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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

In Your Dreams: New Book Goes Inside 'The Transformative Power Of Our Nightly Journey'

11/20/2018
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Why do we dream? To defrag the brain? Unbound our unconscious? There’s new science on the purpose of our nightly journeys. Alice Robb and Deirdre Barrett join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:42

Betsy DeVos' Proposed Campus Sexual Assault Rules Bolster Rights Of Accused

11/20/2018
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A narrower definition of sexual harassment, strengthening the rights of the accused. Meghna Chakrabarti gets reaction to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed new regulations on campus sexual assault from Katie Mangan, Samantha Harris and Catherine Lhamon.

Duration:00:47:49

Traversing Antarctica: Stories Of Crossing The Continent Unaided

11/19/2018
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Cold, alone and at the bottom of the world. Meghna Chakrabarti hears the stories of the men who’ve sought to walk, unaided, across Antarctica from author David Grann and Jenna Besaw.

Duration:00:49:17

With Trump's Endorsement, What's Next For Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill?

11/19/2018
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President Trump throws his support behind a rewrite of federal sentencing laws. What’s brought us to this point where politicians from both sides of the aisle are pushing for criminal justice reform? Ojmarrh Mitchell and Shon Hopwood join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:49:26

Doctors Take On Gun Violence, NRA Pushes Back: A New Battle Over Policy

11/16/2018
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A major doctors' group demands immediate action on gun violence, calling it a public health crisis. The National Rifle Association demands doctors “stay in their lane.” Dr. Rebecca Cunningham, Dr. Sue Bornstein and Lois Beckett join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:16

Week In The News: Election Recounts, Trump Cabinet, CNN's Lawsuit, California Fires

11/16/2018
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Midterm recounts and results. CNN sues Trump. A Cabinet shakeup looms. Melania's fight in the White House. California on fire. Ed O'Keefe, Julie Mason and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:16

Remembering Stan Lee, A Leading Mind Behind Marvel And Comic Book Legend

11/15/2018
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We’ll marvel one last time at Marvel Comics' real-life superhero, Stan Lee. Abraham Riesman and John Romita Sr. join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:44

Aging Gas Pipelines: The Dangers Of Outdated Infrastructure Around The U.S.

11/15/2018
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Deadly natural gas explosions in Massachusetts drew attention to the nation's aging pipeline infrastructure. Gregory Korte, Kiera Blessing and Cynthia Quarterman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:12

What's On The Menu For Thanksgiving Dinner? Getting Ready For Your Feast

11/14/2018
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Tips for a successful Thanksgiving feast. Meghna Chakrabarti talks turkey and all the trimmings with New York Times food editor Sam Sifton.

Duration:00:47:37

Veterans On President Trump: Military Members Discuss The Commander In Chief

11/14/2018
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The military and President Trump. What those who have served have to say about the commander in chief. Leo Shane III, Suzanne Rancourt, Dan Caldwell and Lisa Smith join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:41

'Frederick Douglass: Prophet Of Freedom' Reveals Unknown Parts Of Abolitionist's Life

11/13/2018
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Frederick Douglass was a radical patriot and an abolitionist who was formerly enslaved. Meghna Chakrabarti talks to David Blight about his new biography on the lesser-known corners of Douglass' life.

Duration:00:48:14

The Manmade Causes Of California's Endless Fire Season

11/13/2018
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Reporter Ryan Lillis, Deputy Chief Scott McLean, and professors J. Keith Gilless and Glen MacDonald join Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the manmade causes behind California's endless wildfires.

Duration:00:48:14

'90s Pop Sensation Hanson Is Still Going Strong After More Than 25 Years

11/12/2018
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Two decades since “MMMBop,” '90s pop sensation Hanson is still going strong, with orchestral versions of their greatest hits. The Hanson brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac join Meghna Charkabarti.

Duration:00:47:42

Week Ahead: California Wildfires, Election Recounts, Trump And The Attorney General

11/12/2018
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A big week ahead in the news. Michael Crowley, Molly Ball and Sahil Kapur open their notebooks for Meghna Chakrabarti and share what they’re watching for in the week ahead.

Duration:00:48:43

'The Death And Life Of The Great Lakes': Precious Resources In Peril

11/9/2018
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Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior. David Folkenflik explores the allure of the Great Lakes – and the perils facing them – with Dan Egan.

Duration:00:47:39

Week In The News: Sessions Out, Election Results In, California Shooting And More

11/9/2018
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The midterm elections hand the Senate to Republicans, the House to Democrats and a headache to the President. Jeff Sessions is out. And the mass shooting in California. Craig Gilbert, Shawna Thomas and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:49

Looking Back On The 100th Anniversary Of The WWI Armistice

11/8/2018
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The 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Reflections from the homefront and Europe. Jack Beatty, Lora Vogt and Margaret MacMillan join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:26

With Attorney General Jeff Sessions Out, What Happens Next In The Justice Department?

11/8/2018
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign Wednesday, sparking questions about the future of the Russia investigation. Margaret Talev, Paula Reid, Rep. Joaquin Castro and Marc Lotter join Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss.

Duration:00:49:09

Year Of The Women: How Female Candidates Fared In The Midterm Elections

11/7/2018
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A record number of women ran for office. Meghna Chakrabarti looks at how they did and how they might lead with Rebecca Traister, Symone Sanders and Sophia Nelson.

Duration:00:48:30

Midterm Election Analysis: With Congress Divided, Where Do Democrats, Republicans Stand?

11/7/2018
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The wins, losses and messages that voters sent to Washington in the midterm elections. Kimberly Atkins, Nathan Gonzales, Adam Smith, Patrick Svitek and Megan Messerly check in with Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:04