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. Featuring three discrete segments - Newsmaker, Main Topic, Reporter's Notebook - To the Point presents informative and thought-provoking back-and-forth discussion. A mix of guests cover a range of concerns - politics, international affairs, technology, the environment - the front-page stories that attract a savvy news audience. Olney and his talented team of producers understand that the key to a good program is casting. With one of the richest rollodexes in broadcasting, the producers spend considerable time and effort selecting the guests. The line-up is constructed to juxtapose ideas that illuminate the issue. Olney gets to the point with hard-hitting questions that advance the story. He keeps the pace of the program fast and exciting. And the result is smart, relevant radio.
How the Long Shots Are Changing the Short Game for 2016
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are just two of the presidential candidates few people expect to see in the White House after next year's election. But they're also just two of the long shots having an impact on this year's campaign. We hear how the races are shaping up in both political parties.
One Nation under God?but Since When?
American values may be compatible with the Christian Bible, but the Founding Fathers insisted on the separation of Church and State. Yet many Americans believe they live in a historically "Christian Nation." We hear about a long-running campaign to associate religion and politics.
Iran Talks Blast through Deadline for a Nuclear Deal
Negotiators in Vienna have postponed today's deadline for reaching a deal with Iran until next Tuesday?as each side is beginning to blame the other in case of failure. If there's no agreement on limiting nuclear technology, will economic sanctions be lifted anyway?