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On Point

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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and healthcare to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point talks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
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48:52 | Jul 3rd, 2018

ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas joins us for a frank conversation about her battle with alcoholism.
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46:46 | Aug 11th, 2017

A man books six dates in one night. The women find out. What's going on with modern dating?
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46:35 | Sep 13th

Populism alone didn’t propel Donald Trump to the White House. The transformation of television played its part. A top TV critic makes the case. James Poniewozik joins David Folkenflik.

46:29 | Sep 13th

Bolton exits. Democrats debate. GOP notches up a win in N.C. The House moves on gun control. The roundtable is here. Seung Min Kim, Sahil Kapur and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

46:52 | Sep 12th

Innovation is the buzzword in our digital era. But our guests say we’d be better off if we slowed down and maintained and improved what we already have. Andrew Russell and Lee Vinsel join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47:10 | Sep 12th

Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Dorian, the death toll in the Bahamas rises and so does the desperation. We hear from first responders and eyewitnesses. Christy Delafield and Nikki Battiste join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, the third Democratic debate....Show More

47:01 | Sep 11th

Capitalism works, says economist Branko Milanovic, but it comes with a price. We look at new models of capitalism that can break the cycles of greed and inequality. Milanovic joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

47:10 | Sep 11th

John Bolton is out as national security adviser. Now what for U.S. foreign policy? James Dobbins and David Rothkopf join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, 18 years have passed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We look back with those who lost loved ones.

47:12 | Sep 10th

How ideas about free markets and a doodle of an economic curve on a cocktail napkin reshaped the U.S. economy, for better and worse. Binyamin Appelbaum, author of "The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society," join...Show More

47:20 | Sep 10th

A coalition of state attorneys general launch antitrust probes into Facebook and Google. They tell us why. Phil Weiser, James Tierney, Tim Wu and Stephen Houck join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:38 | Sep 9th

This weekend, President Trump canceled secret meetings at Camp David with the Taliban and Afghan leaders. We get the latest from Karen DeYoung. Plus, India revokes Kashmir’s special status. Pakistan moves troops close to the Line of Control. Are the ...Show More

47:04 | Sep 9th

Seeking solutions to a persistent problem in American education. It’s Part 1 of our special series "The 50 Year Fight: Solutions For Closing The Achievement Gap." Prudence Carter and Ibram X. Kendi join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47:05 | Sep 6th

McKrae Game, who founded one of the largest conversion therapy programs, has come out as gay and is apologizing for the harm he has done. Game, Matt Ashcroft and Garrard Conley join David Folkenflik.

47:18 | Sep 6th

The wrath of Dorian. Walmart and guns. Brexit, not so fast. Hong Kong concession and protests. The roundtable is here. Seema Mehta, Shannon Pettypiece and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

46:45 | Sep 5th

A conversation with bestselling writer Walter Mosley about his hard-boiled character Easy Rawlins and a life in crime writing. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:12 | Sep 5th

2020 Democratic hopeful and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang makes the case for why he should be the next president of the United States. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

47:08 | Sep 4th

Iconic journalist Dan Rather reflects on American character and patriotism in this time of polarization. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:27 | Sep 4th

The wrath of Hurricane Dorian as the monster storm moves northeastward. We have the latest news and developments from Morgan Chesky and reporter Lindsey Kilbride in Florida. Plus, we take a deep look at the mysterious lung disease associated with vap...Show More

46:59 | Sep 3rd

Her father’s dementia diagnosis led award-winning journalist Nicci Gerrard to investigate what the disease does to those who live with it and to their caregivers. The new book is called "The Last Ocean: A Journey Through Memory and Forgetting." Gerra...Show More

46:44 | Sep 3rd

Hurricane Dorian slams the Bahamas and threatens the southeast United States. Meghna Chakrabarti checks in with Brian McNoldy. Plus, an international roundtable on Brexit, Hong Kong, Kashmir and more. Keith Bradsher, Susan Glasser and Adrian Wooldrid...Show More

46:50 | Sep 2nd

A big meditation on the meaning of ancestry and family. Dani Shapiro, author of the celebrated new book "Inheritance," joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:27 | Sep 2nd

There are robots roaming the aisles of Walmart and other grocery stores. Monitoring inventory, cleaning up spills and potentially replacing workers. Andrew McAfee, David Pinn and Erikka Knuti join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47:19 | Aug 30th

NFL quarterback Andrew Luck says, “I’m in pain,” and stuns the football world with his retirement at age 29. retires at age 29. He leaves millions of dollars on the table and a big message for the game and fans. On Point's John Harwood is joined by f...Show More

46:59 | Aug 30th

All eyes on Hurricane Dorian. The 2020 field narrows. China signals trade talks could be back on. Oklahoma’s $572 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson. Epstein’s accusers have their day in court. The roundtable weighs in.

46:44 | Aug 29th

OB-GYN and New York Times columnist Dr. Jen Gunter advises her patients -- and her hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers -- to put away the jade eggs, the garlic, and to stop listening to Gwyneth Paltrow. In her funny, fact-based book, Gunter se...Show More

46:58 | Aug 29th

In late July, unpaid coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky blocked a train loaded with more than a million dollars of coal to ship out. Nearly a month later, they’re still there and talking with us.

46:03 | Aug 28th

The sweeping story of one family’s migration from the slums of Manila to the Houston suburbs. Jason DeParle joins .

46:37 | Aug 28th

Patriotism. Religion. Having children. American values are changing, reports a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll. We’ll explore national character in 2019. Host Kimberly Atkins is joined by Democratic pollster Jeff Horwitt, Republican pollster Bill Mc...Show More

45:57 | Aug 27th

Is it time to end the filibuster, the requirement for a supermajority of 60 votes to pass legislation or confirm presidential nominees in the Senate? Host Kimberly Atkins speaks with former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Rutgers University pol...Show More

45:58 | Aug 27th

Trade, diplomacy with Iran, the impending Brexit and more exposed rifts among the world’s richest democracies at the G-7 summit. Flavia Krause-Jackson, European government editor for Bloomberg, Eswar Prasad, professor of trade policy at Cornell Unive...Show More

46:53 | Aug 26th

The Amazon in Brazil is on fire. We look at deforestation, climate change and what’s at stake for the planet. Jake Spring, Robin Chazdon and Joshua Busby join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47:07 | Aug 26th

We hear from a roundtable of American Jews about their thoughts and responses to President Trump’s claims about who they should be loyal to and why. David Klion, Jeff Jacoby and Rachel Greengrass join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:41 | Aug 23rd

Dollar stores are popping up across the country and raking in the profits. Critics say it all comes with a cost to the nation's poor. We’re on it. Nathaniel Meyersohn, Vanessa Hall-Harper and Christopher Merrett join Sacha Pfeiffer.

