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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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Historian Yuval Harari's 21 Issues Facing The 21st Century

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 12:01am
From hacking to terrorism, and our polarized world, it’s going to take a radical rethink of everything to survive this century, says historian and best-selling author Yuval Harari. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

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

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 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

Pregnancy Discrimination Can Lead To Miscarriages And More, New York Times Reports

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 12:01am
Harrowing stories of discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace. It’s rampant and in some cases, can lead to miscarriage. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Natalie Kitroeff and Joan Williams.
Categories: Syndicated

'How To Stay Alive': Adventurer Bear Grylls Shares His Survival Tips

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 12:00am
Globe-trotting adventurer Bear Grylls wants to get you off the couch and awaken your inner wild child. He shares his ultimate survival tips with Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Year In The News: Mueller Investigation, Kavanaugh Hearings, Parkland Shooting And More

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:01am
We look back at a big year in the news. The top stories and where they’re heading next. Catherine Rampell, Jeff Pegues and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

Ellie Kemper's Journey From An Ordinary Midwest Childhood To Hollywood

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:00am
The irrepressible Ellie Kemper discusses her journey from a seemingly ordinary Midwestern childhood to starring in the unusual dark comedy, the "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," with David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

Identity, Acceptance Permeate Nicole Chung’s New Memoir Of Adoption

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 12:01am
When Nicole Chung looked in the mirror she saw a girl who didn’t look anything like her adoptive white parents. She tells Meghna Chakrabarti about her complicated story of transracial adoption and her new memoir.
Categories: Syndicated

Actor-Writer-Director Ethan Hawke, In What Might Be His Biggest Year Yet

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 12:00am
Ethan Hawke on his new film about singer-songwriter Blaze Foley. He speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

In 'These Truths,' Historian Jill Lepore Asks If America Has Lived Up To Its Ideals

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 12:01am
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. Jill Lepore speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Opens Up About His NASCAR Career And Concussion Concerns

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 12:00am
NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up to Meghna Chakrabarti about concussions, fears and why he put the brakes on his storied career. We also hear from Michael Collins, who's treated Earnhardt Jr. for concussions since 2012.
Categories: Syndicated

In Conversation With RuPaul, America's Most Famous Drag Queen

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 12:01am
RuPaul Charles, America's most famous drag queen, was abandoned by his father as a child. He says it was an experience he couldn't let go. RuPaul tells Meghna Chakrabarti it was drag that finally set him free.
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'Free Solo' With Death-Defying Rock Climber Alex Honnold

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 12:00am
No ropes. No carabiners. No cams. Nothing but his hands and feet. Meghna Chakrabarti talks with rock climbing superstar Alex Honnold about his record breaking 3,000-foot, free-solo climb of Yosemite’s El Capitan.
Categories: Syndicated

Looking Back On NASA's First Flight Around The Moon With An Apollo 8 Astronaut

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 12:02am
It's been 50 years since the Apollo 8 mission. We take a look back with former astronaut Bill Anders.
Categories: Syndicated

U.S. Foreign Policy Survey: Mattis Out, Syria Troops Ordered Out, Afghanistan In Flux

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 12:01am
The state of U.S. foreign policy now, after Trump orders troops out of Syria, readies to cut forces by half in Afghanistan and his defense secretary calls it quits. Leo Shane III, Derek Chollet and Adm. James A. Winnefeld join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

It's Not Just You — Headlight Pollution On The Road Is Real

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 12:00am
Blinded by the lights. Car headlights, that is. They’re getting brighter and becoming a danger on the road. Mark Phelan and John Bullough join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Your Guide To Streaming TVs, Movies And More This Holiday Season

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 12:03am
Looking for something to binge-watch? Gather around and check out these suggestions from film critic Alissa Wilkinson.
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Week In The News: Mattis To Retire; Trump, Afghanistan And Syria; Government Spending Bill

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 12:01am
Defense Secretary James Mattis to retire at the end of February. President Trump decides to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, and an announcement on Afghanistan may come, too. The president puts down a marker — on the wall. The roundtable on the week that was. Pierre Thomas, Molly Ball and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
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Holiday Parties And Family Gatherings Are Just Ahead. Here's How To Handle Conflict

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 12:00am
Conflict resolution expert Priya Parker who works to resolve ethnic strife across the globe and corporate strife in boardrooms takes on the most fraught scenarios: holiday parties and family gatherings. She joins David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

Statement From On Point Regarding Hour 2 Show On Thursday, Dec. 20

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 2:45pm
On Point screens its callers to create the most robust hour of live conversation possible. We apologize that this hoax got on the air.
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In Alabama Senate Race, Democratic Tech Experts Experimented With Russian Tactics

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 8:45am
A secret project carried out by Democratic operatives on Facebook and Twitter during the contentious Alabama Senate race last year used similar strategy as the Russia influence campaign.
Categories: Syndicated