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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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CBS's Major Garrett: Fewer Questions, More Talking Points At Trump Press Briefings

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 3:34pm
There's no give and take in the White House briefing room, CBS News correspondent Major Garrett, a fixture there, told host Tom Ashbrook.
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders And The Modern White House Press Secretary

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 6:43pm
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defends and deflects from the White House. Is she just doing her job?
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When Should Your Kids Get Cellphones? Some Say Wait Until 8th Grade

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 3:47pm
Just in time for the holidays, a new movement to keep smartphones out of the hands of children till the eighth grade. We're consulting the experts.
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When Should Your Kids Get Cellphones? Some Say Wait Until 8th Grade

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 3:47pm
Just in time for the holidays, a new movement to keep smartphones out of the hands of children till the eighth grade. We're consulting the experts.
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Ex-National Security Adviser Flynn To Plead Guilty

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:36am
Our weekly news roundtable talked about the Russia investigation bombshell Friday morning, just an hour after the news broke.
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Week In The News: Matt Lauer Fired, North Korea Launch, 'Pocahontas' Slur

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 4:21pm
The GOP tax bill. Trump tweets and backlash. North Korea’s new nuclear reach. Matt Lauer and more, out. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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Listen Up — It's Grammy Nomination Season

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 3:33pm
Grammy nominations out. We’ll listen in, from Albita’s Cuban big band sound to Jay-Z.
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Tillerson Could Be Out — Will It Make A Difference?

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 2:55pm
The New York Times reported on Thursday that the White House is developing a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as the nation’s top diplomat.
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Trump's 'Pocahontas' Slur, Anti-Muslim Retweets And 'The Nationalist's Delusion'

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:01pm
From the president’s Pocahontas slur to new tweets about Muslims and more, we’ll look at how racism within nationalism has taken off in the Trump era.
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Slave Trade Sweeps Up Migrants In North Africa

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 4:01pm
Slaves on the auction block in 2017 in North Africa. We’ll investigate.
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House GOP's Tax Plan Would Open Up Politics To Churches — And Charities

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 3:05pm
The proposal sweeps in the entirety of the 501(c)3 world, possibly opening the floodgates for nonprofit electioneering.
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Tax Plan Could Mean Politics At The Pulpit

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:06pm
Tax-exempt religious groups could jump both feet into politics under the GOP tax bill. Endorsing, backing, bankrolling candidates. It’s a big change if it happens.
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Could Virtual Reality Become 'The Evilest Invention Of All Time'?

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:04pm
Virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier now says VR could be the “evilest invention of all time.” He makes the case.
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‘This Is Not Reform. This Is Dismantlement.’

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:12pm
Rex Tillerson’s changes to the State Department are putting the United States at risk, two veterans of the diplomatic world said on Tuesday’s On Point.
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Inside Rex Tillerson's Shrinking State Department

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:25pm
Rex Tillerson’s State Department: Diplomats pushed out, empty desks, morale rock-bottom. Is American diplomacy in freefall?
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FCC Moves To Kill Net Neutrality — Now What?

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 4:25pm
Is this the end for net neutrality? President Trump’s FCC chief moves to eliminate it. What could your Internet look like when the net isn’t neutral?
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NYT's David Leonhardt: GOP's Tax Plan Will Hurt Middle Class

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:34pm
Congress hopes to wrap up the GOP’s tax plan before Christmas. The New York Times’ David Leonhardt says it will hurt middle-class families. He’s with us.
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The Benefits Of Silence

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:30pm
In this high-volume world, do we need more stillness in our lives? We’ll tag along on one man’s quest to find silence in the middle of New York City all the way to Antarctica.
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Robots And Our Automated Future

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:01am
Will your next home be built by robots? We’ll look at the growing robot boom and American jobs.
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Eliot Fisk Takes Bach’s Cello Suites To His Guitar

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:00am
World-renowned classical guitar virtuoso Eliot Fisk joins us in the studio, playing Bach’s cello suites on classical guitar.
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