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birdbohannon
 Jan 6, 2020
Consistant quality, most balanced NPR show.

Damien
 Feb 23, 2019
Better with Tom. I've listened to on point for over a decade, and I gave it a chance for over a year after he was forced out, its just not as good of a show anymore. the shows lost its soul.

GG
 Oct 4, 2018
reliably good reporting without a lot of filler

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 Jul 9, 2018

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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.

Episode Date
Survival Of The Kindest: Can Our Better Nature Help Us Build A Better World?
00:47:25

We discuss the lessons of the classic novel “Lord of the Flies.” Should humans be living by the notion of survival of the fittest — or survival of the kindest? Rutger Bregman and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 13, 2020
Economic Roundtable: Checking In On The Economy As COVID-19 Surges
00:47:32

Our favorite finance experts are back. We get an update from Rana Foroohar and Michelle Singletary on how the economy is handling reopening — and re-closing — because of COVID-19. Rana Foroohar and Michelle Singletary join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 13, 2020
The Origins Of The Extremist 'Boogaloo' Movement
00:47:03

Libertarian extremists known as the boogaloo bois are now slinked with at least two murders. We look at the origins of the movement. Cassie Miller, Kathleen Belew and Justin Hansford join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 10, 2020
Week In The News: COVID-19 Surge, Student Visa Rule, SCOTUS Decision
00:47:31

The weekly news roundup is here. We discuss the COVID-19 surge, the presidential push to reopen schools, the limit to student visas and more. Betsy Woodruff Swan, Jack Beatty, Verónica Zaragovia and Kat Stafford join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 10, 2020
Coronavirus Economy: Are Big Banks On The Verge Of Financial Crisis?
00:46:04

Could the U.S. be on the verge of a financial crash? That's what Frank Partnoy considers in a recent article in The Atlantic. He joins us to talk about the possibility of a financial crash and the risks big banks are taking. Frank Partnoy and Rep. Katie Porter join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 09, 2020
The Evolution And Future Of The American Presidency
00:47:26

How the U.S. presidency became impossible. We talk to John Dickerson of CBS News about why he thinks the job is simply too much for anyone. John Dickerson and Kimberly Atkins join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 09, 2020
'14 Miles': A Look At The U.S.-Mexico Border, And The Lives Defined By It
00:47:10

We look at a 14-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. What does a border mean in an interconnected world? DW Gibson, Nicole Ramos, Serge Dedina and Stan Rodriguez join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 08, 2020
Coronavirus Surge: How States Are Responding To A Spike In Cases
00:46:51

Months into the pandemic, coronavirus cases continue to spike across America. We check in around the country to see how different states are responding to this COVID-19 surge. Luis Carrasco, Dr. Celine Gounder, Dr. Saskia Popescu and Monica Alba join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 08, 2020
The (Surprisingly) Brief History Of Handwashing
00:46:50

Handwashing can kill the coronavirus. But you may be surprised how short the history of handwashing actually is among humans. Miryam Wahrman, Peter Ward and Emma Robbins join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 07, 2020
Grief At A Distance: How Coronavirus Has Changed The Way We Mourn
00:47:10

Mourning the loss of a loved one in the time of coronavirus. We talk about Zoom funerals and bereavement at a distance. Thomas Lynch and Nora McInerny join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 07, 2020
What We Learn From Pandemic Lit
00:46:38

Can pandemic literature serve as a tool to understand this pandemic? Authors Tom Perrotta, Geraldine Brooks and Lawrence Wright tell us what they think. Geraldine Brooks, Tom Perrotta and Lawrence Wright join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 06, 2020
What We Learn From FDR's New Deal
00:46:39

Lessons from the New Deal. It wasn’t one big package wrapped in political consensus. We look at the real, messy process that pulled the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Lizabeth Cohen and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 06, 2020
Astronaut Christina Koch On Her Journey From Space To A Nation In Lockdown
00:46:33

Astronaut Christina Koch spent a record 11 months in space, the longest spaceflight of any woman. She returned to Earth in February and is just completing her NASA-mandated readjustment period. What’s life like when you leave a space station, only to be confined in your own home under lockdown? Christina Koch joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 03, 2020
Looking Back To The 1930s: Lessons From The Great Depression
00:47:33

Looking back to 1930, the year after the start of the Great Depression. What lessons did we learn about how best to move forward with a suffering economy? We look at our current crisis now through the lens of American history. David Kennedy and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jul 03, 2020
Summer Blockbuster Season Is Here — Minus The Movie Theaters
00:45:44

The summer blockbuster movie season will be a bit different this year during the coronavirus pandemic. Theaters are out, streaming is in, and the drive-in has come back into vogue. We’ll go behind the curtain and help direct you to the best of what the silver screen has to offer in the coming months. Shawn Edwards and Alissa Wilkerson join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 02, 2020
In The Age Of Trump, Republicans Have Divergent Visions For Their Party
00:46:25

The Republican Party is falling into dangerous traps that could cost the party elections for a generation. At least, that’s the premise of Harvard Professor Thomas Patterson’s new book “Is the Republican Party Destroying Itself?” We’ll talk to him, plus Republicans who have a different vision for the future of the GOP. Thomas Patterson, Tim Miller, Matt Gorman and Kimberly Atkins join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 02, 2020
Environmental Regulations Are Under Attack. In A Pandemic, What Does That Mean For Public Health?
00:46:10

The Trump Administration has rolled back, or attempted to roll back, dozens of environmental rules, including regulations on emissions and air quality standards. We’ll touch on some of them and how they likely exacerbate existing health inequality. Gina McCarthy, Kendra Pierre-Louis and Dr. Georges Benjamin join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 01, 2020
Checking In On The Battle For The Senate
00:46:42

The presidency is not the only election this year. In the Senate, just a few seats could tip the majority from red to blue come November. We’ll check in with competitive races across the country. Jack Beatty, Steve Mistler, Dawn Baumgarten Vaughan, Phillip Bailey, Brianne Pfannenstiel and Caitlyn Kim join Anthony Brooks.

Jul 01, 2020
The Future Of Home Health Care
00:46:14

We look at the experience of domestic and home health care workers who are among the most vulnerable during the pandemic. Ai-jen Poo and Rep. Ro Khanna join Anthony Brooks.

Jun 30, 2020
The Short List: What We Know About Joe Biden's VP Search
00:46:47

Who will Joe Biden select as his running mate? We assess his short list of candidates. Christopher Devine, Rep. Wendy Brawley, Milton Kent and Steve Phillips join Anthony Brooks.

Jun 30, 2020
Author Jacqueline Woodson On The Power Of Storytelling
00:45:58

Children’s book author Jacqueline Woodson has written over 30 books, often focused on race and identity in America. We get her take on the current moment and talk about the never-ending power of story. Jacqueline Woodson joins Anthony Brooks.

Jun 29, 2020
Political Roundtable: State Of The 2020 Presidential Election
00:46:58

The pandemic and the protests for racial justice will certainly have an impact on the November election. We dig into what the next few months of unconventional campaigning will look like. Whit Ayres, Joel Payne and Kimberly Atkins join Anthony Brooks.

Jun 29, 2020
How Coronavirus Will Change City Life
00:47:32

Past pandemics changed the way of life in cities around the world. We look at how city features were inspired by history's worst disease outbreaks. Brian Melican and Kimberly Dowdell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 26, 2020
Week In The News: COVID-19 Surge, DOJ Hearing, Police Reform Bill
00:47:31

It’s the week in review. Justice Department officials testify in Congress, the House passes a police reform bill and COVID-19 cases spike in the United States. Darlene Superville, Rick Berke and Nancy Cordes join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 26, 2020
Lingering Symptoms, Long-Term Damage: For Some, It's A COVID-19 Recovery Reality
00:47:31

Recovering from COVID-19. Millions of Americans have had the disease. Some people suffer from long-term medical conditions. So what does recovery actually look like? Ed Yong and Dr. Mafuzur Rahman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 25, 2020
Police Training In America: How Can We Fix A Broken System?
00:47:30

The Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks had just completed a course in de-escalation. Why was his instinct to shoot? We have an in-depth examination of police training. Jamiles Lartey and Seth Stoughton join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 25, 2020
Reimagining Democracy For The 21st Century
00:47:19

From political polarization, to rising inequality, to the immediate crisis of the pandemic and police violence, faith in our civic institutions is under fire. A new report takes a hard look at the state of American democracy and considers how to fix it. Danielle Allen and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 24, 2020
The Lessons And Missed Opportunities Of The Kerner Report
00:47:37

More than 50 years ago, the Kerner Commission Report laid bare the racism that led to uprisings in the 1960s. We look back at the lessons of that moment and the missed opportunities since. Fred Harris and Elizabeth Hinton join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 24, 2020
Comedian Patton Oswalt On Parenting, Loss And Keeping Humor Alive
00:47:30

Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt joins us for a chat about parenting, loss, his many projects and keeping humor alive through a pandemic. Patton Oswalt joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 23, 2020
Tackling The Racial Wealth Gap: William Darity's Plan For Reparations
00:47:18

A newly energized push for reparations for descendants of enslaved people. We dig into specific proposals and examples of reparations already in place. William Darity and Carlous Hall join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 23, 2020
America Reckons With Racism: A Conversation With Michael Eric Dyson
00:47:02

Professor, author and preacher Michael Eric Dyson has spent his life’s work grappling with the concept of race in America. And he says he’s more hopeful now than ever before. We talk with him. Michael Eric Dyson joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 22, 2020
Political Roundup: Firing Of Geoffrey Berman, Trump's Tulsa Rally
00:47:36

We discuss the controversy surrounding the firing of Geoffrey Berman, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Plus, we break down the message from President Trump’s Tulsa rally this weekend. Paula Reid, Jonathan Turley, Stuart Gerson and Anthony Brooks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 22, 2020
The History And Hope Of Juneteenth
00:46:51

Celebrating Juneteenth. We talk about the push to observe and understand the deeper story of the holiday. Mary Elliott, Michael Twitty and Mark Anthony Neal join Jane Clayson.

Jun 19, 2020
Week In The News: Trump Executive Order, DACA Ruling, Police Reform Bills
00:47:08

Dueling police reform bills in Congress, an executive order from President Trump and John Bolton’s new book. We discuss these top stories and more in our week in review. Hayes Brown, Lisa DesJardins and Eugene Scott join Jane Clayson.

Jun 19, 2020
Journalist Eduardo Porter On Why Racial Hostility Is An 'American Poison'
00:47:14

New York Times business writer Eduardo Porter talks about how racial hostility is impoverishing all Americans. Eduardo Porter and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 18, 2020
Banned On The Battlefield: The History And Future Of Tear Gas
00:46:59

Tear gas can't be used by soldiers on the battlefield, so why is it used by police on American streets? We discuss the history and possible future of tear gas. Anna Feigenbaum and Braxton Winston join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 18, 2020
George The Poet's Genre-Bending Call For Change
00:47:33

George Mpanga, better known as George the Poet, is a 29-year-old British spoken word artist. His new podcast is a genre-defying mix of music, poetry, storytelling, and personal narrative. We talk to him about his art, his push for social change and this moment now. George the Poet joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 17, 2020
Police Reform: The View From The White House
00:47:30

President Trump signs an executive order on policing. We take a look at the order and discuss the administration’s response to a national reckoning with systemic racism. April Ryan, Tracie Keesee and Paul Butler join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 17, 2020
LGBTQ Workplace Protections: Analyzing The Supreme Court's Landmark Ruling
00:47:04

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on workplace protection for LGBTQ workers. The justices ruled 6-3 that portions of the Civil Rights Act extend to gender identity and sexual orientation. We analyze the historic decision and its impact. Jennifer Finney Boylan, Greg Stohr, Kris Hayashi, Ed Whelan and Sunu Chandy join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 16, 2020
Amid Coronavirus Surge, Protests For Racial Justice: Checking In Across The Country
00:46:59

Some states are reopening, while others have reversed course, as protests for racial justice continue across America. We check in around the country. Rose Scott, Luis Hernandez, Lauren Gilger, Casey Martin and Alex Samuels join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 16, 2020
Is The Virtual Workplace Here To Stay?
00:46:40

Working from home has become the norm for some these last few months, but will it endure after the pandemic? We explore the future of the virtual workplace. Cal Newport and Nicholas Bloom join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 15, 2020
Economic Roundtable: Pandemic, Protests And A Troubled Economy
00:47:11

We talk about personal finances in the pandemic economy and hear what the protests for racial justice say about economic inequality in America. Rana Foroohar and Michelle Singletary join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 15, 2020
The Strategic National Stockpile: What Is It, Where Is It And What Should It Be Used For?
00:46:39

A look at the Strategic National Stockpile. Where is it, what is it? What should it be used for? We talk with the man who was once in charge of the whole thing. Greg Burel and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 12, 2020
Week In The News: George Floyd Funeral, Georgia Elections, Pandemic Recession
00:47:25

We take stock of the week’s biggest stories. George Floyd laid to rest, the Georgia elections mess, the COVID economy and the latest headlines out of the White House. Maria Reeve, Greg Bluestein and Jane Coaston join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 12, 2020
High School Grads On Entering Adulthood Amid Nationwide Protests And A Pandemic
00:47:34

We talk to members of the high school class of 2020 about what it’s like to enter adulthood amid nationwide protests and a pandemic. Sandy Banks, Rafael Escoto, Rohini Madhu, Teoman Tezcan, Antonio Frias, Cammi Tirico and TaVonte Campbell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 11, 2020
Portrait Of Police Reform: How Camden, New Jersey Rebuilt Its Police Department
00:47:25

In 2013, the city of Camden, New Jersey fired all of its police officers and rebuilt the department. We look at the lessons learned for today. Louis Capelli Jr., April Saul, Ojii BaBa Madi and Nyeema Watson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 11, 2020
Ask The Experts: Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered
00:46:26

We circle back with one of the nation’s leading public health experts about what we know about the coronavirus pandemic as the country continues to reopen for business. Dr. Ashish Jha and Dr. Utibe Essien join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 10, 2020
Roundtable: The Media's Reckoning With Racism
00:47:08

Black journalists told they can’t cover protests. Racially insensitive headlines. Revolt in newsrooms. We talk about the media’s own internal reckoning with race. Alexis Johnson, Errin Haines and Akilah Johnson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 10, 2020
America's Call For A Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement
00:47:08

The call for a modern-day civil rights movement. We talk to two scholars of history about the need for change and healing. David Blight and Lucas Johnson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 09, 2020
Police Reform: How It Works And What It Might Look Like
00:47:10

In Congress, and across the country, there are calls for the reform of police departments. We look at what that would mean. William Riley, Tracie Keesee and Alondra Cano join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 09, 2020
Roundtable: Former Military Officials On The Protests Against Police Violence
00:47:08

Former American military leadership has been speaking out against the use of force against protesters. We talk with some of them about why. Gen. Wesley Clark, Col. Larry Wilkerson and Mara Karlin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 08, 2020
Protests For Racial Justice: Community Organizers Share Stories From The Ground
00:46:55

Protests over racism and police brutality continue to grip the country. We hear the stories of organizers on the ground. Kwame Rose, Ianne Fields Stewart, Tay Anderson, Oluchi Omeoga and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 08, 2020
Racial Inequality: Black Workers Face Devastating Job Loss During The Pandemic, Study Says 
00:47:00

Black Americans are disproportionately hard hit by the current loss of jobs. We explore why and what can be done to reverse this trend. Valerie Wilson, Darrick Hamilton and William Darity join Jane Clayson.

