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



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Answers Around Our 'Age Of Anger'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:55:24 -0500

Our age of anger. We'll talk with big thinker Pankaj Mishra about the roots of today's anger. He says it's been a long time coming.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/517565720/npr_517565720.mp3?orgId=1&d=2791&p=510053&story=517565720&t=podcast&e=517565720&ft=pod&f=510053




Mexico Weighs The 'Trump Effect'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:57:28 -0500

President Trump's strong statements on trade and immigration are straining the US relationship with Mexico. We'll hear reaction from our southern neighbor.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/517545762/npr_517545762.mp3?orgId=1&d=2833&p=510053&story=517545762&t=podcast&e=517545762&ft=pod&f=510053







Week In The News: Deportation Orders, Mexico On Edge, Town Hall Turmoil

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:03:22 -0500

New deportation guidelines. Fiery town hall meetings. Rollback of transgender policies. Testing U.S.-Mexico ties. 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/510053/517062407/npr_517062407.mp3?orgId=1&d=2811&p=510053&story=517062407&t=podcast&e=517062407&ft=pod&f=510053




One Historian's 'Brief History Of Tomorrow'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:39:26 -0500

If man and machine really do become one, will data destroy democracy, humanism, and our souls? One historian's view of the future.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/516880687/npr_516880687.mp3?orgId=1&d=2838&p=510053&story=516880687&t=podcast&e=516880687&ft=pod&f=510053




What Does The Next DNC Chair Need To Help The Party Win?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:03:28 -0500

Democrats hold leadership elections Saturday for the party's national committee. After Trump's election, how do they rebuild and start winning again?


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/516878297/npr_516878297.mp3?orgId=1&d=2834&p=510053&story=516878297&t=podcast&e=516878297&ft=pod&f=510053







President Trump Could Ramp Up Deportation

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:55:25 -0500

New guidelines from the Trump Administration give more power to U.S. officials to deport immigrants in the country illegally . The new, tough rules are causing alarm and fear in immigrant communities.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/516667472/npr_516667472.mp3?orgId=1&d=2806&p=510053&story=516667472&t=podcast&e=516667472&ft=pod&f=510053




President Trump And A Worried Europe

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:03:25 -0500

America in Europe. The president's envoys try to reassure Europe and NATO that we're all still on the same team, but Europe wonders.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/516474313/npr_516474313.mp3?orgId=1&d=2782&p=510053&story=516474313&t=podcast&e=516474313&ft=pod&f=510053
















Week In The News: Flynn Fired, Puzder Backs Out, Oroville Dam

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:19:24 -0500

Michael Flynn fired. Calls to investigate Trump's Russia ties. Netanyahu at the White House. California dam crisis. 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/510053/515826828/npr_515826828.mp3?orgId=1&d=2783&p=510053&story=515826828&t=podcast&e=515826828&ft=pod&f=510053




Mo Willems Talks To Children – And Us

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:09:25 -0500

Mo Willems, acclaimed children's author and illustrator, joins us to talk Knuffle Bunny, Nanette's baguette and finding empathy in today's world.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/515634982/npr_515634982.mp3?orgId=1&d=2794&p=510053&story=515634982&t=podcast&e=515634982&ft=pod&f=510053




Tax Reform And Your Shopping Cart

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:25:22 -0500

Tax reform — American retailers, importers, are warning of big price hikes. American exporters are celebrating. Plus: Warren Buffet dumps 90% of his shares in Wal-Mart.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/515622173/npr_515622173.mp3?orgId=1&d=2787&p=510053&story=515622173&t=podcast&e=515622173&ft=pod&f=510053













Israel-U.S. Relations At A Reset

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:01:27 -0500

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to visit President Trump. Plus: the latest on the resignation of the President's National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/515226689/npr_515226689.mp3?orgId=1&d=2795&p=510053&story=515226689&t=podcast&e=515226689&ft=pod&f=510053




New Moves On American Wind Power

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:17:25 -0500

Big new offshore wind farms are opening up, with a lot of muscle. We'll look at wind, oil and the future of energy in America.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/515033050/npr_515033050.mp3?orgId=1&d=2758&p=510053&story=515033050&t=podcast&e=515033050&ft=pod&f=510053










Week In The News: Sessions And DeVos, Warren Silenced, Patriots Stunner

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:50:28 -0500

Jeff Sessions, Betsy DeVos confirmed. Elizabeth Warren silenced. Trump's travel ban and the 9th Circuit Court. 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/510053/514559757/npr_514559757.mp3?orgId=1&d=2833&p=510053&story=514559757&t=podcast&e=514559757&ft=pod&f=510053







Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Talks Trump And Putin

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:54:01 -0500

Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, warns Americans not to let their leaders go down the path of Vladimir Putin. He joins us.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/514347518/npr_514347518.mp3?orgId=1&d=2821&p=510053&story=514347518&t=podcast&e=514347518&ft=pod&f=510053













President Trump Takes On Dodd-Frank

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:53:31 -0500

Banks never liked Dodd-Frank –the regulations that came after the Crash of '08. The President says he's going to do a big number on it. Can he protect his voters and Wall Street? Main Street?


Media Files:
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American Allies In A Time Of Trump

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:31:34 -0500

The U.S. and its allies when Donald Trump promises to put America first. Provocative diplomacy and the new administration.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/513757458/npr_513757458.mp3?orgId=1&d=2854&p=510053&story=513757458&t=podcast&e=513757458&ft=pod&f=510053







How Aging Athletes Continue To Win Big

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:33:26 -0500

Tom Brady at 39 in his seventh Super Bowl. Roger Federer and Serena Williams win the Australian Open at 35. Age-defying athletes, and what they can teach us.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/513298293/npr_513298293.mp3?orgId=1&d=2820&p=510053&story=513298293&t=podcast&e=513298293&ft=pod&f=510053




Week In the News: Trump's SCOTUS Pick, Immigration Impact, Cabinet Battles

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:09:26 -0500

Uproar over Trump's immigration ban. A Supreme Court pick. A Trump blowup with Australia. New fighting in Ukraine. 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/510053/513288424/npr_513288424.mp3?orgId=1&d=2773&p=510053&story=513288424&t=podcast&e=513288424&ft=pod&f=510053













President Trump's SCOTUS Pick

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:49:27 -0500

In our 100-Day Spotlight on the Trump Administration: The President announces his pick for the Supreme Court. We'll look at the nominee and confirmation battle ahead.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/512890297/npr_512890297.mp3?orgId=1&d=2804&p=510053&story=512890297&t=podcast&e=512890297&ft=pod&f=510053







Guarding Against Authoritarianism

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:51:23 -0500

In our 100-Day Spotlight on the Trump Administration: in a time of fast, dramatic action, how do we assure that we don't lose democratic oversight?


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/512680912/npr_512680912.mp3?orgId=1&d=2760&p=510053&story=512680912&t=podcast&e=512680912&ft=pod&f=510053

























Deregulating The American Economy

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:26:23 -0500

In our 100 Day Spotlight: President Trump says he'll cut regulation by 75 percent, maybe more. What would deregulation mean for the economy, for workers, for the environment?


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/511640229/npr_511640229.mp3?orgId=1&d=2845&p=510053&story=511640229&t=podcast&e=511640229&ft=pod&f=510053







President Trump And The Press

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:13:26 -0500

In our 100 Day Spotlight: President Trump and the press. He says it's war. Journalists say they're just out for truth. For facts. We dive in.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/511455563/npr_511455563.mp3?orgId=1&d=2802&p=510053&story=511455563&t=podcast&e=511455563&ft=pod&f=510053