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On Point

On Point

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.

Latest Episodes

Baseball's Coronavirus Return

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 GayandBob Costas join Jane Clayson.

47 MIN2 d ago
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Baseball's Coronavirus Return

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

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 SmialekandJack Beattyjoin Jane Clayson.

47 MIN2 d ago
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Week In The News: States Partially Reopen, Unemployment Rises, Columbia Social Distancing Study

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

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.

47 MIN3 d ago
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Grief At A Distance: How The Coronavirus Has Changed The Way We Mourn

The Lessons We Should Have Learned From The 2003 SARS Outbreak

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.

47 MIN3 d ago
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The Lessons We Should Have Learned From The 2003 SARS Outbreak

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

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 EdwardsandLisa Reinjoin Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 MIN4 d ago
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Facing Privatization Battle And Economic Trouble, What's Next For The Postal Service?

The Pandemic's Child Care Problem

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 KennedyandSara O'Brien join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 MIN4 d ago
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The Pandemic's Child Care Problem

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

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 andAlexis Brown join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 MIN5 d ago
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Class Of 2020: College Grads On Launching Careers, Lives Amid The Pandemic

What We Learn From Wuhan's Coronavirus Testing Approach

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 andBonnie Glaserjoin Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 MIN5 d ago
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What We Learn From Wuhan's Coronavirus Testing Approach

How The Pandemic Is Changing The Way We Experience Art

What gives art meaning? What impact does physical distancing have on our consumption and appreciation of art, both performance and visual?Helen Molesworth, Melinda LopezandRichard Nelson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 MIN6 d ago
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How The Pandemic Is Changing The Way We Experience Art

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

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.

47 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Looking Back To The 1930s: Lessons From The Great Depression

Latest Episodes

Baseball's Coronavirus Return

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 GayandBob Costas join Jane Clayson.

47 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Baseball's Coronavirus Return

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

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 SmialekandJack Beattyjoin Jane Clayson.

47 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Week In The News: States Partially Reopen, Unemployment Rises, Columbia Social Distancing Study

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

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.

47 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Grief At A Distance: How The Coronavirus Has Changed The Way We Mourn

The Lessons We Should Have Learned From The 2003 SARS Outbreak

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.

47 MIN3 d ago
Comments
The Lessons We Should Have Learned From The 2003 SARS Outbreak

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

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 EdwardsandLisa Reinjoin Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Facing Privatization Battle And Economic Trouble, What's Next For The Postal Service?

The Pandemic's Child Care Problem

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 KennedyandSara O'Brien join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 MIN4 d ago
Comments
The Pandemic's Child Care Problem

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

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 andAlexis Brown join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Class Of 2020: College Grads On Launching Careers, Lives Amid The Pandemic

What We Learn From Wuhan's Coronavirus Testing Approach

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 andBonnie Glaserjoin Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 MIN5 d ago
Comments
What We Learn From Wuhan's Coronavirus Testing Approach

How The Pandemic Is Changing The Way We Experience Art

What gives art meaning? What impact does physical distancing have on our consumption and appreciation of art, both performance and visual?Helen Molesworth, Melinda LopezandRichard Nelson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

47 MIN6 d ago
Comments
How The Pandemic Is Changing The Way We Experience Art

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

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.

47 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Looking Back To The 1930s: Lessons From The Great Depression

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