On Point


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 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.

 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
'Youth Climate Strike': Students All Over Join Protest To Address Climate Change
The "Youth Climate Strike." It’s their future, and their planet. We talk to young students about their urgent call to adults to take action on climate change now. Andrew Revkin, Feliquan Charlemagne, Krishna Ariola, Sophie Sleeman and Tom Maher join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Mar 18, 2019
Part 3: Renting Vs. Buying. How Important Is Owning A Home?
Is owning a home still the American Dream? A look at the pros and cons of renting versus buying in our special series, "Where We Call Home." Kevin Scanlan, Synia Jordan, Ryan Dezember and Chris Herbert join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Mar 18, 2019
Massacre At Mosques And Anti-Muslim Sentiments Around The World
The deadly attacks on two New Zealand mosques. We look at anti-Muslim sentiment, white supremacism and the growing global threat. Wajahat Ali and J.M. Berger join David Folkenflik.
Mar 15, 2019
Week In The News: Border Emergency, Boeing, Brexit, Buying Your Way To College And More
Senate rejects Trump's border emergency declaration. Boeing jets. No Brexit deal. The college entrance scam. Pelosi on impeachment. Venezuela in the dark. The roundtable is here. Anita Kumar, Dave Lawler and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Mar 15, 2019
Boeing Planes Back Under Scrutiny After Ethiopian Airlines Crash
What's the future hold for Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft? Two deadly crashes in less than five months. The U.S. has joined other countries in grounding flights. Lori Aratani, Captain Larry Rooney and Jim Hall join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Mar 14, 2019
Global Recycling Is A Dumpster Fire. Literally
China wouldn’t take the bulk of U.S. recycling anymore, so some cities and towns are taking a drastic step: They’re burning it. Jenna Jambeck, David Biderman and Tony Giunta join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Mar 14, 2019
50 Charged In Largest College Admissions Scandal DOJ Has Ever Prosecuted
The Justice Department charges celebrities, coaches and CEOs in a massive college admissions cheating scandal. Allegations of Photoshopped faces on bodies of actual athletes, bribes and inflated test scores. Max Larkin, Daniel Golden and Jon Reider join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Mar 13, 2019
'Impact Investing': Good For The Planet, Good For Profit?
Impact investing. Doing good for people and turning a profit. But is it effective? And why is it slow to catch on? Marc Gunther, Deval Patrick and Andy Posner join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Mar 13, 2019
Women's National Team Files Federal Lawsuit Against U.S. Soccer For Equal Pay
The U.S. women’s national soccer team sues U.S. soccer for gender discrimination. We look at the latest steps for female athletes pushing for equity. Lindsay Gibbs, Briana Scurry, Rich Nichols and Mike Ozanian join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Mar 12, 2019
How Artificial Intelligence Advances Could Actually 'Make Health Care Human Again'
Artificial intelligence will utterly transform medicine. Better diagnoses, but also privacy concerns. But one doctor says if done right, AI could put the "care" back in health care. Dr. Eric Topol joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
Mar 12, 2019