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.

Episode Date
The Past, Present And Future Of Classic Rock
2953
How can classic rock survive when its stars are aging and dying?
Jun 22, 2018
Week In The News: Zero Tolerance At Border, U.S. Leaves U.N. Human Rights Council, Trade Tensions
2886
Trump's about-face on family separation. Immigration battle in Congress. Retaliatory tariffs. The roundtable dives in.
Jun 22, 2018
Coastal Communities, Watch Out: Sea Level Rise Threatens Your Homes
3040
Rising seas threaten hundreds of thousands of homes along the U.S. coasts, putting at risk a lot more than real estate.
Jun 21, 2018
Stephen Miller: Trump's Advisor Behind Separating Families
3045
The art of provocation from White House advisor and immigration enforcer Stephen Miller – who's calling the shots on the forced family separations at the border.
Jun 21, 2018
Mapping Out Recreational Marijuana
3059
Recreational pot is legal in many states, now comes the battle over where it can be sold. Cities and towns want their say.
Jun 20, 2018
Behind Trump's Call To Launch A Space Force
3040
The president's call for a new military command focused on future battles in outer space. We'll look at the new Space Force.
Jun 20, 2018
Celebrating Juneteenth: The History Behind The Holiday
3056
Juneteenth is a holiday most Americans have never heard of but should know about. We'll look at the history and the stories behind the holiday.
Jun 19, 2018
Zeroing In On Immigration, Asylum Laws And The Border
3025
Family separation and stricter asylum laws are "immoral," says Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. He joins us as we talk about the situation at the border.
Jun 19, 2018
Battling Misinformation And 'Bad Advice' About Science And Your Health
3066
Science is under attack from quack experts and self-appointed activists, warns a top doctor who has been caught in the crossfires. He makes the case.
Jun 18, 2018
What We're Watching In The Week Ahead
3029
Top reporters open their notebooks and share what they're working on and watching for in the week ahead.
Jun 18, 2018
Kicking Off The World Cup
2950
The World Cup kicks off in Russia. The U.S. team didn't make the cut but there are plenty of teams to watch and politics to unpack.
Jun 15, 2018
Week In The News: History In North Korea, IG Report, New York AG Sues Trump & Family
2953
Comey and the Clinton email report. Implied verification and North Korea. The Supreme Court and voter registration. The news roundtable weighs in.
Jun 15, 2018
D'oh! Discussing All Things Springfield With 'Simpsons' Writer Mike Reiss
2996
Three decades of "The Simpsons." We turn our eye on Springfield with a top writer who has been in the mix since day one.
Jun 14, 2018
Profiting While In Power
2977
High profits and the Trump presidency. Senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner raked in a lot of money last year while working for the government. What about Trump himself?
Jun 14, 2018
The Freedom Of Information And Our Government
2982
The flow of information to the public in the Age of Trump. What do we know about what the government is doing in our name and with our tax dollars?
Jun 13, 2018
Breaking Down The AT&T-Time Warner Decision
2976
The fate of the AT&T Time Warner deal has been decided. And with it, a message sent to media moguls and beyond.
Jun 13, 2018
The Binge-Watching Continues. What's Behind Netflix's Success?
2923
Netflix now makes more television than any network in history and the hits keep coming. What's the secret sauce?
Jun 12, 2018
All Eyes On Historic North Korea Summit
2960
The historic summit with North Korea comes with high stakes. We'll unpack the best and worst case scenarios.
Jun 12, 2018
Our Planet Is Tangled In Plastic
2961
Plastic or the planet? We need to make a choice, or drown in plastic says National Geographic. We'll dig in.
Jun 11, 2018
What's To Come This Week In The News
2992
Fallout from the G-7. The North Korea summit. The GOP's immigration feud, top reporters open their notebooks and share what to look for in the week ahead.
Jun 11, 2018
Miss America's Makeover
3021
There she is, but no longer in a swimsuit. We'll look at Miss America's makeover and new message.
Jun 08, 2018
The Week In The News: Trump Pardons, NFL White House Visit, Anthony Bourdain Dead At 61
3018
Our weekly news roundtable dives into the headlines.
Jun 08, 2018
Going Down Timothy Snyder's 'Road To Unfreedom'
3016
A top historian's warning on the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America.
Jun 07, 2018
After Kate Spade's Death, Widening The Conversation About Women's Mental Health
3003
Fashion icon Kate Spade's death by suicide has launched a new conversation about women's mental health.
