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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

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Go behind the headlines: From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik speak with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR for NPR.

    The Origins Of The Extremist 'Boogaloo' Movement

    The Origins Of The Extremist 'Boogaloo' Movement

    Libertarian extremists known as the boogaloo bois are now linked with at least two murders. We look at the origins of the movement. Cassie Miller, Kathleen Belew and Justin Hansford join Anthony Brooks.

    • 47 min
    Week In The News: COVID-19 Surge, Student Visa Rule, SCOTUS Decision

    Week In The News: COVID-19 Surge, Student Visa Rule, SCOTUS Decision

    The weekly news roundup is here. We discuss the COVID-19 surge, the presidential push to reopen schools, the limit to student visas and more. Betsy Woodruff Swan, Jack Beatty, Verónica Zaragovia and Kat Stafford join Anthony Brooks.

    • 47 min
    Coronavirus Economy: Are Big Banks On The Verge Of Financial Crisis?

    Coronavirus Economy: Are Big Banks On The Verge Of Financial Crisis?

    Could the U.S. be on the verge of a financial crash? That's what Frank Partnoy considers in a recent article in The Atlantic. He joins us to talk about the possibility of a financial crash and the risks big banks are taking. Frank Partnoy and Rep. Katie Porter join Anthony Brooks.

    • 46 min
    The Evolution And Future Of The American Presidency

    The Evolution And Future Of The American Presidency

    How the U.S. presidency became impossible. We talk to John Dickerson of CBS News about why he thinks the job is simply too much for anyone. John Dickerson and Kimberly Atkins join Anthony Brooks.

    • 47 min
    '14 Miles': A Look At The U.S.-Mexico Border, And The Lives Defined By It

    '14 Miles': A Look At The U.S.-Mexico Border, And The Lives Defined By It

    We look at a 14-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. What does a border mean in an interconnected world? DW Gibson, Nicole Ramos, Serge Dedina and Stan Rodriguez join Anthony Brooks.

    • 47 min
    Coronavirus Surge: How States Are Responding To A Spike In Cases

    Coronavirus Surge: How States Are Responding To A Spike In Cases

    Months into the pandemic, coronavirus cases continue to spike across America. We check in around the country to see how different states are responding to this COVID-19 surge. Luis Carrasco, Dr. Celine Gounder, Dr. Saskia Popescu and Monica Alba join Anthony Brooks.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

TI8074 ,

My favorite podcast, never miss

I love the variety of topics that typically follow the news cycle but without harping on the news itself. The commentaries provide additional insights and information that colorized the news stories to create a well rounded discussion. Meghna is my favorite host. She does great at facilitating the conversation, jumping in just enough to steer or add, but not dominating or taking over. Anthony Brooks bothers me though. He interrupts his guests so often just by starting to talk over them with his own thought. It comes across as the Anthony show! I get so annoyed at him that I can’t even finish the episode. Luckily he’s rarely on it. Jane Clayson is a great host too. She is probably the best at leading panels because she very rarely inserts her own ideas. Her hosting of Friday news roundups is wonderful.

Long time in China ,

High quality podcast

Meghna does a fantastic job with the show. Her level of research is in depth and comprehensive. She must work incredibly hard to prepare for every single show. Thank you On Point producers and team!

akjamz ,

It’s on point!

One of my favorite podcasts to keep up with current news. The second hour of the show also dives into important topics that aren’t covered as much by mainstream media.

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