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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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Aging Gas Pipelines: The Dangers Of Outdated Infrastructure Around The U.S.

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:01am
Deadly natural gas explosions in Massachusetts drew attention to the nation's aging pipeline infrastructure. Gregory Korte, Kiera Blessing and Cynthia Quarterman join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Remembering Stan Lee, A Leading Mind Behind Marvel And Comic Book Legend

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:00am
We’ll marvel one last time at Marvel Comics' real-life superhero, Stan Lee. Abraham Riesman and John Romita Sr. join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

'My Community Is Gone': Butte County, California, Resident On Terror Of Camp Fire

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 1:46pm
As investigations into the cause of the Camp Fire continue, one Northern California listener who had to evacuate says the emergency response from the region's utility company and first responders was not adequate.
Categories: Syndicated

Veterans On President Trump: Military Members Discuss The Commander In Chief

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:01am
The military and President Trump. What those who have served have to say about the commander in chief. Leo Shane III, Suzanne Rancourt, Dan Caldwell and Lisa Smith join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

What's On The Menu For Thanksgiving Dinner? Getting Ready For Your Feast

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:00am
Tips for a successful Thanksgiving feast. Meghna Chakrabarti talks turkey and all the trimmings with New York Times food editor Sam Sifton.
Categories: Syndicated

The Manmade Causes Of California's Endless Fire Season

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:01am
Reporter Ryan Lillis, Deputy Chief Scott McLean, and professors J. Keith Gilless and Glen MacDonald join Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the manmade causes behind California's endless wildfires.
Categories: Syndicated

'Frederick Douglass: Prophet Of Freedom' Reveals Unknown Parts Of Abolitionist's Life

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:00am
Frederick Douglass was a radical patriot and an abolitionist who was formerly enslaved. Meghna Chakrabarti talks to David Blight about his new biography on the lesser known corners of Douglass's life.
Categories: Syndicated

Week Ahead: California Wildfires, Election Recounts, Trump And The Attorney General

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:01am
A big week ahead in the news. Michael Crowley, Molly Ball and Sahil Kapur open their notebooks for Meghna Chakrabarti and share what they’re watching for in the week ahead.
Categories: Syndicated

'90s Pop Sensation Hanson Is Still Going Strong After More Than 25 Years

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am
Two decades since “MMMBop,” '90s pop sensation Hanson is still going strong, with orchestral versions of their greatest hits. The Hanson brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac join Meghna Charkabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Sessions Out, Election Results In, California Shooting And More

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:01am
The midterm elections hand the Senate to Republicans, the House to Democrats and a headache to the President. Jeff Sessions is out. And the mass shooting in California. Craig Gilbert, Shawna Thomas and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

'The Death And Life Of The Great Lakes': Precious Resources In Peril

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:00am
Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior. David Folkenflik explores the allure of the Great Lakes – and the perils facing them – with Dan Egan.
Categories: Syndicated

Trump And The Media: Wednesday's Press Conference Brings Heated Exchanges, Suspension

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 3:05pm
President Trump called a question from one reporter "racist" and revoked another journalist's press credentials on Wednesday. Margaret Talev, a past president of the White House Correspondents Association, weighs in.
Categories: Syndicated

With Attorney General Jeff Sessions Out, What Happens Next In The Justice Department?

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:01am
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign Wednesday, sparking questions about the future of the Russia investigation. Margaret Talev, Paula Reid, Rep. Joaquin Castro and Marc Lotter join Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss.
Categories: Syndicated

Looking Back On The 100th Anniversary Of The WWI Armistice

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:00am
The 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Reflections from the homefront and Europe. Jack Beatty, Lora Vogt and Margaret MacMillan join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Putting The Record-Setting Election For Women In Context

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 2:54pm
There were 277 female candidates up for Congress and governor, and over 110 of them won.
Categories: Syndicated

Election Analysis: Where Do Democrats, Republicans Stand After Midterms?

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:01am
The wins, losses and messages that voters sent to Washington in the midterm elections. Kimberly Atkins and Nathan Gonzales check in with Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Year Of The Women: How Female Candidates Fared In The Midterm Elections

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:00am
A record number of women ran for office. Meghna Chakrabarti looks at how they did and how they might lead with Rebecca Traister,
Categories: Syndicated

On Point And The Great Lakes: Listener Stories, Photos And Memories Wanted

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 8:28am
On Point will be broadcasting from Madison, Wisconsin on Friday. We're dedicating one hour of the show to the Great Lakes. And we want your stories, photos, memories and more.
Categories: Syndicated

In Wake Of Maryland Football Death, Assessing The Costs Of Big-Time College Sports

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:01am
The University of Maryland reverses course and fires the football coach in the wake of a player’s death. We’ll look at big-time sports and the costs of too big to fail. David Steele, Jonathan Allen and Gilbert Gaul join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

For Rent: Senior Citizens Turn To Roommates For Companionship, Cost-Cutting

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:00am
Real-life “Golden Girls.” Senior citizens getting roommates to ease financial pressures and fight loneliness. It’s a growing trend. Wendi Burkhardt, Anne Glass and Rodney Harrell join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated