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

Inside The Return Of Pro Sports Amid Pandemic

Some professional sports are back, but the fans in the stands aren't. We'll look at how the games are being played, and if the seasons can continue. Jason Gay, Bill Littlefield and Ben Golliver join Jane Clayson.

Week In The News: Coronavirus Updates, Stimulus Plan, Funeral Of John Lewis

The U.S. COVID death toll rises above 150,000. Congress debates another round of stimulus funding. Congressman John Lewis is laid to rest. It's all in our week in review. Julie Pace, Betsy Woodruff Swan and Hayes Brown join Jane Clayson.

Week In The News: Coronavirus Updates, Stimulus Plan, Funeral Of John Lewis

Sergeant Heather Taylor On Ethics And Inequality In Policing

Det. Sgt. Heather Taylor joins Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about being a Black woman in law enforcement, the violence she's experienced in her own life, and how that's shaped her views and hopes for her career and country.

Coronavirus Economy: What We Know About The GOP Stimulus Package

$600 unemployment checks are about to stop. Congressional Republicans have put forward a stimulus plan. We'll dig into the details. Claudia Sahm, Kenneth Rogoff and Heather Caygle join Meghna Chakrabarti.

James Baldwin's Lessons For America

We look back at the life and work of the great American writer and thinker James Baldwin. Eddie Glaude joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Unpacking The Legality Of The Federal Crackdown In Portland

We discuss the federal presence in Portland, Oregon, as questions rise about the legality of DHS actions. What's legal, what's still unsettled, and who gets to decide? Jeh Johnson and Barbara McQuade join Meghna Chakrabarti.

What It Takes To Develop A COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine development is complicated. We break down the process from testing to distribution, and bring you the latest on the leading contenders for a COVID-19 vaccine. Caroline Chen, Florian Krammer and Dr. Stanley Perlman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

This 'War Game' Maps Out What Happens If The President Contests The Election

Did the president mean it when he told Fox News recently he might not accept the election results in November? What might happen if the results of the presidential election are contested? Former government officials from both parties held a "war game" to think through the consequences. We hear what they discovered. Rosa Brooks, Ret. Col. Larry Wilkerson and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

This 'War Game' Maps Out What Happens If The President Contests The Election

Being A Working Mom Is Hard. The Pandemic Made It Even Harder.

We know that mothers are often disproportionately responsible for housework and childcare. And that's even more challenging if you're working. Now, the pandemic has made parents working from home and children attending online classes the new norm. So how has it affected the lives working moms? Jessica Calarco and Dani McClain join Meghna Chakrabarti.

How To Make Classrooms Safe For Learning In A Pandemic

From new ventilation systems to Plexiglass barriers, we'll talk with a public health professor and "healthy building" expert on what changes can make our school buildings ready for kids to go back into the classroom. Joseph Allen and Luvelle Brown join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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