46:04 | Aug 23rd

Economic anxiety. Trump’s new migration policy. The G7 rendezvous in France. Greenland stands its ground. The roundtable is here. Catherine Rampell, Hayes Brown and Jack Beatty join Sacha Pfeiffer.

47:14 | Aug 22nd

The Trump administration moves to end the Flores agreement. They say it’s to keep families together in detention, but now they could be detained indefinitely. Molly O'Toole, Sen. Jeff Merkley and Mike Howell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47:18 | Aug 22nd

Newark, New Jersey, residents are lining up for bottled water after lead was found in tap water. We look at crumbling infrastructure and public health. Phil Murphy, Yvette Jordan, Dimple Chaudhary, Eric Schwartz and Margaret Krauss join Meghna Chakra...Show More

46:55 | Aug 21st

Love or detest it, the semicolon is the most divisive punctuation mark of the modern era. Should we even care? Cecelia Watson joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, our best books list for fall 2019. Leigh Haber is here.

47:03 | Aug 21st

The illicit market for pot is hot in some states where weed is legal. We look at why. Natalie Fertig, Alphonso "Tucky" Blunt and Tom Adams join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:39 | Aug 20th

SOS for moms and dads. How to nurture your child by caring for yourself. Self-compassion for parents. Susan Pollak joins Nancy Cordes.

46:36 | Aug 20th

Congress readies to take up a slew of new gun-violence measures in September. We look at what’s on the table and what gun laws states are passing on their own. German Lopez, Cassandra Crifasi and Sen. Richard Blumenthal join Nancy Cordes.

47:08 | Aug 19th

Five years after Ferguson, the national conversation about race and policing is still ongoing – and residents of Ferguson, Missouri, are still searching for answers. Fran Griffin, Wesley Bell and Jeff Pegues join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:57 | Aug 19th

Democratic congressman and presidential hopeful Tim Ryan joins us. We talk about gun violence in his home state, his views on "Medicare for All" and more. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, how folks are fooling facial recognition technology. Tom Sta...Show More

46:58 | Aug 16th

In the Arctic, a warming planet is accelerating the loss of sea ice and raising the stakes for the region. Andrew Revkin, Julie Brigham-Grette and Brice Loose join David Folkenflik.

46:47 | Aug 16th

The Trump Administration toughens immigration policy. The markets tumble. And the DOJ investigates the jail that held Jeffrey Epstein. Ginger Gibson, Toluse Olorunnipa and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik. Plus, Democratic presidential candidate Sen...Show More

46:56 | Aug 15th

Over the last century, African Americans were dispossessed of millions of acres of land. We look at the story of black-owned farmland in Mississippi. Vann R. Newkirk II and Willena Scott-White join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:40 | Aug 15th

More and more economic indicators are pointing in the wrong direction and fears are growing that we are heading into a global recession. One economist calls this the "summer of fear." Rana Foroohar, Jay Foreman and Win Cramer join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47:03 | Aug 14th

"Beaten Down, Worked Up" — longtime labor reporter Steven Greenhouse on the future of unions. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

47:06 | Aug 14th

The Trump administration seeks to deny green cards to immigrants who could use government assistance like food stamps. We look at the reasons why and the potential impact. Ted Hesson, Jackie Vimo and Mark Krikorian join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:37 | Aug 13th

New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino explores modern culture through her experience as a millennial, and how social media shapes identity. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:39 | Aug 13th

Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a jail cell and the handling of his case overall are both failures of the criminal justice system. So how do the dozens of his accusers find justice now? Sadie Gurman, Barbara McQuade and Joseph Uscinski  join Meghna Chakra...Show More

46:32 | Aug 12th

The battling philosophies around conservation that gave us the public lands we have today ⁠— and what we can learn from the debate. John Clayton joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:42 | Aug 12th

We go to Hong Kong for the latest on the protests, and to Beijing as the trade war with Washington gets hotter and hotter. Natasha Khan, David Rennie and Robert Daly join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:42 | Aug 9th

A roundtable of Latina analysts on the shooting in El Paso, racism and domestic terrorism in America now. Alexa Ura, Esmeralda Bermudez and Janet Murguía join David Folkenflik.

46:39 | Aug 9th

Two mass shootings rock the country. Lawmakers weigh gun legislation. Protests break out in Hong Kong, and trade war breaks out with China. Suzanne Gamboa, Anita Kumar and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

47:13 | Aug 8th

Rebroadcast: Women of country music are raising their voices against the old boys’ network in Nashville they say discriminates against them. Beverly Keel, Kalie Shorr and Kelleigh Bannen join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47:03 | Aug 8th

Rebroadcast: There are new calls for tech companies to stop selling your location to third parties. We’ll look at the economics and perils of "surveillance capitalism." Shoshana Zuboff joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:56 | Aug 7th

The literature and the legacy of the author Toni Morrison, who has died at 88. A Nobel laureate and Pultizer Prize-winner, her novels include "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon." Dana Williams, Tressie McMillan Cottom and Russell Banks join David Folkenf...Show More

46:41 | Aug 7th

Americans who have health insurance are increasingly being forced to turn to charity for help paying medical bills, despite having coverage, reports the Los Angeles Times. Noam Levey joins David Folkenflik. Plus, former Rep. Joe Sestak is running for...Show More

46:22 | Aug 6th

Mosquitoes are among civilization's most influential yet underappreciated killers. We unearth the uneasy truth about their outsized impact on human history. Timothy Winegard joins David Folkenflik.

46:47 | Aug 6th

A harder focus emerges on racism and white supremacy. The president condemns hatred — but his rhetoric is under scrutiny, too. Frank Figliuzzi and Monica Muñoz Martinez join David Folkenflik.

