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.


Policing In America In The Age Of Black Lives Matter  

On Martin Luther King Day – police and their communities now, in the era of Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter.

A Nation Engaged  

What do you want the new president to know about your community ahead of his inauguration?

Forget Your Troubles, Come On, Get Hygge  

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

Week In The News: Obama's Farewell, Trump's News Conference, Cabinet Hearings  

Obama bids farewell. Trump's fiery press conference. Rex Tillerson and key confirmation hearings. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Abstinence, HIV And Blood Donation  

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.

The Trump Press Conference And Rex Tillerson  

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

One More 'Case Against Sugar'  

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

President Obama's Legacy And Farewell  

President Obama bids farewell. We'll weigh his message from Chicago and his years in the White House.

Antarctic Ice Shelves And Global Dynamics  

the crack in the Antarctic ice shelf grows by 11 miles. We'll look at what's coming, and talk with physicist Helen Czerski about the dynamics of the world around us.

Ethical Quandaries In The Trump Cabinet  

Ethics and the Trump Cabinet. Confirmations hearings for Trump's nominees begin before ethics reviews are completed. It's unprecedented. We're on it.

Botox Revolution Moves Beyond Wrinkles  

The Botox explosion. It's not just for wrinkles anymore. Migraines, depression. We'll track the spreading use of Botox.

What Sen. Jeff Sessions Will Hear At His AG Confirmation Hearing  

The Jeff Sessions battle ahead. On the eve of his confirmation hearing, we look at the record, and questions for Donald Trump's pick for Attorney General.

#OnPointNC: Listening To Charlotte  

Our 'Listening To America' tour kicks off in Charlotte with a citizens' roundtable on North Carolina's fevered politics.

Week In The News: Obamacare's Future, New Year Terror, Russian Hacking  

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

The Making Of 'Making Oprah'  

"Making Oprah." A Chicago team digs into what made Oprah a singular sensation. We'll get the inside scoop.

Manufacturing In America: Fact And Fiction  

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?

Big Worries For Your 401(K) Retirement Plan  

Pioneers of the 401(k) retirement plan say that it's not working and it may be time to bring back pensions.

What 'Repeal And Replace' Might Mean For Obamacare  

The fight over Obamacare. The President's on the Hill. Republicans are ready to act. What will survive?

New Research Reveals Deep Truths About Fat  

The secret life of fat. The latest science on America's unending battle.

President-Elect Trump And Putin  

What is up with Donald Trump and Russia? Why all the love? Does it make sense?

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