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On Point
On Point
Weekdays at 1 p.m. on 88.5 NEPM

NPR’s On Point covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, with newsmakers, thinkers, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world. Produced at WBUR in Boston.

  • Some voters want President Biden to condemn Israel's bombing of Gaza. Biden believes his public embrace helps him influence Israel -- but that may be changing.
  • Tim Alberta is one of America's top political reporters. He's also the son of an evangelical preacher. In his new book, Alberta investigates how politics has corroded the Evangelical movement that raised him.
  • Pharmacists at major chain stores like CVS and Walgreens are at a breaking point. Many workers have staged walkouts, saying they are overworked, understaffed and risking patient safety.
  • Video games. A massive global industry expected to generate nearly $190 billion in revenue this year, according to industry estimates. So why have there been unprecedented layoffs across the gaming world?
  • The U.S. government says authoritarian regimes are threatening, coercing and even attempting to kidnap and murder citizens living in the U.S. It's called transnational repression, and the FBI says it's a growing problem.
  • The 1993 Oslo Accords were a milestone in the Arab-Israeli peace process. But after 30 years of talks, there's no peace yet. Lessons for the future from peace efforts of the past.
  • On this Thanksgiving Day, we talk with pitmaster Ryan Mitchell about how whole hog barbeque is the original style of American barbeque and its deep roots in indigenous and Black history.
  • School systems around the country are grappling with ways to teach students media literacy. California has just passed a law to do that, and experts say they’re doing it right.
  • Barry Rosen says he can understand in some way what the hostages in Gaza are going through. Rosen was press attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in November 1979 when he was taken hostage and held, along with 51 others, until January 1981.
  • Almost a quarter of U.S. children under 18 live with a single parent and no other adults. That’s the highest rate in the world. So, what does it mean for those children?