On Point

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Sinopsis

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.

Episodios

  • How Non-Fungible Tokens Are Digitally Disrupting The Future Of Art 

    How Non-Fungible Tokens Are Digitally Disrupting The Future Of Art 

    16/03/2021 Duración: 47min

    NFTs, or non-fungible tokens are shaking up the art world. So much so that one piece of crypto art recently auctioned for more than $69 million. We explore what non-fungible tokens are, and why they’re disrupting the future of digital art. Terry Nguyen, Matt Kane and Blake Gopnik join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Homeownership As A Luxury Good? The Pandemics Impact On The Housing Market

    Homeownership As A Luxury Good? The Pandemic's Impact On The Housing Market

    15/03/2021 Duración: 47min

    Is homeownership now a luxury? We talk to Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman, and our favorite money ladies, Rana Foroohar and Michelle Singletary, about how the pandemic economy is impacting the American housing market. Glenn Kelman, Rana Foroohar and Michelle Singletary join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • A Look At Lesser-Known Parts Of The COVID Relief Bill, From Farming To Health Care

    A Look At Lesser-Known Parts Of The COVID Relief Bill, From Farming To Health Care

    12/03/2021 Duración: 47min

    The Biden administration's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. We talk about the lesser-known aspects of the plan, from farming to health care. Lisa DesJardins, Lloyd Wright and Jonathan Cohn join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Pod Extra: Sherry Turkle On What A Year Of COVID Teaches Us About Empathy

    Pod Extra: Sherry Turkle On What A Year Of COVID Teaches Us About Empathy

    11/03/2021 Duración: 24min

    March 11th marks the one year anniversary of the WHO declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic. And in our regular hour, we talked with MIT professor Sherry Turkle about how society has changed over a year of COVID. In this special podcast exclusive, we continue the conversation about what we've learned about humanity and empathy over the course of the pandemic.

  • What Weve Learned From A Pandemic Year

    What We've Learned From A Pandemic Year

    11/03/2021 Duración: 47min

    March 11, 2020 marks the day the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. A year later, what has humanity learned about itself? We discuss humanity, empathy and the pandemic year. Sherry Turkle and Michael Yassa join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Radio Diary: A Walk Through The History Of The Filibuster

    Radio Diary: A Walk Through The History Of The Filibuster

    10/03/2021 Duración: 06min

    On today's program, we discussed the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. There's a sense that the filibuster has been part of the procedures of the Senate since time immemorial. So we wanted to ask a historian whether or not that's true. In this radio diary, Dan Holt, associate historian in the Senate Historical Office, walks us through U.S. Senate and filibuster history.

  • Inside The Fight To Reform The Senate Filibuster

    Inside The Fight To Reform The Senate Filibuster

    10/03/2021 Duración: 47min

    The fight over the filibuster. Does the filibuster bring better solutions to the country’s biggest problems, or no solutions at all? Adam Jentleson, Rich Arenberg and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Vaccine Passports: Public Health Tool, Or Invasion Of Civil Liberties?

    Vaccine Passports: Public Health Tool, Or Invasion Of Civil Liberties?

    09/03/2021 Duración: 46min

    Vaccine passports. They give those vaccinated against COVID-19 access to places the unvaccinated can't get into -- gyms, bars, schools. It's a tool for public health in a pandemic, and a tool to curb civil liberties. Can the two be balanced? Nita Farahany and Ruth Faden join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Exploring The Difference Between Equity And Equality In America

    Exploring The Difference Between Equity And Equality In America

    08/03/2021 Duración: 47min

    The Biden administration says racial justice is a top priority. But what does equity mean when it comes to government policy? We explore the overlap -- and tensions -- between equity and equality in America. Robert Patterson and Mike Gonzalez join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • What The Future Holds For The U.S. Relationship With Saudi Arabia

    What The Future Holds For The U.S. Relationship With Saudi Arabia

    05/03/2021 Duración: 47min

    President Joe Biden once said Saudi Arabia would pay for the brutal killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But now as president, Biden is taking a softer approach. Is it time to reassess the U.S.-Saudi relationship? If so, is the Biden administration willing to do it?  Robin Wright, Bernard Haykel and Dr. Khalid Aljabri join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Amazons Union Tipping Point

