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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

How Trump's generals fought back

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley had written a letter of resignation. In it, he accused former President Donald Trump of betraying the country. But Milley never sent the letter. That's according to a stunning report in the New Yorker magazine. Susan Glasser and Peter Baker join Meghna Chakrabarti.

How the meatpacking industry skirted COVID safety regulations with the help of the White House

The nation's meatpacking companies skirted COVID safety regulations. And they did it with the White House's help, according to a little known Congressional report. So how'd they get away with it? Michael Grabell and Debbie Berkowitz join Meghna Chakrabarti.

How the meatpacking industry skirted COVID safety regulations with the help of the White House

Understanding China's military might, and whether Beijing will use it

1996. The last Taiwan Straights crisis. China's was badly outmatched by the U.S. So what's the Chinese military capable of now? Oriana Skylar Mastro and Bonny Lin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Behind the government-backed effort to create a national EV charging network

The federal government is spending big to usher in an electric vehicle future. What ideas can make sure the money is well spent? Samantha Houston and Alexander Laska join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Behind the government-backed effort to create a national EV charging network

Remembering the legacies of Black pioneers Nichelle Nichols and Bill Russell

From the deck of the Starship Enterprise, to the storied parquet of the NBA — Nichelle Nichols and Bill Russell changed how the world saw Black Americans. We remember the legacies of these two pioneers. Angelique Fawcette and Marc J. Spears join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Remembering the legacies of Black pioneers Nichelle Nichols and Bill Russell

The paradox: How democracy can lead to liberalism — or fascism

In a truly open society, all ideas can flourish — even those that tear down democracies. New technologies help those ideas spread. So, are fragile democracies the norm? Zac Gershberg, Sean Illing and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Rebroadcast: The mental health crisis among American children of color

Youth suicide has been on the rise across the United States. And for young people between the ages of 5 and 12, the suicide rate for Black children is nearly double that of white children. Tami Charles and Kevin Simon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

What happens when American teens get more sleep

The typical teen body clock and the typical school start time are out of synch. California is pushing back the start of the high school day. Other districts already have. Did it work? Lisa L. Lewis joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

First person: Thinking globally, acting locally to save the monarch butterfly

First person: Jose Luis Alvarez, co-founder of Forests for Monarchs, and Martha Askins, a retired lawyer, discuss the beauty of the monarch butterfly and conservation efforts to save them.

First person: Thinking globally, acting locally to save the monarch butterfly

How to save the endangered monarch butterfly

Every year, migratory monarch butterflies travel thousands of miles. But for decades, their population has been declining. Now, the monarchs are endangered. We discuss how to save the endangered monarch butterfly. Orley "Chip" Taylor and Wendy Caldwell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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