ON POINT

Revealing conversations on the most pressing issues of the day.

Every weekday, host Meghna Chakrabarti leads provocative conversations that help make sense of the world. Each show is a deeply researched, beautifully produced hour. Listeners will learn, be challenged — and have some fun, too. Produced by WBUR in Boston, distributed by APM.

“Meghna, I have never heard anyone that matches you. You are the ultimate host and interviewer. You strike the absolutely perfect balance in covering a subject in superb detail, but do so in a such a reasonable, humane, balanced and informed manner.”
-Bill, On Point Listener

“My friends and I think you [Meghna] are a rock star. You took a good show and made it the Gold Standard. The subjects are better. The guests are more accessible. And the host is divinely feisty. I love how you push back. You demand the answers that I used to pathetically scream at my radio.”
-Alex, On Point Listener

“This is a stunningly fabulous show! Meghna Chakrabarti and her guests — each one as solid and knowledgeable and brilliant as the others — were wonderful. Thank you. These programs are consistently excellent and I wish I got a chance to listen to more of them. Thank you for all your fine work.”
-Nancy, On Point listener

Host

Meghna Chakrabarti

Length

00:59:00

Frequency

Ongoing, weekdays

Producers

Jonathan Dyer, Executive Producer
Before joining On Point, Jonathan Dyer was Managing Editor at The World for more than a decade, a key figure in the leadership team overseeing more than 30 journalists in Boston and London. Before that, Jonathan was part of the senior team that devised and launched The Takeaway.

Eileen Imada, Senior Managing Producer
James Ross, Senior Technical Director

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Fundraising

On Point is eager to assist with your fundraising efforts, but we are now reimagining how to support stations through fundraising cutaway requests. As of February 1st, 2022, outside of NPR's Coordinated Fundraising Weeks, we will offer only ONE cutaway between :33–:35; rejoin at :40 going forward. As always, listen for the outcue, “I’m [HOST]. This is On Point.” Check rundowns for most up-to-date cutaway dates.

During Coordinated Fundraising Weeks, cutaways will continue to be scheduled as follows:

  • Cutaway between :33–:35; Rejoin at :40.
  • Cutaway between :52–:54; Goes until the end of the program—no rejoin.

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Meghna Chakrabarti

Host, On Point

Meghna Chakrabarti is host and editor of On Point from WBUR. Based in Boston, she is on the air Monday through Friday. Prior to On Point, Meghna was the host of Radio Boston, WBUR’s acclaimed local weekday show. She has also been the host of Modern Love: The Podcast, a collaboration of WBUR and The New York Times (2016-2020) and was the primary fill-in host for Here & Now, NPR and WBUR's midday show heard on more than 450 stations nationwide.

Meghna has won awards for individual reporting from both the Associated Press and the Radio Television News Directors Association for her writing, hard news reporting and use of sound. A former fellow at the Metcalf Institute for Environmental Reporting, Chakrabarti holds bachelor’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Oregon State University (summa cum laude), as well as a master’s degree in environmental science and risk management from Harvard University, and an MBA with honors from Boston University. She is the mother of two bright sparks, and the lucky spouse of a wise and patient man.

Follow Meghna on Twitter @MeghnaWBUR

Read more about Meghna on WBUR's website

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On Point airs weekdays and is available via ContentDepot

Air window: Weekdays 10:00 a.m. ET - 11:59 p.m. ET

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Research

On Point is heard by over 1.5 million listeners each week.*

  • 49% female, 51% male.
  • Median age of 62, with 33% between the ages of 25 – 54.
  • 72% hold bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • 55% have an annual household income of $75,000 or more

*Source: ACT1 Systems based on Nielsen Audio Nationwide DMA P12+ Audience Estimates, Fall 2021

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Full broadcast rights for this program can be viewed and downloaded here. Prior to carrying this series, stations must confirm carriage with American Public Media.


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