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NPR's On Point, a two-hour live show on the news, culture and more. Hosted by @MeghnaWBUR and @davidfolkenflik. Weekdays from 10 to noon EST.

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Is Instagram ruining the great outdoors for everyone? Do you find yourself surrounded by selfie sticks in the great outdoors? @AnnetteMcGivney, @AshRecEco and Kate Sollitt of Jackson Hole join.

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Tomorrow on the show ... The campaign for Trump 2020 begins with a rally in Orlando. We'll speak with @ALFANOCOMM, @WhitAyres and @steveschale.

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Listen back to the show: Children are getting access to porn at younger ages. What messages are they learning and taking into their own relationships as they grow? @CultureReframed's @GailDines, Heidi Olson and @Profbpaul join.

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Listen back: The Trump administration blames Iran for tanker attacks. Parts of the international community push back. What are the next steps here? @DavidLarter, @tparsi and @FDD's Reuel Marc Gerecht join.

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JUST IN: Egyptian state television announced that former president Mohammad Morsi collapsed in court and subsequently died. Morsi, 67, was democratically elected in 2012 and then ousted by massive protests and the Egyptian military in 2013.

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Porn is not a Public Health Crisis. The lack of comprehensive and inclusive sexual health and sexuality education is. This is not about science, it’s about morality. Adult entertainment is entertainment for adults.

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"The issue becomes talking with your kids, getting them prepared to be media literate, what we call porn literate," @Profbpaul says.

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"If you are concerned about your child sexually acting out in harmful ways, they need therapy," says Heidi Olson, a pediatric nurse and a sexual assault nurse examiner. There is therapy specifically for this, she says, and it has been shown to be helpful.

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Dr. Gail Dines on @OnPointRadio talking about kids and porn, “the public health crisis of the digital age.”  @NPR @WBUR

Dr. Gail Dines on @OnPointRadio talking about kids and porn, “the public health crisis of the digital age.” @NPR @WBUR

"The more porn they watch, and the earlier they watch it, the more likely they are to become habituated to it," @GailDines says. "The more likely they are to construct their identities around the violent masculinity that they're seeing."

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"This is not your father's Playboy that we're talking about," @GailDines says. "Over 90 percent of the most watched videos have sexual, emotional and physical violence against the women."

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"Studies are showing by that the age of 16, well over 80 percent of boys have used pornography more than once a week," @GailDines says.

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Tune in: Who's teaching children most about sexuality, intimacy, consent? Probably not sex ed classes. It's more likely smartphones — pornography might be their primary introduction to sex. @CultureReframed's @GailDines, Heidi Olson and @Profbpaul join.

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"The Trump administration came in, and quite correctly, determined the JCPOA makes Swiss cheese look solid," Reuel Marc Gerecht says.

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"Donald Trump came in...and unresolved this conflict. And here we are now, almost on the brink of war," @tparsi says.

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"If Donald Trump had not withdrawn from this deal, we would not be facing this right now," @tparsi says of the Iran nuclear deal and the current tensions between Washington and Tehran.

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"Taking anyone's word at face value, at this point, I think would be a mistake," @tparsi says.

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@tparsi remains skeptical about Mike Pompeo's assessment. "He's playing with words to...confuse and be a bit deceptive towards the American people here."

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"That's the nature of our post-Iraq War world, where we're just a little more skeptical of what the intelligence community says," @DavidLarter says.

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