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On Point

Weekdays, 10am-noon
  • Hosted by Tom Ashbrook

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On Point unites distinct and provocative voices with passionate discussion as it confronts the stories that are at the center of what is important in the world today. Leaving no perspective unchallenged, On Point digs past the surface and into the core of a subject, exposing each of its real world implications.

Each hour of the broadcast opens with a news brief analyzing the day's biggest stories, followed by an in-depth conversation decoding a single topic with newsmakers, thinkers, and callers, and closes with compelling personal reactions to news and important issues, including radio diaries, excerpts from speeches, or special series segments.

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This program originally broadcast on September 14, 2016.

The secret life of trees. They talk to each other, says forester Peter Wohlleben. They have families. We’ll sit down with the tree whisperer.

This program originally broadcast on March 23, 2017.

Men and friendship. By middle age, many have too little of it. And it’s a threat to men’s health.

This program originally broadcast on February 16, 2017.

Mo Willems, acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, joins us to talk Knuffle Bunny, Nanette’s baguette and finding empathy in today’s world.

Eclipse mania sweeps the nation. We’ll dig into the science, the history, the culture, and the folklore of the astronomical phenomenon.

With guest host Tom Gjelten. 

Cohabitation nation. More unwed Americans are living together than ever before. We’ll ask who and why.

We used to call it shacking up. But a couple living together before they marry is the new normal. Two out of three couples who’ve married since 2000 started out by living together. For some, it was a good first step. For many, it was just a matter of economic necessity. This hour On Point: Cohabitation Nation. How the living-together trend is remaking relationships and highlighting gender and class divisions.

Republicans and the president on Charlottesville, on their bigger agenda. Can this political marriage be saved?

From the NFL to Pop Warner, we know the danger of concussions now. Should kids play football?

The opioid crisis is described now as a “national emergency” by the president. Will this open the floodgates for more funding, more help?

A man books six dates in one night. The women find out. What’s going on with modern dating?

Move over T-Rex, there’s a new heavyweight champion of dinosaurs. Say hello to Patagotitan.

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