KCRW's To the Point

KCRW's To the Point

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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.More from KCRW's To the Point »

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Sex and the Super Bowl

Millions are expected this weekend in Northern California for the 50th Super Bowl, but it won't be all about party time. There's new evidence of a long-suspected link between the big game and human trafficking.

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After Iowa: the GOP Survival Test in New Hampshire

Monday's unexpected results in Iowa shook up Republican Party politics. This coming Tuesday, New Hampshire voters could bring some campaigns to an end while giving new life to others. We check out the action.

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Will the Feminist Vote Make a Difference in 2016?

Hillary Clinton might become the first woman president, but some likely voters say she's not the embodiment of "feminist" ideals.

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Iowa Caucus Results as New Hampshire Looms

Last night's Iowa caucuses helped to clarify the campaigns of both political parties — but not enough for confident predictions about what's next. We hear about the upcoming challenges for candidates claiming victory ? and those perceived to have lost.

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Zika: The Great Unknown

The World Health Organization today declared the spread of the Zika virus a public health emergency? but said that travel restrictions are not necessary. It's still not clear if the illness causes birth defects, and US health officials say there's no crisis here yet.

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It's Down to the Wire in the Iowa Caucuses

Three days before the Iowa caucuses, the presidential nomination campaign is more chaotic than ever? with Donald Trump staging his own show instead of debating opponents. We hear what's at stake for Republicans, and for Democrats, in what's only the first stop in what could be a long road to nomination.

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Juvenile Justice: When Should Youths Be Tried as Adults?

The US Supreme Court has ruled that "kids are different," but thousands of juveniles are still being tried as grown-ups. They're often confined with adult prisoners?even when their crimes are not serious or violent. We hear how the war on crime eroded juvenile justice.

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Rising Wealth Inequality and the Race for the White House

Democrat Bernie Sanders wants to raise taxes, even if they punish the rich. Donald Trump is rich ? but he still has the support of Americans worried that the economy has left them behind. We hear how economic inequality is playing a role in the presidential campaign.

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Can the EPA Be Trusted with Our Public Health?

Corporations and politicians of both parties accuse the EPA of stifling the economy with excessive regulation. But crises are raising a different question: does the EPA have enough authority and sufficient resources to protect public health and the environment?

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What's the Future for US Diplomacy in Syria?

As the flow of refugees from Syria's civil war continues, peace talks have been delayed again. The Obama Administration is taking heat for not using military action against the Assad regime, which is supported by Russia. We look at the options.

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