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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.

Manufacturing In America: Fact And Fiction

Jan 5, 2017

Ford nixes a Mexico plant and promises 700 U.S. jobs.  Can Trump’s arm-twisting bring manufacturing jobs back home in a big way?

The fight over Obamacare. The President’s on the Hill. Republicans are ready to act. What will survive?

This program was originally broadcast on February 1, 2016.

Comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen joins us. The wild imagination behind Borat, Bruno and Ali G is back.

T.S. Eliot And The Birth Of The Modern Poet

Dec 30, 2016

This program was originally broadcast on December 15, 2015.

The great Christopher Ricks on the great T.S. Eliot. Practical cats and the way the world ends.

This program was originally broadcast on August 9, 2016.

Taking care of your kids’ needs after a divorce. Psychologist, divorce expert Robert Emery on his new book “Two Homes, One Childhood.”

Hope Jahren, The ‘Lab Girl’

Dec 28, 2016

This program was originally broadcast on April 5, 2016.

“Lab Girl”, the powerful new memoir of a female scientist — geobiologist Hope Jahren — on life and love.

This program was originally broadcast on September 13, 2016.

Linguist John McWhorter explores how the meaning of words change dramatically over time, and why we should embrace this.

Your Christmas Stories, For All To Hear

Dec 28, 2016

We asked, and you answered. Your memorable Christmas stories. Sweet, solemn, spirited. We’ll listen.

Holidays make stories. And Christmas is the Big One. Stories of dreams and plans gone awry. Of surprises and shocks. Stories of connections made and missed. Of children’s wonder. Of love and joy and, sometimes, sorrow. We asked for yours, and you shared. For the holidays. This hour On Point, good tape, open lines, and your Christmas stories. — Tom Ashbrook

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