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Transcript: Taking A Close Look At America’s Police Force

October 1, 2014
St. Louis city police stand down after an attempt to shut down interstate 70 was stifled, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Berkeley, Mo. near the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. where Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year old was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9. (AP)

A partial transcript of our panel conversation with experts on the modern American police force.

Transcript: Peter Thiel Wants Us All To Go From ‘Zero To One’

September 30, 2014
The cover of Peter Thiel's new book, "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How To Build the Future." (Courtesy Crown Business)

Entrepreneur Peter Thiel on innovation, technological failure and humanity’s uncertain future.

Transcript: Sexual Violence Under ISIS Control

September 30, 2014
An elderly Kurdish woman looks around as Syrian refugees arrive at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP)

A transcript from our September 25, 2014 conversation on the Islamic State and sexual violence.

Our Week In The Web: September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014
Pop icon Taylor Swift was spotted wearing a shirt that referenced a popular tumblr meme, 'no its becky.' (PC  / Splash News)

All of you love to listen to old broadcasts when we play them, and Taylor Swift loves the Internet.

NPR’s Chris Arnold On Garnished Wages

September 24, 2014
Kevin Evans relaxes in his small apartment after arriving home from work. Evans, who lost income and his home in the recession, is now having his wages garnished after falling behind on his credit card payments. (AP)

NPR’s Chris Arnold took part in a remarkable new reporting series tackling the rise of garnished wages as a way to pay off debt. He talked to us today about the series.

Our Week In The Web: September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014

Lots of big, contentious topics on the show this week — from Zionism to early education, corporal punishment to development in the Grand Canyon.

Talking Through The Issue Of Corporal Punishment For Kids

September 17, 2014

On Point dove into the debate over corporal punishment on Wednesday — as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson faces charges in Texas after he allegedly hit his four-year-old son with a switch.

Our Week In The Web: September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014
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In which you had varied reactions to the prospect of a robotic spouse.

Beverly Gooden on #WhyIStayed

September 12, 2014

Beverly Gooden — who originated the #WhyIStayed hashtag that has taken off across Twitter — joined us today for our discussion on domestic violence.

Tierney Sutton Plays LIVE For On Point

September 5, 2014
Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band in performance. (Courtesy Tierney Sutton)

We break out Tierney Sutton’s three beautiful live tracks from our broadcast today for your listening pleasure.

Our Week In The Web: September 5, 2014

September 5, 2014
Apparently, it's Bill Murray Day today, and Canada. Gets. It. (Steve Murray / National Post)

Bill Murray Day, diving into tricky topical territory and public media support, in parody.

Joan Rivers Says Goodbye To Robin Williams

September 4, 2014
US actors and comedians Joan Rivers and Robin Williams backstage at the Wimbledon Theatre after a charity performance in aid of the Prince's Trust charity, in London, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008. (AP)

Comedian Joan Rivers, who died this week at 81, remembers fellow comedian Robin Williams in an On Point broadcast from August 12, 2014.

Fats? Carbs? What You Should (And Shouldn’t) Eat Now

September 4, 2014
This June 30, 2014 photo shows cheese stuffed tomatoes in Concord, N.H. (AP)

Low-fat? Low-carb? Something in between? What our medical and nutrition experts told us about the best food choices for a healthy diet.

The Five Midterm 2014 Races To Watch

September 2, 2014
Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott talks with students before holding a news conference with Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, at Southside Elementary School, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Miami. (AP)

The five most interesting races of the 2014 midterm election cycle, per our panel of expert national political correspondents.

Our Week In The Web: August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014
Beyonce on stage with Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy as she accepts the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.  (AP)

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

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