On Point is the fastest growing talk show on NPR — two hours broadcast daily across the country, The show’s lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, with newsmakers, thinkers, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.
Monday - Friday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on WUSF 89.7
Meghna Chakrabarti serves as host and editor of On Point from NPR and WBUR, along with David Folkenflik. Based in Boston, she is on the air Monday through Thursday.
She is the former host of Radio Boston, WBUR’s acclaimed weekday show with a focus on news, in-depth interviews with extraordinary people, and analysis on broader issues that have an impact on Boston and beyond. She also served as the primary fill-in host for Here & Now, NPR and WBUR's co-produced national midday news program. And she is the host of Modern Love: The Podcast, a collaboration of WBUR and The New York Times.
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David Folkenflik was described by Geraldo Rivera of Fox News as "a really weak-kneed, backstabbing, sweaty-palmed reporter." Others have been kinder. The Columbia Journalism Review, for example, once gave him a "laurel" for reporting that immediately led the U.S. military to institute safety measures for journalists in Baghdad.
Based in New York City, Folkenflik serves as media correspondent for NPR News and as host and editor of On Point from NPR and WBUR, along with Meghna Chakrabarti. He broadcasts from New York each Friday.
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From On Point
- International Roundtable: Brexit, Khashoggi And Saudi Arabia, APEC Summit
Our global roundtable returns, with the top news you need to know from around the world. Rob Watson, David Herszenhorn and Ishaan Tharoor join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- The Science Of Gratitude: How Being Thankful Makes Us Happier
Just in time for Thanksgiving, we’ll look at the science of gratitude and the evidence that it really does improve our lives. David DeSteno joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
- Federal Judge Blocks Trump Rules On Migrants Seeking Asylum
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar stopped the Trump administration from limiting the amount of migrants who can claim asylum in the United States.
- Betsy DeVos' Proposed Campus Sexual Assault Rules Bolster Rights Of Accused
A narrower definition of sexual harassment, strengthening the rights of the accused. Meghna Chakrabarti gets reaction to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed new regulations on campus sexual assault from Katie Mangan, Samantha Harris and Catherine Lhamon.
- In Your Dreams: New Book Goes Inside 'The Transformative Power Of Our Nightly Journey'
Why do we dream? To defrag the brain? Unbound our unconscious? There’s new science on the purpose of our nightly journeys. Alice Robb and Deirdre Barrett join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- With Trump's Endorsement, What's Next For Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill?
President Trump throws his support behind a rewrite of federal sentencing laws. What’s brought us to this point where politicians from both sides of the aisle are pushing for criminal justice reform? Ojmarrh Mitchell, Shon Hopwood, Alan Gomez and Lee Gelernt join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- Traversing Antarctica: Stories Of Crossing The Continent Unaided
Cold, alone and at the bottom of the world. Meghna Chakrabarti hears the stories of the men who’ve sought to walk, unaided, across Antarctica from author David Grann.
- Week In The News: Election Recounts, Trump Cabinet, CNN's Lawsuit, California Fires
Midterm recounts and results. CNN sues Trump. A Cabinet shakeup looms. Melania's fight in the White House. California on fire. Ed O'Keefe, Julie Mason and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
- Doctors Take On Gun Violence, NRA Pushes Back: A New Battle Over Policy
A major doctors' group demands immediate action on gun violence, calling it a public health crisis. The National Rifle Association demands doctors “stay in their lane.” Dr. Rebecca Cunningham, Dr. Sue Bornstein and Lois Beckett join David Folkenflik.
- Aging Gas Pipelines: The Dangers Of Outdated Infrastructure Around The U.S.
Deadly natural gas explosions in Massachusetts drew attention to the nation's aging pipeline infrastructure. Gregory Korte, Kiera Blessing and Cynthia Quarterman join Meghna Chakrabarti.