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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


Episodes

The Redacted Mueller Report Is Public. Here's What We Know

4/18/2019
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The Mueller report is out. Redacted by the Justice Department, shipped up to Congress and released to the public. We break it down in a special live evening broadcast. Josh Gerstein, Jeffrey Engel and Victoria Nourse join Kimberly Atkins.

Duration:00:48:24

First Read: The Redacted Mueller Report In Focus

4/18/2019
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What will the redacted Mueller report from Attorney General William Barr tell us about the two-year investigation? McKay Coppins, Jessica Levinson and Ginger Gibson join Kimberly Atkins.

Duration:00:47:08

Waiting For The Mueller Report

4/18/2019
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The Mueller will be released Thursday morning. We lay out what's at stake politically and legally. McKay Coppins, Nancy Gertner and Mark Updegrove join Kimberly Atkins.

Duration:00:47:12

Beyond Puppies, A Push For Positive Stories In Today's Media Coverage

4/17/2019
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Does the 24/7 news cycle need a dose of positivity? We look at the push for coverage of good news. David Beared, Gail Rosenblum and Lori Lakin Hutcherson join David Folkenflik. Also, we look at Notre Dame Cathedral with Erik Inglis.

Duration:00:48:45

Bill Weld Will Challenge President Trump In 2020. What Are His Chances?

4/17/2019
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is running for president. Has Trump's team already put roadblocks in place to make any challenge impossible? Weld, James Pindell and Matt Moore join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:17

Homelessness, Addiction, Immigration: On The Pressing Social Issues For All Americans

4/16/2019
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Child marriage, drug addiction, incarceration. Inside the stories of ordinary folks in the throes of life's toughest challenges. Terrence McCoy joins David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:13

Rep. Ilhan Omar Faces Surge In Death Threats After Trump Tweets On 9/11 Comments

4/16/2019
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The president versus a first-term congresswoman. He singles out Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has been a lightning rod in her own right. Maggie Haberman, David Frum, Wajahat Ali and Rep. Ayanna Pressley join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:33

Was 1999 The Best Year Ever For Movies?

4/15/2019
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"Fight Club." "American Beauty." "The Matrix." 1999 was a blockbuster year for movies. But was it the best ever year in film? Brian Raftery and Shawn Edwards join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:49:07

When The IRS Is Gutted, It's Low-Income Americans Who Are Hit Hardest

4/15/2019
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After years and years of budget cuts, the IRS is leaner and meaner. A ProPublica investigation reveals who wins and who loses when a fecrucial agency is slashed to the bone. Paul Kiel and David Wilkerson join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:47:15

Jessica Yellin Draws On CNN Career For Novel About Women In TV News

4/12/2019
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Former CNN White House correspondent Jessica Yellin sends up the TV news business in a novel way. She joins David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:14

Week In The News: Assange Arrested, Security Shakeups, AG Barr And More

4/12/2019
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Julian Assange arrested. A purge in Homeland Security. An Attorney General, grilled. A big vote in Israel. Guilty pleas and more in the college cheating scandal. Vivian Salama, Richard Engel and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:42

More Women Are Traveling Alone. How Is The World Treating Them?

4/11/2019
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More women are taking solo vacations. We’ll explore the best adventures and safety tips. Tariro Mzezewa, Carolyn Finney and Molly Fergus join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:56

Groceries And Gadgets: The Robots Coming To A Supermarket Near You

4/11/2019
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There are robots roaming the aisles of Walmart and other grocery stores. Monitoring inventory, cleaning up spills and potentially replacing workers. Andrew McAfee, David Pinn and Erikka Knuti join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:35

To Promote American Diversity, Irshad Manji Says, Resist Labels And Listen

4/10/2019
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Public intellectual Irshad Manji has a provocative suggestion for her fellow progressives: To heal American divides, stop shaming, she says, and start listening. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:46:40

Trump Eyes Federal Reserve Reshaping With Herman Cain, Stephen Moore

4/10/2019
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President Trump wants his allies Stephen Moore and Herman Cain to join the Federal Reserve. Are politics and monetary policy on a collision course? Binyamin Appelbaum and Diane Swonk join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:19

You Have To Be 21 To Smoke In Illinois. Will New Law Affect Teen Vaping?

4/9/2019
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Illinois joins a growing list of states adopting "Tobacco 21" policies to combat teen vaping. Will it curb usage? Susanne Tanski, Dr. Julie Morita and Ryan Kennedy join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:50:07

With Nielsen, Alles Out, What Does Trump Want For Homeland Security?

4/9/2019
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The Department of Homeland Security is facing major staffing shakeups with the resignation of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and removal of Secret Service Director Randolph Alles. This, as President Trump pushes for tougher border security. Nick Miroff, John Sandweg, and Gabby Orr join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:34

Counting Your Calories? It Might Not Be The Best Way To Track Nutrition

4/8/2019
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Not all calories are the same, so why are we still using them as the measure for nutrition? Peter Wilson and Susan Roberts join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:49:15

Autoplay On: YouTube Tolerated Toxic Content For Engagement, Report Says

4/8/2019
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Bloomberg reports that YouTube staffers wanted to curb the spread of toxic and incendiary videos on the site. But executives wouldn’t do it. We look at accusations that YouTube prioritizes engagement over safety. Mark Bergen and Guillaume Chaslot join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:46:57

Obama 'Confidante' Valerie Jarrett Shares Her West Wing Journey

4/5/2019
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Her road from Chicago to the White House — our conversation with Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. She joins Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:48:16