On Point

Weekdays at 9 a.m.
  • Hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti

Hear provocative voices and passionate discussion as Tom confronts the stories that are at the center of what is important in the world today. Leaving no perspective unchallenged, On Point digs past the surface and into the core of a subject, exposing each of its real world implications.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Newark, New Jersey, residents are lining up for bottled water after lead was found in tap water. We look at crumbling infrastructure and public health.

Guests

Yvette Jordan, teacher at Central High School and resident of Newark’s South Ward. She started a group called NEW Caucus in 2012 with other educators to teach students about social justice.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The Trump administration moves to end the Flores agreement. They say it’s to keep families together in detention, but now they could be detained indefinitely.

Guests

Molly O’Toole, immigration and security reporter for the Los Angeles Times. (@mollymotoole)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Love or detest it, the semicolon is the most divisive punctuation mark of the modern era. Should we even care?

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The illicit market for pot is hot in some states where weed is legal. We look at why.

Guests

Natalie Fertig, federal cannabis policy reporter for Politico. (@natsfert)

With Nancy Cordes

Congress readies to take up a slew of new gun-violence measures in September. We look at what’s on the table and what gun laws states are passing on their own.

Guests

German Lopez, senior correspondent for Vox covering gun policy. (@germanrlopez)

With Nancy Cordes

SOS for moms and dads. How to nurture your child by caring for yourself. Self-compassion for parents.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Five years after Ferguson, the national conversation about race and policing is still ongoing – and residents of Ferguson, Missouri, are still searching for answers.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Democratic congressman and presidential hopeful Tim Ryan joins us. We talk about gun violence in his home state of Ohio, his views on “Medicare for All” and more.

Guest

Rep. Tim Ryan, Democratic congressman representing Ohio’s 13th District and candidate for the 2020 presidential nomination. (@TimRyan)

With David Folkenflik

In the Arctic, a warming planet is accelerating the loss of sea ice and raising the stakes for the region.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Over the last century, African Americans were dispossessed of millions of acres of land. We look at the story of black-owned farmland in Mississippi.

Guests

Vann R. Newkirk II, staff writer at The Atlantic. (@fivefifths)

Willena Scott-White, farmer and retired educator in Mississippi. She and her family own roughly 1,100 acres.

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