46:49 | Aug 5th

Deadly shooting attacks in El Paso and Dayton causes two communities to grieve — and focus national attention once more on gun policy and questions of domestic terrorism. Aaron Montes, Jess Mador, Lois Beckett and J.M. Berger join David Folkenflik.

47:33 | Aug 2nd

Fifty years ago this week, Elvis revived his career and reinvented the Vegas show when he took to the stage on the Strip. Richard Zoglin joins David Folkenflik.

46:26 | Aug 2nd

Democrats debate. The president attacks Baltimore. Fed cuts rates for the first time since 2008. Catherine Lucey, Janet Hook and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

47:14 | Aug 1st

We check in on the second night of Democratic presidential debates, with a focus on health care policy. Ginger Gibson and Jonathan Cohn join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, we know what President Trump thinks about Baltimore, but how do the people who live...Show More

46:50 | Aug 1st

The water crisis in Chennai is worsening. Its population is roughly the same as New York City’s. What lessons does Chennai hold for other major cities around the world? Emily Schmall, Veena Srinivasan and Rimjhim Aggarwal join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47:10 | Jul 31st

Can a culture own an instrument? Or stake a claim on a style of music? Folk singer Rhiannon Giddens says no. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:48 | Jul 31st

Former corporate lawyer Jamie Gamble says current law pushes executives to behave like “sociopaths.” He says there’s a free market solution. Gamble joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, checking in on the Democratic debates. Lisa Lerer joins.

47:04 | Jul 30th

Private developers and colleges are teaming up to build luxury dorms. At what price to the college experience? Deirdre Fernandes, Joshua Brown and Jeff Jones join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:49 | Jul 30th

The Supreme Court hands the Trump Administration a win on the border wall. ICE gets expanded power to deport undocumented immigrants without a hearing. We have the latest on the administration’s immigration policy. Alan Gomez, Ur Jaddou and John Dani...Show More

47:14 | Jul 29th

Robert Mueller warned that Russians are still interfering in our elections. We look at what lawmakers are trying to do to stop that — and who’s standing in their way. Karoun Demirjian, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Rep. Rodney Davis and Marian Schneider join Meg...Show More

46:36 | May 2nd

Before "The Canterbury Tales," Geoffrey Chaucer was a teenage fashion plate, prisoner of war, a traveler. We dig into a new biography. Marion Turner joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:44 | May 2nd

President Trump and Democratic leaders say they’ll champion a $2 trillion infrastructure package. It’s purely aspirational for now. But let’s think big — how would you spend it? Tanya Snyder and Stan Caldwell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47:11 | May 1st

Beyoncé’s "Homecoming," and how Queen Bey masterfully uses visuals, more than music, to tell the story of black culture. Hannah Giorgis and Joey Guerra join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:07 | May 1st

A presidential candidate and a Utah commencement speaker have both explained their sexuality by saying, "God made me this way." We look at faith, politics and the LGBTQ community. Matthew Vines and Kathryn Lofton join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:44 | Apr 30th

The profound joys of moving through the world on your own two feet. Explorer and philosopher Erling Kagge on the wonders of walking. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

47:00 | Apr 30th

Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s student loan relief plan could help 95 percent of people burdened by student debt. So why are some critics on the right and the left calling it unfair? Emily Wilkins, Louise Seamster and Catherine [...]

46:36 | Apr 29th

To save the American chestnut tree, researchers want to release genetically engineered trees into the wild to reproduce. It would be a first — a possible breakthrough and an irreversible experiment. William Powell, Rachel Smolker and Hank [...]

46:16 | Apr 29th

President Trump says he’ll "fight all subpoenas" from House Democrats and urges aides to stonewall, too. Is there an impending constitutional crisis? Rep. Gerry Connolly, Claire Finkelstein and Philip Klein join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46:29 | Apr 26th

We kick off this year’s Tribeca Film Festival with the festival's co-creator, Hollywood producer Jane Rosenthal. She joins David Folkenflik with filmmaker Marshall Curry.

46:27 | Apr 26th

Sri Lanka bombings. Biden plunges in. Trump sues Democrats. Jared Kushner plays down Russian election interference. Darlene Superville, Colleen Nelson and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
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46:14 | Apr 19th

We talk to Ramy Youssef about his new Hulu comedy series that deals with living life as a faithful Muslim in today’s America. He joins David Folkenflik.
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46:34 | Apr 19th

The Mueller report — a day later. What we’ve learned from the newly released and redacted version and what it means. And, all the rest of the week’s news. Paula Reid, Sahil Kapur, Jack Beatty and Sen. Angus King join David Folkenflik.
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46:23 | Apr 19th

The Mueller report is out. Redacted by the Justice Department, shipped up to Congress and released to the public. We break it down in a special live evening broadcast. Josh Gerstein, Jeffrey Engel and Victoria Nourse join Kimberly Atkins.
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46:33 | Apr 18th

What will the redacted Mueller report from Attorney General William Barr tell us about the two-year investigation? McKay Coppins, Jessica Levinson and Ginger Gibson join Kimberly Atkins.
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46:37 | Apr 18th

The Mueller will be released Thursday morning. We lay out what's at stake politically and legally. McKay Coppins, Nancy Gertner and Mark Updegrove join Kimberly Atkins.
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46:44 | Apr 17th

Does the 24/7 news cycle need a dose of positivity? We look at the push for coverage of good news. David Beared, Gail Rosenblum and Lori Lakin Hutcherson join David Folkenflik. Also, we look at Notre Dame Cathedral with Erik Inglis.
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46:51 | Apr 17th

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is running for president. Has Trump's team already put roadblocks in place to make any challenge impossible? Weld, James Pindell and Matt Moore join David Folkenflik.
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46:48 | Apr 16th

Child marriage, drug addiction, incarceration. Inside the stories of ordinary folks in the throes of life's toughest challenges. Terrence McCoy joins David Folkenflik.
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47:08 | Apr 16th

The president versus a first-term congresswoman. He singles out Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has been a lightning rod in her own right. Maggie Haberman, David Frum, Wajahat Ali and Rep. Ayanna Pressley join David Folkenflik.
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46:41 | Apr 15th

