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.
 

The Real Cost Of Low Homeownership Rates

Oct 9, 2017

When big investment money moves into mass home ownership. How private equity funds are changing the real estate market and rentals.

From Jimmy Kimmel on health care to Trevor Noah on police shootings, late -night comedy is getting serious.

Trevor Noah railing against police shootings. Jimmy Kimmel breaking down about Las Vegas. And everyone—from Seth Meyers to Stephen Colbert to John Oliver—having a field day skewering Trump. Johnny Carson’s Amazing Kreskin? So quaint. Today’s late night comedy is whacking at heavy social and political issues with sharp-edged satire. And, sometimes, tears. This hour, On Point: Late night comedy gets serious. — Jane Clayson.

Millions of Americans are getting sucked into multi-level-marketing schemes – selling from home. We ask how that’s going.

America’s local news-gathering operations are in trouble. We’ll look at efforts to save and strengthen local news.

Confronting Modern Mass Shootings

Oct 3, 2017

Terror in the streets of Las Vegas. How should Americans understand and confront the now-drumbeat of mass killings in this country.

How Totalitarianism Took Over Russia

Oct 2, 2017

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen on how modern Russia took a wrong turn on the road to democracy and its march, now, to totalitarianism.

A gunman opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas Sunday night, making it the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, according to police.

Hellish gunfire in Las Vegas last night. Raining down on a concert crowd with nowhere to hide. Worst mass shooting in American history. We will go to Vegas in this hour to recreate the terrible scene and first response to it. This hour, On Point: The Las Vegas massacre, as it unfolded. –Tom Ashbrook.

As Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War” documentary wraps up, we look at those memories, lessons learned and lost, and Afghanistan right now.

The Supreme Court readies to weigh in on gerrymandering, digital privacy, and the gay marriage wedding cake. We’ll look at the docket for the new term.

The president and Congress share more pieces of a tax overhaul. What’s it add up to? We’ll ask.

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