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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 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

Week Ahead: Kavanaugh FBI Investigation, NAFTA Deal, Trump And Rosenstein

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:01am
Top reporters help us look ahead to the week’s news, including what could be a pivotal moment for the Senate and the Supreme Court.
Categories: Syndicated

Would The U.S. Be Able To Endure Another Financial Crisis?

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00am
Sheila Bair was the head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) during the 2008 financial crisis. She tells Meghna Chakrabarti that American democracy may not be able to withstand another bank bailout.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Kavanaugh And Ford, Trump At The U.N., Cosby In Jail

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 12:01am
Kavanaugh and Ford under oath. President Trump at the U.N. Bill Cosby in cuffs. Our roundtable of Kimberly Atkins, James Hohmann and Jack Beatty joins David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

How The Media Is Covering The Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 12:00am
The media’s coverage of the Kavanaugh nomination and the allegations against him. David Folkenflik speaks with Jane Mayer, Kelly McBride and Jeffrey Rosen.
Categories: Syndicated

The Future Of The Reading Brain In An Increasingly Digital World

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 9:03am
Hours and hours of screen time. How much are digital distractions changing the way kids think, and even read?
Categories: Syndicated

Breaking Down The Kavanaugh Hearings

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 9:00am
A special live broadcast with analysis following the testimonies of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford.
Categories: Syndicated

The Link Between Online Shopping And Hoarding

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 12:01am
Are online shopping and all those deals turning us into a nation of hoarders? What you should know before clicking buy.
Categories: Syndicated

'It Affects Us The Most' Teens Talk About Kavanaugh

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 2:39pm
Thoughts from three teenagers who joined On Point for a panel discussion to share their thoughts about how they see Washington, and the country, handling this moment.
Categories: Syndicated

What Teenagers Think Of The Accusations Against Brett Kavanaugh

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 12:01am
Teens and the Kavanaugh hearings. What do they think about how Washington is handling this moment? What lessons are they learning? We’ll ask teenagers from around the country.
Categories: Syndicated

A Cretaceous Caper In The World Of Fossil Hunting

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 12:00am
A true crime story 70 million years in the making. We’ll go inside the perilous and riveting world of fossil hunters.
Categories: Syndicated

The Tense Relationship Between The President And Department of Justice

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 12:01am
Turmoil in Washington and Rod Rosenstein after the explosive New York Times report he suggested secretly recording the president. Now what for the Mueller investigation?
Categories: Syndicated

A Son Of Immigrants Makes The Case For Tighter Immigration Policy

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 12:00am
So why is Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review and the son of immigrants calling for tighter restrictions on immigration? We’ll ask him.
Categories: Syndicated

Second Accusation For Kavanaugh And Lessons From Anita Hill

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 8:50am
As a second woman accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, we speak with an investigative reporter who revealed key information about the Thomas-Hill hearings.
Categories: Syndicated

Week Ahead: New Kavanaugh Allegations, Ford To Testify, Rosenstein And Trump

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:01am
New sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Christine Blasey Ford to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Rod Rosenstein's proposal to tape President Trump. We'll cover it all.
Categories: Syndicated

What Does The Future Of Tech Hold? AI Crisis Awaits, Former Google China Head Says

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:00am
Top Chinese technologist Kai-Fu Lee talks about China, the U.S., the race for dominance in artificial intelligence and how we can survive the AI revolution.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Kavanaugh Accusations, Florence's Destruction, Trade Wars And More

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:01am
Kavanaugh and his accuser. Florence’s path of destruction. Trade war escalates. David Folkenflik speaks with CBS News’ chief White House correspondent Major Garrett for a special edition of the Week in the News.
Categories: Syndicated