On Point with Tom Ashbrook

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Art And Life Of America's Plains Indians

Artists of earth and sky. Rawhide, bear claw, eagle feathers and the glory of America's Plans Indians, on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Week In The News: Drone Deaths, Migrant Crisis, No Answers For Freddie Gray

Loretta Lynch gets a vote. Race and anger in Baltimore. Migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. Petraeus, sentenced. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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The Armenian Genocide Story At 100

One hundred years after the genocide, Armenians are still working through the story. Writers Litty Mathew and Eric Bogosian join us.

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Service Not Included – But Should It Be?

The tipping economy in America. It's huge. It's being challenged. It may be changing.

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'Rain,' Rain, (Don't) Go Away

All about rain. From poems and paintings to parched earth. We'll hear a natural and cultural history of rain.

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Bird Flu Flare-Up On Midwest Farms; Big Blue Bell Recall

A major American outbreak of bird flu. Millions of hens and turkeys are being destroyed in the Midwest to stop the spread. We'll look at what's at stake. Plus: the latest in a big recall for Blue Bell Creamery

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'Spinster' – And Loving It

With over 50% of American women unmarried— we'll look at the push to reclaim the word "spinster" – to be single and proud of it.

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A Fast Track For The Trans-Pacific Partnership

TPP. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is headed onto the fast track for a vote now. We'll look at the big trade-pact and big debate around it. Plus, the latest on the boat migrant crisis in Europe.

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It's A Question Of 'Character'

New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.

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Money In Politics: The Gyrocopter's Complaint

We'll take up the gyrocopter pilot's complaint. Big money politics in America, on the road to 2016. And what to do about it.

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