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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.
||CleanIn 'Thick,' Tressie McMillan Cottom Looks At Beauty, Power And Black Womanhood In America||Sociologist Tressie McMillan Cottom discusses upending stereotypes of black womanhood with Meghna Chakrabarti.||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNegotiator George Mitchell On Northern Ireland, The Middle East — And Now The Shutdown||How do you end an intractable impasse? Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell helped do exactly that in Northern Ireland. Mitchell joins Meghna Chakrabarti, along with Gabby Orr, to share advice on ending the shutdown.||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Surviving R. Kelly': Documenting Decades Of Abuse From The R&B Singer||Allegations against R&B singer R. Kelly have been circulating for decades. Why did it take a TV documentary to get people to pay attention? Dream Hampton, Renée Graham and Bill Wyman join David Folkenflik.||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek In The News: Shutdown Continues, William Barr's Hearing, Brexit Bombs||Blame and pain as the federal shutdown rolls on. "I will not be bullied," says Trump’s pick for attorney general. Brexit implodes. Anita Kumar, Zack Beauchamp, Richard Engel and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristian Foster Care Reopens Debate On Religious Freedom And Government||A South Carolina ministry's Christian-only foster care policy is the latest flashpoint in the debate over religious freedom and government social services. We’ll take it up. Laura Meckler, Robin Fretwell Wilson and Jedd Medefind join Meghna [...]||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfter Saudi Teen Granted Aslyum, A Look At Life For Women In The Kingdom||A Saudi teen who fled her allegedly abusive family is granted asylum in Canada. We’ll look at what’s changing and what’s not for women in Saudi Arabia. Sarah Aziza, Yasmine Mohammed and "Laura" join Meghna Chakrabarti.||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLA Teachers On Strike, Calling For More Funding For Classrooms||Teachers on strike, this time in Los Angeles, the country’s second-largest school district. We’ll hear the debate on both sides. Howard Blume, Gloria Martinez, Nick Melvoin and Dale Lee join Meghna Chakrabarti.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fate Of Brexit||The make-or-break vote on the Brexit deal with Britain’s future hanging in the balance. We’ll turn to London for reaction and what's next. John Peet, David Herszenhorn and Amanda Sloat join Meghna Chakrabarti.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Tracking And Selling Our Data Became A Business Model||There are new calls for tech companies to stop selling your location to third parties. We’ll look at the economics and perils of "surveillance capitalism." Shoshana Zuboff joins Meghna Chakrabarti.||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSen. Mitch McConnell: The Man In The Middle Of The Government Shutdown||Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the legislative arsenal to end the shutdown. So, why isn’t he? We’ll look at why McConnell is sitting this one out. Alec MacGillis and Jasmine Farrier join Meghna Chakrabarti.||1/15/2019||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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