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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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"Fortnite" — some call the popular video game addictive. It's got everyone from kids to professional athletes hooked. Chris Palmeri, Nir Eyal and Sarah Domoff join Jane Clayson.
Top-notch reporters open their notebooks and look at what’s ahead in the coming week. Darlene Superville, Jeff Pegues and Dave Lawler join Anthony Brooks.
Americans are dying younger and death by suicide is a big reason why. We’ll look behind the rising numbers and talk about how to save lives.
Former President George H.W. Bush died Friday in his Houston home at the age of 94. We look at his life and legacy.
Cohen pleads guilty. Deep job cuts at GM. Lies and Paul Manafort. Russia and Ukraine skirmishes at sea. The roundtable swims in choppy waters. Kimberly Atkins, Vivian Salama and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
The abuse of power. New films and TV shows are taking on this charged topic. David Folkenflik speaks with Blair Foster and Alexis Bloom, who directed two of them — one on Bill Clinton, and another on Roger Ailes, respectively.
NASA’s InSight lander is settling in for the long assignment of exploring the geology of Mars. Will its findings one day rock our world? Tariq Malik and Bruce Banerdt join Jane Clayson.
People you know are getting paid to push products on social media. We’ll look at the rise of nano-influencers. Sapna Maheshwari, Kelsey Rosenberg, Mae Karwowski and Nicole Nguyen join Jane Clayson.
Facebook in the hot seat — again. Lawmakers from around the world grill a top executive over its role in election meddling and spreading disinformation. Alex Hern, Dipayan Ghosh and Sheera Frenkel join Anthony Brooks.
The Beatles' "White Album" turns 50. We’ll return to Abbey Road. Tim Riley and Rob Sheffield join Anthony Brooks.
Nancy Pelosi's fight to for the speaker's gavel. GM's planned cuts to workforce and factories. Tensions at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Tear gas and a dramatic clash between border patrol and migrants trying to cross into the U.S. We’ll get the view from both sides of the border. Jean Guerrero and Santiago Pérez join Jane Clayson.
Your college student came home for Thanksgiving and didn’t go back to campus. We’ll look at when college students come home to stay. William Stixrud, Rainesford Stauffer and Dr. Marcia Morris join Jane Clayson.
Nancy Pelosi faces her first test to reclaim the speaker’s gavel. We look at the cases for and against Pelosi's return to power.
You read. We listened. Here are some of the top books of the year according to On Point listeners.
Paula Reid, Michael Crowley and Yamiche Alcindor crack open their notebooks to sketch out what’s ahead in the coming week with David Folkenflik.
The best reads of 2018. Amanda Nelson, Clay Smith and Danny Caine share their picks with David Folkenflik.
A black teenager sees a friend killed by a white police officer. That's the storyline of the new film "The Hate U Give." The director George Tillman Jr. and young activists Kaia Hines, Alycia Moaton and Demitrius Doward tell David Folkenflik stories.
David Folkenflik talks with actor Tom Hanks on his career, his book and his love affair with the typewriter.
The new movie “First Man” puts the Apollo 11 moon landing on the big screen. But what was Neil Armstrong, the man who took that giant leap, really like? NASA historian and Armstrong biographer James Hansen, Alissa Wilkinson and Maria Lane join Meghna Chakrabarti.