On Point Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most.
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Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most.

Most Recent Episodes

In 'An Immense World,' Journalist Ed Yong helps us perceive the world the way animals do

What if you could taste the world's electrical fields? Hear vibrations in a leaf? Or see magnetic currents guiding you home? Science writer Ed Yong helps us perceive the world the way animals do – through eyes, ears, antennae and more.

In 'An Immense World,' Journalist Ed Yong helps us perceive the world the way animals do

Inflation, record-high gas prices, interest hikes: Making sense of our confusing economy

Record-high gas prices. Interest rate hikes. A tight jobs market. Inflation at a 40-year high. We discuss the confusing state of the American economy. Rana Foroohar joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Inflation, record-high gas prices, interest hikes: Making sense of our confusing economy

What we know about the forces behind the Jan. 6th insurrection

The January 6th select committee is continuing to pick apart the events and forces that led up to the attack on the Capitol. After weeks two of hearings, what have we learned about Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election? Andrea Bernstein, Ilya Marritz and Jack Beatty join Kimberly Atkins Stohr.

Title IX, 50 years later: Why female athletes are still fighting for equality

50 years ago, Title IX outlawed sex-based discrimination at federally funded schools. But in collegiate level sports, you'd be pushed to know it. Donna Lopiano and Lori Bullock join Kimberly Atkins Stohr.

Title IX, 50 years later: Why female athletes are still fighting for equality

COVID reinfections, emerging variants: Your pandemic questions, answered

COVID reinfections were considered rare in 2020, but emerging variants have now made them increasingly likely. We discuss what we now know about COVID-19. Akiko Iwasaki and Dr. H. Cody Meissner join Kimberly Atkins Stohr.

COVID reinfections, emerging variants: Your pandemic questions, answered

As war drags on in Ukraine, is it time to talk compromise?

U.S. aid is helping Ukraine in its ongoing battle with Russian invaders. But ongoing conflict comes with a risk. As war drags on ... is it time to talk compromise? Anne Applebaum, Steven Simon and Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze join Kimberly Atkins Stohr.

The Supreme Court of mistrust

Despite their differences of opinion, the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have always regarded mutual trust as a pillar of their establishment. But the leak of a draft ruling has rocked that. So is the court forever changed? Dahlia Lithwick, Amy Howe and Carolyn Shapiro join Kimberly Atkins Stohr.

Smarter health: How AI could change the relationship between you and your doctor

Will artificial intelligence replace doctors? It's the final episode in our series "Smarter health." Dr. Sumeet Chugh and Stacy Hurt join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Smarter health: How AI could change the relationship between you and your doctor

Smarter health: How Greece used AI to reopen its borders and curb COVID

Summer 2020. The worldwide COVID death toll had hit half a million. And the Greek government had a decision to make. How could the nation open up to tourists while also keeping COVID under control in Greece? In this podcast extra, On Point senior editor Dorey Scheimer talks with professor Hamsa Bastani. Bastani helped develop 'Eva,' an AI algorithm that helped Greece curb COVID.

Smarter health: How Greece used AI to reopen its borders and curb COVID

How New Mexico is learning to live with the megadrought

The Western megadrought. This year, it's brought early, record-breaking wildfires to New Mexico. The drought is forcing permanent ecosystem changes. Can there be longterm solutions? Mayor Louie Trujillo and John D'Antonio join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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