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Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR.

Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR.

Location:

Boston, MA

Networks:

WBUR

Description:

Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR.

Language:

English

Contact:

On Point Radio 890 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02215 1 800 423 8255


Episodes

Pod Extra: A Conversation With Amazon VP Ardine Williams

7/30/2021
Ardine Williams is Amazon’s vice president of workforce development. In this podcast exclusive, she speaks with Meghna Chakrabarti about the company's labor force and culture.

Duration:00:25:17

The Prime Effect: The Faces Of Amazon's Workforce

7/30/2021
Maren Costa worked at Amazon for 15 years. That abruptly ended last spring when she spoke out about the company's climate impact. We take a look at how Amazon treats its workforce. Karen Weise and David Glick join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:50:59

Pod Extra: Gilman Louie On The Global AI Warfare And Its Ethical Challenges

7/29/2021
On today's show, we spoke about that future, its challenges and implications. During the hour, we shared a part of the conversation we had with Gilman Louie, a member of the National Security Commission on AI. In this special podcast exclusive, we bring you that conversation in its entirety.

Duration:00:43:22

Understanding The AI Warfare And Its Implications

7/29/2021
The world’s superpowers are building new super-fast, super-lethal armies powered by artificial intelligence. AI warfare and its implications. Gen. John M. Murray, Patrick Turner and Heather Roff join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:01

Stories From Canada's Indigenous Residential School Survivors

7/28/2021
John Jones was just 7 years old when he was forced to attend the Alberni Residential School in Canada. Stories from survivors of Canada’s residential schools. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux and Regis Pecos join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:43

Revisiting Portland, One Year After Protests Erupted

7/27/2021
Last summer, Portland erupted in protest. How has the city changed a year later? Sergio Olmos and Elliott Young join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:28

Breakthrough COVID Cases And What They Mean For The Ongoing Pandemic

7/26/2021
Sean Fruit and his wife got their vaccinations, stopped wearing masks and drove to Vegas. They caught COVID. Breakthrough cases and what they mean for the ongoing pandemic. Travis Dagenais, Dr. Julie Morita, Jennifer Nuzzo and Jim Mangia join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:31

What Climate Change Means For America's National Parks

7/23/2021
Conserving America's most precious public lands. It's the founding duty of the National Park Service. But what does conservation mean with accelerating climate change? In this rebroadcast, Patty Glick, John Clayton and Abe Miller-Rushing join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:22

Is Politics Filling The God Gap?

7/22/2021
A recent Gallup poll found that fewer than half of Americans belong to a house of worship. But while Americans might be losing their religion, they are not losing their religious fervor. What’s filling the God gap? In this rebroadcast, Shadi Hamid, Casper ter Kuile and Joseph Bottum join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:46:40

Rethinking Gender With Mathematician Eugenia Cheng

7/21/2021
A mathematician turns gender into a math problem. In this rebroadcast, we hear how math can help us rethink ingrained conceptions of gender. Eugenia Cheng joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:46:47

America's West Faces A Megadrought. What's The Solution?

7/20/2021
The western U.S. is no stranger to drought. But this isn't any dry spell. More than 70% of the West is exceptionally parched. Could it be a permanent change? In this rebroadcast, Brad Udall and Colby Pellegrino join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:18

In Author Ian Manuel's 'My Time Will Come,' A Look At Life In Solitary Confinement

7/19/2021
Ian Manuel was placed in solitary confinement for a crime he committed just after the seventh grade. For 18 years, he lived in a 7-by-10-foot room. For 18 years, he did not have a window. Now, he’s telling his story about his life and experience in solitary confinement. Ian Manuel and Tammie Gregg join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:27

First Person: Naturalist Julie Zickefoose On The Joy Of Birds

7/16/2021
The joy of birds. It's a joy that comes if we take the time to listen. In the latest First Person diary, artist, writer and naturalist Julie Zickefoose shares some words of advice on the wonders of birding.

Duration:00:05:24

Why Are Songbirds Across The U.S. Mysteriously Dying?

7/16/2021
A disease killing songbirds across the U.S. has left experts puzzled. Kimberly Atkins Stohr explores why so many North American songbirds are mysteriously dying. Jennifer Toussaint, Margaret Brittingham and Peter Marra join.

Duration:00:47:26

Scenes From The Cuba Protests

7/15/2021
Protesters chanting ‘liberty!’ have taken to the streets across Cuba. Amid food shortages and a raging pandemic, Cubans are saying, ‘We’ve had enough.’ Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Mónica Baró Sánchez and Richard Feinberg join Kimberly Atkins Stohr.

Duration:00:47:19

First Person: Rev. Joshua Lazard On How COVID Pushed Us 'To Our Better Angels'

7/14/2021
Reverend Joshua Lazard joined On Point last year to share how faith communities across America were worshiping together during the coronavirus outbreak. He spoke with Kimberly Atkins Stohr about what COVID has taught him about religion, America and community.

Duration:00:04:18

Navigating The Vaccine Divide

7/14/2021
As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads, vaccination rates have slowed. What’s behind the growing vaccination divide? Dr. William Schaffner and Jeff Huntsinger join Kimberly Atkins Stohr.

Duration:00:46:58

Reimagining The 40-Hour Work Week

7/13/2021
Imagine if your employer said your company was shortening the working week. A recent study out of Iceland found that working a 36-hour week improved employee happiness without compromising productivity. We rethink America's work week. Jack Kellam and Alex Pang join Kimberly Atkins Stohr.

Duration:00:47:46

The Case For Rethinking American Libel Law

7/12/2021
In 1964, Times v. Sullivan set the principle behind U.S. libel law. Now, two Supreme Court justices say in this social media era it’s time to revisit the ruling. Is it? RonNell Andersen Jones and David Logan join Kimberly Atkins Stohr.

Duration:00:48:11

Amazon: The Prime Effect, Part 5

7/9/2021
That Amazon package at your door begins with power guzzling server farms. Distribution centers. Thousands of trucks. Commercial planes. And billions of cardboard boxes. In the 5th episode of The Prime Effect, we explore Amazon’s environmental footprint. Anastasia O’Rourke and Tom Rivett-Carnac join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:31