On Point

Mondays through Thursdays at 11 am

hybrid of a talk program and a news-magazine, "On Point" puts each day's news into context and provides a lively forum for discussion and debate. Topics chosen for the program are often taken from the biggest news stories of the day while others have a direct connection to issues that are at the core of what is urgent and important in the world at the moment. Interwoven are programs containing interviews with personalities, politicians, musicians, writers, and journalists.

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Climate Change Threats, Managed Retreats

Mar 30, 2017

As President Trump dismantles climate change protections, some coastal communities are now planning a “managed retreat” from sea rise. We’ll look at what that means.

Internet Privacy And You

Mar 29, 2017

Congress is striking down internet privacy rules from the Obama years. We’ll look at why and what it means for your life online.

Emotional Support Animals In The Spotlight

Mar 28, 2017

Emotional support animals provide comfort to their owners. How’s the rest of the world dealing with the dog in the next seat?

The aftermath of the health care battle in Washington. What’s next?

Middle-Aged Men Need More Friends

Mar 23, 2017

Men and friendship. By middle age, many have too little of it. And it’s a threat to men’s health.

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.

Reliving The Poetry Of Derek Walcott

Mar 22, 2017

We’ll dive once more into the dazzling literary legacy of Nobel Prize-winning Caribbean poet and playwright Derek Walcott.

The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, and what his appointment would mean.

The House Intelligence Committee, the FBI chief, and what we’ve learned about Russia, Trump and the homefront.

Dialing Back On U.S. Emissions Standards

Mar 16, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

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.

NPR's Embedded: Filming American Police

Mar 15, 2017

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

Trump's New Travel Ban: Global Response

Mar 9, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

What to expect with President Trump’s new executive order on immigration and will it stand up in court? We’re on it.

The Diagnosis Is Never Easy

Mar 9, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Cracking medical mysteries.  A top doctor tells the inside story and drama of what it takes to get a diagnosis right.

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.

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