On PointAuthor: WBUR & NPR
22 Feb 2019

On Point

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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

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    Oscars 2019: The Moments And Movies That Made The Year On The Silver Screen

    The Oscars are this weekend. We look at this year’s stars, standouts, snark-fests and showdowns with top movie critics. Pass the popcorn. A.O. Scott and Alicia Malone join David Folkenflik.

  • Posted on 22 Feb 2019

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    Week In The News: Border Wall Lawsuit, Acosta Accusations, North Carolina Election Fraud

    The ACLU and 16 states sue Trump over the border wall. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta faces accusations he gave too much deference to a billionaire sex offender. A new election ordered in North Carolina. Ginger Gibson, Ed O'Keefe and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

  • Posted on 22 Feb 2019

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    The Road To 10 Billion: Where Is Global Population Actually Headed?

    Ten billion people on earth by 2050. But what if that prediction is … all wrong? A pair of researchers argues the population is headed for a steep decline, and bring with it a whole new set of challenges. John Ibbitson, Darrell Bricker and John Bongaarts join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Posted on 21 Feb 2019

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    Return From ISIS: American Women Want Out Of Extremism

    An American woman joined the Islamic State, went to Syria, married three ISIS fighters and called for attacks on Americans. Now, she says she was brainwashed, is rejecting extremism and wants to come back. Martin Chulov, Muhammad Fraser-Rahim and Jessica Trisko Darden join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Posted on 21 Feb 2019

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    Why U.S. Plans For High-Speed Trains Keep Riding Off The Rails

    California’s governor spiked the state’s high-speed rail project. "Let’s get real," he said, "it would cost too much and take too long." Why can’t the U.S. get high-speed rail right? Ron Diridon and Noël Perry join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Posted on 20 Feb 2019

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