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Wednesday, December 23, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Cami Walker thought her life was over. Then she started giving. And lived again. Better. We’ll hear her story.

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Monday, September 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM

De-coding Carl Jung. The secret diary of Jung’s own psychic travels goes public. We’ll open the Swiss vault that held the master’s journey.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | 11:00 AM

We look at the addictive, cathartic world of Internet confession.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM
A shopper walks through downtown Seattle Wednesday, April 29, 2009. The economy shrank at a worse-than-expected 6.1 percent pace at the start of this year as sharp cutbacks by businesses and the biggest drop in U.S. exports in 40 years overwhelmed a rebound in consumer spending. (AP)

We’ll look at a nation moving from instant gratification to an age of thrift, and the psychology of self-control.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008 | 10:00 AM

With the Beijing Olympics set to begin, we talk with a top sports psychologist, herself a world class athlete, about what it takes.

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Monday, February 18, 2008 | 11:00 AM

So much has been written about the search for happiness — in songs and poems and countless self-help books — much of it straight from the heart. But it turns out there’s also a science of happiness, and in her new book a psychologist lays out the cold, hard facts, based on decades of research. […]

 
Thursday, February 14, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Here’s the dramatic set-up for the new HBO series “In Treatment”: you’re a fly on the wall in the psychotherapist’s office. For one half hour, every night of the week, a patient walks in, sits down and talks. A young gymnast too close to her coach. A Navy pilot who accidentally bombed an Iraqi school. […]

 
Monday, December 17, 2007 | 11:00 AM

Nobel Laureate James Watson set off a fury when he questioned whether Africans have the same intelligence as Caucasians. So did journalist William Saletan, who defended Watson in a recent three-part series on race and IQ for Slate magazine, and highlighted research championed by white supremacists. Saletan has apologized. But discomforting questions remain in the […]

 
Friday, December 7, 2007 | 11:00 AM

Nobody’s perfect, but perfectionism is a virtue — right? Great athletes, star CEOs, and Nobel laureates embody it. But where does the perfectionist tendency lead? Great success for some — but then there are the crazy bosses, pushy parents, and high-striving students on the edge of a breakdown. New research on perfectionism reveals that the […]

 
Friday, November 30, 2007 | 11:00 AM

They say love changes everything. But time changes love. Just how much it can change became front page news last week, when the family of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor revealed that her husband had fallen in love with a fellow Alzheimer’s patient. And she was happy for him. What happens to the […]

 
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Nov 25, 2014
A protester squirts lighter fluid on a police car as the car windows are shuttered near the Ferguson Police Department after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP)

Grand Jury decision out of Ferguson — no indictment. We’re on the ground with the latest details and reaction.

Nov 25, 2014
A 40-pound tom turkey looks out at Raymond's Turkey Farm in Methuen, Mass., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The farm raises approximately 20,000 Broad Breasted White Holland turkeys per year. (AP)

We’ll talk turkey and all the sides. Top chefs join us to answer your Thanksgiving questions.

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Nov 24, 2014
Homeless people stay with their belongings under the Pontchartrain Expressway overpass in New Orleans, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The city’s health department put up notices Monday giving the estimated 150 homeless people 72 hours to leave the area. (AP)

Smashing the assumptions about what it’s really like to live in poverty in America.

 
Nov 24, 2014
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.  (AP)

We’ll look at privacy, security, and the battle heating up between intelligence agencies and tech companies that are moving to encrypt your communication.

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Last-Minute Thanksgiving Luxury
Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

Our three Thanksgiving chefs offer up their best bets for delicious, last-minute holiday helpers, including a crunchy celery salad and maple glazed carrots.

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Calling All Interns, Calling All Interns
Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Have you ever thought about interning with On Point Radio? Good news: your time is now!

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The Explicast, Episode Six: What Does A White House Press Correspondent Do?
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

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