Using 'Systems Thinking' To Make Sense Of The World, From Pandemics To Politics
To solve a puzzle, you never just look at one piece of it. So why do we try to tackle the most complex problems of modern life in such a piecemeal fashion?
'These People Are Looking For Us': Rep. Susan Wild Reflects On Impeachment, Insurrection
Trump's impeachment trial is over, but images of the insurrection endure -- including a picture of Rep. Susan Wild lying on her back in the house gallery, being comforted by fellow representative Jason Crow.
Radio Diary: Insurrection And The Viral Moment That Brought D.C. Neighbors Together
"I hope in my lifetime I never see anything like that again, because D.C. is a welcoming, diverse place. We have our problems. ... But we respect each other."
'People Will Bounce Back': How COVID-19 Parallels Past Pandemics
Clinical psychologist Steven Taylor discusses his book "The Psychology of Pandemics" and shares how the COVID-19 pandemic parallels past pandemics.
Let's make sense of the world – together. From the economy and health care to politics and the environment – and so much more – On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with newsmakers and real people about the issues that matter most. On Point is produced by WBUR.
Why Voters Are Rejecting The War On Drugs
We discuss the drug-related ballot measures that passed on Election Day and the shift in American drug policy.
Rethinking Gender With Mathematician Eugenia Cheng
A mathematician turns gender into a math problem.
The Racist Roots Of The Capitol Insurrection
We discuss racism's role in the attack on the Capitol.
The Trap Of Meritocracy
What has become of the common good? Political theorist Michael Sandel traces the history of meritocracy.
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