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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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A student loan forgiveness program designed to help those working for government or not-for-profit organizations is failing many enrollees. We heard from listeners facing loan forgiveness issues.
Sen. John McCain died Aug. 25 at the age of 81. We look back at his life and legacy.
A company called FedLoan services one-third of all federal student debt. But flawed paperwork and botched processing are stopping many students from receiving loan forgiveness they’re entitled to.
What a year we had this week. Convictions in Virginia. Guilty pleas in New York. A White House once more plunged into crisis. We'll speak with a lawmaker, and then dissect with a roundtable of top-flight journalists.
The big social media platforms silence Alex Jones. What does this mean for free speech, for American democracy? We’ll dive in.
It's easier and cheaper than ever for Americans to buy stuff online. As a result, we're accumulating and hoarding a lot more. Here's what you can do to fight the urge.
Prisoners go on a nationwide strike to protest what they call "modern-day slavery." We’ll unpack the fury and the facts.
Are online shopping and all those deals turning us into a nation of hoarders? What you should know before clicking buy.
The Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse also included four recommendations for law changes. We take a closer look.
How do the legal developments influence voters' opinions on President Trump? We heard from two listeners — one who supports Trump and one who does not — during Wednesday's show.
Perspective on former Trump attorney Michael Cohen's plea deal and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's conviction from an international and criminal law specialist.
President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen strikes a plea deal. We’ll get the big picture on what this means for the Mueller investigation and the president. Also, ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is found guilty of eight charges.
After a reportedly American-made bomb killed dozens of children in Yemen, we’ll take a hard look at U.S. interests, actions and responsibilities in Yemen.
Susan Reynolds is the author of a statement signed by more than 3,000 Catholics around the world calling for bishops "to prayerfully and genuinely consider submitting to Pope Francis their collective resignation."
“We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them,” writes Pope Francis. Can his church survive another scandal? If so, how?
Hours and hours of screen time. How much are digital distractions changing the way kids think, and even read?
We'll kick off the week with a look at what's to come in Washington and around the globe.
How the American dream became temporary. We explore the origins of the gig economy, and what these gigs mean for workers now.
On Friday's Week In The News roundtable, we dedicated some of the hour to honoring the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, who passed away Thursday at the age of 76.
Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik start as the new hosts of On Point, the weekday news and talk program distributed on close to 300 NPR stations nationwide.