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On Point

On Point

25 Episodes By <![CDATA[WBUR]]> www.wbur.org/radio/programs/onpo...
Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR.
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How children are taught to read faces a reckoning
Huge numbers of kids are struggling to read. Why? Be... more
Dec 5 2022 47m
Teaching Kids to Sound Out Words
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Essential trust: How to rebuild trust in America
Studies show a majority of Americans believe other A... more
Dec 2 2022 47m
Can Trust Be Rebuilt?
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Essential trust: How healthy skepticism builds trust
Trust is essential for survival, for relationships, ... more
Dec 1 2022 47m
The Dangers of Over-Simplifying
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Essential trust: Lessons from Brazil's trust crisis
Brazilians have low levels of institutional trust. T... more
Nov 30 2022 47m
Brazil's Colonial History
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Essential trust: The brain science of trust
What happens in our brains when we trust someone? Ne... more
Nov 29 2022 47m
Trust in a Democracy
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Essential trust: Trust in the animal kingdom
Rebroadcast: Jane Goodall formed incredible bonds wi... more
Nov 28 2022 47m
Trust in Animals
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Rebroadcast: How to save the endangered monarch butterfly
The fragile beauty of the monarch butterfly. Can the... more
Nov 25 2022 47m
The Importance of Monarch Butterflies.
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First person: Faces of the 2020 'shecession' today
From February to May 2020, almost 12 million America... more
Nov 25 2022 19m
Working Women and Families in Pandemic Recession
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Rebroadcast: How a U.S. Marine and an Afghan interpreter forged a bond of friendship in Afghanistan
Zac Zaki and Tom Schueman join us to talk about the ... more
Nov 24 2022 47m
Zach, Translator
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Rebroadcast: Journalist Putsata Reang shares an immigrant daughter's story in 'Ma and Me'
Journalist Putsata Reang has reported on many wars. ... more
Nov 23 2022 46m
The Fine Line
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What Ticketmaster's Taylor Swift debacle reveals about the music industry's monopoly problem
Congress has tried for years to reign in this ticket... more
Nov 22 2022 47m
Resale Market for Tickets
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The inventory glut and what it means for your holiday shopping
Last year at this time, retailers had high demand, b... more
Nov 21 2022 46m
How We Got Here
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Rebroadcast: An 'invisible epidemic': Survivors of domestic violence on living with traumatic brain injury
An 'invisible epidemic' is causing suffering in mill... more
Nov 18 2022 47m
TBI and Domestic Violence
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The economic impact of the pandemic on women
A new word was coined to describe the economy in the... more
Nov 17 2022 47m
The She Session
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Split-ticket voters and their impact on the latest election
In a country that’s increasingly polarized – many vo... more
Nov 16 2022 47m
Trump's Candidates Lose
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What Elon Musk's Twitter takeover means for the social media platform
Elon Musk borrowed billions to buy Twitter. Now he h... more
Nov 15 2022 47m
Twitter in Turmoil
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How to slow down and find some meaningful rest
In a world where we emphasize productivity and even ... more
Nov 14 2022 47m
The Three Indicators of Burnout.
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Richard Reeves on why the modern male is struggling, and what to do about it
Are cultural and economic forces changing boyhood, m... more
Nov 11 2022 46m
Caring for Boys and Men
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RSV: What's behind the surge, and how to contain it
Children’s hospitals across the U.S. are being overw... more
Nov 10 2022 47m
RSV in Preschoolers
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What can we learn from the midterms?
The biggest test of U.S. democracy since Jan. 6, 202... more
Nov 9 2022 47m
Grapefruit and Democracy
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Journalist David Wallace-Wells on climate change and climate hope
After a year of catastrophic weather events, nations... more
Nov 8 2022 47m
Brett Hardel's Critique
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The growing threat to ballot initiatives
Important ballot measures are at play in the midterm... more
Nov 7 2022 47m
Citizen-Driven Referendums Across the U.S.
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Colleges’ role in curbing the student debt crisis
The Biden Administration wants to make higher ed mor... more
Nov 4 2022 47m
Rising College Tuition Rates
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Is customer service bad on purpose?
Press one. Press two. Try to find a human, but you c... more
Nov 3 2022 47m
Input and Customer Frustration
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The reality of the drug trade in San Francisco
An open-air drug market is thriving San Francisco’s ... more
Nov 2 2022 47m
Mayor London Breed on Drugs
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