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.

In some states, you need a license not just to be a doctor — but an interior designer, a tooth-filer, a hair braider. We'll talk to a few people who are trying to change the system to make it easier to do work.


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President Trump floats the idea of arming teachers to prevent another school tragedy. We'll have that debate.
Hey, What's So Funny? Feb. 23, 2018
What makes something funny? We're got some theories, and a few jokes.
Parkland students march on Tallahassee. The President floats arming teachers. More Russia indictments. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Critics say Google unfairly squashes its competition, like Standard Oil a century ago, or AT&T; a generation ago. Is it time for a trust-busting government to intervene?
Shorter sentences, fewer people behind bars. We'll look at a criminal justice reform bill making its way through Congress.
Billy Graham Dead At 99 Feb. 21, 2018
Billy Graham, the famed Evangelical preacher, has died at 99.
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court has redrawn congressional maps — and President Trump isn't happy about it. We'll talk about partisan gerrymandering.
Move over career politicians. Teens are getting into the political game. Seven teens are running for governor in Kansas. Three of them join us.
Russian information warfare has continued and the Russians are gearing up to do it again in the 2018 midterms.
Tim Gunn Wants The Fashion Industry To Work Harder On Fit
The Loneliness Epidemic Feb. 19, 2018
Loneliness is now an epidemic , and as bad for us as smoking. We're looking at the high costs of emotional isolation.
Marvel's latest superhero adventure Black Panther roars into theaters, with big ideas about race and feminism. We've got your front row seat.
Intel Chiefs' Russia warning. FBI contradicts White House on Porter. Deadly school shooting. Immigration gridlock. Our weekly new round table goes behind the headlines.
From pills to electric jolts to the brain, we're looking at the latest on human intelligence.
Yesterday, Boston University, which owns WBUR, dismissed Tom Ashbrook from his role as host of On Point.
Seventeen people are dead in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. We'll get the latest on another American gun rampage.
A new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian takes visitors from the Trail of Tears to Native Americans in pop culture. We'll talk with the curators.
President Trump and Republicans in the House of Representatives are looking to cut social safety net programs for the poor, including Medicaid and food stamps. The plan could involve work requirements for food stamps and funding cuts. We'll take a look at the numbers.
Frankenstein at 200. We'll dissect Mary Shelley's iconic Gothic novel, its themes of responsibility in innovation, ethics, and lessons for today.