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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and healthcare to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point talks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
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The 'Chill But Kinda Sad' Rock Of Soccer Mommy

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:00am
Indie rock star Soccer Mommy joins us from SXSW.
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Physicist Stephen Hawking Dead At 76

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 8:05am
The famed physicist Stephen Hawking has died at 76. We'll talk about how his vision changed the world.
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Pennsylvania Special Election Results — What They Mean For The Future

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 6:40am
We'll look at what the results of the Pennsylvania special congressional election say about the mood of the country going into pivotal midterm elections.
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Fertility Clinic Failures May Have Damaged Thousands Of Embryos

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:01am
Equipment failures at two fertility clinics across the country from each other. Thousands of embryos lost. How did that happen?
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'Procrastinators Are The True Optimists In Life'

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 1:20pm
On Point tackled a pressing subject Tuesday: procrastination.
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Rex Tillerson Fired

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 9:10am
In turbulent times for foreign affairs, President Trump on Tuesday ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. We'll look at the global implications.
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Border Walls And Boiling Tensions Ahead Of Trump's First California Visit

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:01am
President Trump heads to California to check out border wall prototypes. We’ll take a look at how the immigration debate is playing out in America’s most populous state.
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Inspiration Through Procrastination

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:00am
From da Vinci to Darwin, how great minds put things off, but changed the world anyway.
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Trump's School Safety Plan Backs Off Raising Age To Buy Guns

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 9:13am
The White House releases a school safety plan that backs off President Trump's comments about raising the age limits for purchasing certain weapons, but sticks to a plan to arm teachers. We'll break it down.
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Will Trump And Kim Jong Un Bring Peace To The Korean Peninsula?

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:01am
For the first time, a sitting US president agrees to meet with North Korea’s dictator. We’ll unpack what each side has to gain and lose when they sit down face to face.
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Puerto Rico Is Still Struggling After Hurricane Maria, 6 Months Later

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:00am
Six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico struggles on. What’s it going to take to fix it? Who will do it?
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Week In The News: Trump Administration Sues California, Porn Star Sues Trump

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:01am
Tariffs and a White House resignation. A porn star sues the president. The Trump administration sues California. A former Russia spy is poisoned. The roundtable covers it all.
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Love, Hate And 'The Bachelor'

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:00am
After the most dramatic finale ever, we’ll ask: Why do we love and loathe "The Bachelor"?
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‘Hogwash,’ Architect Of Dodd-Frank Rollback Says Of Criticism

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:12pm
A key congressman who’s leading the House’s plans to roll back regulations that were put on banks after the financial crisis has one word for critics who say trimming Dodd-Frank will cause another crash: “Hogwash.”
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White House Staffers Head For The Exits, Stoking Fears Of 'Brain Drain'

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 8:43am
White House Staffers Head For The Exits, Stoking Fears Of 'Brain Drain'
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The Bipartisan Effort To Weaken Wall Street Regulations

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:01am
The Senate is poised to pass a major rewrite of the Dodd-Frank law. It could offer critical relief to mid-sized lenders, but also remove some consumer protections.
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West Virginia Teacher Strike Ends, But Walkouts Could Spread Amid Pay Crisis

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:01am
West Virginia lawmakers strike a deal to give teachers a pay raise. But teachers in other states are ready to walk out. We’ll look at the crisis in teacher pay across the country.
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Gun Control Is Happening — At Walmart And Dick's, Not In Congress

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:00am
In the post-Parkland era, some retailers won’t sell guns to anyone under 21. Some investors are dumping shares. Is this just PR or the start of something big?
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We Need To Talk About The Mental Health Of Men

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:00am
Basketball superstar Kevin Love opens up about his panic attacks. Are men getting the kind of mental health support they need?
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Amazon Eyes Checking Accounts

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 9:01am
Ever-relentless Amazon is making its next move: checking accounts. Would you bank with the online retail giant?
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