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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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'I, Tonya’ Wants You To Feel Sorry For Tonya Harding, Columnist Says

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:42pm
Figure skating chronicler Christine Brennan has seen the Tonya Harding biopic "I, Tonya" twice now, and she has a few journalistic quibbles about its portrayal of one of the most outrageous news stories of the 1990s.
Categories: Syndicated

Alabama Votes For A Senator — Now What?

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:28pm
The message from Alabama after the special election that has roiled the nation. Now what for Washington and the country?
Categories: Syndicated

'I, Tonya' Director Talks About Re-Examining The Tonya Harding Saga

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 3:05pm
Twenty-plus years after the whack heard round the world, we’ll talk with the director of the new movie “I, Tonya” and sports reporters who covered the saga.
Categories: Syndicated

Julia Child's Nephew Shares Stories About Jacques Pépin — 'What A Wonderful Man'

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 2:08pm
Renowned French chef Jacques Pépin, who's brought his love of food to heads of state in France and public television audiences in America, was good friends with Julia Child, the late cooking legend.
Categories: Syndicated

GOP's Tax Plan Nears Goal Line, With Cuts For Businesses And Hikes For Grad Students

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 4:12pm
The GOP push to lower the corporate tax rate to 20 percent will save businesses some $1 trillion and ends tax breaks on graduate student tuition waivers. We’ll discuss.
Categories: Syndicated

Chef Jacques Pépin On Food And Family

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 3:40pm
Chef Jacques Pépin has taught thousands to cook at home and in the restaurant world. Now, he teaches his granddaughter. He shares his lessons.
Categories: Syndicated

California's Future In The Age Of Wildfires

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:54am
California burning – again. The region’s worst wildfire conditions on record. We look at the devastation and where California goes from here.
Categories: Syndicated

Concealed Carry Everywhere: New Bill In Congress Could Mean Looser Gun Laws

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:52am
Plus, concealed carry all over. The House passes a bill that would permit concealed carry to come into states where it’s illegal. We’ll investigate.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Franken's Fall, Trump's Jerusalem Nod, Russia's Olympic Cheating

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:49pm
California burns. Franken’s fate. Recognizing Jerusalem. An Olympic ban for Russia. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Categories: Syndicated

In Ruby-Red Alabama, An Unexpectedly Close Senate Race Enters Homestretch

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:46pm
We go to Alabama for the homestretch of the Roy Moore-Doug Jones showdown for the Senate.
Categories: Syndicated

Time Editor: No, Trump Wasn’t Going To Be Person Of The Year

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:54pm
An executive editor of Time said in an interview on NPR’s On Point Thursday that President Trump was not on the verge of becoming the Person of the Year, despite his tweet boasting of the honor.
Categories: Syndicated

Your Comments On The Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:30am
Our show Wednesday on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case at the Supreme Court drew a huge number of comments from our listeners on the issue that will affect gay rights and freedom of religion.
Categories: Syndicated

Federally Protected Lands Are Shrinking In Trump Administration

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:54pm
The largest rollback of federally protected lands in U.S. history this week at Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante. We'll look at what's next.
Categories: Syndicated

Time's Person Of The Year: People Who Broke Silence On Sexual Abuse

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:50pm
Time magazine’s Person of the Year is the #MeToo silence breakers. Where does the movement go?
Categories: Syndicated

Russian Doping Investigator: Insider Blew Whistle After Mysterious Deaths, Flight To U.S.

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:24pm
Personal safety motivated one of the Russia doping whistleblowers, according to the man who wrote the report.
Categories: Syndicated

WATCH: Henry Louis Gates Jr. And Maria Tatar Read African American Folktales

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:51am
Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar, his co-editor on a new anthology of African American folktales, joined On Point Tuesday to talk about their book.
Categories: Syndicated

Gay Rights, Religious Freedom At Issue In 'Masterpiece Cakeshop' Supreme Court Arguments

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:01am
Cake wars. The Supreme Court hears the case of the baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Their ruling could change the boundaries of free speech.
Categories: Syndicated

Russia Banned From 2018 Winter Olympics For Doping

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:00am
Crime and punishment. The International Olympic Committee bans Russia from the 2018 Olympic Games. We’ll look at what it all means for sports and politics.
Categories: Syndicated

Trump May Recognize Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 4:31pm
President Trump may this week recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and perhaps move the U.S. embassy there—we’ll look at the ramifications.
Categories: Syndicated

Henry Louis Gates Jr. And Maria Tatar Share African American Folktales

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 4:31pm
A groundbreaking collection of African American folktales is out. We’ll turn the pages with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and folklore scholar Maria Tatar.
Categories: Syndicated