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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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With guest host Anthony Brooks.

Growing support for human gene-editing. We’ll look at new breakthroughs and the ethical debate.

With guest host Anthony Brooks.

New guidelines from the Trump Administration give more power to U.S. officials to deport immigrants in the country illegally . The new, tough rules are causing alarm and fear in immigrant communities.

With guest host Anthony Brooks.

America in Europe.  The president’s envoys try to reassure Europe and NATO that we’re all still on the same team, but Europe wonders.

This program was originally broadcast on March 17, 2016.

Second acts in life. We’ll look at what it takes to reinvent yourself, your career – early, mid-life, and late.

We are in Detroit on our national listening tour, talking about the American economy in the age of Trump.

Gospel star Kirk Franklin took home two Grammys. Played with Chance the Rapper. Plays with Kanye. He’s with us.

Gospel music can sound like the rock of ages. Old, grand, beloved, familiar. Unless it’s the gospel music of new gospel great Kirk Franklin. He’s won 12 Grammys taking gospel to new places. He won his two latest Sunday night. Was at the Grammys performing with Chance the Rapper.  His latest album is “Losing my Religion,” a funny title for a gospel man. But he’s serious. This hour On Point, gospel Grammy giant Kirk Franklin — Tom Ashbrook

Big new offshore wind farms are opening up, with a lot of muscle. We’ll look at wind, oil and the future of energy in America.

This broadcast is a part of the#OnPoint100 Day Spotlight.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, warns Americans not to let their leaders go down the path of Vladimir Putin. He joins us.

Americans are moving at record low numbers. Why? Are they staying put? And what does it mean for our economy?

American cities in tension with state governments and Donald Trump’s Washington. Can cities go their own way?

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