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
- Week In The News: Shutdown Continues, William Barr's Hearing, Brexit Bombs
Blame and pain as the federal shutdown rolls on. "I will not be bullied," says Trump’s pick for attorney general. Brexit implodes. Anita Kumar, Zack Beauchamp and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
- 'Surviving R. Kelly': Documenting Decades Of Abuse From The R&B Singer
Allegations against R&B singer R. Kelly have been circulating for decades. Why did it take a TV documentary to get people to pay attention? Dream Hampton, Renée Graham and Bill Wyman join David Folkenflik.
- Social Services, Taxpayer Dollars And Religious Freedom: A Balancing Act
Last year, a South Carolina faith-based organization turned away a couple that wanted to become foster parents. Why? The couple was Jewish, and Miracle Hill Ministries accepts only Christian parents into its program.
- Years Before Rahaf Mohammed, Another Saudi Woman Escaped. This Is Her Story
"Laura" was locked in her room for periods of eight to nine months at a time. She fled from Saudi Arabia to Canada in 2013.
- Government Shutdown Day 27: Checking In With A Federal Employee
We check in with those hit hardest by the government shutdown, now in its record 27th day.
- After Saudi Teen Granted Aslyum, A Look At Life For Women In The Kingdom
A Saudi teen who fled her allegedly abusive family is granted asylum in Canada. We’ll look at what’s changing and what’s not for women in Saudi Arabia. Sarah Aziza, Yasmine Mohammed and "Laura" join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- Christian Foster Care Reopens Debate On Religious Freedom And Government
A South Carolina ministry's Christian-only foster care policy is the latest flashpoint in the debate over religious freedom and government social services. We’ll take it up. Laura Meckler, Robin Fretwell Wilson and Jedd Medefind join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- 'We Are Running Out Of Time': What's Next For Brexit
The British Parliament delivered a crushing, historic defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan yesterday, 432-202. Where does that leave things now?
- The Fate Of Brexit
The make-or-break vote on the Brexit deal with Britain’s future hanging in the balance. We’ll turn to London for reaction and what's next. John Peet, David Herszenhorn and Amanda Sloat join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- LA Teachers On Strike, Calling For More Funding For Classrooms
Teachers on strike, this time in Los Angeles, the country’s second-largest school district. We’ll hear the debate on both sides. Howard Blume, Gloria Martinez, Nick Melvoin and Dale Lee join Meghna Chakrabarti.