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

On Country Music Airwaves, Female Artists Fight For Equal Play

Women of country music are raising their voices against the old boys' network in Nashville they say discriminates against them. Beverly Keel, Kalie Shorr and Kelleigh Bannen join Meghna Chakrabarti.

The Cases For Reparations: How 2020 Presidential Candidates Address The Issue

Democratic presidential hopefuls are talking about reparations for slavery. They're talking seriously, but with few specifics. What would a reparations policy actually look like? Errin Haines Whack, William Darity and John McWhorter join Meghna Chakrabarti.

The Cases For Reparations: How 2020 Presidential Candidates Address The Issue

'Combat Obscura': The Raw Reality Of A War Zone, As Filmed By Marines

The public sees valor and heroism. But a new documentary from a military videographer captures the darker, complex, messy truth of American Marines at war. Miles Lagoze and Ian Pollock join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Floods From 'Bomb Cyclone' Drive Midwesterners Out Of Underwater Communities

Devastating weather in the Midwest after a "bomb cyclone" triggers catastrophic flooding. Evacuations as entire communities are underwater. We have the latest. Billy Kelly, Jessica Macholan, Jim Angel and Mayor Shawn Kelly join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Floods From 'Bomb Cyclone' Drive Midwesterners Out Of Underwater Communities

To Improve Breastfeeding, Babies Get Their Tongues Clipped. Is It Necessary?

Snipping an infant's tongue can improve breastfeeding. But is the surgery overused or even medically necessary? Rachel Morgan Cautero, Dr. Jonathan Walsh and Robin Kaplan join Meghna Chakrabarti.

To Improve Breastfeeding, Babies Get Their Tongues Clipped. Is It Necessary?

California Kills The Death Penalty — For Now. What Is Its Future?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom halts the death penalty in his state and takes his case to the national stage. We unpack the politics and public opinion. Marisa Lagos, Phyllis Loya, Jordan Steiker and Cassandra Stubbs join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Part 3: Renting Vs. Buying. How Important Is Owning A Home?

Is owning a home still the American Dream? A look at the pros and cons of renting versus buying in our special series, "Where We Call Home." Kevin Scanlan, Synia Jordan, Ryan Dezember and Chris Herbert join Meghna Chakrabarti.

'Youth Climate Strike': Students All Over Join Protest To Address Climate Change

The "Youth Climate Strike." It's their future, and their planet. We talk to young students about their urgent call to adults to take action on climate change now. Andrew Revkin, Feliquan Charlemagne, Krishna Ariola, Sophie Sleeman and Tom Maher join Meghna Chakrabarti.

'Youth Climate Strike': Students All Over Join Protest To Address Climate Change

Week In The News: Border Emergency, Boeing, Brexit, Buying Your Way To College And More

Senate rejects Trump's border emergency declaration. Boeing jets. No Brexit deal. The college entrance scam. Pelosi on impeachment. Venezuela in the dark. The roundtable is here. Anita Kumar, Dave Lawler and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Week In The News: Border Emergency, Boeing, Brexit, Buying Your Way To College And More

Harvard Admissions Trial Underway With Affirmative Action, Diversity Under Scrutiny

Affirmative Action is on trial. Harvard goes to court to defend itself against charges it discriminates against Asian-American applicants. Max Larkin, Peter Wood and Nicole Gon Ochi look at the debate with Meghna Chakrabarti.

Harvard Admissions Trial Underway With Affirmative Action, Diversity Under Scrutiny

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