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Tom AshbrookHosted by award-winning journalist Tom Ashbrook, On Point is broadcast for two hours daily across the country on NPR. The show's lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and features writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.

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Apr 17, 2014 - In the week of Passover and anti-Semitic gunfire, we look at the history of the Jews with acclaimed historian Simon Schama. Plus, Pope Francis and the Catholic Church today.
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Apr 17, 2014 - The inside dope on college financial aid. The way it really works, who gets what, and how.
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Apr 16, 2014 - Humorist and longtime Fortune columnist Stanley Bing says, "forget the MBA." He's got the low-down on what you really need to master in business. Plus: the sky-high state of executive salaries.
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Apr 16, 2014 - Retailers from Walgreens to Wal-Mart to CVS are looking to turn into health care outlets. It's convenient. Is it good medicine? Plus: using tech to disrupt the healthcare market.
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Apr 15, 2014 - Muckraking journalist Matt Taibbi sees a huge and growing divide in the US justice system, where big money buys innocence and poverty means guilt. He joins us.
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Apr 15, 2014 - One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, we look at national and local security on the terrorism front now, and what we've learned.
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Apr 14, 2014 - Everyone hates hypocrisy. But, hold on, says one philosopher, we're all hypocrites. It's part of being human.
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Apr 14, 2014 - An urgent call to act on climate. A top UN panel says we have just 15 years to avoid calamity.
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Apr 11, 2014 - The HBO series "Veep" is back for a third season. We talk to Armando Iannucci, the show's creator about politicians real and satirical.
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Apr 11, 2014 - School stabbings. Ukrainian consequences. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns. Computer heartbleed vulnerability. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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Apr 10, 2014 - New trends in eco-friendly funerals and burials—how they reflect how we're dealing with death.
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