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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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With Attorney General Jeff Sessions Out, What Happens Next In The Justice Department?

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:01am
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign Wednesday, sparking questions about the future of the Russia investigation. Margaret Talev, Paula Reid, Rep. Joaquin Castro and Marc Lotter join Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss.
Categories: Syndicated

Looking Back On The 100th Anniversary Of The WWI Armistice

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:00am
The 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Reflections from the homefront and Europe. Jack Beatty, Lora Vogt and Margaret MacMillan join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Putting The Record-Setting Election For Women In Context

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 2:54pm
There were 277 female candidates up for Congress and governor, and over 110 of them won.
Categories: Syndicated

Election Analysis: Where Do Democrats, Republicans Stand After Midterms?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:01am
The wins, losses and messages that voters sent to Washington in the midterm elections. Kimberly Atkins and Nathan Gonzales check in with Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Year Of The Women: How Female Candidates Fared In The Midterm Elections

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:00am
A record number of women ran for office. Meghna Chakrabarti looks at how they did and how they might lead with Rebecca Traister,
Categories: Syndicated

On Point And The Great Lakes: Listener Stories, Photos And Memories Wanted

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 8:28am
On Point will be broadcasting from Madison, Wisconsin on Friday. We're dedicating one hour of the show to the Great Lakes. And we want your stories, photos, memories and more.
Categories: Syndicated

In Wake Of Maryland Football Death, Assessing The Costs Of Big-Time College Sports

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:01am
The University of Maryland reverses course and fires the football coach in the wake of a player’s death. We’ll look at big-time sports and the costs of too big to fail. David Steele, Jonathan Allen and Gilbert Gaul join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

For Rent: Senior Citizens Turn To Roommates For Companionship, Cost-Cutting

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:00am
Real-life “Golden Girls.” Senior citizens getting roommates to ease financial pressures and fight loneliness. It’s a growing trend. Wendi Burkhardt, Anne Glass and Rodney Harrell join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

1 Day Until Midterms: Taking The Pulse Of Key Races Around The Country

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:01am
The final push for the midterms. We’ll check in around the country on the key races and the high stakes. Lisa Desjardins, Corin Cates-Carney, Ron Hansen and Sergio Martínez-Beltrán join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Photographer Jimmy Nelson's 'Homage' To Our World's Indigenous Cultures

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:00am
Photographer Jimmy Nelson is out with a stunning new book of pictures and stories of indigenous people around the world — as they see themselves, not as we see them. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Nelson.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Midterms, President Trump In Pittsburgh, Birthright Citizenship

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:01am
President Trump visits Pennsylvania as Pittsburgh mourns. He promises to reverse birthright citizenship despite clear-cut constitutional guarantees. And, there's the push toward midterms. Mary Bruce, Ayesha Rascoe and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

The Value Of Civility In Today's Political Conversation

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:00am
Civility in our shared national political conversation: Do we need it? How do we get it back? David French, Steven Olikara and Megan Anderson join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

The Cost Of Climate Change Across The Animal Kingdom

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:01am
An epic crisis for marine life and dramatic declines in rainforest insect populations. New reports flag the planet’s hidden climate change effects. Kerry Cesareo, Maurice Tamman and Brad Lister join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Can't Fix Your Smartphone? The Right-To-Repair Movement Wants To Change That

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:00am
The companies that build our smartphones, our cars and our appliances don’t want you or your repairman to be able to fix them. And the "right-to-repair" movement is fighting back. Nathan Proctor, Earl Crane and Tom Schwarz join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

From "Black Panther" To "Malcom X," Ruth E. Carter Creates Character Through Costume

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 2:12pm
"Black Panther" costume designer Ruth E. Carter joins Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about how she uses fabric to bring life to African-American stories on the big screen.
Categories: Syndicated

Border Troops, Asylum Seekers, Birthright Citizenship: Immigration And The Midterms

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 1:29pm
Immigration and the midterms. 5,200 troops head to the border. President Trump threatens to void the birthright citizenship law. Is it a winning strategy for the GOP? Stef Kight, Akhil Amar, Alan Gomez and Julián Aguilar join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Border Troops, Asylum Seekers, Birthright Citizenship: Immigration And The Midterms

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:01am
Immigration and the midterms. 5,200 troops head to the border. President Trump threatens to void the birthright citizenship law. Is it a winning strategy for the GOP? Stef Kight, Akhil Amar, Alan Gomez and Julián Aguilar join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

From "Black Panther" To "Malcom X," Ruth E. Carter Creates Character Through Costume

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:00am
"Black Panther" costume designer Ruth E. Carter joins Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about how she uses fabric to bring life to African-American stories on the big screen.
Categories: Syndicated

The 'Unschooling' Movement: Letting Children Lead Their Learning

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 2:25pm
Is a child who spends the day watching videos or playing in the backyard actually learning? Yes, say advocates of the "unschooling" movement. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Peter Gray and Maleka Diggs.
Categories: Syndicated

Authoritarianism Abounds: The Brazil Elections, And Surveying Strongman Rule

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 1:53pm
Brazil has voted in a new president who says he’ll rule with "authority" if not outright authoritarianism. Meghna Chakrabarti looks at the implications of Brazil’s election for the global lurch to the right with Ray Colitt, Larry Diamond and Laura King.
Categories: Syndicated