On Friday's Week In The News roundtable, we dedicated some of the hour to honoring the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, who passed away Thursday at the age of 76.
As On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik prepare to take over, we decided to survey our shows from the summer so far and pull out some our favorites.
Celebrating 20 years of the groundbreaking album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."
Jazz pianist Robert Glasper remixes Miles Davis with modern hip-hop, soul and R&B. He joins us.
Christian recording artist Vicky Beeching was a poster girl for the evangelical movement. But then she came out as gay. She tells her story.
How can classic rock survive when its stars are aging and dying?
We’re going to the prom. The corsages endure, but a lot has changed. Shall we dance?
Fifty years of long, beautiful "Hair." We’ll look at the musical that changed Broadway.
How does machine learning influence what we watch, wear and listen to?
Kendrick Lamar scores a Pulitzer. Beyoncé stuns us with her performance at Coachella. We'll talk about what a big week it's been for black musicians.
Indie rock star Soccer Mommy joins us from SXSW.
The folk singer Elizabeth LaPrelle joined NPR’s On Point Wednesday to perform an Appalachian ballad from a Grammy-nominated album, and to speak about what it means today.
A Grammy-nominated album celebrates Appalachia’s rich legacy of story songs. We’ll listen to how the ballad resonates today.
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Miguel Zenón talks jazz and his native Puerto Rico.
Grammy nominations out. We’ll listen in, from Albita’s Cuban big band sound to Jay-Z.
World-renowned classical guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk joins us in the studio, playing Bach’s cello suites on classical guitar.
Why Bob Dylan matters. We're joined by Richard F. Thomas, a “Dylanologist” and Harvard professor, to make the case.
Listen to Rick Trevino's three live performances from his studio in Austin, Texas.
Mexican-American country star Rick Trevino brings his Texas guitar and his take on this Latino moment in America.