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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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Historian Yuval Harari's 21 Issues Facing The 21st Century

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:00am
From hacking to terrorism, and our polarized world, it’s going to take a radical rethink of everything to survive this century, says historian and best-selling author Yuval Harari. He’s with us.
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Kaepernick Back In The Spotlight As Face Of New Nike Ad Campaign

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 9:28am
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is the face of Nike's new ad campaign.
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What A New NAFTA Deal Might Mean For The Auto Industry

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:01am
The North American car industry is a sum of parts made and assembled in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. A lot is riding on a new NAFTA deal.
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Price-Matching Programs Arrive On College Campuses

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:00am
Some colleges say they’ll match tuition at rival schools. We’ll add up the dollars and costs.
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Inside The Free Speech Debate On College Campuses

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 4:14pm
Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt are the co-authors of a new book titled "The Coddling of the American Mind," and in it they argue an excessive college "safety culture" is setting students up for failure.
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This Week In News: Kavanaugh Hearings, McCain's Replacement, Primaries And More

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:01am
Top reporters share from their notebooks and help us get ahead of the week’s news. Catherine Rampell, Sahil Kapur and Alex Bolton join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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Trigger Warnings And Safe Spaces: The Coddling Debate On College Campuses

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:00am
Political correctness on college campuses. Are so-called "trigger warnings" and intellectual "safe spaces" creating a generation of students who can’t cope? Authors of a new book say "yes." Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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What Brett Kavanaugh's Past Says About The Possible Future Of The Supreme Court

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 12:01am
What kind of Supreme Court justice could Brett Kavanaugh be? We’ll look deeply into cases he’s already ruled on to see where he stands on executive power, abortion and national security.
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Why Are There So Few Black Men Going Into Medicine?

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 12:00am
Black men make up less than 7 percent of students enrolled in U.S. medical schools. Why?
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High School Football Coach Strives To Keep His Players Safe From Gun Violence

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 10:56pm
Brice Brown, head coach of the Edna Karr High School football team in New Orleans, Louisiana, has one mission: keep his players alive.
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Week In The News: Primary Results, Puerto Rico Death Count, John McCain, Don McGahn

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:01am
Folkenflik Friday returns with our weekly news roundup — hotly contested primaries, the death count revised in Puerto Rico and more.
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Breaking Political Norms In The Age Of Trump

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:00am
What about all those norms being busted in Washington? Among our guests: two guys named Norm.
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Electric Scooters, Controversy Roll Out In Cities Across The U.S.

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:01am
Electric scooters are the new biggest thing on two wheels. They’re popping up in cities across the country, but not without controversy.
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Aretha Franklin And Detroit: Remembering The 'Queen Of Soul' With Her City

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:00am
Detroit remembers the Queen of Soul and her relationship with the Motor City.
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Serena Williams And The Inherent Politics Of Tennis

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 3:19pm
"Why is it that it's so hard to believe that a girl from Compton could be the greatest tennis player of all time?" asks Northeastern University professor Sarah Jackson.
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Global Affairs Roundup: The Week In International News

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:01am
All eyes may be on Washington these days, but there’s plenty happening out there around the world. Top world watchers bring us up to speed on the big news abroad.
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What Serena Williams' Catsuit Ban Says About Race And Tradition In Tennis

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:00am
Serena Williams, that catsuit and testing the lines of tennis traditions.
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Houston Mayor On Harvey Recovery: 'We All Need To Move With The Greatest Degree Of Urgency'

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 5:01pm
One year since Hurricane Harvey, how are Houston and Harris County, Texas, recovering and preparing for the next major storm?
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The Dangers Facing Africa's Wild Lion Population

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:00am
Africa’s remaining wild lions could be wiped out by 2050. We’ll look at the reasons for the catastrophic decline and efforts to save them.
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One Year Since Hurricane Harvey, How Is Houston Recovering?

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 12:00am
One year after Hurricane Harvey killed 68 people and caused $125 billion dollars in damage, the nightmare isn’t over in Houston. We’ll touch down.
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