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.


Olympian Lindsey Vonn Says Women Should Be Strong, Not Skinny  

Olympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn has a message: Women should be strong, not skinny.

Breaking Down The Third Presidential Debate  

Analysis of the final presidential debate and a look ahead at the candidates' strategies in the last weeks before Election Day.

Why What Facebook Knows About You Could Matter Offline  

The investigative team at ProPublica wants you to know what Facebook knows about you. It's more than you can imagine.

Inside The Battle For Mosul  

The fight to take back Mosul is underway. We'll talk with big region watchers.

How 'Deprescribing' Could Change Your Medical Routine  

Is it time to clean out your medicine cabinet? We'll look at the new push to get you to take fewer medications. It's called "deprescribing."

The Fact And Fiction Of 'Rigged Election' Claims  

Donald Trump says the election is being "rigged." What could that mean for democracy if Americans lose faith in clean elections?

Sourcing The Batteries That Power Your Smartphone  

Beyond Samsung's burning phones, we look at the human toll in mines and factories that source lithium batteries.

A Conversation With Independent Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin  

Conservatives are taking a second look at Evan McMullin, the former CIA operative and independent presidential candidate. We sit down with him.

Nate Jackson Descends, From NFL Into Fantasy Football  

Former NFL tight end Nate Jackson is now a champion fantasy football player. He'll take us there.

Week In The News: Lewd Trump, Clinton Emails, Yemen Attacks  

Trump under fire and unshackled. Misery after Hurricane Matthew. US airstrikes in Yemen. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

'Luke Cage' And The Changing American Superhero  

The hero of the new Netflix show "Luke Cage" is a bulletproof black man. We'll look at the changing American superhero.

Election 2016: A Trans-Atlantic Conversation With The BBC  

We open trans-Atlantic phone lines to talk Brexit, Donald Trump Hillary Clinton and American Politics with you and British listeners of the BBC.

Clay Christensen Disrupts Innovation, Again  

Disruptive innovation Guru Clay Christensen on disruption now from politics to Uber.

Trump Goes To War With The GOP  

The firestorm in the GOP over Donald Trump and the future of the Republican Party.

Harold López-Nussa's Afro-Cuban Sound  

Acclaimed Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa brings his Afro-Cuban Latin jazz – and view of the world — to our studio.

The U.S. And Russia, At Odds On The Global Stage  

The U.S. and Russia get very testy. From hacking to Syria to NATO, we look at the new face-off with Moscow.

Trump's Comments On Women Ignite G.O.P. Panic  

Women after the Trump video tape bombshell, and could another candidate step in.

Election 2016: The Second Presidential Debate  

An ugly presidential town hall debate. We look at the aftermath.

Mark Bittman Wants You To Bake 'Everything'  

The one who taught us "How to Cook Everything," Mark Bittman is back. And this time, he's baking.

Week In The News: VP Debate, Hurricane Matthew, No Peace For Colombia  

A feisty VP debate. A second Snowden alleged at the NSA. No peace deal in Colombia. Evacuation and Hurricane Matthew. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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