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From the economy and healthcare to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point talks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

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This program originally broadcast on March 13, 2018 with Meghna Chakrabarti.

From da Vinci to Darwin, how great minds put things off, but changed the world anyway. We’ll talk to two procrastinators: Andrew Santella, the writer of a new book about procrastination, and Tim Urban, whose TED talk on procrastination was one of the most viewed of 2016.

With Budd Mishkin

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

Guests

Piotr Zalewski, Turkey correspondent for The Economist. (@p_zalewski)

With Budd Mishkin

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

Guests

Arjun Singh Sethi, editor of “American Hate: Survivors Speak Out.” (@arjunsethi81)

With Eric Westervelt (@Ericnpr)

You might not know it from the craft brew pubs everywhere, but Americans are drinking more wine and spirits — slowly pushing aside beer. We’ll find out why.

“In general, quoting the scriptures is okay by me, but you should always quote it in context. Surrounding that particular passage is ‘owe nothing to any man except to love one another.” In the paragraph before, in Paul’s letter to the Romans, the end of chapter twelve, he says ‘practice hospitality.’ To my mind, there are gradations in law.

With Eric Westervelt (@Ericnpr)

The way forward for the Democratic Party. Jon Favreau’s popular new podcast, “The Wilderness,” explores how the Democrats lost their way and how to bounce back.

With Eric Westervelt (@Ericnpr)

The inside story behind the long quest to build an artificial human heart.

With Eric Westervelt

Celebrating 20 years of the groundbreaking album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”

Guests

Joan Morgan, author of “She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” (@milfinainteasy)

With Eric Westervelt

Millennials by the numbers. Do all those assumptions about their wanderlust and fear of commitment hold up? Are they really so different from everyone else?

Guests

Lyman Stone, advisor at Democratic Intelligence. Adjunct fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Columnist for Vox. (@lymanstoneky)

With Jane Clayson

Documentaries are making a splash this summer at the movie box office. From “RBG” to “Three Identical Strangers,” we’ve got your front-row seat.

Guests

Anne Thompson, editor at large at the online journal IndieWire.com. Founder of the column “Thompson on Hollywood.” (@akstanwyck)

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