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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' Reaches New Heights Of Video Game Popularity — And Addiction

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:00am
"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.
Categories: Syndicated

Week Ahead: Halt To China Trade War, Looming Government Shutdown, Mexico's New President

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:01am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Life Expectancy In The U.S. Is Down. A Rise In Suicide Is One Reason Why

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:00am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Remembering George H.W. Bush: The Life And Legacy Of The 41st President

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 10:44pm
Former President George H.W. Bush died Friday in his Houston home at the age of 94. We look at his life and legacy.
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Week In The News: Cohen, Manafort, G-20, Yemen, Russia-Ukraine Clash

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:01am
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.
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Documenting The Abuse Of Power And Privilege Through TV And Film

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:00am
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.
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With Mars InSight: NASA Spacecraft Set Up For Exploring 'Red Planet' After Landing

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:01am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Inside 'Nano-Influencers' — The Instagram Accounts Pushing Products In Your Feed

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:00am
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.
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Facing Backlash Again: Facebook Up Against Political Pressure Over Data, Disinformation

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:01am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Listening Back: 50 Years Of The Beatles' 'White Album'

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:00am
The Beatles' "White Album" turns 50. We’ll return to Abbey Road. Tim Riley and Rob Sheffield join Anthony Brooks.
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Pelosi's Bid For Speaker, GM Announces Cuts, Clash At Border

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 8:32am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Migrants Face Tear Gas From Border Patrol In Confrontation Along U.S.-Mexico Line

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:01am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

On Leave: College Wellness, Mental Health And Not Returning To Campus

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:00am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Inside Nancy Pelosi's Fight To Reclaim The House Speaker's Gavel

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:37pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

The Best Books Of 2018 — As Chosen By On Point Listeners

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 3:00pm
You read. We listened. Here are some of the top books of the year according to On Point listeners.
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Week Ahead: National Climate Assessment, EU Summit And Brexit, Caravan At The Border

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:01am
Paula Reid, Michael Crowley and Yamiche Alcindor crack open their notebooks to sketch out what’s ahead in the coming week with David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

The Year In Books: Taking A Look At The Top Titles Of 2018

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:00am
The best reads of 2018. Amanda Nelson, Clay Smith and Danny Caine share their picks with David Folkenflik.
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In 'The Hate U Give,' A Portrait Of Police Violence, Code-Switching And More

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 12:01am
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.
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Oscar Winner Tom Hanks Shares His Secret To Success — And Love For The Typewriter

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 12:00am
David Folkenflik talks with actor Tom Hanks on his career, his book and his love affair with the typewriter.
Categories: Syndicated

Author James Hansen On 'First Man' Neil Armstrong, As Apollo 11 Hits The Big Screen

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 12:01am
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.
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