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Loneliness is a deadly epidemic, but there are treatments, the former surgeon general of the United States said Wednesday.
President Trump slaps tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels. That’s for starters. We’ll look at the risk and reality of his “America First” trade policy.
The flu shot has a 30 percent effectiveness against a strain of the flu that’s particularly brutal this year, and you’re supposed to get it in the fall, but it’s still a good idea to get it even now.
Loneliness is now an epidemic , and as bad for us as smoking. We’ll look at the costs of emotional isolation.
This flu season is the biggest outbreak in years.
We're talking about a bold new plan to help the tens of millions who don’t have enough saved.
The Trump Administration turns one. We’ll take stock of the year of Trump at home and abroad.
Can we talk? One psychologist is on a mission to save talk therapy. We’re listening.
Bannon subpoenaed by Mueller. Talk of government shutdown…again. And the Koreas to march under one flag at the Olympics. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.
Why more millennials are using stars and signs to navigate and make sense of our complex world.
The shutdown showdown—as a DACA deal fades, Republicans are scrambling for a strategy to keep the government open even if it’s for only one month.
Historian Max Boot on Cold War-era soldier-spy Edward Lansdale, the American maverick who thought he knew how to win the Vietnam War.
The folk singer Elizabeth LaPrelle joined NPR’s On Point Wednesday to perform an Appalachian ballad from a Grammy-nominated album, and to speak about what it means today.
The 2018 midterms are shaping up to be a nationwide referendum on President Trump. Is control of Congress in reach for the Democrats? We’ll dig in.
A Grammy-nominated album celebrates Appalachia’s rich legacy of story songs. We’ll listen to how the ballad resonates today.
The new book “Trumpocracy” is a catalog of the damage that top never-Trumper David Frum says the president is doing to American institutions and the presidency.
Hawaiians calm their war jitters and the US president and the North Korean dictator hit 'pause' on the threats, but the U.S. military quietly prepares for war.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a brilliant man with “amazing, actionable” ideas, but the holiday that bears his name presents a sanitized version of the civil rights hero, the writer and activist Ijeoma Oluo told NPR’s On Point Monday.
President Trump undermines American institutions, says former GOP speechwriter David Frum. He makes the case.
Nine million children and families could lose their health coverage if CHIP funding expires. We’ll go to the healthcare frontlines.