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On Point with Tom Ashbrook

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On Point is public radio's live morning news program - covering each day's important news developments and conducting conversations with newsmakers and thinkers from all around the world.

On Point is public radio's live morning news program - covering each day's important news developments and conducting conversations with newsmakers and thinkers from all around the world.
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Location:

Boston, MA

Networks:

NPR

WBUR

Description:

On Point is public radio's live morning news program - covering each day's important news developments and conducting conversations with newsmakers and thinkers from all around the world.

Language:

English

Contact:

On Point Radio 890 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02215 1 800 423 8255


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Episodes

One Year Of Trump: On Point Takes Stock

1/22/2018
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The Trump Administration turns one. We'll take stock of the year of Trump at home and abroad.

Duration: 00:47:12


For Millennials, Astrology Is On The Rise

1/19/2018
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Why more millennials are using stars and signs to navigate and make sense of our complex world.

Duration: 00:47:39


Week In The News: Bannon Subpoenaed, Shutdown Looms

1/19/2018
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Bannon subpoenaed by Mueller. Talk of government shutdown...again. And the Koreas to march under one flag at the Olympics. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

Duration: 00:48:07


'The Road Not Taken' In Vietnam

1/18/2018
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Historian Max Boot on Cold War-era soldier-spy Edward Lansdale, the American maverick who thought he knew how to win the Vietnam War.

Duration: 00:47:52


Congress Scrambles To Avoid Shutdown

1/18/2018
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The shutdown showdown—as a DACA deal fades, Republicans are scrambling for a strategy to keep the government open even if it's for only one month.

Duration: 00:47:55


'The Appalachian Ballad Tradition'

1/17/2018
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A Grammy-nominated album celebrates Appalachia's rich legacy of story songs. We'll listen to how the ballad resonates today.

Duration: 00:49:27


Could The Democrats Take Control Of Congress In 2018?

1/17/2018
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The 2018 midterms are shaping up to be a nationwide referendum on President Trump. Is control of Congress in reach for the Democrats? We'll dig in.

Duration: 00:48:34


The U.S. Is Quietly Preparing For 'Last Resort' War With North Korea

1/16/2018
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Hawaiians calm their war jitters and the US president and the North Korean dictator hit 'pause' on the threats, but the U.S. military quietly prepares for war.

Duration: 00:47:26


David Frum Takes On 'Trumpocracy'

1/16/2018
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President Trump undermines American institutions, says former GOP speechwriter David Frum. He makes the case.

Duration: 00:47:16


'So You Want To Talk About Race'

1/15/2018
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Is there a better way to talk about race and social justice? On Martin Luther King, Jr Day, we'll try.

Duration: 00:48:44


Kids' Health Insurance At Risk As Congress Faces Funding Deadline

1/15/2018
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Nine million children and families could lose their health coverage if CHIP funding expires. We'll go to the healthcare frontlines.

Duration: 00:48:25


Gadgets And Gizmos A-Plenty At CES

1/12/2018
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Sleep robots and a suitcase that drives itself. We'll unpack what's hot at the Consumer Electronics show.

Duration: 00:46:57


Week In The News: Reports Of Trump's Shocking Slur Against Haiti And Africa

1/12/2018
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Deadly California mudslides. 7-Eleven immigration raids. Bannon out at Breitbart. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

Duration: 00:48:04


President Oprah? Golden Globes Speech Fuels Speculation

1/11/2018
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A speech at the Golden Globes by Oprah Winfrey leads to speculation that she might run for president.

Duration: 00:47:50


Trump Pledges To Boost Farmers And Rural America

1/11/2018
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President Trump lays out his plan to boost agriculture and prosperity in rural America. What's at stake is more than a hill of beans.

Duration: 00:47:50


Does Artificial Intelligence Need A Code Of Ethics?

1/10/2018
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Artificial Intelligence...do you worry, or welcome a world where our machines don't need us?

Duration: 00:47:35


America's Growing Teacher Shortage

1/10/2018
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America has a teacher shortage that's expected to keep growing. Do the solutions short-change American students?

Duration: 00:47:23


Cities Are Sending Homeless People Out Of Towns On Buses

1/9/2018
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Homelessness in America is rising. More and more cities are putting their homeless on buses with one-way tickets out of town. We'll dig in.

Duration: 00:47:21


200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave U.S. After Trump Order — Now What?

1/9/2018
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The Trump Administration rules that nearly 200,000 Salvadorans must leave the country or be deported. Now what?

Duration: 00:47:38


As States Legalize Weed, Feds Eye Crackdown

1/8/2018
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Pot in America now—California legalizes recreational marijuana, Attorney General Jeff Sessions changes federal policy. We'll read the smoke signals.

Duration: 00:47:37

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