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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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On The Open Letter Calling For U.S. Bishops To Resign Amid Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

4 hours 36 min ago
Susan Reynolds is the author of a statement signed by more than 3,000 Catholics around the world calling for bishops "to prayerfully and genuinely consider submitting to Pope Francis their collective resignation."
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Can The Catholic Church Survive Another Sex Abuse Scandal?

19 hours 47 min ago
“We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them,” writes Pope Francis. Can his church survive another scandal? If so, how?
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The Future Of The Reading Brain In An Increasingly Digital World

19 hours 48 min ago
Hours and hours of screen time. How much are digital distractions changing the way kids think, and even read?
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What's To Come In The Week Ahead

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:01am
We'll kick off the week with a look at what's to come in Washington and around the globe.
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The Origin Story Of The Gig Economy

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:00am
How the American dream became temporary. We explore the origins of the gig economy, and what these gigs mean for workers now.
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Remembering Aretha Franklin

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 1:37pm
On Friday's Week In The News roundtable, we dedicated some of the hour to honoring the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, who passed away Thursday at the age of 76.
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Welcoming On Point's New Hosts, Meghna Chakrabarti And David Folkenflik

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 9:18am
Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik start as the new hosts of On Point, the weekday news and talk program distributed on close to 300 NPR stations nationwide.
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Week In The News: Aretha Franklin Dies, John Brennan, Omarosa's Tapes, Catholic Priest Abuse

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:01am
Ex-CIA Director’s security clearance revoked. Omarosa Manigault-Newman releases tapes. Catholic priest abuse cover-up. Midterm election firsts. The news roundtable dives in.
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D'oh! Discussing All Things Springfield With 'Simpsons' Writer Mike Reiss

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:00am
Three decades of "The Simpsons." We turn our eye on Springfield with a top writer who has been in the mix since day one.
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Rape Kits Often Go Untested For Decades

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:01am
Across the country, hundreds of thousands of rape kits never get tested. New Mexico has a plan to fix that. We're hearing it.
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Your New Prescription: Empathy

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 12:00am
Compassion may be the cure. A doctor shares his guide to healing through empathy and listening.
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Highlights From On Point's Summer 2018 Shows

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 3:30pm
As On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik prepare to take over, we decided to survey our shows from the summer so far and pull out some our favorites.
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'God Save Texas': Contradictions Of The Lone Star State

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:01am
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright turns a keen eye to his home state of Texas. The new book is "God Save Texas."
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Inspiration Through Procrastination

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:00am
From da Vinci to Darwin, how great minds put things off, but changed the world anyway.
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Trump, Turkey, Tariffs And The State Of Global Trade

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:01am
Washington slaps tariffs on Turkey. The Trump administration’s trade fights, using national security as the justification. We’ll dig in.
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Meditation In The Mainstream: The Growing Mindfulness Movement

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:00am
The founder of modern Western mindfulness Jon Kabat-Zinn on how to practice mindfulness in everyday life.
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Looking Ahead To The Week In News

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:01am
Top reporters help you prepare for the week ahead by breaking down the big news stories.
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Inside The Stories Of Hate Crime Survivors In America

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:00am
American hate. We talk with a human rights lawyer about the powerful stories of hate crime survivors.
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Listener Stories Of Inequity And Gender In The Workplace

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 2:44pm
We heard from listeners who wanted to share their experiences in and out of the workplace in relation to gender roles, family dynamics, abuses of power and more. Here's what they had to say.
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Week In The News: Mueller, Midterms, Manafort And More

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:01am
Mueller. Midterms. Manafort's trial continues. Iran sanctions reimposed, and the trade war with China escalates. Our news roundtable takes it all in.
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