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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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How Did Housing Become So Expensive?

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 12:00am
From San Francisco, to Seattle, to San Antonio -- we're looking at the crisis of affordability in the country’s hottest housing markets.
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The Impossibility Of The Presidency

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:01am
How the presidency became impossible—we’ll talk to John Dickerson of CBS News about why he thinks the job is simply too much for anyone.
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Your New Prescription: Empathy

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:00am
Compassion may be the cure. A doctor shares his guide to healing through empathy and listening.
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Alabama Museum Opens In Remembrance Of Lynching Victims

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 8:11am
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Alabama, Thursday.
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The Right To Asylum In The U.S.

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:01am
A caravan of Central American migrants, requesting asylum in the U.S. The Trump administration says fraudulent claims will be prosecuted.
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America's Oil Frontier

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:00am
Deep inside the boom-and-bust world of America’s oil frontier in North Dakota. We take a look at "American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier."
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Week In The News: Cosby Found Guilty, VA Nominee Withdraws, SCOTUS Takes Up Travel Ban

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:01am
Bill Cosby found guilty on three counts. VA nominee "regretfully" withdraws. Travel Ban at the Supreme Court. Our weekly news roundtable dives in.
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'Incels': The Movement Behind The Toronto Attack

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:00am
The suspect in the Toronto van attack embraced a misogynist ideology. We’ll look at so-called "incels."
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The Deeper Challenges Facing The VA

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:01am
Fixing the Department of Veterans Affairs won’t be easy for whoever ends up running it.
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'Us Vs. Them': Inside Globalism

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:00am
He was a booster for globalism. Now Ian Bremmer says it’s failed — and he sees trouble ahead. We speak with the author about his new book.
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'I Do Believe It Was Laced With Fentanyl': One Caller Describes Son's Drug Use

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 2:18pm
"Suddenly there was this huge attraction to the cocaine that just went on and on and became devastatingly dangerous," one caller, Gail, says. "And now I understand the attraction."
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Macron Addresses Congress Amid Bid To Save Iran Deal

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 8:15am
French President Emmanuel Macron is in Washington, and his Wednesday schedule includes an address to Congress.
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Fentanyl's Growing Reach

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:01am
Fentanyl has destroyed lives in the opioid addiction crisis. Now it’s ravaging new victims who aren’t using heroin.
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When Algorithms Replace Tastemakers

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:00am
How does machine learning influence what we watch, wear and listen to?
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Peter Thiel's Palantir Is A Data-Mining Machine

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 8:46am
PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel's Palantir is the next name in data mining and surveillance that you need to know. We'll explore the company's recent activity.
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Overhauling Digital Privacy In The EU

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:01am
The European Union is getting ready to enact sweeping new digital privacy laws. Facebook says it’s going comply. Is what’s good for Europe good for the U.S.?
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'God Save Texas': Contradictions Of The Lone Star State

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:00am
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright turns a keen eye to his home state of Texas. The new book is "God Save Texas."
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Supreme Court To Begin Hearing Trump Travel Ban Case

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 9:18am
Oral arguments in the Trump travel ban case begin Wednesday. We'll talk about what to expect.
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Unpacking The DNC Lawsuit

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:01am
The Democratic Party sues Russia, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks, alleging a conspiracy to influence the 2016 election. We'll take a look at what's inside the lawsuit.
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How Clean Is Our Air?

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 12:00am
Two big reports on air pollution. One looks at the wold and the other zeroes in on California. We'll look at the big takeaways, and more.
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