After years and years of budget cuts, the IRS is leaner and meaner. A ProPublica investigation reveals who wins and who loses when a fecrucial agency is slashed to the bone. Paul Kiel and David Wilkerson join David Folkenflik.
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47:13 | Mar 25th

Our special series "Where We Call Home" on small towns. All the focus is on booming urban centers, but some small towns are experiencing a "brain gain" too. We find out why. Benjamin Winchester, Krista Looft and John Manchester join Meghna [...]
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46:44 | Mar 25th

Attorney General William Barr's summary of the Mueller report says there was no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to affect the outcome of the 2016 election. Rep. Elijah Cummings, Paula Reid and Andrew Desiderio join Meghna [...]
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46:33 | Mar 22nd

Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney on his HBO documentary "The Inventor" — a tale about Silicon Valley, Elizabeth Holmes and the collapse of her blood-testing company Theranos. Alex Gibney and John Carreyrou join David Folkenflik.
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46:28 | Mar 22nd

Boeing’s relationship with the FAA faces tough scrutiny. The Magic Kingdom eats up a Fox. And the president trashes his critics on twitter. Kathie Obradovich, Darlene Superville and John Harwood join David Folkenflik.
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47:13 | Mar 21st

Women of country music are raising their voices against the old boys’ network in Nashville they say discriminates against them. Beverly Keel, Kalie Shorr and Kelleigh Bannen join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:57 | Mar 21st

Democratic presidential hopefuls are talking about reparations for slavery. They’re talking seriously, but with few specifics. What would a reparations policy actually look like? Errin Haines Whack, William Darity and John McWhorter join Meghna [...]
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47:14 | Mar 20th

The public sees valor and heroism. But a new documentary from a military videographer captures the darker, complex, messy truth of American Marines at war. Miles Lagoze and Ian Pollock join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:14 | Mar 20th

Devastating weather in the Midwest after a "bomb cyclone" triggers catastrophic flooding. Evacuations as entire communities are underwater. We have the latest. Billy Kelly, Jessica Macholan, Jim Angel and Mayor Shawn Kelly join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:04 | Mar 19th

Snipping an infant’s tongue can improve breastfeeding. But is the surgery overused or even medically necessary? Rachel Morgan Cautero, Dr. Jonathan Walsh and Robin Kaplan join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:58 | Mar 19th

California Gov. Gavin Newsom halts the death penalty in his state and takes his case to the national stage. We unpack the politics and public opinion. Marisa Lagos, Phyllis Loya, Jordan Steiker and Cassandra Stubbs join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:09 | Mar 18th

Is owning a home still the American Dream? A look at the pros and cons of renting versus buying in our special series, "Where We Call Home." Kevin Scanlan, Synia Jordan, Ryan Dezember and Chris Herbert join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:07 | Mar 18th

The "Youth Climate Strike." It’s their future, and their planet. We talk to young students about their urgent call to adults to take action on climate change now. Andrew Revkin, Feliquan Charlemagne, Krishna Ariola, Sophie Sleeman and Tom Maher [...]
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47:11 | Mar 15th

The deadly attacks on two New Zealand mosques. We look at anti-Muslim sentiment, white supremacism and the growing global threat. Wajahat Ali and J.M. Berger join David Folkenflik.
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46:43 | Mar 15th

Senate rejects Trump's border emergency declaration. Boeing jets. No Brexit deal. The college entrance scam. Pelosi on impeachment. Venezuela in the dark. The roundtable is here. Anita Kumar, Dave Lawler and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
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47:03 | Mar 14th

China wouldn’t take the bulk of U.S. recycling anymore, so some cities and towns are taking a drastic step: They’re burning it. Jenna Jambeck, David Biderman and Tony Giunta join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:59 | Mar 14th

What's the future hold for Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft? Two deadly crashes in less than five months. The U.S. has joined other countries in grounding flights. Lori Aratani, Captain Larry Rooney and Jim Hall join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:02 | Mar 13th

Impact investing. Doing good for people and turning a profit. But is it effective? And why is it slow to catch on? Marc Gunther, Deval Patrick and Andy Posner join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:11 | Mar 13th

The Justice Department charges celebrities, coaches and CEOs in a massive college admissions cheating scandal. Allegations of Photoshopped faces on bodies of actual athletes, bribes and inflated test scores. Max Larkin, Daniel Golden and Jon Reider [...Show More
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46:35 | Mar 12th

Artificial intelligence will utterly transform medicine. Better diagnoses, but also privacy concerns. But one doctor says if done right, AI could put the "care" back in health care. Dr. Eric Topol joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:42 | Mar 12th

The U.S. women’s national soccer team sues U.S. soccer for gender discrimination. We look at the latest steps for female athletes pushing for equity. Lindsay Gibbs, Briana Scurry, Rich Nichols and Mike Ozanian join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:44 | Mar 11th

Cities and states are offering up cash to attract would-be residents. That catch is you need to be employed full-time somewhere else. Elizabeth Saunders, Ken Levit, Sen. Michael Sirotkin and Marianne Wanamaker join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:33 | Mar 11th

The majority of undocumented migrants crossing the southwest border are now from Guatemala. We look at the root causes behind the mass exodus. Rep. Lauren Underwood, Angela Kocherga, Luis Argueta and Adriana Beltrán join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:47 | Mar 8th

Former Fox News president Joe Peyronnin says the network is now President Trump’s "own press organization." And that’s "not healthy." Joe Peyronnin, Nicole Hemmer and Dylan Byers join Anthony Brooks.
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46:34 | Mar 8th

Manafort learns his fate. House votes on anti-Semitism resolution. Jared and Ivanka’s security clearances. Record-high trade deficit. Mara Liasson, Toluse Olorunnipa and Jack Beatty join Anthony Brooks.
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46:56 | Mar 7th

Winning isn’t everything. It’s about how we handle failure. We unpack stories of defeat and redemption as told in Netflix’s "Losers." Mickey Duzyj, Surya Bonaly and Michael Bentt join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:14 | Mar 7th

The last car rolls off the assembly line at the GM plant in Ohio. And with it 1,700 jobs. We hear the message from there and beyond, where the economy isn’t booming. Glenn Stevens, Heather Long and Crystal Keaton join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:24 | Mar 6th

