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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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Nancy Pelosi's fight to for the speaker's gavel. GM's planned cuts to workforce and factories. Tensions at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Tear gas and a dramatic clash between border patrol and migrants trying to cross into the U.S. We’ll get the view from both sides of the border. Jean Guerrero and Santiago Pérez join Jane Clayson.
Your college student came home for Thanksgiving and didn’t go back to campus. We’ll look at when college students come home to stay. William Stixrud, Rainesford Stauffer and Dr. Marcia Morris join Jane Clayson.
Nancy Pelosi faces her first test to reclaim the speaker’s gavel. We look at the cases for and against Pelosi's return to power.
You read. We listened. Here are some of the top books of the year according to On Point listeners.
Paula Reid, Michael Crowley and Yamiche Alcindor crack open their notebooks to sketch out what’s ahead in the coming week with David Folkenflik.
The best reads of 2018. Amanda Nelson, Clay Smith and Danny Caine share their picks with David Folkenflik.
A black teenager sees a friend killed by a white police officer. That's the storyline of the new film "The Hate U Give." The director George Tillman Jr. and young activists Kaia Hines, Alycia Moaton and Demitrius Doward tell David Folkenflik stories.
David Folkenflik talks with actor Tom Hanks on his career, his book and his love affair with the typewriter.
The new movie “First Man” puts the Apollo 11 moon landing on the big screen. But what was Neil Armstrong, the man who took that giant leap, really like? NASA historian and Armstrong biographer James Hansen, Alissa Wilkinson and Maria Lane join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Our global roundtable returns, with the top news you need to know from around the world. Rob Watson, David Herszenhorn and Ishaan Tharoor join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, we’ll look at the science of gratitude and the evidence that it really does improve our lives. David DeSteno joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar stopped the Trump administration from limiting the amount of migrants who can claim asylum in the United States.
A narrower definition of sexual harassment, strengthening the rights of the accused. Meghna Chakrabarti gets reaction to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed new regulations on campus sexual assault from Katie Mangan, Samantha Harris and Catherine Lhamon.
Why do we dream? To defrag the brain? Unbound our unconscious? There’s new science on the purpose of our nightly journeys. Alice Robb and Deirdre Barrett join Meghna Chakrabarti.
President Trump throws his support behind a rewrite of federal sentencing laws. What’s brought us to this point where politicians from both sides of the aisle are pushing for criminal justice reform? Ojmarrh Mitchell, Shon Hopwood, Alan Gomez and Lee Gelernt join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Cold, alone and at the bottom of the world. Meghna Chakrabarti hears the stories of the men who’ve sought to walk, unaided, across Antarctica from author David Grann.
Midterm recounts and results. CNN sues Trump. A Cabinet shakeup looms. Melania's fight in the White House. California on fire. Ed O'Keefe, Julie Mason and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
A major doctors' group demands immediate action on gun violence, calling it a public health crisis. The National Rifle Association demands doctors “stay in their lane.” Dr. Rebecca Cunningham, Dr. Sue Bornstein and Lois Beckett join David Folkenflik.