Hosted by Warren Olney, To the Point is a fast-paced, news based one-hour daily national program that focuses on the hot-button issues of the day, co-produced by KCRW and Public Radio International.
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Robots are here to stay: in factories and homes — from real-world battlefields to popular culture. We talk about robotics and the increased interaction of robots with …
We look at how Washington's first budget agreement in three years brought an end to paralysis, and how long that's likely to last.
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church has called free-enterprise capitalism "a new tyranny" and called for new focus on serving the poor. What does Pope Francis mean?
MOOC's promised higher education for millions who can't afford it. They haven’t lived up to their billing. Using the Internet to meet the demand for focused learning.
Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana. Now Uruguay in South America is the first nation to do so. Is the 50-year-old war on drugs a trillion-dollar failure?
Medical records are being digitized to cut healthcare costs and produce better outcomes. It also means a loss of patient privacy. We weigh the risks and the benefits.
Police in Ukraine used force against peaceful protesters today in what's becoming that country's worst crisis since the Orange Revolution of 2004.
Major American companies are changing their strategies on global warming. We hear about the political consequences of their willingness to a pay tax on carbon emissions.
State and local governments may be breaking their long-standing promise to public workers. Guaranteed pensions are said to be too expensive. How did they get that way?
We remember the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at age 95. South Africa's first black president spent 27 years in prison as a suspected "terrorist." …
President Obama has called for a federal minimum wage hike from $7.25 to $10 an hour. Would that help rectify income inequality? What are its chances on Capitol Hill?
Bitcoins are worth a total of $1 billion, not bad for a virtual currency that's four years old and not backed by a central bank. We hear more about the future of money.
Despite talks scheduled next month between Syria's government and rebels, fighting continues and there's concern that the war will finally be decided on the battlefield.
China has provoked Japan and the US to fly military aircraft in disputed air space above the East China Sea. What's at stake on the ground for all three countries?
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Considered the dean of Southern California broadcast journalists, Warren tackles the issues Southern Californians care about. Expanding that concept, To the Point deals with issues of national concern and is on air in most major metropolitan markets across the country. On any day, you'll hear a fast-paced, news-based talk show featuring multiple perspectives on a single major issue, with Making News and Reporters Notebook features, as well.
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