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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.

What We're Watching In The Week Ahead

Jul 9, 2018

With Ben Brock Johnson

Top reporters open their notebooks share what they’re watching for in the week ahead.


Michael Warren, senior writer at The Weekly Standard. (@MichaelRWarren)

Advice Columns: An American Love Affair

Jul 6, 2018

This program originally broadcast on April 11, 2018. 

With guest host David Folkenflik.

America has a love affair with advice columns. We’ll tour the rich history and racy questions from a new generation.


This program originally broadcast on June 10, 2016.

Jazz pianist Robert Glasper remixes Miles Davis  with modern hip-hop, soul and R&B. He joins us.

This program originally broadcast on September 15, 2016.

With guest host Jane Clayson

ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas joins us for a frank conversation about her battle with alcoholism.

This program originally broadcast on January 03, 2018.

With guest host Jane Clayson.

What happens when opioids ravage the lives of mothers and fathers? More foster children who need homes and families. Opioids and the crisis in foster care.


Sherry Lachman, founder and executive director of Foster America.

This program originally broadcast on May 14, 2018.

A 100-thousand mile journey across America in a single prop plane. Writers James and Deborah Fallows found a country busy remaking itself. We’ll discuss their new book, “Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America“.

Best Summer Books: 2018

Jun 29, 2018

With Anthony Brooks

From “The Great Believers” to “Calypso” and more, we’ve got your hot summer reads.


David Canfield, writer and reporter at Entertainment Weekly, where he contributes book reviews, and also reports and comments on the publishing industry. (@davidcanfield97)

With Anthony Brooks

A shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper. Trump to Putin: See you in Helsinki. Supreme Court shakeup. Sarah Sanders and civility. Harley Davidson and tariffs. Family reunification deadline. The roundtable takes it all onboard.

With Anthony Brooks

Christian recording artist Vicky Beeching was a poster girl for the evangelical movement. But then she came out as gay. She tells her story.

With John Harwood

The best green thumbs on the planet answer all your gardening questions from the soil on up.


Melinda Myers, nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist who has written more than 20 gardening books. (@Melindagardens)