On Point

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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 extraordinary story of one ordinary day in America. So much happens in just 24 hours. Gene Weingarten, Heather Armstrong and Ellen Krug join David Folkenflik.


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Donald Trump becomes only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. He rallies his loyalists in Michigan. The 2020 Democrats debate. The roundtable is here.
The storied band Los Lobos is out with a new album, "Llegó Navidad," or, "Christmas is Here." They join us to celebrate.
The House vote on impeachment. We pause and consider what it means for the country.
U.S. officials misled the public about Afghanistan for almost 20 years. We talk with one of those officials on what they said then, and what they think now.
Is a child who spends the day watching videos or playing in the backyard actually learning? Yes, say advocates of the "unschooling" movement.
Jay-Z at 50. We look at his evolution as a cultural icon.
President Trump’s executive order to combat anti-Semitism on college campuses triggers strong feelings among American Jews. We’re listening.
Acclaimed writer Carmen Maria Machado. Her memoir explores the gray areas of an abusive relationship, and the confusion of falling from soaring happiness to emotional pain.
Final steps in the impeachment process. Top reporters look ahead to what’s sure to be a historic week.
We talk about the Fox News harassment scandals, the movie "Bombshell" and the aftermath.
House Democrats lay out Articles of Impeachment. Trump strikes deal on trade with those same House Democrats. And Warren takes on Buttigieg. The roundtable is here.
A closer look at Attorney General William Barr. He opposes the inspector general, but is absolute in his support for the president.
Machine learning is everywhere, but is it actual intelligence? A computer scientist wrestles with the ethical questions demanded by the rise of AI.
Underground LGBTQ ballroom competitions started in the 1970s as a safe haven for black and brown young people. We look at how the culture has grown.
Uber’s own safety report reveals nearly 6,000 reports of sexual assault in two years. We look at the gig economy’s sexual assault problem and how to fix it.
The impossible cost of health care in Appalachia: $40,000 for a single ambulance ride. We take a look at the cost of health care consolidation in rural America.
House Democrats unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday morning. We break it all down with a top reporter and legal scholars.
Richard Jewell was front page news after suspicion he had planted a bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. A new book and movie unpack his ordeal and innocence.
The impeachment spotlight shifts to the Judiciary Committee. Trump at a strained NATO summit. Kamala Harris drops out of the presidential race. The roundtable weighs in on the week.