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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.

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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Boston, MA

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WBUR

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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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English

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On Point Radio 890 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02215 1 800 423 8255


Episodes

How Hollywood Treats True Crime: Netflix Takes On Ted Bundy

6/14/2019
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"Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" is the new Netflix movie about charismatic serial killer Ted Bundy. Kimberly Atkins speaks with director Joe Berlinger.

Duration:00:48:59

Week In The News: Iowa, Conway, Sanders, Trump And Foreign Help

6/14/2019
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Biden and Trump trade barbs in Iowa. Federal watchdog seeks Kellyane Conway's firing. Sarah Sanders to leave the White House. Trump says he'd taken foreign campaign help. John Harwood, Brianne Pfannenstiel and Jack Beatty join Kimberly Atkins.

Duration:00:48:48

Rapper Common Calls For Open Hearts, Open Minds In 'Let Love Have The Last Word'

6/13/2019
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"Let Love Have the Last Word" is a daily commitment for the rapper Common. It’s also the title of his new memoir. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:44

Botswana Elephant Hunting; Arizona Migrant Aid Trial

6/13/2019
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Botswana lifts the ban on elephant hunting. We look at the international backlash and the politics. Pauline Bax, Ndulamo Anthony Morima and Richard Ruggiero join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, a mistrial in Arizona for a man charged with aiding migrants. Rafael Carranza and Mark Kokanovich join.

Duration:00:48:53

25 Years On, The Lasting Cultural Impact Of The O.J. Simpson Trial

6/12/2019
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Twenty-five years after the O.J. Simpson case began, how did it change our views on justice, celebrity and race? Steve Futterman and Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:26

Reporting Raises Questions About Washington's Potential Political Conflicts Of Interest

6/12/2019
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Washington's lobbying-as-usual culture is getting pushback inside and outside of the Beltway. We look at what’s motivating that. Eric Lipton, Kathleen Clark and Robert Weissman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:40

Separation Of Church And State Today; Shattering Disability Stereotypes

6/11/2019
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Increasing numbers of Americans say they have no religious affiliation. They’re making their voices heard in the public square and at the Supreme Court. Jay Wexler and Debbie Goddard join Sacha Pfeiffer. Also, disability in the arts. Ann Fox joins.

Duration:00:48:11

John Hickenlooper's 2020 Bid: Rural County Aid, Rejecting Socialism And More

6/11/2019
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2020 presidential candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says "socialism is not the answer" to achieve progressive goals. He joins Sacha Pfeiffer, along with James Pindell of the Boston Globe.

Duration:00:48:20

Writer Min Jin Lee On Life As An Immigrant At Elite Colleges — And In America

6/10/2019
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Korean American writer Min Jin Lee is thinking about her immigrant experience. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:10

U.S., Mexico Avoid Tariffs — For Now. What Are The Details Of The Deal?

6/10/2019
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The United States and Mexico struck a last-minute deal on immigration to avoid a 5% tax on all Mexican goods that President Trump had threatened to impose. We look at what's happening on both sides of the border. Ben White, Jill Colvin and Rafael Fernández de Castro join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:28

'Life Will Be The Death Of Me': Comic Chelsea Handler's Year Of Self-Discovery

6/7/2019
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Stand-up comic Chelsea Hander gets serious about her year in intense therapy and her book and podcast, "Life Will Be the Death of Me." She joins David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:00

Week In The News: Trump's U.K. Visit, Mexico Tariffs, Parkland Arrest, D-Day

6/7/2019
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President Trump in the U.K. Parkland school shooting arrest. Pushback over Mexico tariffs. D-Day remembrances. The roundtable is here. Gov. Steve Bullock, Rachael Larimore, David Nakamura and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:47:45

'1984' In 2019: Did George Orwell's Classic Get It Right?

6/6/2019
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George Orwell’s dystopian classic "1984" turns 70. Some of his predictions about technology came true. We look at Orwell’s message for this generation. Jean Seaton and Michael Shelden join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:01

High Deductibles Push Millions Of Americans To Make 'Difficult Sacrifices' For Health Care

6/6/2019
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High-deductible health plans have transformed American health care and pushed millions of people to the brink of health and financial ruin. Noam Levey and Dr. Yousuf Zafar join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:35

30 Years Since Tiananmen Square Changed China As We Know It

6/5/2019
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Tiananmen Square, 30 years after the crackdown. We remember the day that changed modern China. Zhou Fengsuo, Mary Gallagher and Yaqui Wang join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:13

Goodbye, iTunes; Conversation With Rep. Seth Moulton

6/5/2019
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So long, iTunes. Apple announces it’s breaking up the digital jukebox. We look at how it revolutionized music consumption and what’s next for streaming music. Ashley Carman and Nolan Gasser join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, 2020 presidential candidate Rep. Seth Moulton.

Duration:00:46:50

In New Book, George Will Defends Conservatism — But Not President Trump

6/4/2019
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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George F. Will, on his new mediation on the state of American conservatism. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:01

Trump's U.K. Trip: An 'On Point' And BBC Special Broadcast

6/4/2019
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A special trans-Atlantic broadcast, as President Trump continues his official state visit to the United Kingdom. Meghna Chakrabarti simulcasts with the BBC's Nihal Arthanayake and takes calls from British and American listeners about the U.S.-U.K. relationship now.

Duration:00:47:46

Will New Olympic Abuse Prevention Policy Make Athletes Safer?

6/3/2019
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New guidelines to protect young athletes from abusive coaches will soon go into place. Critics say the plan is flawed. Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Sarah Klein and Katie Hanna join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:07

Rare Earth Minerals: China's Competitive Advantage In The U.S. Trade War

6/3/2019
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Rare earth minerals are essential to everything from cellphones to hybrid cars. China’s got them and could use them as leverage in the trade war with the U.S. Steve Liesman, Justina Vasquez, Eugene Gholz and Jim Kennedy join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:55