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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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Prepping For 'The Big One' And The Inevitability Of Natural Disasters

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:00am
How to prepare for the Big One. A seismologist looks at lessons from history—from as far back as Pompeii.
Categories: Syndicated

After The US Strikes Syria, What's Next

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:01am
After the airstrikes, is the US on a collision course with Russia? And, is a new kind of Cold War brewing?
Categories: Syndicated

James Comey Speaks Out

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:00am
For the first time since being fired as FBI director, James Comey speaks out. We’ll unpack what his revelations could mean for the Trump presidency.
Categories: Syndicated

Children's Book By Marathon Bombing Survivors Celebrates A Very Good Dog Named 'Rescue'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:03am
Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing are with us -- along with their furry friend Rescue -- to talk about their new children's book.
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Week In The News: Cohen Raid, Ryan Bows Out, Eyes On Syria

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:01am
All eyes on Syria. FBI Raid on Trump’s lawyer. Paul Ryan’s surprise exit. The weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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Newspapers, The Engines Of Local Journalism, Face A Bleak Future

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:00am
The Denver Post calls out its hedge fund owners for cutting jobs. We’ll look at the future of local newspapers. It isn’t pretty.
Categories: Syndicated

Paul Ryan To Step Aside

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:01am
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says he’s getting out the game –not seeking re-election. We’ll look at what it means for his Grand Old Party.
Categories: Syndicated

Facebook Faces Congress

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:00am
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg faces the wrath of Congress. We’ll unpack the privacy scandal that has overwhelmed the world’s most popular social media network.
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Jane Clayson Celebrates 30 Years In Journalism

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 8:42am
Jane Clayson, our guest host of more than a decade, is celebrating an anniversary.
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National Guard Heads To U.S.-Mexico Border

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:01am
National Guard troops begin arriving at the US border with Mexico. So, what are they going to do there?
Categories: Syndicated

Advice Columns: An American Love Affair

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:00am
America has a love affair with advice columns. We’ll tour the rich history and racy questions from a new generation.
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FBI Raids Office Of Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:03am
Federal authorities searched the office of President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. The president calls it "disgraceful." We'll get the latest.
Categories: Syndicated

Syria Chemical Attacks And The World's Next Moves

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:01am
The Syrian chemical attacks and the world’s next moves. We'll look at the options available to President Trump, the United States and the world.
Categories: Syndicated

Antidepressants And The Problem Of Withdrawal

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 12:00am
15.5 million Americans have been taking antidepressants for at least five years. So, what happens if they stop?
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'Trump Unbound'

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:01am
Troops on the border. Tariff wars. Syria skepticism. President Trump’s “America First" agenda has gotten a boost, with some saying that Trump is now "unbound."
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Bill O'Reilly, Sexual Harassment And Buying Silence

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:00am
New revelations about settlements Bill O’Reilly paid a lot of money to keep secret. And the new pressures to sweep out non-disclosure agreements.
Categories: Syndicated

Trump Sends Troops To Border, Mueller Probe Turns, Teachers Strike (Week In The News)

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:01am
Troops to the US-Mexico border. Teachers on the picket line. First punishment in the Mueller probe. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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It's Senior Thesis Season

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:00am
College seniors present the capstone of their academic careers: the senior thesis. We’ll dive in with the Class of 2018
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Vaping Trend Explodes At Schools Across The Country

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 12:05am
While the makers of e-cigarettes tout them as a potentially safer alternative to tobacco products, critics worry the fad may lead to a new generation of nicotine addicts.
Categories: Syndicated

EPA's Scott Pruitt Faces Mounting Ethics Controversies

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 12:01am
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is under the harsh spotlight. We’ll unpack the mounting ethics questions and his future in the Trump cabinet.
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