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.
First Person: Adrienne Maree Brown Finds Joy In Finding Her People
adrienne maree brown is a scholar and author of "Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good."
In this diary, she reflects on a year-plus of COVID, and finding joy in the midst of overwhelming world events.
The Political Past And Present Of Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema
Arizona’s Democratic senator Kyrsten Sinema says her ‘brand’ is bipartisanship. Sinema isn't an everyday senator. We talk with Arizonans about Sinema's life story, what she stands for, and what she's really trying to accomplish. Ron Hansen, Adam Jentleson and Kent Burbank join Meghna Chakrabarti.
America's Electric Vehicle Future
President Biden took a spin in Ford's new all electric F-150. American automakers say it's not long before they'll completely stop making cars that run on gas. Is this the turning point towards an all-electric future? Darren Palmer and Jeremy J. Michalek join Meghna Chakrabarti.
In 'How Rights Went Wrong,' Reimagining America's Legal Approach To Rights
In the U.S., individual rights are sacrosanct. Legal scholar Jamal Greene calls that "rightsism," and says it's pushing the country in the wrong direction. We hear why he says it’s time to reduce the focus on individual rights. Jamal Greene and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Former IRS Chiefs On How To Fix The Tax Gap
President Biden wants to increase the capital gains tax. Former IRS commissioners Charles Rossotti and Fred Goldberg say the administration should go after tax cheats instead. They've got a plan to fix the tax gap, and we'll hear it. Charles Rossotti and Fred Goldberg join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Understanding Putin's Playbook In A Biden Presidency
U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will soon meet face-to-face for the first time in 10 years. Much has changed in the world -- and in Putin himself. Understanding Vladimir Putin's playbook in a Biden presidency. Ambassador Michael McFaul, Nina Khrushcheva, Andrew Weiss and Ambassador John Bolton join Meghna Chakrabarti.
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