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

New thoughts on Facebook, new analysis of State of the Union twitter activity and new weekend excitement. New! And exciting!...
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The Marathon bombing, the Aurora movie theater shootings, and the challenges of picking an impartial jury....
President Obama comes out swinging in his State of the Union. High level talks in Cuba. Japanese hostages. "American Sniper" controversy. Our weekly n...
An unexpected caller from South Carolina brings back guest Ron Rash's years as a community college professor in a movingly real way....
Appalachia now. Celebrated stories from coal country and beyond with writer Ron Rash. He joins us....
The Supreme Court may soon rule up or down on same-sex marriage for the whole nation. We'll look at the legal battle shaping up before the high court....
Cosmetics pioneer Helena Rubinstein, and her story of women, beauty, wealth and power....
The State of the Union. President Obama's telling. His push. And the GOP reply....
The Grateful Dead, reuniting. We look at the long strange trip of one of the most successful bands in history....

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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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