On Point

Weekdays from 9-11 a.m.
  • Hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti, David Folkenflik

On Point is broadcast for two hours daily across the country on NPR. The show’s lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and features writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.

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The new poet laureate of the United States is also the first Native American appointed to the post. We'll talk with Joy Harjo.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The Supreme Court will review a challenge to the citizenship question on the U.S. census. We look ahead to what’s at stake.

Guests

Hansi Lo Wang, national correspondent for NPR who covers the 2020 census. (@hansilowang)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

As the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing approaches, we’ll take a fresh look at one of humankind’s most audacious efforts, and whether a 21st century moonshot is worth aiming for.

Find our buildout from this hour, featuring a partial transcription, here.


With Meghna Chakrabarti

Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report says there was no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to affect the outcome of the 2016 election. We dig in.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Women of country music are raising their voices against the old boys’ network in Nashville they say discriminates against them.

Find our buildout from this hour, featuring a partial transcription, here.


With Meghna Chakrabarti

Six million Americans rely on insulin to survive. Many can no longer afford it. What happens when big pharma, big profits and strong patent laws lead to dying patients?

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Some cities and states have tried implementing universal pre-K. But the idea’s struggled to find a nationwide platform. Could that be changing?


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Listening Back: 50 Years Of The Beatles' 'White Album'

Nov 28, 2018

With Anthony Brooks

The Beatles’ “White Album” turns 50. We’ll return to Abbey Road.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Two decades since “MMMBop,” ’90s pop sensation Hanson is still going strong, with orchestral versions of their greatest hits. The Hanson brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac join us.

African-Americans and gun ownership. In his new memoir, RJ Young writes about what he calls a “literal arms race … ramped up by racialized fear.”

Guests

RJ Young, author of "Let It Bang: A Young Black Man’s Reluctant Odyssey Into Guns." (@RJ_Young)

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