On Point

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Weekdays 10 – 11 a.m. and 8-10 p.m. (repeats first hour)
  • Hosted by Tom Ashbrook

NPR’s On Point covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, with newsmakers, thinkers, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world. Hosted by Tom Ashbrook, and produced at WBUR in Boston.

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We can’t let it go. Why, despite all the dashcam video, do police who kill civilians keep walking out of the courtroom free men?

Editorials In The Age Of Trump

Jun 27, 2017

Editorial page editors from across the country are taking tough stands on President Trump and his policies. They join us to defend their judgments.

Machine Over Mind In A New Economy

Jun 26, 2017

Robots moving deeper into the American workplace—how much decision-making will we turn over to machines?

Senate Takes A Swing At Health Care

Jun 26, 2017

What’s really on the table for American health care with the new senate bill – the winners, the losers, the hard facts.

Pulling Out Of Car Ownership

Jun 23, 2017

Is car ownership going the way of the horse and buggy? We’ll look at how ride sharing and driverless cars are turning the way we move.

Curtain’s up on the Republican Senate health care bill. The GOP scores in Georgia. Dashcam video of the Philando Castile shooting. Otto Warmbier dies. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

Can Startups Share Their Big City Success?

Jun 22, 2017

The unaffordable urban paradise. Richard Florida says that startups are now tearing cities apart.

Impacts And Infrastructure In Extreme Heat

Jun 22, 2017

Commuter planes that can’t fly. Door handles too hot to touch. The heat dome crushing the southwestern U.S. This week puts other heatwaves to shame. We’ll look at dealing with heat in abnormal new normal.

Hoarding The American Dream

Jun 21, 2017

The top 20 percent of this country, not just the top one percenters, is leaving everyone else behind. We’ll talk with the author of “Dream Hoarders.”

With guest host Jane Clayson.

“Alexa, I want to order a pound of kale.” We’ll unpack Amazon’s deal for Whole Foods and the future of retail.

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