On Point - Books
Where Does America Fit In The World?05/18/15
Choices to be made about America's future place in the world, from large and in charge to walking softly and fixing our own problems first. Global strategist Ian Bremmer joins us.
Learning How To Say 'I Do'
Beyond the cake, the dress and the "I do's." Ellen McCarthy tells us what she learned about marriage as the Washington Post's wedding reporter. Plus: looking back at the life of blues legend B.B. King.
Upset Now? Chris Hedges Thinks Tomorrow Could Be Even Worse
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, now peace activist Chris Hedges says revolutions come in waves and cycles. And the world is ripe for a new one.
The Blistering Satire Of Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift wrote "Gulliver's Travels" and blistering satire on human nature. He's relevant again. We'll bring back Jonathan Swift.
How EDM Vaulted Out Of The Underground And Into The...
Everyone on the dance floor. How electronic dance music conquered America.
Ty Cobb: 'That Man Could Hit'
Ty Cobb's back in the batter's box, in a new biography. We'll go deep on one of baseball's most controversial stars.
'All The Light' Prize-Winning Author Anthony Doerr Can Now...
Anthony Doerr just won the Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling book "All the Light We Cannot See." He joins us.
With Pressure To Succeed, High School Suicides Rise
After clusters of high school suicides in California, Virginia, and Massachusetts, we look at the pressure parents put on teenagers to succeed.
Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage Hits Supreme Court
The Supreme Court hears arguments in the fight surrounding same-sex marriage across the nation.
The Armenian Genocide Story At 100
One hundred years after the genocide, Armenians are still working through the story. Writers Litty Mathew and Eric Bogosian join us.
'Rain,' Rain, (Don't) Go Away
All about rain. From poems and paintings to parched earth. We'll hear a natural and cultural history of rain.
'Spinster' – And Loving It
With over 50% of American women unmarried— we'll look at the push to reclaim the word "spinster" – to be single and proud of it.
It's A Question Of 'Character'
New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.
Real Italian Cooking With The 'Nonnas' Who Know It Best
Italian cooking with the nonnas who know it best. They join us with stories and recipes.
The Comma Queen Will See You, Now
They call her the Comma Queen. Lessons on life and language with the New Yorker's ultimate grammar editor, Mary Norris.
Shame: What Is It Good For? (Probably Nothing)
Public shaming. In the age of social media, it happens fast and furious. We'll look at shaming takedowns and what they tell us.
Shedding New Light On Lady Day
A meditation on the life and music of Billie Holiday. The lady who sang the blues.
The Enduring Value Of A Liberal Arts Degree
Fareed Zakaria weighs the value of a liberal arts education in our technology-driven time.
How To Get Fit, For Less
Spring training. From easy-access yoga to outdoor exercise meet-ups, exercise plans you'll want to do.
Hey Kids! Go Outside, Already
American kids today spend only four to seven minutes a day playing outdoors. We hear a new call to raise the "wild child."
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