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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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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

Ferguson, 5 Years On: What's Changed Since Michael Brown's Death

8/19/2019
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Five years after Ferguson, the national conversation about race and policing is still ongoing – and residents of Ferguson, Missouri, are still searching for answers. Fran Griffin, Wesley Bell and Jeff Pegues join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:56

Rep. Tim Ryan; Fooling Facial Recognition

8/19/2019
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Democratic congressman and presidential hopeful Tim Ryan joins us. We talk about gun violence in his home state, his views on "Medicare for All" and more. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, how folks are fooling facial recognition technology. Tom Standage joins.

Duration:00:47:45

Melting Ice, Raging Fires: Summer In The Arctic, Courtesy Of Climate Change

8/16/2019
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In the Arctic, a warming planet is accelerating the loss of sea ice and raising the stakes for the region. Andrew Revkin, Julie Brigham-Grette and Brice Loose join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:32

Week In The News; 2020 Candidate Michael Bennet

8/16/2019
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The Trump Administration toughens immigration policy. The markets tumble. And the DOJ investigates the jail that held Jeffrey Epstein. Ginger Gibson, Toluse Olorunnipa and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik. Plus, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet is here.

Duration:00:48:21

In 100 Years, 1 Million Black Families Have Been Ripped From Their Farms

8/15/2019
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Over the last century, African Americans were dispossessed of millions of acres of land. We look at the story of black-owned farmland in Mississippi. Vann R. Newkirk II and Willena Scott-White join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:10

'The Global Downturn Has Already Begun': Bracing For Recession

8/15/2019
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More and more economic indicators are pointing in the wrong direction and fears are growing that we are heading into a global recession. One economist calls this the "summer of fear." Rana Foroohar, Jay Foreman and Win Cramer join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:53

What The Future Holds For Labor Unions

8/14/2019
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"Beaten Down, Worked Up" — longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse on the future of unions. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:37

Limiting Green Cards For Low-Income Immigrants

8/14/2019
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The Trump administration seeks to deny green cards to immigrants who could use government assistance like food stamps. We look at the reasons why and the potential impact. Ted Hesson, Jackie Vimo and Mark Krikorian join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:39

How We Lie To Ourselves Online: Exploring Self-Delusion With Jia Tolentino

8/13/2019
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New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino explores modern culture through her experience as a millennial, and how social media shapes identity. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:54

Seeking Justice After Jeffrey Epstein's Death

8/13/2019
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Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a jail cell and the handling of his case overall are both failures of the criminal justice system. So how do the dozens of his accusers find justice now? Sadie Gurman, Barbara McQuade and Joseph Uscinski join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:16

The Fight Over Conservation And The 'Creation of America’s Public Lands'

8/12/2019
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The battling philosophies around conservation that gave us the public lands we have today ⁠— and what we can learn from the debate. John Clayton joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:09

Continuing Hong Kong Protests, Escalating Trade War With China

8/12/2019
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We go to Hong Kong for the latest on the protests, and to Beijing as the trade war with Washington gets hotter and hotter. Natasha Khan, David Rennie and Robert Daly join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:19

How The Latinx Community Is Responding To Racism

8/9/2019
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A roundtable of Latina analysts on the shooting in El Paso, racism and domestic terrorism in America now. Alexa Ura, Esmeralda Bermudez and Janet Murguía join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:24

Week In The News: Mass Shootings, ICE Raids, China And Hong Kong

8/9/2019
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Two mass shootings rock the country. Lawmakers weigh gun legislation. Protests break out in Hong Kong, and trade war breaks out with China. Suzanne Gamboa, Anita Kumar and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:46:55

On Country Music Airwaves, Female Artists Fight For Equal Play

8/8/2019
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Rebroadcast: Women of country music are raising their voices against the old boys’ network in Nashville they say discriminates against them. Beverly Keel, Kalie Shorr and Kelleigh Bannen join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:31

How Tracking And Selling Our Data Became A Business Model

8/8/2019
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Rebroadcast: There are new calls for tech companies to stop selling your location to third parties. We’ll look at the economics and perils of "surveillance capitalism." Shoshana Zuboff joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:21

Remembering Toni Morrison, 'A Friend Of Our Minds'

8/7/2019
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The literature and the legacy of the author Toni Morrison, who has died at 88. A Nobel laureate and Pultizer Prize-winner, her novels include "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon." Dana Williams, Tressie McMillan Cottom and Russell Banks join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:38

Crowdfunding For Health Care; 2020 Candidate Joe Sestak

8/7/2019
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Americans who have health insurance are increasingly being forced to turn to charity for help paying medical bills, despite having coverage, reports the Los Angeles Times. Noam Levey joins David Folkenflik. Plus, former Rep. Joe Sestak is running for president.

Duration:00:47:53

'The Mosquito': Cataloging A History Of Devastation By 'Our Deadliest Predator'

8/6/2019
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Mosquitoes are among civilization's most influential yet underappreciated killers. We unearth the uneasy truth about their outsized impact on human history. Timothy Winegard joins David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:00

Domestic Terrorism In Wake Of The Weekend Mass Shootings

8/6/2019
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A harder focus emerges on racism and white supremacy. The president condemns hatred — but his rhetoric is under scrutiny, too. Frank Figliuzzi and Monica Muñoz Martinez join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:25