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On Point

On Point

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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.

Latest Episodes

What To Know About Coronavirus Vaccine Development

We talk about where we are in the development of a coronavirus vaccine and what we know about the criteria for making a vaccine public.Andrew Joseph,Natalie DeanandDr. Eric Topoljoin Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 min15 h ago
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What To Know About Coronavirus Vaccine Development

How RBG's Death Could Impact Key Senate Races

Power is up for grabs in the Senate this November and a Supreme Court vacancy is only escalating the stakes of key races. We talk about how Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death could have an impact on races in Maine, North Carolina, Colorado and Arizona. Anthony Brooks,Steve Mistler,Dan Sheaand Seung Min Kim join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 min16 h ago
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How RBG's Death Could Impact Key Senate Races

What The Political Response To RBG's Death Reveals About America

We discuss the political response to Ginsburg’s death, and what it reveals about the fragility of U.S. institutions. How is American democracy being tested now? Anne Applebaum and Stephen Henderson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 min1 d ago
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What The Political Response To RBG's Death Reveals About America

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her work in the 1970s proved that the Constitution prohibits gender discrimination and that equality between the sexes ought to be an affirmative American right. We talk with women in law today about how Ginsburg changed the nation. Nancy Gertner,Kathleen Peratis,Barbara McQuadeandLaura Brilljoin Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 min1 d ago
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Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Pandemic Semester: A Conversation With Student Journalists, Leaders

We talk to campus leaders around the country about achallenging semester for college students.

47 min4 d ago
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Pandemic Semester: A Conversation With Student Journalists, Leaders

Week In The News: Wildfires, Hurricane Sally, Bahrain, Barr And More

Wildfires rage in the West, as Hurricane Sally slams the Gulf Coast. We take that up and more in our week in review.Anita Kumar,Sewell Chan andLisa DesJardins join Jane Clayson.

46 min4 d ago
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Week In The News: Wildfires, Hurricane Sally, Bahrain, Barr And More

Radio Diary: When The Unemployment Benefits Never Come

Millions of Americans still haven’t yet received their benefits after being laid off during the pandemic. Denise Mines is one of them. First thing she did after being furloughed: followed all of the steps to get her unemployment benefits. Should have been pretty easy, right?

5 min5 d ago
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Radio Diary: When The Unemployment Benefits Never Come

In 'How Ike Led,' Reflections On Eisenhower's Political Legacy

What we can learn from Dwight Eisenhower's life and leadership.Susan EisenhowerandJack Beattyjoin Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 min5 d ago
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In 'How Ike Led,' Reflections On Eisenhower's Political Legacy

Pandemic Unemployment: What Happens When Benefits Never Arrive?

Six months after the pandemic caused a historic number of Americans to lose their jobs, millions still haven’t gotten their unemployment benefits. We take a look at why.Clio ChangandPamela Herdjoin Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 min5 d ago
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Pandemic Unemployment: What Happens When Benefits Never Arrive?

Rethinking Gender With Mathematician Eugenia Cheng

A mathematician turns gender into a math problem. We hear how math can help us rethink ingrained conceptions of gender.Eugenia Chengjoins Meghna Chakrabarti.

48 min6 d ago
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Rethinking Gender With Mathematician Eugenia Cheng

Latest Episodes

What To Know About Coronavirus Vaccine Development

We talk about where we are in the development of a coronavirus vaccine and what we know about the criteria for making a vaccine public.Andrew Joseph,Natalie DeanandDr. Eric Topoljoin Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 min15 h ago
Comments
What To Know About Coronavirus Vaccine Development

How RBG's Death Could Impact Key Senate Races

Power is up for grabs in the Senate this November and a Supreme Court vacancy is only escalating the stakes of key races. We talk about how Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death could have an impact on races in Maine, North Carolina, Colorado and Arizona. Anthony Brooks,Steve Mistler,Dan Sheaand Seung Min Kim join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 min16 h ago
Comments
How RBG's Death Could Impact Key Senate Races

What The Political Response To RBG's Death Reveals About America

We discuss the political response to Ginsburg’s death, and what it reveals about the fragility of U.S. institutions. How is American democracy being tested now? Anne Applebaum and Stephen Henderson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 min1 d ago
Comments
What The Political Response To RBG's Death Reveals About America

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her work in the 1970s proved that the Constitution prohibits gender discrimination and that equality between the sexes ought to be an affirmative American right. We talk with women in law today about how Ginsburg changed the nation. Nancy Gertner,Kathleen Peratis,Barbara McQuadeandLaura Brilljoin Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 min1 d ago
Comments
Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Pandemic Semester: A Conversation With Student Journalists, Leaders

We talk to campus leaders around the country about achallenging semester for college students.

47 min4 d ago
Comments
Pandemic Semester: A Conversation With Student Journalists, Leaders

Week In The News: Wildfires, Hurricane Sally, Bahrain, Barr And More

Wildfires rage in the West, as Hurricane Sally slams the Gulf Coast. We take that up and more in our week in review.Anita Kumar,Sewell Chan andLisa DesJardins join Jane Clayson.

46 min4 d ago
Comments
Week In The News: Wildfires, Hurricane Sally, Bahrain, Barr And More

Radio Diary: When The Unemployment Benefits Never Come

Millions of Americans still haven’t yet received their benefits after being laid off during the pandemic. Denise Mines is one of them. First thing she did after being furloughed: followed all of the steps to get her unemployment benefits. Should have been pretty easy, right?

5 min5 d ago
Comments
Radio Diary: When The Unemployment Benefits Never Come

In 'How Ike Led,' Reflections On Eisenhower's Political Legacy

What we can learn from Dwight Eisenhower's life and leadership.Susan EisenhowerandJack Beattyjoin Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 min5 d ago
Comments
In 'How Ike Led,' Reflections On Eisenhower's Political Legacy

Pandemic Unemployment: What Happens When Benefits Never Arrive?

Six months after the pandemic caused a historic number of Americans to lose their jobs, millions still haven’t gotten their unemployment benefits. We take a look at why.Clio ChangandPamela Herdjoin Meghna Chakrabarti.

46 min5 d ago
Comments
Pandemic Unemployment: What Happens When Benefits Never Arrive?

Rethinking Gender With Mathematician Eugenia Cheng

A mathematician turns gender into a math problem. We hear how math can help us rethink ingrained conceptions of gender.Eugenia Chengjoins Meghna Chakrabarti.

48 min6 d ago
Comments
Rethinking Gender With Mathematician Eugenia Cheng
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