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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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Do Democrats Have A Nancy Pelosi Problem?

2 hours 27 min ago
Is it time for Nancy Pelosi to pass the baton to a new generation of leaders? Some Democrats are saying “yes.”
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A #MeToo Moment For Low-Wage Workers

2 hours 28 min ago
Far away from Hollywood, we’ll look at the #MeToo moment for low wages workers. It’s happening.
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Facebook Poked

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:01am
Facebook is under intense scrutiny. Will the government step in? Can you even opt out of the world's dominant social media company?
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Trophy-Hunting Ban Lifted For Some Lions, Elephants

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:00am
The Trump administration quietly lifts a ban on importing some elephant and lion trophies. We're asking why.
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More Funding, Death Penalty: Trump Unveils Opioid Crisis Plan

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:01am
The death penalty for drug dealers and more funding for prevention are both in President Trump's plan to address the opioid crisis. We'll look at the details, and constitutionality, of the measure, announced in New Hampshire on Monday.
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Life With ALS

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:00am
We're talking to neuroscientist-turned-author Lisa Genova about her new book on ALS. Also joining us: Nancy Frates, the mother of Ice Bucket Challenge pioneer Pete Frates.
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Trump's Troubled Cabinet

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:01am
From accusations of lavish spending to job insecurity, we’ll have the latest twists and turns.
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'Are Black Men Doomed?'

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:00am
A meditation on the crisis faced by black men. They’re not the only ones who bear the burden for change.
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‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Author L’Engle ‘Would Have Loved’ The Movie, Granddaughter Says

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 3:18pm
“I think she would have loved it,” Charlotte Jones Voiklis said.
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Tillerson Fired, Students Walk Out, Dem Wins Trump-Heavy District (Week In The News)

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:01am
Rex Tillerson fired. Nationwide, students walk out. A special election in Pennsylvania. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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A Wrinkle In Time's Message For A New Generation Of Girls

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:00am
From novel to now the big screen, we’ll unpack A Wrinkle in Time’s message for a new generation of girls.
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Russia's Defiance May Be ‘Worse Than Cold War,’ Ex-Ambassador Says

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:36pm
Relations with Russia may be worse than the Cold War, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia says.
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Austin Package Bombings Kill 2 People

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 9:43am
Prominent members of Austin's African American community have been targeted in bombing attacks. Two people have died. We'll get the latest on the investigation.
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Diplomatic Row As UK Blames Russia For Spy Poisoning

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:01am
The UK expels 23 Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former spy. We’ll look at the escalating tensions between Russia and America’s closest ally.
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The 'Chill But Kinda Sad' Rock Of Soccer Mommy

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:00am
Indie rock star Soccer Mommy joins us from SXSW.
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Physicist Stephen Hawking Dead At 76

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 8:05am
The famed physicist Stephen Hawking has died at 76. We'll talk about how his vision changed the world.
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Pennsylvania Special Election Results — What They Mean For The Future

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 6:40am
We'll look at what the results of the Pennsylvania special congressional election say about the mood of the country going into pivotal midterm elections.
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Fertility Clinic Failures May Have Damaged Thousands Of Embryos

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 12:01am
Equipment failures at two fertility clinics across the country from each other. Thousands of embryos lost. How did that happen?
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'Procrastinators Are The True Optimists In Life'

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 1:20pm
On Point tackled a pressing subject Tuesday: procrastination.
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Rex Tillerson Fired

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 9:10am
In turbulent times for foreign affairs, President Trump on Tuesday ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. We'll look at the global implications.
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