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.
The Racist Roots Of The Capitol Insurrection
America's racist roots were on display as pro-Trump extremists paraded the confederate flag in the Capitol on Jan. 6th. We discuss race, racism and the role it played in last week's attack on the Capitol. Keisha Blain, Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Jemar Tisby join Meghna Chakrabarti.
How To Quell A Domestic Insurgency
Pro-Trump extremists breached the Capitol, attacked police and called for the Vice President's execution. Now, national security experts see an even bigger danger. Are we facing domestic insurgency? And if we are, how can we heal as a nation? Ret. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Frank Figliuzzi and David Kilcullen join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Insurrection And Its Aftermath: What Should Accountability Look Like?
House Democrats introduce an article of impeachment. What should accountability look like in the aftermath of the attack on the Capitol? Rep. Jason Crow, Rep. Ruben Gallego, Olivia Troye and Kate Shaw join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Online Extremists And Law Enforcement: Lessons From The Capitol Hill Insurrection
Right-wing extremists plotted their Capitol insurrection openly on social media. So, what are they saying they'll do next? And this time, will law enforcement pay attention? David Ignatius, Alexandra Levine, and Daniel J. Jones join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Making Sense Of The Week: Pro-Trump Riot At Capitol, Democrats Win Senate
Republican Mitch McConnell sends a warning to party rebels. Rioters attack the Capitol. Democrats win the Senate. We make sense of a historic week. Jack Beatty, Rose Scott and Heather Cox Richardson join Meghna Chakrabarti.
As Calls For Trump's Removal Increase, What Happens Next?
Calls grow for the president's removal, from top Democrats and at least one Republican. In a special edition of On Point, we make sense of chaos and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. How can we restore the health of our democracy? Stephen Henderson, David Blight and Jason Stanley join Meghna Chakrabarti.
One of the Best
Great show, but I hope they stop putting these 10 minute soundbites in their feed. It’s an hour or nothing for me. If I want snippets I’ll go to Facebook.
It's one of the most entertaining and informative shows ever!!