On Point

10 EpisodesProduced by WBUR & NPR

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: Trump And The 'Squad,' Impeachment Vote, Eric Garner, Asylum

July 19th, 2019

47:05

Racial firestorm. The House condemns Trump’s comments. No charges in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. New asylum rules. Shawna Thomas, David …

The Apollo 11 Moon Mission: What That 'One Small Step' Means 50 Years On

July 19th, 2019

47:09

3,2,1 ... liftoff. We celebrate the moon mission at 50 and look at the future of space exploration. Alex Stuckey and Andrew Chaikin join Jane Clayson.

Public Housing Can Perpetuate Racial Segregation, Report Finds

July 18th, 2019

46:34

A study conducted as part of a lawsuit in the City of New York found part of its affordable housing policy might deepen segregation. Policy advocates …

And Now Your 7-Day Forecast: What It Takes To Predict The Weather

July 18th, 2019

47:09

What does it take to predict tomorrow’s weather today? We take a look at the fascinating story behind the history and science of the weather forecast. Andrew Blum and Bri Eggers join Meghna Chakrabarti.

To Beef, Or Not To Beef? The Rise Of Meatless Burgers

July 17th, 2019

47:20

Meat-free burgers are sweeping the nation. Are they healthier or better for the planet? We ask. Michael Grunwald, Kelsey Mangano and Will Schafer join Meghna Chakrabarti.

How Health Care Is Shaping American Politics

July 17th, 2019

46:57

High deductibles and medical bills are feeding resentment and political alienation of the middle class, reports the Los Angeles Times. We unpack. …

Race And Racism In Washington: Trump Tweets, Democrats' Infighting And More

July 16th, 2019

47:24

From President Trump’s "go back" tweets to the dispute between the "squad" and House Speaker Pelosi. We take a look at race and racism in Washington. Rep. William Lacy Clay, Peniel Joseph, Rochelle Riley and E.J. Dionne …

The Atlantic: Police Fail To Catch Sexual Predators Because They Don't Believe Victims

July 16th, 2019

47:34

A major investigation by The Atlantic finds that the police are still skeptical of women who report a rape. The reporter says a "subterranean river …

Travel Responsibly Or Don't Travel At All: Airlines And The Environment

July 15th, 2019

47:05

Take your pick: plane, car or boat. They’re all bad for the planet. Does that mean we should all stay home? Andy Newman, Nives Dolšak and Richard …

These Books Are Making Waves On 2019 Summer Reading Lists

July 15th, 2019

47:09

Thrillers to memoirs. Great escapes to illumination. We’ve got your hot summer reading list all cued up. The best beach reads of 2019. Laurie Hertzel, Leigh Haber and Hannah Oliver Depp join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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