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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.

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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Boston, MA

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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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English

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On Point Radio 890 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02215 1 800 423 8255


Episodes

Ronan Farrow And The Revelations Of Reporting On Predators

10/18/2019
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Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and reporting on powerful men with a lot at stake. A conversation with Ronan Farrow. He joins David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:05

Week In The News: Syria, Brexit Deal, Democrats Debate, Impeachment

10/18/2019
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Trump’s gambit in Syria leads to fears of massacres of Kurds — and a backlash at home. Warren in the hot seat. Giuliani rejects a congressional subpoena. Anita Kumar, Laura Rozen and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:23

The Wolf Runt Who Rose To Alpha-Male Status In Yellowstone

10/17/2019
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The remarkable story of Wolf 8, the nervy runt who became the alpha male of the pack in Yellowstone National Park. Author Rick McIntyre joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:03

SCOTUS And Juvenile Life Sentences; Elijah Cummings

10/17/2019
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Should juveniles convicted of murder ever receive life in prison without the possibility of parole? The Supreme Court looks at the case of the D.C. Sniper, and raises the question of sentencing reform in juvenile justice. Marsha Levick and Marshan Allen join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings. We remember the longtime congressman with Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott.

Duration:00:48:04

Best Thing The Roman Empire Ever Did For Us? Collapse, One Author Says

10/16/2019
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The gripping story of how the end of the Roman Empire was the beginning of the modern world. Walter Scheidel and James Fallows join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:49

Democratic Debates Round 4

10/16/2019
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After Round 4 of the Democratic presidential debates, we add up the political scorecard. Winners, losers, breakout moments and the issues that dominate. Sahil Kapur and Aisha Moodie-Mills join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:11

50 Years (And Counting) For Sesame Street

10/15/2019
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Fifty years of Sesame Street. From Kermit to Elmo, Oscar and Big Bird, we celebrate the show that’s taught children around the world to read, laugh and love to learn. Lloyd Morrisett, Sherrie Westin and Stacey Gordon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:35

Kevin McAleenan Out At DHS; Debate Preview

10/15/2019
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Kevin McAleenan’s resignation as acting head of the Department of Homeland Security adds to the leadership tumult at DHS. Michelle Hackman and Alejandro Mayorkas join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls debate again. Ginger Gibson has a preview.

Duration:00:47:57

Serving NATO And The Navy, James Stavridis Looked To These Leaders For Lessons

10/14/2019
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A meditation on character and leadership from former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO James Stavridis. The new book is "Sailing True North." He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:15

Understanding How Anxiety Might Be Different For Men

10/14/2019
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Men and anxiety. New studies show that men don’t experience or express anxiety in the same way as women. That could be affecting men’s access to treatment. Michael Addis, Stefan Hofmann and Mark Farley join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:46:47

Susan Rice On What's 'Worth Fighting For,' From Her Career In American Diplomacy

10/11/2019
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Ambassador Susan Rice on lessons learned serving in the Obama administration. She joins David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:47:43

Week In The News: More Whistleblowers, White House Defiance, Turkey And Syria

10/11/2019
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Multiple whistleblowers come forward. The White House refuses to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry. Turkey invades Syria with Trump’s green light. Mara Liasson, Amna Nawaz and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:47:38

Zadie Smith; 2019 Nobel Prize For Physiology Or Medicine

10/10/2019
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Zadie Smith is with us to talk about her first short story collection, "Grand Union." She joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, we hear from Dr. William Kaelin, one of three people to receive the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

Duration:00:48:00

For The First Time, College-Educated Women Make Up More Of The Workforce

10/10/2019
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2019 marks the year women cross over into the majority of the college-educated workforce. It’s already bringing changes to corporate life. Nicole Smith, Ariane Hegewisch and George Boue join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:12

China Vs. The NBA: A Hong Kong Tweet From The Houston Rockets GM

10/9/2019
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An NBA executive’s Hong Kong tweet tips off fierce backlash from China. Why does the NBA care? We follow the bouncing ball and dollars. Jeff Zillgitt, Brian Yang and Rui Zhong join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:10

No White House Cooperation; LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination

10/9/2019
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The White House says it won't cooperate with the impeachment inquiry. We get the latest from Jonathan Karl. Plus, is it legal to fire workers because they’re LGBTQ? The Supreme Court takes it up. So do we. Amy Howe, Parker Douglas and Robin Maril join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:21

Just How Hard Is It To Quit Vaping?

10/8/2019
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Vaping deaths and injuries are getting attention. Kicking the habit isn’t so easy. What works? Luka Kinard, Dr. Sharon Levy and Kara Tierney-Trevor join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:46:51

U.S. Pulls Troops From Northern Syria Ahead Of Turkish Operation

10/8/2019
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In a stunning policy reversal, the U.S. pulls out of northern Syria ahead of an expected Turkish invasion. We unpack what it means for the Kurds, regional stability and U.S. foreign policy. Missy Ryan, Dominic Evans, Jennifer Cafarella and Joshua Landis join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:29

South Carolina Will Be The First Test Of 2020 Democrats In The South

10/7/2019
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On Point Live! travels to South Carolina to hear what’s on the minds of voters in the Palmetto State. Gavin Jackson, Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Rev. Tiffany Knowlin Boykin and Matt Moore join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:59

Botham Jean, Amber Guyger And The Question Of Forgiveness In The Court

10/7/2019
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Tears, hugs and a new debate about race and forgiveness after an ex-Dallas cop is sentenced for the murder of her unarmed neighbor. Leona Allen and Jemar Tisby join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, Tom Steyer's bid for 2020.

Duration:00:48:44