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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.

Astronaut Scott Kelly's View From Space

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Former astronaut Scott Kelly joins us to talk his out-of-this-world year in space, and where we might be headed next – think Mars.

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History’s most creative genius — Leonardo da Vinci. Walter Isaacson explores the life of the great Renaissance genius of art and science.

On Point Live hits Boston. Van Jones, Celeste Ng and Josh Ritter joined us Friday night at the city’s historic Faneuil Hall.

Do Politics Have A Place In The NFL?

Oct 13, 2017

Freedom, respect and “taking a knee” in the NFL. The VP walks out. Trump threatens. What’s right here?

Smartphones and our brains. New research says the little computer in our hand is changing our minds.

More and more women are coming out with stories of harassment and assault from movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. We look at the Weinstein scandal, and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Steve Bannon Goes Another Round

Oct 10, 2017

Steve Bannon unloads to The American Prospect’s Robert Kuttner, again—this time on his grand design to blow up the Republican Party and more. Kuttner joins us.

The EPA scraps the Clean Power Plan intended to curb global warming. We’ll hear the facts and fury.

The Real Cost Of Low Homeownership Rates

Oct 9, 2017

When big investment money moves into mass home ownership. How private equity funds are changing the real estate market and rentals.

From Jimmy Kimmel on health care to Trevor Noah on police shootings, late -night comedy is getting serious.

Trevor Noah railing against police shootings. Jimmy Kimmel breaking down about Las Vegas. And everyone—from Seth Meyers to Stephen Colbert to John Oliver—having a field day skewering Trump. Johnny Carson’s Amazing Kreskin? So quaint. Today’s late night comedy is whacking at heavy social and political issues with sharp-edged satire. And, sometimes, tears. This hour, On Point: Late night comedy gets serious. — Jane Clayson.

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