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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and healthcare to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point talks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
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Searching For An Answer For Google's Dominance

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:48pm
Critics say Google unfairly squashes its competition, like Standard Oil a century ago, or AT&T a generation ago. Is it time for a trust-busting government to intervene?
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'Billy Graham Was Singular'

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:42pm
Billy Graham has died at 99. Known as "America's pastor," Graham had an enormous influence on Christianity, Evangelicalism and America.
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Billy Graham Dead At 99

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:05am
Billy Graham, the famed Evangelical preacher, has died at 99.
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Drawing The Battle Lines Over Gerrymandering

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:57pm
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has redrawn congressional maps -- and President Trump isn’t happy about it. We’ll talk about partisan gerrymandering.
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Can Criminal Justice Reform Happen This Year?

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:55pm
Shorter sentences, fewer people behind bars. We’ll look at a criminal justice reform bill making its way through Congress.
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After Parkland Shooting, Young People Will March In Florida For Gun Control

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:41am
After a school shooting in Parkland, Florida left 17 people dead, young people are mobilizing.
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Mueller Indicts Russians For 2016 Election Meddling. But It Hasn't Stopped.

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:18pm
Russian information warfare has continued and the Russians are gearing up to do it again in the 2018 midterms.
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Teens These Days: They're Running For Political Office

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:00pm
Move over career politicians. Teens are getting into the political game. Seven teens are running for governor in Kansas. Three of them join us.
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The Loneliness Epidemic

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 1:38pm
Loneliness is now an epidemic , and as bad for us as smoking. We're looking at the high costs of emotional isolation.
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Tim Gunn Wants The Fashion Industry To Work Harder On Fit

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 12:59pm
Tim Gunn Wants The Fashion Industry To Work Harder On Fit
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Week In The News: Parkland School Shooting, Russia Threat Continues, Immigration Deal Gridlock

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:30pm
Intel Chiefs’ Russia warning. FBI contradicts White House on Porter. Deadly school shooting. Immigration gridlock. Our weekly new round table goes behind the headlines.
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Black Panther Roars Into Theaters

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:00pm
Marvel’s latest superhero adventure Black Panther roars into theaters, with big ideas about race and feminism. We’ve got your front row seat.
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'On Point' Host Tom Ashbrook Dismissed From WBUR

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:16am
Yesterday, Boston University, which owns WBUR, dismissed Tom Ashbrook from his role as host of On Point.
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17 Killed In Florida School Shooting

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:55pm
Seventeen people are dead in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. We'll get the latest on another American gun rampage.
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Can Science Make Us Smarter?

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:50pm
From pills to electric jolts to the brain, we're looking at the latest on human intelligence.
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Exploring The Real History Of American Indians

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 2:16pm
A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian takes visitors from the Trail of Tears to Native Americans in pop culture. We’ll talk with the curators.
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Republicans Eye Cuts To Medicaid, Food Stamps

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:05am
President Trump and Republicans in the House of Representatives are looking to cut social safety net programs for the poor, including Medicaid and food stamps. The plan could involve work requirements for food stamps and funding cuts. We'll take a look at the numbers.
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Trump Releases A $1.5 Trillion Plan For American Roads And Bridges

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:20pm
The president’s new infrastructure plan. Can he finally bring everything from our bridges to our water systems up to snuff --and make America modern again?
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John Kelly Making A Run For ‘Worst Chief Of Staff,’ Author Says

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:10pm
President Donald Trump’s chief of staff is under fire for his handling of of abuse allegations against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter.
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It's Alive! Frankenstein At 200

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 2:23pm
Frankenstein at 200. We’ll dissect Mary Shelley’s iconic Gothic novel, its themes of responsibility in innovation, ethics, and lessons for today.
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