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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. 

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.

From novel to now the big screen, we’ll unpack “A Wrinkle in Time’s” message for a new generation of girls.


Aramide Tinubu, film critic. (@midnightrami)

Soccer Mommy — also known as Sophie Allison — will join us from SXSW to talk about her music, the self-described “chill but kinda sad” sound of her new album “Clean.”

We’ll also talk to Alicia Bognanno, the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of the band “Bully.”

In addition to their music, we’ll hear about how women are charting a new direction for indie rock.

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

Physicist Stephen Hawking Dead At 76

Mar 14, 2018

Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died at 76, leaving in his wake incredible contributions to science and countless inspired souls.

The British scientist contributed to the sum of human knowledge about the universe’s greatest mysteries, from black holes to time travel and quantum mechanics. Hawking’s life was depicted in the 2014 film “The Theory of Everything,” and his own books, like “A Brief History Of Time,” popularized his subjects for a lay audience.   

A Reality Check In Puerto Rico

Mar 12, 2018

Six months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico struggles on. What’s it going to take to fix it? Who will do it?

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


Bianca Padró Ocasio, breaking news reporter for the Orlando Sentinel. (@BiancaJoanie)

Omaya Sosa Pascual, journalist and founder of Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism. (@omayasosa)

Love, Hate And 'The Bachelor'

Mar 9, 2018

After the most dramatic finale ever, we’ll ask: Why do we love and loathe “The Bachelor”? We’ll talk about Arie Luyendyk, Lauren Burnham and Becca Kufrin with the author of a dishy new book about the show, “Bachelor Nation,” and two other card-carrying members.

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

Are Trade Wars Good And Winnable?

Mar 6, 2018

The president goes full steam ahead on tariffs. We’ll take a look at whether trade wars are as good and winnable as he says.

This show airs Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST.


Sarah McGregor, U.S. economics editor for Bloomberg News. (@sarahinamerica)

Leo Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers. (@steelworkers)

Rape Kits Often Go Untested For Decades

Mar 5, 2018

Across the country, hundreds of thousands of rape kits never get tested. Albuquerque, New Mexico has a plan to fix that. We’re hearing it.

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


Mayor Tim Keller, mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico. (@MayorKeller)

Jessica Contrera, features reporter for the Washington Post. (@mjcontrera)

Can An Immigration Deal Get Done?

Mar 5, 2018

Gun control is in the spotlight, but what about an immigration deal? Is there the political will to get it done?


Fernando Pizarro, Univision correspondent covering Congress, the White House and immigration. (@FPizarro_DC)

Stephen Lee, professor of law at the University of California Irvine School of Law.

Korina Iribe Romo, 28-year-old with DACA status. Advocacy director at the student organization Undocumented Students for Education Equity.

The 90th Academy Awards take place this Sunday night, and a number of films stood out amida scandal-ridden year for Hollywood. From the controversy surrounding “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” to the dreamlike romance with a fish-man seen in “The Shape of Water,” there’s no a lack of opinions about who deserves to win, and who got snubbed.

The Kerner Commission Report on racial inequality in America. Fifty years after riots rocked America, they’re taking another look at what’s changed, and what hasn’t.

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


Alan Curtis, president and CEO of the Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation who co-edited the foundation’s report, “Healing Our Divided Society.”