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

  • Radio Diary: The Consequences Of Americas Stupid Coup

    Radio Diary: The Consequences Of America's 'Stupid Coup'

    05/02/2021 Duración: 12min

    How does the world see America’s insurrection, the election and lies that preceded it, and the politics that followed it? What do they see, that Americans can’t see ourselves? Indi Samarajiva lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He's worried that Americans aren't worried enough about what's happening to U.S. democracy.

  • Following The Money Behind The Capitol Insurrection

    Following The Money Behind The Capitol Insurrection

    05/02/2021 Duración: 46min

    The rally before the attack on the Capitol. Who funded it? How much did they spend? Who are they funding now? We talk dark money and the insurrection. Meredith McGehee and Mike Spies join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • The Perilous Power Of Social Media Platforms

    The Perilous Power Of Social Media Platforms

    04/02/2021 Duración: 46min

    Social media platforms have immense power, from shutting down voices to amplifying what we see. But is that singular power perilous to democracy? Shoshana Zuboff, Guillaume Chaslot and Ramesh Srinivasan join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Radio Diary: Inside The Composition Of A Space Force Anthem

    Radio Diary: Inside The Composition Of A Space Force Anthem

    03/02/2021 Duración: 07min

    What would an anthem for the U.S. Space Force sound like? Well, cue the Voices of Freedom, a Miami, Florida music group. Brothers Miguel and Federico Arango formed Voices of Freedom to sing and play patriotic music for U.S. military veterans. So when the U.S. Space Force was created, Miguel and Federico knew immediately what their next composition had to be.

  • Space Force Is Here To Stay. But What Is Its Mission?

    Space Force Is Here To Stay. But What Is Its Mission?

    03/02/2021 Duración: 47min

    The U.S. Space Force, a new military branch, celebrated its first birthday last month. But what exactly is its mission? We find out. Todd Harrison and Joan Johnson-Freese join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • What The GameStop Saga Reveals About Wall Street

    What The GameStop Saga Reveals About Wall Street

    02/02/2021 Duración: 47min

    Redditors banded together to rock the stock market. What does GameStop actually tell us about wealth, power and how Wall Street works? Alexis Goldstein and Jacob Frenkel join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • How Democrat Joe Manchin Might Sway The Power Of A Split Senate

    How Democrat Joe Manchin Might Sway The Power Of A Split Senate

    01/02/2021 Duración: 47min

    The Senate is split 50-50. The power center of gravity? Democrat Joe Manchin. How will he wield his influence? Professor Robert Rupp, Belinda Biafore, Jack Beatty and Sahil Kapur join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • What The U.S. Can Do To Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

    What The U.S. Can Do To Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

    29/01/2021 Duración: 47min

    President Joe Biden's new bar for the COVID vaccine rollout: 200 million doses by summer. But what about people who hope to get the vaccine now? What can the government really do to speed up distribution? Dr. Julie Morita and Dr. Ashish Jha join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • How Screen Time Shapes Kids

    How Screen Time Shapes Kids

    28/01/2021 Duración: 47min

    Online school. Virtual playdates. Video games. What does it mean for children that more and more of their world is now mediated through a screen? After the pandemic, how will they transition back? Anya Kamenetz and Natasha Burgert join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Avril Haines And The Future Of Americas Drone Wars

    Avril Haines And The Future Of America's Drone Wars

    27/01/2021 Duración: 47min

    Avril Haines, the director of National Intelligence, says the DNI must work in a way that is "ethical, is wise, is lawful and effective." What does her work supporting the Obama administration's drone program say about what she thinks is ethical and effective? Rita Siemion and Chris Whipple join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Murder At Fort Bragg: Investigating White Supremacy Within Military Ranks

    Murder At Fort Bragg: Investigating White Supremacy Within Military Ranks

    26/01/2021 Duración: 05min

    In 1995, three white soldiers shot and killed a Black couple in Fayetteville, North Carolina. George Reed was an Army CID supervisor assigned to the case. Over 25 years later, the details are still fresh in his mind.

