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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


Episodes

'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


President Trump's Mental Health In The Spotlight

1/8/2018
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The growing speculation about President Trump's mental and emotional well-being.

Duration: 00:47:20


Why Birds Matter In 2018

1/5/2018
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Novelist and birding enthusiast Jonathan Franzen joins us to talk about the beauty, wonder and threats facing the world's birds.

Duration: 00:47:54


Week In The News: Trump's 'Nuclear Button,' Bannon Feud, Iran Protests

1/5/2018
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Trump and Bannon feud. Manafort sues. Iran protests. Hot talk about nuclear buttons. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Duration: 00:48:09


Winter Weather Wallops U.S. — What's Mother Nature's Message?

1/4/2018
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Frostbitten Florida, snowy South Carolina, sub-zero New England—we'll look at the big freeze and Mother Nature's message.

Duration: 00:47:58


Surge In Foster Children Amid Opioid Crisis

1/4/2018
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What happens when opioids ravage the lives of mothers and fathers? A surge in foster children. Opioids and the crisis in foster care.

Duration: 00:48:14


Medicare, Infrastructure, Immigration On Congress's 2018 Agenda

1/3/2018
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Big-ticket items face Congress this year. Immigration. Infrastructure. Entitlement reform. We'll look at the most pressing issues on the Congressional docket.

Duration: 00:47:27


Author Ann Patchett's Year Of No Shopping

1/3/2018
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Rethinking what we need versus what we want. Author Ann Patchett took up the challenge.

Duration: 00:47:07


How Innovators Are Shaking Up The Status Quo And Charting The Future

1/2/2018
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From healthcare to food production to renewable energy, how innovators are shaking up the status quo to change the world.

Duration: 00:47:59


Global Affairs In 2018

1/2/2018
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From war to peace, from worry to hope. We take stock of where we are now and where we may be headed in 2018.

Duration: 00:47:26

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