    Amazon's Union Tipping Point

    04/03/2021 Duración: 46min

    For years, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has said the company didn’t need unions. But between pandemic safety concerns and a president said to be the most pro-union since FDR, could an Amazon warehouse in Alabama be the tipping point for unions in America? Steven Greenhouse, Karen Weise and Michael Foster join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

  • How Illinois Eliminated Cash Bail

    How Illinois Eliminated Cash Bail

    03/03/2021 Duración: 47min

    What happens when people can't post cash bail? They're stuck in jail. For months. In some cases, years, before they ever get to trial. Recently, Illinois became the first state to eliminate cash bail. What kind of system should states have instead? Christine Scott-Hayward and Sharone Mitchell join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Radio Diary: How Can All This Stress Be On One Person?

    Radio Diary: 'How Can All This Stress Be On One Person?'

    02/03/2021 Duración: 03min

    17-year-old Allure and her mother live in Newark, New Jersey. They're just one of the millions of American families whose lives could be transformed if a child poverty proposal passes in Washington. "How can all this stress be on one person?" Allure says. "She makes it happen though. I don't know how, but she makes it happen."

  • Congress Could Lift Millions Of Children Out Of Poverty. Will Politics Get In The Way? 

    Congress Could Lift Millions Of Children Out Of Poverty. Will Politics Get In The Way? 

    02/03/2021 Duración: 47min

    There's a potentially historic push to reduce child poverty in this country, with bipartisan agreement that something could be done. But will politics get in the way of a real solution? Jamila Michener and Angela Rachidi join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Rethinking How We Approach Long-Term Care In The U.S.

    Rethinking How We Approach Long-Term Care In The U.S.

    01/03/2021 Duración: 47min

    Nursing homes in crisis. Is it time to rethink how they work? We talk about alternative models for nursing homes and how to build a better long-term care system in the U.S. Katie Smith Sloan, Jack Beatty and Howard Gleckman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • The Threat At Home: How The U.S. Will Confront Domestic Terrorism

    The Threat At Home: How The U.S. Will Confront Domestic Terrorism

    26/02/2021 Duración: 47min

    October 2020. Investigators say more than a dozen men spent months training to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. It was, legal experts agree, an act of domestic terrorism. So was the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 this year.  After decades fighting an international war on terrorism, the U.S. turns its attention home. What will a battle against domestic terrorism look like? Rep. Abigail Spanberger and Elizabeth Neumann join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

  • Using Systems Thinking To Make Sense Of The World, From Pandemics To Politics

    Using 'Systems Thinking' To Make Sense Of The World, From Pandemics To Politics

    25/02/2021 Duración: 47min

    To solve a puzzle, you never just look at one piece of it. So why do we try to tackle the most complex problems of modern life in such a piecemeal fashion? From pandemics to politics, we discuss whether shifting to so-called "systems thinking" unlock hidden solutions to the world's biggest problems. Zeynep Tufekci joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Why Facebook Turned Off The News In Australia

    Why Facebook Turned Off The News In Australia

    24/02/2021 Duración: 47min

    Facebook hits delete on the news in Australia in response to regulation. Should the platform hold this level of power? And what could the standoff mean for journalism on social media worldwide? Elizabeth Renieris, Jeff Jarvis and Elizabeth Dwoskin join Meghna Chakrabarti. 

  • From Variants To Vaccines: The Future Of COVID-19

    From Variants To Vaccines: The Future Of COVID-19

    23/02/2021 Duración: 47min

    Vaccine distribution, across the U.S. and the globe, is ramping up. But new variant cases are rising in the United States, waits for the vaccine are long, and most of us just want to know -- how will this pandemic end? Tara C. Smith, Angela Rasmussen and Ananya Banerjee join Kimberly Atkins. 

  • Whats Behind The Push To Revive Congressional Earmarks

    What's Behind The Push To Revive Congressional Earmarks

    22/02/2021 Duración: 46min

    Democrats in Congress are pushing to revive earmarking, a process that will allow legislators to direct federal spending to their districts. They see it as a way to push policies forward. But earmarks also come with baggage. We discuss the history and ethics of earmarking, and whether it can help break the gridlock in Congress. Jeffrey Lazarus and William Galston join Kimberly Atkins.

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