On Point


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

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 Jul 9, 2018


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
Private Colleges Turn To Tuition Slashing To Stay Alive In Crowded Market
Some private college are slashing tuition. We’ll look behind the numbers and add up the risks and rewards. Anya Kamenetz, Panayiotis Kanelos, Jeff Selingo and Steven Johnson join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Jan 23, 2019
Climate Change Is A Public Health Emergency, Doctor Says. Here's How To Respond
Climate change is a public health emergency and physicians are "morally bound to take a lead role" in confronting the challenges, says the doctor making the claim. Dr. Dr. Regina LaRocque, along with Dr. Mona Sarfaty, join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Jan 23, 2019
A First Look At The 2020 Presidential Field, Led By Women
At least four women are now running for president in 2020. We’ll look at the field and their prospects. TKTKTK join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Jan 22, 2019
In Our Viral World, A Closer Look At Teen's Confrontation With Native American Elder
What really happened between students from a Kentucky Catholic school and a Native American elder? And what does it say about us? Do we dare slow down to think in a world filled with both terrible hot takes and righteous social media outrage? TKTKTK join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Jan 22, 2019
Negotiator George Mitchell On Northern Ireland, The Middle East — And Now The Shutdown
How do you end an intractable impasse? Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell helped do exactly that in Northern Ireland. Mitchell joins Meghna Chakrabarti, along with Gabby Orr, to share advice on ending the shutdown.
Jan 21, 2019
In 'Thick,' Tressie McMillan Cottom Looks At Beauty, Power And Black Womanhood In America
Sociologist Tressie McMillan Cottom discusses upending stereotypes of black womanhood with Meghna Chakrabarti.
Jan 21, 2019
Week In The News: Shutdown Continues, William Barr's Hearing, Brexit Bombs
Blame and pain as the federal shutdown rolls on. "I will not be bullied," says Trump’s pick for attorney general. Brexit implodes. Anita Kumar, Zack Beauchamp, Richard Engel and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Jan 18, 2019
'Surviving R. Kelly': Documenting Decades Of Abuse From The R&B Singer
Allegations against R&B singer R. Kelly have been circulating for decades. Why did it take a TV documentary to get people to pay attention? Dream Hampton, Renée Graham and Bill Wyman join David Folkenflik.
Jan 18, 2019
After Saudi Teen Granted Aslyum, A Look At Life For Women In The Kingdom
A Saudi teen who fled her allegedly abusive family is granted asylum in Canada. We’ll look at what’s changing and what’s not for women in Saudi Arabia. Sarah Aziza, Yasmine Mohammed and "Laura" join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Jan 17, 2019
Christian Foster Care Reopens Debate On Religious Freedom And Government
A South Carolina ministry's Christian-only foster care policy is the latest flashpoint in the debate over religious freedom and government social services. We’ll take it up. Laura Meckler, Robin Fretwell Wilson and Jedd Medefind join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Jan 17, 2019