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August 22 2018

04:01

Former Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal; Paul Manafort Guilty On 8 Counts

President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen strikes a plea deal. We’ll get the big picture on what this means for the Mueller investigation and the president. Also, ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is found guilty of eight charges.
04:00

The Role Of The U.S. In Yemen

After a reportedly American-made bomb killed dozens of children in Yemen, we’ll take a hard look at U.S. interests, actions and responsibilities in Yemen.

August 21 2018

19:12

On The Open Letter Calling For U.S. Bishops To Resign Amid Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

Susan Reynolds is the author of a statement signed by more than 3,000 Catholics around the world calling for bishops "to prayerfully and genuinely consider submitting to Pope Francis their collective resignation."
04:01

Can The Catholic Church Survive Another Sex Abuse Scandal?

“We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them,” writes Pope Francis. Can his church survive another scandal? If so, how?
04:00

The Future Of The Reading Brain In An Increasingly Digital World

Hours and hours of screen time. How much are digital distractions changing the way kids think, and even read?

August 20 2018

04:01

What's To Come In The Week Ahead

We'll kick off the week with a look at what's to come in Washington and around the globe.
04:00

The Origin Story Of The Gig Economy

How the American dream became temporary. We explore the origins of the gig economy, and what these gigs mean for workers now.

August 17 2018

17:37

Remembering Aretha Franklin

On Friday's Week In The News roundtable, we dedicated some of the hour to honoring the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, who passed away Thursday at the age of 76.
13:18

Welcoming On Point's New Hosts, Meghna Chakrabarti And David Folkenflik

Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik start as the new hosts of On Point, the weekday news and talk program distributed on close to 300 NPR stations nationwide.
04:01

Week In The News: Aretha Franklin Dies, John Brennan, Omarosa's Tapes, Catholic Priest Abuse

Ex-CIA Director’s security clearance revoked. Omarosa Manigault-Newman releases tapes. Catholic priest abuse cover-up. Midterm election firsts. The news roundtable dives in.
04:00

D'oh! Discussing All Things Springfield With 'Simpsons' Writer Mike Reiss

Three decades of "The Simpsons." We turn our eye on Springfield with a top writer who has been in the mix since day one.

August 16 2018

04:01

Rape Kits Often Go Untested For Decades

Across the country, hundreds of thousands of rape kits never get tested. New Mexico has a plan to fix that. We're hearing it.
04:00

Your New Prescription: Empathy

Compassion may be the cure. A doctor shares his guide to healing through empathy and listening.

August 15 2018

19:30

Highlights From On Point's Summer 2018 Shows

As On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik prepare to take over, we decided to survey our shows from the summer so far and pull out some our favorites.
17:49

Inspiration Through Procrastination

From da Vinci to Darwin, how great minds put things off, but changed the world anyway.
17:27

'God Save Texas': Contradictions Of The Lone Star State

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright turns a keen eye to his home state of Texas. The new book is "God Save Texas."

August 14 2018

18:23

Meditation In The Mainstream: The Growing Mindfulness Movement

The founder of modern Western mindfulness Jon Kabat-Zinn on how to practice mindfulness in everyday life.
17:55

Trump, Turkey, Tariffs And The State Of Global Trade

Washington slaps tariffs on Turkey. The Trump administration’s trade fights, using national security as the justification. We’ll dig in.

August 13 2018

19:35

Inside The Stories Of Hate Crime Survivors In America

American hate. We talk with a human rights lawyer about the powerful stories of hate crime survivors.
19:11

Looking Ahead To The Week In News

Top reporters help you prepare for the week ahead by breaking down the big news stories.
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