Jun 05, 2020
Week In The News: Nationwide Protests, Trump Bible Photo, Chauvin Charge Upgraded
00:46:57

Across the country, continued protests are met by police and curfews, and President Trump advocates to bring in the military. Our weekly round table digs into the news. Jeff Pegues, Kimberly Atkins and Adam Serwer join Jane Clayson.

Jun 05, 2020
'Show You Care': A Conversation With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar About Racism In America
00:47:10

We are seeing people 'pushed to the edge.' That’s how Kareem Abdul-Jabbar describes the protests in the Los Angeles Times this week. We speak with the former NBA star. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Stephen Henderson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 04, 2020
Shock, Solidarity Abroad: Outrage Over George Floyd's Death Spreads Globally
00:47:16

People in international cities are protesting George Floyd's death. What's different in this moment that's bringing people to the streets overseas? Vashna Jagarnath, Dan Damon and Borzou Daragahi join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 04, 2020
Minneapolis, Atlanta, Los Angeles: Telling The Stories Of Protesters In These Cities
00:46:58

As protests continue across the United States, we check in directly with Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Atlanta to get the latest. Angela Davis, Rose Scott and Sandy Banks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 03, 2020
Amid George Floyd Protests, Pandemic: Where Election 2020 Stands
00:46:57

Racism and police brutality on the ballot. What messages are black Americans sending to politicians about what they want in November? Rashad Robinson, Cleve Wootson and Anthony Brooks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 03, 2020
How To Talk To Your Kids About Race, Racism And Police Violence
00:47:18

How should parents talk with their children about all they're seeing and experiencing right now? We get some good advice. Christian Cooper, Melissa Giraud and Andrew Grant-Thomas join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 02, 2020
What The George Floyd Protests Reveal About Policing In The U.S.
00:47:18

Protests erupt against police brutality and use of force. In many cities, police are responding with even more force. We look at what it means about policing in America. Jeh Johnson, Jamiles Lartey, Jane Castor and Edward Maguire join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 02, 2020
Death Of George Floyd: A Long History Of Racism And Policing In America
00:47:12

Last week, a white woman called the police on a black birdwatcher in Central Park and police killed a black man in Minneapolis. We talk about how the two events are tied together by a history of racism and policing in America. Stephen Henderson, Errin Haines and Katheryn Russell-Brown join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 01, 2020
The Media's Coverage Of The George Floyd Protests Against Police Brutality
00:46:53

We discuss the nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, and how the media is covering, framing, and often becoming part of the story. Michele Norris and David Folkenflik join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jun 01, 2020
Online Treatments, Virtual Check-Ins: Dealing With Addiction In A Pandemic
00:46:42

We look at addiction and substance abuse during the coronavirus pandemic and the resources available to those who are suffering. Dr. Lipi Roy, Dr. Joseph Lee and MJ Gottlieb join Jane Clayson.

May 29, 2020
Week In The News: Death Of George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Coronavirus Death Toll
00:47:08

American COVID-19 deaths surpass 100,000. And protests erupt over the death of George Floyd. Our weekly roundtable digs into the week’s news. Kimberly Atkins, Eugene Scott and Anita Kumar join Jane Clayson.

May 29, 2020
So What's School Going To Look Like In The Fall?
00:47:10

As the disrupted school year winds down, educators, parents and students look toward an uncertain fall. What will school look like next year? Luvelle Brown, Randi Weingarten and Dimitri Christakis join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 28, 2020
The CDC And The Pandemic: A Look Inside The Public Health Agency
00:46:44

The CDC was once one of the most respected public health agencies in the world. Now, it's barely visible in the middle of a pandemic. So what happened? Charles Seife, Dr. Pierre Rollin and Richard Besser join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 28, 2020
What We Learn From FDR's New Deal
00:47:24

Lessons from the New Deal. It wasn’t one big package wrapped in political consensus. We look at the real, messy process that pulled the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Lizabeth Cohen and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 27, 2020
What Do The Inspector General Firings Say About American Democracy?
00:47:25

The president has fired at least five inspectors general. It may be his right, but what does it say about political accountability and American democracy? Joel Brenner, Norm Ornstein and Charles Sykes join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 27, 2020
Inside Navajo Nation's Fight Against Coronavirus
00:47:33

Native American communities have been hit hard by the pandemic. We hear how they’re responding. Tyrone Whitehorse, Krista Allen and Dr. Michelle Tom join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 26, 2020
How State-By-State Coronavirus Measures Create A 'Patchwork Pandemic'
00:46:51

“A patchwork pandemic” -- that’s how science writer Ed Yong describes what’s likely to happen as states deal with COVID-19 in their own ways. We discuss that and why that makes the outbreak harder to control. Ed Yong joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 26, 2020
Michael Schur On Ethics And Morality In A Crisis
00:47:09

“The Good Place” creator Michael Schur joins us to talk about morals and being good during a global pandemic. Michael Schur and T.M. Scanlon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 25, 2020
Staying Connected, Virtually: What We Lose Online
00:47:10

For years, Sherry Turkle has researched how technology is pushing people apart. But in the face of a global pandemic, is technological communication the thing that's bringing us together? Sherry Turkle joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 25, 2020
Baseball's Coronavirus Return
00:47:19

We look at what’s fair and foul in Major League Baseball’s proposal to return to the field this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. Jeff Passan, Doug Glanville, Jason Gay and Bob Costas join Jane Clayson.

May 22, 2020
Week In The News: States Partially Reopen, Unemployment Rises, Columbia Social Distancing Study
00:47:12

As 50 states prepare to partially reopen, a new study shows that lockdown delays cost thousands of deaths. We pick up that and more in our week in review. Toluse Olorunnipa, Jeanna Smialek and Jack Beatty join Jane Clayson.

May 22, 2020
Grief At A Distance: How The Coronavirus Has Changed The Way We Mourn
00:47:16

Mourning the loss of a loved one in the time of coronavirus. We talk about Zoom funerals and bereavement at a distance. Thomas Lynch and Nora McInerny join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 21, 2020
The Lessons We Should Have Learned From The 2003 SARS Outbreak
00:47:18

17 years ago, the world was facing a different mysterious, viral respiratory disease. Dr. Ali Khan tells us what we should have learned from SARS. Dr. Ali Khan joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 21, 2020
Facing Privatization Battle And Economic Trouble, What's Next For The Postal Service?
00:47:26

The U.S. Postal Service could run out of cash by the end of September. Now the agency faces a battle over government funding and privatization. We take a look at what's at stake. Rep. Gerry Connolly, Natasha Patterson, Chris Edwards and Lisa Rein join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 20, 2020
The Pandemic's Child Care Problem
00:47:10

Parents are expected to get back to work -- and they want to -- but how can they do it without the child care they rely on? Can an economy fully recover without robust child care? Lauren Kennedy and Sara O'Brien join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 20, 2020
Class Of 2020: College Grads On Launching Careers, Lives Amid The Pandemic
00:47:36

The class of 2020 is stepping out into an utterly transformed world. We talk with grads about their hopes and fears as they try to launch their lives and careers. Jonathan Yubi Gomez, Katharine Brooks, Candace Jones and Alexis Brown join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 19, 2020
What We Learn From Wuhan's Coronavirus Testing Approach
00:47:35

We check in on China's massive testing campaign in Wuhan, Beijing's efforts to reopen its economy and the impact of another low point in U.S.-China relations. Brenda Goh, Yanzhong Huang, Loren Heinold and Bonnie Glaser join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 19, 2020
How The Pandemic Is Changing The Way We Experience Art
00:47:35

What gives art meaning? What impact does physical distancing have on our consumption and appreciation of art, both performance and visual? Helen Molesworth, Melinda Lopez and Richard Nelson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 18, 2020
Looking Back To The 1930s: Lessons From The Great Depression
00:47:35

Looking back to 1930, the year after the start of the Great Depression. What lessons did we learn about how best to move forward with a suffering economy? We look at our current crisis now through the lens of American history. David Kennedy and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 18, 2020
What The 1918 Flu Pandemic Teaches Us About The Coronavirus Outbreak
00:47:17

It’s been more than 100 years since all of humanity has had to respond to a global pandemic on the scale of coronavirus. We take a deep look at the origins, responses and lessons of the flu pandemic of 1918. John Barry and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 15, 2020
Week In The News: House Relief Bill, Fauci's Testimony, SCOTUS Virtual Arguments
00:47:09

States move to lift restrictions meant to stem the coronavirus, the Supreme Court teleconferences oral arguments and the House proposes another historic aid package. We discuss it all in our week in review. Julie Pace, Stephen Henderson and Julie Rovner join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 15, 2020
What We Learn From Pandemic Lit
00:47:18

Can pandemic literature serve as a tool to understand this pandemic? Authors tell us what they think. Geraldine Brooks, Lawrence Wright and Tom Perrotta join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 14, 2020
How To Fight Quarantine Fatigue
00:47:31

Two months in, and we’re all feeling it: quarantine fatigue. We chat with the experts about how the concept of harm reduction might help us approach the future. Julia Marcus, Matthew Liao and Richard Berkowitz join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 14, 2020
Childhood And Coronavirus: How Times Of Crisis Shape Kids
00:47:23

Childhood and the coronavirus. We explore how this pandemic is changing childhood and how that might shape the practices, beliefs and behaviors of kids as they grow up. Pauline Hodges, Robin Gurwitch and Grace Lin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 13, 2020
How Do Elections Work In A Pandemic?
00:47:15

An election in a pandemic. What needs to be done now to ensure all Americans can safely vote in November and trust the results? Rep. Adam Schiff, Anthony Brooks and Bertrall Ross join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 13, 2020
Evictions And The Pandemic: Are States Doing Enough To Protect Renters?
00:47:07

Many states have eviction protections in place now. But what happens to renters when those protections are removed? Matthew Desmond, Lisa Owens and Tiana Caldwell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 12, 2020
The Role Of Philanthropy In A Pandemic
00:47:33

The federal government has passed multiple economic aid packages. But philanthropy may also play an essential role in economic recovery. We look at the advantages and disadvantages to private giving. Una Osili, La June Montgomery Tabron and Dr. Rajiv Shah join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 12, 2020
A (Surprisingly) Brief History Of Handwashing
00:47:35

Handwashing can kill the coronavirus. But you may be surprised how short the history of handwashing actually is among humans. Miryam Wahrman, Peter Ward and Emma Robbins join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 11, 2020
Georgia, Iowa, South Carolina And Texas: What Reopening Looks Like In These States
00:47:18

We check in with several states that are moving forward with reopening. How have businesses adapted? Are people going back to work? And what’s happened to infection rates? Clay Masters, Luis Carrasco, Rose Scott, Gavin Jackson and Kimberly Atkins join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 11, 2020
Flying In A Pandemic: How Coronavirus Will Change The Airline Industry
00:46:48

The airline industry faces its greatest crisis yet with the pandemic wiping out most travel. When will we feel safe flying again? Phil LeBeau, Barry Biffle, Sara Nelson and Christine Negroni join Jane Clayson.

May 08, 2020
Week In The News: CDC Guide Shelved, Economy Latest, Coronavirus Task Force To Continue
00:47:05

The Trump administration and the coronavirus task force. Businesses and states ask for more relief. The news roundtable is here. Paula Reid, Rick Berke and Amara Omeokwe join Jane Clayson.

May 08, 2020
Epidemiologists Answer Your Latest Questions About The Coronavirus Pandemic
00:47:06

A new report considers evidence that possibly suggests the coronavirus was circulating outside of China as early as late last year. We talk to epidemiologists about how that changes what we know about the virus. Bill Hanage, Tara C. Smith and Angela Rasmussen join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 07, 2020
Prisons, Jails And The Pandemic: How Coronavirus Is Affecting The Incarcerated
00:47:22

The coronavirus is infecting thousands of incarcerated people in prisons and jails across the U.S. We discuss how mass incarceration is leading to mass suffering in this pandemic. Michelle Alexander, Joyce White Vance and Dr. Homer Venters join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 07, 2020
How Coronavirus Will Change City Life
00:47:32

Past pandemics changed the way of life in cities around the world. We look at how city features were inspired by history's worst disease outbreaks. Brian Melican and Kimberly Dowdell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 06, 2020
Setting Sail, Spreading Coronavirus: The Pandemic And The Cruise Industry
00:48:04

The Diamond Princess cruise ship was one of the first coronavirus hot zones. We hear the story of what happened on the ship from medical first responders who hopped on board. Dr. Michael Callahan, Carolyn Wright and Taylor Dolven join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 06, 2020
What The U.S. Response To Coronavirus Says About America's Role On The World Stage
00:46:58

Historian Timothy Garton Ash says the U.S. was his “shining city on the hill.” But now he feels a desperate sadness. We’ll hear this European’s elegy for an American ideal. Timothy Garton Ash, Catherine De Vries and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 05, 2020
The Coronavirus' Impact On Global Supply Chains
00:47:27

Does the coronavirus spell the end for the global supply chain? Some manufacturing experts say supply chains have to get shorter in order to be stronger. Ravi Anupindi, Bindiya Vakil and Daniel Heller join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 05, 2020
Astronaut Christina Koch On Her Journey From Space To A Nation In Lockdown
00:47:14

Astronaut Christina Koch just spent 11 months in space and then returned to a nation under lockdown. We hear what reentry has been like and lessons she may have for the rest of us. Christina Koch joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 04, 2020
How We'll Know When It's Safe To Reopen The U.S. Economy
00:46:58

Is there a way to reopen the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic without risking second and third waves of the virus? What’s possible and ethical? Danielle Allen and Tom Frieden join Meghna Chakrabarti.

