On Point

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Weekdays 10 – 11 a.m. and 8-10 p.m. (repeats first hour)
  • Hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti, David Folkenflik

NPR’s On Point covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, with newsmakers, thinkers, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world. Produced at WBUR in Boston.

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With Eric Westervelt (@Ericnpr)

The inside story behind the long quest to build an artificial human heart.

With Eric Westervelt

Celebrating 20 years of the groundbreaking album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”

Guests

Joan Morgan, author of “She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” (@milfinainteasy)

Are Millennials Really So On The Move?

Aug 6, 2018

With Eric Westervelt

Millennials by the numbers. Do all those assumptions about their wanderlust and fear of commitment hold up? Are they really so different from everyone else?

Guests

Lyman Stone, advisor at Democratic Intelligence. Adjunct fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Columnist for Vox. (@lymanstoneky)

The Summer Of Documentaries

Aug 3, 2018

With Jane Clayson

Documentaries are making a splash this summer at the movie box office. From “RBG” to “Three Identical Strangers,” we’ve got your front-row seat.

Guests

Anne Thompson, editor at large at the online journal IndieWire.com. Founder of the column “Thompson on Hollywood.” (@akstanwyck)

Another Look At Fat's Bad Rap

Aug 2, 2018

With Anthony Brooks

The Big Mac is turning 50, and fat is still getting a bad rap. But the right mix of high-fat foods might be the ticket to a healthy diet. We’ll weigh the evidence and options.

Guests

Candice Choi, Associated Press reporter covering the food industry. (@candicechoi)

Why We Need Bees

Aug 1, 2018

With Anthony Brooks

What’s the buzz? We’ll look at the wonders of bees and worries they’re at risk of disappearing.

Guests

Thor Hanson, author of “Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees.” Conservation biologist and Guggenheim Fellow.

The Facts And Future Of Trump's Economy

Aug 1, 2018

With Anthony Brooks

The Trump administration weighs a big tax cut for the rich, with no vote in Congress. We’ll add it all up.

Guests

Naomi Jagoda, reporter who covers tax policy for The Hill. (@njagoda)

A Failure To Solve Black Homicides

Jul 31, 2018

With Anthony Brooks

The victims of the vast majority of unsolved murders are African-American. We’ll look at roadblocks and efforts to change that.

Guests

Kimbriell Kelly, investigative reporter for The Washington Post. (@kimbriellwapo)

With Anthony Brooks

A president like no other has changed the way the media covers the White House. Is it dangerous? Is it fair?

Guests

David Folkenflik, media correspondent for NPR, co-host of On Point. (@davidfolkenflik)

With Anthony Brooks

What’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos been up to lately? The correct answer is: plenty. We’ll look at the report card.

Guests

Michelle Hackman, reporter for the Wall Street Journal who covers the Department of Education and national education policy. (@MHackman)

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