On Point with Tom Ashbrook

On Point with Tom Ashbrook

United States

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


Internet Privacy And You  

Congress is striking down internet privacy rules from the Obama years. We'll look at why and what it means for your life online.

Brexit Formally Begins  

The Brexit begins. The UK official kicks off its divorce from the EU. We'll look at the road ahead.

Emotional Support Animals In The Spotlight  

Emotional support animals provide comfort to their owners. How's the rest of the world dealing with the dog in the next seat?

Anti-Corruption Protests Shake Moscow  

Hundreds arrested in anti-corruption protests in Russia, including Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny. We'll look at this latest crackdown.

George Saunders Talks 'Lincoln,' Life And Art  

The real-life death of Abraham Lincoln's young son is reimagined as a meditation on grief and moving on in the novel "Lincoln in the Bardo." Author George Saunders joins us.

The Trump Presidency, After The American Health Care Act  

The aftermath of the health care battle in Washington. What's next?

New Lessons On Ancient Survival Methods  

The caveman professor, Bill Schindler, is teaching millennials to drop the phone and thrive in the wild. He's with us.

Week In The News: Health Care Votes, Russian Investigation, London Terror  

The fate of the GOP health care bill. The Trump camp and Russia. London terror. Neil Gorsuch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Middle-Aged Men Need More Friends  

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

Grading The AHCA As The House Sets Up A Vote  

As the House votes on the American Health Care Act we'll dig deep into what's in the bill, what's not. Who would win. Who would lose.

Reliving The Poetry Of Derek Walcott  

We'll dive once more into the dazzling literary legacy of Nobel Prize-winning Caribbean poet and playwright Derek Walcott.

Day 3: Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings  

The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, and what his appointment would mean.

Bassem Youssef Is Still Laughing  

The Jon Stewart of Egypt, Bassem Youssef, joins us to talk about Islam, America and the world.

After A Heated Hearing, What We Know About Russian Intervention  

The House Intelligence Committee, the FBI chief, and what we've learned about Russia, Trump and the homefront.

How To Be A Better Boss  

What makes a great boss. One Silicon Valley boss says she did it all wrong. She's found a better way.

Follow The Money: Banking Questions For The Trump Administration  

Foreign banks and the Trump administration. From Cyprus to Germany to Russia, we'll follow the money trail.

#OnPointListens: Hello, Tampa  

We are in Tampa, Florida on our national listening tour, asking Tampa citizens how they see this new administration—and America's future—unfolding.

Week In The News: CBO Score, Trump Budget, March Madness  

The CBO scores Trumpcare. No evidence of wiretapping. U.S. attorneys fired. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Where Federal Food Research Funds Really Go  

Washington spends millions on agriculture research. But most of that spending doesn't go toward fruits, vegetables, what we actually eat. Plus: new safety concerns about Monsanto's weed killer.

Dialing Back On U.S. Emissions Standards  

President Trump takes aim at federal auto-emission regulations. We'll look at what's on the line for the US auto industry, cars and climate change.

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