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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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Week Ahead: New Kavanaugh Allegations, Ford To Testify, Rosenstein And Trump

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:01am
New sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Christine Blasey Ford to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Rod Rosenstein's proposal to tape President Trump. We'll cover it all.
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What Does The Future Of Tech Hold? AI Crisis Awaits, Former Google China Head Says

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:00am
Top Chinese technologist Kai-Fu Lee talks about China, the U.S., the race for dominance in artificial intelligence and how we can survive the AI revolution.
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Week In The News: Kavanaugh Accusations, Florence's Destruction, Trade Wars And More

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:01am
Kavanaugh and his accuser. Florence’s path of destruction. Trade war escalates. David Folkenflik speaks with CBS News’ chief White House correspondent Major Garrett for a special edition of the Week in the News.
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Oscar Winner Tom Hanks Shares His Secret To Success — And Love For The Typewriter

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:00am
David Folkenflik talks with actor Tom Hanks on his career, his book and his love affair with the typewriter.
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CBD Oil: What It Does, Who It's For And Where It's Headed

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:01am
CBD oil is all the rage. What you need to know about the marijuana ingredient that’s being used for conditions including insomnia, anxiety and epilepsy.
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In 'These Truths,' Historian Jill Lepore Asks If America Has Lived Up To Its Ideals

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 12:00am
American truths, not so self-evident. Historian Jill Lepore on why the tension between fact and fiction has been with us since the nation’s founding.
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International News: Latest China Tariffs, Syria Conflict, Myanmar And More

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:01am
Our global roundtable returns, with the top news you need to know from around the world.
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Actor-Writer-Director Ethan Hawke, In What Might Be His Biggest Year Yet

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:00am
Ethan Hawke on his new film about singer-songwriter Blaze Foley.
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The Anita Hill Parallels In The Misconduct Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:01am
Echoes of Anita Hill as the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward. Meghna Chakrabarti looks at #MeToo, justice and the Supreme Court with Irin Carmon, Mona Charen and Tara Golshan.
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In Memoir, Jose Antonio Vargas Shares His Life As An 'Undocumented Citizen'

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:00am
Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas made headlines when outed himself as undocumented. His new memoir is “Dear America." He speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti.
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Week Ahead: Florence, Manafort Plea, Typhoon Mangkhut, Kavanaugh And More

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:01am
We’ll kick-start the week with the latest news from the hurricane zone, and a panel of reporters share what they’re watching for in the week ahead at home and abroad.
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Violinist Lucia Micarelli Does It All — Touring, Recording, Acting And More

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:00am
Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She’s with us. 
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Week In The News: Hurricane Florence, Pence Swears Loyalty, Moonves Out At CBS

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:01am
The wrath of Hurricane Florence. Pence says he’d take a lie detector test in a heartbeat. Moonves out at CBS. Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Anita Kumar and Jack Beatty dive in with David Folkenflik.
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Considering The Future Of The NFL, From Pro Football's Peak To The Present

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:00am
Race, politics and patriotism. David Folkenflik is talking about the NFL with superfan and journalist Mark Leibovich. His new book is "Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times." We're also joined by Joshua E. Perry and Clarence Hill Jr.
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'I Have This Fear It's All Gonna Happen Again': Former Las Vegas Homeowner Remembers Housing Crisis

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 9:18am
Before the recession, Leo Murrieta and his family lived in North Las Vegas — in one of the zip codes that would become the hardest hit in the foreclosure crisis.
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East Coast Residents Brace For Hurricane Florence

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 1:11am
Hurricane Florence is headed toward land. We'll discuss the latest on the storm.
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The 2008 Financial Crisis, 10 Years Later: What Have We Learned?

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:01am
It’s been 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed and the nightmare of the global financial crisis. Andrew Ross Sorkin, the author of the book “Too Big to Fail,” takes us back to those frightening days. Also, Leo Murrieta joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
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Nixon White House Counsel John Dean On Presidential Power, Watergate And More

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:00am
Former President Richard Nixon’s White House counsel John Dean is back in the spotlight with a warning about unchecked presidential power. He’s with us.
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As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:01am
With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, is it time for a radical rethink on what it means to be prepared? Meghna Chakrabarti discusses with Greg Postel, Stephen Flynn and Abigail Darlington
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'Rage Becomes Her': The Current Conversation Around Women's Anger

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:00am
The Serena Williams firestorm at the U.S. Open started a conversation about women’s anger. Meghna Chakrabarti discusses with Soraya Chemaly, author of the new book "Rage Becomes Her."
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