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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.More from On Point »

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Inside The Farm Bill: Subsidies For Farmers, Boost For Hemp And More

Congress sends a massive, bipartisan farm bill to the president's desk that includes subsidies to farmers and legalizes hemp. Catherine Boudreau, Chad Wilson and Caroline Kitchens join Meghna Chakrabarti.

In His 'Sortabiography,' Monty Python's Eric Idle Reflects On The Meaning Of Life

Monty Python's Eric Idle is still "Always Looking on the Bright Side of Life." He's out with a "sortabiography" and joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

In His 'Sortabiography,' Monty Python's Eric Idle Reflects On The Meaning Of Life

Southern Baptist Seminary Documents And Discloses History Of 'Deep Racism'

The largest Protestant denomination in the United States is apologizing for its dark history of racism. Albert Mohler, Lawrence Ware and Curtis Woods join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Southern Baptist Seminary Documents And Discloses History Of 'Deep Racism'

Unemployment Down, Wages Stagnant, Retirement Difficult: An Economic Survey

Unemployment is at rock bottom but wages are flat and a skyrocketing number of older Americans can't afford to retire. We'll go behind the numbers for answers. Heidi Shierholz, Thomas Geoghegan, Tom Coomer and Alicia Munnell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Unemployment Down, Wages Stagnant, Retirement Difficult: An Economic Survey

'The Guardians And The War On Truth': Journalism In Today's World

Freedom of the press. Reporters face jail, violence or worse — how can they be safe? And how can the truth get out? David Folkenflik speaks with journalists who have been in the arena, Jason Rezaian, Janine di Giovanni and Joel Simon.

Week In The News: Trump Meets With Democrats, Cohen's Sentencing, Theresa May And More

Top Democrats go face-to-face with Trump. Prison time for Michael Cohen. Trump's border wall and U.S.-Mexico talks. Vivian Salama, Olivier Knox and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Week In The News: Trump Meets With Democrats, Cohen's Sentencing, Theresa May And More

'It's Not Always Enough To Lean In': Michelle Obama, Sheryl Sandberg And The Workplace

Five years ago Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg told women to 'lean in.' Now, many women, including Michelle Obama, say it just doesn't work. Katherine Goldstein, Kathleen Gerson and Anna Dapelo-Garcia join Meghna Chakrabarti.

'It's Not Always Enough To Lean In': Michelle Obama, Sheryl Sandberg And The Workplace

Arctic Warming Pushes The Region — And Planet — Into Uncharted Territory

Warming in Arctic raises fears of a "rapid unraveling" of the region. Reindeer numbers crash by half. We'll confront the climate emergency in the Arctic. George Divoky and Karen Frey join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Arctic Warming Pushes The Region — And Planet — Into Uncharted Territory

Stock Market Distress Signal: How Low-Cost Index Funds Are Taking Over

Sounding the alarm on index funds. How their runaway success has reshaped power and accountability in boardrooms and on Wall Street. John Coates, Todd Gormley and Michelle Singletary join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Upheaval In France: Will Macron's Promise Of Relief Satisfy Protesters?

France rocked by violent demonstrations against a fuel tax hike and economic woes. Will President Macron's promise of relief be enough? Melissa Bell, Laura Haim and Mark Vail join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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