May 04, 2020
The Future Of Retail: How The Coronavirus Will Change Shopping Habits
00:46:45

As states across the U.S. begin to get back to business — not as usual, but in phases — we take a look at the evolving retail landscape and how people will shop in a post-pandemic world. Nathaniel Meyersohn, Doug Stephens, Barbara Kahn and Neela Montgomery join Jane Clayson.

May 01, 2020
Week In The News: Unemployment Rises, More States Open Up, Latest Coronavirus Numbers
00:47:03

More than 30 million Americans without work, more states starting to open up and health experts warning of another wave of infections. We discuss the week's top stories in our news roundtable. Errin Haines, Ben White and Sarah Kliff join Jane Clayson.

May 01, 2020
In A Pandemic, Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
00:47:15

What day is it again? Has it been a year since February? Or a day? We take a look at the science behind how the pandemic is warping our sense of time. Carlo Rovelli and Peter Ulric Tse join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 30, 2020
Low Prices, Full Storage Tanks: What's Next For The Oil Industry
00:47:09

When the economy slows, so does the demand for oil. Prices have plummeted, and storage tanks are filled to capacity. We look at the future of the oil industry. Mitchell Ferman, John Bozeman, Meghan L. O'Sullivan and Philip Verleger join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 30, 2020
Nature And The Coronavirus: As Humans Continue Lockdown, Wildlife Creeps Back In
00:47:08

Humanity in lockdown. Wildlife creeps back into cities around the world. We look at the pandemic from the animal kingdom's point of view. David Baron, Niamh Quinn and Alan Weisman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 29, 2020
Tracking Coronavirus Exposure: How Contact Tracing Works
00:47:05

Contact tracing. It's infectious disease detective work. We learn all about the techniques and technology used to track down people who've been exposed to the coronavirus. Andy Slavitt, Caitlin Rivers and Andy Greenberg join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 29, 2020
Cities That Heal: How The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Change Urban Design
00:47:10

Can we design cities that heal? We talk with an architect and urban planner about how to change the brick-and-mortar world for better human health. Michael Murphy and Ken Greenberg join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 28, 2020
How To Rebuild The Coronavirus Economy
00:47:25

Oil shock. Great Depression levels of unemployment. It’s not just about restarting the economy. It’s about rebuilding it. We talk about how. Rana Foroohar, Jack Beatty and Michelle Singletary join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 28, 2020
What We Lose In A World Without Professional Sports
00:47:07

Normally, each night of April would be filled with sporting events. But these are anything but normal times. So what are we losing — economically, physically, and culturally — in a world without professional sports? Shira Springer, Molly Seidel and Bob Myers join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 27, 2020
Is A Bailout Coming For Strained State Economies?
00:47:18

The pandemic has ravaged state and city budgets across the country, and revenues are sharply down at a time when public services are needed more than ever. Should the federal government help shore up state budgets? Senator Mitch McConnell says he thinks the better route might be bankruptcy. Kimberly Atkins and Michael Leachman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 27, 2020
The Need For Innovation, Especially In A Crisis
00:46:53

The coronavirus pandemic has jump-started America’s innovation engine as companies, institutions and entrepreneurs step up to the challenge. Scott Cohen, Fiona Murray and John Kao join Jane Clayson.

Apr 24, 2020
Week In The News: Some States Reopen, Congress Virus Aid, Trump Halts Immigration
00:47:34

Some states are opening back up for business. Furloughs increase across the country. Pandemic aid from Congress. The president and his immigration executive order. It’s our Friday news roundtable. Weijia Jiang, Greg Bluestein and Charlotte Howard join Jane Clayson.

Apr 24, 2020
What The Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals About The Endless Urge To Stay Busy
00:46:49

If you’re at home more now -- and doing less -- does that actually feel better? We’ll talk about what the pandemic is teaching us about the endless urge to be busy. Omid Safi and Brian O'Connor join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 23, 2020
So Your State Is Reopening. Should You Go In Public Or Stay Home? 
00:46:56

As some places approach their third month of lockdown, we’ll check back in with a quarantine researcher about what’s working and what isn’t. Isaac Stanley-Becker, Rebecca Katz and Anna Bensted join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 23, 2020
At Risk: Life Inside U.S. Nursing Homes During The Coronavirus Crisis
00:47:33

The coronavirus is affecting the most vulnerable elderly Americans. We’ll examine how nursing homes became such dangerous places for the people they’re meant to protect. Louise Aronson and Danielle Ivory join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 22, 2020
International Relations In The COVID-19 Era: Richard Haass On What Comes After A Pandemic
00:47:04

International relations in the COVID-19 era. Could the pandemic usher in a new spirit of global cooperation ... or harden international distrust? Richard Haass and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 22, 2020
What Will It Take To Save America's Small Businesses?
00:47:05

Devastation for American small businesses. Federal relief funds ran out almost instantaneously. More may be on the way, but what can be done to save small business? Mehrsa Baradaran, Diana Ransom, Jonny Liu and Derek Peebles join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 21, 2020
Miami, Los Angeles And Houston: How These Cities Are Coping With Coronavirus
00:47:17

The coronavirus wave is still rising in Miami, Los Angeles and Houston. We hear from journalists in all three places about how their cities are coping. Luis Hernandez, Luis Carrasco and Leslie Berestein Rojas join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 21, 2020
Can Local News Survive The Coronavirus Pandemic?
00:47:20

At a time when the public needs information, local news is taking a major hit from the coronavirus. Can local news survive the pandemic, just when it’s needed most? David Folkenflik, Josh Stearns and Brie Zeltner join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 20, 2020
The Business Of Hospitals: Why So Many Health Care Workers Are Being Laid Off
00:47:02

Why are health care workers in some hospitals being laid off? We’ll talk about what the COVID-19 pandemic is revealing about running hospitals as a business. Marie Ritacco, Dr. Vivian Lee and Sayeh Nikpay join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 20, 2020
Week In The News: The Battle Over Reopening The Economy, Trump Coronavirus Guidelines
00:47:17

The battle of the president and the governors. When to reopen the economy. Tornadoes hit southern states. Our roundtable takes the week’s headlines and digs in. Margaret Talev, Steve Liesman and Julie Rovner join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 17, 2020
The Challenges Of Providing End-Of-Life Care In A Pandemic
00:47:35

End-of-life care that provides clarity and dignity. We talk about the challenges of providing palliative care in the middle of a pandemic.

Apr 17, 2020
The Strategic National Stockpile: What Is It, Where Is It And What Should It Be Used For?
00:47:04

A look at the Strategic National Stockpile. Where is it, what is it? What should it be used for? We talk with the man who was once in charge of the whole thing. Greg Burel and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 16, 2020
The Role Of Governors And The Federal Government During The Coronavirus Pandemic
00:47:20

Kathleen Sebelius, the former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and Kansas governor gives her take on what the pandemic reveals about the relationship between states and the federal government. Anthony Brooks and Kathleen Sebelius join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 16, 2020
COVID-19 Learning: How Parents, Teachers And Professors Are Adapting Their Approach To Education
00:47:29

What do we really want our kids to learn in this moment in history? Two education professors say throw out academics, we simply need to teach kids how to be. Hilary Hughes, Stephanie Jones, Henry Bucher and Luvelle Brown join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 15, 2020
Farm To Table: The Coronavirus And America's Food Supply Chain
00:47:07

Could the coronavirus pandemic disrupt the food supply chain? We look at how food gets to your store and where the supply line is vulnerable. Jackie Hendry, Michael Pollan and Bob LaBonne Jr. join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 15, 2020
Asian American Discrimination And The Coronavirus Crisis
00:46:53

Asian Americans face a wave of intense racism during the coronavirus pandemic. We reflect on the history of Asian American discrimination and this present moment. Erika Lee, Cathy Park Hong and George Takei join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 14, 2020
The Race To Develop A Coronavirus Vaccine
00:47:05

How do you quickly develop a safe, effective vaccine in the middle of a historic global pandemic? We ask researchers who are trying to do just that. Dr. Dan Barouch and Natalie Dean join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 14, 2020
Madeleine Albright On How To Solve Our Global Problems Together
00:47:14

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joins us to talk about her new book, "Hell and Other Destinations." She also shares her observations about the coronavirus pandemic and lessons we can take away from it about working together to solve global problems. Madeleine Albright joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 13, 2020
How New York City Became The Epicenter Of A Global Pandemic
00:47:04

New York City's battle with COVID-19: full morgues, empty streets and a lot of questions about how and why the virus hit so hard and fast. We’ll look back at the trajectory of the disease, how the city and state responded and what lessons can be gleaned for other cities facing outbreaks. Anna Silman, Errol Louis and Dr. Bruce Farber join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 13, 2020
Testing, Treatment And Vaccines: Unpacking Efforts To Contain The Coronavirus
00:47:03

The editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine talks about what we’re learning about the coronavirus and how that might shape the month to come. Dr. Eric Rubin and Dr. Harvey Fineberg join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 10, 2020
Week In The News: COVID-19 Cases Rise, Wisconsin's In-Person Election, Sanders Drops Out
00:47:27

More than 400,000 coronavirus cases in the U.S. 6.6 million more Americans filing for unemployment. We’ll have the latest on the continuing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Lenny Bernstein, Yamiche Alcindor and Gillian Tett join Jane Clayson.

Apr 10, 2020
Michael Schur On Ethics And Morality In A Crisis
00:47:16

“The Good Place” creator Michael Schur joins us to talk about morals and being good during a global pandemic. Michael Schur and T.M. Scanlon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 09, 2020
How The Coronavirus Is Disproportionately Impacting Black Americans
00:47:22

The coronavirus pandemic is hitting some communities much harder than others. We’ll take a look at the disproportionate toll it’s taking on African Americans. Kat Stafford, Nikole Hannah-Jones and Utibe Essien join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 09, 2020
Virology Of COVID-19: How The Coronavirus Works Inside Our Bodies
00:47:19

To beat COVID-19 we have to understand how it spreads in communities and how it works inside individual bodies. We’ll take a look at the virology and serology of the coronavirus. Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Stanley Perlman and Helen Branswell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 08, 2020
What You Should Know About The Defense Production Act
00:47:05

An in-depth look at the Defense Production Act. We discuss its history, purpose and how the Trump administration is and isn’t using it now. Margaret O'Mara and Steve Vladeck join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 08, 2020
Mark Cuban On Corporate Responsibility In A Crisis
00:47:07

We talk with Mark Cuban, the outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank entrepreneur. He joins us to discuss corporate responsibility and the need for innovation in a crisis. Mark Cuban joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 07, 2020
Unemployment, Economic Recovery And The Coronavirus
00:47:19

The U.S. is posting historic unemployment numbers. But it didn’t have to be this way. So why is it? Betsey Stevenson and Cecilia Rouse join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Apr 07, 2020
Adrienne Maree Brown On Finding Joy During The Coronavirus Crisis
00:47:33

Finding joy in the midst of overwhelming world events. Celebrating personal triumphs even more than you would before. We’ll talk about why levity may be exactly what we need in a pandemic. adrienne maree brown joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 06, 2020
Public Radio Hosts Share How Listeners Are Experiencing The Coronavirus Pandemic
00:47:31

How you’re experiencing the coronavirus pandemic can depend very much on where you live. We’ll check in with public radio hosts around the country to see what they’re hearing from their listeners. Madeleine Brand, Stephen Henderson, Sarah Fenske, and Luis Hernandez join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 06, 2020
'More Myself': Alicia Keys On Her Journey As Musician And Healer
00:47:36

Alicia Keys shares her path from girlhood in Hell's Kitchen to global pop superstar. Alicia Keys joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 03, 2020
Week In The News: Coronavirus Updates, Social Distancing Extended, Amazon Strikes
00:47:30

The death toll from coronavirus continues to mount, as does the economic fallout. Our week in the news roundtable reflects on another unprecedented week. Jonathan Karl, Lisa Desjardins and Elisabeth Rosenthal join Jane Clayson.

Apr 03, 2020
Staying Active At Home: The Psychological Benefits Of Movement
00:47:33

We look at how people are staying active at home and the psychological benefits of movement. Judy Van Raalte and Sadie Kurzban join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 02, 2020
How The Coronavirus Crisis Has Upended Political Campaigns
00:47:30

It’s still an election year. So, we’ll take a look at how the coronavirus pandemic has upended political campaigns across the country, including the race for the White House. Anthony Brooks, Alexi McCammond and Nicholas Riccardi join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 02, 2020
Staying Connected, Virtually: What We Lose Online
00:47:08

For years, Sherry Turkle has researched how technology is pushing people apart. But in the face of a global pandemic, is technological communication the thing that's bringing us together? Sherry Turkle joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 01, 2020
'Saving The Economy Versus Saving Lives?': An Ethicist And Economist Consider A Coronavirus Question
00:47:09

We sit down with an economist and an ethicist to think through how an entire society best unwinds from a lockdown. Christine Mitchell and Andy Atkeson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Apr 01, 2020
Rebecca Solnit On What Disasters Reveal About Hope And Humanity
00:47:13

Author and historian Rebecca Solnit on how disasters like a global pandemic can give rise to a powerful hope. Rebecca Solnit joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 31, 2020
What We Need From TV News During The Coronavirus Crisis
00:47:09

With around-the-clock television coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, TV is still a powerful, influential source of information. But is this the kind of TV news that best serves the public? David Folkenflik joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 31, 2020
Coping With Loss And Grief During A Global Pandemic
00:47:24

We’re all feeling a lot lately, including loss. We’ll discuss grief and grieving during a global pandemic. David Kessler and Sonya Lott join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 30, 2020
India, The World's Largest Democracy, Locks Down
00:47:07

As India locks down 1.3 billion people, the world’s largest democracy is taking unprecedented measures in the country to fight the spread of coronavirus. But will it be enough? Ravi Agrawal, Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan and Barkha Dutt join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 30, 2020
What The Coronavirus Crisis Means For Those Already Struggling
00:46:58

There was plenty of economic hardship before coronavirus hit. We'll discuss what the crisis means for people who were already struggling. Alissa Quart joins Jane Clayson.

