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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
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U.S.-Saudi Relations Strain As Trump Promises Action Over Missing Journalist

23 hours 24 min ago
President Trump vows severe punishment and tweets he’s sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman as the rift grows over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Steven A. Cook joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Categories: Syndicated

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Opens Up About His NASCAR Career And Concussion Concerns

23 hours 24 min ago
NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up to Meghna Chakrabarti about concussions, fears and why he put the brakes on his storied career. We also hear from Michael Collins, who's treated Earnhardt Jr. for concussions since 2012.
Categories: Syndicated

Week Ahead: Michael Aftermath, Midterms, Mattis, Saudi Relations

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:01am
Ayesha Rascoe, Naftali Bendavid and Adam Smith join Meghna Chakrabarti and open their notebooks to look ahead to the week’s news at home and abroad.
Categories: Syndicated

On U.S. Foreign Policy: Should America Be Doing Less In World Affairs?

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:00am
Stephen Walt on U.S. foreign policy failures. He says it all traces back to what Walt calls a “liberal hegemony” and the idea that the U.S. can spread democracy without accountability. Walt tells Meghna Chakrabarti it’s time for a more restrained approach.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Kavanaugh, Haley, Hurricane Michael And More

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:01am
Justice Kavanaugh takes his seat on the Supreme Court. Nikki Haley heads for the exits. Hurricane Michael threatens lives. Alexis Simendinger, Toluse Olorunnipa and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

The Fight Over Voting Rights And Voter Suppression Ahead Of Midterms

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:00am
Some lawmakers seek to prevent many people from voting ahead of this fall’s midterms. Those efforts don’t show up in polls, but could affect the results. David Folkenflik speaks with Wendy Weiser, Dale Ho and Rep. Ruben Gallego.
Categories: Syndicated

Searching For A Cure For Cancer, With Nobel Prize Winner James Allison

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:01am
James Allison won the Nobel Prize for his landmark work on the immune system and cancer treatment. We’ll talk with him and other top researchers on where we are in the search for a cure.
Categories: Syndicated

'The Corrosion Of Conservatism': Max Boot On Why He Left The GOP

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:00am
Conservative luminary Max Boot explains to Meghna Chakrabarti why he left the Republican party and is urging people to vote against the modern GOP.
Categories: Syndicated

On Point Extra: Inside America's Oldest Continuously Operating Candy Shop

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 3:30pm
Come to Pennsylvania for the politics, stay for America's oldest sweets shop. Stepping into Shane Confectionery in Philadelphia is like traveling back in time to the 1800s.
Categories: Syndicated

What Nikki Haley’s Resignation Means For The U.S. And The World

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:01am
Ambassador Nikki Haley to step down at the end of the year. We’ll look at her record at the United Nations, what’s next for her and who’s next to represent America at the UN.
Categories: Syndicated

Identity, Acceptance Permeate Nicole Chung’s New Memoir Of Adoption

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 12:00am
When Korean-born Nicole Chung looked in the mirror she saw a girl who didn’t look anything like her adoptive white parents. She tells the complicated story of transracial adoption in a new memoir.
Categories: Syndicated

Why A Group Of Young People Are Suing The Trump Administration Over Climate Change

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 8:10am
We talk to one of the  21 young people who are suing the federal government for failing to take sufficient action to address climate change.
Categories: Syndicated

Time Is Running Out To Control Climate Change, UN Report Says

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:01am
A new UN report says the targets set by the Paris climate accord aren’t enough to stop massive ecosystem change in the next 50 years. We’ll look at what can be done.
Categories: Syndicated

'Free Solo' With Death-Defying Rock Climber Alex Honnold

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:00am
No ropes. No carabiners. No cams. Nothing but his hands and feet. We’ll talk with rock climbing superstar Alex Honnold about his record breaking 3,000-foot, free-solo climb of Yosemite’s El Capitan.
Categories: Syndicated

Week Ahead: Kavanaugh Confirmed, Sworn In — And What Comes Next

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:01am
Dick Polman, Paula Reid and Sahil Kapur help Meghna Chakrabarti look ahead to this week's news.
Categories: Syndicated

Pennsylvania's Adventures In Redistricting And How They Could Impact Midterms

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:00am
Reporting from WHYY in Philadelphia, Meghna Chakrabarti and her guests Lindsay Lazarski and Terry Madonna will discuss redistricting in Pennsylvania ahead of the midterms.
Categories: Syndicated

An Unbridgeable Divide? Pennsylvania's (Ongoing) Story Of Gerrymandering And Redistricting

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 11:30pm
From the old 7th district to the new 7th district, On Point traveled around Pennsylvania to hear from voters, organizers, politicians and more on gerrymandering (and attempts to address it) in the Keystone State.
Categories: Syndicated

Ellie Kemper's Journey From An Ordinary Midwest Childhood To Hollywood

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 2:44pm
The irrepressible Ellie Kemper discusses her journey from a seemingly ordinary Midwestern childhood to starring in the unusual dark comedy, the "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," with David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Latest On Kavanaugh, Trump's Taxes, New Trade Deal

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 2:17pm
The FBI’s Kavanaugh file. Trump’s taxes. A new trade deal. And an Amazon wage hike. Catherine Rampell, Jackie Kucinich and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated

Week In The News: Latest On Kavanaugh, Trump's Taxes, New Trade Deal

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:01am
The FBI’s Kavanaugh file. Trump’s taxes. A new trade deal. And an Amazon wage hike. Catherine Rampell, Jackie Kucinich and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Categories: Syndicated