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
- Election Security Across The States As Voters Prepare To Hit The Polls
With the midterms on deck is there a security plan in place to protect your vote against foreign interference? Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Tim Starks, Eric Rosenbach and Marian Schneider.
- In Conversation With RuPaul, America's Most Famous Drag Queen
RuPaul Charles, America's most famous drag queen, was abandoned by his father as a child. He says it was an experience he couldn't let go. RuPaul tell Meghna Chakrabarti it was drag that finally set him free.
- Week In The News: Latest On Saudi Saga, Midterm Battles And More
Secrets, lies, truths and U.S.-Saudi relations. Gloves come off in midterm battles. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA. Margaret Talev, Fernando Pizarro and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
- In 'The Hate U Give,' A Portrait Of Police Violence, Code-Switching And More
A black teenager sees a friend killed by a white police officer. That's the storyline of the new film "The Hate U Give." The director George Tillman Jr. and young activists Kaia Hines, Alycia Moaton and Demetrius Doward tell David Folkenflik stories.
- Transparency And Drug Prices: Will The New U.S. Mandate On TV Ads Drive Costs Down?
The Trump Administration wants pharma companies to list drug prices on ads for all prescriptions paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. Could it drive down costs? Sarah Karlin-Smith and Gail Wilensky join Meghna Chakrabarti.
- Author James Hansen On 'First Man' Neil Armstrong, As Apollo 11 Hits The Big Screen
The new movie “First Man” puts the Apollo 11 moon landing on the big screen. But what was Neil Armstrong, the man who took that giant leap, really like? Meghna Chakrabarti asks NASA historian and Armstrong biographer, James Hansen.
- 'Checked The "Black" Box': On Point Caller On Race-Conscious College Admissions
Our caller Samantha says that last year her white daughter was denied by Johns Hopkins University. She re-applied with a near identical application, most notably changing her race — and was accepted.
- 'We Don't Do That': Harvard President Larry Bacow On Discrimination, Admissions And More
A lawsuit alleging discrimination against Asian-American applicants to Harvard is playing out in court. We spoke to Harvard President Larry Bacow about admissions, race and more back in July.
- Harvard Admissions Trial Underway With Affirmative Action, Diversity Under Scrutiny
Affirmative Action is on trial. Harvard goes to court to defend itself against charges it discriminates against Asian-American applicants. Max Larkin, Peter Wood and Nicole Gon Ochi look at the debate with Meghna Chakrabarti.
- Sears, The Changing American Marketplace And Retail Disruption
Sears once changed the American marketplace. Now, it’s filed for bankruptcy. Sarah Halzack, Vicki Howard and Louis Hyman join Meghna Chakrabarti to look at the retail industry’s latest disruption.