Mar 27, 2020
Week In The News: The Political, Cultural And Economic Impact Of Coronavirus
00:47:35

Cases of coronavirus are skyrocketing across the U.S. We’ll talk about the public health crisis, and the politics and economics of the pandemic, in our week in review roundtable. Paula Reid, Jonathan Cohn, Betsy Shepherd and Susan Glasser join Jane Clayson.

Mar 27, 2020
Coronavirus: How Religious Communities Are Worshiping Together While Apart
00:47:34

We discuss how faith communities across America are worshiping together during the coronavirus outbreak. Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rabbi Rachel Greengrass, Reverend Joshua Lazard and Imam Omar Suleiman join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Mar 26, 2020
What It's Like To Be A Nurse On The Front Lines Of The Coronavirus Pandemic
00:47:26

Health care workers are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. We hear from nurses across the country about the challenges they’re facing. Paul Read, Mary Turner, Mary Jo Kelly and Elizabeth Bridges join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 26, 2020
Sing-Alongs, Mask Donations And Food Deliveries: Acts Of Kindness During The Coronavirus Crisis
00:47:38

Coronavirus framed in a different light: we’ll talk about acts of kindness popping up in communities around the country. Jamil Zaki and Andrea Asuaje join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 25, 2020
Lessons From Singapore, Hong Kong And South Korea's Response To Coronavirus
00:46:57

Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea seem to be getting it right when it comes to coronavirus. We’ll take a close look at what they’re doing, how they’re doing it and if those measures can be deployed in the United States. Dale Fisher, Claire Standley, Gabriel Leung and Andrea Crisanti join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 25, 2020
Online Learning: How Colleges And Universities Are Teaching Students Virtually
00:47:18

Online learning. Can it really replace the learning and community that’s being lost as campuses across the country are closed? Justin Reich, Christina Morales and Dr. Amardeep Kahlon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 24, 2020
What The 1918 Flu Pandemic Teaches Us About The Coronavirus Outbreak
00:47:33

It’s been more than 100 years since all of humanity has had to respond to a global pandemic on the scale of coronavirus. We take a deep look at the origins, responses and lessons of the flu pandemic of 1918. John Barry and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 24, 2020
Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: Loneliness Is A Public Health Crisis
00:46:50

Long before coronavirus spread around the world, former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was sounding the alarm about a different, quiet epidemic: loneliness. We’ll talk to him about why so many Americans are suffering from loneliness and what we can do to take better care of each other even as we’re asked to be physically apart. Vivek Murthy and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 23, 2020
As The Coronavirus Crisis Continues, Adjusting To The 'New Normal'
00:47:24

We'll have the latest on the coronavirus pandemic, including how hospitals are coping and what’s next from Washington. Donald McNeil, Dr. Leana Wen and Kimberly Atkins join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 23, 2020
How The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Impacting The Economy
00:47:09

We’ll assess the state of the economy as the federal government devises aggressive rescue measures to respond to the coronavirus.

Mar 20, 2020
Week In The News: Coronavirus Crisis Upends Health Care, Politics And Daily Life
00:47:27

Taking stock of an incredible week in a global pandemic. We’ll have the latest facts and figures, the science and politics, and how we’re all coping with the coronavirus crisis. Donald McNeil, Kimberly Atkins, Hana Baba and David Folkenflik join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 20, 2020
Binge-Watching While Social Distancing: TV Shows And Movies You Should Watch
00:47:01

What shows are you bingeing while you’re stuck at home? What favorite movies are you turning to? We’ll talk with critics about what to watch while spending more time at home. Kristen Meinzer and Kate Hagen join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 19, 2020
What The Coronavirus Reveals About America
00:47:18

Epidemics scour away a country’s narcissistic notions about itself. So what is the coronavirus pandemic revealing about the U.S., the country that considers itself the best and most capable in the world? Anne Applebaum and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 19, 2020
How To Stay Resilient And Mentally Healthy During The Coronavirus Outbreak
00:47:19

Coronavirus and collective stress around the world. Why is this moment so anxiety-producing and how can we stay resilient in the face of it? Jonathan Kanter and Elissa Epel join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 18, 2020
What You Need To Know About COVID-19 Testing In The U.S.
00:47:04

The key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 is knowing who has it. Yet testing in the U.S. has been a fiasco. What went wrong and how can we fix it? Graeme Simpson, Amesh Adalja, Mark Jarrrett and Dr. Tom Frieden join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 18, 2020
Lessons From China's Response To Coronavirus; How To Flatten The Coronavirus Curve
00:46:47

Checking in on China, where officials are now seeing a decrease in the number of newly reported infections. Plus, Dr. William Hanage on why social distancing is being encouraged as a way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Dr. William Hanage, Steven Lee Myers and Yun Sun join join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 17, 2020
Why People Distrust Experts And What We Can Do About It
00:47:12

If ever there were a time to turn to the experts it’s now. And yet, there’s deepening distrust of expertise. We’ll talk about why and what to do about it. Tom Nichols joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 17, 2020
Health Care And Coronavirus: How Prepared Are U.S. Hospitals?
00:47:05

Are U.S. hospitals prepared for coronavirus? We drill down on the data with public health experts to see what the disparities are and where reinforcements are needed. Ashish Jha, Rod Hochman and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 16, 2020
The Impact Of Coronavirus On The Education System
00:47:21

Coronavirus forces students from elementary school to college out of the classroom. We'll look at the impact on students, their families and the education system. Dr. Nathaniel Beers, Michelle Reid, Dr. Joris Ray and Sonja Brookins Santelises join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 16, 2020
'The Plot Against America': HBO Series Imagines A Charles Lindbergh Presidency
00:46:46

Emmy-award winning writer and producer, David Simon, on his new HBO miniseries, “The Plot Against America." David Simon joins David Folkenflik.

Mar 13, 2020
Week In The News: Coronavirus Latest, 'Big Tuesday' Results
00:46:36

The week in review – coronavirus spreads across the country and Joe Biden gains strength with wins in more key states. Rick Berke, Toluse Olorunnipa and Charlotte Alter join David Folkenflik.

Mar 13, 2020
Living Paycheck To Paycheck During The Coronavirus Crisis
00:46:39

The coronavirus is illuminating workplace inequality and labor vulnerabilities in our economy. What happens when workers can’t afford to take time off, or don’t have paid sick leave? Jay Shambaugh, Jack Beatty, Tricia Petit and Andrew Yost join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 12, 2020
Test Kits, Antiviral Drugs And Vaccines: The Science You Need To Know About Coronavirus
00:47:16

What does it take to make an effective vaccine quickly? Why are testing kits so hard to find? What makes this coronavirus so virulent? We’ll dig deep into the science you need to know. Tina Hesman Saey, Dr. Yvonne Maldonado and Dr. Mark Denison join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 12, 2020
The Wolf Runt Who Rose To Alpha-Male Status In Yellowstone
00:46:52

The remarkable story of Wolf 8, the nervy runt who became the alpha male of the pack in Yellowstone National Park. Author Rick McIntyre joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 11, 2020
What's Next In The Race For The Democratic Presidential Nomination
00:46:52

Michigan and other key states went to the polls this week. We’ll have the latest in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Amy Radil, Scott Clement, Paul Egan and Anthony Brooks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 11, 2020
'Remain In Mexico': Looking At The Policy's Impact On Asylum-Seekers At The Border
00:47:10

As the Trump administration’s new asylum policy faces legal challenges, we’ll take a look at the policy’s effect on asylum-seekers at the border. Julián Aguilar, David Savage and Father Pat Murphy join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 10, 2020
Will Mass Quarantines Slow The Spread Of Coronavirus?
00:47:15

All of Italy is on lockdown. Experts expect to see more quarantines across the globe. We’ll talk with experts on quarantines and public health emergencies. Rebecca Katz and Howard Markel join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Mar 10, 2020
With 'The Zo,' A Look At Life Inside Prison
00:47:14

A new series of videos from The Marshall Project takes a look at life inside prison, through the words of prisoners themselves. Patrick Doolittle, Lawrence Bartley, Doran Larson and Molly Crabapple join Jane Clayson.

Mar 09, 2020
What Voter Suppression Looks Like
00:46:57

We look at voting rights in the United States. What happens when Americans are robbed of their right to vote? Alexa Ura, Sam Levine, Francesca Erwin and Jack Beatty join Jane Clayson.

Mar 09, 2020
Salmon: The History And Future Of A Sought-After Fish
00:45:56

Author Mark Kurlansky joins us to discuss his latest book about salmon and their unique link to global ecology. Mark Kurlansky joins Anthony Brooks.

Mar 06, 2020
Week In The News: Super Tuesday, Warren Drops Out, Tennessee Tornadoes
00:47:02

The Democratic race for president reconfigured. Tornadoes in Tennessee. The news roundtable is here. Emily Siner, Errin Haines and Julie Pace join Anthony Brooks.

Mar 06, 2020
The Next Chapter In Syria's Civil War
00:47:19

The battle for the city of Idlib. We’ll get insight on the latest cruel chapter in Syria’s long civil war. Joshua Landis and Josie Ensor join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 05, 2020
The Life And Legacy Of Jack Welch
00:47:15

He was dubbed “manager of the century" and took GE to historic highs. But did that focus on stock price distort American corporate culture for the worse? John Byrne, Joe Nocera and Joe Bower join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 05, 2020
Katherine Johnson, A Pioneering Mathematician Who Shot For The Moon
00:46:54

Pioneering mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose calculations made Apollo 11's historic 1969 mission to the moon possible, died last week. We'll look back at her life and contributions. Margot Lee Shetterly and Christine Darden join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 04, 2020
After Super Tuesday, What Is The State Of The Democratic Primary?
00:47:12

What are the major takeaways from Super Tuesday? We'll tally up the votes and take a look at the path toward the Democratic nomination. Matt Bennett, Dawn B. Vaughan, Larry Cohen and Anthony Brooks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 04, 2020
Are Immigrants To The U.S. Assimilating As Fast As They Once Did?
00:47:10

Immigrants to the United States assimilate just as quickly as they ever did. We’ll dive into the cutting-edge research from two economic historians and discuss exactly what that means. Leah Boustan and Ran Abramitzky join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 03, 2020
Coronavirus Gets Real, And The Global Economy Reacts
00:47:02

As coronavirus continues to spread in the United States, we’ll ask if there are lessons to be learned from pandemics of the past, and take a look at the impact this pandemic is having on the global economy. Dr. Celine Gounder and Gillian Tett join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 03, 2020
The Prospect Of Peace In Afghanistan
00:46:56

The United States, the Taliban and the future of Afghanistan. Is the end of the endless war in sight? What are the prospects for a real peace? James Dobbins, Mariam Wardak, Ashley Jackson and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Mar 02, 2020
What Latino Voters Want In A Presidential Candidate
00:46:40

On the eve of Super Tuesday, we’ll talk with Latino voters. We'll discuss their political diversity, growing political power and potential impact on the 2020 presidential race.  Julio Ricardo Varela, Sonja Diaz and Jeronimo Cortina join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Mar 02, 2020
Oklahoma To Incorporate 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Into Statewide School Curriculum
00:46:35

Oklahoma announces the state will incorporate the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre into the statewide school curriculum. We'll learn why. Hannibal B. Johnson, Jay Connor and Joe Nelson join David Folkenflik.

Feb 28, 2020
Week In The News: 2020 Latest, Coronavirus, Trump Visits India
00:47:07

A contentious debate and another primary state. The government response to coronavirus. Plus, President Trump's visit to India. The news roundtable is here. Jennifer Medina, Rep. Jim Clyburn and Seung Min Kim join David Folkenflik. 

Feb 28, 2020
Part IV: Are We Living In A Post-Truth World?
00:47:21

From an endless stream of political misinformation to inescapable lies on social media, are we living in a post-truth world? Lee McIntyre and Christopher Beem join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 27, 2020
As Coronavirus Spreads, So Do Questions About U.S. Preparedness
00:46:28

As coronavirus continues to spread globally, some are raising questions about whether the U.S. is prepared for an outbreak. Jeremy Konyndyk and Saskia Popescu join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 27, 2020
Part III: How The Powerful Manipulate Truth
00:47:16

In the third installment of our series on truth, we'll unpack how media, the information machine and the powerful manipulate the truth. Shelley Inglis, Cynthia Hooper and Razzaq Al-Saiedi join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Feb 26, 2020
Looking At The Changes Happening Within The Nation's Largest Federal Appeals Court
00:46:13

Judicial appointees and the Trump administration. A slate of new judges will have a major impact on the 9th circuit in the Western United States. We’ll take a look. Carl Tobias, Rorie Solberg and Andrew Kragie join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 26, 2020
Part II: The Science Behind How We Perceive Truth
00:46:57

In the second installment of our series on truth, we dive into the science behind truth. How do we define it, how do our brains process it and why do we fight over it? John Van Bavel, Adrian Bardon and George Lakoff join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 25, 2020
What The Harvey Weinstein Trial Verdict Means For The #MeToo Movement
00:46:23

Harvey Weinstein is found guilty of third-degree rape, but acquitted of the most serious charges against him. We’ll take a look at the impact of this watershed moment. Fatima Goss Graves, Juana Melara and Jodi Kantor join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 25, 2020
Part I: The History Of How We Think About Truth
00:47:14

We kickoff our series on truth – how we use it, how we abuse it, what it means and what it’s worth to us. Beth Daley, Joel Christensen and Mustapha Akyol join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Feb 24, 2020
Week Ahead: 2020 Latest, Looking To South Carolina, White House Shake-Ups
00:46:16

Candidates take the Nevada results and move on to South Carolina. Plus, post-impeachment shake-ups in the Trump administration. We’ll look at the week ahead in news. Kimberly Atkins, Jack Beatty, Major Garrett and Robert Costa join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Feb 24, 2020
How To Fix The Local News Crisis
00:46:33

Local newspapers have steadily gone out of business throughout the digital age. We’ll dig into the fate of local journalism and what can be done to save it. John Thornton, Mary Ellen Klas and Mi-Ai Parrish join David Folkenflik.

Feb 21, 2020
Week In The News: Democrats Debate, Trump's Pardons, Calls For AG Barr's Resignation
00:47:00

Democrats take the debate stage. President Trump issues a round of pardons. Former DOJ prosecutors call for AG Barr’s resignation. The roundtable is here. Astead Herndon, Betsy Woodruff Swan and Amanda Terkel join David Folkenflik.