Six million Americans rely on insulin to survive. Many can no longer afford it. What happens when big pharma, big profits and strong patent laws lead to dying patients? Dylan Scott and Vikas Saini join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:10 | Mar 6th

The House votes on a sweeping anti-corruption proposal this week. It could have major implications for campaign finance, voting rights and ethics. Rep. John Sarbanes and David Keating join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:39 | Mar 5th

Meet the 66-year-old boomer radical who is calling out prejudice against older Americans. Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Ashton Applewhite, author of the new book "This Chair Rocks."
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47:01 | Mar 5th

India and Pakistan — a spike in tension of two nuclear powers in Asia. Is what’s happening on the ground worse than the headlines? Maria Abi-Habib, Adil Najam and Aparna Pande join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:09 | Mar 4th

Housing prices are through the roof across the country. We take up the affordable housing crisis in Part 1 of our series, "Where We Call Home." Mike Rosenberg, Mollie Fitzpatrick and Christiana Foglio join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:57 | Mar 4th

The United Methodist Church votes to maintain a ban on gay clergy and gay marriage. Is a schism inevitable? We put that to a roundtable of Methodist voices. The Rev. Rachel Cornwell, the Rev. Tom Lambrecht and Brett Krutzsch join Meghna [...]
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46:59 | Mar 1st

Illnesses connected to the rubble at ground zero are soaring. We explore why, and what should be done. John Feal, Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Dr. Jon LaPook join David Folkenflik.
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46:16 | Mar 1st

Michael Cohen’s explosive claims about his former boss. Eight thousand miles away, a second U.S. summit with North Korea. The House rejects the president’s emergency declaration. Kushner and security clearance. Kimberly Atkins, Tiana Lowe and [...]
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47:09 | Feb 28th

Eminem’s "Slim Shady LP" at 20. We look at the legacy of the landmark album that courted as much controversy as record sales. Brian McCollum and Bakari Kitwana join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:23 | Feb 28th

Implications of Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony. We examine his claims about President Trump’s financial dealings with Russia against what we know. Rep. Jamie Raskin, David Fahrenthold and Preet Bharara join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:37 | Feb 27th

Academy Award-winner and "Black Panther" costume designer Ruth E. Carter joins Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about how she uses fabric to bring life to African-American stories on the big screen.
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46:56 | Feb 27th

A second summit with North Korea. We look at the high stakes and unpack the best- and worst-case scenarios. Ayesha Rascoe, Katharine Moon and Victor Cha join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:52 | Feb 26th

Do you seek meaning in your day job? We ask if America’s cult of finding fulfillment at work leaves people spiritually empty. Derek Thompson, Adam Grant and Emily Esfahani Smith join Anthony Brooks.
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46:49 | Feb 26th

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is one of dozens of people accused of soliciting prostitution from women allegedly held in "sexual servitude." We look at human trafficking in the U.S. Olivia Hitchock, Rebekah Charleston and Robert Houston join Anthony [....Show More
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46:39 | Feb 25th

Are we all in a paranoid and polarized world of Vladimir Putin’s making? A longtime Russia analyst chronicles how Moscow has become the world’s most disruptive superpower. Angela Stent and Josh Gerstein join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:13 | Feb 25th

Political campaigns are using your phone and TV to gather data and send you targeted messages. We look at the rise of campaign tech. Evan Halper, Stephanie Hankey and Shane Greer join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:59 | Feb 22nd

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.
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46:23 | Feb 22nd

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 [....Show More
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47:00 | Feb 1st

Mary Pipher, a 71-year-old psychologist, has a message for women of her generation: "Happiness is a choice and a set of skills." She lays out the road map with host Jane Clayson.
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47:17 | Feb 1st

Trump rebukes his intelligence chiefs over Iran — and then denies discord. The U.S. suspends its nuclear arms deal with Russia. A deadly polar vortex. Julie Mason, Caitlin Huey-Burns and Jack Beatty join Jane Clayson.
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46:50 | Jan 31st

A big meditation on the meaning of ancestry and family. Dani Shapiro, author of the celebrated new book "Inheritance," joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:59 | Jan 31st

Former Starbucks' CEO Howard Schultz prepares a 2020 run as an independent. Others have tried before him. Are any of them really independents, or just partisans in disguise? David Frum, Lee Drutman and Neera Tanden join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:56 | Jan 30th

Understanding the crisis in Venezuela. A fight for power, new U.S. sanctions and a catastrophe for the nation’s poor. Joshua Goodman, Shannon O'Neil and Francisco Toro join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:03 | Jan 30th

A polar vortex blasts the Midwest with the coldest weather seen in a generation. Amy Butler, Tom Skilling and Rick Garnett join Meghna Chakrabarti. Also, national parks and the shutdown, with David Smith and John Garder.
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47:02 | Jan 29th

African-American writer Emily Bernard was stabbed by a white man. She tells the story of how it transformed her in the new memoir, "Black is the Body." Bernard joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Also, Dr. David Williams and Manny Williams discusses advances [...Show More
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47:03 | Jan 29th

5G, the next generation of high-speed wireless, could change everything about mobile computing. But there are also national security concerns. We’ll explore what 5G actually is. Klint Finley, Jessica Rosenworcel and Philippe Le Corre join Meghna [......Show More
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47:02 | Jan 28th

Another airport is shut down after an apparent drone sighting. We’ll unpack drone disruption and what to do about it. Captain Larry Rooney, Alan Levin, John Halinski and Adam Lisberg join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:50 | Jan 28th

The president has endorsed a bipartisan deal to temporarily end the government shutdown. Still, federal employees are feeling the effects and more uncertainty is on the horizon. We’ll look at the political and economic storylines. Ginger Gibson, [......Show More
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47:04 | Jan 25th

A new DNA machine could help solve crimes more quickly and more easily. It's also a new frontier without much in the way of rules. Fred Harran, David Kaye and Lisa Holder join David Folkenflik.
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46:56 | Jan 25th

Roger Stone indicted. Another missed paycheck for federal workers, and another week of missing federal services. The 2020 Democratic field grows. Sen. Michael Bennet, Sahil Kapur, Darlene Superville and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
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47:13 | Jan 24th

