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On Point is broadcast for two hours daily across the country on NPR. The show’s lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and features writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.

Broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon ET, with listener call-in, from WBUR in Boston, the show airs on more than 210 NPR stations coast to coast. 

Jack Beatty, On Point’s news analyst, appears each Friday on our Week in the News roundtable and on other shows throughout the week.

On Point’s senior producer is Karen Shiffman. Our team of producers includes Julie DiopPien HuangStefano KotsonisAlex Kingsbury, and Sam Gale Rosen.  On Point’s director is Eileen Imada and our technical director is James Ross.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Serena Williams, that catsuit and testing the lines of tennis traditions.

Guests

Caitlin Thompson, co-founder and publisher of Racquet Magazine. (@caitlin_thomps)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Africa’s remaining wild lions could be wiped out by 2050. We’ll look at the reasons for the catastrophic decline and efforts to save them.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

A company called FedLoan services one-third of all federal student debt. But flawed paperwork and botched processing are stopping many students from receiving loan forgiveness they’re entitled to. We’ll find out why.

Guests

Ryann Liebenthal, freelance writer and editor. (@ryannliebenthal)

The Life And Legacy Of John McCain

Aug 27, 2018

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Tributes from around the country and the world are pouring in for Sen. John McCain. We’ll look at his remarkable life, courage and message for America.

Guests

McKay Coppins, staff writer for The Atlantic. (@mckaycoppins)

With David Folkenflik

The big social media platforms silence Alex Jones. What does this mean for free speech, for American democracy? We’ll dive in.

Guests

Adrian Chen, writer who has covered technology and internet culture for a number of outlets including The New Yorker, The New York Times and Wired Magazine. (@AdrianChen)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Prisoners go on a nationwide strike to protest what they call “modern-day slavery.” We’ll unpack the fury and the facts.

Guests

Amani Sawari, prison strike organizer and spokesperson for Jailhouse Lawyers Speak. (@SawariMi)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Are online shopping and all those deals turning us into a nation of hoarders? What you should know before clicking buy.

Guests

Alana Semuels, staff writer at The Atlantic. (@AlanaSemuels)

The Role Of The U.S. In Yemen

Aug 22, 2018

With Meghna Chakrabarti

After a reportedly American-made bomb killed dozens of children in Yemen, we’ll take a hard look at U.S. interests, actions and responsibilities in Yemen.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen strikes a plea deal. We’ll get the big picture on what this means for the Mueller investigation and the president. Also, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is found guilty of eight charges.

Guests

Paula Reid, White House, justice and legal affairs correspondent for CBS News. (@PaulaReidCBS)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Hours and hours of screen time. How much are digital distractions changing the way kids think, and even read?

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