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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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Pelosi's Bid For Speaker, GM Announces Cuts, Clash At Border

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 8:32am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Migrants Face Tear Gas From Border Patrol In Confrontation Along U.S.-Mexico Line

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:01am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

On Leave: College Wellness, Mental Health And Not Returning To Campus

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:00am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Inside Nancy Pelosi's Fight To Reclaim The House Speaker's Gavel

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:37pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

The Best Books Of 2018 — As Chosen By On Point Listeners

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 3:00pm
You read. We listened. Here are some of the top books of the year according to On Point listeners.
Categories: Syndicated

Week Ahead: National Climate Assessment, EU Summit And Brexit, Caravan At The Border

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:01am
Paula Reid, Michael Crowley and Yamiche Alcindor crack open their notebooks to sketch out what’s ahead in the coming week with David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

The Year In Books: Taking A Look At The Top Titles Of 2018

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:00am
The best reads of 2018. Amanda Nelson, Clay Smith and Danny Caine share their picks with David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

In 'The Hate U Give,' A Portrait Of Police Violence, Code-Switching And More

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 12:01am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Oscar Winner Tom Hanks Shares His Secret To Success — And Love For The Typewriter

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 12:00am
David Folkenflik talks with actor Tom Hanks on his career, his book and his love affair with the typewriter.
Categories: Syndicated

Author James Hansen On 'First Man' Neil Armstrong, As Apollo 11 Hits The Big Screen

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 12:01am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Violinist Lucia Micarelli Does It All — Touring, Recording, Acting And More

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 12:00am
Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

International Roundtable: Brexit, Khashoggi And Saudi Arabia, APEC Summit

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:01am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

The Science Of Gratitude: How Being Thankful Makes Us Happier

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 12:00am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Rules On Migrants Seeking Asylum

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 8:17am
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar stopped the Trump administration from limiting the amount of migrants who can claim asylum in the United States.
Categories: Syndicated

Betsy DeVos' Proposed Campus Sexual Assault Rules Bolster Rights Of Accused

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:01am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

In Your Dreams: New Book Goes Inside 'The Transformative Power Of Our Nightly Journey'

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:00am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

With Trump's Endorsement, What's Next For Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill?

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:01am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Traversing Antarctica: Stories Of Crossing The Continent Unaided

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:00am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Election Recounts, Trump Cabinet, CNN's Lawsuit, California Fires

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:01am
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Doctors Take On Gun Violence, NRA Pushes Back: A New Battle Over Policy

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:00am
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.
Categories: Syndicated