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GOP Achieves Tax-Cut Dream; What Happens To The Dream Of Home Ownership Now?

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 3:12pm
As Congress and President Trump cross the goal line on tax reform, we’ll look at what the plan means for homeownership and the American dream.
Categories: Syndicated

Saxophonist Miguel Zenón On Jazz And His Native Puerto Rico

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 3:02pm
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Miguel Zenón talks jazz and his native Puerto Rico.
Categories: Syndicated

Crumbling America: Disasters Strike Roads, Bridges And Airports

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 8:10pm
The Atlanta airport loses power. A deadly train derailment in Washington State. What do they say about the state of American infrastructure and the promises to fix it?
Categories: Syndicated

A Secret Pentagon UFO Program Searches For The Unexplained

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 2:55pm
UFOs. The Pentagon. A covert program revealed. The search for the unexplained. Is the truth out there? Really?
Categories: Syndicated

Trump's White House Promises Muscular National Security Strategy

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 6:53pm
The White House unveils its new national security policy: Superpower rivalries, and a more muscular American posture on the global stage.
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The Division In Christianity Over Sex

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 2:08pm
Five hundred years after the church was split by the Protestant Reformation, there’s a new division in Christianity. Now, it’s all about sex. Can the fissure be healed?
Categories: Syndicated

A ‘Daily Battle’ To Stop Trump From Firing Mueller

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 1:34pm
Despite President Trump’s recent denial, there’s been speculation of late that he will fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel looking into collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
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The FBI Is Getting Dragged Into Politics Amid The Mueller Probe

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 5:06pm
The FBI and the Russia investigation. Anti-Trump text messages between former FBI officials are raising concerns about bias in the agency. We’ll dig in.
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Is Amazon's Army Of Contractors Being Exploited This Holiday Season?

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 4:58pm
Independent contractors are delivering your Amazon holiday packages. Are they being exploited?
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Best Books Of 2017 — On Point Listener Picks

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 9:02am
One thing about public radio listeners like you is that you love to read books.
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Week In The News: Alabama Democrat Shocks The World, Republicans Reach Tax Deal

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:38pm
An upset victory in Alabama. A deal on the tax bill. A subway bombing in New York. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.
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On Point's Best Books Of 2017

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:33pm
On our show Friday, we talk to two book critics and one independent bookseller about their top books of the year.
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Best Books Of 2017 — On Point Staff Picks

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:31pm
The best books of 2017, as picked by On Point's staff.
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Bitcoin Soars To New Heights — Can It Keep Going?

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:23pm
Betting on Bitcoin. The digital currency’s value is soaring. Is it heading for a crash?
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Exploring 3,000 Years Of Jerusalem History

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:13pm
Plus, now that President Trump formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, we’ll explore the city’s 3,000 years of multicultural history.
Categories: Syndicated

'I, Tonya’ Wants You To Feel Sorry For Tonya Harding, Columnist Says

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:42pm
Figure skating chronicler Christine Brennan has seen the Tonya Harding biopic "I, Tonya" twice now, and she has a few journalistic quibbles about its portrayal of one of the most outrageous news stories of the 1990s.
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Alabama Votes For A Senator — Now What?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:28pm
The message from Alabama after the special election that has roiled the nation. Now what for Washington and the country?
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'I, Tonya' Director Talks About Re-Examining The Tonya Harding Saga

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:05pm
Twenty-plus years after the whack heard round the world, we’ll talk with the director of the new movie “I, Tonya” and sports reporters who covered the saga.
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Julia Child's Nephew Shares Stories About Jacques Pépin — 'What A Wonderful Man'

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 2:08pm
Renowned French chef Jacques Pépin, who's brought his love of food to heads of state in France and public television audiences in America, was good friends with Julia Child, the late cooking legend.
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GOP's Tax Plan Nears Goal Line, With Cuts For Businesses And Hikes For Grad Students

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:12pm
The GOP push to lower the corporate tax rate to 20 percent will save businesses some $1 trillion and ends tax breaks on graduate student tuition waivers. We’ll discuss.
Categories: Syndicated