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

The Uncertain Science Of Election Polling

With the presidential election less than three months away, people are fixated on polls. Biden's up, Trump is down – but is that really true? We discuss America's polling obsession. Elliott Morris, Nathan Gonzales, Celinda Lake and Jack Beatty join Anthony Brooks.

Week In The News: Beirut Explosion, Stimulus Struggles, Progressive Primary Wins

Congress tussles over a stimulus package with a deadline looming. A massive, deadly explosion in Beirut. It's all in our week in review. Seung Min Kim, Margaret Talev and Kat Stafford join Anthony Brooks.

Week In The News: Beirut Explosion, Stimulus Struggles, Progressive Primary Wins

The Hosts Of 'Teenager Therapy' Want To Help You Feel Less Alone

Three hosts of the breakout podcast "Teenager Therapy" give us a peek into their world with a discussion about the pandemic and the state of the nation. Gael Aitor, Mark Hugo and Isaac Hurtado join Anthony Brooks.

What Big Wins For Progressives Say About The Future Of The Democratic Party

While the Biden wing of the Democratic party bets on centrism, progressives keep scoring wins. We take a look at a party marching in two directions toward November. Kimberly Atkins, Cori Bush, Paul Begala and Rep. Rashida Tlaib join Anthony Brooks.

What Big Wins For Progressives Say About The Future Of The Democratic Party

Should The Electoral College Exist?

The electoral college has been a fixture of American democracy — and criticism — since the nation's founding. We'll explain why it endures. Alex Keyssar, Tara Ross and Jack Beatty join Anthony Brooks.

Lessons From The Global Coronavirus Surge

COVID-19 is surging all over the globe again – even in countries that seemed to achieve the "new normal." We discuss the current state of the pandemic. Bill Hanage, Luis Hernandez and Sylvia Poggioli join Anthony Brooks.

QAnon: A Look Inside The Online Conspiracy

Conspiracy theories have always woven their way through American history. But with the internet, and the emergence of QAnon, they've run wild. Adrienne LaFrance, Joseph Uscinski and Jane Lytvynenko join Anthony Brooks.

School Reopening: Educators On Their Hopes, Concerns For The School Year

Online, in-person, hybrid — we can't go back to school without teachers. We talk with educators about the tradeoffs they're making this school year. Meira Levinson, Chris Guerrieri, Katy Eagle, Siriana Abboud and Quentin Washington join Anthony Brooks.

School Reopening: Educators On Their Hopes, Concerns For The School Year

How The Pandemic Is Changing The Way We Experience Art

We talk the arts during the pandemic. What gives art meaning? Is it the shared experience of taking it in? What impact does physical distancing have on our consumption and appreciation of art, both performance and visual?Helen Molesworth, Melinda Lopez and Richard Nelson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Cities That Heal: How The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Change Urban Design

In the age of coronavirus, can we design cities that heal? We talk with an architect and urban planner about how better urban design could improve human health. Matt Murphy and Ken Greenberg join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Cities That Heal: How The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Change Urban Design

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