Jun 07, 2018
Telemedicine: The Doctor Will See You Now (Via Video Call)
3035
Telemedicine as the new house call is getting more traction and patients. Is it good medicine?
Jun 06, 2018
Sports Betting Takes Off
3037
After the Supreme Court's green light, Delaware launches sports betting. And bets are on — which states are next?
Jun 06, 2018
Diving Into The Ever-Evolving Ad World With Ken Auletta
3002
From Mad Men to memes, the advertising industry is undergoing epic changes. Bestselling author Ken Auletta shares the inside story.
Jun 05, 2018
The View From Canada: G7 Summit, Tariffs And Trade
3041
Oh, Canada. Trudeau and Trump spar ahead of the big G-7 summit. We'll look at it through the lens of Canada.
Jun 05, 2018
Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Colorado Baker In Cakeshop Case
3036
SCOTUS ruled Monday in the case of the baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a gay couple. In a 7-2 decision, justices decided in favor of the baker.
Jun 04, 2018
The Week Ahead: The Primaries, Congress, North Korea Summit
3027
Primaries to watch. Congress back to work. Summit reality check. Top reporters open their notebooks and share what to watch for this week.
Jun 04, 2018
What It Means To Be 'Middle-Aged'
2927
So you're middle-aged now, but does that mean you're really a grown-up? Maybe not.
Jun 01, 2018
Week In The News: Singapore Summit, Giuliani's PR Ploy, Roseanne Barred
2924
Reviving the Singapore summit. Giuliani's PR ploy. Roseanne gets the boot. Starbucks closes the doors. The roundtable dives in.
Jun 01, 2018
How Dropshipping Is Changing Retail
2994
Online retailers are cutting out the middleman – and selling products cheaper than ever. Are you getting what you pay for?
May 31, 2018
Hurricane Maria Death Toll In Puerto Rico Estimated Thousands Higher Than Initial Reports
2996
The government reported 64 dead in Puerto Rico from last year's Hurricane Maria. But new research says the toll was thousands higher. We look at why — and what now.
May 31, 2018
Inspiring Stories Of Widowed Fathers In 'The Group'
2991
Life lessons from men after the devastating deaths of their wives. Their stories are raw, real, and inspiring.
May 30, 2018
Migrant Children At The Border
2986
Did the U.S. really lose some 1500 migrant children? We'll look at that and the administration's new policy on separating families.
May 30, 2018
With GPS, Are We 'Never Lost Again'?
2978
How we navigate the world, now. The inside story of the Google mapping revolution. Turn left, at the roundabout.
May 29, 2018
Looking At The Week Ahead In The News
2985
Top reporters open their notebooks and look ahead to the week in Washington and around the globe.
May 29, 2018
The Evolution Of Prom
3068
We're going to the prom. The corsages endure, but a lot has changed. Shall we dance?
May 25, 2018
Week In The News: North Korea Summit Cancelled, FBI Briefing, Gun Safety In Texas
3034
North Korea summit canceled. The GOP-only FBI briefing. Gun safety summit in Texas. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
May 25, 2018
Filmmaking In The Trump Era
3027
Making movies for the Trump audience. Filmmaker Dallas Sonnier calls it populist entertainment. He joins us.
May 24, 2018
Tackling The Gender Imbalance In News Media
3035
In the way American news business covers the world, why are the expert voices overwhelmingly male?
May 24, 2018
Retracing An Expedition Through The Great Wild North Of Alaska
3019
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
U.S. Birth Rate Drops To Lowest In Decades
3060
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 23, 2018
How The Top 9.9 Percent Is Leaving The Rest In The Dust
3069
Forget the top one-percenters, it's the top 9.9 percenters who are holding everyone else down. Hear the case.
May 22, 2018
Behind Trump's Demand For A DOJ Investigation
3034
President Trump demands the Justice Department find out if the FBI spied on his campaign. We'll look at the evidence.
May 22, 2018
The Biggest 'What-If' Moments In Sports History
3042
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
Trump's Push For Prison Reform
3032
President Trump pushes for prison reform at a White House summit. Congress takes it up, too. We'll unpack.
May 21, 2018
Getting Ready For The Royal Wedding
2958
As Meghan Markle gets ready to marry the most eligible bachelor in the world, beyond the fairy tale, there's a real life conversation to be had about racism and the culture of celebrity.
May 18, 2018
Week In News: Gaza Violence, North Korea Talks, Trump's Michael Cohen Payment
2987
Gaza violence. North Korea talks, maybe? Trump discloses payment to Michael Cohen. The roundtable takes it all up.
May 18, 2018