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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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    • 4.2 • 2.5K Ratings

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.

    Election 2020's Voter Suppression Reality 

    Election 2020's Voter Suppression Reality 

    Voting is one of the most essential rights of any democratic citizen. We take a look at the various forms of voter suppression we see across the country, and discuss how it's affecting American democracy ahead of the November presidential election. Theodore Johnson, Harmeet Dhillon and Joshua Douglas join Meghna Chakrabarti.

    • 47 min
    Radio Diary: A Georgia Voter Recounts Her Early Voting Experience

    Radio Diary: A Georgia Voter Recounts Her Early Voting Experience

    Everlean Rutherford arrived at her early polling location in Cobb County, Georgia at around 10 in the morning. She didn't leave until it was her turn to cast her vote — almost 10 hours later.

    • 4 min
    Week In The News: Barrett Confirmation Hearing, Early Voting

    Week In The News: Barrett Confirmation Hearing, Early Voting

    This week, a split screen on the future of American democracy. From early voting to Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings, we make sense of the week's news. Jack Beatty, Stephen Henderson and Meg Kinnard join Meghna Chakrabarti.

    • 47 min
    How Political Violence Threatens U.S. Elections

    How Political Violence Threatens U.S. Elections

    The Department of Homeland Security says white nationalism is a major domestic terrorism threat. Is that, coupled with distrust in the electoral system, a recipe for political violence in November? Mary B. McCord, Devin Burghart and Eric K. Ward join Meghna Chakrabarti.

    • 46 min
    Florida Voters On The 2020 Election

    Florida Voters On The 2020 Election

    We check in with voters from the sunshine state about the issues that matter to them as they weigh their options before the election. Laura Herbek, Mike Richards and Robin Reshard join Meghna Chakrabarti.

    • 47 min
    Radio Diary: JFK, Nixon And The 1960 Presidential Election

    Radio Diary: JFK, Nixon And The 1960 Presidential Election

    With the help of two historians, we take a look back at the 1960 presidential race between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

Coquidelmar ,

A must hear!

One of the best NPR’s and WBUR radio shows. The new format is creative, informative and a nice blend between interviews and the stories presented. Meghan’s voice brings the story elements to life! Congrats!

Skukesgohome ,

The hardest-working team in radio

Kudos to Meghna and the On Point team for their thoughtful, nuanced, intellectually-rigorous coverage of news and culture. I’m more than a bit confused by the sharply negative reviews here saying that On Point and NPR in general is partisan; if anything, I find that public radio has tried too hard to present both sides of the story since the 2016 election, sometimes to the point of having a conspiracy-theorist crackpot face off with a professor or scientist or other expert. That said, I find Meghna to be eminently balanced in her interviewing.

strummermax ,

Meghna Chakrabarti is a smug moron.

I subscribed to this podcast because of the quality and intelligence of many of the guests, but I had to drop it because the host, Meghna Chakrabarti, is a bigoted, narrow-minded moron with a smug and undeservedly self-important vocal delivery.

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