On Point


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Subscribers: 2357
Reviews: 4

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

 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.

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Week In The News: Coronavirus Updates, Social Distancing Extended, Amazon Strikes

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
'More Myself': Alicia Keys On Her Journey As Musician And Healer

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

Apr 03, 2020
How The Coronavirus Crisis Has Upended Political Campaigns

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 Active At Home: The Psychological Benefits Of Movement

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
'Saving The Economy Versus Saving Lives?': An Ethicist And Economist Consider A Coronavirus Question

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
Staying Connected, Virtually: What We Lose Online

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
What We Need From TV News During The Coronavirus Crisis

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
Rebecca Solnit On What Disasters Reveal About Hope And Humanity

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
India, The World's Largest Democracy, Locks Down

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
Coping With Loss And Grief During A Global Pandemic

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