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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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Is America on the brink? Looking back at the fall of Rome and what it can teach us about America now. Edward Watts joins David Folkenflik.
"Studies have shown that people will spend about $5,000 a year on impulse buying, just buying stuff," says psychology professor Joseph Ferrari. "And they have up to $7,000 worth of clutter, items in their home that they never use."
"We've provided money for space and for medical officers. We've done a lot of that in the past," Rep. Cuellar, a Democrat from Texas, says of border funding. "But the problem is, is that the president doesn't really want to hear any of that."
There is growing chaos at the southern border, as some officials say the Trump administration’s focus on deterrence at the border has left them unable to handle and properly house thousands of families. John Burnett, Rep. Henry Cuellar and Mary Jo Pitzl join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Clutter: why we have it, what it does to us and how to climb out from under its heavy burden. Joseph Ferrari and Nicole Anzia join Meghna Chakrabarti.
"Shutting down the government, denying services to millions of Americans and requiring 800,000 people to go without pay, some working without pay, is not the right way to deal with this," the Democratic senator from Maryland told On Point.
Paul Manafort shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence, and prosecutors say he lied to them about it, according to a court filing.
President Trump makes his case for a crisis at the southern border. We’ll examine his prime-time address to the nation and the extent of his executive powers. Eliana Johnson and Julian Zelizer join Meghna Chakrabarti.
More athletes are refusing to be exploited, from high school, to college, to the pros. It’ll be a big trend in 2019, and we’ll dive in. Kevin Blackistone, Robert Kehoe, Rachel Galligan and Terri Jackson join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Radical? Or the right thing to do? We’ll analyze the numbers behind Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to push the top tax rate to 70 percent. Peter Diamond and Brian Riedl join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Dorothy Butler Gilliam was the first black woman reporter at the Washington Post. She shares her story and her quest to make the media look more like America with Meghna Chakrabarti.
Retirees of the United States Coast Guard, which falls under the command of the Department of Homeland Security, may not receive their future payments as long as the government shutdown continues.
The government shutdown drags on. We’ll examine if there’s a deal on the horizon, and check in with real people affected by the shutdown. Julie Burr, Lisa Desjardins, Aaron Payment and Heidi Burakiewicz join Meghna Chakrabarti.
There’s been blowback following almost every Western engagement with Afghanistan. What are the lessons of history as the U.S. Thomas Barfield and Aaron B. O'Connell considers pulling troops out this time? join Meghna Chakrabarti.
The government shutdown hits the wall. The Democrats flex muscles in the House. Elizabeth Warren explores. Mitt Romney rebukes. Seung Min Kim, Janet Hook and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Jennifer Traig, a frazzled Ph.D. with two kids and a wicked sense of humor, takes stock of all the parenting advice she’s encountered: the good, bad and really out there. She and Carvell Wallace join David Folkenflik.
The Democrats take over the majority in the House. We’ll examine their game plan for the government shutdown, Mueller investigation and big policy proposals. Sahil Kapur, Tracy Sefl and Alex Conant join Meghna Chakrabarti.
The EPA wants to roll back regulations of mercury emissions from coal plants. But there are serious health risks if that happens. Umair Irfan, Janet McCabe and Celia Chen join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Welcome to 2019. We'll talk with some big thinkers about the major political, economic and cultural forces that will shape the New Year. Beverly Gage, Diane Swonk and Ian Lustick join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Beauty and diet companies are rebranding themselves as wellness companies. But does layering on a dose of inner peace make a difference if the goal is still weight loss or better skin? Angelica Lavito, Mindy Grossman and Traci Mann join Meghna Chakrabarti.