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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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WBUR

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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

The Biggest 'What-If' Moments In Sports History

5/21/2018
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What if Billie Jean King had lost to Bobby Riggs? We'll imagine that and other what-if moments in sports with Mike Pesca and a roster of all-star writers.

Duration:00:48:22

Trump's Push For Prison Reform

5/21/2018
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President Trump pushes for prison reform at a White House summit. Congress takes it up, too. We'll unpack.

Duration:00:48:11

Getting Ready For The Royal Wedding

5/18/2018
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As Meghan Markle gets ready to marry the most eligible bachelor in the world, beyond the fairy tale, there's a real life conversation to be had about racism and the culture of celebrity.

Duration:00:46:57

Week In News: Gaza Violence, North Korea Talks, Trump's Michael Cohen Payment

5/18/2018
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Gaza violence. North Korea talks, maybe? Trump discloses payment to Michael Cohen. The roundtable takes it all up.

Duration:00:47:26

Diving Deep Into Coal Country With 'Embedded'

5/17/2018
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A year after President Trump said coal is back, NPR's Kelly McEvers goes deep inside coal country for the podcast "Embedded."

Duration:00:47:10

Abortion Politics Across The Atlantic: Ireland's Vote, America's Ongoing Debate

5/17/2018
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Abortion politics in Ireland. Ahead of the vote that could bring changes to the country's abortion laws, we'll hear the debate and look at battles closer to home.

Duration:00:47:09

Exploring The World Of Psychedelics With Michael Pollan

5/16/2018
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Writer Michael Pollan turns his attention to psychedelic mushrooms and the new science of psychedelics. He joins us.

Duration:00:48:00

One Year Of Mueller

5/16/2018
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The Mueller investigation hits the one-year mark. We'll discuss what we know and what's to come.

Duration:00:46:26

The 'Last Cowboys' Of The New American West

5/15/2018
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Behind the most successful rodeo family in history is a story of grit, family, and faith. Meet "The Last Cowboys."

Duration:00:46:43

Students, Parents And Suicide: What's The Role Of The University?

5/15/2018
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When a college student is in crisis, does the school have a legal and moral obligation to tell the parents?

Duration:00:47:30

The Fallows Take Us On A Journey Through America

5/14/2018
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A 100-thousand mile journey across America in a single prop plane. Writers James and Deborah Fallows found a country busy remaking itself. They join us.

Duration:00:47:27

The Week Ahead In World Affairs

5/14/2018
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Top reporters open their notebooks and look ahead to the week in Washington and around the globe.

Duration:00:47:25

The Complexities Behind Domestic Violence

5/11/2018
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Why do women go back to men who hit them? One woman tells her story in the week New York's Attorney General is forced to resign.

Duration:00:48:48

The Week In The News: Iran Deal, Haspel's CIA Hearing, Halting At The Border

5/11/2018
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Trump scraps nuclear deal. High stakes CIA hearing. Jeff Sessions calls for Zero tolerance at the border. The news roundtable dives in.

Duration:00:48:15

Former Ambassador Michael McFaul On Russia, The U.S. & The World

5/10/2018
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An American in Russia. Former Ambassador Michael McFaul tells his story about living there, and shares his take on world affairs, now.

Duration:00:47:59

There's A Job For You: As Labor Market Grows, Where Is It Heading?

5/10/2018
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If current trends continue, there will be more than one job opening for every unemployed person in the U.S. We'll look behind the numbers.

Duration:00:48:20

Calorie Counts And Chain Restaurant Menus

5/9/2018
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Calorie counts are now required by law on menus of all restaurants with 20 or more locations. Will that help trim America's expanding waistlines and lead to healthier eating?

Duration:00:48:07

Trump Withdraws From The Iran Nuclear Deal

5/9/2018
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Reaction from Washington and around the world to President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

Duration:00:48:06

The Eruption In Hawaii And The Science Of Volcanoes

5/8/2018
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We'll talk Hawaii's Kilauea eruption and volcanology.

Duration:00:47:49

Nicholas Kristof On What The Media Is Missing While It's Covering Trump

5/8/2018
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With Trump getting all the headlines, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says other important issues at home and abroad are ignored. He joins us.

Duration:00:48:07

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