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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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Ex-Surgeon General On A Way Out Of Loneliness: Put Down Your Phone

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 3:11pm
Loneliness is a deadly epidemic, but there are treatments, the former surgeon general of the United States said Wednesday.
Categories: Syndicated

Trump's 'America First' Trade Policy Takes Shape, With Tariffs On Solar Panels And More

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:08pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

It’s Still Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 3:51pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

The Loneliness Epidemic

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 2:23pm
Loneliness is now an epidemic , and as bad for us as smoking. We’ll look at the costs of emotional isolation.
Categories: Syndicated

This Year's Brutal Flu Season Could Get Even Worse

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:43pm
This flu season is the biggest outbreak in years.
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Is It Time To Radically Rethink Retirement?

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:41pm
We're talking about a bold new plan to help the tens of millions who don’t have enough saved.
Categories: Syndicated

One Year Of Trump: On Point Takes Stock

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 2:31pm
The Trump Administration turns one. We’ll take stock of the year of Trump at home and abroad.
Categories: Syndicated

One Psychologist's Mission To Save Talk Therapy

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 1:33pm
Can we talk? One psychologist is on a mission to save talk therapy. We’re listening.
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Week In The News: Bannon Subpoenaed, Shutdown Looms

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 2:53pm
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.
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For Millennials, Astrology Is On The Rise

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 2:48pm
Why more millennials are using stars and signs to navigate and make sense of our complex world.
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Congress Scrambles To Avoid Shutdown

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:41pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

'The Road Not Taken' In Vietnam

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:39pm
Historian Max Boot on Cold War-era soldier-spy Edward Lansdale, the American maverick who thought he knew how to win the Vietnam War.
Categories: Syndicated

Listen: Singer Elizabeth LaPrelle Performs Appalachian Ballad

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:12pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Could The Democrats Take Control Of Congress In 2018?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:10pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

'The Appalachian Ballad Tradition'

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:06pm
A Grammy-nominated album celebrates Appalachia’s rich legacy of story songs. We’ll listen to how the ballad resonates today.
Categories: Syndicated

David Frum: Recovery From Trump Will Be ‘The Work Of A Generation’

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:54pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

The U.S. Is Quietly Preparing For 'Last Resort' War With North Korea

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 8:08pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Writer Ijeoma Oluo On The 'Santa Claus-ification' Of MLK

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 3:56pm
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.
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David Frum Takes On 'Trumpocracy'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:46pm
President Trump undermines American institutions, says former GOP speechwriter David Frum. He makes the case.
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Kids' Health Insurance At Risk As Congress Faces Funding Deadline

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:01pm
Nine million children and families could lose their health coverage if CHIP funding expires. We’ll go to the healthcare frontlines.
Categories: Syndicated