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Getting 'On Point' With Hosts Meghna Chakrabarti And David Folkenflik

The public radio veterans talk journalism and what excites them about their next chapter as co-hosts of the program.
On Point co-hosts David Folkenflik (L) and Meghna Chakrabarti (R). Source: Liz Linder

This week, Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik start the next chapter of their journalism careers as the new co-hosts of On Point, a public radio weekday news and talk program. We caught up with them to talk journalism, the radio landscape and more.

What's your pitch to new listeners about why they should listen to On Point?

is that now exceedingly rare public space where you hear nuanced explorations of complex topics live and in real time. It's urgency and timeliness matched with depth. Podcasts, too, are rising as powerful tools for long format journalism. But by definition, on gives you richness, intelligence, and intensity right now. Plus, it's live. Hearing things get hashed out in real time is always a thrill. It's a place where you're going to learn, you're going to be challenged, and you're going to have fun, too. Expect to hear me laugh a lot.

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