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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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Uber, Lyft ... And Now Waymo: The Self-Driving Car Service Hits The Road

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:00am
There’s now an app to hail a self-driving taxi. We’ll look behind the wheel at the technology and safety concerns. Andrew Hawkins, Rob Antoniak, Missy Cummings and Dave Ferguson join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Bush's Funeral, U.S.-China Dealings, N.C. Election Fraud And More

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:01am
Farewell to Bush 41. U.S.-China trade uncertainty. Power plays in Wisconsin. Potential election fraud in North Carolina — by Republicans. Lisa Falkenberg, Franco Ordoñez and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

'Inside Robert Mueller's FBI' — And His Russia Investigation — With Biographer Garrett Graff

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:00am
Inside the mind of Robert Mueller. David Folkenflik unpacks the latest news from the Mueller investigation and explore what makes the special prosecutor tick with his biographer, Garrett Graff.
Categories: Syndicated

'Diblings': Embracing The Sperm Donor Sibiling Network And Building Kinship

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 3:09pm
These days, more parents are up front about their decision to conceive through donor sperm, and donors are more open to releasing biographical details so that they can be contacted by their offspring.
Categories: Syndicated

In Paradise, California, Children Return To School After Camp Fire Incineration

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:01am
Back to Paradise. Three weeks after the devastating Camp Fire all but destroyed the town, children are back in school, but most everything else is in flux. Jody Jones, Marc Albert, Loren Lighthall and Tanya Renfro join Jane Clayson.
Categories: Syndicated

Sperm Donor Siblings: The Growing Movement To Unite Genetic Families

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:00am
Sperm donations are creating genetic families around the world. And there’s a new push for those siblings to meet. Ashley Fetters, Rosanna Hertz and Jordan Namerow speak with Jane Clayson.
Categories: Syndicated

Meet Rep. John Delaney — The First Major Democrat To Announce A Bid For 2020

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 8:28am
In July 2017, Delaney, became the first major Democrat to announce he’s running for president in 2020. Here's a look inside his candidacy and strategy.
Categories: Syndicated

'Steady And Prudent And Able': The Diplomatic Legacy Of George H.W. Bush

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:01am
George H.W. Bush has been called by many the country’s best foreign policy president ever. We’ll look at his legacy on the world stage. Kori Schake, James Goldgeier and Bruce Jentleson join Sacha Pfeiffer.
Categories: Syndicated

Democrats 2020: A First Look At Candidates And Strategy For The Presidential Election

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:00am
It’s looking like a lot of Democrats will be running for president in 2020. What will it take to win back the White House? Elana Schor and Robby Mook join Sacha Pfeiffer.
Categories: Syndicated

NFL's Domestic Violence Problem Returns With Kareem Hunt, Reuben Foster News

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:01am
The Kansas City Chiefs release one of their star players, but only after TMZ releases a video of him kicking a woman. Is the NFL still fumbling the ball on domestic violence? Kevin Blackistone, Kimberley Martin and Deborah Epstein join Jane Clayson.
Categories: Syndicated

'Fortnite' Reaches New Heights Of Video Game Popularity — And Addiction

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:00am
"Fortnite" — some call the popular video game addictive. It's got everyone from kids to professional athletes hooked. Chris Palmeri, Nir Eyal and Sarah Domoff join Jane Clayson.
Categories: Syndicated

Week Ahead: Halt To China Trade War, Looming Government Shutdown, Mexico's New President

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:01am
Top-notch reporters open their notebooks and look at what’s ahead in the coming week. Darlene Superville, Jeff Pegues and Dave Lawler join Anthony Brooks.
Categories: Syndicated

Life Expectancy In The U.S. Is Down. A Rise In Suicide Is One Reason Why

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:00am
Americans are dying younger and death by suicide is a big reason why. We’ll look behind the rising numbers and talk about how to save lives.
Categories: Syndicated

Remembering George H.W. Bush: The Life And Legacy Of The 41st President

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 10:44pm
Former President George H.W. Bush died Friday in his Houston home at the age of 94. We look at his life and legacy.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Cohen, Manafort, G-20, Yemen, Russia-Ukraine Clash

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:01am
Cohen pleads guilty. Deep job cuts at GM. Lies and Paul Manafort. Russia and Ukraine skirmishes at sea. The roundtable swims in choppy waters. Kimberly Atkins, Vivian Salama and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
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Documenting The Abuse Of Power And Privilege Through TV And Film

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:00am
The abuse of power. New films and TV shows are taking on this charged topic. David Folkenflik speaks with Blair Foster and Alexis Bloom, who directed two of them — one on Bill Clinton, and another on Roger Ailes, respectively.
Categories: Syndicated

With Mars InSight: NASA Spacecraft Set Up For Exploring 'Red Planet' After Landing

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:01am
NASA’s InSight lander is settling in for the long assignment of exploring the geology of Mars. Will its findings one day rock our world? Tariq Malik and Bruce Banerdt join Jane Clayson.
Categories: Syndicated

Inside 'Nano-Influencers' — The Instagram Accounts Pushing Products In Your Feed

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:00am
People you know are getting paid to push products on social media. We’ll look at the rise of nano-influencers. Sapna Maheshwari, Kelsey Rosenberg, Mae Karwowski and Nicole Nguyen join Jane Clayson.
Categories: Syndicated