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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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What Nikki Haley’s Resignation Means For The U.S. And The World

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:01am
Ambassador Nikki Haley to step down at the end of the year. We’ll look at her record at the United Nations, what’s next for her and who’s next to represent America at the UN.
Categories: Syndicated

Identity, Acceptance Permeate Nicole Chung’s New Memoir Of Adoption

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:00am
When Korean-born Nicole Chung looked in the mirror she saw a girl who didn’t look anything like her adoptive white parents. She tells the complicated story of transracial adoption in a new memoir.
Categories: Syndicated

Why A Group Of Young People Are Suing The Trump Administration Over Climate Change

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 8:10am
We talk to one of the  21 young people who are suing the federal government for failing to take sufficient action to address climate change.
Categories: Syndicated

Time Is Running Out To Control Climate Change, UN Report Says

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:01am
A new UN report says the targets set by the Paris climate accord aren’t enough to stop massive ecosystem change in the next 50 years. We’ll look at what can be done.
Categories: Syndicated

'Free Solo' With Death-Defying Rock Climber Alex Honnold

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:00am
No ropes. No carabiners. No cams. Nothing but his hands and feet. We’ll talk with rock climbing superstar Alex Honnold about his record breaking 3,000-foot, free-solo climb of Yosemite’s El Capitan.
Categories: Syndicated

Week Ahead: Kavanaugh Confirmed, Sworn In — And What Comes Next

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:01am
Dick Polman, Paula Reid and Sahil Kapur help Meghna Chakrabarti look ahead to this week's news.
Categories: Syndicated

Pennsylvania's Adventures In Redistricting And How They Could Impact Midterms

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:00am
Reporting from WHYY in Philadelphia, Meghna Chakrabarti and her guests Lindsay Lazarski and Terry Madonna will discuss redistricting in Pennsylvania ahead of the midterms.
Categories: Syndicated

An Unbridgeable Divide? Pennsylvania's (Ongoing) Story Of Gerrymandering And Redistricting

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 11:30pm
From the old 7th district to the new 7th district, On Point traveled around Pennsylvania to hear from voters, organizers, politicians and more on gerrymandering (and attempts to address it) in the Keystone State.
Categories: Syndicated

Ellie Kemper's Journey From An Ordinary Midwest Childhood To Hollywood

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 2:44pm
The irrepressible Ellie Kemper discusses her journey from a seemingly ordinary Midwestern childhood to starring in the unusual dark comedy, the "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," with David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Latest On Kavanaugh, Trump's Taxes, New Trade Deal

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 2:17pm
The FBI’s Kavanaugh file. Trump’s taxes. A new trade deal. And an Amazon wage hike. Catherine Rampell, Jackie Kucinich and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Latest On Kavanaugh, Trump's Taxes, New Trade Deal

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:01am
The FBI’s Kavanaugh file. Trump’s taxes. A new trade deal. And an Amazon wage hike. Catherine Rampell, Jackie Kucinich and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

Ellie Kemper's Journey From An Ordinary Midwest Childhood To Hollywood

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:00am
The irrepressible Ellie Kemper discusses her journey from a seemingly ordinary Midwestern childhood to starring in the unusual dark comedy, the "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," with David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

FBI Background On Kavanaugh Is In; Senators Begin Review

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 9:00am
Early Thursday morning, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, announced the the committee had received the FBI's background check on Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Categories: Syndicated

Did Brett Kavanaugh Lie Under Oath? The Cases For And Against

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 12:01am
A forensic legal examination of Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony. Nathan Robinson, editor of Current Affairs, has a detailed analysis challenging what Kavanaugh said. Meghna Chakrabarti hears him and gets pushback from Anneke E. Green.
Categories: Syndicated

Inside The Current State Of College Drinking Culture

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 12:00am
College drinking culture today. Students Madeleine D'Angelo, Brianna Pickhardt and Jack McCarthy, along with professor Wesley Perkins, talk about their habits and attitudes around alcohol with Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Beto O'Rourke, Ted Cruz And What The Texas Senate Race Means For The Country

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:01am
The Texas Senate race. Democrat Beto O’Rourke may be within striking distance of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Ashley Lopez, Abby Livingston and Brandon Rottinghaus about what the race means for the state and the country.
Categories: Syndicated

What We Really Know -- And Don't Know -- About Obesity

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:00am
The obesity epidemic is getting worse. But what if presumptions about the causes and consequences of obesity are wrong? Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Michael Hobbes, Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford and Dr. Aurora Pryor.
Categories: Syndicated

Kavanaugh And The Politicization Of The Supreme Court

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:01am
Could the Kavanaugh nomination controversy damage the Supreme Court itself? We’ll look at the effect ever-deeper politicization is having on the high court.
Categories: Syndicated

'How To Stay Alive': Adventurer Bear Grylls Shares His Survival Tips

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:00am
Globe-trotting adventurer Bear Grylls wants to get you off the couch and awaken your inner wild child. He shares his ultimate survival tips.
Categories: Syndicated

A New Mission For U.S. Troops In The Middle East?

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 8:11am
Despite an Islamic State on the brink of defeat in Syria and Iraq, the White House has started to unveil a new plan for U.S. troops to stay in the Middle East to contain Iran.
Categories: Syndicated