Oregon Dropped Graduation Test Requirements. What That Means For Education In The State
Oregon students used to have to pass a basic skills test in order to graduate from high school. This summer, the state dropped the requirement. We hear what that means for education in the state.
First Person: A Renter Reflects On How Delayed Rental Assistance Shaped Her Life
Charmayne was among the millions of Americans who were behind on their rent. So she turned to emergency rental assistance programs for help.
First Person: How Drought Along The Klamath River Impacts Migratory Birds
'The decisions that we're making now are putting at risk the birds that make their remarkable annual migration through this area. And this is a clear signal that the arteries...
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.