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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.

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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Boston, MA

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WBUR

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

On Point Radio 890 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02215 1 800 423 8255


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Episodes

Inside Navajo Nation's Fight Against Coronavirus

5/26/2020
Native American communities have been hit hard by the pandemic. We hear how they’re responding. Tyrone Whitehorse, Krista Allen and Dr. Michelle Tom join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:55

How State-By-State Coronavirus Measures Create A 'Patchwork Pandemic'

5/26/2020
“A patchwork pandemic” -- that’s how science writer Ed Yong describes what’s likely to happen as states deal with COVID-19 in their own ways. We discuss that and why that makes the outbreak harder to control. Ed Yong joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:12

Michael Schur On Ethics And Morality In A Crisis

5/25/2020
“The Good Place” creator Michael Schur joins us to talk about morals and being good during a global pandemic. Michael Schur and T.M. Scanlon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:31

Staying Connected, Virtually: What We Lose Online

5/25/2020
For years, Sherry Turkle has researched how technology is pushing people apart. But in the face of a global pandemic, is technological communication the thing that's bringing us together? Sherry Turkle joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:31

Baseball's Coronavirus Return

5/22/2020
We look at what’s fair and foul in Major League Baseball’s proposal to return to the field this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. Jeff Passan, Doug Glanville, Jason Gay and Bob Costas join Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:48:09

Week In The News: States Partially Reopen, Unemployment Rises, Columbia Social Distancing Study

5/22/2020
As 50 states prepare to partially reopen, a new study shows that lockdown delays cost thousands of deaths. We pick up that and more in our week in review. Toluse Olorunnipa, Jeanna Smialek and Jack Beatty join Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:48:02

Grief At A Distance: How The Coronavirus Has Changed The Way We Mourn

5/21/2020
Mourning the loss of a loved one in the time of coronavirus. We talk about Zoom funerals and bereavement at a distance. Thomas Lynch and Nora McInerny join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:06

The Lessons We Should Have Learned From The 2003 SARS Outbreak

5/21/2020
17 years ago, the world was facing a different mysterious, viral respiratory disease. Dr. Ali Khan tells us what we should have learned from SARS. Dr. Ali Khan joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:08

Facing Privatization Battle And Economic Trouble, What's Next For The Postal Service?

5/20/2020
The U.S. Postal Service could run out of cash by the end of September. Now the agency faces a battle over government funding and privatization. We take a look at what's at stake. Rep. Gerry Connolly, Natasha Patterson, Chris Edwards and Lisa Rein join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:16

The Pandemic's Child Care Problem

5/20/2020
Parents are expected to get back to work -- and they want to -- but how can they do it without the child care they rely on? Can an economy fully recover without robust child care? Lauren Kennedy and Sara O'Brien join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:01

Class Of 2020: College Grads On Launching Careers, Lives Amid The Pandemic

5/19/2020
The class of 2020 is stepping out into an utterly transformed world. We talk with grads about their hopes and fears as they try to launch their lives and careers. Jonathan Yubi Gomez, Katharine Brooks, Candace Jones and Alexis Brown join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:26

What We Learn From Wuhan's Coronavirus Testing Approach

5/19/2020
We check in on China's massive testing campaign in Wuhan, Beijing's efforts to reopen its economy and the impact of another low point in U.S.-China relations. Brenda Goh, Yanzhong Huang, Loren Heinold and Bonnie Glaser join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:26

How The Pandemic Is Changing The Way We Experience Art

5/18/2020
What gives art meaning? 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.

Duration:00:48:25

Looking Back To The 1930s: Lessons From The Great Depression

5/18/2020
Looking back to 1930, the year after the start of the Great Depression. What lessons did we learn about how best to move forward with a suffering economy? We look at our current crisis now through the lens of American history. David Kennedy and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:26

What The 1918 Flu Pandemic Teaches Us About The Coronavirus Outbreak

5/15/2020
It’s been more than 100 years since all of humanity has had to respond to a global pandemic on the scale of coronavirus. We take a deep look at the origins, responses and lessons of the flu pandemic of 1918. John Barry and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:07

Week In The News: House Relief Bill, Fauci's Testimony, SCOTUS Virtual Arguments

5/15/2020
States move to lift restrictions meant to stem the coronavirus, the Supreme Court teleconferences oral arguments and the House proposes another historic aid package. We discuss it all in our week in review. Julie Pace, Stephen Henderson and Julie Rovner join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:59

What We Learn From Pandemic Lit

5/14/2020
Can pandemic literature serve as a tool to understand this pandemic? Authors tell us what they think. Geraldine Brooks, Lawrence Wright and Tom Perrotta join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:09

How To Fight Quarantine Fatigue

5/14/2020
Two months in, and we’re all feeling it: quarantine fatigue. We chat with the experts about how the concept of harm reduction might help us approach the future. Julia Marcus, Matthew Liao and Richard Berkowitz join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:21

Childhood And Coronavirus: How Times Of Crisis Shape Kids

5/13/2020
Childhood and the coronavirus. We explore how this pandemic is changing childhood and how that might shape the practices, beliefs and behaviors of kids as they grow up. Pauline Hodges, Robin Gurwitch and Grace Lin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:13

How Do Elections Work In A Pandemic?

5/13/2020
An election in a pandemic. What needs to be done now to ensure all Americans can safely vote in November and trust the results? Rep. Adam Schiff, Anthony Brooks and Bertrall Ross join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:05