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



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Week In The News: Moore And Franken, Sessions On Russia, GOP Tax Bill

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:29:00 -0500

More women accuse Roy Moore. The tax bill goes after Obamacare. Jeff Sessions' hazy memory. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.


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Saudi Purge, Lebanon Power Struggle Add To Middle East Turmoil

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:15:00 -0500

Purge and palace intrigue in Saudi Arabia. The mysterious resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister. We'll try to pull back the curtain on what's really going on.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/564391705/npr_564391705.mp3?orgId=1&d=2843&p=510053&story=564391705&t=podcast&e=564391705&ft=pod&f=510053







Should Gun Makers Face Lawsuits After Mass Shootings?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:37:00 -0500

On the heels of the Las Vegas and Texas massacres, Newtown families want gun makers held liable. They're in court again. Could this be the way?


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Trade With China In The Age Of 'America First'

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:07:00 -0500

President Trump pitches his "America First" trade policy in Asia. We'll look at what's really going on with US-China trade and beyond.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/563824755/npr_563824755.mp3?orgId=1&d=2848&p=510053&story=563824755&t=podcast&e=563824755&ft=pod&f=510053







Week In The News: Dems Win, Trump In Asia, Texas Shooting

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:49:00 -0500

Democratic victories in Virginia and elsewhere. President Trump's trip to Asia. Allegations against a Senate candidate. And the latest developments on the shooting at a church in Texas.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/563334566/npr_563334566.mp3?orgId=1&d=2840&p=510053&story=563334566&t=podcast&e=563334566&ft=pod&f=510053













Paradise Papers Roil The World's Elite

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:49:25 -0500

The Paradise Papers keep delivering. A trove of leaked documents on the world's elite. The commerce secretary. Apple. More. We'll dive in.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/562858592/npr_562858592.mp3?orgId=1&d=2789&p=510053&story=562858592&t=podcast&e=562858592&ft=pod&f=510053




David Ignatius On Russia, China, The Middle East And 'The Quantum Spy'

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:49:29 -0500

Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius on the President in Asia, the Russia investigation and his new thriller, "The Quantum Spy." He joins us.


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Tom Perez, Nina Turner And DNC 'Rigging'

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:31:49 -0500

We're joined by Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez and Our Revolution President Nina Turner to talk about the Donna Brazile bombshells: Did the DNC rig the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton?


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/562571442/npr_562571442.mp3?orgId=1&d=2838&p=510053&story=562571442&t=podcast&e=562571442&ft=pod&f=510053




How To Pick A Health Insurance Plan As Obamacare Signups Start

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:10:45 -0500

You might not know it, but open enrollment for Obamacare has begun. We'll look at how to pick best options, under and outside the Affordable Care Act.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/562368031/npr_562368031.mp3?orgId=1&d=2818&p=510053&story=562368031&t=podcast&e=562368031&ft=pod&f=510053










Week In The News: Mueller Indictments, GOP Tax Plan, Social Media Scrutiny

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:58:00 -0400

New York terror attack. Mueller's first charges and a guilty plea. GOP tax plan. Social media giants grilled by Congress. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/561891856/npr_561891856.mp3?orgId=1&d=2797&p=510053&story=561891856&t=podcast&e=561891856&ft=pod&f=510053






















Amazon's Bold Moves Into Our Homes And Lives

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:57:00 -0400

Mighty Amazon strikes again. Getting the key to your front door, making moves into the prescription drug business and more. Will Amazon take over our lives?


Media Files:
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On Point In Atlanta On The Middle Class

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:55:00 -0400

We're in Atlanta on our national listening tour, taking stock of what it means to be middle class today and how the middle class fares under President Trump.


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Week In The News: Opioids, Russia, GOP Battle

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:21:00 -0400

Jeff Flake says "enough." White House takes action on opioids. Trump's Russia dossier. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/560450016/npr_560450016.mp3?orgId=1&d=2837&p=510053&story=560450016&t=podcast&e=560450016&ft=pod&f=510053




Bush Twins On Life In The Public Eye

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:45:00 -0400

Barbara and Jenna Bush, presidential daughters and granddaughters, join the program to talk about their new book, "Sisters First."


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Firm With Trump Cabinet Ties Scores $300M Puerto Rico Power Contract

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:15:00 -0400

Puerto Rico is still in the dark after Hurricane Maria. Now, questions about a tiny company that landed a $300 million contract to fix its power system.


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Gretchen Carlson On Buying Silence From Harassment Victims

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:15:00 -0400

Bill O'Reilly's $32 million sex settlement shocker. Harvey Weinstein. A reckoning for non-disclosure agreements. Is it time to stop buying silence?


Media Files:
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GOP Senator Bows Out, Blasting Trump

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:29:00 -0400

Republican Arizona Senator Jeff Flake announces he won't run for re-election, denounces Trump and warns the GOP on its direction.


Media Files:
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Chemical Industry Insider Rolls Back Rules At EPA

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:28:00 -0400

A chemical industry insider now has a top job at the EPA and is rolling back rules on toxic chemicals. Is safety being compromised?


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Reining In The Tech Giants

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:31:00 -0400

Congressional calls for more regulation, oversight of Facebook. Google, Amazon, Apple also getting scrutiny. Is it time?


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George W. Bush's Stunning Rebuke Of Donald Trump

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:57:00 -0400

President George W. Bush breaks a nine-year silence to deliver a powerful rebuke to a sitting President. President Obama's talking too. We'll think about their critiques and President Trump.


Media Files:
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Week In The News: John Kelly Backs Trump, Kirkuk And Raqqa, #MeToo

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:09:00 -0400

Kirkuk and Raqqa. Sessions on Russia. Congress tries on healthcare. Trump, and fallen soldiers. #MeToo goes viral. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/559073922/npr_559073922.mp3?orgId=1&d=2806&p=510053&story=559073922&t=podcast&e=559073922&ft=pod&f=510053







Questions Swirl After 4 U.S. Troops Die In Niger

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:51:00 -0400

The four American Green Berets who died in Niger. We'll look at the mission, and the uproar over President Trump's comments on their deaths.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/558816241/npr_558816241.mp3?orgId=1&d=2825&p=510053&story=558816241&t=podcast&e=558816241&ft=pod&f=510053




Astronaut Scott Kelly's View From Space

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:07:00 -0400

Former astronaut Scott Kelly joins us to talk his out-of-this-world year in space, and where we might be headed next – think Mars.


Media Files:
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Decoding The Creative Genius Of Leonardo da Vinci

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:33:00 -0400

History's most creative genius — Leonardo da Vinci. Walter Isaacson explores the life of the great Renaissance genius of art and science.


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