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Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

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Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

    In 'How Ike Led,' Reflections On Eisenhower's Political Legacy

    In 'How Ike Led,' Reflections On Eisenhower's Political Legacy

    What we can learn from Dwight Eisenhower's life and leadership. Susan Eisenhower and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

    • 46 min
    Presidential Transition: What We Know About Biden's Cabinet Picks

    Presidential Transition: What We Know About Biden's Cabinet Picks

    We take a look at who Biden has picked to lead, and what the choices say about the administration that's taking shape. Tyler Pager, Aisha C. Mills and Martha Kumar join Meghna Chakrabarti.

    • 47 min
    The Problem With Polling — And How To Fix It

    The Problem With Polling — And How To Fix It

    Election 2020 again proved there's a problem with polling. But when it comes to understanding the electorate, are there any better options? We discuss the problems with polling, and how to fix it. Natalie Jackson joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

    • 47 min
    How Right-Wing Media Fuels The Political Divide 

    How Right-Wing Media Fuels The Political Divide 

    Matthew Sheffield started his career as a conservative blogger. He says many Americans don’t understand how powerful right-wing media really is -- or how damaging it is to American democracy. Now, he says he wants to free people from it. Matthew Sheffield, Nicole Hemmer and Eliana Johnson join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

    • 47 min
    Radio Diary: 'On Eagle's Wings'

    Radio Diary: 'On Eagle's Wings'

    Earlier this month, Joe Biden addressed the nation for the first time as president-elect. Biden will be the second Catholic president in the nation’s history, and he referenced his Catholic faith by invoking a particular hymn.

    The hymn draws from Psalm 91 in the Bible. But it was composed by Father Jan Michael Joncas, a priest, artist-in-residence and research fellow in Catholic studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. We speak with Father Joncas about the story behind 'On Eagle's Wings.'

    • 7 min
    What To Expect From The Final Days Of The Trump Presidency

    What To Expect From The Final Days Of The Trump Presidency

    President Trump has fired several top level members of his administration in the past couple of weeks. So what else can we expect from the president in his remaining days in office? Jack Beatty, Suzanne Spaulding and Kori Schake join Meghna Chakrabarti.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

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Excellent work!

Good interviews with interesteing people!

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Megna, David and Jane

I used to love this show under Tom. Megna is not a good host. She is too opinionated and it often seems she should be interviewing herself. She speaks too fast. She comes off as fake and haughty. And her voice is annoying. Too many South Asian guests. Is it possible that the only experts she can find are Indian? Give me a break. David is ok but out of his depth. Pound for pound Jane and the substitute Friday hosts are the best. I hope you give them a chance. I have just about given up on this flagship show. You need to fix it fast.

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