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With Meghna Chakrabarti

With about half of American renters spending more than 30% of their incomes on housing, advocates in cities and states across the country are building efforts to revive rent control policies.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

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.

Guests

Kim Alfano, Republican strategist and president and CEO of Alfano Communications. (@ALFANOCOMM)

Editor’s note: A gentle warning to listeners across the country. This hour will address mature subject matter that some may find sexually explicit.


With Meghna Chakrabarti

Hardcore, violent porn is just a click away on even young children’s phones and tablets. Teens are reporting that porn is their primary source of information on sex. One group is trying to change that.

With Kimberly Atkins

President Trump told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that there’s nothing wrong with accepting campaign dirt on political opponents from foreign actors.

Two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. The U.S. released a video purporting to show Iranians removing a mine after the explosion. Iran has disputed the accusations. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke Thursday, but offered no evidence to back up the claim of Iran’s involvement.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

“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 us.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Twenty-five years after the O.J. Simpson case began, how did it change our views on justice, celebrity and race?

With Sacha Pfeiffer

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.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

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

Editor’s Note: If you or people you know are struggling with mental health, trauma or the loss of loved ones, you can reach out to SAMHSA’s National Helpline — a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service.

Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Big Brother. 2+2=5. The memory hole. “Truth isn’t truth.”

Sound familiar? They’re from George Orwell’s dark masterpiece, “1984.”

OK, not all of those phrases. That last one, “Truth isn’t truth,” that’s from the President’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani. So it’s real, and recent. That shows you the timelessness and predictive power of Orwell’s “1984.”

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George F. Will, on his new mediation on the state of American conservatism.

Guest

George F. Will, writes a twice-weekly syndicated column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs for the Washington Post, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977.

Editor’s Note: This segment discusses rape and sexual violence, and contains audio that some listeners may find disturbing or offensive.


With Meghna Chakrabarti

New guidelines to protect young athletes from abusive coaches will soon go into place. Critics say the plan is flawed.

With David Folkenflik

We’re in New Orleans for a special On Point Live! broadcast from The National WWII Museum.

It was codenamed Operation Neptune, part of Operation Overlord. And it was plotted for nearly a year, relying on the insights and arguments of admirals, politicians, engineers and weather forecasters.

And on such a plan did World War II and the very trajectory of the 20th century pivot.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

A report card on the four-day school week. Cash-strapped districts across the country are doing it. How well is it working?

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Scott Pelley is with us to talk about his time at CBS Evening News, his memoir “Truth Worth Telling” and more.

Read our full reporting on the way medical schools have changed their approaches to treating pain and opioid addictions here.


With Meghna Chakrabarti

We visit a med school that’s teaching a new generation of doctors to start with empathy as they rethink their entire approach to treating patients with opioid addiction disorders.

This hour originally aired on Nov. 12, 2018.


With Meghna Chakrabarti

Two decades since “MMMBop,” ’90s pop sensation Hanson is still going strong, with orchestral versions of their greatest hits. The Hanson brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac join us.

With David Folkenflik

“To Kill a Mockingbird” is now a Broadway smash. Tony-nominee Jeff Daniels is in the studio.

Watch on YouTube.

Guest

Jeff Daniels, Emmy Award-winning actor known for his roles in “Dumb and Dumber,” “The Newsroom,” “Terms of Endearment” and more.

With David Folkenflik

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she prays for the nation amid impeachment cries. A sixth migrant child dies in U.S. custody. Tornadoes, floods slam the Plains and Midwest. Activists rally for abortion rights. The roundtable is here.

Guests

Janet Hook, national political reporter for the Los Angeles Times. (@hookjan)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s “monkey island.” The surviving primates have a lot to teach us about surviving trauma.

Guests

Luke Dittrich, contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine. Author of “Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets.”

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The quest to find and move water has always been essential to the California dream. We talk with Mark Arax, author of “The Dreamt Land.”

With Meghna Chakrabarti

U.S. unemployment is at the lowest level in nearly 50 years. We look at who wins and who loses in a strong labor market.

Guests

Scott Horsley, NPR chief economic correspondent. (@HorsleyScott)

With David Folkenflik

“CBS This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King opens up about her explosive R. Kelly interview, #MeToo, TV news and more.

Guests

Gayle King, “CBS This Morning” co-anchor. Editor at large of O, The Oprah Magazine. (@GayleKing)

With David Folkenflik

The White House’s new immigration plan. Alabama’s abortion bill. Don Jr. to testify. U.S.-Iran tensions rise. Clashes over tariffs with China. The roundtable is here.

Guests

Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg News reporter covering the 2020 Democratic campaign trail. (@jeneps)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

In love and living apart. Long-distance relationships are getting a helping hand from technology to keep the flame burning bright.

Guests

Joe Pinsker, staff writer at The Atlantic covering families and education. (@jpinsk)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

San Francisco bans facial recognition surveillance technology. We look at the tech-savvy city’s message for the rest of the country.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The saber-rattling out of the White House on Iran is getting a lot louder. Saudi oil ships mysteriously attacked. What’s actually going on, and what exactly is the White House plan?

Guests

Nancy Youssef, national security correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. (@nancyayoussef)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Mike Pence tells Liberty University graduates to prepare to be “shunned” and “ridiculed” for being Christian. Is he right?

With Jane Clayson

It’s that time of year when tired college seniors across the country turn in their theses. We’ve got a great group sharing their labors of love.

Guests

Hannah Newcombe, senior geology major at Salem State University. Her thesis is titled “Late Pleistocene to Middle Holocene Paleolimnological Variability Preserved in the Sediments at Walden Pond.”

With Jane Clayson

Facebook’s co-founder Chris Hughes and more say it’s time to break up the company. We break down the case for and against.

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