Are freedom and equality always at odds? Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson makes the case that we're thinking about this wrong, and lays out how to have more of both. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:44 | Jan 24th

A blown no-call by officials cost the Saints a chance to go to the Super Bowl. We’ll look at the NFL under fire, again. Jason Gay, Mike Jones and Kristian Garic join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:44 | Dec 28th, 2018

The irrepressible Ellie Kemper discusses her journey from a seemingly ordinary Midwestern childhood to starring in the unusual dark comedy, the "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," with David Folkenflik.
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46:47 | Dec 28th, 2018

We look back at a big year in the news. The top stories and where they’re heading next. Catherine Rampell, Jeff Pegues and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
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47:36 | Dec 27th, 2018

Ethan Hawke on his new film about singer-songwriter Blaze Foley. He speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:28 | Dec 27th, 2018

When Nicole Chung looked in the mirror she saw a girl who didn’t look anything like her adoptive white parents. She tells Meghna Chakrabarti about her complicated story of transracial adoption and her new memoir.
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47:09 | Dec 26th, 2018

NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up to Meghna Chakrabarti about concussions, fears and why he put the brakes on his storied career. We also hear from Michael Collins, who's treated Earnhardt Jr. for concussions since 2012.
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46:27 | Dec 26th, 2018

American truths, not so self-evident. Historian Jill Lepore on why the tension between fact and fiction has been with us since the nation’s founding. Jill Lepore speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:52 | Dec 25th, 2018

No ropes. No carabiners. No cams. Nothing but his hands and feet. Meghna Chakrabarti talks with rock climbing superstar Alex Honnold about his record breaking 3,000-foot, free-solo climb of Yosemite’s El Capitan.
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47:32 | Dec 25th, 2018

RuPaul Charles, America's most famous drag queen, was abandoned by his father as a child. He says it was an experience he couldn't let go. RuPaul tells Meghna Chakrabarti it was drag that finally set him free.
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47:05 | Dec 24th, 2018

Blinded by the lights. Car headlights, that is. They’re getting brighter and becoming a danger on the road. Mark Phelan and John Bullough join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:17 | Dec 24th, 2018

The state of U.S. foreign policy now, after Trump orders troops out of Syria, readies to cut forces in Afghanistan and his defense secretary calls it quits. Leo Shane III, Derek Chollet and Adm. James A. Winnefeld join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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46:58 | Nov 27th, 2018

Your college student came home for Thanksgiving and didn’t go back to campus. We’ll look at when college students come home to stay. William Stixrud, Rainesford Stauffer and Dr. Marcia Morris join Jane Clayson.
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47:15 | Nov 27th, 2018

Nancy Pelosi's fight to for the speaker's gavel. GM's planned cuts to workforce and factories. Tensions at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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46:48 | Nov 26th, 2018

The best reads of 2018. Amanda Nelson, Clay Smith and Danny Caine share their picks with David Folkenflik.
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46:49 | Nov 26th, 2018

Paula Reid, Michael Crowley and Yamiche Alcindor crack open their notebooks to sketch out what’s ahead in the coming week with David Folkenflik.
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46:31 | Nov 23rd, 2018

David Folkenflik talks with actor Tom Hanks on his career, his book and his love affair with the typewriter.
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46:54 | Nov 23rd, 2018

A black teenager sees a friend killed by a white police officer. That's the storyline of the new film "The Hate U Give." The director George Tillman Jr. and young activists Kaia Hines, Alycia Moaton and Demitrius Doward tell David Folkenflik [...]
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47:29 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:17 | Nov 22nd, 2018

The new movie “First Man” puts the Apollo 11 moon landing on the big screen. But what was Neil Armstrong, the man who took that giant leap, really like? NASA historian and Armstrong biographer James Hansen, Alissa Wilkinson and Maria Lane join [...]
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47:02 | Nov 21st, 2018

Just in time for Thanksgiving, we’ll look at the science of gratitude and the evidence that it really does improve our lives. David DeSteno joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:10 | Nov 21st, 2018

Our global roundtable returns, with the top news you need to know from around the world. Rob Watson, David Herszenhorn and Ishaan Tharoor join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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48:44 | Oct 24th, 2018

President Trump threatens to withdraw from a key nuclear missile treaty with Russia, and hints at another arms race with Russia and China. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Anton Troianovski, Joe Cirincione and Evelyn Farkas.
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48:45 | Oct 24th, 2018

Harrowing stories of discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace. It's rampant and in some cases, can lead to miscarriage. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Natalie Kitroeff and Joan Williams.
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48:15 | Oct 23rd, 2018

African-Americans and gun ownership. In his new memoir, RJ Young writes about what he calls a "literal arms race ... ramped up by racialized fear." He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
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48:38 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Health care is dominating midterm messaging. But Democrats and Republicans are offering two starkly different visions. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks to Jo Mannies, Jonathan Cohn and Reid Epstein about what's resonating with voters and why.
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49:03 | Oct 22nd, 2018

RuPaul Charles, America's most famous drag queen, was abandoned by his father as a child. He says it was an experience he couldn't let go. RuPaul tell Meghna Chakrabarti it was drag that finally set him free.
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48:20 | Oct 22nd, 2018

With the midterms on deck is there a security plan in place to protect your vote against foreign interference? Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Tim Starks, Eric Rosenbach and Marian Schneider.
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47:30 | Oct 19th, 2018

A black teenager sees a friend killed by a white police officer. That's the storyline of the new film "The Hate U Give." The director George Tillman Jr. and young activists Kaia Hines, Alycia Moaton and Demitrius Doward tell David Folkenflik stories.
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47:02 | Oct 19th, 2018

Secrets, lies, truths and U.S.-Saudi relations. Gloves come off in midterm battles. Elizabeth Warren's DNA. Margaret Talev, Fernando Pizarro and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
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47:51 | Oct 18th, 2018

The new movie "First Man" puts the Apollo 11 moon landing on the big screen. But what was Neil Armstrong, the man who took that giant leap, really like? Meghna Chakrabarti asks NASA historian and Armstrong biographer, James Hansen.
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47:53 | Oct 18th, 2018

