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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.

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Coronavirus Economy: Are Big Banks On The Verge Of Financial Crisis?

Could the U.S. be on the verge of a financial crash? That's what Frank Partnoy considers in a recent article in The Atlantic. He joins us to talk about the possibility of a financial crash and the risks big banks are taking. Frank Partnoy and Rep. Katie Porter join Anthony Brooks.

The Evolution And Future Of The American Presidency

How the U.S. presidency became impossible. We talk to John Dickerson of CBS News about why he thinks the job is simply too much for anyone. John Dickerson and Kimberly Atkins join Anthony Brooks.

'14 Miles': A Look At The U.S.-Mexico Border, And The Lives Defined By It

We look at a 14-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. What does a border mean in an interconnected world? DW Gibson, Nicole Ramos, Serge Dedina and Stan Rodriguez join Anthony Brooks.

'14 Miles': A Look At The U.S.-Mexico Border, And The Lives Defined By It

Coronavirus Surge: How States Are Responding To A Spike In Cases

Months into the pandemic, coronavirus cases continue to spike across America. We check in around the country to see how different states are responding to this COVID-19 surge. Luis Carrasco, Dr. Celine Gounder, Dr. Saskia Popescu and Monica Alba join Anthony Brooks.

The (Surprisingly) Brief History Of Handwashing

Handwashing can kill the coronavirus. But you may be surprised how short the history of handwashing actually is among humans. Miryam Wahrman, Peter Ward and Emma Robbins join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Grief At A Distance: How Coronavirus Has Changed The Way We Mourn

Mourning the loss of a loved one in the time of coronavirus. We talk about Zoom funerals and bereavement at a distance. Thomas Lynch and Nora McInerny join Meghna Chakrabarti.

What We Learn From Pandemic Lit

Can pandemic literature serve as a tool to understand this pandemic? Authors Tom Perrotta, Geraldine Brooks and Lawrence Wright tell us what they think. Geraldine Brooks, Tom Perrotta and Lawrence Wright join Meghna Chakrabarti.

What We Learn From FDR's New Deal

Lessons from the New Deal. It wasn't one big package wrapped in political consensus. We look at the real, messy process that pulled the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Lizabeth Cohen and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Astronaut Christina Koch On Her Journey From Space To A Nation In Lockdown

Astronaut Christina Koch spent a record 11 months in space, the longest spaceflight of any woman. She returned to Earth in February and is just completing her NASA-mandated readjustment period. What's life like when you leave a space station, only to be confined in your own home under lockdown? Christina Koch joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Astronaut Christina Koch On Her Journey From Space To A Nation In Lockdown

Looking Back To The 1930s: Lessons From The Great Depression

Looking back to 1930, the year after the start of the Great Depression. What lessons did we learn about how best to move forward with a suffering economy? We look at our current crisis now through the lens of American history. David Kennedy and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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