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
- 'We Are No Longer The Customers': Inside 'The Age Of Surveillance Capitalism'
"Digital technologies offer us tremendous gifts. 21st century citizens should not pay for those privileges with ... having been relegated to the status of free, raw material for a new regime of capitalism," author Shoshana Zuboff says.
- 'He Doesn't Know What To Do': Sen. Mitch McConnell's Role In The Shutdown
On Day 25 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, we wanted to focus on what Congress’ most powerful Republican — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — is doing about ending the impasse.
- Sen. Mitch McConnell: The Man In The Middle Of The Government Shutdown
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the legislative arsenal to end the shutdown. So, why isn’t he? We’ll look at why McConnell is sitting this one out. Alec MacGillis and Jasmine Farrier join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- How Tracking And Selling Our Data Became A Business Model
There are new calls for tech companies to stop selling your location to third parties. We’ll look at the economics and perils of "surveillance capitalism." Shoshana Zuboff joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
- 'Existing On A Plane Of Burnout': An Intersectional Discussion On Millennials And More
Burnout. It’s that feeling beyond exhaustion where you keep pushing yourself, past the point where you even know why you’re pushing at all.
- Two Years Since Trump's Inauguration, Surveying An Extraordinary (And Desensitizing) Presidency
Wherever you stand, it’s easy to agree that Donald Trump is anything but a "usual" president.
- 2 Years In, The Trump Presidency's Defining Moments And Consequences For The U.S.
Jan. 20, 2019 marks the second anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration. By almost any measure, his has been a norm-breaking presidency. We’ll look at defining moments thus far. Margaret Talev, Adrienne LaFrance, Yara Bayoumy and McKay Coppins join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- 'The Burnout Generation': Millenials And The Mindset Of 'Working All The Time'
Debt, uncertain work, unrealistic expectations – are millennials turning into the burnout generation? Anne Helen Petersen and Tiana Clark join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- What Americans Can Learn From The Fall Of The Roman Republic
The fall of the Roman empire has fascinated history buffs and close students of power for centuries. The fall of the Roman republic, however, may cast more light on our age.
- Week In The News: Shutdown Day 21, Border Wall And Manafort's Russia Contacts
The government shutdown drags on, President Trump digs in deeper on the border wall and new Russia revelations. David Nakamura, Natasha Bertrand and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.