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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.

Location:

Boston, MA

Networks:

WBUR

NPR

Description:

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


Episodes

Online Treatments, Virtual Check-Ins: Dealing With Addiction In A Pandemic

5/29/2020
We look at addiction and substance abuse during the coronavirus pandemic and the resources available to those who are suffering. Dr. Lipi Roy, Dr. Joseph Lee and MJ Gottlieb join Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:47:11

Week In The News: Death Of George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Coronavirus Death Toll

5/29/2020
American COVID-19 deaths surpass 100,000. And protests erupt over the death of George Floyd. Our weekly roundtable digs into the week’s news. Kimberly Atkins, Eugene Scott and Anita Kumar join Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:47:36

So What's School Going To Look Like In The Fall?

5/28/2020
As the disrupted school year winds down, educators, parents and students look toward an uncertain fall. What will school look like next year? Luvelle Brown, Randi Weingarten and Dimitri Christakis join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:00

The CDC And The Pandemic: A Look Inside The Public Health Agency

5/28/2020
The CDC was once one of the most respected public health agencies in the world. Now, it's barely visible in the middle of a pandemic. So what happened? Charles Seife, Dr. Pierre Rollin and Richard Besser join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:34

What We Learn From FDR's New Deal

5/27/2020
Lessons from the New Deal. It wasn’t one big package wrapped in political consensus. We look at the real, messy process that pulled the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Lizabeth Cohen and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:15

What Do The Inspector General Firings Say About American Democracy?

5/27/2020
The president has fired at least five inspectors general. It may be his right, but what does it say about political accountability and American democracy? Joel Brenner, Norm Ornstein and Charles Sykes join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:15

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