On Point on WFAE

Mon. - Thur. at 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 6:00 a.m.
  • Hosted by Tom Ashbrook

Hear provocative voices and passionate discussion as host Tom Ashbrook 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.

A Dukakis Call For Electroshock Therapy

21 hours ago

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Shocking the brain to treat depression. Does it work? Former presidential candidate Mike Dukakis and his wife Kitty say it saved her life. They join us.

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Michael Eric Dyson’s fiery challenge to white America: stop ignoring the injustices facing black America. He’s with us.

A Nation Engaged

Jan 17, 2017

What do you want the new president to know about your community ahead of his inauguration? On Point and NPR turn to you for answers.

Forget Your Troubles, Come On, Get Hygge

Jan 17, 2017

Danes are the happiest people in the world. They say they get there with hygge – coziness. We’ll ask how that works.

Guests

Penelope Green, style reporter for the New York Times. (@greenpnyt)

Abstinence, HIV And Blood Donation

Jan 12, 2017

A 21 year-old gay man abstains from sex for a year so he can donate blood. That’s the law, but is that what it takes to keep the blood supply safe?  We’ll look at science, fear and blood.

Trump faces the press as Russian allegations swirl.  Rex Tillerson goes before Congress. We’ll cover it all.

One More 'Case Against Sugar'

Jan 11, 2017

Still coming to grips with sugar. Author Gary Taubes says we're still in denial.

We know too much sugar is a bad idea. But we are surrounded by sugar. American diets swim in it. Everyone knows how hard it can be to pull away. My guest today Gary Taubes says we are paying a terrible price. In obesity and diabetes, but also, he says, in heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's. Sugar, he says, may have prematurely killed more people than tobacco. This hour On Point, I'll pass on the cookies. We hear the case against sugar. — Tom Ashbrook

Ethical Quandaries In The Trump Cabinet

Jan 10, 2017

Ethics and the Trump Cabinet. Confirmations hearings for Trump’s nominees begin before ethics reviews are completed. It’s unprecedented. We’re on it.

Golden Globe Awards Turn Political

Jan 9, 2017

Last night, Hollywood gathered to celebrate the 74th Golden Globe Awards. “La La Land” broke the record with seven Golden Globes. Viola Davis, Donald Glover and Casey Affleck were some of the winners. Hollywood went political, too. With Meryl Streep speaking about the importance of art and artists in the age of Donald Trump. Daniel Fienberg, television critic for The Hollywood Reporter, was watching.

The Jeff Sessions battle ahead. On the eve of his confirmation hearing, we look at the record, and questions for Donald Trump’s pick for Attorney General.

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