On Point

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

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. Produced at WBUR in Boston.

Ways to Connect

With Robert Siegel

Oh, Canada. Trudeau and Trump spar ahead of the big G-7 summit. We’ll look at it through the lens of Canada.


Daniel Dale, Washington bureau chief for the Toronto Star. (@ddale8)

What It Means To Be 'Middle-Aged'

Jun 1, 2018

With Kimberly Atkins

So you’re middle-aged now, but does that mean you’re really a grown-up? Maybe not.

With Kimberly Atkins

The Warriors and the Cavaliers meet in the NBA finals for the fourth year in a row. Is this time any different?


Ben Cohen, sports reporter for The Wall Street Journal. (@bzcohen)

Migrant Children At The Border

May 30, 2018

With Jane Clayson

Did the U.S. really lose some 1500 migrant children? We’ll look at that and the administration’s new policy on separating families.


Alan Gomez, immigration reporter for USA Today. (@alangomez)

With Jane Clayson

In a speech delivered at Harvard Law School’s 2018 Class Day last Wednesday, U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) criticized President Trump and Congress, saying the presidency has been “debased.”

Find a video and transcript of Senator Flake’s remarks below:

With GPS, Are We 'Never Lost Again'?

May 29, 2018

With Jane Clayson 

How we navigate the world, now. The inside story of the Google mapping revolution. Turn left, at the roundabout.

The Evolution Of Prom

May 25, 2018

With Ray Suarez

We’re going to the prom. The corsages endure, but a lot has changed. Shall we dance?


Amy Best, professor of sociology at George Mason University. Author of: “Prom Night: Youth, Schools and Popular Culture”

With Ray Suarez

On Wednesday, the NFL announced it would fine teams if their football players protest during the National Anthem.

But, according to the new policy, players can skip the pregame ceremonies altogether, and stay in the locker room. President Trump praised the decision, stirring up the controversy yet again.

With Ray Suarez

An 1899 expedition to Alaska found wild beauty and coming environmental calamity. What about now? Best-selling author Mark Adams retraced the trek to find out.