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.

Some lawmakers seek to prevent many people from voting ahead of this fall's midterms. Those efforts don't show up in polls, but could affect the results. David Folkenflik speaks with Wendy Weiser, Dale Ho and Rep. Ruben Gallego.


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Justice Kavanaugh takes his seat on the Supreme Court. Nikki Haley heads for the exits. Hurricane Michael threatens lives. Alexis Simendinger, Toluse Olorunnipa and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
Conservative luminary Max Boot explains to Meghna Chakrabarti why he left the Republican Party and is urging people to vote against the modern GOP.
James Allison won the Nobel Prize for his landmark work on the immune system and cancer treatment. Meghna Chakrabarti talks with him and Dr. Monica Bertagnolli on where we are in the search for a cure.
When Nicole Chung looked in the mirror she saw a girl who didn't look anything like her adoptive white parents. She tells Meghna Chakrabarti about her complicated story of transracial adoption and her new memoir.
Ambassador Nikki Haley will step down at the end of the year. Meghna Chakrabarti looks at her record at the United Nations, what's next for her and who's next to represent America at the U.N with Colum Lynch, Eliana Johnson and Adm. James Stavridis.
No ropes. No carabiners. No cams. Nothing but his hands and feet. We'll talk with rock climbing superstar Alex Honnold about his record breaking 3,000-foot, free-solo climb of Yosemite's El Capitan.
The report says the targets set by the Paris climate accord aren't enough to stop massive ecosystem change in the next 50 years. We'll look at what can be done.
Reporting from WHYY in Philadelphia, Meghna Chakrabarti and her guests Lindsay Lazarski and Terry Madonna will discuss redistricting in Pennsylvania ahead of the midterms.
Dick Polman, Paula Reid and Sahil Kapur help Meghna Chakrabarti look ahead to this week's news.
The irrepressible Ellie Kemper discusses her journey from a seemingly ordinary Midwestern childhood to starring in the unusual dark comedy, the "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," with David Folkenflik.
The FBI's Kavanaugh file. Trump's taxes. A new trade deal. And an Amazon wage hike. Catherine Rampell, Jackie Kucinich and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.
College drinking culture today. Students Madeleine D'Angelo, Brianna Pickhardt and Jack McCarthy, along with professor Wesley Perkins, talk about their habits and attitudes around alcohol with Meghna Chakrabarti.
A forensic legal examination of Brett Kavanaugh's testimony. Nathan Robinson, editor of Current Affairs, has a detailed analysis challenging what Kavanaugh said. Meghna Chakrabarti hears him and gets pushback from Anneke E. Green.
The obesity epidemic is getting worse. But what if presumptions about the causes and consequences of obesity are wrong? Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Michael Hobbes, Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford and Dr. Aurora Pryor.
The Texas Senate race. Democrat Beto O'Rourke may be within striking distance of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Ashley Lopez, Abby Livingston and Brandon Rottinghaus about what the race means for the state and the country.
Globe-trotting adventurer Bear Grylls wants to get you off the couch and awaken your inner wild child. He shares his ultimate survival tips with Meghna Chakrabarti.
Could the Kavanaugh nomination controversy damage the Supreme Court itself? We'll look at the effect ever-deeper politicization is having on the high court.
Sheila Bair was the head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) during the 2008 financial crisis. She tells Meghna Chakrabarti that American democracy may not be able to withstand another bank bailout.
Top reporters help us look ahead to the week's news, including what could be a pivotal moment for the Senate and the Supreme Court.