The Trump Administration wants pharma companies to list drug prices on ads for all prescriptions paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. Could it drive down costs? Sarah Karlin-Smith, Gail Wilensky, David Mitchell and Dr. Michael Ybarra join Meghna Chakra...Show More
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47:36 | Oct 17th, 2018

Sears once changed the American marketplace. Now, it's filed for bankruptcy. Sarah Halzack, Vicki Howard and Louis Hyman join Meghna Chakrabarti to look at the retail industry's latest disruption.
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47:45 | Oct 17th, 2018

Affirmative Action is on trial. Harvard goes to court to defend itself against charges it discriminates against Asian-American applicants. Max Larkin, Peter Wood and Nicole Gon Ochi look at the debate with Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:44 | Oct 16th, 2018

NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up to Meghna Chakrabarti about concussions, fears and why he put the brakes on his storied career. We also hear from Michael Collins, who's treated Earnhardt Jr. for concussions since 2012.
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47:34 | Oct 16th, 2018

President Trump vows severe punishment and sends Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman as the rift grows over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. David Kirkpatrick, Steven A. Cook and Bernard Haykel join ...Show More
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47:18 | Oct 15th, 2018

Stephen Walt on U.S. foreign policy failures. He says it all traces back to what Walt calls a "liberal hegemony" and the idea that the U.S. can spread democracy without accountability. Walt tells Meghna Chakrabarti it's time for a more restrained app...Show More
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47:28 | Oct 15th, 2018

Ayesha Rascoe, Naftali Bendavid and Adam Smith join Meghna Chakrabarti and open their notebooks to look ahead to the week's news at home and abroad.
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48:13 | Oct 12th, 2018

Some lawmakers seek to prevent many people from voting ahead of this fall's midterms. Those efforts don't show up in polls, but could affect the results. David Folkenflik speaks with Wendy Weiser, Dale Ho and Rep. Ruben Gallego.
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47:44 | Oct 12th, 2018

Justice Kavanaugh takes his seat on the Supreme Court. Nikki Haley heads for the exits. Hurricane Michael threatens lives. Alexis Simendinger, Toluse Olorunnipa and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
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48:09 | Oct 11th, 2018

Conservative luminary Max Boot explains to Meghna Chakrabarti why he left the Republican Party and is urging people to vote against the modern GOP.
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48:46 | Oct 11th, 2018

James Allison won the Nobel Prize for his landmark work on the immune system and cancer treatment. Meghna Chakrabarti talks with him and Dr. Monica Bertagnolli on where we are in the search for a cure.
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48:00 | Oct 10th, 2018

When Nicole Chung looked in the mirror she saw a girl who didn't look anything like her adoptive white parents. She tells Meghna Chakrabarti about her complicated story of transracial adoption and her new memoir.
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48:00 | Oct 10th, 2018

Ambassador Nikki Haley will step down at the end of the year. Meghna Chakrabarti looks at her record at the United Nations, what's next for her and who's next to represent America at the U.N with Colum Lynch, Eliana Johnson and Adm. James Stavridis.
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48:27 | Oct 9th, 2018

No ropes. No carabiners. No cams. Nothing but his hands and feet. We'll talk with rock climbing superstar Alex Honnold about his record breaking 3,000-foot, free-solo climb of Yosemite's El Capitan.
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48:32 | Oct 9th, 2018

The report says the targets set by the Paris climate accord aren't enough to stop massive ecosystem change in the next 50 years. We'll look at what can be done.
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48:41 | Oct 8th, 2018

Reporting from WHYY in Philadelphia, Meghna Chakrabarti and her guests Lindsay Lazarski and Terry Madonna will discuss redistricting in Pennsylvania ahead of the midterms.
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48:07 | Oct 8th, 2018

Dick Polman, Paula Reid and Sahil Kapur help Meghna Chakrabarti look ahead to this week's news.
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47:28 | Oct 5th, 2018

The irrepressible Ellie Kemper discusses her journey from a seemingly ordinary Midwestern childhood to starring in the unusual dark comedy, the "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," with David Folkenflik.
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46:22 | Oct 5th, 2018

The FBI's Kavanaugh file. Trump's taxes. A new trade deal. And an Amazon wage hike. Catherine Rampell, Jackie Kucinich and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
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47:35 | Oct 4th, 2018

College drinking culture today. Students Madeleine D'Angelo, Brianna Pickhardt and Jack McCarthy, along with professor Wesley Perkins, talk about their habits and attitudes around alcohol with Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:54 | Oct 4th, 2018

A forensic legal examination of Brett Kavanaugh's testimony. Nathan Robinson, editor of Current Affairs, has a detailed analysis challenging what Kavanaugh said. Meghna Chakrabarti hears him and gets pushback from Anneke E. Green.
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47:46 | Oct 3rd, 2018

The obesity epidemic is getting worse. But what if presumptions about the causes and consequences of obesity are wrong? Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Michael Hobbes, Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford and Dr. Aurora Pryor.
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47:52 | Oct 3rd, 2018

The Texas Senate race. Democrat Beto O'Rourke may be within striking distance of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Ashley Lopez, Abby Livingston and Brandon Rottinghaus about what the race means for the state and the country.
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47:00 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Globe-trotting adventurer Bear Grylls wants to get you off the couch and awaken your inner wild child. He shares his ultimate survival tips with Meghna Chakrabarti.
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47:29 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Could the Kavanaugh nomination controversy damage the Supreme Court itself? We'll look at the effect ever-deeper politicization is having on the high court.
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47:20 | Oct 1st, 2018

Sheila Bair was the head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) during the 2008 financial crisis. She tells Meghna Chakrabarti that American democracy may not be able to withstand another bank bailout.
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47:38 | Oct 1st, 2018

Top reporters help us look ahead to the week's news, including what could be a pivotal moment for the Senate and the Supreme Court.
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48:14 | Sep 28th, 2018

The media's coverage of the Kavanaugh nomination and the allegations against him. David Folkenflik speaks with Jane Mayer, Jane Coaston and Kelly McBride.
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48:06 | Sep 28th, 2018

Kavanaugh and Ford under oath. President Trump at the U.N. Our roundtable of Kimberly Atkins, James Hohmann and Jack Beatty joins David Folkenflik.
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49:18 | Sep 28th, 2018

