On Point With Tom Ashbrook

Schedule

Weekdays,1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

On Point unites distinct and provocative voices with passionate discussion as it confronts the stories that are at the center of what is important in the world today. Leaving no perspective unchallenged, On Point digs past the surface and into the core of a subject, exposing each of its real world implications.

Each hour of the broadcast opens with a news brief analyzing the day's biggest stories, followed by an in-depth conversation decoding a single topic with newsmakers, thinkers, and callers, and closes with compelling personal reactions to news and important issues, including radio diaries, excerpts from speeches, or special series segments.

Host Tom Ashbrook combines his journalistic instincts with a listener's openness and curiosity — focusing on the relevant topics and deconstructing issues along with the audience. News analyst Jack Beatty, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly, also guides the program by providing his own unique perspective to the conversation.

From On Point With Tom Ashbrook

There's no hidden agenda to the difference between most people's Facebook and Twitter feeds this week. Just a hidden type of emotional content and cas...
The Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS, viral fundraising and how we give in the age of social media....
The National Guard and Eric Holder in Ferguson. ISIS beheads an American journalist. Texas Governor Rick Perry gets a mug shot. Our weekly news roundt...
On mixed media messaging, Spotify serendipity and a view of Earth from the International Space Station....
We'll look at workers trying to live and make a living in the age of TaskRabbit and computer-driven work schedules....
An American is beheaded. We'll look at the ferocity of ISIS, and what to do about it....
This year's monarch butterfly migration is the smallest ever recorded. We'll ask why. It's a big story. Plus: how climate change is creating new hybri...
A deep read on Ferguson, Missouri and what we're seeing about race, class, hope and fear in America....
We asked, and you delivered: some of the best roommate stories from across our many listener input channels....
From college dorms and summer camps to RVs and retirement hotels, what it's like to share a room. True stories of roommates....

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Tom Ashbrook

On Point’s host, Tom Ashbrook, is an award-winning journalist brought to public radio by the attacks of September 11, 2001, when he was enlisted ...
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