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 Meghna Chakrabarti

What does it take to predict tomorrow’s weather today? We take a look at the fascinating story behind the history and science of the weather forecast.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

High deductibles and medical bills are feeding resentment and political alienation of the middle class, reports the Los Angeles Times. We unpack.


Noam Levey, writes about national health care policy out of Washington, D.C., for the Los Angeles Times. (@NoamLevey)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Meat-free burgers are sweeping the nation. Are they healthier or better for the planet? We ask.

Editor’s Note: This segment discusses sexual assault and rape, and contains audio that some listeners may find disturbing or offensive.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

A major investigation by The Atlantic finds that the police are still skeptical of women who report a rape. The reporter says a “subterranean river of chauvinism” is to blame.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Thrillers to memoirs. Great escapes to illumination. We’ve got your hot summer reading list all cued up. The best beach reads of 2019.