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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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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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ethan Hawke on his new film about singer-songwriter Blaze Foley. He speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's been 50 years since the Apollo 8 mission. We take a look back with former astronaut Bill Anders.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.