On Point with Tom Ashbrook

On Point with Tom Ashbrook

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On Point is a live, two-hour morning news-analysis program, produced by WBUR 90.9 and NPR.


A More Physical Form of Mindfulness  

How intelligence lives beyond the brain. In your body. Intelligence, in the flesh.

Reinventing Your Life, Your Career  

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

#OnPointListens: Economic Futures, In Detroit And America  

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

Week In The News: Flynn Fired, Puzder Backs Out, Oroville Dam  

Michael Flynn fired. Calls to investigate Trump's Russia ties. Netanyahu at the White House. California dam crisis. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Mo Willems Talks To Children – And Us  

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

Tax Reform And Your Shopping Cart  

Tax reform — American retailers, importers, are warning of big price hikes. American exporters are celebrating. Plus: Warren Buffet dumps 90% of his shares in Wal-Mart.

'Losing My Religion' With Gospel Star Kirk Franklin  

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

Michael Flynn And National Security In Trump's Administration  

National security and the Trump White House. How the new administration is handling challenges from Russia to North Korea to terrorism.

Depression On The Rise For Teenage Girls  

Depression is up among teenage girls. We'll look at the latest research and how to help.

Israel-U.S. Relations At A Reset  

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to visit President Trump. Plus: the latest on the resignation of the President's National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.

New Moves On American Wind Power  

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.

An Indivisible Democratic Tea Party  

Democrats take a page from the Tea Party, as grassroots resistance to President Trump grows. We'll look at the movement.

Lady Lamb's Guide For 'Tender Warriors'  

Singer-songwriter Lady Lamb offers a manifesto for Tender Warriors with her latest album. She's in our studio.

Week In The News: Sessions And DeVos, Warren Silenced, Patriots Stunner  

Jeff Sessions, Betsy DeVos confirmed. Elizabeth Warren silenced. Trump's travel ban and the 9th Circuit Court. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

Yemen Rejects American Forces After Disaster  

Inside the botched U.S. Navy Seal raid in Yemen and the fallout now.

Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Talks Trump And Putin  

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.

Staying Put: Why Nobody's Moving Right Now  

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

America's Ongoing Opioid Crisis  

America's opioid crisis was the talk of the campaign trail. It's still growing. What now?

Can American Cities Go Their Own Way?  

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

President Trump Takes On Dodd-Frank  

Banks never liked Dodd-Frank –the regulations that came after the Crash of '08. The President says he's going to do a big number on it. Can he protect his voters and Wall Street? Main Street?

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