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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.

Latest Episodes

Ronan Farrow And The Revelations Of Reporting On Predators

Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and reporting on powerful men with a lot at stake. A conversation with Ronan Farrow. He joins David Folkenflik.

46 MIN2 d ago
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Ronan Farrow And The Revelations Of Reporting On Predators

Week In The News: Syria, Brexit Deal, Democrats Debate, Impeachment

Trump’s gambit in Syria leads to fears of massacres of Kurds — and a backlash at home. Warren in the hot seat. Giuliani rejects a congressional subpoena. Anita Kumar, Laura Rozen and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

46 MIN2 d ago
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Week In The News: Syria, Brexit Deal, Democrats Debate, Impeachment

The Wolf Runt Who Rose To Alpha-Male Status In Yellowstone

The remarkable story of Wolf 8, the nervy runt who became the alpha male of the pack in Yellowstone National Park. Author Rick McIntyre joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 MIN3 d ago
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The Wolf Runt Who Rose To Alpha-Male Status In Yellowstone

SCOTUS And Juvenile Life Sentences; Elijah Cummings

Should juveniles convicted of murder ever receive life in prison without the possibility of parole? The Supreme Court looks at the case of the D.C. Sniper, and raises the question of sentencing reform in juvenile justice. Marsha Levick and Marshan Allen join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings. We remember the longtime congressman with Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott.

46 MIN3 d ago
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SCOTUS And Juvenile Life Sentences; Elijah Cummings

Best Thing The Roman Empire Ever Did For Us? Collapse, One Author Says

The gripping story of how the end of the Roman Empire was the beginning of the modern world. Walter Scheidel and James Fallows join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 MIN4 d ago
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Best Thing The Roman Empire Ever Did For Us? Collapse, One Author Says

Democratic Debates Round 4

After Round 4 of the Democratic presidential debates, we add up the political scorecard. Winners, losers, breakout moments and the issues that dominate. Sahil Kapur and Aisha Moodie-Mills join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 MIN4 d ago
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Democratic Debates Round 4

50 Years (And Counting) For Sesame Street

Fifty years of Sesame Street. From Kermit to Elmo, Oscar and Big Bird, we celebrate the show that’s taught children around the world to read, laugh and love to learn. Lloyd Morrisett, Sherrie Westin and Stacey Gordon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 MIN5 d ago
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50 Years (And Counting) For Sesame Street

Kevin McAleenan Out At DHS; Debate Preview

Kevin McAleenan’s resignation as acting head of the Department of Homeland Security adds to the leadership tumult at DHS. Michelle Hackman and Alejandro Mayorkas join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls debate again. Ginger Gibson has a preview.

46 MIN5 d ago
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Kevin McAleenan Out At DHS; Debate Preview

Serving NATO And The Navy, James Stavridis Looked To These Leaders For Lessons

A meditation on character and leadership from former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO James Stavridis. The new book is "Sailing True North." He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 MIN6 d ago
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Serving NATO And The Navy, James Stavridis Looked To These Leaders For Lessons

Understanding How Anxiety Might Be Different For Men

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.

46 MIN6 d ago
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Understanding How Anxiety Might Be Different For Men
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Latest Episodes

Ronan Farrow And The Revelations Of Reporting On Predators

Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and reporting on powerful men with a lot at stake. A conversation with Ronan Farrow. He joins David Folkenflik.

46 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Ronan Farrow And The Revelations Of Reporting On Predators

Week In The News: Syria, Brexit Deal, Democrats Debate, Impeachment

Trump’s gambit in Syria leads to fears of massacres of Kurds — and a backlash at home. Warren in the hot seat. Giuliani rejects a congressional subpoena. Anita Kumar, Laura Rozen and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

46 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Week In The News: Syria, Brexit Deal, Democrats Debate, Impeachment

The Wolf Runt Who Rose To Alpha-Male Status In Yellowstone

The remarkable story of Wolf 8, the nervy runt who became the alpha male of the pack in Yellowstone National Park. Author Rick McIntyre joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 MIN3 d ago
Comments
The Wolf Runt Who Rose To Alpha-Male Status In Yellowstone

SCOTUS And Juvenile Life Sentences; Elijah Cummings

Should juveniles convicted of murder ever receive life in prison without the possibility of parole? The Supreme Court looks at the case of the D.C. Sniper, and raises the question of sentencing reform in juvenile justice. Marsha Levick and Marshan Allen join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings. We remember the longtime congressman with Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott.

46 MIN3 d ago
Comments
SCOTUS And Juvenile Life Sentences; Elijah Cummings

Best Thing The Roman Empire Ever Did For Us? Collapse, One Author Says

The gripping story of how the end of the Roman Empire was the beginning of the modern world. Walter Scheidel and James Fallows join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Best Thing The Roman Empire Ever Did For Us? Collapse, One Author Says

Democratic Debates Round 4

After Round 4 of the Democratic presidential debates, we add up the political scorecard. Winners, losers, breakout moments and the issues that dominate. Sahil Kapur and Aisha Moodie-Mills join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Democratic Debates Round 4

50 Years (And Counting) For Sesame Street

Fifty years of Sesame Street. From Kermit to Elmo, Oscar and Big Bird, we celebrate the show that’s taught children around the world to read, laugh and love to learn. Lloyd Morrisett, Sherrie Westin and Stacey Gordon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 MIN5 d ago
Comments
50 Years (And Counting) For Sesame Street

Kevin McAleenan Out At DHS; Debate Preview

Kevin McAleenan’s resignation as acting head of the Department of Homeland Security adds to the leadership tumult at DHS. Michelle Hackman and Alejandro Mayorkas join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls debate again. Ginger Gibson has a preview.

46 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Kevin McAleenan Out At DHS; Debate Preview

Serving NATO And The Navy, James Stavridis Looked To These Leaders For Lessons

A meditation on character and leadership from former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO James Stavridis. The new book is "Sailing True North." He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Serving NATO And The Navy, James Stavridis Looked To These Leaders For Lessons

Understanding How Anxiety Might Be Different For Men

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.

46 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Understanding How Anxiety Might Be Different For Men
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