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Amazon has disrupted big-box retail, made waves in the grocery store world and tantalized hundreds of cities around the country simply by offering to open a second headquarters. Could healthcare be the next target?
President Trump says going after the high cost of prescription drugs is a top priority. We’ll examine his medical checklist.
America’s war in Afghanistan 16-years and counting. Is there any way to win or get out?
President Trump on the State of the Union. The White House says it’s “incredible.” What do you say?
The next generation of farmers coming from cities. We’ll look at why millennial professionals are ditching suits for pitchforks.
One of the joys of a show like On Point, which takes live callers from around the country, is that they're often not just asking questions for our guests so we can share wisdom from on high. They're very often sharing pearls of wisdom themselves.
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe resigns abruptly. Are we steps away from a constitutional crisis?
Family time versus screen time. Anya Kamenetz, NPR’s digital reporter and mother of two, says they really can co-exist.
The new TV series about the standoff at a Branch Davidian compound outside Waco, Texas tries to explore the gray areas on both sides of the deadly siege, the show’s creators say.
President Trump unveils a new immigration framework, including a path to citizenship for DREAMers. We’ll unpack it, and consider its prospects in Congress.
Twenty-five years after the siege, the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Texas returns to TV. We're talking to the show's co-creators, Drew Dowd and John Erick Dowdle, about "Waco."
A journalist in Alabama may have found the wreckage of the last ship to bring slaves to America.
Trump at Davos. DACA and the wall. Secret anti-FBI memo controversy. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.
Dunkirk, the sweeping World War II epic nabs eight Academy Award nominations. We’ll look at the film and the real life, heroic mission.
When gymnast Jeanette Antolin first walked into the Michigan courtroom where her abuser was about to served with a life sentence, she felt overwhelmed.
Water in a major city in South Africa is expected to run out by April.
Using the same method that produced Dolly the sheep, researchers in China were able to successfully clone healthy monkeys, the first time a primate has been cloned. We're looking at this scientific leap.
The story of USA Gymnastics, Michigan State, Dr. Larry Nassar and the female athletes who spoke out.
Earth’s population is expected to hit 10 billion people by 2050. Can we avoid a global catastrophe?
The Trump administration's move to levy tariffs on solar panels and washing machines won’t trigger a trade war, because we’re already in one, a supporter of the move told On Point Wednesday.