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On Point

WBUR

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.

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.

Location:

Boston, MA

Networks:

WBUR

NPR

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

'More Myself': Alicia Keys On Her Journey As Musician And Healer

4/3/2020
Alicia Keys shares her path from girlhood in Hell's Kitchen to global pop superstar. Alicia Keys joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:05

Week In The News: Coronavirus Updates, Social Distancing Extended, Amazon Strikes

4/3/2020
The death toll from coronavirus continues to mount, as does the economic fallout. Our week in the news roundtable reflects on another unprecedented week. Jonathan Karl, Lisa Desjardins and Elisabeth Rosenthal join Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:47:59

Staying Active At Home: The Psychological Benefits Of Movement

4/2/2020
We look at how people are staying active at home and the psychological benefits of movement. Judy Van Raalte and Sadie Kurzban join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:02

How The Coronavirus Crisis Has Upended Political Campaigns

4/2/2020
It’s still an election year. So, we’ll take a look at how the coronavirus pandemic has upended political campaigns across the country, including the race for the White House. Anthony Brooks, Alexi McCammond and Nicholas Riccardi join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:59

Staying Connected, Virtually: What We Lose Online

4/1/2020
For years, Sherry Turkle has researched how technology is pushing people apart. But in the face of a global pandemic, is technological communication the thing that's bringing us together? Sherry Turkle joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:37

'Saving The Economy Versus Saving Lives?': An Ethicist And Economist Consider A Coronavirus Question

4/1/2020
We sit down with an economist and an ethicist to think through how an entire society best unwinds from a lockdown. Christine Mitchell and Andy Atkeson join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:37

Rebecca Solnit On What Disasters Reveal About Hope And Humanity

3/31/2020
Author and historian Rebecca Solnit on how disasters like a global pandemic can give rise to a powerful hope. Rebecca Solnit joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:42

What We Need From TV News During The Coronavirus Crisis

3/31/2020
With around-the-clock television coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, TV is still a powerful, influential source of information. But is this the kind of TV news that best serves the public? David Folkenflik joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:38

Coping With Loss And Grief During A Global Pandemic

3/30/2020
We’re all feeling a lot lately, including loss. We’ll discuss grief and grieving during a global pandemic. David Kessler and Sonya Lott join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:52

India, The World's Largest Democracy, Locks Down

3/30/2020
As India locks down 1.3 billion people, the world’s largest democracy is taking unprecedented measures in the country to fight the spread of coronavirus. But will it be enough? Ravi Agrawal, Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan and Barkha Dutt join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:36

What The Coronavirus Crisis Means For Those Already Struggling

3/27/2020
There was plenty of economic hardship before coronavirus hit. We'll discuss what the crisis means for people who were already struggling. Alissa Quart joins Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:47:26

Week In The News: The Political, Cultural And Economic Impact Of Coronavirus

3/27/2020
Cases of coronavirus are skyrocketing across the U.S. We’ll talk about the public health crisis, and the politics and economics of the pandemic, in our week in review roundtable. Paula Reid, Jonathan Cohn, Betsy Shepherd and Susan Glasser join Jane Clayson.

Duration:00:48:03

Coronavirus: How Religious Communities Are Worshiping Together While Apart

3/26/2020
We discuss how faith communities across America are worshiping together during the coronavirus outbreak. Elaine Howard Ecklund, Rabbi Rachel Greengrass, Reverend Joshua Lazard and Imam Omar Suleiman join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:03

What It's Like To Be A Nurse On The Front Lines Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

3/26/2020
Health care workers are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. We hear from nurses across the country about the challenges they’re facing. Paul Read, Mary Turner, Mary Jo Kelly and Elizabeth Bridges join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:54

Sing-Alongs, Mask Donations And Food Deliveries: Acts Of Kindness During The Coronavirus Crisis

3/25/2020
Coronavirus framed in a different light: we’ll talk about acts of kindness popping up in communities around the country. Jamil Zaki and Andrea Asuaje join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:07

Lessons From Singapore, Hong Kong And South Korea's Response To Coronavirus

3/25/2020
Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea seem to be getting it right when it comes to coronavirus. We’ll take a close look at what they’re doing, how they’re doing it and if those measures can be deployed in the United States. Dale Fisher, Claire Standley, Gabriel Leung and Andrea Crisanti join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:25

Online Learning: How Colleges And Universities Are Teaching Students Virtually

3/24/2020
Online learning. Can it really replace the learning and community that’s being lost as campuses across the country are closed? Justin Reich, Christina Morales and Dr. Amardeep Kahlon join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:47

What The 1918 Flu Pandemic Teaches Us About The Coronavirus Outbreak

3/24/2020
It’s been more than 100 years since all of humanity has had to respond to a global pandemic on the scale of coronavirus. We take a deep look at the origins, responses and lessons of the flu pandemic of 1918. John Barry and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:48:01

Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy: Loneliness Is A Public Health Crisis

3/23/2020
Long before coronavirus spread around the world, former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was sounding the alarm about a different, quiet epidemic: loneliness. We’ll talk to him about why so many Americans are suffering from loneliness and what we can do to take better care of each other even as we’re asked to be physically apart. Vivek Murthy and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:19

As The Coronavirus Crisis Continues, Adjusting To The 'New Normal'

3/23/2020
We'll have the latest on the coronavirus pandemic, including how hospitals are coping and what’s next from Washington. Donald McNeil, Dr. Leana Wen and Kimberly Atkins join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Duration:00:47:52