On Point on AM 870 NewsTalk

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  • 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.

A purge and palace intrigue in Saudi Arabia. Lebanon’s prime minister resigns. We’ll try to pull back the curtain on what’s really going on in the Middle East.

This show airs Wednesday at 11 a.m. EST.

On the heels of the Las Vegas and Texas massacres, Newtown families want gun makers held liable. They’re in court again. Could this be the way?

This hour will air Tuesday at 11 a.m. EST.

The floodgates have opened on calling out sexual abuse and harassment. Comedian Louis C.K. and Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama are the latest powerful men to face disturbing accusations. We’ll talk Naomi Alderman, Erin Gloria Ryan and Elizabeth Tippett about whether we’re at a tipping point.

We will also get an update on the Roy Moore allegations from a reporter in Alabama.

This hour will air at 11 a.m. EST.

We’re in Ames, Iowa, the last stop on our year-long national listening tour. We’ll be talking with Iowans about the way ahead for America.

With guest host Jane Clayson. 

Florida State comes down hard after a fraternity death. We’ll look at the ongoing problems with Greek life.

This show airs Thursday at 11 a.m. EST. 

Renowned food writer Mark Bittman gives us his vegetarian best. Food for a green planet. He’s with us.

Plus, we’ll talk with New York City Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan. 

This show will air Wednesday at 11 a.m. EST. 

Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius on the President in Asia, the Russia investigation and his new thriller, “The Quantum Spy.” He joins us.

This show will air Tuesday at 11 a.m. EST. 

You might not know it, but open enrollment for Obamacare has begun. We’ll look at how to pick best options, under and outside the Affordable Care Act.

This show will air Monday at 11 a.m. EST.

New York terror attack. Mueller’s first charges and a guilty plea. GOP tax plan. Social media giants grilled by Congress. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

This show will air Friday at 10 a.m. EST. 

Embracing The Word 'Witch'

Nov 1, 2017

This Halloween season and beyond, some women are embracing the word “witch.” We’ll ask why.

Wolves Of Yellowstone Are Back

Nov 1, 2017

The wolves of Yellowstone. They’re back. They’re still wolves. It’s complicated.

On Point In Atlanta On The Middle Class

Oct 27, 2017

We’re in Atlanta on our national listening tour, taking stock of what it means to be middle class today and how the middle class fares under President Trump.

This hour will air Friday at 11 a.m. EST.

Bush Twins On Life In The Public Eye

Oct 26, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson. 

Presidential daughters and granddaughters Barbara and Jenna Bush join the program to talk about their new book, “Sisters First.”

The book explores the stories behind the headlines, from a childhood in Texas to a young adulthood in the White House — and in the public eye.

This hour will air Thursday at 11 a.m. EST.

Bill O’Reilly’s $32 million sex settlement shocker. Harvey Weinstein. A reckoning for non-disclosure agreements. Is it time to stop buying silence?

Gretchen Carlson joins us to discuss.

One Family Reaped Billions From Opioids

Oct 24, 2017

The untold story of the family that made billions off of America’s opioid flood, knowing the risks and pushing the product.

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