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Week In The News: North Korea Summit Cancelled, FBI Briefing, Gun Safety In Texas

4 hours 40 min ago
North Korea summit canceled. The GOP-only FBI briefing. Gun safety summit in Texas. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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The Evolution Of Prom

4 hours 42 min ago
We’re going to the prom. The corsages endure, but a lot has changed. Shall we dance?
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Trump Cancels Summit With North Korea

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:49am
In a letter released by the White House, President Trump canceled the summit with Kim Jong Un that was set to take place in June.
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NFL Requires Players To Stand For National Anthem

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:20am
The NFL announced it would fine teams if their football players protest during the National Anthem.
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Tackling The Gender Imbalance In News Media

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:01am
In the way American news business covers the world, why are the expert voices overwhelmingly male?
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Filmmaking In The Trump Era

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:00am
Making movies for the Trump audience. Filmmaker Dallas Sonnier calls it populist entertainment. He joins us.
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U.S. Birth Rate Drops To Lowest In Decades

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:01am
The U.S. birth rate dips to a 30-year low. Shifting attitudes about motherhood is just one of the reasons why. We'll look at what's behind the drop.
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Retracing An Expedition Through The Great Wild North Of Alaska

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:00am
An 1899 expedition to Alaska found wild beauty and coming environmental calamity. What about now? Best-selling author Mark Adams retraced the trek to find out.
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Europe's Response To Pompeo's Iran Speech

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 8:50am
New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered his first major foreign policy address Monday, strongly criticizing Iran and its behavior on the world stage.
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Behind Trump's Demand For A DOJ Investigation

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:01am
President Trump demands the Justice Department find out if the FBI spied on his campaign. We’ll look at the evidence.
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How The Top 9.9 Percent Is Leaving The Rest In The Dust

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:00am
Forget the top one-percenters, it’s the top 9.9 percenters who are holding everyone else down. Hear the case.
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Abby Wambach's Commencement Speech At Barnard College: 'Failure Is Fuel'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 9:35am
Abby Wambach delivered the keynote address at Barnard College last week. She told the 2018 graduating class -- the "wolfpack" -- to make failure their fuel.
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America's Threshold For Mass Shootings

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 9:16am
At least 10 were killed at a Texas high school on Friday. Again, the country is mourning, opening up the fraught debate on gun control, school safety, and mental health.
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Trump's Push For Prison Reform

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:01am
President Trump pushes for prison reform at a White House summit. Congress takes it up, too. We’ll unpack.
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The Biggest 'What-If' Moments In Sports History

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:00am
What if Billie Jean King had lost to Bobby Riggs? We’ll imagine that and other what-if moments in sports with Mike Pesca and a roster of all-star writers.
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Will Mueller Indict The President? Where The Special Counsel Goes From Here

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:28pm
It's now one year since special counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The question everybody's asking: What will come of this?
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Abroad And At Home, The Ongoing Debates About Abortion

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:53pm
Amid debates over repealing Ireland's Eighth Amendment and restricting access to abortion in the U.S., On Point listeners share their insights and personal experiences.
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Week In News: Gaza Violence, North Korea Talks, Trump's Michael Cohen Payment

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:01am
Gaza violence. North Korea talks, maybe? Trump discloses payment to Michael Cohen. The roundtable takes it all up.
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Getting Ready For The Royal Wedding

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:00am
As Meghan Markle gets ready to marry the most eligible bachelor in the world, beyond the fairy tale, there’s a real life conversation to be had about racism and the culture of celebrity.
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Tillerson Points To U.S. 'Crisis Of Ethics And Integrity'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 8:58am
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered the commencement speech at the Virginia Military Institute Wednesday. We'll listen to his remarks.
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