Let's make sense of the world – together. Produced by WBUR in Boston, On Point’s vibrant conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and features writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.
Disinformation. Social media trolling. Shutting down speech. What do these realities of modern life have in common? Jonathan Rauch says they're all signs of a society in the midst of an epistemic crisis. He's got a rallying cry to defend objective truth.
Political science scholars look at Viktor Orban's regime in Hungary as a textbook case of rapid democratic decline. Is America moving in a similar direction? We learn what Hungary can teach the U.S. about accelerating authoritarianism. Jack Beatty and Kim Scheppele join Meghna Chakrabarti.
The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 authorized the construction of 41,000 miles of interstate highways that would connect our nation. But those highways also displaced and divided Black communities. Can the damage be undone?
Three months into the job, we take a close look at the DOJ under Attorney General Merrick Garland. From the ballot box to domestic terrorism: what is Garland’s vision of justice? Paula Reid and Frank Figliuzzi join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Arizona’s Democratic senator Kyrsten Sinema says her ‘brand’ is bipartisanship. Sinema isn't an everyday senator. We talk with Arizonans about Sinema's life story, what she stands for, and what she's really trying to accomplish. Ron Hansen, Adam Jentleson and Kent Burbank join Meghna Chakrabarti.