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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.

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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.

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Cold In Syracuse

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Love the host, great guests, no need to take callers.

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I want to hear more from the panel experts. Can the show host talk a little less?

iTunes Ratings

2145 Ratings
Average Ratings
1442
282
159
117
145

Cold In Syracuse

By Cold In Syracuse - Jan 15 2020
Read more
Love the host, great guests, no need to take callers.

Suggestion

By DW-99 - Jan 10 2020
Read more
I want to hear more from the panel experts. Can the show host talk a little less?
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On Point

Latest release on Feb 14, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 'Little America' Depicts The Immigrant Experience Not Seen In The Headlines

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“Little America” is the new Apple TV + series that documents the complexity of the immigrant experience. Kumail Nanjiani and Joshuah Bearman join David Folkenflik to discuss the stories not seen in the daily headlines.

Feb 14 2020

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Rank #2: Week In The News: 2020 Election Latest, Trump's DOJ, Barr Responds To Trump Tweets

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On to Nevada and South Carolina for the Democrats. The heavy hand of Trump’s Justice Department. And a whole lot more in our week in review roundtable. Susan Glasser, Molly Ball and Gerald Seib join David Folkenflik.

Feb 14 2020

46mins

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Rank #3: Is It Time For A New U.S. Strategy In The Middle East?

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Former U.S. diplomat Martin Indyk, who has spent his career trying to fix problems in the Middle East, says it’s time to rein in our grandiose vision for the region in exchange for something more attainable. Martin Indyk joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 13 2020

46mins

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Rank #4: Unpacking Why Federal Prosecutors Quit The Roger Stone Case

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Four federal prosecutors in the case of former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone have pulled out of the legal proceedings, after the Department of Justice undercut their sentencing recommendations. We’ll look at the mix of politics and justice that brought us to this unprecedented point. Paula Reid, Donald Ayer and Jill Hasday join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 13 2020

46mins

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Rank #5: Why A New Wave Of Economists Are Championing Slow Economic Growth

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A thriving nation needs a growing economy ... or does it? A lot of economists say maximum growth is bad for society and the planet, and they’re preaching slow-growth -- or even no-growth -- economics. Dietrich Vollrath and Kate Raworth join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 12 2020

46mins

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Rank #6: Road Map To 2020: Looking Ahead To Nevada, South Carolina And Beyond

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With the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary in the rear view mirror, we’ll take a look at strategies Democratic hopefuls will turn to ahead of contests in Nevada, South Carolina, and beyond. How could the race for the Democratic nomination change as the rest of America gets its say? Lily Adams, Gavin Jackson, Antjuan Seawright and Mark Longabaugh join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Feb 12 2020

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Rank #7: How New Hampshire Got Its Primary And Held On Tight

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As N.H. voters head to the polls, we look back at the history of the state's outsized influence in presidential elections and whether it’s time to loosen the Granite State's grasp on primary politics. Lauren Chooljian, Jack Beatty and Megan Messerly join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 11 2020

47mins

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Rank #8: It's Primary Day In New Hampshire. Who Will Come Out A Winner In The Granite State?

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We're broadcasting from the Granite State as voters head to the polls. We'll bring you the candidates’ final arguments and the last minute decisions voters are wrestling with. Anthony Brooks and Holly Shulman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 11 2020

46mins

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Rank #9: In 'Imperfect Union,' Steve Inskeep Traces The History Of America's First Celebrity Political Couple

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NPR’s Steve Inskeep tells the story of one of America’s first celebrity political couples and their impact on history in his new book "Imperfect Union." Steve Inskeep joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 10 2020

47mins

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Rank #10: Week Ahead: N.H. Primary, Post-Impeachment Politics, 2020 Election Latest

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Getting ready in New Hampshire after Iowa’s wobbly start. We’ll look ahead to what’s happening on the ground in the first-in-the-nation primary. Anthony Brooks, Jack Beatty, Yamiche Alcindor and Janet Hook join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 10 2020

47mins

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