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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Poet Malcolm London. (Courtesy Malcolm London)

From Chicago, a young, new poet gives voice to one of America’s great cities, and its tough streets. Malcolm London joins us.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

We asked you for some of your favorite e.e. cummings poems and, my goodness, do you like his poetry. Here are a few top poetic picks.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | 11:00 AM
Poet e.e. cummings, pictured on the cover of Susan Cheever's new biography, "E.E. Cummings: A Life." (Random House)

Susan Cheever on the poet e.e. cummings, all lower-case, and radical.

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Friday, April 22, 2011 | 11:00 AM
Beautiful and Pointless

David Orr’s quest to make poetry more accessible to everyone.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | 11:00 AM
Japanese master calligrapher Norio Nagayama paints a short poem during a presentation of shodo Japanese calligraphy, as part of a conference on Japanese haiku short-poetry. (AP)

In the age of tweets,
We look back to the haiku,
And its new appeal.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Former U.S. poet laureate Ted Kooser is encouraging us all to write our own American family histories.

 
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" outside the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, 1994. (AP)

We talk with the directors of a new film celebrating Allen Ginsberg’s epic beat generation poem “Howl.”

 
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.

 
Monday, May 31, 2010 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Army 1st Lt. James Rathmann says farewell to his best friend and fellow 1st Lt. Salvatore Corma during a burial in West Point, N.Y., on May 13, 2010. Corma died April 29 in Afghanistan. (AP)

The words of war. From Homer to Iraq war veteran Brian Turner, we read the poetry of war from the past to the present, in a special broadcast.

 
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Jul 31, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  (AP)

The US and Europe face off against Russia. Are we looking at Cold War II? Something hotter?

Jul 31, 2014
A comical sign suggest the modern workplace is anything but collegial . (KW Reinsch / Flickr)

When the boss is a bad apple. How some pretty dark traits can push some to the top.

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Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

Best-selling conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza and On Point host Tom Ashbrook disagree about what makes America great…or do they?

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This 15-Year-Old Caller Is Really Disappointed With Congress
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

In which a 15-year-old caller from Nashville expertly and elegantly analyzes our bickering, mostly ineffective 113th Congress.

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Our Week In The Web: July 25, 2014
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Why the key to web victory is often taking a break and looking around, and more pie for your viewing (not eating) pleasure.

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