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 gripping story of how the end of the Roman Empire was the beginning of the modern world. Walter Scheidel and James Fallows join Meghna Chakrabarti.


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After Round 4 of the Democratic presidential debates, we add up the political scorecard. Winners, losers, breakout moments and the issues that dominate.
Fifty years of "Sesame Street." From Kermit to Elmo, Oscar and Big Bird, we celebrate the show that’s taught children around the world to read, laugh and love to learn.
Kevin McAleenan’s resignation as acting head of the Department of Homeland Security adds to the leadership tumult at DHS.
A meditation on character and leadership from former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO James Stavridis. The new book is "Sailing True North."
Men and anxiety. New studies show that men don’t experience or express anxiety in the same way as women. That could be affecting men’s access to treatment.
Ambassador Susan Rice on lessons learned serving in the Obama administration.
Multiple whistleblowers come forward. The White House refuses to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry. Turkey invades Syria with Trump’s green light.
Zadie Smith is with us to talk about her first short story collection, "Grand Union."
2019 marks the year women cross over into the majority of the college-educated workforce. It’s already bringing changes to corporate life.
An NBA executive’s Hong Kong tweet tips off fierce backlash from China. Why does the NBA care? We follow the bouncing ball and dollars.
Is it legal to fire workers because they’re LGBTQ? The Supreme Court takes it up. So do we.
Vaping deaths and injuries are getting attention. Kicking the habit isn’t so easy. What works?
In a stunning policy reversal, the U.S. pulls out of northern Syria ahead of an expected Turkish invasion. We unpack what it means for the Kurds, regional stability and U.S. foreign policy.
On Point Live! travels to South Carolina to hear what’s on the minds of voters in the Palmetto State.
Tears, hugs and a new debate about race and forgiveness after an ex-Dallas cop is sentenced for the murder of her unarmed neighbor.
The role of the conservative media at the outset of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
President Trump’s inner circle under fire as the impeachment inquiry heats up. Sen. Bernie Sanders sidelined by a heart procedure. Facebook vs. Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
California becomes the first state to let college athletes make money. It’s a game-changer.
As the impeachment inquiry intensifies, President Trump hits back and the State Department watchdog briefs Congress.