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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.
Host Tom Ashbrook combines his journalistic instincts with a listener's openness and curiosity -- focusing on the relevant topics and deconstructing issues along with the audience. News analyst Jack Beatty, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly, also guides the program by providing his own unique perspective to the conversation.
Monday, January 26, 2015 11:00amBrush your teeth with soot, stay away from water, wear a steel corset. We'll talk with the author of "How to be a Victorian." Strange ways from another age.
Monday, January 26, 2015 10:00amYemen in turmoil, a new king in Saudi Arabia. We'll look at what's next for the Arabian Peninsula. Plus: the President's trip to the Indian subcontinent.
Friday, January 23, 2015 3:33pmThe Marathon bombing, the Aurora movie theater shootings, and the challenges of picking an impartial jury.
Friday, January 23, 2015 3:33pmPresident Obama comes out swinging in his State of the Union. High level talks in Cuba. Japanese hostages. "American Sniper" controversy. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 3:33pmAppalachia now. Celebrated stories from coal country and beyond with writer Ron Rash. He joins us.