On Point on RADIO IQ

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.

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Program Headlines

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 1:55pm
    The Arctic Circle is opening up at a gallop as the ice disappears. Oil, gold, armies, spies. Big opportunities and fear of the consequences.
  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 1:22pm
    With student debt topping $1 trillion, a renewed call for radical change – maybe even free public university tuition. We'll hear more about it.
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 2:10pm
    David Letterman is leaving television. So are advertising dollars. We'll look at the changes in TV and how today's industry tries to reach you.
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 2:06pm
    The ISIS flag now flies over Ramadi. US and Iraqi forces are mobilizing to take it back. But can they? And what if they can't?
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 2:26pm
    As the US struggles with infrastructure, China moves to build a brand new railway across South America. We'll get the story.