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



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New Reports Reveal Aggressive Pharmaceutical Push For Opioids

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:11:10 -0400

A new investigation into the role the pharmaceutical industry played in launching our current opioid crisis. We'll look at the industry's aggressive OxyContin push.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/495610854/npr_495610854.mp3?orgId=1&d=2791&p=510053&story=495610854&t=podcast&e=495610854&ft=pod&f=510053




How Trump And Clinton Are Preparing For Their First Debate

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:44:33 -0400

Debate prep. It's finally time for a faceoff. Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump. And the challenges and strategies they bring into their first presidential debate.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/495500923/npr_495500923.mp3?orgId=1&d=2837&p=510053&story=495500923&t=podcast&e=495500923&ft=pod&f=510053
















Ian McEwan's Shakespearian 'Nutshell'

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:26:35 -0400

Few people can string together words as beautifully as Ian McEwan. He joins us to talk about his new tale of a prenatal Hamlet.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/494904256/npr_494904256.mp3?orgId=1&d=2763&p=510053&story=494904256&t=podcast&e=494904256&ft=pod&f=510053
















Whistleblower Edward Snowden: To Pardon, Or Not To Pardon

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:10:28 -0400

To pardon — or not to pardon — Edward Snowden, the man who blew the lid off the U.S. government's spying on everyone. Plus, the latest on the terror attacks investigation in New York and New Jersey.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/494609434/npr_494609434.mp3?orgId=1&d=2796&p=510053&story=494609434&t=podcast&e=494609434&ft=pod&f=510053













Scandal, Sham Accounts At Wells Fargo

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:22:39 -0400

A $185 million dollar fine for Wells Fargo. Sham accounts. 5000-plus employees fired and a huge payout going to the executive in charge. We'll dig in to the banking scandal.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/494120589/npr_494120589.mp3?orgId=1&d=2768&p=510053&story=494120589&t=podcast&e=494120589&ft=pod&f=510053




The Buried, Secret Lives Of Trees

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:21:33 -0400

The secret life of trees. They talk to each other, says forester Peter Wohlleben. They have families. We'll sit down with the tree whisperer.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/493952448/npr_493952448.mp3?orgId=1&d=2769&p=510053&story=493952448&t=podcast&e=493952448&ft=pod&f=510053



















The Greatest American Television Shows, Ranked

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:02:13 -0400

Just in time for the fall TV rollout, two critics rank the 100 greatest American television shows of all time — and check out the new season.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/493311438/npr_493311438.mp3?orgId=1&d=2781&p=510053&story=493311438&t=podcast&e=493311438&ft=pod&f=510053




Week In The News: Clinton And Trump Talk Foreign Policy, Obama Visits Asia

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:26:23 -0400

This week, candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton discussed commander in chief work, President Obama visited Asia and Mother Teresa was declared a saint.


Media Files:
http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/493307219/npr_493307219.mp3?orgId=1&d=2831&p=510053&story=493307219&t=podcast&e=493307219&ft=pod&f=510053







Lawrence Wright On The Post-9/11 Rise Of Terror

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:05:18 -0400

Fifteen years after the attacks of 9/11, we'll sit down with Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright to take stock of where we've come, where we are in the age of terrorism.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/493142820/npr_493142820.mp3?orgId=1&d=2833&p=510053&story=493142820&t=podcast&e=493142820&ft=pod&f=510053




'Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman': Conservation In America's Heartland

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:28:17 -0400

The new conservationists of the Mississippi River watershed: stories of ranchers, farmers and fishermen trying to do the right thing- ecologically- in the country's heartland.


Media Files:
http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/493000799/npr_493000799.mp3?orgId=1&d=2832&p=510053&story=493000799&t=podcast&e=493000799&ft=pod&f=510053




The New Frontier Of Human Organ Transplants

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 12:52:18 -0400

Human transplants. Hand, face, uterus, even head transplants in the news now. We'll look at the widening frontier of transplant surgeries.


