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



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Harvey Weinstein And Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:13:00 -0400

More and more women are coming out with stories of harassment and assault from movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. We look at the Weinstein scandal, and sexual harassment in the workplace.


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Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter On The State Of The World

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:33:00 -0400

On the brink of who knows what with North Korea and Iran, we talk with Obama-era Defense Secretary Ash Carter about the U.S. military and the world.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/557168443/npr_557168443.mp3?orgId=1&d=2997&p=510053&story=557168443&t=podcast&e=557168443&ft=pod&f=510053




Steve Bannon Goes Another Round

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:51:00 -0400

Steve Bannon unloads to The American Prospect's Robert Kuttner, again—this time on his grand design to blow up the Republican Party and more. Kuttner joins us.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/556929826/npr_556929826.mp3?orgId=1&d=2830&p=510053&story=556929826&t=podcast&e=556929826&ft=pod&f=510053







The Real Cost Of Low Homeownership Rates

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 14:27:00 -0400

When big investment money moves into mass home ownership. How private equity funds are changing the real estate market and rentals.


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Who's Guarding Against The Guardians?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:01:00 -0400

Court-approved guardians—strangers swooping in and taking over the lives of elderly people who are helpless to stop them. We'll dig in on who, why and how.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/555981372/npr_555981372.mp3?orgId=1&d=2794&p=510053&story=555981372&t=podcast&e=555981372&ft=pod&f=510053







Zooming Toward An Electric Car Future

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:31:00 -0400

General Motors lays out an all-electric future. Twenty new electric car and truck models by 2023. Are gas and diesel engines going the way of the horse and buggy?


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/555639412/npr_555639412.mp3?orgId=1&d=2797&p=510053&story=555639412&t=podcast&e=555639412&ft=pod&f=510053







Confronting Modern Mass Shootings

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:37:00 -0400

Terror in the streets of Las Vegas. How should Americans understand and confront the now-drumbeat of mass killings in this country.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/555382993/npr_555382993.mp3?orgId=1&d=2797&p=510053&story=555382993&t=podcast&e=555382993&ft=pod&f=510053




How Totalitarianism Took Over Russia

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:17:00 -0400

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen on how modern Russia took a wrong turn on the road to democracy and its march, now, to totalitarianism.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/555157795/npr_555157795.mp3?orgId=1&d=2760&p=510053&story=555157795&t=podcast&e=555157795&ft=pod&f=510053




Dozens Dead And Hundreds Injured In Las Vegas Shooting

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:38:00 -0400

A gunman opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas Sunday night, making it the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, according to police.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/555133572/npr_555133572.mp3?orgId=1&d=2848&p=510053&story=555133572&t=podcast&e=555133572&ft=pod&f=510053




Remembering, And Learning From, The Vietnam War

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:34:00 -0400

As Ken Burns' "The Vietnam War" documentary wraps up, we look at those memories, lessons learned and lost, and Afghanistan right now.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/554557780/npr_554557780.mp3?orgId=1&d=2894&p=510053&story=554557780&t=podcast&e=554557780&ft=pod&f=510053




Week In The News: Trump Tax Plan, NFL Protests, Puerto Rico Devastation

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:11:00 -0400

A GOP health care bill dies. Trump versus the NFL. Tax overhaul. Private jets scandal. Puerto Rico. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/554551452/npr_554551452.mp3?orgId=1&d=2820&p=510053&story=554551452&t=podcast&e=554551452&ft=pod&f=510053




From The Travel Ban To Digital Privacy, This Term's SCOTUS Docket

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:33:00 -0400

The Supreme Court readies to weigh in on gerrymandering, digital privacy, and the gay marriage wedding cake. We'll look at the docket for the new term.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/554298895/npr_554298895.mp3?orgId=1&d=2801&p=510053&story=554298895&t=podcast&e=554298895&ft=pod&f=510053







On The Road With America's Nomadic Seniors

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:41:00 -0400

Older Americans, on the road. Looking for work, for a living. Out of campervans and trailers. We'll talk with the author of "Nomadland."


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/554039342/npr_554039342.mp3?orgId=1&d=2810&p=510053&story=554039342&t=podcast&e=554039342&ft=pod&f=510053










The Ramifications Of Going Nuclear

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:25:29 -0400

The unthinkable. We look at consequences in Korea and far beyond if Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un would ever actually go nuclear.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/553784768/npr_553784768.mp3?orgId=1&d=2804&p=510053&story=553784768&t=podcast&e=553784768&ft=pod&f=510053




#OnPointListens: Talking Wildfires And A Changing Climate In Spokane

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:27:00 -0400

Tom Ashbrook is in Spokane, Washington for On Point's national listening tour talking with locals about this tough wildfire season and our changing climate.


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The Colin Kaepernick Effect

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:57:00 -0400

Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who took a knee during the national anthem, remains shunned by football. We'll toss around why.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/552968878/npr_552968878.mp3?orgId=1&d=2842&p=510053&story=552968878&t=podcast&e=552968878&ft=pod&f=510053




Week In The News: Trump's U.N. Speech, Russia Investigation

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:31:00 -0400

Trump and America First at the U.N. Russia investigation nears turning point. Earthquake and hurricanes. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/552955472/npr_552955472.mp3?orgId=1&d=2778&p=510053&story=552955472&t=podcast&e=552955472&ft=pod&f=510053







Unpacking Graham-Cassidy: The Latest GOP Health Care Bill

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:35:00 -0400

Graham-Cassidy, the GOP's health care Hail Mary to repeal Obamacare. We'll dive into the bill and look at the high stakes — for the politicians and for you.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/552665256/npr_552665256.mp3?orgId=1&d=2781&p=510053&story=552665256&t=podcast&e=552665256&ft=pod&f=510053







From Amazon To Foxconn: Major Companies Making Moves

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:15:00 -0400

Cities across the country court Amazon for its new headquarters. Wisconsin signs a $3 billion deal to snag Foxconn. We look at the competition for marquis employers.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/552399867/npr_552399867.mp3?orgId=1&d=2808&p=510053&story=552399867&t=podcast&e=552399867&ft=pod&f=510053













Japan's Tough Choices As North Korean Missiles Fly

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:27:00 -0400

With North Korean missiles zooming overhead, how does Japan prepare, defend and respond? Japan's tough challenges, military and diplomatic.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/551858545/npr_551858545.mp3?orgId=1&d=2856&p=510053&story=551858545&t=podcast&e=551858545&ft=pod&f=510053







Week In The News: Irma Destruction, DACA Uncertainty, Clinton Campaign Memoir

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:25:00 -0400

The trail of Irma. Trump and tax reform. Equifax outrage. Hillary opens the book on her failed campaign. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/551314865/npr_551314865.mp3?orgId=1&d=2804&p=510053&story=551314865&t=podcast&e=551314865&ft=pod&f=510053










A Major Mapping Of Cincinnati's Opioid Crisis

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:51:00 -0400

The Cincinnati Enquirer sent dozens of reporters into the field for seven days to report on the heroin crisis. They returned with an alarming snapshot of a national epidemic.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/550745236/npr_550745236.mp3?orgId=1&d=2795&p=510053&story=550745236&t=podcast&e=550745236&ft=pod&f=510053










Equifax Hack: Assessing The Data Breach

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:01:00 -0400

Millions of Americans' most sensitive personal information is now out there for sale to thieves and governments. What do we do to fix this?


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