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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

The Cosby actor, job-shaming and the dignity of work. The photo that went viral sparked an emotional debate. We’ll hear it.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The Trump administration wants to end limits on how long they can hold migrant children in custody. Instead of 20 days, they now want to hold them indefinitely.

Guests

Alan Gomez, immigration reporter for USA Today. (@alangomez)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Twenty-five years ago, the card game Magic: The Gathering hit store shelves. More than 30 million people are still playing in this fantasy battle world.

Guests

Neima Jahromi, editorial staff member and contributing writer at The New Yorker. (@NeimaJahromi)

With David Folkenflik

From Vietnam warrior to peace advocate, from defeated presidential candidate to the nation’s top diplomat, John Kerry tells his story in a new memoir.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

From hacking to terrorism, and our polarized world, it’s going to take a radical rethink of everything to survive this century, says historian and best-selling author Yuval Harari. He’s with us.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The New York Times published an anonymous op-ed Wednesday afternoon from a senior official in the Trump administration who claims to be working with others to thwart the president’s agenda. We dig in.

Guests

Kristen Welker, NBC News White House correspondent. (@kwelkernbc)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Some colleges say they’ll match tuition at rival schools. We’ll add up the dollars and costs.

Guests

Melissa Korn, higher education reporter for The Wall Street Journal. (@melissakorn)

Larry Schall, president of Oglethorpe University.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Political correctness on college campuses. Are so-called “trigger warnings” and intellectual “safe spaces” creating a generation of students who can’t cope? Authors of a new book say “yes.”

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Black men make up less than 7 percent of students enrolled in U.S. medical schools. Why?

Guests

Dr. Shamard Charles, physician-journalist for NBC News. (@DrCharles_NBC)

With David Folkenflik

What about all those norms being busted in Washington? Among our guests: two guys named Norm.

Guests

Judi McLean Parks, professor of organizational behavior at Washington University’s Olin School of Business.

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