America's Authoritarian Threat

The United States has fought against authoritarian governments. Does that mean it can't happen here? Matthew MacWilliams and Larry Bartels join Meghna Chakrabarti.

What's On The Minds Of North Carolina Voters

Both campaigns agree — the road to the White House runs through the Tar Heel state. In our final voter roundtable, we hear from voters in North Carolina. VonGretchen Pough, Bill Poole, Brandon Beavers and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Faces Of The Coronavirus Economy

On today's show, we were joined by our favorite finance experts Michelle Singletary and Rana Foroohar to check in on our country's economy, seven months into the pandemic. And whenever we talk to those two, we're reminded that the struggles of the COVID economy aren't just about the numbers. It's also about the lived experiences. In this segment, we hear two stories about the economic impact of the pandemic.

The State Of The Economy, 7 Months Into The Pandemic

How is our economy doing seven months into the pandemic? And with winter on its way, are we prepared to handle the slew of challenges that will come with it? We talk about the state of our economy. Rana Foroohar and Michelle Singletary join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Extended Cut: A Look Inside A Russian Disinformation Campaign

On Point's Dorey Scheimer speaks with Ukraine's Minister for Foreign Affairs about Russian disinformation campaigns, mistakes made by the media, and why democracies are particularly vulnerable to election interference.

Anatomy Of An Election Disinformation Campaign

The anatomy of a disinformation campaign. How does a bad faith post get mistaken for the truth? We talk about how the tentacles of disinformation reach into millions of homes. Nina Jankowicz and Secretary Frank LaRose join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Radio Diary: In Troubled Times, Finding Peace In A Simple Routine

David Pettee used to take regular morning walks around Fresh Pond Reservoir in Cambridge, Massachusetts. David had cancer, and the walks brought him hope and peace. David died on September 13th. Today, in remembrance, we invite you to listen again.

Week In The News: Final Campaign Stretch As COVID-19 Infections Climb

Days before the end of voting — COVID infections are climbing. What are the campaigns focusing on, and what does that tell us about their vision for the future? Jack Beatty, Julie Rovner and Lisa Lerer join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Faces Of The 'Shecession'

865,000. That's the number of women pushed out of the workforce last month. It's a consistent downward trajectory for women in this pandemic. We heard from women all around the country, many of them struggling and all of them grappling with what this 'shecession' means for their future.

'Shecession': The Pandemic's Impact On Women In The Workforce

The 'shecession.' More women are losing their jobs than men. What's the long-term impact on families? C. Nicole Mason and Alicia Modestino join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Voter Roundtable: Voices Of Americans Hit Hard By COVID-19

On this week's voter roundtable, we hear from people affected by COVID-19. How do they feel about President Trump's response to the pandemic? David Dahlstrom, Denise Carr and Lupe Harpster join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Safeguarding The Electoral Vote

Worried about voting integrity — or what happens after your ballot is cast? We discuss what we know about the integrity of the votes cast by America's 538 electors. Barton Gellman, Jason Harrow and Bertrall Ross join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Election 2020's Voter Suppression Reality

Voting is one of the most essential rights of any democratic citizen. We take a look at the various forms of voter suppression we see across the country, and discuss how it's affecting American democracy ahead of the November presidential election. Theodore Johnson, Harmeet Dhillon and Joshua Douglas join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Radio Diary: A Georgia Voter Recounts Her Early Voting Experience

Everlean Rutherford arrived at her early polling location in Cobb County, Georgia at around 10 in the morning. She didn't leave until it was her turn to cast her vote — almost 10 hours later.

Week In The News: Barrett Confirmation Hearing, Early Voting

This week, a split screen on the future of American democracy. From early voting to Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings, we make sense of the week's news. Jack Beatty, Stephen Henderson and Meg Kinnard join Meghna Chakrabarti.

How Political Violence Threatens U.S. Elections

The Department of Homeland Security says white nationalism is a major domestic terrorism threat. Is that, coupled with distrust in the electoral system, a recipe for political violence in November? Mary B. McCord, Devin Burghart and Eric K. Ward join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Florida Voters On The 2020 Election

We check in with voters from the sunshine state about the issues that matter to them as they weigh their options before the election. Laura Herbek, Mike Richards and Robin Reshard join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Radio Diary: JFK, Nixon And The 1960 Presidential Election

With the help of two historians, we take a look back at the 1960 presidential race between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon.

Radio Diary: The CIA's Former Counterterrorism Chief Remembers The Lead Up To 9/11

Cofer Black, the CIA's counterterrorism chief from 1999 to 2002, talks about the months leading up to 9/11, and the Bush administration's failure to act on an 'unprecedented' amount of intelligence warning of Al-Qaida's domestic threat.

Radio Diary: The CIA's Former Counterterrorism Chief Remembers The Lead Up To 9/11

What The President Knew — And Why He Didn't Act

Why is it that sometimes Presidents know that there is a danger to the wellbeing of Americans, and still do nothing? We talk with people who were in the room in 2001 and 2020. Chris Whipple and Olivia Troye join Meghna Chakrabarti.

What Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination Means For Women's Rights

Ahead of her confirmation hearing on Monday, we'll talk about Amy Coney Barrett's record on women's rights — and where the definition of feminism diverges for some women. Erika Bachiochi and Fatima Goss-Graves join Meghna Chakrabarti.

What Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination Means For Women's Rights

Week In The News: The President's Coronavirus Diagnosis

We'll look at how the President's diagnosis — and his cavalier response — has tinged almost everything that happened this week. Paula Reid, Kimberly Atkins and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Radio Diary: A Beloved Grandmother's Gift Of A Better Life

Cozy Etta Bryant weathered breast cancer and decades of racism before passing away from COVID-19 this year. Her granddaughter remembers her life and legacy.

Confronting Misconceptions Around Race With Michelle Singletary

Over her decades-long career, racism has never been far from journalist Michelle Singletary's experience in the newsroom. Now, she's confronting misconceptions around race. Michelle Singletary joins Meghna Chakrabarti.