Feb 21, 2020
David Brooks Says The Nuclear Family Was A Mistake. Is He Right?
00:46:10

David Brooks wants Americans to ditch the idea of the nuclear family. In his latest piece for The Atlantic, Brooks declares the end of the era of mom, dad and two and a half kids. We'll hear why. David Brooks and Dr. Andrea Hunter join Robert Siegel.

Feb 20, 2020
What Happened In Vegas: Mike Bloomberg's Debate Debut
00:46:40

Just three days ahead of the Nevada Caucus, six Democrats took to the debate stage in Las Vegas. But there was one notable newcomer on the stage. We’ll talk Michael Bloomberg's first debate performance. Michael Kranish, Mara Gay and Michael Beckel join Robert Siegel. 

Feb 20, 2020
As FBI Tackles Chinese Espionage, Some Fear A New Red Scare
00:47:21

Chinese espionage is a real problem for this country. But is the FBI overreacting to Chinese theft of intellectual property, and creating a new red scare? Peter Waldman, Larry Diamond and Xi Xiaoxing join Robert Siegel.

Feb 19, 2020
Amid A Flood Of Sex Abuse Lawsuits, Boy Scouts of America Files For Bankruptcy
00:46:40

Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy after years of declining enrollment and mounting allegations of widespread sexual abuse. Is this the death knell for the organization? Cara Kelly, Marci Hamilton, Alvin Townley and Col. Randy Rizor join Robert Siegel.

Feb 19, 2020
Indie Bookstores, Once On The Verge Of Disappearing, Are Making A Comeback
00:46:24

Independent bookstores aren’t just back, they’re thriving. As other small retailers struggle to compete with big box stores and online shoppers, how do indie booksellers continue to attract and maintain a loyal base of customers? Ryan Raffaelli and Jamie Fiocco join Robert Siegel.

Feb 18, 2020
Walter Shaub Wants You To Fight For An Ethical Democracy
00:46:25

For decades, Walter Shaub advised presidential candidates about transparency, ethics and how to avoid conflicts of interest. We talk to Shaub about the future of ethics in government. Walter Shaub joins Robert Siegel.

Feb 18, 2020
On Presidents Day, Understanding The Evolution Of The Office Itself
00:47:06

On Presidents Day, taking stock of the evolution of the office itself. What has the presidency become? Where is it headed? What does it say about us? Barbara Perry, Saikrishna Prakash and Jon Michaels join Robert Siegel.

Feb 17, 2020
Week Ahead: Nevada Caucus, State Of The Democratic Party, Legacy Of Impeachment
00:47:09

Looking to the week ahead in news. The Nevada caucus is next as Democrats fight for the soul of their party. Plus, the latest from Washington and the legacy of impeachment. Jon Ralston, Astead Herndon, Jack Beatty and Abby Livingston join Robert Siegel.

Feb 17, 2020
'Little America' Depicts The Immigrant Experience Not Seen In The Headlines
00:46:59

“Little America” is the new Apple TV + series that documents the complexity of the immigrant experience. Kumail Nanjiani and Joshuah Bearman join David Folkenflik to discuss the stories not seen in the daily headlines.

Feb 14, 2020
Week In The News: 2020 Election Latest, Trump's DOJ, Barr Responds To Trump Tweets
00:46:46

On to Nevada and South Carolina for the Democrats. The heavy hand of Trump’s Justice Department. And a whole lot more in our week in review roundtable. Susan Glasser, Molly Ball and Gerald Seib join David Folkenflik.

Feb 14, 2020
Is It Time For A New U.S. Strategy In The Middle East?
00:46:56

Former U.S. diplomat Martin Indyk, who has spent his career trying to fix problems in the Middle East, says it’s time to rein in our grandiose vision for the region in exchange for something more attainable. Martin Indyk joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 13, 2020
Unpacking Why Federal Prosecutors Quit The Roger Stone Case
00:46:59

Four federal prosecutors in the case of former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone have pulled out of the legal proceedings, after the Department of Justice undercut their sentencing recommendations. We’ll look at the mix of politics and justice that brought us to this unprecedented point. Paula Reid, Donald Ayer and Jill Hasday join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 13, 2020
Why A New Wave Of Economists Are Championing Slow Economic Growth
00:46:57

A thriving nation needs a growing economy ... or does it? A lot of economists say maximum growth is bad for society and the planet, and they’re preaching slow-growth -- or even no-growth -- economics. Dietrich Vollrath and Kate Raworth join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 12, 2020
Road Map To 2020: Looking Ahead To Nevada, South Carolina And Beyond
00:47:05

With the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary in the rear view mirror, we’ll take a look at strategies Democratic hopefuls will turn to ahead of contests in Nevada, South Carolina, and beyond. How could the race for the Democratic nomination change as the rest of America gets its say? Lily Adams, Gavin Jackson, Antjuan Seawright and Mark Longabaugh join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

Feb 12, 2020
How New Hampshire Got Its Primary And Held On Tight
00:47:12

As N.H. voters head to the polls, we look back at the history of the state's outsized influence in presidential elections and whether it’s time to loosen the Granite State's grasp on primary politics. Lauren Chooljian, Jack Beatty and Megan Messerly join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 11, 2020
It's Primary Day In New Hampshire. Who Will Come Out A Winner In The Granite State?
00:46:55

We're broadcasting from the Granite State as voters head to the polls. We'll bring you the candidates’ final arguments and the last minute decisions voters are wrestling with. Anthony Brooks and Holly Shulman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 11, 2020
In 'Imperfect Union,' Steve Inskeep Traces The History Of America's First Celebrity Political Couple
00:47:05

NPR’s Steve Inskeep tells the story of one of America’s first celebrity political couples and their impact on history in his new book "Imperfect Union." Steve Inskeep joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 10, 2020
Week Ahead: N.H. Primary, Post-Impeachment Politics, 2020 Election Latest
00:47:05

Getting ready in New Hampshire after Iowa’s wobbly start. We’ll look ahead to what’s happening on the ground in the first-in-the-nation primary. Anthony Brooks, Jack Beatty, Yamiche Alcindor and Janet Hook join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 10, 2020
The Complicated History Of The Classic Neo-Noir Film 'Chinatown'
00:47:16

A new book examines the 1974 film "Chinatown" and the colorful, complicated and compromised Hollywood figures who made the troubling classic. Sam Wasson joins David Folkenflik.

Feb 07, 2020
Week In The News: Impeachment, Iowa Caucus Latest, Trump's State Of The Union Address
00:46:32

A week drenched in history – Trump acquitted by the Senate – but not before Mitt Romney votes to convict and remove his fellow Republican. We'll also review confusion in the Iowa caucuses, the State of the Union and more. Jeanne Cummings, Marc Lacey and Wendy Benjaminson join David Folkenflik.

Feb 07, 2020
How Private Companies Are Changing The Future Of Space Exploration
00:47:13

Private companies like SpaceX are testing vehicles for manned space missions.  We’ll peer out into the near future and next steps in human space exploration. Ariel Ekblaw and Charles Bolden join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 06, 2020
After Chaos In Iowa, How Secure Are Our Elections?
00:47:23

A digital fail severely delays the Iowa Democratic caucus results. Is it time to completely rethink electronic voting of all kinds in American elections? Jessica Huseman, Alex Halderman, Anthony Brooks and Megan Messerly join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 06, 2020
Coronavirus Latest: How China Is Responding To The Spreading Outbreak
00:46:25

As the world watches China deal with the spreading outbreak of coronavirus, we’ll take a step back and ask what China’s response says about how the nation is faring globally. John Pomfret and Elizabeth Economy join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 05, 2020
State Of The Union: Unpacking President Trump's Address As Senate Moves Toward Impeachment Vote
00:46:51

President Donald Trump delivers his third State of the Union address on Tuesday night, a day before the Senate votes on whether to remove him from office. We’ll hear from experts about this historic moment. Jonathan Tepperman, Carol Leonnig and Greg Ip join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 05, 2020
How Overcrowding In Emergency Rooms Has Impacted Patient Care
00:46:46

Have emergency rooms become the safety net of our healthcare system? We’ll speak with a doctor who says emergency care has turned into 'everything care.' Dr. Amy Ho, John Diedrich and Dr. Kathy Kozak join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 04, 2020
Technology Issues Delay Iowa Caucus Results. What Does This Mean For The Presidential Race?
00:46:27

Technology issues delay Iowa caucus results. We’re breaking down which candidates are likely to come out on top, and what this means for the rest of presidential primary season. Clay Masters, Aisha Moodie-Mills, Jennifer Victor, Gavin Jackson and James Pindell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 04, 2020
Michael Lind On The Rise Of Populism
00:46:37

Michael Lind argues the rise of populism around the world has been caused by the decline of religious and civic institutions and the rise of managerial elites. Lind joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 03, 2020
Week Ahead: Caucus Day In Iowa, N.H. Primary Latest, Next Stages In Impeachment
00:46:52

Caucus day in Iowa. We’ll talk about how Democratic candidates are trying to pull undecided Iowans into their corner. Plus, we'll look ahead to the New Hampshire primary, and next stages in the impeachment trial.  John Bresnahan, Susan Page, Jack Beatty, Anne Salamon, Libbey Slappey and Anthony Brooks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Feb 03, 2020
Week In The News: Impeachment, Trump's Middle East Peace Plan, 2020 Latest
00:46:22

Impeachment. Trump’s Middle East peace plan. Coronavirus fears. All unfolding at a critical moment. Our week in review panel will tackle the week's big stories. Peter Baker, Julie Pace and Hayes Brown join David Folkenflik. 

Jan 31, 2020
Super Bowl LIV: The History And Future Of The 'Big Game'
00:46:04

We look ahead to Sunday’s Super Bowl and break down the big game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. Al Michaels, Pablo Torre and Charles Davis join David Folkenflik.

Jan 31, 2020
Fear Of War With Iran Once Dominated Headlines. What's Happening Now?
00:46:59

Just a few weeks ago, the U.S. assassinated an Iranian general, Iran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet and protesters took to the streets of Iran. So where are we now? Farnaz Fassihi, Suzanne Maloney and Nicolas Pelham join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 30, 2020
As Senators Navigate Impeachment Trial, Voters Across The Country Are Watching Carefully
00:46:25

As the trial of President Donald Trump continues, we’ll check back in with reporters far away from Washington. How has the trial impacted voter opinion of senators in key states? Kimberly Atkins, Sonja Hutson, Steve Mistler, Liz Ruskin, Sergio Martinez-Beltran and Andrew Yeager join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 30, 2020
To Stop Coronavirus, Scientists Look To Lessons From SARS Outbreak 
00:46:59

Deaths from the coronavirus surpass 130 in China. We’ll look back at the lessons learned during the 2003 SARS outbreak and explore how to stop a global pandemic today. Doctors Anthony Fauci, Samira Mubarek and Jennifer Nuzzo join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 29, 2020
National Security In The Age Of Impeachment
00:47:00

National security and the impeachment trial of President Trump. The president’s defense team says calling witnesses could compromise national security. House managers say it’s the president who’s the threat. Barbara McQuade and Susan Hennessey join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 29, 2020
How Modern Medicine Has Changed Premature Birth Care
00:46:55

Journalist and mother Sarah DiGregorio joins us to discuss her new book, “Early,” a deeply personal study of premature birth in the United States. Sarah DiGregorio joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 28, 2020
Impeachment Latest: White House Continues Opening Arguments, Bolton Makes Claims In New Book
00:47:08

The White House continues to make its case in the Senate impeachment trial. The president’s lawyers say he did nothing wrong. We’ll have the latest. Jonathan Turley and Kate Shaw join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 28, 2020
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Paying Tribute To Victims and Survivors
00:47:20

Marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. And why three generations later, we must still never forget. Anna Ornstein and Alvin Rosenfeld join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 27, 2020
Week Ahead: U.S.-Iran Tensions, Impeachment Latest, Coronavirus In China
00:47:24

We look at the coming week’s biggest stories. We'll discuss the impeachment trial, of course, but we’ll also make time for news from the rest of the country and around the world. Lisa Desjardins, Anton La Guardia and Anita Kumar join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 27, 2020
Exploring The 'Uncanny Valley' Of Tech Startup Culture
00:46:33

A new memoir reveals an unsavory depiction of tech startup culture. We’ll examine the influence of Silicon Valley’s most powerful companies -- and how the public’s view of Big Tech is changing. Anna Wiener joins Anthony Brooks.

Jan 24, 2020
Week In The News: Impeachment Trial, Trump In Davos, 2020 Election Latest
00:46:21

The impeachment trial is underway. Iowa looms for the Democrats. And Trump visits Davos. The news roundtable is here. Catherine Lucey, Karen Tumulty and Jack Beatty join Anthony Brooks.

Jan 24, 2020
CRISPR Has The Potential To Improve Lives. But At What Cost?
00:46:40

CRISPR, the breakthrough method for editing genes, has the potential to improve our lives. But one of its inventors warns us scientists may be tempted to change life itself — in ways we won’t like. Jennifer Doudna and R. Alta Charo join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 23, 2020
Impeachment Day 3: Understanding The Legal Arguments From Both Sides Of The Aisle
00:47:05

The third day of President Trump's Senate impeachment trial. Law experts share their take on the president’s case – and what’s at stake for the Constitution and the country. Laurence Tribe joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 23, 2020
Taking Stock Of The Supreme Court's Citizens United Decision, 10 Years Later
00:46:44

It’s been 10 years since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on Citizens United. We’ll look back at the last decade and take stock of the fallout. Carrie Levine, Bradley Smith and Rick Hasen join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 22, 2020
Unpacking The First Day Of President Trump's Senate Impeachment Trial
00:47:00

The start of the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald J. Trump. We’ll download the first day and the factions forming among senators that could decide the president’s fate. David Graham, Liz Ruskin and Anthony Brooks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 22, 2020
Domain Wars: .Org Addresses Could Soon Belong To A For-Profit Company
00:47:04

The commercialization of the internet continues – those .org addresses nonprofits use may soon be owned by a for-profit company. We’ll talk about how it all works and what it means for the future of the internet. Esther Dyson, Andrew Sullivan and Nora Abussita-Ouri join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 21, 2020
Presidential Historians On What They're Watching For During The Senate Impeachment Trial
00:46:40

On the first day of President Trump’s impeachment trial, we reflect on the moment with two historians. They’ll share with us what they’ll be watching for and how past events might shed light on the present. Rachel Shelden and Mark Updegrove join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 21, 2020
How To Talk To Your Kids About Race And Justice
00:47:12

Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of a dream where his children would not be judged by the color of their skin. More than a half-century later, how should parents talk about race and justice with their kids now? Melissa Giraud, Andrew Grant-Thomas and Gita Gulati-Partee join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 20, 2020
Week Ahead: There's Impeachment, And Then There's Everything Else
00:46:39

It’s only happened twice before in U.S. history. We talk about what to watch for on the eve of the president’s impeachment trial. Lisa Desjardins, Meridith McGraw and Doyle McManus join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 20, 2020
'Trashgate' And Sign-Stealing: MLB's Latest Scandal
00:46:27

Baseball’s sign-stealing scandal. We look at what’s fair and what’s foul in the state of baseball and sport. Jeremy Schaap, Eduardo Pérez and Del Wilber join David Folkenflik.

