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On Point

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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

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Looking At The Changes Happening Within The Nation's Largest Federal Appeals Court

February 26th, 2020


Judicial appointees and the Trump administration. A slate of new judges will have a major impact on the 9th circuit in the Western United …

Part III: How The Powerful Manipulate Truth

February 26th, 2020


In the third installment of our series on truth, we'll unpack how media, the information machine and the powerful manipulate the truth. Shelley …

What The Harvey Weinstein Trial Verdict Means For The #MeToo Movement

February 25th, 2020


Harvey Weinstein is found guilty of third-degree rape, but acquitted of the most serious charges against him. We’ll take a look at the impact of this watershed moment. Fatima Goss Graves, Juana Melara and Jodi Kantor …

Part II: The Science Behind How We Perceive Truth

February 25th, 2020


In the second installment of our series on truth, we dive into the science behind truth. How do we define it, how do our brains process it and why do we fight over it? John Van Bavel, Adrian Bardon and George Lakoff …

Week Ahead: 2020 Latest, Looking To South Carolina, White House Shake-Ups

February 24th, 2020


Candidates take the Nevada results and move on to South Carolina. Plus, post-impeachment shake-ups in the Trump administration. We’ll look at the …

Part I: The History Of How We Think About Truth

February 24th, 2020


We kickoff our series on truth – how we use it, how we abuse it, what it means and what it’s worth to us. Beth Daley, Joel Christensen and Mustafa …

Week In The News: Democrats Debate, Trump's Pardons, Calls For AG Barr's Resignation

February 21st, 2020


Democrats take the debate stage. President Trump issues a round of pardons. Former DOJ prosecutors call for AG Barr’s resignation. The roundtable is here. Astead Herndon, Betsy Woodruff Swan and Amanda Terkel join David …

How To Fix The Local News Crisis

February 21st, 2020


Local newspapers have steadily gone out of business throughout the digital age. We’ll dig into the fate of local journalism and what can be done to save it. John Thornton, Mary Ellen Klas and Mi-Ai Parrish join David …

What Happened In Vegas: Mike Bloomberg's Debate Debut

February 20th, 2020


Just three days ahead of the Nevada Caucus, six Democrats took to the debate stage in Las Vegas. But there was one notable newcomer on the stage. We’ll talk Michael Bloomberg's first debate performance. Michael Kranish, …

David Brooks Says The Nuclear Family Was A Mistake. Is He Right?

February 20th, 2020


David Brooks wants Americans to ditch the idea of the nuclear family. In his latest piece for The Atlantic, Brooks declares the end of the era of mom, dad and two and a half kids. We'll hear why. David Brooks and Dr. …

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