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 David Folkenflik

Some lawmakers seek to prevent many people from voting ahead of this fall’s midterms. Those efforts don’t show up in polls, but could affect the results.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Conservative luminary Max Boot explains why he left the Republican Party and is urging people to vote against the modern GOP.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

James Allison won the Nobel Prize for his landmark work on the immune system and cancer treatment. We’ll talk with him and other top researchers on where we are in the search for a cure.

Guests

James Allison, chair of the Department of Immunology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in cancer immunotherapy.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Ambassador Nikki Haley will step down at the end of the year. We’ll look at her record at the United Nations, what’s next for her and who’s next to represent America at the U.N.

Guests

Colum Lynch, United Nations-based senior diplomatic correspondent, Foreign Policy. (@columlynch)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

When Nicole Chung looked in the mirror she saw a girl who didn’t look anything like her adoptive white parents. She tells the complicated story of transracial adoption in a new memoir.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Reporting from WHYY in Philadelphia, Meghna and her guests will discuss redistricting in Pennsylvania ahead of the midterms.

Guests

Lindsay Lazarksi, multimedia journalist for WHYY and Keystone Crossroads. (@llazarski)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Top reporters help us look ahead to the week’s news.

With David Folkenflik

The irrepressible Ellie Kemper on her journey from a seemingly ordinary Midwestern childhood to starring in the unusual dark comedy, the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

Guest

Ellie Kemper, Emmy-nominated actor. Star of the Netflix original series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Author of “My Squirrel Days.”

With Meghna Chakrabarti

College drinking culture today. Students talk about their habits and attitudes around alcohol.

Guests

Madeleine D’Angelo, 21-year-old senior at Boston College. Intern at On Point. From Chevy Chase, Maryland. (@mads_805)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The obesity epidemic is getting worse. But what if presumptions about the causes and consequences of obesity are wrong?

Guests

Michael Hobbes, staff writer at Huffington Post. (@RottenInDenmark)

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