Jan 17, 2020
Week In The News: Impeachment Trial, Democrats In Iowa, U.S.-China Trade
00:46:35

Impeachment heads to the Senate. Democrats debate electability and gender. The U.S. and China strike a deal. The entire Russian government quits. The roundtable is here. Kimberly Atkins, Darlene Superville and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Jan 17, 2020
How Political Divides Shape U.S. History Lessons
00:47:07

Partisan politics are making their way into school textbooks, reports The New York Times. We dig into the report. Dana Goldstein, Albert Broussard and Kerry Green join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 16, 2020
The Impeachment Trial Looms. More Ukraine Evidence Surfaces
00:46:31

Impeachment gets realer. We have the latest developments and look at the new evidence still surfacing. John Bresnahan, Miriam Elder and Andrew S. Weiss join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 16, 2020
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith's Poetry Road Trip Across America
00:46:46

A conversation with the Pulitzer Prize winning-poet Tracy K. Smith. She spent a year traveling the country as U.S. poet laureate. Where did she go? Smith joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 15, 2020
The On Point Iowa Caucus: Where Do Voters Stand?
00:47:05

We’re going to hold our own mini-caucus with Iowans who watched the latest Democratic presidential debate. What’d they think? Who are they pulling for? A panel of Iowa caucus-goers joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 15, 2020
Hope And Crisis On The 'Tightrope' Of Working-Class America
00:46:44

One-quarter of Nick Kristof’s high school class died prematurely. The New York Times columnist went back to his hometown to find out why. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 14, 2020
Boeing's New CEO; Democratic Debate Preview
00:47:06

Boeing used to have high safety standards. One recently revealed employee email said the company now has a "culture of 'good enough.'" What will it take to turn Boeing around? Lori Aratani, Cynthia Cole and Jody Hoffer Gittell join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, a preview of Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate in Iowa with .

Jan 14, 2020
Amid Catastrophic Destruction, Lessons From The Wildfires In Australia
00:47:25

A continent in flames. Bushfires so hot, they’re creating their own thunderstorms. We take a close look at Australia’s catastrophic fires, and the lessons for the world. Isabella Kwai, Peter Kanowski, Alistair Melzer and David Folkenflik join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 13, 2020
Week Ahead: U.S.-Iran, Democrats In Iowa, Impeachment
00:46:53

The latest news on the U.S.-Iran crisis. Democrats debate in Iowa. Impeachment trial developments. We look ahead to a busy week in the news. Amna Nawaz, Jennifer Williams and Burgess Everett join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 13, 2020
How The Media Covers Hollywood: From Hypocrisy To Harvey Weinstein
00:46:49

The media’s coverage of Hollywood and lessons from press coverage of Harvey Weinstein. Radhika Jones and Jodi Kantor join David Folkenflik.

Jan 10, 2020
Week In The News: U.S.-Iran Tensions, Bolton And Impeachment, Puerto Rico
00:46:52

First, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., joins the show to discuss U.S.-Iran tensions. Then: More on Iran strikes and Trump’s response. Impeachment surprise: John Bolton says he’ll testify. Puerto Rico recovers from earthquakes. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle take a step back. Farnaz Fassihi, Weijia Jiang and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Jan 10, 2020
OK, For Real Though: How Is The Economy Doing?
00:47:07

How is the economy really doing? We put the noise of politics aside and break down the numbers, right down to your wallet. Greg Ip and William Emmons join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 09, 2020
What's Next For The Iran Nuclear Deal And Diplomacy?
00:46:30

President Trump tells European allies it's time to break away from the remnants of the Iran deal. What now for diplomacy? Ellie Geranmayeh, Richard Johnson and Markus Kyme join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 09, 2020
Destigmatizing The Invisible Trauma Of Miscarriage
00:47:16

Twenty percent of confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage in the first trimester. More women are talking about it to destigmatize the loss. We join the conversation. Sunita Osborn and Dr. Stacy Beck join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 08, 2020
Iran Launches Missile Attack On Iraqi Base Housing U.S. Troops
00:47:19

Iran strikes back. Now what? We have the latest regional analysis, from top military and diplomatic voices. Bryan Bender, David Gergen, Douglas Silliman and John Griffin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 08, 2020
Yola's 'Walk Through Fire' — From England To Nashville
00:47:30

Yola was a young black British girl who grew up loving American country music. Now, she’s taking over Nashville, and singing at the Grand Ole Opry. Yola joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 07, 2020
Iran Latest: Vows Of Retaliation, Cultural Site Threats And More
00:46:52

The latest on this critical moment as threats and counter-threats escalate between the U.S. and Iran. Liz Sly and Hussein Banai join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, author and journalist Mark Bowden takes a look back at the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979-81

Jan 07, 2020
Retired Christianity Today Editor Talks Backlash Over Editorial Advocating For Trump's Removal
00:47:30

What does Mark Galli, the now retired editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, make of the response to his call for Trump’s removal from office? We ask him. Mark Galli and Richard Land join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 06, 2020
The Week Ahead: Tensions With Iran, Impeachment Trial Negotiations, Australian Wildfires
00:46:07

The latest developments in US-Iran tensions. Lawmakers return to Washington to wrangle over details of the impeachment trial. We look ahead to a busy week in the news. Gideon Rose, Anna Edgerton and Darlene Superville join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 06, 2020
Leveling The Playing Field: Can Corporate America Be Reformed?
00:46:30

Boeing. WeWork. Wells Fargo. Corporate outrages lead to CEO ousters. Even major industry groups say it’s time for reforms. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have appealed to voters who believe the game is rigged. Can big business see beyond the bottom line? Nell Minow and Peggy Foran join David Folkenflik.

Jan 03, 2020
Week In The News: Iranian Military Leader Killed, Baghdad Embassy Protests, Hate Crime Charges In N.Y.
00:46:46

Gen. Qassem Soleimani killed. Protests at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Hate crime charges in New York. Rudy Giuliani to testify? The roundtable is here. Susan Page, David Ignatius and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Jan 03, 2020
Turning The Page To 2020, With Some Of Our Favorite Guests From 2019
00:47:23

As we enter a new decade, we wanted to hear from some of our favorite guests from last year — including a Montana farmer and a South Carolina minister — on their lives and hopes for 2020. Akbar Cook, Becky Weed, Aaron Payment and Rev. Tiffany Knowlin Boykin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 02, 2020
1 Month To Iowa: Where Things Stand For The Democratic Presidential Primary
00:46:57

In just one month, Iowans caucus in the first major test in the Democratic presidential primary. We check in with what’s happening on the ground. Rachel Stassen-Berger, James Lynch and Rachel Paine Caufield join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 02, 2020
Leslie Odom Jr. Releases First Album Of Original Songs With 'Mr'
00:47:36

Leslie Odom Jr. played Aaron Burr in "Hamilton." Now’s he’s singing his own tunes on a new album of original songs. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 01, 2020
How We Lie To Ourselves Online: Exploring Self-Delusion With Jia Tolentino
00:46:37

New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino explores modern culture through her experience as a millennial, and how social media shapes identity. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Jan 01, 2020
Beyond 'The Canterbury Tales,' Geoffrey Chaucer's Life In London
00:47:35

Before "The Canterbury Tales," Geoffrey Chaucer was a teenage fashion plate, prisoner of war, a traveler. We dig into a new biography. Marion Turner joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 31, 2019
High School Principal Brings Free Laundromat — And Bullying Relief — To Students
00:46:35

A Newark, New Jersey, high school principal gave bullied kids a way to wash their clothes — and a lot more. Get ready for a lesson on inspiration. Akbar Cook joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 31, 2019
These Creatives Work Together With Algorithms And Robots To Make Their Art
00:47:26

Art and artificial intelligence. How humans and machines are collaborating on paintings, music compositions and more. Dan Tepfer and Robbie Barrat join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 30, 2019
Rich Lowry Presents His 'Case For Nationalism'
00:46:30

Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, says, "Nationalism shouldn’t be a dirty word." And he blames the right and the left for smearing the term’s true meaning. Lowry and Liah Greenfeld join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 30, 2019
Tegan And Sara Take It Back To Their Teens For New Album, Memoir
00:47:20

The musical duo Tegan and Sara return to high school. They join David Folkenflik for a conversation about music ⁠— and growing up.

Dec 27, 2019
ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Shares Her Story Of 'Life After Suicide'
00:46:30

The national suicide epidemic hits home for ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton. Her new book is "Life After Suicide." She and Dr. Charles Nemeroff join David Folkenflik.

Dec 27, 2019
A Culinary Journey Through 'The Food Of Sichuan'
00:47:07

The secret sauce and spices of Sichuanese cooking. Get ready for a master class. Recipes included. Fuchsia Dunlop joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 26, 2019
Solutions For Economic Inequality From 2019 Nobel Prize Winners
00:47:06

Tackling today’s trickiest global challenges with the winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee. They join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 26, 2019
In His 'Sortabiography,' Monty Python's Eric Idle Reflects On The Meaning Of Life
00:47:34

Monty Python’s Eric Idle is still "Always Looking on the Bright Side of Life." He’s out with a "sortabiography" and joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 25, 2019
Bestselling Crime Writer Walter Mosley Will Teach You How To Write A Story
00:46:45

A conversation with bestselling writer Walter Mosley about his hard-boiled character Easy Rawlins and a life in crime writing. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 25, 2019
Is It Me, Or Have Kids' Manners Gotten Worse?
00:46:16

Kids, manners and the holidays. We have expert advice on how to expect and encourage behavior that makes for great family memories. Katherine Reynolds Lewis and Richard Weissbourd join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 24, 2019
Hello, Attention: This Is Our Show On Robocalls. Don't Hang Up!
00:47:11

Americans are receiving record numbers of robocalls. Are there legislative or technological fixes? Sarah Krouse, David Frankel and Eric Troutman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 24, 2019
Life Without Deductibles: How One Union Has Curbed Health Care Costs
00:47:42

Members of this health plan pay nothing for doctor’s visits, lab tests or hospitalizations. Could this be a model for the rest of the country? Noam Levey and Brian Lang join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 23, 2019
'The Afghanistan Papers': War Revelations From The Washington Post
00:47:15

The Washington Post’s massive investigation that U.S. officials misled the public about the Afghanistan War for almost 20 years. We talk with one of those same officials on what they said then, and what they think now. Craig Whitlock, Ryan Crocker and Andrew Bacevich join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 23, 2019
There's No Such Thing As An Ordinary Day, Gene Weingarten Argues
00:46:44

The extraordinary story of one ordinary day in America. So much happens in just 24 hours. Gene Weingarten, Heather Armstrong and Ellen Krug join David Folkenflik.

Dec 20, 2019
Week In The News: Trump Impeached, Trump Supporters Rally, Democrats Debate
00:46:30

Donald Trump becomes only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. He rallies his loyalists in Michigan. The 2020 Democrats debate. The roundtable is here. Juana Summers, Katie Rogers and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Dec 20, 2019
Los Lobos Welcome The Holiday Season With New Album 'Llegó Navidad'
00:47:24

The storied band Los Lobos is out with a new album, "Llegó Navidad," or, "Christmas is Here." David Hidalgo, Steve Berlin and Rick Trevino join Meghna Chakrabarti to celebrate.

Dec 19, 2019
Impeachment Vote; Democratic Debate
00:46:32

The House vote on impeachment. We pause and consider what it means for the country. Nancy Gibbs joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, Tim Alberta, one of the moderators for Thursday evening's presidential Democratic debate, is with us for a preview.

Dec 19, 2019
'The Afghanistan Papers': War Revelations From The Washington Post
00:47:15

The Washington Post’s massive investigation that U.S. officials misled the public about the Afghanistan War for almost 20 years. We talk with one of those same officials on what they said then, and what they think now. Craig Whitlock, Ryan Crocker and Andrew Bacevich join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 18, 2019
The 'Unschooling' Movement: Letting Children Lead Their Learning
00:47:16

Is a child who spends the day watching videos or playing in the backyard actually learning? Yes, say advocates of the "unschooling" movement. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Peter Gray, Maleka Diggs and Michael Apple.

Dec 18, 2019
Allow Us To Reintroduce Jay-Z: Rapper, Advocate, Poet And Hustler
00:47:29

Jay-Z at 50. We look at his evolution as a cultural icon. Michael Eric Dyson joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 17, 2019
Trump Order On Anti-Semitism Sets Off Fear, Praise From Jewish Community
00:47:10

President Trump’s executive order to combat anti-Semitism on college campuses triggers strong feelings among American Jews. We’re listening. Michael Brenner, Susannah Heschel and Jonathan Tobin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 17, 2019
With 'In The Dream House,' Carmen Maria Machado Distills Relationship Trauma
00:46:37

Acclaimed writer Carmen Maria Machado joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Her memoir explores the gray areas of an abusive relationship, and the confusion of falling from soaring happiness to emotional pain.

Dec 16, 2019
Week Ahead In Impeachment; Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet
00:46:51

Final steps in the impeachment process. Top reporters look ahead to what’s sure to be a historic week. Paula Reid and Katherine Tully-McManus join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, 2020 candidate Micahel Bennet is with us.

Dec 16, 2019
Inside 'Bombshell,' With The Film's Director And Two Former Fox News Stars
00:46:41

We talk about the Fox News harassment scandals, the movie "Bombshell" and the aftermath. Jay Roach, Gretchen Carlson and Julie Roginsky join David Folkenflik.

