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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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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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Episodes

AG William Barr Slams DOJ Inspector General Over Russia Report

12/12/2019
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A closer look at Attorney General William Barr. He opposes the inspector general, but is absolute in his support for the president. Mary McCord and David Rivkin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:46:54

Are The Robots Coming For Us? Misconceptions About AI And Machine Learning

12/12/2019
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Machine learning is everywhere, but is it actual intelligence? A computer scientist wrestles with the ethical questions demanded by the rise of AI. Melanie Mitchell joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:15

The Growth (And New Contexts) Of LGBTQ Ball Culture

12/11/2019
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Underground LGBTQ ballroom competitions started in the 1970s as a safe haven for black and brown young people. We look at how the culture has grown. Marlon Bailey, Rashaad Newsome and Sydney Baloue join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:46:38

Uber: Nearly 6,000 Reports Of Sexual Assault Over 2 Years

12/11/2019
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Uber’s own safety report reveals nearly 6,000 reports of sexual assault in two years. We look at the gig economy’s sexual assault problem and how to fix it. Lauren Kaori Gurley, Cindy Southworth and Alexandrea Ravenelle join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:30

Health Care In Rural America; Coal Miners Follow-Up

12/10/2019
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The impossible cost of health care in Appalachia: $40,000 for a single ambulance ride. We take a look at the cost of health care consolidation in rural America. Mason Adams, Tony Keck and Thomas Ricketts join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, we follow up on the story of the Kentucky coal miners who set up a railroad blockade after not being paid. Sydney Boles joins.

Duration:00:47:58

Democrats Push Ahead With Articles Of Impeachment

12/10/2019
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House Democrats unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday morning. We break it all down with a top reporter and legal scholars. Toluse Olorunnipa, Claire Finkelstein and David Schultz join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:46:49

Peggy Wallace Kennedy Reckons With Her Father's Legacy Of Segregation

12/9/2019
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In the 1960s, Alabama Gov. George Wallace led the South's efforts against racial integration. His daughter grapples with that legacy in a new book. Peggy Wallace Kennedy joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:01

Pensacola, U.K. Election, North Korea, More; WaPo Report On Afghanistan

12/9/2019
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A roundtable of top reporters look ahead to a busy week in news. Jennifer Williams, Matthew Karnitschnig and Charlie D'Agata join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, a Washington Post report from Craig Whitlock details "a secret history" of the war in Afghanistan.

Duration:00:47:11

In 'The Suspect' Richard Jewell's Innocence Is Reconsidered, Over 20 Years After The 1996 Olympics

12/6/2019
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Richard Jewell was front page news after suspicion he had planted a bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. A new book and movie unpack his ordeal and innocence. Kevin Salwen and Kent Alexander join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:46:57

Week In The News: The Impeachment Inquiry, NATO And A Changing Presidential Race

12/6/2019
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The impeachment spotlight shifts to the Judiciary Committee. Trump at a strained NATO summit. Kamala Harris drops out of the presidential race. The roundtable weighs in on the week that was. Seung Min Kim, Jack Beatty and Vivian Salama join David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:46:35

Jenny Slate's Road To Self-Discovery — Through Self-Doubt

12/5/2019
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Life, loss, and laughter. Jane Clayson talks with comedian Jenny Slate on finding her voice through tough times.

Duration:00:45:53

Impeachment Latest; Trump Administration To Tighten SNAP Work Requirement

12/5/2019
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The latest on the impeachment inquiry, with the House Judiciary Committee holding its first hearing as part of the process. Mike DeBonis joins. Plus, a Trump administration proposal could cause millions of low-income people to lose access to food stamps in the long run. Elaine Waxman, Jonathan Ingram and Mag Strittmatter join Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:47:11

In 'Women Rowing North,' A Guide To Growing Old With Joy, Gratitude, Wisdom

12/4/2019
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Mary Pipher, a 71-year-old psychologist, has a message for women of her generation: "Happiness is a choice and a set of skills." She lays out the road map with host Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:48:19

A Mission To Reinterpret The World's Sacred Texts

12/4/2019
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A misreading of scripture is at the root of many of today’s controversies worldwide, says renowned religious scholar Karen Armstrong. She makes the case to Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:48:25

Understanding How Anxiety Might Be Different For Men

12/3/2019
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Men and anxiety. New studies show that men don’t experience or express anxiety in the same way as women. That could be affecting men’s access to treatment. Michael Addis, Stefan Hofmann and Mark Farley join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:52

For 1st Time In 10 Years, Supreme Court Takes Up Major Gun Rights Case

12/3/2019
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The Supreme Court heard a case challenging New York state gun laws. It's the first time the court has heard a gun control case in a decade. We hear what happened. David Savage and Joseph Blocher join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:04

Meghan Daum Has A 'Problem With Everything': Feminism, Cancel Culture And The Internet

12/2/2019
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Columnist and author Meghan Daum takes on political correctness in the new book, "The Problem with Everything." She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:43

Surveying The State Of The Republican Party

12/2/2019
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As the impeachment trial looms, we talk with Republicans about the risk and rewards of standing with Trump. Lisa Desjardins, Seth Weathers and Kim Alfano join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:35

The Evolution Of Jeff Daniels: From Will McAvoy To 'Mockingbird,' And More

11/29/2019
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"To Kill a Mockingbird" took Broadway by storm. Tony-nominee Jeff Daniels joined David Folkenflik.

Duration:00:48:30

Week In The News: Trump In Afghanistan, Ukraine Aid Latest, Navy Secretary Out, 2020 Field Grows

11/29/2019
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White House budget officials resigned in part over Ukraine aid concerns. Bloomberg enters the 2020 fray. Navy Secretary is pushed out. Janet Hook, Kimberly Atkins and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik for the news roundtable.

Duration:00:48:28