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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.

With Anthony Brooks

Comey and the Clinton email report. Implied verification and North Korea. The Supreme Court and voter registration. The news roundtable weighs in.


Margaret Talev, senior White House correspondent for Bloomberg News. (@margarettalev

Kicking Off The World Cup

Jun 15, 2018

With Anthony Brooks

The World Cup kicks off in Russia. The U.S. team didn’t make the cut but there are plenty of teams to watch and politics to unpack.


Tariq Panja, global sports reporter for The New York Times, who covers FIFA extensively, and is in now Moscow covering the World Cup. (@tariqpanja)

With David Folkenflik

Three decades of “The Simpsons.” We turn our eye on Springfield with a top writer who has been in the mix since day one.

With David Folkenflik

The flow of information to the public in the Age of Trump. What do we know about what the government is doing in our name and with our tax dollars?


Solomon Lartey, worked for over 29 years as a records management analyst at the White House’s Office of Records Management.

With David Folkenflik

Netflix now makes more television than any network in history and the hits keep coming. What’s the secret sauce?


Joe Adalian, west coast editor of New York Magazine’s Vulture.com. (@TVMoJoe)

What's To Come This Week In The News

Jun 11, 2018

With Ray Suarez

Fallout from the G-7. The North Korea summit. The GOP’s immigration feud, top reporters open their notebooks and share what to look for in the week ahead.


Jeff Pegues, Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent CBS News. (@jeffpeguescbs)

Miss America's Makeover

Jun 8, 2018

With Robert Siegel

There she is, but no longer in a swimsuit. We’ll look at Miss America’s makeover and new message.


Jessica Bennett, gender editor of The New York Times, where she covers women, gender and society. (@jessicabennett

With Robert Siegel

We’ll talk with Timothy Snyder about his warning on the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America.

With Robert Siegel

Fashion icon Kate Spade’s death by suicide has launched a new conversation about women’s mental health.


Matthew Schneier, styles reporter for The New York Times. (@MatthewSchneier)

Behind The Latest Breast Cancer Research

Jun 6, 2018

With Robert Siegel

Two new breast cancer studies out this week. One shows that women who receive chemo might not actually need it. The other looks at immunotherapy. We’ll discuss.


Dr. Ned Sharpless, director, National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. (@NCIDirector)