Harvard Admissions Trial Underway With Affirmative Action, Diversity Under Scrutiny
Affirmative Action is on trial. Harvard goes to court to defend itself against charges it discriminates against Asian-American applicants. We’ll have the debate.
Sears, The Changing American Marketplace And Retail Disruption
Sears once changed the American marketplace. Now, it’s filed for bankruptcy. We’ll look at the retail industry’s latest disruption.
'Checked The "Black" Box': On Point Caller On Race-Conscious College Admissions
Our caller Samantha says her white daughter was denied by Johns Hopkins. She re-applied with a near identical application, most notably changing her race — and was accepted.
'We Don't Do That': Harvard President Larry Bacow On Discrimination, Admissions And More
A lawsuit alleging discrimination against Asian-American applicants to Harvard is playing out in court. We spoke with Harvard President Larry Bacow about admissions, race and more back in July.
An Unbridgeable Divide? Pennsylvania's (Ongoing) Story Of Gerrymandering And Redistricting
From the old 7th District to the new 7th District, On Point traveled around Pennsylvania to hear from voters, organizers, politicians and more on gerrymandering (and attempts to address it) in the Keystone State.
On Point Extra: Inside America's Oldest Continuously Operating Candy Shop
Come to Pennsylvania for the politics, stay for America's oldest sweets shop. Stepping into Shane Confectionery in Philadelphia is like traveling back in time to the 1800s.
Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.
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Searching For A Cure For Cancer, With Nobel Prize Winner James Allison
James Allison won the Nobel Prize for his landmark work on the immune system and cancer treatment. We’ll talk with...
What Teenagers Think Of The Accusations Against Brett Kavanaugh
Teens and the Kavanaugh hearings. What do they think about how Washington is handling this moment? What lessons are they...
'Every Day Is Extra': John Kerry Reflects On Time In Vietnam, Career In Politics And More
From Vietnam warrior to peace advocate, from defeated presidential candidate to the nation's top diplomat, John Kerry tells his story...
Violinist Lucia Micarelli Does It All — Touring, Recording, Acting And More
Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She’s with us.
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