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July 10 2017


America's Minimum Wage Showdown

While some states raise the minimum wage, Missouri’s rolling it back. We’ll dive into the nation’s wage battle.

Signalling North Korea, With Sanctions On China?

Are sanctions on China the way to send a message to North Korea? We’ll hear the case and pushback.

Donald Trump Jr. Met With Russia Connection

The New York Times reported Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russia lawyer with the promise of receiving dirt on Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign.

July 07 2017


On Point Extra: Embracing Disruption

Tom Ashbrook interviews Airbnb's Head of Global Policy and Public Affairs Chris Lehane.

The Politics Of Paid Family Leave

The growing call for paid family leave. Washington State just passed it. Ivanka Trump is pushing for it. We hear the debate around an idea whose time may have come.

Week In The News: Trump Abroad, North Korea Tensions, State Budgets

President Trump at the G20. North Korea on notice. State budget battles. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

July 06 2017


Have Faith, Millennials

A rabbi, imam, Episcopal priest and a Catholic priest. Millennial clergy on the challenges of reaching out to a country that’s redefining what faith means.

Our Hamstrung Health Care System

The most expensive, least efficient healthcare model in the developed world is ours. How did we get here?

July 05 2017


The Vast Voice Of Sarah Vaughan

Race, jazz and the incredible voice of Sarah Vaughan, Queen of Bebop.

At The G20, Heavy Topics On The Table

We look ahead to this week’s G20 summit in Germany. Global trade, climate change, security, and – maybe – the future of the West, all there.

July 04 2017


Garth Brooks On ‘Gunslinger’

Country music legend Garth Brooks joins us. Don’t miss it.

Mark Twain’s Career-Changing Comedy Tour

At age 59, and deep in debt, Mark Twain went on an around-the-world stand up comedy tour. We’ll hear what he had to say.

July 03 2017


Vanishing Summer Jobs For Teens

That rite of passage: the teen summer job is disappearing. We’ll ask why and probe the costs beyond the missing paycheck.

The Global Cyberattack Challenge

The latest global cyberattack—using NSA cyber-weapons—has raised the stakes. We’ll look at real vulnerability and defense.

Trump's Twitter Pummeling Of CNN

In a doctored video, the president body-slams the press.

June 27 2017


A Story Of Relapse And Loss In New Orleans

Scott in New Orleans, Louisiana, called in to our show today to share his experience with opioid addiction treatment.

A Retraction And Resignations At CNN

Three CNN journalists resign after the retraction of a Russia-related story. What does it mean for the reputation of the press?

Editorials In The Age Of Trump

Editorial page editors from across the country are taking tough stands on President Trump and his policies. They join us to defend their judgments.

Health Care, Medicaid Cuts And The Opioid Crisis

Could the Senate health care bill make the opioid crisis worse? We’ll look at how deep cuts to Medicaid could hobble efforts to save lives.

June 15 2017


Civil Society Under Fire

After the baseball field shooting, we’ll look at civil society under fire. Are we coming undone?
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