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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Sen. James Lankford: Rudy Giuliani's Work 'Not A Shadow Foreign Policy'

Sep 30, 2019
House Republican Conference

As the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump moves forward, this weekend, it was full-court press by Democrats and Republicans to shape the public’s perception of this critical moment.

When Trump told the Ukrainian president, "I would like you to do us a favor though," did that constitute a presidential abuse of power?

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said no.

You can find a buildout from this hour, featuring a partial transcription, here.


With Meghna Chakrabarti

The whistleblower, the president and the Democrats’ next moves on impeachment. We have all the latest twists and turns.

With Anthony Brooks

High-deductible health plans were supposed to encourage patients to shop around for the best deals. Instead, many face financial ruin. What went wrong?

Guests

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

With Sacha Pfeiffer

Dollar stores are popping up across the country and raking in the profits. Critics say it all comes with a cost to the nation’s poor. We’re on it.

Guests

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business retail reporter. (@nmeyersohn)

Shawn Miller / Library Of Congress


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?

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