On Point - Tom's Pick
The 70th Anniversary Of World War II's 'D-Day'
Seventy years ago, 160,000 allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day. Now they're turning 90. We remember.
Historic elections in India. We'll go deep on the results and what they'll mean for India, the world and the US.
Ray LaMontagne Goes Psychedelic
Grammy-winning folk-rock musician Ray LaMontagne goes psychedelic in his brand-new album, "Supernova."
Sherpas And The Everest Avalanche
A Sherpa boycott on Everest after a deadly avalanche. We'll look at climbing, culture, life, death and money at the top of the world.
Space Oceans And Looking For Life
Oceans in Space. The new discovery on a moon of Saturn, and the possibility of life there.
Jindal, Portman And The GOP Leaders Of Today
The future of the GOP from Obamacare to 2016. We'll talk to Ohio Senator Rob Portman and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
Long Odds: The Science Of Probability
What are the odds? Nobody won the perfect March Madness bracket billion. We'll look at the science and emotions of probability.
Poet Malcolm London Finds Hope On Chicago's Streets
From Chicago, a young, new poet gives voice to one of America's great cities, and its tough streets. Malcolm London joins us.
Chessmaster Garry Kasparov On Countering Putin
We'll talk with Russian political activist, and world chess champion Garry Kasparov about Russia, Ukraine and going after Vladimir Putin's oligarchs.
Digital Princess St. Vincent On Her Self-Titled Fourth Album
Alt-rock goddess Annie Clark — aka St. Vincent - is with us with her latest album, "St. Vincent."
Recognizing And Dealing With A Parent's Dementia
When dementia comes. "Father of the Bride" and "Nashville" star Kimberly Williams-Paisley opens up about facing — dealing with — her mother's dementia.
Stress And Consequences For American Teens
American teens are stressed. They may not outgrow it in adulthood says a new report. We'll look at troubling new findings, and solutions.
Larry Summers's Stagnation Warning
Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers is warning of deep economic stagnation, or "secular stagnation." He'll explain, plus his thoughts on the debt and deficit, income inequality, infrastructure investment and more.
Jail Time And Violent Juvenile Offenders
Fighting for life without parole for young offenders. Tough states do not want to back down — or re-open old cases.
Sochi 2014: Putin's Costly, Controversial Winter Olympics
Sports and politics at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. We'll talk with top Olympians — Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin and figure skater Jason Brown — on the games in Russia.
With Outbreaks, States Push Back On Anti-Vaccine Movement
Outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and more are growing, spreading because of the anti-vaccine movement. Now there's pushback. We'll check in.
New Music: 2014
Out with the old. We're listening to great new music - a new playlist - for 2014. Don't miss it.
Christmas Stories From Hearth to War Zone
We asked, and you delivered: your most memorable Christmas stories. Weird, wild, and wonderful. We'll all listen.
Million-Dollar-Plus College Presidents
New numbers out on what college presidents make and plenty are making a bundle. We look at the whys of those big paychecks.
Poverty Wages In America
Solving America's low wage conundrum. Looking for a way up and out of the poverty wage trap. Plus, Pope Francis on contemporary capitalism.
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