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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and healthcare to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point talks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
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Will Amazon, JPMorgan And Berkshire Hathaway Upend Healthcare, Too?

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:57pm
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?
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Trump Pledges To Lower Drug Costs — Can We Do It?

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:57pm
President Trump says going after the high cost of prescription drugs is a top priority. We’ll examine his medical checklist.
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Afghanistan War Continues, 16 Years And Counting

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:40pm
America’s war in Afghanistan 16-years and counting. Is there any way to win or get out?
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State Of The Union, Under Trump

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:11pm
President Trump on the State of the Union. The White House says it’s “incredible.” What do you say?
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The Latest Millennial Trend: Farming

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:06pm
The next generation of farmers coming from cities. We’ll look at why millennial professionals are ditching suits for pitchforks.
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Limit Screen Time By Unplugging. Literally.

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 3:54pm
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.
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FBI's No. 2 Steps Down; Are We Nearing A Constitutional Crisis?

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:15pm
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe resigns abruptly. Are we steps away from a constitutional crisis?
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Can You Balance Screen Time And Family Time?

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 3:44pm
Family time versus screen time. Anya Kamenetz, NPR’s digital reporter and mother of two, says they really can co-exist.
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'Waco' Creators Explore The Gray Areas Of A Deadly Siege

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 3:09pm
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.
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A Path To Citizenship, And A Wall, In Trump's New Immigration Proposal

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 11:35am
President Trump unveils a new immigration framework, including a path to citizenship for DREAMers. We’ll unpack it, and consider its prospects in Congress.
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The Wago Siege, Revisited

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 11:35am
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."
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Did A Reporter Find The Wreckage Of The Last American Slave Ship?

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 8:20am
A journalist in Alabama may have found the wreckage of the last ship to bring slaves to America.
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Week In The News: Anti-FBI Memo, DACA And The Wall, Trump Heads To Davos

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:55pm
Trump at Davos. DACA and the wall. Secret anti-FBI memo controversy. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.
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A Look At Dunkirk — The Oscar-Nominated Movie And The History

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:47pm
Dunkirk, the sweeping World War II epic nabs eight Academy Award nominations. We’ll look at the film and the real life, heroic mission.
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‘Nobody Was Looking Out For Our Best Interests,’ Gymnast Abused By Larry Nassar Says

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:01pm
When gymnast Jeanette Antolin first walked into the Michigan courtroom where her abuser was about to served with a life sentence, she felt overwhelmed.
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‘Day Zero’ Nears For Cape Town As Water Runs Low

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 2:31pm
Water in a major city in South Africa is expected to run out by April.
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Monkeys Cloned For The First Time

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:20am
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.
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Blame, Justice And Courage In Larry Nassar Sex Abuse Case

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:28pm
The story of USA Gymnastics, Michigan State, Dr. Larry Nassar and the female athletes who spoke out.
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Can We Avoid Global Catastrophe As The World's Population Heads To 10 Billion?

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:28pm
Earth’s population is expected to hit 10 billion people by 2050. Can we avoid a global catastrophe?
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‘We're In A Trade War, And We're Losing’

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 3:47pm
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.
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