On Point

Weekdays at 9 a.m.
  • Hosted by Tom Ashbrook

Hear provocative voices and passionate discussion as Tom 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.

With Jane Clayson

A novel idea that started in Cleveland to bringing people together through book clubs. It’s gone global.

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With Anthony Brooks

So, here we are. How are political strategists from both parties advising their candidates in this highly charged political moment?

Guests

Charlie Cook, editor and publisher of “The Cook Political Report.” (@CharlieCookDC)

With Anthony Brooks

Disturbing stories this summer about white people calling the police on black people for cutting the grass or using the swimming pool. What’s going on?

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With Anthony Brooks

We just can’t wait until Friday. Trump and Putin, the latest on the special counsel’s investigation, Maria Butina charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation. Join us for a special midweek edition of the news roundtable.

Reopening The Case Of Emmett Till

Jul 17, 2018

With Anthony Brooks

Something in Timothy Tyson’s 2017 book “The Blood of Emmett Till” led the Justice Department to reopen its probe into the 1955 lynching.

Iowa's Poor Water Quality Goes South

Jul 16, 2018

With Harry Smith

Iowa’s water pollution problem is getting worse and the impact is felt all the way to the Gulf of Mexico.

Guests

Chris Jones, research engineer at the University of Iowa’s Institute of Hydraulic Research Hydroscience and Engineering Center. Author of a recent study about nitrogen pollution flowing out of Iowa and into the Gulf of Mexico

Cheryl Johnson, farmer who grows corn, soybeans, and alfalfa, and raises purebred cattle

Can Gentrification Be A Good Thing?

Jul 13, 2018

With Linda Wertheimer

Gentrification, is a dirty word for a lot of people, but there are some upsides when the better-off newcomers come in. Is there a way to make it work for everyone?

Guests

Idrees Kahloon, U.S. policy correspondent for The Economist (@ikahloon)

With Linda Wertheimer

A Supreme Court nominee. Trump at NATO. Daring rescue of the Thai soccer

team. The roundtable dives in.

Guests

Michael Crowley, national security editor and senior foreign affairs correspondent for Politico (@michaelcrowley)

The Promise And Mystery Of The Grand Canyon

Jul 12, 2018

With Linda Wertheimer

Rafting the Grand Canyon is a wondrous adventure, but the first time, 150 years ago, no one knew what the canyon was like.

Guests

John F. Ross, historian and journalist. Author of “The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell’s Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West

'All The Single Ladies' Living Alone

Jul 11, 2018

With Linda Wertheimer

Women living alone. The numbers are up and so is their happiness. We’ll unpack reasons why and why they’re liking it.

Guests

Ashley Fetters, staff writer for The Atlantic. (@AshleyFetters)

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