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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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1 Day Until Midterms: Taking The Pulse Of Key Races Around The Country

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:01am
The final push for the midterms. We’ll check in around the country on the key races and the high stakes. Lisa Desjardins, Corin Cates-Carney, Ron Hansen and Sergio Martínez-Beltrán join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Photographer Jimmy Nelson's 'Homage' To Our World's Indigenous Cultures

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:00am
Photographer Jimmy Nelson is out with a stunning new book of pictures and stories of indigenous people around the world — as they see themselves, not as we see them. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Nelson.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Midterms, President Trump In Pittsburgh, Birthright Citizenship

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:01am
President Trump visits Pennsylvania as Pittsburgh mourns. He promises to reverse birthright citizenship despite clear-cut constitutional guarantees. And, there's the push toward midterms. Mary Bruce, Ayesha Rascoe and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

The Value Of Civility In Today's Political Conversation

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:00am
Civility in our shared national political conversation: Do we need it? How do we get it back? David French, Steven Olikara and Megan Anderson join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

The Cost Of Climate Change Across The Animal Kingdom

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:01am
An epic crisis for marine life and dramatic declines in rainforest insect populations. New reports flag the planet’s hidden climate change effects. Kerry Cesareo, Maurice Tamman and Brad Lister join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Can't Fix Your Smartphone? The Right-To-Repair Movement Wants To Change That

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:00am
The companies that build our smartphones, our cars and our appliances don’t want you or your repairman to be able to fix them. And the "right-to-repair" movement is fighting back. Nathan Proctor, Earl Crane and Tom Schwarz join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

From "Black Panther" To "Malcom X," Ruth E. Carter Creates Character Through Costume

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 2:12pm
"Black Panther" costume designer Ruth E. Carter joins Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about how she uses fabric to bring life to African-American stories on the big screen.
Categories: Syndicated

Border Troops, Asylum Seekers, Birthright Citizenship: Immigration And The Midterms

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 1:29pm
Immigration and the midterms. 5,200 troops head to the border. President Trump threatens to void the birthright citizenship law. Is it a winning strategy for the GOP? Stef Kight, Akhil Amar, Alan Gomez and Julián Aguilar join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Border Troops, Asylum Seekers, Birthright Citizenship: Immigration And The Midterms

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:01am
Immigration and the midterms. 5,200 troops head to the border. President Trump threatens to void the birthright citizenship law. Is it a winning strategy for the GOP? Stef Kight, Akhil Amar, Alan Gomez and Julián Aguilar join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

From "Black Panther" To "Malcom X," Ruth E. Carter Creates Character Through Costume

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:00am
"Black Panther" costume designer Ruth E. Carter joins Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about how she uses fabric to bring life to African-American stories on the big screen.
Categories: Syndicated

The 'Unschooling' Movement: Letting Children Lead Their Learning

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 2:25pm
Is a child who spends the day watching videos or playing in the backyard actually learning? Yes, say advocates of the "unschooling" movement. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Peter Gray and Maleka Diggs.
Categories: Syndicated

Authoritarianism Abounds: The Brazil Elections, And Surveying Strongman Rule

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 1:53pm
Brazil has voted in a new president who says he’ll rule with "authority" if not outright authoritarianism. Meghna Chakrabarti looks at the implications of Brazil’s election for the global lurch to the right with Ray Colitt, Larry Diamond and Laura King.
Categories: Syndicated

Authoritarianism Abounds: The Brazil Elections, And Surveying Strongman Rule

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:01am
Brazil has voted in a new president who says he’ll rule with "authority" if not outright authoritarianism. Meghna Chakrabarti looks at the implications of Brazil’s election for the global lurch to the right with Ray Colitt, Larry Diamond and Laura King.
Categories: Syndicated

The 'Unschooling' Movement: Letting Children Lead Their Learning

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:00am
Is a child who spends the day watching videos or playing in the backyard actually learning? Yes, say advocates of the "unschooling" movement. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Peter Gray and Maleka Diggs.
Categories: Syndicated

Touching Down For Midterms: 1 Week Away, Here Are Races To Watch

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 2:47pm
We're closing in on the midterms. Meghna Chakrabarti touches down for a look at key matchups, and what’s driving voters to the polls with Janet Hook, Nathan Gonzales, Stephen Fowler and Yvonne Gonzalez.
Categories: Syndicated

11 Killed In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 2:11pm
Eleven people were killed in an attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Penn. The gunman is in custody. David Shribman, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg and Howard Fineman discuss the shooting and rising anti-Semitism around the world with Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

11 Killed In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:01am
Eleven people were killed in an attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Penn. The gunman is in custody. David Shribman, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg and Howard Fineman discuss the shooting and rising anti-Semitism around the world with Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Touching Down For Midterms: 1 Week Away, Here Are Races To Watch

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00am
We're closing in on the midterms. Meghna Chakrabarti touches down for a look at key matchups, and what’s driving voters to the polls with Janet Hook, Nathan Gonzales, Stephen Fowler and Yvonne Gonzalez.
Categories: Syndicated