On Point 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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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.

Most Recent Episodes

On The Semicolon; Fall 2019 Books List

Love or detest it, the semicolon is the most divisive punctuation mark of the modern era. Should we even care? Cecelia Watson joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, our best books list for fall 2019. Leigh Haber is here.

Why Illicit Marijuana Sales Are Up — In States Where It's Legal

The illicit market for pot is hot in some states where weed is legal. We look at why. Natalie Fertig, Alphonso "Tucky" Blunt and Tom Adams join Meghna Chakrabarti.

How To Care For Your Kids — By First Caring For Yourself

SOS for moms and dads. How to nurture your child by caring for yourself. Self-compassion for parents. Susan Pollak joins Nancy Cordes.

Which Gun-Control Measures Will Trump, Congress Ultimately Take Up?

Congress readies to take up a slew of new gun-violence measures in September. We look at what's on the table and what gun laws states are passing on their own. German Lopez, Cassandra Crifasi and Sen. Richard Blumenthal join Nancy Cordes.

Ferguson, 5 Years On: What's Changed Since Michael Brown's Death

Five years after Ferguson, the national conversation about race and policing is still ongoing – and residents of Ferguson, Missouri, are still searching for answers. Fran Griffin, Wesley Bell and Jeff Pegues join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Rep. Tim Ryan; Fooling Facial Recognition

Democratic congressman and presidential hopeful Tim Ryan joins us. We talk about gun violence in his home state, his views on "Medicare for All" and more. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, how folks are fooling facial recognition technology. Tom Standage joins.

Melting Ice, Raging Fires: Summer In The Arctic, Courtesy Of Climate Change

In the Arctic, a warming planet is accelerating the loss of sea ice and raising the stakes for the region. Andrew Revkin, Julie Brigham-Grette and Brice Loose join David Folkenflik.

Melting Ice, Raging Fires: Summer In The Arctic, Courtesy Of Climate Change

Week In The News; 2020 Candidate Michael Bennet

The Trump Administration toughens immigration policy. The markets tumble. And the DOJ investigates the jail that held Jeffrey Epstein. Ginger Gibson, Toluse Olorunnipa and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik. Plus, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet is here.

In 100 Years, 1 Million Black Families Have Been Ripped From Their Farms

Over the last century, African Americans were dispossessed of millions of acres of land. We look at the story of black-owned farmland in Mississippi. Vann R. Newkirk II and Willena Scott-White join Meghna Chakrabarti.

In 100 Years, 1 Million Black Families Have Been Ripped From Their Farms

'The Global Downturn Has Already Begun': Bracing For Recession

More and more economic indicators are pointing in the wrong direction and fears are growing that we are heading into a global recession. One economist calls this the "summer of fear." Rana Foroohar, Jay Foreman and Win Cramer join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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