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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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Week In The News: Suspicious Packages, Midterm Debates, Saudi Statements

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 2:25pm
Potentially lethal packages sent to top Democrats, and CNN. The midterm debates go from hot to fiery. On Khashoggi's murder, the Saudis confirm, then squirm. Seung Min Kim, Daniel Dale and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Suspicious Packages, Midterm Debates, Saudi Statements

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:01am
Potentially lethal packages sent to top Democrats, and CNN. The midterm debates go from hot to fiery. On Khashoggi's murder, the Saudis confirm, then squirm. Seung Min Kim, Daniel Dale and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

Heartbreaking Opioid Obituary Reveals Journey Of Addiction, Darkness And Resilience

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:00am
Kate O'Neill's obituary for a young Vermont mother's opioid addiction went viral. So did the response from the Burlington, Vermont, police chief Brandon del Pozo. Also, David Folkenflik hears from Beth Macy, author of "Dopesick."
Categories: Syndicated

How Silicon Valley Has 'Made Work Miserable For The Rest Of Us'

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 2:53pm
Writer Dan Lyons says Silicon Valley values are spreading us across the country and have made a lot of folks unhappy and stressed at work. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Former Sen. Bob Graham Says U.S. Should Not 'Ignore' Saudi Role In Khashoggi's Death

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 2:05pm
Former Sen. Bob Graham can’t forget what he learned about Saudi Arabia when he chaired the 9/11 Commission. And with the murder of the Saudi journalist, he tells Meghna Chakrabarti it’s high time to stop coddling the kingdom.
Categories: Syndicated

Former Sen. Bob Graham Says U.S. Should Not 'Ignore' Saudi Role In Khashoggi's Death

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 12:01am
Former Sen. Bob Graham can’t forget what he learned about Saudi Arabia when he chaired the 9/11 Commission. And with the murder of the Saudi journalist, he tells Meghna Chakrabarti it’s high time to stop coddling the kingdom.
Categories: Syndicated

How Silicon Valley Has 'Made Work Miserable For The Rest Of Us'

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 12:00am
Writer Dan Lyons says Silicon Valley values are spreading us across the country and have made a lot of folks unhappy and stressed at work. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Causes Of Polio-Like AFM — The Disease Paralyzing Children — Still Unknown

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 8:32pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week reported 155 cases of acute flaccid myelitis under investigation.
Categories: Syndicated

Pregnancy Discrimination Can Lead To Miscarriages And More, New York Times Reports

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 12:01am
Harrowing stories of discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace. It’s rampant and in some cases, can lead to miscarriage. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Natalie Kitroeff and Joan Williams.
Categories: Syndicated

U.S. Plan To Withdraw From Nuclear Treaty Sparks Talk Of Arms Race

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 12:00am
President Trump threatens to withdraw from a key nuclear missile treaty with Russia, and hints at another arms race with Russia and China. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Anton Troianovski, Joe Cirincione and Evelyn Farkas.
Categories: Syndicated

Race And Self-Protection In America: RJ Young's Memoir On Black Gun Ownership

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 2:35pm
African-Americans and gun ownership. In his new memoir, RJ Young writes about what he calls a “literal arms race … ramped up by racialized fear.” He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

The Future Of Health Care — As Laid Out By Democrats, Republicans Ahead Of Midterms

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 12:01am
Health care is dominating midterm messaging. But Democrats and Republicans are offering two starkly different visions. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks to Jo Mannies, Jonathan Cohn and Reid Epstein about what’s resonating with voters and why.
Categories: Syndicated

Race And Self-Protection In America: RJ Young's Memoir On Black Gun Ownership

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 12:00am
African-Americans and gun ownership. In his new memoir, RJ Young writes about what he calls a “literal arms race … ramped up by racialized fear.” He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Vermont Secretary Of State: Hacking Attempt 'That Said Russian Federation' Raised Concerns

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 2:28pm
Vermont's Jim Condos called into On Point to explain what his state has been doing to bolster election security. He also revealed the Green Mountain State was the target of an unsuccessful Russian voter registration database hack.
Categories: Syndicated

In Conversation With RuPaul, America's Most Famous Drag Queen

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 2:23pm
RuPaul Charles, America's most famous drag queen, was abandoned by his father as a child. He says it was an experience he couldn't let go. RuPaul tell Meghna Chakrabarti it was drag that finally set him free.
Categories: Syndicated

Election Security Across The States As Voters Prepare To Hit The Polls

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:01am
With the midterms on deck is there a security plan in place to protect your vote against foreign interference? Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Tim Starks, Eric Rosenbach and Marian Schneider.
Categories: Syndicated

In Conversation With RuPaul, America's Most Famous Drag Queen

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:00am
RuPaul Charles, America's most famous drag queen, was abandoned by his father as a child. He says it was an experience he couldn't let go. RuPaul tell Meghna Chakrabarti it was drag that finally set him free.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Latest On Saudi Saga, Midterm Battles And More

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:01am
Secrets, lies, truths and U.S.-Saudi relations. Gloves come off in midterm battles. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA. Margaret Talev, Fernando Pizarro and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

In 'The Hate U Give,' A Portrait Of Police Violence, Code-Switching And More

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:00am
A black teenager sees a friend killed by a white police officer. That's the storyline of the new film "The Hate U Give." The director George Tillman Jr. and young activists Kaia Hines, Alycia Moaton and Demetrius Doward tell David Folkenflik stories.
Categories: Syndicated

Transparency And Drug Prices: Will The New U.S. Mandate On TV Ads Drive Costs Down?

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:01am
The Trump Administration wants pharma companies to list drug prices on ads for all prescriptions paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. Could it drive down costs? Sarah Karlin-Smith and Gail Wilensky join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated