On Point 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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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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$11 Prescriptions: What U.S. Health Care Can Learn From Germany

Germany has a private health care system like the U.S., but even the sickest patients rarely pay more than $11 for a prescription. How? Noam Levey and Leigh Purvis join Meghna Chakrabarti.

International Roundtable: U.S. And Iran, Kushner And The Middle East, G-20

U.S.-Iran tensions boil over. Jared Kushner's Middle East peace push. The G-20 readies to meet in Japan. Our global roundtable returns. Michael Crowley, Michelle Kosinski and Peter Kenyon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

International Roundtable: U.S. And Iran, Kushner And The Middle East, G-20

Mindfulness Is Everywhere. Is It Working For Everyone?

Less stress and more inner peace. We walk through the promises of living mindfully. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Rhonda Magee join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Week In The News: Iran-U.S. Tensions, Reparations, Trump 2020, EPA Rollbacks

Tensions ratchet up between Iran and the U.S. Historic hearing on reparations. Trump rallies for a second term. More EPA rollbacks. The roundtable is here. Olivier Knox, Anita Kumar and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Week In The News: Iran-U.S. Tensions, Reparations, Trump 2020, EPA Rollbacks

The Rise Of Deepfakes: Things Are Not What They Appear To Be

Those doctored videos of Nancy Pelosi and Mark Zuckerberg highlight the growing threat of deepfake technology. How can it be stopped? Hany Farid, Aviv Ovadya and Rep. Yvette Clarke join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Life Inside U.S. Migrant Detention Centers

Broken bathrooms. Expired food. Severe overcrowding. We look at conditions at U.S. detention centers. Astrid Galván and J.J. Mulligan Sepúlveda join Meghna Chakrabarti.

These States Are Turning To Rent Control: How It Affects Affordable Housing

Remember rent control? Across the country, there are new efforts to bring it back. Why now? Shemia Fagan, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh and Christopher Palmer join Meghna Chakrabarti.

These States Are Turning To Rent Control: How It Affects Affordable Housing

SCOTUS Upholds Double Jeopardy Rule: What It Means For Manafort

The Supreme Court upholds the rule that allows states and the federal government to prosecute for the same crime. That could blunt President Trump's pardon powers. Josh Gerstein, Ian Farrell and David Savage join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Taking In The Wonders Of The World — With Instagram, Of Course

Is the obsession with Instagram ruining experiences in the great outdoors for us — and everyone around us? Annette McGivney, Ashley D'Antonio and Kate Sollitt join Meghna Chakrabarti.

First Look: President Trump's Campaign For Reelection In 2020

President Trump launches his reelection bid at a rally in Orlando. We look at his campaign strategy to get four more years in the White House. Kim Alfano, Whit Ayres and Steve Schale join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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