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On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts



A live, two-hour morning news-analysis program.



Copyright: Copyright Trustees of Boston University
 






Week In The News: Health Care Votes, Russian Investigation, London Terror

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:57:37 -0400

The fate of the GOP health care bill. The Trump camp and Russia. London terror. Neil Gorsuch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.


Media Files:
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Grading The AHCA As The House Sets Up A Vote

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:55:30 -0400

As the House votes on the American Health Care Act we'll dig deep into what's in the bill, what's not. Who would win. Who would lose.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/521260294/npr_521260294.mp3?orgId=1&d=2850&p=510053&story=521260294&t=podcast&e=521260294&ft=pod&f=510053






















#OnPointListens: Hello, Tampa

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:33:29 -0400

We are in Tampa, Florida on our national listening tour, asking Tampa citizens how they see this new administration—and America's future—unfolding.


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Where Federal Food Research Funds Really Go

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:25:14 -0400

Washington spends millions on agriculture research. But most of that spending doesn't go toward fruits, vegetables, what we actually eat. Plus: new safety concerns about Monsanto's weed killer.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/520431537/npr_520431537.mp3?orgId=1&d=2831&p=510053&story=520431537&t=podcast&e=520431537&ft=pod&f=510053




Dialing Back On U.S. Emissions Standards

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:39:29 -0400

President Trump takes aim at federal auto-emission regulations. We'll look at what's on the line for the US auto industry, cars and climate change.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/520421997/npr_520421997.mp3?orgId=1&d=2850&p=510053&story=520421997&t=podcast&e=520421997&ft=pod&f=510053




NPR's Embedded: Filming American Police

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:49:30 -0400

Police interactions caught on camera. The NPR podcast "Embedded" digs into what three different videos reveal about policing in America.


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Tillerson's Asia Strategy

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:22:14 -0400

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to a volatile Asia. We'll look at his agenda for North Korea, Japan and China.


Media Files:
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New WikiLeaks Releases Allege Vast CIA Network

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:04:53 -0500

WikiLeaks strikes again. This time revealing CIA hacking secrets. We'll unpack the latest developments and consider — is privacy dead?


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/519485565/npr_519485565.mp3?orgId=1&d=2787&p=510053&story=519485565&t=podcast&e=519485565&ft=pod&f=510053




Where Have All The Giraffes Gone?

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:03:27 -0500

Millions are captivated by a pregnant giraffe live-cam, but in Africa, the population is on the verge of extinction. A top nature writer shares that story.


Media Files:
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What The American Health Care Act Really Means

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:31:27 -0500

House Republicans unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But the devil's in the details. We'll dig in.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/519269522/npr_519269522.mp3?orgId=1&d=2859&p=510053&story=519269522&t=podcast&e=519269522&ft=pod&f=510053













U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff Talks Trump, Wiretaps, and Sessions

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:07:27 -0500

The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, joins us to talk wiretaps, allegations against Jeff Sessions and U.S. national security.


Media Files:
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Week In The News: Trump's Joint Session, Sessions And Russia, Oscars Flub

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:15:23 -0500

Attorney General Jeff Sessions under fire over Russia contacts. President Trump before Congress. SpaceX and moon travel. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/518375082/npr_518375082.mp3?orgId=1&d=2776&p=510053&story=518375082&t=podcast&e=518375082&ft=pod&f=510053



















The President's Military Plans, At Home And Abroad

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:42:26 -0500

President Trump wants a $54 billion jump in military spending. We'll look at that and the president's plan to quote, "obliterate" ISIS.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/517807309/npr_517807309.mp3?orgId=1&d=2764&p=510053&story=517807309&t=podcast&e=517807309&ft=pod&f=510053




Answers Around Our 'Age Of Anger'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:55:24 -0500

Our age of anger. We'll talk with big thinker Pankaj Mishra about the roots of today's anger. He says it's been a long time coming.


Media Files:
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Mexico Weighs The 'Trump Effect'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:57:28 -0500

President Trump's strong statements on trade and immigration are straining the US relationship with Mexico. We'll hear reaction from our southern neighbor.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/517545762/npr_517545762.mp3?orgId=1&d=2833&p=510053&story=517545762&t=podcast&e=517545762&ft=pod&f=510053







Week In The News: Deportation Orders, Mexico On Edge, Town Hall Turmoil

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:03:22 -0500

New deportation guidelines. Fiery town hall meetings. Rollback of transgender policies. Testing U.S.-Mexico ties. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/517062407/npr_517062407.mp3?orgId=1&d=2811&p=510053&story=517062407&t=podcast&e=517062407&ft=pod&f=510053




One Historian's 'Brief History Of Tomorrow'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:39:26 -0500

If man and machine really do become one, will data destroy democracy, humanism, and our souls? One historian's view of the future.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/516880687/npr_516880687.mp3?orgId=1&d=2838&p=510053&story=516880687&t=podcast&e=516880687&ft=pod&f=510053




What Does The Next DNC Chair Need To Help The Party Win?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:03:28 -0500

Democrats hold leadership elections Saturday for the party's national committee. After Trump's election, how do they rebuild and start winning again?


Media Files:
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President Trump Could Ramp Up Deportation

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:55:25 -0500

New guidelines from the Trump Administration give more power to U.S. officials to deport immigrants in the country illegally . The new, tough rules are causing alarm and fear in immigrant communities.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/516667472/npr_516667472.mp3?orgId=1&d=2806&p=510053&story=516667472&t=podcast&e=516667472&ft=pod&f=510053




President Trump And A Worried Europe

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:03:25 -0500

America in Europe. The president's envoys try to reassure Europe and NATO that we're all still on the same team, but Europe wonders.


Media Files:
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