  • Extremism In The Military And How To Root It Out

    Extremism In The Military And How To Root It Out

    26/01/2021 Duración: 47min

    Nearly 20% of people charged in connection with the Capitol attack have some sort of military background. How far-reaching is extremism in the United States military? Col. Jeff McCausland and Heidi Beirich join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Whats In Bidens COVID Economic Relief Plan?

    What's In Biden's COVID Economic Relief Plan?

    25/01/2021 Duración: 46min

    President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID economic relief plan is on the table. We talk about President Biden's first big legislative push. Erica Werner, Lily Roberts, Kevin Mumford and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Historians Reflect On The White House Presidential Transition

    Historians Reflect On The White House Presidential Transition

    22/01/2021 Duración: 47min

    The transition in the White House has taken place. Is the nation capable of change? How do historians look upon this moment? We hear their long view of this extraordinary month. Lisa Tetrault, Peniel Joseph and John McWhorter join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • What To Know About The First Executive Orders Of The Biden Administration

    What To Know About The First Executive Orders Of The Biden Administration

    21/01/2021 Duración: 47min

    President Joe Biden signs 17 executive orders in his first hours in office. We dig into what they say, where Biden might succeed and what policies will meet resistance. Barbara Perry, Kimberly Atkins and Matt Viser join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • How Joe Bidens Catholic Faith Informs His Politics

    How Joe Biden's Catholic Faith Informs His Politics

    20/01/2021 Duración: 47min

    President Joe Biden carries a rosary in his pocket and attends Mass regularly. How does his faith inform his politics? And where does Biden's Catholicism land in the spectrum of American Catholic belief? Massimo Faggioli and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • How This Photojournalist Captured Barack Obamas Favorite Election 2008 Photo

    How This Photojournalist Captured Barack Obama's Favorite Election 2008 Photo

    19/01/2021 Duración: 07min

    On election night 2008, photojournalist Matt Mendelsohn went to the Lincoln Memorial and took a picture of the people gathered there -- the quiet moment the photograph captures is almost impossible to imagine now, given the nation’s current politics. Mendelsohn’s photograph eventually came into the hands of Congressman John Lewis, who gave a copy of it to President Obama as an inauguration present. The picture hung outside Obama’s White House office for the next eight years. In this radio diary, Mendelsohn tells us how this photo came to be.

  • Inside The Last-Minute Policy Shifts Of The Trump Administration

    Inside The Last-Minute Policy Shifts Of The Trump Administration

    19/01/2021 Duración: 47min

    In its final days of power, the Trump administration is making last minute policy changes on the environment, foreign policy and national security. How will these moves influence the first weeks of the Biden administration? Karen DeYoung and Leon Panetta join Meghna Chakrabarti.

  • Radio Diary: How One Cafe Maintains Community Amid LAs COVID Surge

    Radio Diary: How One Cafe Maintains Community Amid LA's COVID Surge

    18/01/2021 Duración: 05min

    Los Angeles is experiencing a devastating coronavirus surge. On Saturday, LA County became the first county to reach 1 million cases since the start of the pandemic.  The pandemic is having an economic impact, too. On Monday's show, we turn back to Sean Knibb, owner of Knibb Design interiors and Flowerboy Project, a cafe and flower shop in Venice, California. Knibb says the cafe has become a comforting community hub, even as the coronavirus spreads, touching his employees lives, his family’s life and the neighborhood itself.

  • In LA, 10 People Test Positive For COVID-19 Every Minute. Whats Behind The Surge?

    In LA, 10 People Test Positive For COVID-19 Every Minute. What's Behind The Surge?

    18/01/2021 Duración: 47min

    Los Angeles county is one of the hottest COVID hotspots in the U.S. right now. Every minute, on average, 10 more people test positive. Can Los Angeles get control of the surge? Dr. Elaine Batchlor and Anne Rimoin join Meghna Chakrabarti.

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