Dec 13, 2019
Week In The News: Articles Of Impeachment, New NAFTA, 2020 And More
00:46:29

House Democrats lay out Articles of Impeachment. Trump strikes deal on trade with those same House Democrats. And Warren takes on Buttigieg. The roundtable is here. Liz Landers, Annie Karni and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Dec 13, 2019
AG William Barr Slams DOJ Inspector General Over Russia Report
00:46:54

A closer look at Attorney General William Barr. He opposes the inspector general, but is absolute in his support for the president. Mary McCord and David Rivkin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 12, 2019
Are The Robots Coming For Us? Misconceptions About AI And Machine Learning
00:47:16

Machine learning is everywhere, but is it actual intelligence? A computer scientist wrestles with the ethical questions demanded by the rise of AI. Melanie Mitchell joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 12, 2019
The Growth (And New Contexts) Of LGBTQ Ball Culture
00:46:02

Underground LGBTQ ballroom competitions started in the 1970s as a safe haven for black and brown young people. We look at how the culture has grown. Marlon Bailey, Rashaad Newsome and Sydney Baloue join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 11, 2019
Uber: Nearly 6,000 Reports Of Sexual Assault Over 2 Years
00:46:54

Uber’s own safety report reveals nearly 6,000 cases of sexual assault in two years. We look at the gig economy’s sexual assault problem and how to fix it. Lauren Kaori Gurley, Cindy Southworth and Alexandrea Ravenelle join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 11, 2019
Health Care In Rural America; Coal Miners Follow-Up
00:47:22

The impossible cost of health care in Appalachia: $40,000 for a single ambulance ride. We take a look at the cost of health care consolidation in rural America. Mason Adams, Tony Keck and Thomas Ricketts join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, we follow up on the story of the Kentucky coal miners who set up a railroad blockade after not being paid. Sydney Boles joins.

Dec 10, 2019
Democrats Push Ahead With Articles Of Impeachment
00:46:14

House Democrats unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday morning. We break it all down with a top reporter and legal scholars. Toluse Olorunnipa, Claire Finkelstein and David Schultz join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 10, 2019
Peggy Wallace Kennedy Reckons With Her Father's Legacy Of Segregation
00:46:42

In the 1960s, Alabama Gov. George Wallace led the South's efforts against racial integration. His daughter grapples with that legacy in a new book. Peggy Wallace Kennedy joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 09, 2019
Pensacola, U.K. Election, North Korea, More; WaPo Report On Afghanistan
00:46:51

A roundtable of top reporters look ahead to a busy week in news. Jennifer Williams, Matthew Karnitschnig and Charlie D'Agata join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, a Washington Post report from Craig Whitlock details "a secret history" of the war in Afghanistan.

Dec 09, 2019
In 'The Suspect' Richard Jewell's Innocence Is Reconsidered, Over 20 Years After The 1996 Olympics
00:46:57

Richard Jewell was front page news after suspicion he had planted a bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. A new book and movie unpack his ordeal and innocence. Kevin Salwen and Kent Alexander join David Folkenflik.

Dec 06, 2019
Week In The News: The Impeachment Inquiry, NATO And A Changing Presidential Race
00:46:36

The impeachment spotlight shifts to the Judiciary Committee. Trump at a strained NATO summit. Kamala Harris drops out of the presidential race. The roundtable weighs in on the week that was. Seung Min Kim, Jack Beatty and Vivian Salama join David Folkenflik.

Dec 06, 2019
Jenny Slate's Road To Self-Discovery — Through Self-Doubt
00:45:34

Life, loss, and laughter. Jane Clayson talks with comedian Jenny Slate on finding her voice through tough times.

Dec 05, 2019
Impeachment Latest; Trump Administration To Tighten SNAP Work Requirement
00:46:52

The latest on the impeachment inquiry, with the House Judiciary Committee holding its first hearing as part of the process. Mike DeBonis joins. Plus, a Trump administration proposal could cause millions of low-income people to lose access to food stamps in the long run. Elaine Waxman, Jonathan Ingram and Mag Strittmatter join Jane Clayson.

Dec 05, 2019
In 'Women Rowing North,' A Guide To Growing Old With Joy, Gratitude, Wisdom
00:47:00

Mary Pipher, a 71-year-old psychologist, has a message for women of her generation: "Happiness is a choice and a set of skills." She lays out the road map with host Jane Clayson.

Dec 04, 2019
A Mission To Reinterpret The World's Sacred Texts
00:46:44

A misreading of scripture is at the root of many of today’s controversies worldwide, says renowned religious scholar Karen Armstrong. She makes the case to Jane Clayson.

Dec 04, 2019
Understanding How Anxiety Might Be Different For Men
00:46:29

Men and anxiety. New studies show that men don’t experience or express anxiety in the same way as women. That could be affecting men’s access to treatment. Michael Addis, Stefan Hofmann and Mark Farley join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 03, 2019
For 1st Time In 10 Years, Supreme Court Takes Up Major Gun Rights Case
00:45:41

The Supreme Court heard a case challenging New York state gun laws. It's the first time the court has heard a gun control case in a decade. We hear what happened. David Savage and Joseph Blocher join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 03, 2019
Meghan Daum Has A 'Problem With Everything': Feminism, Cancel Culture And The Internet
00:46:40

Columnist and author Meghan Daum takes on political correctness in the new book, "The Problem with Everything." She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 02, 2019
Surveying The State Of The Republican Party
00:46:32

As the impeachment trial looms, we talk with Republicans about the risk and rewards of standing with Trump. Lisa Desjardins, Seth Weathers and Kim Alfano join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Dec 02, 2019
The Evolution Of Jeff Daniels: From Will McAvoy To 'Mockingbird,' And More
00:46:48

"To Kill a Mockingbird" took Broadway by storm. Tony-nominee Jeff Daniels joined David Folkenflik.

Nov 29, 2019
Week In The News: Trump In Afghanistan, Ukraine Aid Latest, Navy Secretary Out, 2020 Field Grows
00:46:46

White House budget officials resigned in part over Ukraine aid concerns. Bloomberg enters the 2020 fray. Navy Secretary is pushed out. Janet Hook, Kimberly Atkins and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik for the news roundtable.

Nov 29, 2019
Think Of Your Favorite Song. Got It? Here's Why It's Stuck With You
00:47:35

Music and the human brain. A neuroscientist and opera singer guides us through the science of how and why music moves us. Indre Viskontas joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 28, 2019
'What Unites Us' As Americans? Dan Rather Has An Answer
00:47:08

Iconic journalist Dan Rather reflects on American character and patriotism in this time of polarization. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 28, 2019
A Threat To Democracy? What Social Media Has Done To Us
00:46:22

Are social networks driving us into partisan factions at the expense of the common good? We look at social media and democracy. Jonathan Haidt and Sherry Turkle join Anthony Brooks.

Nov 27, 2019
Surviving Family Politics At Thanksgiving
00:46:05

"Hello — and you're wrong." Family politics at Thanksgiving. We talk about red and blue sitting down together, and ask how that conversation goes. Lizzie Post, Dana Milbank and Lynn Parsley join Anthony Brooks.

Nov 27, 2019
It's Not Too Late To Plan The Perfect Thanksgiving Feast
00:45:44

Thanksgiving dinner that’s as easy as pie. Sam Sifton and Melissa Clark of The New York Times share recipes to make a great Thanksgiving feast.

Nov 26, 2019
10 Weeks Before Iowa, Checking In On The 2020 Democrats
00:46:40

With just 10 weeks before the Iowa caucuses, we take stock of the 2020 Democrats. Deval Patrick, James Pindell and Lisa Lerer join Anthony Brooks.

Nov 26, 2019
Michael Bloomberg Joins 2020 Field; Navy, President Trump Clash
00:46:43

It's official: Michael Bloomberg is running for president. Politico's Elena Schneider breaks it down. Plus, the secretary of the Navy is ousted over his handling of the war crimes case of a SEAL. We unpack the case and controversy. Jeff Schogol, Timothy Parlatore and Bradley Strawser join Sacha Pfeiffer.

Nov 25, 2019
Newsday Investigation Reveals Sweeping Real Estate Discrimination On Long Island
00:46:53

A major investigation in Long Island, New York, finds African American homebuyers are shown fewer listings and steered away from white neighborhoods. Keith Herbert, Johnnie Mae Alston, Leslie Hammond and Claudia Aranda join Sacha Pfeiffer.

Nov 25, 2019
The Streaming Wars: A New Era In TV
00:46:45

Streaming wars. Disney+, Apple TV and all of the others are fighting for the crown, for your eyes — and your wallet. Sara Fischer and Howard Owens join David Folkenflik.

Nov 22, 2019
Week In The News: Quid Pro Quo Confirmation, 2020 Democrats, Epstein
00:46:31

In sworn testimony, an ambassador points at Trump on the Ukraine quid pro quo and says, "We followed the president’s orders." And the 2020 Democrats debate. Karoun Demirjian, Major Garrett and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Nov 22, 2019
The Influence Of UX Design Is Growing. These Authors Say It Should Be More Positive
00:47:01

The call for a new design philosophy for the digital age to make smartphones and surfing the web a lot more elegant and user-friendly. Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 21, 2019
Democratic Debates, Round 5: The Moments That Mattered Most
00:46:58

After Round 5 of the Democratic presidential debates, we add up the political scorecard. Winners, losers, breakout moments and the issues that dominate. Ginger Gibson, Aisha Moodie-Mills and Megan Messerly join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 21, 2019
Meet The Scientist On A Mission To Save The Snails
00:47:16

Snails are running out of time in Hawaii. Without intervention, 100 species will disappear in the next decade. David Sischo and Elizabeth Kolbert join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 20, 2019
Venice Is The Latest Victim Of Historic Flooding From Climate Change
00:47:20

Venice is reeling from historic floods. And the systems designed to prevent this kind of damage aren’t completed, and may not work anyway. Sylvia Poggioli, Toto Bergamo Rossi and Rafael Bras join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 20, 2019
Leslie Odom Jr. Releases First Album Of Original Songs With 'Mr'
00:47:36

Leslie Odom Jr. played Aaron Burr in "Hamilton." Now’s he’s singing his own tunes on a new album of original songs. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 19, 2019
Solving A 'Student Achievement Crisis': Why Kids' Reading Scores Are Down
00:47:30

A national report card finds reading proficiency for American fourth-grade and eighth-grade students is declining. We go behind the numbers to understand why. Liana Loewus, Emily Hanford, Kelly Butler and Nell Duke join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 19, 2019
Impeachment Inquiry Hearings Week 2; New Democratic Candidates
00:46:48

We discuss what to expect from the next officials set to testify in the House impeachment inquiry with Susan Page. Plus, a narrowed down Democratic presidential field of candidates will take the debate stage this week, but still new candidates are jumping in the race. Angela Rye, Anthony Brooks and Xochitl Hinojosa join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 18, 2019
SEC Commissioner Wants To Pump The Brakes On Corporate Stock Buybacks
00:46:38

SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson says U.S. corporations aren’t helping build the economy. They’re using tax cuts to buy back their own stocks. Jackson joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 18, 2019
Mo Rocca's 'Mobituaries' — A Chance To Re-Memorialize Overlooked Lives
00:46:55

A conversation with Mo Rocca, the humorist and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent. He’s author of the new book "Mobituaries" about overlooked lives. Rocca joins David Folkenflik.

Nov 15, 2019
Susan Rice On What's 'Worth Fighting For,' From Her Career In American Diplomacy
00:46:10

Former Ambassador Susan Rice opens up about race, motherhood, Benghazi and U.S. foreign policy under President Trump. She joins David Folkenflik.

Nov 15, 2019
The Public Is Watching: Americans React To Impeachment Hearings
00:46:22

How did Americans respond to what they heard? We talk with local reporters across the country about what residents are telling them. David Smiley, Maayan Silver and Julia Terruso join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 14, 2019
Public Impeachment Hearing Analysis From Nixon, Clinton Figures
00:46:46

We hear from two people involved in the Nixon and Clinton impeachments and their analysis of testimony in Day 1 of impeachment hearings about President Trump. Elizabeth Holtzman and Jonathan Turley join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 14, 2019
Solutions For Economic Inequality From 2019 Nobel Prize Winners
00:47:06

Tackling today’s trickiest global challenges with the winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee. They join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 13, 2019
Climate Change Is Transforming How Our Food Gets From Farm To Table
00:47:12

As climate change transforms the planet ⁠— affecting seasons, species, weather patterns and water ⁠— we take a look at how farming and agriculture practices have had to change, too. Marc Heller, Daniel Cusick and Becky Weed join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 13, 2019
An Adventure Through The Afterlife Of Our Discarded Stuff In 'Secondhand'
00:46:30

The need for used items to have a secondhand life is increasing both in the U.S. and around the world. We unpack where your used, discarded and donated stuff ends up after its left your possession. Adam Minter joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 12, 2019
Despite Tensions, Turkey's President Will Visit Washington. What's Next For U.S.-Turkey Relations?
00:47:03

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan comes to Washington at a time of heightened tension between the two NATO allies. We ask where the relationship is headed. Lara Seligman, Aykan Erdemir and Amb. Robert Pearson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 12, 2019
The History And Humanity Of Harriet Tubman, Beyond The Big Screen
00:47:29

The new movie about Harriet Tubman. Historians tell us her real life was more incredible than what’s shown on the big screen. Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Kasi Lemmons join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 11, 2019
The Impeachment Inquiry Public Hearings: What To Expect
00:46:36

Public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry are set to begin. We talk with top reporters about who the American people are likely to hear from. Paula Reid and Emma Dumain join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 11, 2019
Acclaimed Spy Novelist Alan Furst Takes Up Nazi Resistance In 1942 Paris
00:46:10

A conversation with the master of the historical spy novel, Alan Furst. He joins David Folkenflik.

Nov 08, 2019
Week In The News: Impeachment Inquiry Transcripts, Impending Public Hearings
00:46:24

Jeff Sessions running for Senate. Top diplomat now recalls quid pro quo on Ukraine aid. Takeaway from state elections. Karen Tumulty, Jackie Kucinich and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Nov 08, 2019
The Story Of Netflix, From One Of Its Co-Founders
00:46:40

Here’s an idea that will never work: replace brick-and-mortar video stores with DVDs in the mail. Well, it worked. Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph.

