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On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts



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



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The Buried, Secret Lives Of Trees

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:07:31 -0400

The secret life of trees. They talk to each other, says forester Peter Wohlleben. They have families. We'll sit down with the tree whisperer.


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Mo Willems Talks To Children – And Us

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:21:00 -0400

Mo Willems, acclaimed children's author and illustrator, joins us to talk Knuffle Bunny, Nanette's baguette and finding empathy in today's world.


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The Magic And Mythology Of The Solar Eclipse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:43:00 -0400

Eclipse mania sweeps the nation. We'll dig into the science, the history, the culture, and the folklore of the astronomical phenomenon.


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Week In The News: Charlottesville Aftermath, Trump Talk, Barcelona Terror

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:43:00 -0400

White nationalist violence in Charlottesville. President Trump blames "both sides." CEOs defect. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.


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The Competition To Be Content King

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:57:00 -0400

Netflix's quest to stay content king. They just got Shonda Rhimes. But with Disney and Apple in the game can they sustain the momentum?


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What's Going On With White Supremacy?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:33:00 -0400

White supremacists think they have a president who understands them. We dig deep into the supremacist movement in America today.


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Sinclair's Local TV Takeover

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:45:00 -0400

The fiery conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group is taking over local TV all over the country. The FCC just gave them a bigger green light.


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The Opioid Crisis As 'National Emergency'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:03:00 -0400

The opioid crisis is described now as a "national emergency" by the president. Will this open the floodgates for more funding, more help?


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/543458091/npr_543458091.mp3?orgId=1&d=2814&p=510053&story=543458091&t=podcast&e=543458091&ft=pod&f=510053




Chaos In Charlottesville

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:39:00 -0400

Violence and a state of emergency in Virginia. We'll look at white nationalists, the White House, and the grim weekend in Charlottesville.


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Week In The News: North Korea, Climate Change Report, Manafort Raid

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:15:00 -0400

North Korea "fire and fury." The FBI has raided Manafort's home. A tough climate report. Mike Pence and the presidency. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/542845139/npr_542845139.mp3?orgId=1&d=2827&p=510053&story=542845139&t=podcast&e=542845139&ft=pod&f=510053










Fake News Bots Are Here

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:07:00 -0400

Russian Twitter bots and more haven't stopped pumping out propaganda and disinformation since the election. We'll look at the power and prevalence of social media bots.


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The Google Memo And Gender In Tech

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:39:00 -0400

Google fires the engineer who wrote the company-wide memo saying women don't advance in tech because of biology. Now there's a storm.


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A Gene Editing Breakthrough

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:01:00 -0400

After the blockbuster announcement a U.S. team successfully edited human embryos, come the tough medical and ethical questions. We'll talk it through.


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#OnPointListens: Listening To A Changing Portland, And Country

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:53:00 -0400

We are in Portland, Maine on our national listening tour talking about the president now, our divided U.S. economy, and how gentrification is playing out in Portland and beyond.


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Connecting Across The Digital Divide

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:31:00 -0400

23 million people in rural America don't have broadband connections. Lots of urban residents simply can't afford the service. And it's leaving them behind. We'll dig in.


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Rediscovering African-American Roots And Cuisine

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:09:00 -0400

He made waves going after Paula Deen for using the n-word. Now, black culinary historian Michael Twitty is talking slavery and Southern food.


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LGBTQ Rights In Question

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:19:00 -0400

The LGBTQ uproar as the Justice Department says sexual orientation isn't protected under civil rights law and the president tweets a military transgender ban.


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A Historical Perspective On Trump's White House

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:55:00 -0400

A White House in turmoil. A president like no other. We'll talk leadership and the lessons of history with Pulitzer-prize winner Tom Ricks.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/540623277/npr_540623277.mp3?orgId=1&d=2803&p=510053&story=540623277&t=podcast&e=540623277&ft=pod&f=510053







Week In The News: Health Care Revival, White House Chaos, Russia Investigation

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:13:00 -0400

The Senate gets back to health care. Trump's Transgender ban. Jeff Sessions drama. Jared Kushner says he didn't collude. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/540060514/npr_540060514.mp3?orgId=1&d=3102&p=510053&story=540060514&t=podcast&e=540060514&ft=pod&f=510053




Interracial Relationships On Screen

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:14:00 -0400

From "The Big Sick" to "Master of None" to "The Bachelorette" — Hollywood's depiction of interracial relationships is changing.


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Rolling Back Conservation Efforts Across The Country

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:43:00 -0400

As Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke tours the country's national parks, his staff in Washington is rolling back regulations. We'll look at what's going on.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/539800165/npr_539800165.mp3?orgId=1&d=2999&p=510053&story=539800165&t=podcast&e=539800165&ft=pod&f=510053




Getting On Board The Hyperloop

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:37:00 -0400

Hyperloop hype. Tech visionary Elon Musk's bold new vision to get you from New York to DC in 29 minutes. Are you on board?


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Health Care Bill Advances

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:01:00 -0400

Vice President Mike Pence breaks a tie in the Senate vote to proceed with debate on a health care bill. We'll talk about what's next.


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Migrants Die In A Tractor-Trailer

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:31:00 -0400

The human smuggling tragedy in the Walmart parking lot. We'll look at illegal border crossing now. And the latest on the wall.


Media Files:
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Cleaning Up The Carbon In Our Skies

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:19:00 -0400

When a cleaner footprint is no longer enough on climate change. Scientists now say we need negative CO2 emissions. Cleaning carbon from our skies.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/539082792/npr_539082792.mp3?orgId=1&d=3095&p=510053&story=539082792&t=podcast&e=539082792&ft=pod&f=510053










Week In The News: Health Care Collapse, G-20 Revelations, McCain's Diagnosis

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:49:00 -0400

The GOP health care push collapses. Trump and Putin's private conversation. John McCain fights brain cancer. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/538585341/npr_538585341.mp3?orgId=1&d=2986&p=510053&story=538585341&t=podcast&e=538585341&ft=pod&f=510053




Black Motherhood In The Spotlight

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:45:00 -0400

Beyoncé's out front with new twins. A pregnant Serena Williams is nude on the cover of Vanity Fair. We'll look at American images of black motherhood.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/538359705/npr_538359705.mp3?orgId=1&d=2851&p=510053&story=538359705&t=podcast&e=538359705&ft=pod&f=510053




Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Kicks Off

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:03:00 -0400

The White House's voter fraud commission meets for the first time this week. There's a big backlash across the country. We'll get the whole story.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/538350689/npr_538350689.mp3?orgId=1&d=2860&p=510053&story=538350689&t=podcast&e=538350689&ft=pod&f=510053




Privatizing The War In Afghanistan

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:09:00 -0400

Talk in the West Wing about using a private army of mercenaries to take over the war in Afghanistan. Blackwater founder Erik Prince is with us.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510053/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/ONPOINT_PODCAST/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510053/538128250/npr_538128250.mp3?orgId=1&d=2871&p=510053&story=538128250&t=podcast&e=538128250&ft=pod&f=510053