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
- Arctic Warming Pushes The Region — And The Planet — Into Uncharted Territory
Warming in Arctic raises fears of a "rapid unraveling" of the region. Reindeer numbers crash by half. We’ll confront the climate emergency in the Arctic. George Divoky and Karen Frey join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- 'It's Not Always Enough To Lean In': Michelle Obama, Sheryl Sandberg And The Workplace
Five years ago Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg told women to ‘lean in.’ Now, many women, including Michelle Obama, say it just doesn’t work. Katherine Goldstein, Kathleen Gerson and Anna Dapelo-Garcia join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- Upheaval In France: Will Macron's Promise Of Relief Satisfy Protesters?
France rocked by violent demonstrations against a fuel tax hike and economic woes. Will President Macron’s promise of relief be enough? Melissa Bell, Laura Haim and Mark Vail join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- Stock Market Distress Signal: How Low-Cost Index Funds Are Taking Over
Sounding the alarm on index funds. How their runaway success has reshaped power and accountability in boardrooms and on Wall Street. John Coates, Todd Gormley and Michelle Singletary join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- Tackling Climate Change: The Fate Of A Carbon Tax In The U.S.
A group of bipartisan legislators recently announced a bill that would tax fossil fuel companies for the carbon dioxide they emit.
- What The Wisconsin Political Power Play Means For American Democracy
The Wisconsin GOP’s lame-duck power grab — what the political slugfest means for democracy. Shawn Johnson and David Leonhardt join Jane Clayson.
- 'Maria By Callas': The Legendary Opera Singer's Life In Her Own Words
We talk with the director of a new documentary about the life of Maria Callas, to this day one of the most electrifying signers in opera. Tom Volf and music historian Gregor Benko join Jane Clayson.
- Week Ahead: John Kelly's Departure, Mueller Probe, Kushner And Saudi Arabia
We'll kick off the week with a look at what's to come in Washington and around the globe. Top reporters Ben White, Jennifer Williams and James Hohmann join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- Uber, Lyft ... And Now Waymo: The Self-Driving Car Service Hits The Road
There’s now an app to hail a self-driving taxi. We’ll look behind the wheel at the technology and safety concerns. Andrew Hawkins, Rob Antoniak, Missy Cummings and Dave Ferguson join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- Week In The News: Bush's Funeral, U.S.-China Dealings, N.C. Election Fraud And More
Farewell to Bush 41. U.S.-China trade uncertainty. Power plays in Wisconsin. Potential election fraud in North Carolina — by Republicans. Lisa Falkenberg, Franco Ordoñez and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.