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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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No-Gift Christmas Advocates Say That's A Wrap On Presents Under The Tree

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 12:01am
The joy of a no-gift Christmas. Don’t blame the Grinch. Real people are pushing back against presents and advocating for new traditions. Joe Pinsker and Guinevere Higgins join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Soleil Ho Continues Making Mark In Food Journalism As San Francisco Chronicle Critic

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 12:00am
The San Francisco Chronicle’s new restaurant critic Soleil Ho is spicing up reviews with a dash of politics. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Who Is Michael Flynn? A Closer Look At Trump's Former National Security Adviser

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:01am
A judge delays Michael Flynn’s sentencing for lying to the FBI. We take a look at what happened and track his career from lieutenant general and national security adviser to felon. Marc Fisher and Nicholas Schmidle join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

How The Russian Influence Campaign Specifically Targeted African-Americans

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:00am
According to a report for the Senate Intelligence Committee, Russia made special efforts to reach African-Americans in its influence campaign during the 2016 election.
Categories: Syndicated

Singer-Rapper-Activist Tunde Olanrian Takes Pursuit Of Boldness Beyond Flint

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:00am
Singer, rapper, activist Tunde Olaniran is bringing his Flint, Michigan, sound to the national stage. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Inside The Farm Bill: Subsidies For Farmers, Boost For Hemp And More

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 12:01am
Congress sends a massive, bipartisan farm bill to the president’s desk that includes subsidies to farmers and legalizes hemp. Catherine Boudreau, Chad Wilson and Caroline Kitchens join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

In His 'Sortabiography,' Monty Python's Eric Idle Reflects On The Meaning Of Life

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 12:00am
Monty Python’s Eric Idle is still "Always Looking on the Bright Side of Life." He’s out with a "sortabiography" and joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Departing Lawmakers Reflect On Their Last Days In Congress

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 12:00am
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., and Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., discuss why they're leaving Congress.
Categories: Syndicated

Unemployment Down, Wages Stagnant, Retirement Difficult: An Economic Survey

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 12:01am
Unemployment is at rock bottom but wages are flat and a skyrocketing number of older Americans can’t afford to retire. We’ll go behind the numbers for answers. Heidi Shierholz, Thomas Geoghegan, Tom Coomer and Alicia Munnell join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Southern Baptist Seminary Documents And Discloses History Of 'Deep Racism'

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 12:00am
The largest Protestant denomination in the United States is apologizing for its dark history of racism. Albert Mohler, Lawrence Ware and Curtis Woods join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Trump Meets With Democrats, Cohen's Sentencing, Theresa May And More

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:01am
Top Democrats go face-to-face with Trump. Prison time for Michael Cohen. Theresa May survives a vote, but Brexit remains in chaos. Vivian Salama, Olivier Knox and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

'The Guardians And The War On Truth': Journalism In Today's World

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:00am
Freedom of the press. Reporters face jail, violence or worse — how can they be safe? And how can the truth get out? David Folkenflik speaks with journalists who have been in the arena, Jason Rezaian, Janine di Giovanni and Joel Simon.
Categories: Syndicated

Arctic Warming Pushes The Region — And The Planet — Into Uncharted Territory

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:01am
Warming in Arctic raises fears of a "rapid unraveling" of the region. Reindeer numbers crash by half. We’ll confront the climate emergency in the Arctic. George Divoky and Karen Frey join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

'It's Not Always Enough To Lean In': Michelle Obama, Sheryl Sandberg And The Workplace

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:00am
Five years ago Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg told women to ‘lean in.’ Now, many women, including Michelle Obama, say it just doesn’t work. Katherine Goldstein, Kathleen Gerson and Anna Dapelo-Garcia join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Upheaval In France: Will Macron's Promise Of Relief Satisfy Protesters?

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:01am
France rocked by violent demonstrations against a fuel tax hike and economic woes. Will President Macron’s promise of relief be enough? Melissa Bell, Laura Haim and Mark Vail join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Stock Market Distress Signal: How Low-Cost Index Funds Are Taking Over

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:00am
Sounding the alarm on index funds. How their runaway success has reshaped power and accountability in boardrooms and on Wall Street. John Coates, Todd Gormley and Michelle Singletary join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Tackling Climate Change: The Fate Of A Carbon Tax In The U.S.

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:25pm
A group of bipartisan legislators recently announced a bill that would tax fossil fuel companies for the carbon dioxide they emit.
Categories: Syndicated

What The Wisconsin Political Power Play Means For American Democracy

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:01am
The Wisconsin GOP’s lame-duck power grab — what the political slugfest means for democracy. Shawn Johnson and David Leonhardt join Jane Clayson.
Categories: Syndicated

'Maria By Callas': The Legendary Opera Singer's Life In Her Own Words

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:00am
We talk with the director of a new documentary about the life of Maria Callas, to this day one of the most electrifying signers in opera. Tom Volf and music historian Gregor Benko join Jane Clayson.
Categories: Syndicated

Week Ahead: John Kelly's Departure, Mueller Probe, Kushner And Saudi Arabia

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:01am
We'll kick off the week with a look at what's to come in Washington and around the globe. Top reporters Ben White, Jennifer Williams and James Hohmann join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated