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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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Stories Of Student Debt, And The Trouble With Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 3:09pm
A student loan forgiveness program designed to help those working for government or not-for-profit organizations is failing many enrollees. We heard from listeners facing loan forgiveness issues.
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The Life And Legacy Of John McCain

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:01am
Sen. John McCain died Aug. 25 at the age of 81. We look back at his life and legacy.
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Why So Many Students Aren't Receiving Loan Forgiveness

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:00am
A company called FedLoan services one-third of all federal student debt. But flawed paperwork and botched processing are stopping many students from receiving loan forgiveness they’re entitled to.
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Week In The News: Cohen, Manafort, More Russian Hacking, New EPA Rules

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 12:01am
What a year we had this week. Convictions in Virginia. Guilty pleas in New York. A White House once more plunged into crisis. We'll speak with a lawmaker, and then dissect with a roundtable of top-flight journalists.
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Alex Jones And The Outer Limits Of Free Speech On Social Media

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 12:00am
The big social media platforms silence Alex Jones. What does this mean for free speech, for American democracy? We’ll dive in.
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6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Shopping Online

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 2:45pm
It's easier and cheaper than ever for Americans to buy stuff online. As a result, we're accumulating and hoarding a lot more. Here's what you can do to fight the urge.
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Prisoners Strike Across The Country To Protest 'Modern-Day Slavery'

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 12:01am
Prisoners go on a nationwide strike to protest what they call "modern-day slavery." We’ll unpack the fury and the facts.
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The Link Between Online Shopping And Hoarding

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 12:00am
Are online shopping and all those deals turning us into a nation of hoarders? What you should know before clicking buy.
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Catholic Sex Abuse Grand Jury Report: Recommendations For Changing Laws

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 9:49pm
The Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse also included four recommendations for law changes. We take a closer look.
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Listeners Weigh In On What Cohen, Manafort Mean For President Trump

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 3:03pm
How do the legal developments influence voters' opinions on President Trump? We heard from two listeners — one who supports Trump and one who does not — during Wednesday's show.
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Breaking Down The Legal Implications Of Cohen's Plea Deal, Manafort's Conviction

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 8:27am
Perspective on former Trump attorney Michael Cohen's plea deal and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's conviction from an international and criminal law specialist.
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Former Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal; Paul Manafort Guilty On 8 Counts

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:01am
President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen strikes a plea deal. We’ll get the big picture on what this means for the Mueller investigation and the president. Also, ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is found guilty of eight charges.
Categories: Syndicated

The Role Of The U.S. In Yemen

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:00am
After a reportedly American-made bomb killed dozens of children in Yemen, we’ll take a hard look at U.S. interests, actions and responsibilities in Yemen.
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On The Open Letter Calling For U.S. Bishops To Resign Amid Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 3:12pm
Susan Reynolds is the author of a statement signed by more than 3,000 Catholics around the world calling for bishops "to prayerfully and genuinely consider submitting to Pope Francis their collective resignation."
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Can The Catholic Church Survive Another Sex Abuse Scandal?

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 12:01am
“We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them,” writes Pope Francis. Can his church survive another scandal? If so, how?
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The Future Of The Reading Brain In An Increasingly Digital World

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 12:00am
Hours and hours of screen time. How much are digital distractions changing the way kids think, and even read?
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What's To Come In The Week Ahead

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:01am
We'll kick off the week with a look at what's to come in Washington and around the globe.
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The Origin Story Of The Gig Economy

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:00am
How the American dream became temporary. We explore the origins of the gig economy, and what these gigs mean for workers now.
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Remembering Aretha Franklin

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 1:37pm
On Friday's Week In The News roundtable, we dedicated some of the hour to honoring the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, who passed away Thursday at the age of 76.
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Welcoming On Point's New Hosts, Meghna Chakrabarti And David Folkenflik

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 9:18am
Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik start as the new hosts of On Point, the weekday news and talk program distributed on close to 300 NPR stations nationwide.
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