On Point

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.

http://www.wbur.org/onpoint

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 47m. Bisher sind 2655 Folge(n) erschienen. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 85 days 9 hours 17 minutes

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First Person: The Sounds, Tastes And Biology Of Cicadas


Cicadas have been an inspiration to researchers well beyond the world of entomology. We hear three stories on the remarkable things humankind has learned from these insects.


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They Sing, Mate, Then Die: The Wonders Of The Cicada


After 17 years underground, periodical cicadas are emerging in 15 states.


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How To Return To Normalcy Without Herd Immunity


The U.S. may never reach herd immunity. If that's the case, how should policymakers guide the return to normal?


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How Reforming Qualified Immunity Could Transform Policing In America


For more than half a century, so-called qualified immunity has shielded police officers from lawsuits. Now, Congress and some state houses are considering changing that.


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The Future Of Work: Will Jobs Follow People?


Localism vs. globalism. In a post-pandemic world, will we see a shift to jobs moving to where people are?


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Pod Extra: Dr. Anthony Fauci On The 'Mystical Terminology Of Herd Immunity'


In this web exclusive, Dr. Anthony Fauci joins Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss herd immunity, potential measures to guide public health decisions and more.


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How The Extreme Wealth Gap Harms Us All


Mother Jones’ senior editor Michael Mechanic set out to understand the ultra-rich. He says their wealth is harming them, too.


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Rural Access To The Internet: How To Get Broadband Across America


The internet is essential for modern life. Yet millions of Americans who live rural areas don't have access to it. Does the Biden administration's infrastructure plan have what will it take to get broadband to the hardest to reach places?


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Biden's 100 Days: What We've Learned About The Man, President And Country


Biden's first 100 days. Has President Biden reached his goals?


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Exploring Mars To Better Understand Earth


NASA scientists are on an ambitious hunt for evidence of ancient Martian microbes. What they discover could transform our understanding of life back here on Earth.


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