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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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Week Ahead: Florence, Manafort Plea, Typhoon Mangkhut, Kavanaugh And More

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:01am
We’ll kick-start the week with the latest news from the hurricane zone, and a panel of reporters share what they’re watching for in the week ahead at home and abroad.
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Violinist Lucia Micarelli Does It All — Touring, Recording, Acting And More

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 12:00am
Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She’s with us. 
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Week In The News: Hurricane Florence, Pence Swears Loyalty, Moonves Out At CBS

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:01am
The wrath of Hurricane Florence. Pence says he’d take a lie detector test in a heartbeat. Moonves out at CBS. Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Anita Kumar and Jack Beatty dive in with David Folkenflik.
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Considering The Future Of The NFL, From Pro Football's Peak To The Present

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 12:00am
Race, politics and patriotism. David Folkenflik is talking about the NFL with superfan and journalist Mark Leibovich. His new book is "Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times." We're also joined by Joshua E. Perry and Clarence Hill Jr.
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'I Have This Fear It's All Gonna Happen Again': Former Las Vegas Homeowner Remembers Housing Crisis

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 9:18am
Before the recession, Leo Murrieta and his family lived in North Las Vegas — in one of the zip codes that would become the hardest hit in the foreclosure crisis.
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East Coast Residents Brace For Hurricane Florence

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 1:11am
Hurricane Florence is headed toward land. We'll discuss the latest on the storm.
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The 2008 Financial Crisis, 10 Years Later: What Have We Learned?

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:01am
It’s been 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed and the nightmare of the global financial crisis. Andrew Ross Sorkin, the author of the book “Too Big to Fail,” takes us back to those frightening days. Also, Leo Murrieta joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
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Nixon White House Counsel John Dean On Presidential Power, Watergate And More

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 12:00am
Former President Richard Nixon’s White House counsel John Dean is back in the spotlight with a warning about unchecked presidential power. He’s with us.
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As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:01am
With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, is it time for a radical rethink on what it means to be prepared? Meghna Chakrabarti discusses with Greg Postel, Stephen Flynn and Abigail Darlington
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'Rage Becomes Her': The Current Conversation Around Women's Anger

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:00am
The Serena Williams firestorm at the U.S. Open started a conversation about women’s anger. Meghna Chakrabarti discusses with Soraya Chemaly, author of the new book "Rage Becomes Her."
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Trump Administration Moves To Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:01am
The Trump administration wants to end limits on how long they can hold migrant children in custody. Instead of 20 days, they now want to hold them indefinitely. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Alan Gomez and Lee Gelernt.
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Job-Shaming Of 'Cosby Show' Actor At Trader Joe's Renews Dignity Of Work Debate

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:00am
The Cosby actor, job-shaming and the dignity of work. The photo that went viral sparked an emotional debate. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Barbara Ehrenreich and Aliya S. King.
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'Change Can't Wait': Ayanna Pressley On Primary Win, Bid For Congress

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:11pm
Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley defeated incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the primary for Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District.
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Longtime CBS CEO Les Moonves Out After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 9:23am
Les Moonves stepped down as chairman, president and CEO of CBS Coporation amid harassment allegations. We look at the company's response.
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What's Coming In This Week's News Cycle

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:01am
Top reporters share what they’re working on and watching for in the week ahead in Washington, around the nation and across the world.
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25 Years Of Magic: The Gathering, And How It's Changed The Gaming World

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:00am
Twenty-five years ago, the card game Magic: The Gathering hit store shelves. More than 30 million people are still playing in this fantasy battle world.
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In Conversation With John Kerry

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 3:19pm
On Point host David Folkenflik spoke with Kerry Friday morning. Here are a selection of highlights from their hour-long conversation.
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Week In The News: Trump Administration And 'Crazytown,' Kavanaugh, Tech On Capitol Hill

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:01am
Partisanship and Judge Kavanaugh. "Crazytown” and Bob Woodward’s new book. Twitter and Facebook executives grilled. The roundtable dives in.
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'Every Day Is Extra': John Kerry Reflects On Time In Vietnam, Career In Politics And More

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:00am
From Vietnam warrior to peace advocate, from defeated presidential candidate to the nation's top diplomat, John Kerry tells his story in a new memoir.
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'The Resistance Inside The Trump Administration': A Constitutional Crisis?

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:01am
The New York Times published an anonymous op-ed Wednesday afternoon from a senior official in the Trump administration who claims to be working with others to thwart the president's agenda. We dig in.
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