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Monday, November 3, 2014 | 11:00 AM
A still from the Rob Bliss Creative street harassment video. (Rob Bliss Creative)

An internet video of a woman showered in catcalls on the street goes viral. We’ll look at women and men in public space. The catcall culture.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Displaced Iraqi Christians and Yazidis settle at diocese of Zakho, 300 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Islamic extremists shot 80 Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, officials and eyewitnesses reported Saturday. (AP)

The news is full of beheadings, but ISIS fighters are now infamous for a campaign of sexual violence. We’ll look at the Islamic State’s war on women.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 10:00 AM
In this file photo, Adriana Kugler, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor, speaks during the Working for Women - Lansing forum at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development at Michigan State University in Lansing, MI, Thursday, July 26, 2012. (Jeffrey Sauger/Flickr)

Hillary Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg’s success suggests growing opportunity for women but our guests say the reality for most women is much less rosy.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM
A woman uses a personal computer. (Ray Smith / Flickr / Creative Commons)

Internet aggression toward women. What’s it about? How do we fix it? Plus, a media firestorm around tweeting through cancer.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Following our Wednesday interview, top Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan answered a few more questions – on China’s rise, Africa as a “lost continent,” and women in politics.

 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Lisa Shannon (front row, third from left), founder of Run for Congo Women, with friends. (Credit: Francisca Thelin)

A young American dropped everything to help the women of Congo. We hear her story.

 
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Tina Packer in "Women of Will" (Credit: Shakespeare & Company)

Shakespeare’s women. We talk with Tina Packer about her new on-stage gathering of the Bard’s female roles, from Juliet to Lady MacBeth.

 
Monday, April 26, 2010 | 10:00 AM
A birth control pill container designed to look like a makeup compact. (AP)

The birth control pill turns 50. We’ll take stock of a tumultuous half century on the market and its impact on human relations.

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Friday, April 23, 2010 | 11:00 AM
(Credit: flickr/clarissa)

In 2010, women still make 77 cents to every dollar men make. We’ll deconstruct the numbers, and look at the status of American women today.

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Monday, April 19, 2010 | 11:00 AM
Kim Severson (Photo by Soo-Jeong Kang/KimSeverson.com)

Celebrated food writer Kim Severson turns the tables on herself in a new memoir, “Spoon Fed.”

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Jan 26, 2015
Yemeni protesters gather during a demonstration to show their support to Houthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.  (AP)

Yemen in turmoil, a new king in Saudi Arabia. We’ll look at what’s next for the Arabian Peninsula. Plus: the President’s trip to the Indian subcontinent.

Jan 26, 2015
Frederick Daniel Hardy's "Baby's Birthday" (1867) shows a typical Victorian English family at home.  (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

Brush your teeth with soot, stay away from water, wear a steel corset. We’ll talk with the author of “How to be a Victorian.” Strange ways from another age.

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People enter the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial, Colo., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. The jury selection process in the trial of Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes began Tuesday, and is expected to take several weeks to a few months. Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding more than 50 in an Aurora movie theater in 2012 (AP)

The Marathon bombing, the Aurora movie theater shootings, and the challenges of picking an impartial jury.

 
Jan 23, 2015
A Cuban flag and an American flag stand in the press room during the second day of talks between U.S. and Cuban officials, in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (AP)

President Obama comes out swinging in his State of the Union. High level talks in Cuba. Japanese hostages. “American Sniper” controversy. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Meet On Point’s Interns: Spring 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

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Caller To Author Ron Rash: ‘You Cared About People Like Me’
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

An unexpected caller from South Carolina brings back guest Ron Rash’s years as a community college professor in a movingly real way.

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