On Point

Weekdays at 9 a.m.
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.

In Memoriam
5:28 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

A Message From Tom Ashbrook

Tom Ashbrook.
Credit WBUR

A NOTE FROM ON POINT: We’re sad to share the news that Tom Ashbrook’s wife, Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook, has died after a long, brave battle with cancer. Below is a message from Tom that he recorded before taking a personal leave.

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On Point Live!
3:58 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

The Best Of 'On Point Live!' In New Orleans

Tom Ashbrook, host of NPR's 'On Point', after a tour of the wetlands and flood protection structures surrounding New Orleans.
Janet Wilson WWNO

Tweets, photos, video and more from the special production of On Point Live! here in New Orleans.

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On Point Live!
10:17 am
Fri January 24, 2014

New Orleans: On Point Live! American Coastline — The View From Louisiana

Host Tom Ashbrook joins Jarvis Deberry, Denise Reed and Tommy Michot on the stage of Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans for On Point Live! on Thursday, Jan. 24.
Credit Janet Wilson / WWNO

We take On Point to New Orleans to look at the state of America’s battered coastlines.

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On Point Live!
2:32 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

'On Point Live!' With Tom Ashbrook SOLD OUT

Tom Ashbrook, host of 'On Point'.

THIS JUST IN: On Point Live!, a special show to benefit WWNO at Le Petit Théâtre, is now SOLD OUT. The response has been tremendous and we're really looking forward to seeing everyone there!

On Point Live! with Tom Ashbrook

January 23, 2014
Le Petit Théâtre, 616 Saint Peter Street

7-9 p.m.: Live audience recording
9-10 p.m.: Reception at Tableau at Le Petit Théâtre

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5:27 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Award-Winning Journalist Tom Ashbrook and "On Point" Join 89.9 WWNO Lineup July 23rd

Starting Monday, July 23, New Orleans listeners will be able to hear NPR's On Point weekday mornings from 9 - 11 a.m. on 89.9 WWNO. On Point is one of the best, most compelling news and information programs on radio, with its daily two-hour blend of expert guests and listener calls conducted with great skill, intelligence and insight by host Tom Ashbrook.

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Deceptive Cadence
8:52 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Finding True Love: Helping Your Kid Choose The Right Instrument

Can you fall in love with the sound of a plastic recorder?

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 3:46 pm

Whether it's learning saxophone in school band, taking Saturday piano lessons, or participating in a top-flight youth orchestra, there are tens of millions of kids in the United States learning to play instruments. Way back in 2003, Gallup pollsters figured that at least 84 million Americans play an instrument — and at least a third of those players were then between the ages of 5 and 17.

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