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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.

    Radio Diary: A Doctor's Mission To End COVID-19 Racial Health Inequities

    Radio Diary: A Doctor's Mission To End COVID-19 Racial Health Inequities

    At the start of the pandemic, Dr. Ala Stanford started hearing from her Black friends that they were not able to get coronavirus tests. She decided to change that by founding the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.

    Listen to hear more about how Dr. Stanford is tackling racial health inequity amid the pandemic.

    • 5 min
    Race, Health And The Pandemic With Dr. David Satcher

    Race, Health And The Pandemic With Dr. David Satcher

    Dr. David Satcher grew up in the segregated south. He went on to serve as the 16th U.S. surgeon general and director of the CDC. We talk to him about race, health and the pandemic. Dr. David Satcher joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

    • 46 min
    Radio Diary: On The Frontlines

    Radio Diary: On The Frontlines

    The U.S. health care system relies on tens of thousands of workers -- nurses, doctors, lab technicians, porters, food service workers, sanitation workers and many more.

    But in the midst of the pandemic, what is it about health care that’s keeping them there? We talk with two health care workers about the support they need and their experiences on the frontlines of the pandemic.

    • 8 min
    Nurses Share Stories From The Coronavirus Surge

    Nurses Share Stories From The Coronavirus Surge

    Nine months. 13 million cases. More than 260,000 deaths. How are health care workers doing? We talk with nurses about what they've seen, and how they've endured. Juan Anchondo, Mary Jo Kelly and Ellen Arigorat join Meghna Chakrabarti.

    • 47 min
    The Education Crisis Facing Homeless Students

    The Education Crisis Facing Homeless Students

    The dawn of 2020 saw a record number of American children experiencing homelessness. For many of those million-plus children, school was the most reliable place in their life. So what happens when education goes remote? Barbara Duffield, Kerri Tobin and Melissa Douglas join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

    • 47 min
    'Spymasters' Author Chris Whipple On Presidential Transition, Future Of The CIA

    'Spymasters' Author Chris Whipple On Presidential Transition, Future Of The CIA

    Journalist Chris Whipple speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti about the challenging road ahead for President-elect Joe Biden, restoring the CIA and his new book "The Spymasters."

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

Jcuddehe ,

Meghna is a master interviewer

We listen to this show every day. It’s topical and so well crafted. The producers are so adept at pulling it all together. But the real treat is MEGNA. She is funny and honest and so, so smart. And she knows just the right questions to ask to clarify those spaces where the listener hears what is said but may not totally understand it. This is mastery, and makes the shows so satisfying to listen to. And all of that on live radio. She thinks on her feet faster than the speed of light!

swift5544 ,

Went completely downhill after Tom Ashbrook left, hyper liberal

Was a pretty unbiased show since Tom would call out anyone with the perfect follow ups. Now it’s just people in agreement on the borderline radical left with no rebuttals.

instacrat101 ,

Unlistenable

Magma is awful. This podcast has become painful to listen to

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