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


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Episodes

How Health Care Is Shaping American Politics

7/17/2019
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High deductibles and medical bills are feeding resentment and political alienation of the middle class, reports the Los Angeles Times. We unpack. Noam Levey and Elana Schor join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:32

To Beef, Or Not To Beef? The Rise Of Meatless Burgers

7/17/2019
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Meat-free burgers are sweeping the nation. Are they healthier or better for the planet? We ask. Michael Grunwald, Kelsey Mangano and Will Schafer join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:20

The Atlantic: Police Fail To Catch Sexual Predators Because They Don't Believe Victims

7/16/2019
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A major investigation by The Atlantic finds that the police are still skeptical of women who report a rape. The reporter says a "subterranean river of chauvinism" is to blame. Barbara Hagerty and Rick Bell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:34

Race And Racism In Washington: Trump Tweets, Democrats' Infighting And More

7/16/2019
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From President Trump’s "go back" tweets to the dispute between the "squad" and House Speaker Pelosi. We take a look at race and racism in Washington. Rep. William Lacy Clay, Peniel Joseph, Rochelle Riley and E.J. Dionne join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:24

These Books Are Making Waves On 2019 Summer Reading Lists

7/15/2019
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Thrillers to memoirs. Great escapes to illumination. We’ve got your hot summer reading list all cued up. The best beach reads of 2019. Laurie Hertzel, Leigh Haber and Hannah Oliver Depp join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:44

Travel Responsibly Or Don't Travel At All: Airlines And The Environment

7/15/2019
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Take your pick: plane, car or boat. They’re all bad for the planet. Does that mean we should all stay home? Andy Newman, Nives Dolšak and Richard Aboulafia join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:40

Rounding The Bases With Former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig

7/12/2019
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With David Folkenflik. We’re discussing the state of play in Major League Baseball with ESPN writer Jeff Passan. Then, former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig steps up to the plate to face questions about his record and his outlook on America’s pastime today. His new memoir is “For the Good of the Game.”

Duration:00:47:50

Week In The News: Epstein, Census, U.S.-U.K. Tensions, More

7/12/2019
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With host David Folkenfilk. Acosta stepping down amid Epstein plea deal controversy. Trump’s census fight. The British Ambassador resigns. Pelosi scolds "the squad." More tensions in the Strait of Hormuz. Immigration chief promises raids, soon. The roundtable weighs in on the week that was.

Duration:00:48:02

Tales From The Deep: Diver And Author Bill Streever On Underwater Exploration

7/11/2019
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With host Jane Clayson. There’s a whole new world to explore below the surface. Deep sea diver and author of “In Oceans Deep” Bill Streever joins us to tell deep sea tales of wonders, mysteries and dangers that lurk beneath the waves.

Duration:00:47:31

Weighing The Larger Costs Of A $15 Minimum Wage

7/11/2019
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With host Jane Clayson, we'll add up the benefits and costs a $15 federal minimum wage could bring. Guests Eric Morath and Tsedeye Gebreselassie join us.

Duration:00:48:02

Employers Want To Do More With Less. Where Does That Leave Expertise?

7/10/2019
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With organizations asking employees to do more with less, does it pay to be an expert anymore? Maybe not. Jerry Useem, Erica Volini and Laszlo Bock join Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:48:28

Jeffrey Epstein Charges; Instagram And Bullies

7/10/2019
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How is it that a multimillionaire got a sweetheart deal for sex crimes? New charges are bringing up old questions about Jeffrey Epstein. Julie Brown and Elie Honig join Jane Clayson. Plus, Instagram's anti-bullying plan. Katy Steinmetz and Sheri Bauman join.

Duration:00:47:13

It's A Garden Party: Grow What You Want To Grow This Summer

7/9/2019
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The best green thumbs on the planet spill the beans on how to grow everything. Brie Arthur, Ciscoe Morris and Jennine Capo Crucet join Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:48:30

Sen. Cory Booker; Ransomware Attacks

7/9/2019
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Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker joins to discuss the first round of debates and why he should be the Democratic nominee. He speaks with Jane Clayson. Plus, we look at the growing threat of ransomware attacks with Frances Robles and Tyler Moore.

Duration:00:48:26

What A World Cup: Recapping The 2019 Women's Tournament

7/8/2019
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The Women’s World Cup broke attendance records across continents and shattered stereotypes. We look at the way forward for women in sports. Caitlin Murray, Briana Scurry and Angela Hucles join Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:48:38

With Special Session, Virginia Is Set To Take Up Gun Control

7/8/2019
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In the wake of the mass shootings in Virginia Beach, the governor is calling lawmakers back for a special session on gun control. The nation is watching. Ben Paviour, Sen. John Edwards, Sen. Amanda Chase, Gov. Ralph Northam and William Pelfrey join Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:48:56

Ash Carter Shares Lessons From His 'Lifetime Of Leadership' In The Pentagon

7/5/2019
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Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter on what goes on behind the five walls of the Pentagon and what he sees as threats now. He joins David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:24

Week In The News: Migrant Centers, Trump And July Fourth, Census Citizenship Question

7/5/2019
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Trump's July Fourth extravaganza. DOJ reverses course on census citizenship question. DHS watchdog blasts conditions at migrant centers. The roundtable is here. Kimberly Atkins, Alexis Simendinger and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:27

The O'Jays Are Back, Sharing 'The Last Word' On Award-Winning Musical Career

7/4/2019
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The legendary O’Jays are back with a new album, and they're raising their voices in protest. Eddie Levert and Walter Williams Sr. join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:25

'Good Cooking Is For Everyone': Why Samin Nosrat Wants To Honor All Chefs

7/4/2019
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Award-winning chef and writer Samin Nosrat, on the fundamentals of great food. She wants her Netflix series to change the face of cooking shows. Nosrat joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:16