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  1. How The Media Is Covering The Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh2018/09/28
    The media's coverage of the Kavanaugh nomination and the allegations against him. David Folkenflik speaks with Jane Mayer, Jane Coaston and Kelly McBride.
  2. Week In The News: Kavanaugh And Ford, Trump At The U.N.2018/09/28
    Kavanaugh and Ford under oath. President Trump at the U.N. Our roundtable of Kimberly Atkins, James Hohmann and Jack Beatty joins David Folkenflik.
  3. Breaking Down The Kavanaugh Hearings2018/09/27
    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.
  4. The Future Of The Reading Brain In An Increasingly Digital World2018/09/27
    Hours and hours of screen time. How much are digital distractions changing the way kids think, and even read?
  5. The Link Between Online Shopping And Hoarding2018/09/27
    Are online shopping and all those deals turning us into a nation of hoarders? What you should know before clicking buy.
  6. A Cretaceous Caper In The World Of Fossil Hunting2018/09/26
    A true crime story 70 million years in the making. We'll go inside the perilous and riveting world of fossil hunters.
  7. What Teenagers Think Of The Accusations Against Brett Kavanaugh2018/09/26
    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.
  8. A Son Of Immigrants Makes The Case For Tighter Immigration Policy2018/09/25
    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.
  9. The Tense Relationship Between The President And Department of Justice2018/09/25
    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?
  10. What Does The Future Of Tech Hold? AI Crisis Awaits, Former Google China Head Says2018/09/24
    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.
  11. Week Ahead: New Kavanaugh Allegations, Ford To Testify, Rosenstein And Trump2018/09/24
    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.
  12. Oscar Winner Tom Hanks Shares His Secret To Success — And Love For The Typewriter2018/09/21
    David Folkenflik talks with actor Tom Hanks on his career, his book and his love affair with the typewriter.
  13. Week In The News: Kavanaugh Accusations, Florence's Destruction, North Korea And More2018/09/21
    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.
  14. In 'These Truths,' Historian Jill Lepore Asks If America Has Lived Up To Its Ideals2018/09/20
    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.
  15. CBD: What It Does, Who It's For And Where It's Headed2018/09/20
    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.
  16. Actor-Writer-Director Ethan Hawke, In What Might Be His Biggest Year Yet2018/09/19
    Ethan Hawke on his new film about singer-songwriter Blaze Foley.
  17. International News: Latest China Tariffs, Syria Conflict, Myanmar And More2018/09/19
    Our global roundtable returns, with the top news you need to know from around the world.
  18. In Memoir, Jose Antonio Vargas Shares His Life As An 'Undocumented Citizen'2018/09/18
    Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas made headlines when outed himself as undocumented. His new memoir is "Dear America." He speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti.
  19. The Anita Hill Parallels In The Misconduct Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh2018/09/18
    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.
  20. Violinist Lucia Micarelli Does It All — Touring, Recording, Acting And More2018/09/17
    Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
  21. Week Ahead: Florence, Kavanaugh And More2018/09/17
    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.
  22. Considering The Future Of The NFL, From Pro Football's Peak To The Present2018/09/14
    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.
  23. Week In The News: Hurricane Florence, Pence Swears Loyalty, Moonves Out At CBS2018/09/14
    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.
  24. Nixon White House Counsel John Dean On Presidential Power, Watergate And More2018/09/13
    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.
  25. The 2008 Financial Crisis, 10 Years Later: What Have We Learned?2018/09/13
    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.
  26. 'Rage Becomes Her': The Current Conversation Around Women's Anger2018/09/12
    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."
  27. As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like2018/09/12
    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
  28. Job-Shaming Of 'Cosby Show' Actor At Trader Joe's Renews Dignity Of Work Debate2018/09/11
    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.
  29. Trump Administration Moves To Indefinitely Detain Migrant Children2018/09/11
    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.
  30. 25 Years Of Magic: The Gathering, And How It's Changed The Gaming World2018/09/10
    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.
  31. What's Coming In This Week's News Cycle2018/09/10
    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.
  32. 'Every Day Is Extra': John Kerry Reflects On Time In Vietnam, Career In Politics And More2018/09/07
    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.
