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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.

Europe's Response To Pompeo's Iran Speech

May 22, 2018

With Ray Suarez

New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered his first major foreign policy address Monday, strongly criticizing Iran and its behavior on the world stage.

Guest:

David Herszenhorn, chief Brussels correspondent for Politico Europe. (@herszenhorn)

Abby Wambach delivered the keynote address at Barnard College last week. She told the 2018 graduating class — the “wolfpack” — to make failure their fuel.
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Getting Ready For The Royal Wedding

May 18, 2018

With David Wright

As Meghan Markle gets ready to marry the most eligible bachelor in the world, beyond the fairy tale, there’s a real life conversation to be had about racism and the culture of celebrity. We’ll discuss.

With David Wright

A year after President Trump said coal is back, NPR’s Kelly McEvers goes deep inside coal country for the podcast “Embedded.”

Guests:

Kelly McEvers, host of the NPR podcast “Embedded,” which is in the midst of a new season called “Coal Stories.” (@kellymcevers)

With David Wright

Writer Michael Pollan turns his attention to psychedelic mushrooms and the new science of psychedelics. He joins us.

The 'Last Cowboys' Of The New American West

May 15, 2018

With Jane Clayson

Behind the most successful rodeo family in history is a story of grit, family, and faith. Meet “The Last Cowboys.”

With Jane Clayson 

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“.

With Jane Clayson 

In his commencement speech at Rice Univerisity on Saturday, Michael Bloomberg told Rice graduates they have a special obligation to carry their own honor code forward into their communities — and into the voting booths.

The greatest threat to American democracy, he said, is “our own willingness to tolerate dishonesty in service of party and in pursuit of power.”

The Week Ahead In World Affairs

May 14, 2018

With Jane Clayson

Top reporters open their notebooks and look ahead to the week in Washington and around the globe.

Guests:

Susan Glasser, staff writer for The New Yorker. Former chief international affairs columnist for Politico and former editor in chief of Foreign Policy magazine. (@sbg1)

With Ray Suarez

If current trends continue, there will be more than one job opening for every unemployed person in the U.S. We’ll look behind the numbers.

Guests:

Howard Schneider, Federal Reserve correspondent at Reuters. (@hpschneider)

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