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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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.



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.



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?



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.



Is Reaganomics Dead?

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


 2021-03-19  47m

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?


 2021-03-18  47m

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.


 2021-03-17  47m

How Non-Fungible Tokens Are Digitally Disrupting The Future Of Art 

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens are shaking up the world of digital art. So much so that one piece of crypto art recently auctioned for more than $69 million.


 2021-03-16  47m

Homeownership As Luxury Good? The Pandemic's Impact On The Housing Market

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman, and our favorite money ladies, Rana Foroohar and Michelle Singletary, discuss how the pandemic economy is impacting the American housing market.


 2021-03-15  47m

A Look At Lesser-Known Parts Of The COVID Relief Bill, From Farming To Health Care

The Biden administration's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. We talk the lesser-known parts of the plan, and who stands to benefit.


 2021-03-12  47m