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October 02 2019


Over The Past 5 Years, Active-Duty Suicides Have Been On The Rise

A cluster of suicides aboard the same Navy aircraft carrier are the tip of the iceberg. We look at what’s behind rising rates in the military. Shawn Peacock, Meghann Myers and Eric Caine join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Latest: House Democrats' Impeachment Inquiry

The latest news on the impeachment inquiry.

October 01 2019


Ukraine And The Whistleblower Complaint

So how did Ukraine find itself in the center of a US political storm? We take a deep look at corruption and internal politics in Kyiv. Jeanine Santucci and Evelyn Farkas join Meghna Chakrabarti. Plus, we hear from former NSA Inspector Joel Brenner.

An NPR Correspondent's Immigrant Experience: 'American Dreams, American Nightmares'

Who belongs in America? NPR correspondent Aarti Namdev Shahani asks the question in a new memoir about her immigrant experience. She joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Former NSA Inspector Weighs In On The Whistleblower

We talk with former NSA Inspector Joel Brenner about the whistleblower complaint.

September 30 2019


Sen. James Lankford: Rudy Giuliani's Work 'Not A Shadow Foreign Policy'

"Rudy Giuliani does have a responsibility working for the president personally, but also in his political operation, as well," the Republican from Oklahoma said.

Following The Impeachment Inquiry As It Unfolds

The whistleblower, the president and the Democrats’ next moves on impeachment. We have all the latest twists and turns. Philip Rucker, Sen. James Lankford, Beverly Gage and Jon Meacham join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Part IV: School Integration And The Achievement Gap

Sixty-five years after the mandate to desegregate schools, it’s still controversial. The conclusion of our special series, "The Fifty Year Fight: Solutions for Closing the Achievement Gap." Sheneka Williams, Chris Stewart and Mohammed Choudhury join Meghna Chakrabarti.

September 27 2019


Week In The News: Impeachment Inquiry, Whistleblower Complaint, Climate Change

House Democrats launch an impeachment inquiry. Trump condemns globalism at the U.N. "How dare you" — a Swedish teen’s passionate cry for climate action. Paula Reid, Eliana Johnson and Jack Beatty join David Folkenflik.

Actor Brian Cox On The Success Of 'Succession'

Brian Cox plays a ruthless patriarch and media titan on HBO’s hit show "Succession." His next role is LBJ on Broadway. He joins David Folkenflik.

September 26 2019


Rep. Buddy Carter: Trump-Ukraine Complaint 'Is Not Evidence Of Anything'

"In the first page, you see right here: 'I was not a direct witness to most of the events described,' " the Republican from Georgia said. "It's simply one person's opinions and arguments."

Republicans Respond To The Impeachment Inquiry

The Republicans' reaction to the impeachment inquiry. How will they react to the Democrats and to Trump? We ask. McKay Coppins, Rep. Buddy Carter and Fergus Cullen join Anthony Brooks.

Shopping Around For Health Care Has Become Even Harder

High deductible health plans were supposed to encourage patients to shop around for the best deals. Two decades on, the “consumer revolution” has turned into a nightmare. What went wrong? Noam Levey and Lynn Quincy join Anthony Brooks to discuss.

September 25 2019


Rep. Chrissy Houlahan: President Trump's Behavior Is 'Beyond The Pale'

"Where there's some sort of, 'If you do this, then I'll do that' kind of a thing, it's very, very worrisome," the Democratic representative from Pennsylvania says.

From A Ukraine Phone Call To Calls For Impeachment

Ukraine phone call firestorm. Is this the tipping point for Trump? What we know about the brewing controversy, and what we don’t. Lisa Desjardins and Rep. Chrissy Houlahan join Anthony Brooks.

The Trump Administration's Plan For Fixing U.S. Homelessness

America’s homeless crisis. The Trump administration’s controversial plan to fix it starts in California. We take it up. HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Darrell Steinberg and Nan Roman join Anthony Brooks.

September 24 2019


Photographer Jimmy Nelson's 'Homage' To Our World's Indigenous Cultures

Photographer Jimmy Nelson is out with a stunning new book of pictures and stories of indigenous people around the world — as they see themselves, not as we see them. Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Nelson.

On Point In South Carolina: Looking Ahead To 2020

On Point Live! returns to South Carolina on October 3, 2019 for a live-audience recording of the show to explore issues surrounding the upcoming 2020 elections.

Looking At Earth's Future Through 'The Optimist's Telescope'

Planet Earth is in trouble: superbugs, a warming planet, communities in crisis. But there’s a way forward. We look at the world through "The Optimist’s Telescope." Bina Venkataraman joins Meghna Chakrabarti.

Rakim's Rap Revolution: The Legendary Emcee's Life In Hip-Hop

Rakim is considered one of hip-hop’s greatest emcees of all time. Along with writing lyrics, he’s writing his life story. He joins Meghna Chakrabarti.
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