Meghna Chakrabarti hosts a special live broadcast with analysis following the testimonies of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford. She's joined by David Savage, Mike Allen and Ginger Gibson.
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49:14 | Sep 27th, 2018

Hours and hours of screen time. How much are digital distractions changing the way kids think, and even read?
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49:20 | Sep 27th, 2018

Are online shopping and all those deals turning us into a nation of hoarders? What you should know before clicking buy.
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49:18 | Sep 26th, 2018

A true crime story 70 million years in the making. We'll go inside the perilous and riveting world of fossil hunters.
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48:50 | Sep 26th, 2018

Teens and the Kavanaugh hearings. What do they think about how Washington is handling this moment? What lessons are they learning? We'll ask teenagers from around the country.
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48:41 | Sep 25th, 2018

So why is Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review and the son of immigrants calling for tighter restrictions on immigration? We'll ask him.
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48:23 | Sep 25th, 2018

Turmoil in Washington and Rod Rosenstein after the explosive New York Times report he suggested secretly recording the president. Now what for the Mueller investigation?
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48:54 | Sep 24th, 2018

Top Chinese technologist Kai-Fu Lee talks about China, the U.S., the race for dominance in artificial intelligence and how we can survive the AI revolution.
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49:08 | Sep 24th, 2018

New sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Christine Blasey Ford to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Rod Rosenstein's proposal to tape President Trump. We'll cover it all.
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47:52 | Sep 21st, 2018

David Folkenflik talks with actor Tom Hanks on his career, his book and his love affair with the typewriter.
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48:09 | Sep 21st, 2018

Kavanaugh and his accuser. Florence's path of destruction. North Korea talks. David Folkenflik speaks with CBS News' chief White House correspondent Major Garrett for a special edition of the Week in the News.
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48:30 | Sep 20th, 2018

American truths, not so self-evident. Historian Jill Lepore speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti on why the tension between fact and fiction has been with us since the nation's founding.
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48:57 | Sep 20th, 2018

CBD products are all the rage. What you need to know about the marijuana ingredient that's being used for conditions including insomnia, anxiety and epilepsy. Amanda Chicago Lewis, Julie Nardy and Dr. Kevin Hill speak with Meghna Chakrabarti.
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49:30 | Sep 19th, 2018

Ethan Hawke on his new film about singer-songwriter Blaze Foley.
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48:42 | Sep 19th, 2018

Our global roundtable returns, with the top news you need to know from around the world.
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48:04 | Sep 18th, 2018

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas made headlines when outed himself as undocumented. His new memoir is "Dear America." He speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti.
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48:51 | Sep 18th, 2018

Echoes of Anita Hill as the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward. Meghna Chakrabarti looks at #MeToo, justice and the Supreme Court with Irin Carmon, Mona Charen and Tara Golshan.
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49:34 | Sep 17th, 2018

Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
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48:37 | Sep 17th, 2018

Meghna Chakrabarti kick-starts the week with the latest news from the hurricane zone from Kevin Wuzzardo. Plus, Emma Dumain, Naftali Bendavid and John Harwood share what they're watching for in the week ahead at home and abroad.
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48:53 | Sep 14th, 2018

Race, politics and patriotism. David Folkenflik is talking about the NFL with superfan and journalist Mark Leibovich. His new book is "Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times." We're also joined by Joshua E. Perry and Clarence Hill Jr.
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48:25 | Sep 14th, 2018

The wrath of Hurricane Florence. Pence says he'd take a lie detector test in a heartbeat. Moonves out at CBS. Jeff Tiberii, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Anita Kumar and Jack Beatty dive in with David Folkenflik.
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48:30 | Sep 13th, 2018

Former President Richard Nixon's White House counsel John Dean is back in the spotlight with a warning about unchecked presidential power. He's with us.
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48:57 | Sep 13th, 2018

It's been 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed and the nightmare of the global financial crisis. Andrew Ross Sorkin, the author of the book "Too Big to Fail," takes us back to those frightening days. Also, Leo Murrieta joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
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48:37 | Sep 12th, 2018

The Serena Williams firestorm at the U.S. Open started a conversation about women's anger. Meghna Chakrabarti discusses with Soraya Chemaly, author of the new book "Rage Becomes Her."
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49:18 | Sep 12th, 2018

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, is it time for a radical rethink on what it means to be prepared? Meghna Chakrabarti discusses with Greg Postel, Stephen Flynn and Abigail Darlington
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48:58 | Sep 11th, 2018

The Cosby actor, job-shaming and the dignity of work. The photo that went viral sparked an emotional debate. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Barbara Ehrenreich and Aliya S. King.
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49:20 | Sep 11th, 2018

The Trump administration wants to end limits on how long they can hold migrant children in custody. Instead of 20 days, they now want to hold them indefinitely. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Alan Gomez and Lee Gelernt.
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48:56 | Sep 10th, 2018

Twenty-five years ago, the card game Magic: The Gathering hit store shelves. More than 30 million people are still playing in this fantasy battle world. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Neima Jahromi, Mark Rosewater and Tifa Robles.
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48:34 | Sep 10th, 2018

Reporters Josh Gerstein, Weijia Jiang and Aaron Blake join Meghna Chakrabarti to share what they're working on and watching for in the week ahead in Washington, around the nation and across the world.
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48:26 | Sep 7th, 2018

From Vietnam warrior to peace advocate, from defeated presidential candidate to the nation's top diplomat, John Kerry tells his story in a new memoir. He speaks with David Folkenflik.
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48:16 | Sep 7th, 2018

Partisanship and Judge Kavanaugh. "Crazytown" and Bob Woodward's new book. Twitter and Facebook executives grilled. Karen Tumulty, Perry Bacon Jr., Jack Beatty and David Folkenflik dig in.
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48:51 | Sep 6th, 2018

From hacking to terrorism, and our polarized world, it's going to take a radical rethink of everything to survive this century, says historian and best-selling author Yuval Harari. He's with us.
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48:29 | Sep 6th, 2018

The New York Times published an anonymous op-ed Wednesday afternoon from a senior official in the Trump administration who claims to be working with others to thwart the president's agenda. We dig in.
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48:58 | Sep 5th, 2018

Some colleges say they'll match tuition at rival schools. We'll add up the dollars and costs.
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49:01 | Sep 5th, 2018