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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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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Colorado Baker In Cakeshop Case

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:00am
SCOTUS ruled Monday in the case of the Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a gay couple. In a 7-2 decision, justices decided in favor of the baker.
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Robert F. Kennedy's Legacy, 50 Years On

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:00am
Robert Kennedy took on poverty across racial lines. Fifty years after his assassination, we’ll look at that legacy.
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Week In The News: Singapore Summit, Giuliani's PR Ploy, Roseanne Barred

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:01am
Reviving the Singapore summit. Giuliani’s PR ploy. Roseanne gets the boot. Starbucks closes the doors. The roundtable dives in.
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What It Means To Be 'Middle-Aged'

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:00am
So you’re middle-aged now, but does that mean you’re really a grown-up? Maybe not.
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It's Golden State-Cleveland In The Finals. Who'd A Thunk It?

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 8:45am
The Warriors and the Cavaliers meet in the NBA finals for the fourth year in a row. Is this time any different?
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What To Expect With Hurricane Season Approaching

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 8:19am
Hurricane season approaches. We'll learn what to expect, and what regions will be affected.
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Hurricane Maria Death Toll In Puerto Rico Thousands Higher Than Initial Reports

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:01am
The government reported 64 dead in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria. But new research says the toll was thousands higher. We look at why -- and what now.
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How Dropshipping Is Changing Retail

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:00am
Online retailers are cutting out the middleman – and selling products cheaper than ever. Are you getting what you pay for?
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Roseanne Barr's Show Canceled After Racist Tweet

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 9:06am
Less than a year after rebooting the 90s sitcom, "Roseanne", ABC abruptly canceled the show Tuesday following a racist tweet from Roseanne Barr.
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Migrant Children At The Border

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:01am
Did the U.S. really lose some 1500 migrant children? We’ll look at that and the administration’s new policy on separating families.
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Inspiring Stories Of Widowed Fathers In 'The Group'

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:00am
Life lessons from men after the devastating deaths of their wives. Their stories are raw, real, and inspiring.
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Jeff Flake At Harvard Law Commencement: 'We May Have Hit Bottom'

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 9:36am
In a speech delivered at Harvard Law School's 2018 Class Day last Wednesday, U.S. Senator Jeff Flake criticized President Trump and Congress, saying the presidency has been "debased."
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Looking At The Week Ahead In The News

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:01am
Top reporters open their notebooks and look ahead to the week in Washington and around the globe.
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With GPS, Are We 'Never Lost Again'?

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:00am
How we navigate the world, now. The inside story of the Google mapping revolution. Turn left, at the roundabout.
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You Need A License For That

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:01am
In some states, you need a license not just to be a doctor -- but an interior designer, a tooth-filer, a hair braider. We'll talk to a few people who are trying to change the system to make it easier to do work.
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Exploring The Real History Of American Indians

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 12:00am
A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian takes visitors from the Trail of Tears to Native Americans in pop culture. We’ll talk with the curators.
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On Point Goes To The Prom

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:34am
The On Point team reflects on their time at the prom and revisits old photos.
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Week In The News: North Korea Summit Cancelled, FBI Briefing, Gun Safety In Texas

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:01am
North Korea summit canceled. The GOP-only FBI briefing. Gun safety summit in Texas. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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The Evolution Of Prom

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:00am
We’re going to the prom. The corsages endure, but a lot has changed. Shall we dance?
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Trump Cancels Summit With North Korea

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:49am
In a letter released by the White House, President Trump canceled the summit with Kim Jong Un that was set to take place in June.
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