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A live, two-hour morning news-analysis program.



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The Evolution Of The Disney Princess

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:22:30 -0500

Disney's "Moana" is a fierce, strong, South Pacific heroine. We'll look at the evolution of Disney's princesses, from happily ever after to saving the world.


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The Future Of Assad, Syria And The Region

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:48:44 -0500

Aleppo looks set to fall to Assad, a turning point in Syria's awful war. We'll ask if Assad now looks set to win, and what that means for Syria and the region.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/504850681/npr_504850681.mp3?orgId=1&d=2828&p=510053&story=504850681&t=podcast&e=504850681&ft=pod&f=510053




Ina Garten's 'Cooking For Jeffrey' Is A Tribute To Her Husband

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:40:30 -0500

The "Barefoot Contessa" Ina Garten helps us prepare for the holiday season with a collection of meals that make her husband, Jeffrey, and all of us, smile.


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The Origins And Implications Of Fake News

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:20:33 -0500

After a man fired a rifle inside a D.C. pizzeria while "self-investigating" a baseless online conspiracy theory, we look at how to rein in fake news.


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From 'Jackie' To Melania: First Ladies Of The United States

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:40:33 -0500

The new "Jackie" movie is out. Melania Trump will soon replace Michelle Obama as FLOTUS. What it means to be First Lady of the United States, then and now.


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Global Democracy Is On Shaky Ground

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:47:23 -0500

Is democracy getting as wobbly around the world as it seems? Many scholars say there are real warning signs all around us.


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China Explores Social Credit Scores

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:46:32 -0500

A Chinese project is tracking everything citizens do and ranking them based on their behavior – like a credit score. With impact. We'll check it out.


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Public School Funding At A Loss, In Oklahoma And Beyond

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:53:30 -0500

Oklahoma public schools are on the ropes after years of budget cuts. Four-day school weeks and more. We'll take it as a big case study and and look at Donald Trump's new education secretary.


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Why A Third Of Millennials Live At Home

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:02:31 -0500

No more 'empty nest'. A third of millennials now live at home with their parents. We'll look at what's still pushing that trend.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/503351286/npr_503351286.mp3?orgId=1&d=2790&p=510053&story=503351286&t=podcast&e=503351286&ft=pod&f=510053










StoryCorps Shares Thanksgiving Stories

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:26:38 -0500

We partner with Storycorps to hear family stories – joyful, painful, heartfelt – from their "Great Thanksgiving Listen."


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/503182599/npr_503182599.mp3?orgId=1&d=2875&p=510053&story=503182599&t=podcast&e=503182599&ft=pod&f=510053




The Future — Or End — Of Identity Politics

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:34:32 -0500

Diversity and the Democratic Party. Hillary Clinton campaigned on it — and lost. Mark Lilla says "identity liberalism" is over. Is it? He's with us.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/503172400/npr_503172400.mp3?orgId=1&d=2842&p=510053&story=503172400&t=podcast&e=503172400&ft=pod&f=510053













The U.S. And Mexico In A Trump Administration

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:57:07 -0500

The US and Mexico after Donald Trump's election. From the wall to NAFTA to big deportation threats, we'll drill down into what's next in a US-Mexico face-off.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/502904520/npr_502904520.mp3?orgId=1&d=2819&p=510053&story=502904520&t=podcast&e=502904520&ft=pod&f=510053







Week In The News: Trump Transition, Obama Abroad, Gwen Ifill Dies

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:22:31 -0500

Trump in transition. The President's final trip abroad. Southeast wildfires. Steve Bannon. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.


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The Unheard History Of Books In Your Ears

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:21:37 -0500

Books in your ears. The history of audiobooks from wax cylinders to the digital age. We'll trace the untold story of the talking book.


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'Draining The Swamp' And The Trump Transition

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:14:38 -0500

Draining the Washington swamp. We'll look at what that meant on the campaign trail, and what President-elect Trump may actually do.


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Week In The News: Trump's Victory, Republicans On Top, Unity And Anger

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:20:35 -0500

Election earthquake. President-Elect Trump. Clinton's stunning defeat. Protests and calls for unity. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/501736431/npr_501736431.mp3?orgId=1&d=2834&p=510053&story=501736431&t=podcast&e=501736431&ft=pod&f=510053







President-Elect Trump And The World

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:06:21 -0500

The world and President Trump. From alliances to global trade to ISIS and "the Wall," we look at the world looking at Trump.


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Election Day In American History

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:52:37 -0500

On Election Day, we look to American history at the presidential polls. Other dramatic election battles, and how the country came through.


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