remains “very much on schedule.” Observers worry that a spike in violence could derail that timeline.

Thursday, January 28, 2010 | 10:00 AM

The President speaks, in his State of the Union address. We’ll get reaction from progressive blogger Jane Hamsher, conservative Pat Buchanan, and you.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM

One year after Barack Obama’s inauguration, the loss of Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat has stunned Democrats. We look at the president, his party, and his agenda now.

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Nov 26, 2015
This photo taken July 31, 2012 shows a "tiny" house April Anson built in Portland, Ore. For the past couple of months, 33-year-old Anson and her friends have been planning, measuring, sawing and hammering their way toward completion of what might look like a child’s playhouse. (AP)

Tiny houses, micro-apartments. They’re hot. Americans are downsizing.

Nov 26, 2015
Jewel performs in the On Point Studio on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. (Liz Gillis / WBUR)

Singer-songwriter Jewel asked “who will save your soul”? Now she’s talking about saving her own. We’ll talk to Jewel.

Nov 25, 2015
Three of baker Renee McLeoud's delicious pies, on display in the WBUR studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Bring your appetite! We’re gathering around the radio table with three chefs and new Thanksgiving recipes.

Nov 25, 2015
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Pulitzer Prize winning Iowa writer Marilynne Robinson, arrives to the State Library of Iowa in the Ola Babcock Miller Building, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

On the day before Thanksgiving, we talk with Marilynne Robinson – one of America’s greatest authors, thinkers, moralists — about fear and hope in a hard, frightening time.

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Fresh Ideas For Your Thanksgiving: Recipes
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015

Did our Thanksgiving 2016 episode make you hungry? Good news — we’ve got recipes right here.

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Karl Rove Still Won’t Get Involved In The 2016 G.O.P. Primary
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

Karl Rove may say he’s not endorsing or getting involved in the 2016 G.O.P. presidential primary, but that won’t stop from offering advice on how to beat Republican front runner Donald Trump.

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Roger Cohen And Barry Posen On ISIS
Monday, Nov 23, 2015

A brief, but illustrative exchange between Barry Posen and Roger Cohen during our conversation on ISIS today.

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