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

On comments, comment sections, and ROY G BIV....
The new movie "Whiplash". The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports....
Gunfire in Canada's capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind th...
#GamerGate. Sexism, misogyny and rough stuff in a video game world culture clash....
The global economic wobble. Europe weakness. China fears. Wild markets. We'll lay out the global economy now....
Author and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says regular folks like us can change the world. He explains how. Plus: we remember the late, gr...
We'll go to Liberia, and hear from a pastor and a physician at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis....
The future of the car: from the fuels they'll run on, to the materials they'll be made of, to the computers that may drive them....
Two weeks to go till Midterm Election Day. We'll look at how the biggest issues are playing out around the country....
Afraid of snakes? Heights? Ebola? We'll unpack the science of fear....

Hosted By

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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