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.

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Should A President Need Congressional Approval To Declare War?


American presidents are supposed to ask Congress for permission to wage war. But that almost never happens. We hear from Democratic and Republican representatives who want to change that.


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The Jackson, Mississippi Water Crisis And America's Fragile Water System


For a month, residents of Jackson, Mississippi went without clean running water. The city's mayor says the problem's decades in the making. That makes Jackson a lesson for the entire country. We talk America's crumbling water system.


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Insurrection To Prosecution: What We've Learned About The Capitol Riot


At least 400 people have been charged for the Capitol insurrection. Former lead prosecutor Michael Sherwin says those charges could soon include sedition.


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How To Equitably Vaccinate The World


Rich and middle-income countries have received nearly all of the available COVID-19 vaccines so far. Now there’s a push for pharmaceutical companies to waive vaccine patents so poorer countries can make their own.


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Radio Diary: Keeping The Wampanoag Language Alive


We speak with Melanie Roderick of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. She's a teacher with the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project.


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American Rescue Plan: Is It A Turning Point For Native American Communities?


President Biden's American Rescue Plan contains massive spending measures for Native American communities. What will it take to turn the dollars into actual transformation?


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What The Georgia Shootings Reveal About Anti-Asian Racism In The U.S.


Unpacking the connection between rising violence now, and America's long history of anti-Asian discrimination.


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Is Reaganomics Dead?


Is Reaganomics dead? One of President Reagan's top economic advisors tells us, "Yes, and good riddance."


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


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?


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Children At The Border: What's Biden Doing To Address The Crisis?


When it comes to immigration, a long-term challenge besets a new administration. We'll have the latest on what's happening at the southern border.


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