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.

Comments [269]
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.

Comments [50]
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.

Comments [102]
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.

Comments [55]
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.

Comments [271]
Oct 5, 2015
The newest version of the Apple mobile iOS system allows ad-blocking software on mobile browsing for the first time. (Abdullah Syahbal / Flickr)

Are ad–blocking, bots, and mobile gutting economic viability of the internet? We’ll take a close look.

Oct 5, 2015
Singer-songwriter Sara Barielles on the cover of her new memoir, "Sounds Like Me." (Courtesy Simon & Schuster)

Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles goes fully confessional in her new memoir, “Sounds Like Me.” She joins us.

Oct 2, 2015
Max Martin accepts the award for best producer of the year, non-classical at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.  (AP)

The software of hit songs now. We’ll look at the algorithms, computer generated beats and producers making it happen for Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and more.

Oct 2, 2015
Candles spelling UCC for Umpqua Community College, are displayed at a candlelight vigil for those killed during a fatal shooting at the school, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. (AP)

A deadly shooting at an Oregon community college. Putin and Obama at the UN. The capture of Kunduz. Water on Mars. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Our Week In The Web: October 2, 2015
Friday, Oct 2, 2015

We say hello again to our email address (since so many of you did this week) and goodbye to the Log Lady.

More »
Interview With Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘Count Me As A Radical’
Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is making waves in the 2016 Presidential race, and he joined us today from the US Capitol to explain how his campaign message is connecting with voters around the country.

More »
Our Week In The Web: September 25, 2015
Friday, Sep 25, 2015

But seriously — where ARE our podcasts running off to? Plus, more Jewel.

More »