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Europe's Response To Pompeo's Iran Speech

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 8:50am
New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered his first major foreign policy address Monday, strongly criticizing Iran and its behavior on the world stage.
Categories: Syndicated

Behind Trump's Demand For A DOJ Investigation

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:01am
President Trump demands the Justice Department find out if the FBI spied on his campaign. We’ll look at the evidence.
Categories: Syndicated

How The Top 9.9 Percent Is Leaving The Rest In The Dust

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:00am
Forget the top one-percenters, it’s the top 9.9 percenters who are holding everyone else down. Hear the case.
Categories: Syndicated

Abby Wambach's Commencement Speech At Barnard College: 'Failure Is Fuel'

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 9:35am
Abby Wambach delivered the keynote address at Barnard College last week. She told the 2018 graduating class -- the "wolfpack" -- to make failure their fuel.
Categories: Syndicated

America's Threshold For Mass Shootings

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 9:16am
At least 10 were killed at a Texas high school on Friday. Again, the country is mourning, opening up the fraught debate on gun control, school safety, and mental health.
Categories: Syndicated

Trump's Push For Prison Reform

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:01am
President Trump pushes for prison reform at a White House summit. Congress takes it up, too. We’ll unpack.
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The Biggest 'What-If' Moments In Sports History

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:00am
What if Billie Jean King had lost to Bobby Riggs? We’ll imagine that and other what-if moments in sports with Mike Pesca and a roster of all-star writers.
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Will Mueller Indict The President? Where The Special Counsel Goes From Here

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:28pm
It's now one year since special counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The question everybody's asking: What will come of this?
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Abroad And At Home, The Ongoing Debates About Abortion

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:53pm
Amid debates over repealing Ireland's Eighth Amendment and restricting access to abortion in the U.S., On Point listeners share their insights and personal experiences.
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Week In News: Gaza Violence, North Korea Talks, Trump's Michael Cohen Payment

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:01am
Gaza violence. North Korea talks, maybe? Trump discloses payment to Michael Cohen. The roundtable takes it all up.
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Getting Ready For The Royal Wedding

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:00am
As Meghan Markle gets ready to marry the most eligible bachelor in the world, beyond the fairy tale, there’s a real life conversation to be had about racism and the culture of celebrity.
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Tillerson Points To U.S. 'Crisis Of Ethics And Integrity'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 8:58am
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered the commencement speech at the Virginia Military Institute Wednesday. We'll listen to his remarks.
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Chinese Firm ZTE And Trump's Trade Deals

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 8:12am
Chinese tech giant ZTE is becoming a key factor in U.S.-China trade talks. We'll talk about the latest from Trump's trade deals.
Categories: Syndicated

Abortion Politics, Transatlantic: Ireland's Vote And Battles In America

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:01am
Abortion politics in Ireland. Ahead of the vote that could bring changes to the country’s abortion laws, we’ll hear the debate and look at battles closer to home.
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Diving Deep Into Coal Country With 'Embedded'

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:00am
A year after President Trump said coal is back, NPR’s Kelly McEvers goes deep inside coal country for the podcast “Embedded.”
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One Year Of Mueller

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:01am
The Mueller investigation hits the one-year mark. We'll discuss what we know and what’s to come.
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Exploring The World Of Psychedelics With Michael Pollan

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:00am
Writer Michael Pollan turns his attention to psychedelic mushrooms and the new science of psychedelics. He joins us.
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Students, Parents And Suicide: What's The Role Of The University?

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:01am
When a college student is in crisis, does the school have a legal and moral obligation to tell the parents?
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The 'Last Cowboys' Of The New American West

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:00am
Behind the most successful rodeo family in history is a story of grit, family, and faith. Meet “The Last Cowboys."
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Michael Bloomberg At Rice University Commencement: 'Honesty Matters'

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:12am
Bloomberg said the greatest threat to American democracy is "our own willingness to tolerate dishonesty in service of party and in pursuit of power."
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