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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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Only Trump Can Solve DACA Impasse, Top Democratic Senator Says

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:28pm
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat of Illinois and the minority whip, joined On Point to talk about the political realities.
Categories: Syndicated

Can An Immigration Deal Get Done?

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:01am
Gun control is in the spotlight, but what about an immigration deal? Is there the political will to get it done?
Categories: Syndicated

Rape Kits Often Go Untested — Inside One Plan To Fix That

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:00am
Across the country, hundreds of thousands of rape kits never get tested. New Mexico has a plan to fix that. We're hearing it.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Trump-Sessions Spat, DACA Deadline, Gun Politics

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:01am
Trump and Sessions go another round. Gun politics. Supreme Court takes a pass on DACA. Our weekly news round tables goes behind the headlines.
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Oscars 2018: What We're Watching As Hollywood Fetes This Year's Best Films

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 12:00am
The Oscars are this weekend. “Shape of Water,” “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Get Out?” We're looking at who should win, and why they might not.
Categories: Syndicated

Jared Kushner's Future In The White House After A Security Clearance Downgrade

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:01am
Presidential adviser and first son-in-law Jared Kushner’s security clearance downgraded. Can he still do the job? Should he?
Categories: Syndicated

The Kerner Commission On Race Riots, 50 Years Later

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:00am
The Kerner Commission Report on racial inequality in America. 50 years on, they’re taking another look.
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Free Speech Or Freeloading? Case At High Court Could Shake Up American Labor

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 3:30pm
In 22 states, public workers can be required to pay fees toward unions.
Categories: Syndicated

Future Of Public Unions At Stake In Supreme Court Case

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:01am
Two big cases at the Supreme Court: One about the future of unions. The other looks at data privacy overseas. We’ll weigh the evidence.
Categories: Syndicated

The NCAA, The FBI And Corruption In College Basketball

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:00am
The NCAA and the FBI’s full court press into corruption in college basketball. It’s huge.
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What Our Digital Footprint Says About Our Health

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 8:18am
We're looking at new technology that tries to determine our physical and mental health by looking at how we use social media and the internet.
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The War That Won't Stop

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:45pm
The UN has demanded a ceasefire in Syria, but the fighting hasn’t ceased.
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A Looming Crisis In Home Health Care For The Elderly

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:30pm
Keeping the elderly in their own homes. Most of us want to. But who will care for them? And what about the costs? The crisis in home health care.
Categories: Syndicated

Parkland Students Will Head Back To Class

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:22am
We'll look at the ways the world has changed, and the ways they're trying to change the world, since a school shooting nearly two weeks ago that left 17 people dead.
Categories: Syndicated

The Debate Over Arming Teachers To Stop School Shootings

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 10:45am
President Trump floats the idea of arming teachers to prevent another school tragedy. We’ll have that debate.
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You Need A License For That

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 10:00am
In some states, you need a license not just to be a doctor -- but an interior designer, a tooth-filer, a hair braider. We'll talk to a few people who are trying to change the system to make it easier to do work.
Categories: Syndicated

How Reading In Prison Helped One Man Get Out Of A Life Sentence

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 2:34pm
Jason Hernandez was once staring at a life sentence without parole for dealing drugs. But reading books helped him turn his life around, a reform so profound that he was granted clemency by President Barack Obama in 2013.
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Week In The News: As Parkland Students March, Trump Floats Arming Teachers

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:26pm
Parkland students march on Tallahassee. The President floats arming teachers. More Russia indictments. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Categories: Syndicated

Hey, What's So Funny?

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:15pm
What makes something funny? We’re got some theories, and a few jokes.
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Searching For An Answer For Google's Dominance

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:48pm
Critics say Google unfairly squashes its competition, like Standard Oil a century ago, or AT&T a generation ago. Is it time for a trust-busting government to intervene?
Categories: Syndicated