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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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A Look At Dunkirk — The Oscar-Nominated Movie And The History

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:47pm
Dunkirk, the sweeping World War II epic nabs eight Academy Award nominations. We’ll look at the film and the real life, heroic mission.
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‘Nobody Was Looking Out For Our Best Interests,’ Gymnast Abused By Larry Nassar Says

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 4:01pm
When gymnast Jeanette Antolin first walked into the Michigan courtroom where her abuser was about to served with a life sentence, she felt overwhelmed.
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‘Day Zero’ Nears For Cape Town As Water Runs Low

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 2:31pm
Water in a major city in South Africa is expected to run out by April.
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Monkeys Cloned For The First Time

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:20am
Using the same method that produced Dolly the sheep, researchers in China were able to successfully clone healthy monkeys, the first time a primate has been cloned. We're looking at this scientific leap.
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Blame, Justice And Courage In Larry Nassar Sex Abuse Case

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:28pm
The story of USA Gymnastics, Michigan State, Dr. Larry Nassar and the female athletes who spoke out.
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Can We Avoid Global Catastrophe As The World's Population Heads To 10 Billion?

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:28pm
Earth’s population is expected to hit 10 billion people by 2050. Can we avoid a global catastrophe?
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‘We're In A Trade War, And We're Losing’

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 3:47pm
The Trump administration's move to levy tariffs on solar panels and washing machines won’t trigger a trade war, because we’re already in one, a supporter of the move told On Point Wednesday.
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Ex-Surgeon General On A Way Out Of Loneliness: Put Down Your Phone

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 3:11pm
Loneliness is a deadly epidemic, but there are treatments, the former surgeon general of the United States said Wednesday.
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Trump's 'America First' Trade Policy Takes Shape, With Tariffs On Solar Panels And More

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:08pm
President Trump slaps tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels. That’s for starters. We’ll look at the risk and reality of his “America First” trade policy.
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It’s Still Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 3:51pm
The flu shot has a 30 percent effectiveness against a strain of the flu that’s particularly brutal this year, and you’re supposed to get it in the fall, but it’s still a good idea to get it even now.
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The Loneliness Epidemic

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 2:23pm
Loneliness is now an epidemic , and as bad for us as smoking. We’ll look at the costs of emotional isolation.
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This Year's Brutal Flu Season Could Get Even Worse

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:43pm
This flu season is the biggest outbreak in years.
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Is It Time To Radically Rethink Retirement?

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:41pm
We're talking about a bold new plan to help the tens of millions who don’t have enough saved.
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One Year Of Trump: On Point Takes Stock

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 2:31pm
The Trump Administration turns one. We’ll take stock of the year of Trump at home and abroad.
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One Psychologist's Mission To Save Talk Therapy

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 1:33pm
Can we talk? One psychologist is on a mission to save talk therapy. We’re listening.
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Week In The News: Bannon Subpoenaed, Shutdown Looms

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 2:53pm
Bannon subpoenaed by Mueller. Talk of government shutdown…again. And the Koreas to march under one flag at the Olympics. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.
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For Millennials, Astrology Is On The Rise

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 2:48pm
Why more millennials are using stars and signs to navigate and make sense of our complex world.
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Congress Scrambles To Avoid Shutdown

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:41pm
The shutdown showdown—as a DACA deal fades, Republicans are scrambling for a strategy to keep the government open even if it’s for only one month.
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'The Road Not Taken' In Vietnam

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:39pm
Historian Max Boot on Cold War-era soldier-spy Edward Lansdale, the American maverick who thought he knew how to win the Vietnam War.
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Listen: Singer Elizabeth LaPrelle Performs Appalachian Ballad

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 3:12pm
The folk singer Elizabeth LaPrelle joined NPR’s On Point Wednesday to perform an Appalachian ballad from a Grammy-nominated album, and to speak about what it means today.
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