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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 '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

Authoritarianism Abounds: The Brazil Elections, And Surveying Strongman Rule

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:01am
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

The 'Unschooling' Movement: Letting Children Lead Their Learning

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:00am
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

Touching Down For Midterms: 1 Week Away, Here Are Races To Watch

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 2:47pm
We're closing in on the midterms. Meghna Chakrabarti touches down for a look at key matchups, and what’s driving voters to the polls with Janet Hook, Nathan Gonzales, Stephen Fowler and Yvonne Gonzalez.
Categories: Syndicated

11 Killed In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 2:11pm
Eleven people were killed in an attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Penn. The gunman is in custody. David Shribman, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg and Howard Fineman discuss the shooting and rising anti-Semitism around the world with Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

11 Killed In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:01am
Eleven people were killed in an attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Penn. The gunman is in custody. David Shribman, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg and Howard Fineman discuss the shooting and rising anti-Semitism around the world with Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Touching Down For Midterms: 1 Week Away, Here Are Races To Watch

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00am
We're closing in on the midterms. Meghna Chakrabarti touches down for a look at key matchups, and what’s driving voters to the polls with Janet Hook, Nathan Gonzales, Stephen Fowler and Yvonne Gonzalez.
Categories: Syndicated

Heartbreaking Opioid Obituary Reveals Journey Of Addiction, Darkness And Resilience

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 3:05pm
Kate O'Neill's obituary for a young Vermont mother's opioid addiction went viral. So did the response from the Burlington, Vermont, police chief Brandon del Pozo. Also, David Folkenflik hears from Beth Macy, author of "Dopesick."
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Suspicious Packages, Midterm Debates, Saudi Statements

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 2:25pm
Potentially lethal packages sent to top Democrats, and CNN. The midterm debates go from hot to fiery. On Khashoggi's murder, the Saudis confirm, then squirm. Seung Min Kim, Daniel Dale and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Suspicious Packages, Midterm Debates, Saudi Statements

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 2:25pm
Potentially lethal packages sent to top Democrats, and CNN. The midterm debates go from hot to fiery. On Khashoggi's murder, the Saudis confirm, then squirm. Seung Min Kim, Daniel Dale and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Suspicious Packages, Midterm Debates, Saudi Statements

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:01am
Potentially lethal packages sent to top Democrats, and CNN. The midterm debates go from hot to fiery. On Khashoggi's murder, the Saudis confirm, then squirm. Seung Min Kim, Daniel Dale and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

Heartbreaking Opioid Obituary Reveals Journey Of Addiction, Darkness And Resilience

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:00am
Kate O'Neill's obituary for a young Vermont mother's opioid addiction went viral. So did the response from the Burlington, Vermont, police chief Brandon del Pozo. Also, David Folkenflik hears from Beth Macy, author of "Dopesick."
Categories: Syndicated

How Silicon Valley Has 'Made Work Miserable For The Rest Of Us'

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 2:53pm
Writer Dan Lyons says Silicon Valley values are spreading us across the country and have made a lot of folks unhappy and stressed at work. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Former Sen. Bob Graham Says U.S. Should Not 'Ignore' Saudi Role In Khashoggi's Death

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 2:05pm
Former Sen. Bob Graham can’t forget what he learned about Saudi Arabia when he chaired the 9/11 Commission. And with the murder of the Saudi journalist, he tells Meghna Chakrabarti it’s high time to stop coddling the kingdom.
Categories: Syndicated

Former Sen. Bob Graham Says U.S. Should Not 'Ignore' Saudi Role In Khashoggi's Death

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 12:01am
Former Sen. Bob Graham can’t forget what he learned about Saudi Arabia when he chaired the 9/11 Commission. And with the murder of the Saudi journalist, he tells Meghna Chakrabarti it’s high time to stop coddling the kingdom.
Categories: Syndicated

How Silicon Valley Has 'Made Work Miserable For The Rest Of Us'

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 12:00am
Writer Dan Lyons says Silicon Valley values are spreading us across the country and have made a lot of folks unhappy and stressed at work. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Causes Of Polio-Like AFM — The Disease Paralyzing Children — Still Unknown

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 8:32pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week reported 155 cases of acute flaccid myelitis under investigation.
Categories: Syndicated

Pregnancy Discrimination Can Lead To Miscarriages And More, New York Times Reports

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 12:01am
Harrowing stories of discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace. It’s rampant and in some cases, can lead to miscarriage. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Natalie Kitroeff and Joan Williams.
Categories: Syndicated

U.S. Plan To Withdraw From Nuclear Treaty Sparks Talk Of Arms Race

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 12:00am
President Trump threatens to withdraw from a key nuclear missile treaty with Russia, and hints at another arms race with Russia and China. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Anton Troianovski, Joe Cirincione and Evelyn Farkas.
Categories: Syndicated