Nov 07, 2019
These 2020 Candidates Lead The Polls. But How Do They Connect With Black Voters?
00:47:18

The four leading Democratic candidates in the 2020 hunt are white. What do they need to do to earn the support of black voters? Clay Masters, Rashad Robinson and Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 07, 2019
'Don't Be Evil': A Reminder For Big Tech On Its Founding Philosophy
00:46:38

High-tech companies are hijacking our data, our livelihoods, our social fabric and our minds, according to Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 06, 2019
New Impeachment Transcripts; Election Day Results
00:47:27

First, Nancy Cordes joins Meghna Chakrabarti to break down the latest developments in the impeachment inquiry. Then, we look at what state election results tell us about the power of President Trump. Phillip M. Bailey, Emily Wagster Pettus and Carah Ong Whaley join.

Nov 06, 2019
Rich Lowry Presents His 'Case For Nationalism'
00:46:30

Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, says, "Nationalism shouldn’t be a dirty word." And he blames the right and the left for smearing the term’s true meaning. Lowry and Liah Greenfeld join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 05, 2019
How Elizabeth Warren Plans To Pay For 'Medicare For All'
00:47:05

Elizabeth Warren’s $52 trillion health care plan. We look at the big picture and unpack the details. Jonathan Cohn, Simon Johnson and Mark Pauly join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 05, 2019
A Play About Catholic Conservatism Earns Praise From Both Sides Of The Aisle
00:47:00

Conservative Catholic intellectuals arguing about God and President Trump. It’s a world Will Arbery knows well. It’s his real life, and the inspiration for the new play "Heroes of the Fourth Turning." Arbery joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 04, 2019
Week Ahead: Where's The Impeachment Inquiry Headed Next?
00:46:34

We have the latest developments in the impeachment inquiry and look ahead to more testimony this week. Elizabeth Landers, Nick Schifrin, Darlene Superville and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Nov 04, 2019
Hallmark Christmas Movies Are Comin' To Town — Already
00:46:42

'Tis the season for Hallmark Christmas movies. We look at surging ratings and the growing need for feel-good TV. Michelle Vicary, Emily VanDerWerff and Lacey Chabert join Kimberly Atkins.

Nov 01, 2019
Week In The News: Impeachment Resolution, ISIS Leader's Death, California Fires
00:46:52

House vote and next steps in the impeachment inquiry. ISIS leader killed. California fires. The Washington Nationals are World Series champions. Anna Palmer, Sam Stein and Jack Beatty join Kimberly Atkins.

Nov 01, 2019
'We've Made Mistakes': Boeing Officials Face Lawmakers, Families On Capitol Hill
00:47:07

Boeing’s CEO faces lawmakers and grieving families. What needs to change to prevent systemic failures in the future? Natalie Kitroeff, and Captain Larry Rooney join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 31, 2019
Impeachment Inquiry Vote; Student Surveillance
00:46:52

A presidential historian's view on the House vote on the impeachment inquiry and this moment for the country. Jeffrey Engel joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, some school districts are using tech companies to monitor students' digital activity around the clock. Could this compromise student privacy? Lois Beckett and Jeff Patterson join.

Oct 31, 2019
Kanye's Christian Pilgrimage: From 'Jesus Walks' To 'Jesus Is King'
00:46:22

The gospel according to Kanye. He’s turned to God for inspiration and a new image. We take a listen. Craig Jenkins and Joshua Lazard join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 30, 2019
Your AI Interviewer Will See You Now
00:47:17

Your next job interview might be conducted by a robot recruiter who's judging your competency on your facial expression and words. Drew Harwell, Ifeoma Ajunwa, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Mary Cheddie join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 30, 2019
Kurds Speak Out On President Trump's Decisions For Syria
00:46:54

A roundtable of Kurds in the U.S. tell us what they think of the president’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria and protect the oil fields instead of them. Richard Engel, Sherin Zadash, Jihan Mohammed and Metin Serbest join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 29, 2019
Impeachment Latest; California Fires
00:47:12

The House is preparing to take a formal vote on impeachment, as an Army official who heard the Trump-Ukraine call testifies. Monica Alba joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, fires have now torched more than 74,000 acres in Nothern California. At least 180,000 residents have evacuated. Millions of residents plunged into darkness from mandatory power shutoffs. Amy Harrington, J.D. Morris and Stephen Pyne join.

Oct 29, 2019
'Rehab Racket': High Costs Of Addiction Treatment And Questions Over Efficacy
00:47:35

The high cost of addiction care. Is it a rehab racket? We ask the Vox reporter who investigated. German Lopez and Christina Delos Reyes join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 28, 2019
The Week Ahead: Baghdadi's Death, Impeachment Latest, Brexit
00:47:18

President Trump says that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the founder and leader of the Islamic State, has been killed. We have the latest, and look ahead to impeachment and Brexit developments. Lisa Desjardins, Natasha Bertrand and Michelle Kosinski join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 28, 2019
Week In The News: Quid Pro Quo, Syria Withdrawal, 2020 Politics
00:46:49

A top U.S. diplomat ties Trump directly to a political quid pro quo in Ukraine. Trump dismisses Syria by saying, "Let someone else fight over this blood-stained sand." The roundtable is here. Janet Hook, Toluse Olorunnipa and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Oct 25, 2019
Tegan And Sara Take It Back To Their Teens For New Album, Memoir
00:47:20

The musical duo Tegan and Sara return to high school. They join David Folkenflik for a conversation about music ⁠— and growing up.

Oct 25, 2019
A Culinary Journey Through 'The Food Of Sichuan'
00:46:17

The secret sauce and spices of Sichuanese cooking. Get ready for a master class. Recipes included. Fuchsia Dunlop joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 24, 2019
Facebook And The First Amendment: Policing Free Speech On The Platform
00:46:44

Mark Zuckerberg wraps Facebook around the First Amendment and says it won’t police free speech and ads. But does Facebook’s own behavior tell a different story? Tony Romm, Jennifer Grygiel and Roslyn Layton join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 24, 2019
Trump And The Political Weaponization Of Lynching
00:47:08

President Trump likens the impeachment inquiry to a lynching. We talk about the political weaponization of one of the darkest parts of American history. Rep. James Clyburn, Charles Blow, Isabel Wilkerson and John Ashworth join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 23, 2019
Impeachment Latest; A Wealth Tax
00:47:10

The explosive impeachment testimony from Former U.S. Ambassador William Taylor. Mike Lillis joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, should the richest Americans pay more taxes, not just on what they earn, but on everything they own? We examine the case for and against a wealth tax. Emmanuel Saez and Lawrence Summers join.

Oct 23, 2019
Orphan Victims Of A Black-Market Baby Business Share Their Stories
00:46:37

From the 1920s to 1950, babies were sold on the black market from a Memphis children’s home. We unspool the sordid story and talk with survivor families. Lisa Wingate and Peggy Koenitzer join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 22, 2019
ExxonMobil On Trial Over Business Impact Of Climate Change
00:46:51

ExxonMobil goes on trial over charges it defrauded investors about climate change. Nicholas Kusnetz and David Hasemyer join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 22, 2019
'Face The Nation' Moderator Margaret Brennan In The Hot Seat
00:45:58

On "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan asks the tough questions about Beltway politics and world affairs. We turn the tables and put those questions to her. Brennan joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 21, 2019
International News: Syria, Brexit And More
00:46:45

We cast our eyes to Europe and the Middle East, from the crisis in Syria to the latest news on the Brexit front. Lara Seligman and Rob Watson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 21, 2019
Ronan Farrow And The Revelations Of Reporting On Predators
00:46:40

Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and reporting on powerful men with a lot at stake. A conversation with Ronan Farrow. He joins David Folkenflik.

Oct 18, 2019
Week In The News: Syria, Brexit Deal, Democrats Debate, Impeachment
00:46:58

Trump’s gambit in Syria leads to fears of massacres of Kurds — and a backlash at home. Warren in the hot seat. Giuliani rejects a congressional subpoena. Anita Kumar, Laura Rozen and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Oct 18, 2019
The Wolf Runt Who Rose To Alpha-Male Status In Yellowstone
00:46:52

The remarkable story of Wolf 8, the nervy runt who became the alpha male of the pack in Yellowstone National Park. Author Rick McIntyre joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 17, 2019
SCOTUS And Juvenile Life Sentences; Elijah Cummings
00:46:53

Should juveniles convicted of murder ever receive life in prison without the possibility of parole? The Supreme Court looks at the case of the D.C. Sniper, and raises the question of sentencing reform in juvenile justice. Marsha Levick and Marshan Allen join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings. We remember the longtime congressman with Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott.

Oct 17, 2019
Best Thing The Roman Empire Ever Did For Us? Collapse, One Author Says
00:46:22

The gripping story of how the end of the Roman Empire was the beginning of the modern world. Walter Scheidel and James Fallows join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 16, 2019
Democratic Debates Round 4
00:46:44

After Round 4 of the Democratic presidential debates, we add up the political scorecard. Winners, losers, breakout moments and the issues that dominate. Sahil Kapur and Aisha Moodie-Mills join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 16, 2019
50 Years (And Counting) For Sesame Street
00:47:08

Fifty years of Sesame Street. From Kermit to Elmo, Oscar and Big Bird, we celebrate the show that’s taught children around the world to read, laugh and love to learn. Lloyd Morrisett, Sherrie Westin and Stacey Gordon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 15, 2019
Kevin McAleenan Out At DHS; Debate Preview
00:46:31

Kevin McAleenan’s resignation as acting head of the Department of Homeland Security adds to the leadership tumult at DHS. Michelle Hackman and Alejandro Mayorkas join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls debate again. Ginger Gibson has a preview.

Oct 15, 2019
Serving NATO And The Navy, James Stavridis Looked To These Leaders For Lessons
00:46:49

A meditation on character and leadership from former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO James Stavridis. The new book is "Sailing True North." He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 14, 2019
Understanding How Anxiety Might Be Different For Men
00:46:29

Men and anxiety. New studies show that men don’t experience or express anxiety in the same way as women. That could be affecting men’s access to treatment. Michael Addis, Stefan Hofmann and Mark Farley join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 14, 2019
Susan Rice On What's 'Worth Fighting For,' From Her Career In American Diplomacy
00:46:10

Ambassador Susan Rice on lessons learned serving in the Obama administration. She joins David Folkenflik.

Oct 11, 2019
Week In The News: More Whistleblowers, White House Defiance, Turkey And Syria
00:46:06

Multiple whistleblowers come forward. The White House refuses to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry. Turkey invades Syria with Trump’s green light. Mara Liasson, Amna Nawaz and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Oct 11, 2019
Zadie Smith; 2019 Nobel Prize For Physiology Or Medicine
00:46:51

Zadie Smith is with us to talk about her first short story collection, "Grand Union." She joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, we hear from Dr. William Kaelin, one of three people to receive the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.

Oct 10, 2019
For The First Time, College-Educated Women Make Up More Of The Workforce
00:47:03

2019 marks the year women cross over into the majority of the college-educated workforce. It’s already bringing changes to corporate life. Nicole Smith, Ariane Hegewisch and George Boue join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 10, 2019
China Vs. The NBA: A Hong Kong Tweet From The Houston Rockets GM
00:46:41

An NBA executive’s Hong Kong tweet tips off fierce backlash from China. Why does the NBA care? We follow the bouncing ball and dollars. Jeff Zillgitt, Brian Yang and Rui Zhong join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 09, 2019
No White House Cooperation; LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination
00:46:52

The White House says it won't cooperate with the impeachment inquiry. We get the latest from Jonathan Karl. Plus, is it legal to fire workers because they’re LGBTQ? The Supreme Court takes it up. So do we. Amy Howe, Parker Douglas and Robin Maril join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 09, 2019
Just How Hard Is It To Quit Vaping?
00:46:35

Vaping deaths and injuries are getting attention. Kicking the habit isn’t so easy. What works? Luka Kinard, Dr. Sharon Levy and Kara Tierney-Trevor join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 08, 2019
U.S. Pulls Troops From Northern Syria Ahead Of Turkish Operation
00:46:59

In a stunning policy reversal, the U.S. pulls out of northern Syria ahead of an expected Turkish invasion. We unpack what it means for the Kurds, regional stability and U.S. foreign policy. Missy Ryan, Dominic Evans, Jennifer Cafarella and Joshua Landis join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 08, 2019
South Carolina Will Be The First Test Of 2020 Democrats In The South
00:47:29

On Point Live! travels to South Carolina to hear what’s on the minds of voters in the Palmetto State. Gavin Jackson, Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Rev. Tiffany Knowlin Boykin and Matt Moore join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 07, 2019
Botham Jean, Amber Guyger And The Question Of Forgiveness In The Court
00:47:14

Tears, hugs and a new debate about race and forgiveness after an ex-Dallas cop is sentenced for the murder of her unarmed neighbor. Leona Allen and Jemar Tisby join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, Tom Steyer's bid for 2020.

Oct 07, 2019
Conservative Media's Place In The Unfolding Impeachment Inquiry
00:46:53

The role of the conservative media at the outset of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Nicole Hemmer, Kurt Bardella and Seth Mandel join David Folkenflik.

Oct 04, 2019
Week In The News: Impeachment Inquiry, Facebook, Sen. Bernie Sanders, More
00:46:33

President Trump’s inner circle under fire as the impeachment inquiry heats up. Sen. Bernie Sanders sidelined by a heart procedure. Facebook vs. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Susan Page, Kaitlan Collins and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Oct 04, 2019
California Paves The Way For NCAA Athletes To Get Paid
00:46:48

California becomes the first state to let college athletes make money. It’s a game-changer. Master Tesfatsion, Matthew Futterman and Cody McDavis join Sacha Pfeiffer.

Oct 03, 2019
Impeachment Ramp-Up; SCOTUS Schedule
00:46:35

As the impeachment inquiry intensifies, President Trump hits back and the State Department watchdog briefs Congress. John Bresnahan and Rep. Pramila Jayapal join Sacha Pfeiffer. Plus, a new term for the Supreme Court begins. David Savage joins.

Oct 03, 2019
Over The Past 5 Years, Active-Duty Suicides Have Been On The Rise
00:46:51

A cluster of suicides aboard the same Navy aircraft carrier are the tip of the iceberg. We look at what’s behind rising rates in the military. Shawn Peacock, Meghann Myers, James Helis and Dr. Eric Caine join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Oct 02, 2019
Impeachment Latest; GM Workers Strike
00:46:47

The latest news on the impeachment inquiry. Melanie Zanona joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, the strike against General Motors is now in its third week. We touch down to see where things stand. Kalea Hall and Bill Reed join.

Oct 02, 2019