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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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Oct 23, 2014
Specialist Ronnie Howard, center, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. (AP)

The global economic wobble. Europe weakness. China fears. Wild markets. We’ll lay out the global economy now.

Oct 23, 2014
A screenshot from the interactive game, "Depression Quest," the game at the root of the ongoing #GamerGate controversy. (Courtesy  "Depression Quest")

#GamerGate. Sexism, misogyny and rough stuff in a video game world culture clash.

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Oct 22, 2014
Authors Nicholas Kristof and wife Sheryl WuDunn attend the premiere of "Meena" at the AMC Loews Theater on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in New York.

Author and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says regular folks like us can change the world. He explains how. Plus: we remember the late, great Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee.

 
Oct 22, 2014
Health workers carry the body of a woman suspected of contracting the Ebola virus in Bomi county situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP)

We’ll go to Liberia, and hear from a pastor and a physician at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis.

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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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Two LIVE Tracks From Jazz Violinist Regina Carter
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Regina Carter shares two live tracks — one arrangement, and one original composition — with Tom Ashbrook in the On Point studio.

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Our Week In The Web: October 17, 2014
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

We talk Facebook mishaps, whether Katy Perry was actually right and the glory of architectural giants and their iconic windows.

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