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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.
||CleanInside The Farm Bill: Subsidies For Farmers, Boost For Hemp And More||Congress sends a massive, bipartisan farm bill to the president’s desk that includes subsidies to farmers and legalizes hemp. Catherine Boudreau, Chad Wilson and Caroline Kitchens join Meghna Chakrabarti.||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn His 'Sortabiography,' Monty Python's Eric Idle Reflects On The Meaning Of Life||Monty Python’s Eric Idle is still "Always Looking on the Bright Side of Life." He’s out with a "sortabiography" and joins Meghna Chakrabarti.||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthern Baptist Seminary Documents And Discloses History Of 'Deep Racism'||The largest Protestant denomination in the United States is apologizing for its dark history of racism. Albert Mohler, Lawrence Ware and Curtis Woods join Meghna Chakrabarti.||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnemployment Down, Wages Stagnant, Retirement Difficult: An Economic Survey||Unemployment is at rock bottom but wages are flat and a skyrocketing number of older Americans can’t afford to retire. We’ll go behind the numbers for answers. Heidi Shierholz, Thomas Geoghegan, Tom Coomer and Alicia Munnell join Meghna [...]||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Guardians And The War On Truth': Journalism In Today's World||Freedom of the press. Reporters face jail, violence or worse — how can they be safe? And how can the truth get out? David Folkenflik speaks with journalists who have been in the arena, Jason Rezaian, Janine di Giovanni and Joel Simon.||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek In The News: Trump Meets With Democrats, Cohen's Sentencing, Theresa May And More||Top Democrats go face-to-face with Trump. Prison time for Michael Cohen. Trump's border wall and U.S.-Mexico talks. Vivian Salama, Olivier Knox and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'It's Not Always Enough To Lean In': Michelle Obama, Sheryl Sandberg And The Workplace||Five years ago Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg told women to ‘lean in.’ Now, many women, including Michelle Obama, say it just doesn’t work. Katherine Goldstein, Kathleen Gerson and Anna Dapelo-Garcia join Meghna Chakrabarti.||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArctic Warming Pushes The Region — And Planet — Into Uncharted Territory||Warming in Arctic raises fears of a "rapid unraveling" of the region. Reindeer numbers crash by half. We’ll confront the climate emergency in the Arctic. George Divoky and Karen Frey join Meghna Chakrabarti.||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStock Market Distress Signal: How Low-Cost Index Funds Are Taking Over||Sounding the alarm on index funds. How their runaway success has reshaped power and accountability in boardrooms and on Wall Street. John Coates, Todd Gormley and Michelle Singletary join Meghna Chakrabarti.||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUpheaval In France: Will Macron's Promise Of Relief Satisfy Protesters?||France rocked by violent demonstrations against a fuel tax hike and economic woes. Will President Macron’s promise of relief be enough? Melissa Bell, Laura Haim and Mark Vail join Meghna Chakrabarti.||12/12/2018||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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