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

Afraid of snakes? Heights? Ebola? We'll unpack the science of fear....
Greatness and the American Presidency. Aaron David Miller says aim for good. Really good....
Confused about the news? Don't worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right he...
Regina Carter shares two live tracks -- one arrangement, and one original composition -- with Tom Ashbrook in the On Point studio....
We talk Facebook mishaps, whether Katy Perry was actually right and the glory of architectural giants and their iconic windows....
Regina Carter turns her jazz violin down home with her new album "Southern Comfort."...
The CDC in the hot seat on Ebola. Markets reeling. Mid-term fireworks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines....
The Catholic Church signals a new openness towards gays, the divorced, and more. We'll ask American Catholics what they think....
A second Dallas nurse infected with Ebola. At least 76 in her hospital, exposed. We'll look at the American medical system racing for Ebola readiness....
The wild, funny, blithely offensive comedian Russell Brand takes on the world's woes with us. He says he's got the answer....

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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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