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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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Gifts To Senator Stemmed From ‘Real Affections,’ Not Bribery, His Lawyer Says

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 2:26pm
In the recently concluded legal saga of New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, a few facts went more or less uncontested.
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Private Space Flight Blasts Off With Falcon Heavy

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:07pm
Falcon Heavy roars into the sky – the most powerful rocket ever sent into space by a private company. We’ll look at SpaceX and the private space industry.
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The 'Joy And Heartbreak' Of Female Friendships

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 2:51pm
From Oprah and Gayle to you and your BFF, we’ll explore the joys and complications of female friendships.
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What Stock Market Volatility Means For The Economy, And You

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:59pm
Live by the Dow, die by the Dow? We'll look at the economic tea leaves and realities of a volatile market.
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Is It Now Too Hard To Prosecute Politicians For Corruption?

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:45pm
After Senator Bob Menendez's bribery case is dismissed, we'll ask if it it's now impossible to prosecute politicians for corruption.
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What Did Pope Francis Know About Sex Abuse In Chile?

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 5:17pm
Did Pope Francis know about clergy sex abuse in Chile and cover it up? We'll hear the evidence from his own commission.
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Nunes Memo Was ‘Effort To Shut Down The Mueller Investigation,’ Dem Rep. Says

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 4:40pm
The so-called Nunes memo purports to reveal FBI and Department of Justice abuses in an investigation of an American citizen who worked for Donald Trump’s campaign.
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How To Push The Limits Of Human Endurance

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 2:07pm
Just in time for the games in South Korea, a U.S. Olympic cross counter skier and a sports science writer on what it takes to push the boundaries of human endurance.
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What The Nunes Memo Says, And Doesn't Say

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 3:49pm
The Nunes memo is out. What does it say? What doesn't it say? Will President Trump use it to fire the Department of Justice's No. 2 — or Robert Mueller?
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A Living Will For Alzheimer's

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 3:41pm
While you’re still of sound mind, should you lay out the medical care you want if you’re diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Now, you can.
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‘We've Lost The War Of The Story In Afghanistan, And We Can't Recover’

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 1:56pm
More than 16 years after it began, the war in Afghanistan is often described as a stalemate.
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Week In The News: Russia Memo Fireworks, State Of The Union

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 4:05pm
President Trump’s take on the State of the Union. Russia memo fireworks. Olympic ban lifted on some Russian athletes. The super blue blood moon. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.
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Pats-Eagles Super Bowl Caps Off Year Of Controversy For NFL

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:51pm
Ready, set, Super Bowl. The big game caps the NFL’s season of discontent.
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Will Amazon, JPMorgan And Berkshire Hathaway Upend Healthcare, Too?

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:57pm
Amazon has disrupted big-box retail, made waves in the grocery store world and tantalized hundreds of cities around the country simply by offering to open a second headquarters. Could healthcare be the next target?
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Trump Pledges To Lower Drug Costs — Can We Do It?

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:57pm
President Trump says going after the high cost of prescription drugs is a top priority. We’ll examine his medical checklist.
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Afghanistan War Continues, 16 Years And Counting

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:40pm
America’s war in Afghanistan 16-years and counting. Is there any way to win or get out?
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State Of The Union, Under Trump

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:11pm
President Trump on the State of the Union. The White House says it’s “incredible.” What do you say?
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The Latest Millennial Trend: Farming

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:06pm
The next generation of farmers coming from cities. We’ll look at why millennial professionals are ditching suits for pitchforks.
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Limit Screen Time By Unplugging. Literally.

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 3:54pm
One of the joys of a show like On Point, which takes live callers from around the country, is that they're often not just asking questions for our guests so we can share wisdom from on high. They're very often sharing pearls of wisdom themselves.
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FBI's No. 2 Steps Down; Are We Nearing A Constitutional Crisis?

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 4:15pm
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe resigns abruptly. Are we steps away from a constitutional crisis?
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