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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
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Blame and pain as the federal shutdown rolls on. "I will not be bullied," says Trump’s pick for attorney general. Brexit implodes. Anita Kumar, Zack Beauchamp and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Allegations against R&B singer R. Kelly have been circulating for decades. Why did it take a TV documentary to get people to pay attention? Dream Hampton, Renée Graham and Bill Wyman join David Folkenflik.
Last year, a South Carolina faith-based organization turned away a couple that wanted to become foster parents. Why? The couple was Jewish, and Miracle Hill Ministries accepts only Christian parents into its program.
"Laura" was locked in her room for periods of eight to nine months at a time. She fled from Saudi Arabia to Canada in 2013.
We check in with those hit hardest by the government shutdown, now in its record 27th day.
A Saudi teen who fled her allegedly abusive family is granted asylum in Canada. We’ll look at what’s changing and what’s not for women in Saudi Arabia. Sarah Aziza, Yasmine Mohammed and "Laura" join Meghna Chakrabarti.
A South Carolina ministry's Christian-only foster care policy is the latest flashpoint in the debate over religious freedom and government social services. We’ll take it up. Laura Meckler, Robin Fretwell Wilson and Jedd Medefind join Meghna Chakrabarti.
The British Parliament delivered a crushing, historic defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan yesterday, 432-202. Where does that leave things now?
The make-or-break vote on the Brexit deal with Britain’s future hanging in the balance. We’ll turn to London for reaction and what's next. John Peet, David Herszenhorn and Amanda Sloat join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Teachers on strike, this time in Los Angeles, the country’s second-largest school district. We’ll hear the debate on both sides. Howard Blume, Gloria Martinez, Nick Melvoin and Dale Lee join Meghna Chakrabarti.
"Digital technologies offer us tremendous gifts. 21st century citizens should not pay for those privileges with ... having been relegated to the status of free, raw material for a new regime of capitalism," author Shoshana Zuboff says.
On Day 25 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, we wanted to focus on what Congress’ most powerful Republican — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — is doing about ending the impasse.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the legislative arsenal to end the shutdown. So, why isn’t he? We’ll look at why McConnell is sitting this one out. Alec MacGillis and Jasmine Farrier join Meghna Chakrabarti.
There are new calls for tech companies to stop selling your location to third parties. We’ll look at the economics and perils of "surveillance capitalism." Shoshana Zuboff joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Burnout. It’s that feeling beyond exhaustion where you keep pushing yourself, past the point where you even know why you’re pushing at all.
Wherever you stand, it’s easy to agree that Donald Trump is anything but a "usual" president.
Jan. 20, 2019 marks the second anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration. By almost any measure, his has been a norm-breaking presidency. We’ll look at defining moments thus far. Margaret Talev, Adrienne LaFrance, Yara Bayoumy and McKay Coppins join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Debt, uncertain work, unrealistic expectations – are millennials turning into the burnout generation? Anne Helen Petersen and Tiana Clark join Meghna Chakrabarti.
The fall of the Roman empire has fascinated history buffs and close students of power for centuries. The fall of the Roman republic, however, may cast more light on our age.
The government shutdown drags on, President Trump digs in deeper on the border wall and new Russia revelations. David Nakamura, Natasha Bertrand and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.