On Point

Monday through Friday 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on KEDM Ideas
  • Hosted by Tom Ashbrook

On Point unites distinct and provocative voices with passionate discussion as it 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.

Host Tom Ashbrook combines his journalistic instincts with a listener's openness and curiosity -- focusing on the relevant topics and deconstructing issues along with the audience.

News analyst Jack Beatty, Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly, also guides the program by providing his own unique perspective to the conversation.

Ways to Connect

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas made headlines when he outed himself as undocumented. His new memoir is “Dear America.”

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She’s with us.

Guest

Lucia Micarelli, violinist. Her new album “An Evening With Lucia Micarelli” will be released Sept. 28. (@theloosh)

With David Folkenflik

Race, politics and patriotism. We’re talking about the NFL with superfan and journalist Mark Leibovich. His new book is “Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times.”

Guests

Clarence Hill Jr., Dallas Cowboys reporter for the Star-Telegram. (@clarencehilljr)

With David Folkenflik

The wrath of Hurricane Florence. Pence says he’d take a lie detector test in a heartbeat. Moonves out at CBS. The roundtable dives in.

Guests

Jeff Tiberii, capitol bureau chief for WUNC. (@j_tibs)

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Former President Richard Nixon’s White House counsel John Dean is back in the spotlight with a warning about unchecked presidential power. He’s with us.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

It’s been 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed and the nightmare of the global financial crisis. The author of the book “Too Big to Fail” takes us back to those frightening days.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The Serena Williams firestorm at the U.S. Open started a conversation about women’s anger. We’ll have it with author of the new book “Rage Becomes Her.”

With Meghna Chakrabarti

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, is it time for a radical rethink on what it means to be prepared?

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The Cosby actor, job-shaming and the dignity of work. The photo that went viral sparked an emotional debate. We’ll hear it.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

The Trump administration wants to end limits on how long they can hold migrant children in custody. Instead of 20 days, they now want to hold them indefinitely.

Guests

Alan Gomez, immigration reporter for USA Today. (@alangomez)

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