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On Point

Weekdays, 9am - 10am
  • Hosted by Tom Ashbrook

 

Hosted by award-winning journalist Tom Ashbrook, On Point is broadcast for two hours daily across the country on NPR. The show’s lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and features writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.

Broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon ET, with listener call-in, from WBUR in Boston, the show airs on more than 210 NPR stations coast to coast. 

Tom Ashbrook is On Point’s host and managing editor. Jack Beatty, On Point’s news analyst, appears each Friday on our Week in the News roundtable and on other shows throughout the week.

On Point’s senior producer is Karen Shiffman. Our team of producers includes Julie DiopPien HuangStefano KotsonisAlex Kingsbury, and Sam Gale Rosen.  On Point’s director is Eileen Imada and our technical director is James Ross.

 

We are in Detroit on our national listening tour, talking about the American economy in the age of Trump.

Tax Reform And Your Shopping Cart

Feb 16, 2017

This program is part of the #OnPoint100 Day Spotlight

Tax reform — American retailers, importers, are warning of big price hikes. American exporters are celebrating. Plus: Warren Buffet dumps 90% of his shares in Wal-Mart.

Gospel star Kirk Franklin took home two Grammys. Played with Chance the Rapper. Plays with Kanye. He’s with us.

Gospel music can sound like the rock of ages. Old, grand, beloved, familiar. Unless it’s the gospel music of new gospel great Kirk Franklin. He’s won 12 Grammys taking gospel to new places. He won his two latest Sunday night. Was at the Grammys performing with Chance the Rapper.  His latest album is “Losing my Religion,” a funny title for a gospel man. But he’s serious. This hour On Point, gospel Grammy giant Kirk Franklin — Tom Ashbrook

Depression On The Rise For Teenage Girls

Feb 14, 2017

Depression is up among teenage girls. We’ll look at the latest research and how to help.

Israel-U.S. Relations At A Reset

Feb 14, 2017

This program is part of the #OnPoint100 Day Spotlight

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to visit President Trump. We’ll look at the agenda, from settlements to Iran. Plus: the latest on the resignation of the President’s National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.

New Moves On American Wind Power

Feb 13, 2017

Big new offshore wind farms are opening up, with a lot of muscle. We’ll look at wind, oil and the future of energy in America.

This broadcast is a part of the#OnPoint100 Day Spotlight.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, warns Americans not to let their leaders go down the path of Vladimir Putin. He joins us.

Americans are moving at record low numbers. Why? Are they staying put? And what does it mean for our economy?

Can American Cities Go Their Own Way?

Feb 7, 2017

American cities in tension with state governments and Donald Trump’s Washington. Can cities go their own way?

American Allies In A Time Of Trump

Feb 6, 2017

This broadcast is a part of the #OnPoint100 Day Spotlight.

The U.S. and its allies when Donald Trump promises to put America first. Provocative diplomacy and the new administration.

How Aging Athletes Continue To Win Big

Feb 3, 2017

Tom Brady at 39 in his seventh Super Bowl. Roger Federer and Serena Williams win the Australian Open at 35. Age-defying athletes, and what they can teach us.

This broadcast is a part of the #OnPoint100 Day Spotlight.

Uproar over Trump’s immigration ban.  A Supreme Court pick. A Trump blowup with Australia. New fighting in Ukraine. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc in a new film on the creation of McDonald’s. We’ll talk with the director of “The Founder.”

This broadcast is a part of the #OnPoint100 Day Spotlight.

President Obama’s EPA chief Gina McCarthy joins us to look at President Trump’s early moves on the environment.

President Trump's SCOTUS Pick

Feb 1, 2017

This broadcast is a part of the #OnPoint100 Day Spotlight.

In our 100-Day Spotlight on the Trump Administration: The President announces his pick for the Supreme Court. We’ll look at the nominee and confirmation battle ahead.

This broadcast is a part of the #OnPoint100 Day Spotlight.

Abortion and abortion rights front and center in Washington, as President Trump prepares to nominate a new Supreme Court Justice.

American Geography As A Political Reality

Jan 27, 2017

Big geopolitical thinker Robert Kaplan on rooting American policy in the reality of American geography.

Sanctuary Cities, Immigration And The Wall

Jan 27, 2017

Sanctuary cities after President Trump’s moves on immigration and wall.

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised hard, sweeping changes in American immigration policy. Yesterday, President Trump began to deliver. Ordering immediate construction of a wall facing Mexico. Beginning a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants. Blocking refugees. Threatening sanctuary cities with a cutoff in federal funds. This hour in our On Point 100-Day Spotlight on the new administration, the Trump immigration squeeze, and how sanctuary cities will respond. — Tom Ashbrook

Trump Supporters Speak Out

Jan 25, 2017

A full house of Trump supporters join us to share in the first week of the new administration.

The Davos Man, Under Attack

Jan 24, 2017

Globalization in the Trump era: we check in on Davos and the globalizers under fire.

President Trump And The Press

Jan 24, 2017

In our 100 Day Spotlight:  President Trump and the press. He says it’s war. Journalists say they’re just out for truth. For facts. We dive in.

'Spinster’ – And Loving It

Jan 20, 2017

This program was originally broadcast on April 25, 2015.

With over 50% of American women unmarried— we’ll look at the push to reclaim the word “spinster” – to be single and proud of it.

Alexa, What's The Future Of AI?

Jan 19, 2017

You can ask Amazon’s Alexa anything. Is she making us lazy or giving us time for other things? We’ll talk with Alexa.

Roger Cohen On Trump's Russia Challenge

Jan 19, 2017

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen on president-elect Trump and Russia. A stark warning on Putin’s plans for Europe, NATO, and us.

Hometown Pride: Financing Big League Arenas

Jan 19, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Sports teams spending money on glitzy stadiums. Who really benefits and who should pay for them?

A Dukakis Call For Electroshock Therapy

Jan 17, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Shocking the brain to treat depression. Does it work? Former presidential candidate Mike Dukakis and his wife Kitty say it saved her life. They join us.

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Michael Eric Dyson’s fiery challenge to white America: stop ignoring the injustices facing black America. He’s with us.

A Nation Engaged

Jan 17, 2017

What do you want the new president to know about your community ahead of his inauguration? On Point and NPR turn to you for answers.

Forget Your Troubles, Come On, Get Hygge

Jan 17, 2017

Danes are the happiest people in the world. They say they get there with hygge – coziness. We’ll ask how that works.

Guests

Penelope Green, style reporter for the New York Times. (@greenpnyt)

Abstinence, HIV And Blood Donation

Jan 12, 2017

A 21 year-old gay man abstains from sex for a year so he can donate blood. That’s the law, but is that what it takes to keep the blood supply safe?  We’ll look at science, fear and blood.

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