Media Files:
http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/492995325/npr_492995325.mp3?orgId=1&d=2838&p=510053&story=492995325&t=podcast&e=492995325&ft=pod&f=510053




The 'Hidden Figures' Who Helped NASA Win The Space Race

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:22:21 -0400

The untold story of the black women — mathematicians — who helped NASA win the space race. We'll talk to the author of "Hidden Figures."


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/492848067/npr_492848067.mp3?orgId=1&d=2836&p=510053&story=492848067&t=podcast&e=492848067&ft=pod&f=510053




The State Of Play Two Months Before The General Election

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:56:20 -0400

Two months until Election Day. We'll check in with top political watchers across the United States on where the race really stands, and what they see coming.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/492842990/npr_492842990.mp3?orgId=1&d=2866&p=510053&story=492842990&t=podcast&e=492842990&ft=pod&f=510053













Week In The News: Trump's Immigration Plan, Chicago Murder Crisis, Brazilian Impeachment

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:22:22 -0400

Clinton's lead narrows. Trump doubles down on immigration. Chicago's murder rate spirals. Brazil's president impeached. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/492431883/npr_492431883.mp3?orgId=1&d=2843&p=510053&story=492431883&t=podcast&e=492431883&ft=pod&f=510053




Colin Kaepernick's Protest And Modern Patriotism

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:04:18 -0400

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's sits during the national anthem. We'll unpack the controversy and message from all sides.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/492284993/npr_492284993.mp3?orgId=1&d=2848&p=510053&story=492284993&t=podcast&e=492284993&ft=pod&f=510053







The Future Of Scientific Discovery

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:40:12 -0400

Science is in trouble. More and more research findings turning out to be mistakes or useless. Can science be saved from itself?


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/492118153/npr_492118153.mp3?orgId=1&d=2805&p=510053&story=492118153&t=podcast&e=492118153&ft=pod&f=510053




Safe Spaces, Trigger Warnings And The University Of Chicago

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:16:29 -0400

The University of Chicago is the latest school to push back against trigger warnings and safe spaces. We'll look at the debate over political correctness on campus.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/492110938/npr_492110938.mp3?orgId=1&d=2829&p=510053&story=492110938&t=podcast&e=492110938&ft=pod&f=510053




The Global Race To Stop And Cure Zika

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:02:22 -0400

Forty one cases confirmed in Singapore. Calls to test all blood donations in the U.S. The latest global efforts to stop Zika.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/491981262/npr_491981262.mp3?orgId=1&d=2854&p=510053&story=491981262&t=podcast&e=491981262&ft=pod&f=510053













Week In The News: Trump's Immigration Flip, Clinton Foundation Flap, Italian Quake

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:20:21 -0400

Italy's deadly earthquakes. Trump's flip on immigration. New questions about the Clinton Foundation. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.


Media Files:
http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/491509159/npr_491509159.mp3?orgId=1&d=2826&p=510053&story=491509159&t=podcast&e=491509159&ft=pod&f=510053




Bob Fosse: Troubled, Turbulent Icon

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:10:09 -0400

A big biography of Broadway dance king Bob Fosse – of "Chicago," the film "Cabaret," "All That Jazz" – opens up a turbulent life.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/491487848/npr_491487848.mp3?orgId=1&d=2858&p=510053&story=491487848&t=podcast&e=491487848&ft=pod&f=510053







The American Cocktail Renaissance

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:57:51 -0400

Move over beer and wine, cocktails are back with a twist. We'll sip – very responsibly — into the cocktail renaissance.


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http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/491344060/npr_491344060.mp3?orgId=1&d=2807&p=510053&story=491344060&t=podcast&e=491344060&ft=pod&f=510053







Blended Families, And How They Work

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:05:55 -0400

When 40 percent of new marriages are re-marriages. We'll unpack what it really takes to blend two families. It's not the Brady Bunch.


Media Files:
http://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/491042863/npr_491042863.mp3?orgId=1&d=2798&p=510053&story=491042863&t=podcast&e=491042863&ft=pod&f=510053