On Point

Weekdays, 10am-noon
  • Hosted by Tom Ashbrook

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.

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Shocking the brain to treat depression. Does it work? Former presidential candidate Mike Dukakis and his wife Kitty say it saved her life. They join us.

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Michael Eric Dyson’s fiery challenge to white America: stop ignoring the injustices facing black America. He’s with us.

Danes are the happiest people in the world. They say they get there with hygge – coziness. We’ll ask how that works.

Guests

Penelope Green, style reporter for the New York Times. (@greenpnyt)

A 21 year-old gay man abstains from sex for a year so he can donate blood. That’s the law, but is that what it takes to keep the blood supply safe?  We’ll look at science, fear and blood.

Trump faces the press as Russian allegations swirl.  Rex Tillerson goes before Congress. We’ll cover it all.

Still coming to grips with sugar. Author Gary Taubes says we're still in denial.

We know too much sugar is a bad idea. But we are surrounded by sugar. American diets swim in it. Everyone knows how hard it can be to pull away. My guest today Gary Taubes says we are paying a terrible price. In obesity and diabetes, but also, he says, in heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's. Sugar, he says, may have prematurely killed more people than tobacco. This hour On Point, I'll pass on the cookies. We hear the case against sugar. — Tom Ashbrook

Last night, Hollywood gathered to celebrate the 74th Golden Globe Awards. “La La Land” broke the record with seven Golden Globes. Viola Davis, Donald Glover and Casey Affleck were some of the winners. Hollywood went political, too. With Meryl Streep speaking about the importance of art and artists in the age of Donald Trump. Daniel Fienberg, television critic for The Hollywood Reporter, was watching.

Obamacare showdown. Russian hacking hearing. Terror in Istanbul. Mariah Carey’s  New Year’s meltdown. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

Fox news host Megyn Kelly has made plenty of news herself in recent months, going toe-to-toe with Donald Trump on the campaign trail. Accusing FOX News Chief Roger Ailes of sexual harassment. Now she’s leaving FOX for NBC. That’s interesting. Hadas Gold, media reporter for POLITICO, joins us to discuss the implications of the cable host’s big move.

Ford nixes a Mexico plant and promises 700 U.S. jobs.  Can Trump’s arm-twisting bring manufacturing jobs back home in a big way?

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