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Hour 1
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, before the start of their open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.  (AP)

A US-Israel rift. A win for net neutrality. “American Sniper” verdict. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Hour 2
This image released courtesy of the Lead Belly Estate shows folk and blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. (AP)

Going back to Lead Belly. The blues legend is back. His influences, as big as ever.

 
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Feb 26, 2015
Humanist chaplain Bart Campolo, center, a former Evangelical Christian youth minister, and his wife, Marty, right, mingle with students as they wait for the start of a forum at the University of Southern California, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP)

More Americans are turning away from religion. We’ll look at how to live a moral life without it.

 
Feb 26, 2015
This Feb. 20, 2015 photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. (AP)

New breakthroughs on peanut allergies – treatment and prevention. And a question: are we too clean for our own good? Plus: did giant gerbils from Asia really bring the bubonic plague to Europe?

 
Feb 25, 2015
Patricia Arquette accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for “Boyhood” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP)

Actress Patricia Arquette called for wage equality for women in her passionate Oscar acceptance speech. We’ll dig in to the gender wage gap now.

 
Feb 25, 2015
A crowd and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. listen as President Barack Obama speaks at AARP in Washington, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. President Barack Obama says too few Americans approaching retirement have saved enough to have peace of mind during their later years. (AP)

President Obama is calling for tougher rules on brokers who manage retirement savings. We’ll look at what that could mean for your retirement.

 
Feb 24, 2015
Wendy Whalen, in a photographic portrait by Nisian Hughes. (Nisian Hughes)

Prima ballerina Wendy Whelan is with us. One of the country’s most famous ballerinas looks at dance as she approaches 50.

 
Feb 24, 2015
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks during the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Complex in Washington. (AP)

A battle over executive action on immigration, could lead by Friday to a funding cutoff for the Department of Homeland Security. We’ll look at the showdown and consequences.

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Dec 12, 2013
Beloved -- and often biting -- New York Times media critic David Carr, a regular guest of this program and a favorite writer of many journalists, died this month at 58. His cutting commentary will be missed. [Listen Back]
 
May 8, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission ruled in favor of a strict net neutrality rule that would prevent Internet providers from prioritizing different types of web traffic at different access speeds. We looked at the fight for the rule last year. [Listen Back]
 
Jul 11, 2012
The risque, wildly successful erotic novel "Fifty Shades Of Grey" was a wild success on the big screen this month, drawing more than $81 million in first weekend box office receipts. So what's the appeal? [Listen Back]
 
Feb 10, 2012
A new report from Federal government nutritionists and health experts indicates that three to five cups of coffee a day could have positive health benefits. It's a first for such pro-caffeine sentiment, but we here on staff already knew / hoped that was the case. [Listen Back]
 
Oct 24, 2014
Damien Chazelle's searing musical drama, "Whiplash," won three trophies in the 87th Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for actor J.K. Simmons' role as a violently intense high school jazz teacher. Chazelle joined us in October when the film debuted. [Listen Back]
 
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Two Congressmen Weigh In On DHS Funding
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland present their views on the ongoing Congressional budget fight over Department of Homeland Security funding. (Spoiler: They do not agree on a resolution of the crisis).

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Our Week In The Web: February
Friday, February 20, 2015

We explain what happened with the old podcast feed this week and last, share some other Oscar categories and reminisce about the golden days of Double Rainbows and Honey Badgers who just don’t care.

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The 87th Academy Awards, As Heard On On Point
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Want the inside scoop on who will win big on Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards? (Look elsewhere, sorry). But we’ve got great shows on some of the year’s best movies, all right here.

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YouTube Classics From The First Decade
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What YouTube viral videos have you watched again (and again, and again, and again)? We share some of our (and your) favorites here.

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