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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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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.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s new restaurant critic Soleil Ho is spicing up reviews with a dash of politics. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
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.
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.
Singer, rapper, activist Tunde Olaniran is bringing his Flint, Michigan, sound to the national stage. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
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.
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.
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., and Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., discuss why they're leaving Congress.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of bipartisan legislators recently announced a bill that would tax fossil fuel companies for the carbon dioxide they emit.
The Wisconsin GOP’s lame-duck power grab — what the political slugfest means for democracy. Shawn Johnson and David Leonhardt join Jane Clayson.
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.
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.