  33. Week In The News: Trump Administration And 'Crazytown,' Kavanaugh, Tech On Capitol Hill2018/09/07
    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.
  34. Historian Yuval Harari's 21 Issues Facing The 21st Century2018/09/06
    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.
  35. 'The Resistance Inside The Trump Administration': A Constitutional Crisis?2018/09/06
    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.
  36. Price-Matching Programs Arrive On College Campuses2018/09/05
    Some colleges say they'll match tuition at rival schools. We'll add up the dollars and costs.
  37. What A New NAFTA Deal Might Mean For The Auto Industry2018/09/05
    The North American car industry is a sum of parts made and assembled in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. A lot is riding on a new NAFTA deal.
  38. Trigger Warnings And Safe Spaces: The Coddling Debate On College Campuses2018/09/04
    Political correctness on college campuses. Are so-called "trigger warnings" and intellectual "safe spaces" creating a generation of students who can't cope? Authors of a new book say "yes." Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt join Meghna Chakrabarti.
  39. This Week In News: Kavanaugh Hearings, McCain's Replacement, Primaries And More2018/09/04
    Top reporters share from their notebooks and help us get ahead of the week's news. Catherine Rampell, Sahil Kapur and Alex Bolton join Meghna Chakrabarti.
  40. Why Are There So Few Black Men Going Into Medicine?2018/09/03
    Black men make up less than 7 percent of students enrolled in U.S. medical schools. Why?
  41. What Brett Kavanaugh's Past Says About The Possible Future Of The Supreme Court2018/09/03
    What kind of Supreme Court justice could Brett Kavanaugh be? We'll look deeply into cases he's already ruled on to see where he stands on executive power, abortion and national security.
  42. Breaking Political Norms In The Age Of Trump2018/08/31
    What about all those norms being busted in Washington? Among our guests: two guys named Norm. David Folkenflik speaks with Norman Ornstein, Norman Eisen, Bre Payton and Judi McLean Parks.
  43. Week In The News: Primary Results, Puerto Rico Death Count, John McCain, Don McGahn2018/08/31
    Folkenflik Friday returns with our weekly news roundup — hotly contested primaries, the death count revised in Puerto Rico and more. Kimberly Atkins, Nancy Ancrum and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
  44. Aretha Franklin And Detroit: Remembering The 'Queen Of Soul' With Her City2018/08/30
    Detroit remembers the Queen of Soul and her relationship with the Motor City. Quinn Klinefelter, Ken Coleman and the Rev. JoAnn Watson join Meghna Chakrabarti.
  45. Electric Scooters, Controversy Roll Out In Cities Across The U.S.2018/08/30
    Electric scooters are the new biggest thing on two wheels. They're popping up in cities across the country, but not without controversy. Meghna Chakrabarti discusses with Callum Borchers, Sanjay Dastoor, Adam Stephens and Susan Shaheen.
  46. What Serena Williams' Catsuit Ban Says About Race And Tradition In Tennis2018/08/29
    Serena Williams, that catsuit and testing the lines of tennis traditions. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Caitlin Thompson, Zina Garrison, Katrina Adams and Sarah Jackson.
  47. Global Affairs Roundup: The Week In International News2018/08/29
    All eyes may be on Washington these days, but there's plenty happening out there around the world. Meghna Chakrabarti gets up to speed on the big news abroad with Matthew Karnitschnig, David Rennie and Kathy Gilsinan.
  48. The Dangers Facing Africa's Wild Lion Population2018/08/28
    Africa's remaining wild lions could be wiped out by 2050. Meghna Chakrabarti looks at the reasons for the catastrophic decline and efforts to save them with Sara Evans, Luke Hunter and Paula Kahumbu.
  49. One Year Since Hurricane Harvey, How Is Houston Recovering?2018/08/28
    One year after Hurricane Harvey killed 68 people and caused $125 billion dollars in damage, the nightmare isn't over in Houston. Meghna Chakrabarti touches down with Rev. James Caldwell, Andrew Schneider, Jim Blackburn and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
  50. Why So Many Students Aren't Receiving Loan Forgiveness2018/08/27
    A company called FedLoan services one-third of all federal student debt. But flawed paperwork and botched processing are stopping many students from receiving loan forgiveness they're entitled to.
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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