On Point

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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.
813 episodes · since Nov, 2016
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We're going to the prom. The corsages endure, but a lot has changed. Shall we dance?
North Korea summit canceled. The GOP-only FBI briefing. Gun safety summit in Texas. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
May 24, 2018
Making movies for the Trump audience. Filmmaker Dallas Sonnier calls it populist entertainment. He joins us.
May 24, 2018
In the way American news business covers the world, why are the expert voices overwhelmingly male?
May 23, 2018
An 1899 expedition to Alaska found wild beauty and coming environmental calamity. What about now? Best-selling author Mark Adams retraced the trek to find out.
May 23, 2018
The U.S. birth rate dips to a 30-year low. Shifting attitudes about motherhood is just one of the reasons why. We'll look at what's behind the drop.
May 22, 2018
Forget the top one-percenters, it's the top 9.9 percenters who are holding everyone else down. Hear the case.
May 22, 2018
President Trump demands the Justice Department find out if the FBI spied on his campaign. We'll look at the evidence.
May 21, 2018
What if Billie Jean King had lost to Bobby Riggs? We'll imagine that and other what-if moments in sports with Mike Pesca and a roster of all-star writers.
May 21, 2018
President Trump pushes for prison reform at a White House summit. Congress takes it up, too. We'll unpack.

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