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Tuesday, March 24, 2009 | 10:00 AM

We’ll look at Michelle Obama in the White House, and the message — from garden to glamour to soup line — of the new first lady.

 
Monday, March 16, 2009 | 11:00 AM
Bodies, by Susie Orbach

Susie Orbach wrote “Fat Is a Feminist Issue.” We listen to what she’s saying now on bodies and beauty.

 
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Relationship violence and the Chris Brown-Rihanna story. We ask what it takes to break the cycle of abuse.

 
Thursday, February 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Love her or hate her, Barbie is 50. We’ll look at the plastic princess, and the story of the woman who created the world’s most famous doll.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008 | 10:00 AM

On Veterans’ Day, we look at American women at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and what a new generation of women in uniform has seen at the battlefront.

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Monday, October 20, 2008 | 11:00 AM
gossip

Naughty or nice, from racy Gossip Girl to upright Beacon Street Girls — the high-drama, high-stakes battle of books and TV over America’s teenage girls.

 
Monday, September 8, 2008 | 10:00 AM

Ms. Clinton, Ms. Obama, Ms. Palin. They’ve riveted, and divided, the nation — and sparked fresh debates about gender and sexism. We’ll hear women’s views on the women of ’08.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008 | 10:00 AM
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Joanna Connors was 30 and married when she was raped by a stranger. She went on to raise a family and build a career as a reporter. A quarter-century later, she tells the story.

 
Monday, October 1, 2007 | 11:00 AM

In overall earning power, American women still lag behind American men. But among the young and urban, in some of the country’s hottest cities — New York, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis — young women are actually outstripping young men in take-home pay; some by a wide margin. It’s those young women who have the cash, the […]

 
Monday, March 6, 2006 | 11:00 AM
Julia Roberts playing Elizabeth Gilbert in the movie "Eat, Pray, Love"

The new movie starring Julia Roberts is out. Listen to an original interview with author Elizabeth Gilbert. We talk with her about soul seeking, resetting her compass, and her book “Eat, Pray, Love.”

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Jan 29, 2015
Mike Johnson, a sales manager at a local Honda car dealership, walks past a row of Honda CRV SUVs Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz.  (AP)

Is it the next subprime scandal? Banking giants piling into high-interest auto loans for the poor. We’ll investigate.

Jan 29, 2015
This Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 a street side memorial with a painted portrait of Ezell Ford near where he was shot when police confronted him on Aug. 11, 2014, on a street near his home in South Los Angeles. (AP)

The author of “Ghettoside” takes us deep into murder and law enforcement in minority neighborhoods. We want your story.

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Did our sense of taste make us human? From evolution to culture, a new book explores the science and perception of flavor.

 
Jan 28, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Pellissippi State Community College Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP)

The promise of free community college. What it might mean for our economy and our fraying social contract.

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Our Week In The Web: January 23, 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

New thoughts on Facebook, new analysis of State of the Union twitter activity and new weekend excitement. New! And exciting!

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

Good news! We have interns, and they are wonderful, and here they are for the spring term. Meet them digitally, right here.

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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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