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.

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In 'Big Friendship,' Best Friends Share How To Stay Close For The Long Haul

The best friends behind the podcast "Call Your Girlfriend." Their new book details what it takes to maintain long distance friendships. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

In 'Big Friendship,' Best Friends Share How To Stay Close For The Long Haul

Power, Propaganda And What Justice Might Look Like For Breonna Taylor

A Kentucky state police report contradicts the Kentucky Attorney General, and police bodycam footage shows officers potentially violating investigation procedures. New details are forcing more questions about power, propaganda and what justice might look like for Breonna Taylor. Errin Haines, Keisha Blain and Darcy Costello join Meghna Chakrabarti.

6 Months, 200,000 Deaths: Taking Stock Of The Pandemic In The U.S.

We're six months and more than 200,000 deaths into the coronavirus pandemic. We check in with an epidemiologist and a virologist about the latest on COVID-19. Tara Smith and Angie Rasmussen join Meghna Chakrabarti.

What To Know About The Future Of The Supreme Court

President Trump is moving swiftly to replace Justice Ginsburg. We take a close look at how his nominee Amy Coney Barrett will push the court rightward and what it means for the future of the country. Amy Howe, Kate Shaw and Jonathan Adler join Meghna Chakrabarti.

In 'Mr. 80 Percent,' An Intimate Portrayal Of Surviving Prostate Cancer

The story of a Boston Globe reporter who decided to document his life with prostate cancer via a new – and very personal – podcast. Mark Shanahan, Dr. Mark Pomerantz and Tom Farrington join Anthony Brooks.

Week In The News: RBG, Supreme Court, Breonna Taylor

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death and the grand jury decision about Breonna Taylor's killing shaped this week – and might shape years to come. Kimberly Atkins, John Harris and David Savage join Anthony Brooks.

For This Small Business Owner, A TikTok Ban Could Pack A Big Impact

Kelita Butler didn't know what TikTok would do for her cosmetics business when she made an account in May. But by the time President Trump threatened to ban the app in the U.S., she couldn't imagine life without it.

From Mail-In Voting To The Ballot Box: Tackling Questions About Election Security

Election Day is fewer than six weeks away. But concerns around the election persist: Will it be safe to vote in person? How will states execute a variety of voting methods? Can we have faith in the legitimacy of the election results? We tackle those issues and more. Jena Griswold, Kim Wyman and Bertrall Ross join Meghna Chakrabarti.

From Mail-In Voting To The Ballot Box: Tackling Questions About Election Security

What A TikTok Deal Means For The Global Internet

Who owns TikTok? And what does that mean for you? We untangle the money and politics behind the fight to control the global social media giant. Louise Matsakis and Samm Sacks join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Political Scholar Norm Ornstein On What's At Stake In 2020

"We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional." Norm Ornstein wrote that back in 2012. Eight years later, does Ornstein think there's any way for the U.S. to regain institutional and political stability? We ask him. Norm Ornstein and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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