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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.
||Clean'Frederick Douglass: Prophet Of Freedom' Reveals Unknown Parts Of Abolitionist's Life||Frederick Douglass was a radical patriot and an abolitionist who was formerly enslaved. Meghna Chakrabarti talks to David Blight about his new biography on the lesser-known corners of Douglass' life.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Manmade Causes Of California's Endless Fire Season||Reporter Ryan Lillis, Deputy Chief Scott McLean, and professors J. Keith Gilless and Glen MacDonald join Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the manmade causes behind California's endless wildfires.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'90s Pop Sensation Hanson Is Still Going Strong After More Than 25 Years||Two decades since “MMMBop,” '90s pop sensation Hanson is still going strong, with orchestral versions of their greatest hits. The Hanson brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac join Meghna Charkabarti.||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek Ahead: California Wildfires, Election Recounts, Trump And The Attorney General||A big week ahead in the news. Michael Crowley, Molly Ball and Sahil Kapur open their notebooks for Meghna Chakrabarti and share what they’re watching for in the week ahead.||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Death And Life Of The Great Lakes': Precious Resources In Peril||Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior. David Folkenflik explores the allure of the Great Lakes – and the perils facing them – with Dan Egan.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek In The News: Sessions Out, Election Results In, California Shooting And More||The midterm elections hand the Senate to Republicans, the House to Democrats and a headache to the President. Jeff Sessions is out. And the mass shooting in California. Craig Gilbert, Shawna Thomas and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLooking Back On The 100th Anniversary Of The WWI Armistice||The 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Reflections from the homefront and Europe. Jack Beatty, Lora Vogt and Margaret MacMillan join Meghna Chakrabarti.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWith Attorney General Jeff Sessions Out, What Happens Next In The Justice Department?||Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced to resign Wednesday, sparking questions about the future of the Russia investigation. Margaret Talev, Paula Reid, Rep. Joaquin Castro and Marc Lotter join Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYear Of The Women: How Female Candidates Fared In The Midterm Elections||A record number of women ran for office. Meghna Chakrabarti looks at how they did and how they might lead with Rebecca Traister, Symone Sanders and Sophia Nelson.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMidterm Election Analysis: With Congress Divided, Where Do Democrats, Republicans Stand?||The wins, losses and messages that voters sent to Washington in the midterm elections. Kimberly Atkins, Nathan Gonzales, Adam Smith, Patrick Svitek and Megan Messerly check in with Meghna Chakrabarti.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is one of the best podcasts out there. It is so refreshing to hear a more balanced, educated, and respectful approach to news and opinions, rather that the bullies over at FOX News. I would say that the host, Tom Ashbrook, tends to lean to the Democratic or Liberal side. However, he plays a great mediator hitting both sides of the issues. Guests holding contrasting views on topics are given ample time to make their case and give support. Great show for everyone to check out!!!
What an incredible news program this one is. I've listened to it for over four years, I used to record it digitally before the time of podcasts. The host is a genius conversationsist, listen for yourself.
Best NPR news/current events broadcast
On Point is the most relevant and interesting NPR show. Tom Ashbrook does not let people get by with simple answers - he asks dificult questions and attempts to get beyond the rhetorical answers. Take the time and listen.
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