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June 14 2019


Week In The News: Iowa, Conway, Sanders, Trump And Foreign Help

Biden and Trump trade barbs in Iowa. Federal watchdog seeks Kellyane Conway's firing. Sarah Sanders to leave the White House. Trump says he'd taken foreign campaign help. John Harwood, Brianne Pfannenstiel and Jack Beatty join Kimberly Atkins.

How Hollywood Treats True Crime: Netflix Takes On Ted Bundy

"Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" is the new Netflix movie about charismatic serial killer Ted Bundy. Kimberly Atkins speaks with director Joe Berlinger.

June 13 2019


Botswana Elephant Hunting; Arizona Migrant Aid Trial

Botswana lifts the ban on elephant hunting. We look at the international backlash and the politics. Pauline Bax, Ndulamo Anthony Morima and Richard Ruggiero join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, a mistrial in Arizona for a man charged with aiding [...]

Rapper Common Calls For Open Hearts, Open Minds In 'Let Love Have The Last Word'

"Let Love Have the Last Word" is a daily commitment for the rapper Common. It’s also the title of his new memoir. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Federal Jury Unable To Convict Aid Volunteer On Charges Of Harboring Migrants

The trial of an Arizona activist who faced 20 years in jail for conspiracy to transport and harbor immigrants results in a mistrial. We unpack the case and message.

June 12 2019


How We're Still Reckoning With O.J. Simpson And 'The Trial Of The Century,' 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years ago today: the double-murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles. What followed changed the way Americans talk about race, fame, sex and law.

Reporting Raises Questions About Washington's Potential Political Conflicts Of Interest

Washington's lobbying-as-usual culture is getting pushback inside and outside of the Beltway. We look at what’s motivating that. Eric Lipton, Kathleen Clark and Robert Weissman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

25 Years On, The Lasting Cultural Impact Of The O.J. Simpson Trial

Twenty-five years after the O.J. Simpson case began, how did it change our views on justice, celebrity and race? Steve Futterman and Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw join Meghna Chakrabarti.

June 11 2019


John Hickenlooper's 2020 Bid: Rural County Aid, Rejecting Socialism And More

2020 presidential candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says "socialism is not the answer" to achieve progressive goals. He joins Sacha Pfeiffer, along with James Pindell of the Boston Globe.

Separation Of Church And State Today; Shattering Disability Stereotypes

Increasing numbers of Americans say they have no religious affiliation. They’re making their voices heard in the public square and at the Supreme Court. Jay Wexler and Debbie Goddard join Sacha Pfeiffer. Also, disability in the arts. Ann Fox [...]

The Role Of Art In Bringing More Visibility To Disability

Ali Stroker made history as the first wheelchair user to win a Tony award. A viral video from "America’s Got Talent" of an autistic boy singing had people in tears.

June 10 2019


U.S., Mexico Avoid Tariffs — For Now. What Are The Details Of The Deal?

The United States and Mexico struck a last-minute deal on immigration to avoid a 5% tax on all Mexican goods that President Trump had threatened to impose. We look at what's happening on both sides of the border. Ben White, Jill Colvin and Rafael [...]

Writer Min Jin Lee On Life As An Immigrant At Elite Colleges — And In America

Korean American writer Min Jin Lee is thinking about her immigrant experience. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

June 07 2019


Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Balances Concern For Constituents With Bid For 2020

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, makes the case why he should be on the debate stage.

Week In The News: Trump's U.K. Visit, Mexico Tariffs, Parkland Arrest, D-Day

President Trump in the U.K. Parkland school shooting arrest. Pushback over Mexico tariffs. D-Day remembrances. The roundtable is here. Rachael Larimore, David Nakamura and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

'Life Will Be The Death Of Me': Comic Chelsea Handler's Year Of Self-Discovery

Stand-up comic Chelsea Hander gets serious about her year in intense therapy and her book and podcast, "Life Will Be the Death of Me." She joins David Folkenflik.

June 06 2019


High Deductibles Push Millions Of Americans To Make 'Difficult Sacrifices' For Health Care

High-deductible health plans have transformed American health care and pushed millions of people to the brink of health and financial ruin. Noam Levey and Dr. Yousuf Zafar join Meghna Chakrabarti.

'1984' In 2019: Did George Orwell's Classic Get It Right?

George Orwell’s dystopian classic "1984" turns 70. Some of his predictions about technology came true. We look at Orwell’s message for this generation. Jean Seaton and Michael Shelden join Meghna Chakrabarti.

June 05 2019


Zhou Fengsuo Reflects On His Tiananmen Square Protest: 'Just Listening Brings Me To Tears'

"This was very difficult times with me. The day before June 4, and the evening June 3," Zhou told On Point's Meghna Chakrabarti. "This was the darkest moment in Chinese history."

Goodbye, iTunes; Conversation With Rep. Seth Moulton

So long, iTunes. Apple announces it’s breaking up the digital jukebox. We look at how it revolutionized music consumption and what’s next for streaming music. Ashley Carman and Nolan Gasser join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, 2020 presidential [...]
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