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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.

It's Senior Thesis Season

Apr 6, 2018

With Jane Clayson

College seniors present the capstone of their academic careers: the senior thesis. We’ll dive in with the Class of 2018, with a few members joining our program to talk about their labors of love.

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

Guests:

McKay Coppins, senior writer, The Atlantic, graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. (@mckaycoppins)

Vaping is an exploding trend among American teenagers. While the makers of e-cigarettes tout them as a potentially safer alternative to tobacco products, critics worry the fad may lead to a new generation of nicotine addicts.

This show airs Thursday at 11:40 a.m. EST.

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With Jane Clayson

Big Tobacco lied about cigarettes. Is Big Wireless lying about cell phones? We’ll look at the cancer-cell phone connection.

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

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Before he was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered what was to be the last public address of his life to a crowd of sanitation workers, who were about to strike for a living wage. On Wednesday — the 50th anniversary of King’s death — we discussed his legacy and economic justice.

'2001: A Space Odyssey' 50 Years Later

Apr 3, 2018

With Jennifer Glasse

It’s been 50 years since Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece premiered on the big screen, forever changing cinema as we know it. The making of the movie itself, however, was its own incredibly odyssey. We’ll discuss the legacy and making of one the most influential films of all time.

This show airs Tuesday at 11 a.m. EDT. 

Guests:

Michael Benson: author of “Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece.”

Free Range Parenting Gets A Boost In Utah

Apr 2, 2018

Biking with friends, playing in the park, walking to the corner store to pick up milk. Normal childhood stuff, right? Well, not in today’s world of handheld helicopter parenting. Moms and dads who let their kids roam around unsupervised are called a few different things — “free range parents” by some and “neglectful parents” by others. Some have been hauled into court on neglect charges.

A new law in Utah seeks to restore the rights of parents to let kids roam free. Our guests discuss the balancing act of letting kids explore without getting charged with neglect or abuse.

Watching 'Roseanne,' Again

Mar 30, 2018

The 90’s sitcom “Roseanne” is back with huge ratings and a message from Trump’s America.

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

Guests:

Joanna Weiss, author, journalist and former TV critic for the Boston Globe. (@joannaweiss)

Bob Thompson, founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University, where he is also a professor.

With Ray Suarez

A freezer failure at the University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio has made more than 4,000 eggs and embryos unviable, affecting more than 900 families. This is after another San Francisco fertility center lost eggs and embryos in a similar storage tank malfunction. We’ll wade through the heartache and discuss how this could have happened.

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

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What Comes After The March For Our Lives?

Mar 26, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of people marched on Washington and around the country to demand stricter gun control this weekend.

But that’s just the first step, David Hogg, a survivor of the February Parkland, Florida school shooting, told us Monday.

The students are already planning another school walkout on April 20, and on April 7, they’re calling for every member of Congress to hold a town hall.

Stormy Daniels Speaks Out

Mar 26, 2018

With Anthony Brooks

Adult film star Stormy Daniels talks to 60 Minutes about her alleged affair with President Trump before he was in office. We’re looking at why it matters.

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

Guests:

David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent. (@davidfolkenflik)

Meredith Blake, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. (@MeredithBlake)

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