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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

During our Iraq show Tuesday, we received a poignant call-in from a self-identified Iraq War veteran named “Mike,” from Nashville, TN. “We were really just over there trying to get each other home,” he said. Listen to the call.

 
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 | 11:00 AM
A Pakistan-made short-range, nuclear-capable missile lifts off Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004. (AP)

A new documentary calls for a world without nuclear weapons. We go deep into “Countdown to Zero.”

 
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 | 10:00 AM
In this June 29, 2010 photo, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Richard "Ross" Coffman, left, talks to a village sheik in al-Bailona, Ninevah province. (AP)

President Obama lays out plans to withdraw combat units from Iraq at the end of the month. We get a boots-on-the-ground perspective on the sweep of the war.

 
Monday, July 26, 2010 | 10:00 AM
United States Marine scan the horizon for militants near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. (AP)

The thousands of secret documents exposed in the Afghan war, and what they say.

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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.

 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | 10:00 AM
South Korean activists burn a North Korean flag with a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during a rally in South Korea, May 25, 2010. (AP)

The temperature is rising on the Korean peninsula. There’s hard diplomacy all over the map, but could this one go all the way to armed conflict?

 
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.C., May 11, 2010. (AP)

With Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, a top U.S. defense analyst says the current U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is doomed to fail. We hear the debate.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Thomas H. Johnson, a guest today and a scholar at the Naval Postgraduate School, says there are strong parallels between the Vietnam War and the current war in Afghanistan. Do you agree?

 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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Acclaimed author Chang-Rae Lee on love and war in his new novel, “The Surrendered.”

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The Department of Defense provided On Point with some statistics about IED attacks in Afghanistan, where there has been an increase in the use of such weapons over the past 14 months. It’s striking to see the spike in numbers — from 2,677 IED incidents in 2007 to 8,159 last year.

 
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Aug 22, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Florrissant, Mo. (AP)

The National Guard and Eric Holder in Ferguson. ISIS beheads an American journalist. Texas Governor Rick Perry gets a mug shot. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Aug 22, 2014
In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine. (AP)

The Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS, viral fundraising and how we give in the age of social media.

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Aug 21, 2014
Jen Joyce, a community manager for the Uber rideshare service, works on a laptop before a meeting of the Seattle City Council, Monday, March 17, 2014, at City Hall in Seattle. (AP)

We’ll look at workers trying to live and make a living in the age of TaskRabbit and computer-driven work schedules.

 
Aug 21, 2014
In this November 2012, file photo, posted on the website freejamesfoley.org, shows American journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. (AP)

An American is beheaded. We’ll look at the ferocity of ISIS, and what to do about it.

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Why Facebook And Twitter Had Different Priorities This Week
Friday, Aug 22, 2014

There’s no hidden agenda to the difference between most people’s Facebook and Twitter feeds this week. Just a hidden type of emotional content and case use. Digiday’s John McDermott explains.

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Our Week In The Web: August 22, 2014
Friday, Aug 22, 2014

On mixed media messaging, Spotify serendipity and a view of Earth from the International Space Station.

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Your (Weird? Wonderful? Wacky?) Roommate Stories
Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

We asked, and you delivered: some of the best roommate stories from across our many listener input channels.

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