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.

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Underground LGBTQ ballroom competitions started in the 1970s as a safe haven for black and brown young people. We look at how the culture has grown.

Guests

Marlon Bailey, professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University School of Social Transformation. Author of “Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit.”

The impossible cost of health care in Appalachia: $40,000 for a single ambulance ride. We take a look at the cost of health care consolidation in rural America.

The Florida Naval Air Station shooting. The upcoming U.K. general election. North Korea says it’s preparing a “Christmas gift” for the U.S. A roundtable of top reporters look ahead to a busy week in news.

Guests

Jennifer Williams, senior foreign editor for Vox. Co-host of the weekly international podcast “Worldly.” (@jenn_ruth)

Richard Jewell was front page news after he was suspected to have planted a bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. A new book and movie unpack his ordeal and innocence.

The impeachment spotlight shifts to the Judiciary Committee. Trump at a strained NATO summit. Kamala Harris drops out of the presidential race. The roundtable weighs in on the week that was.

Guests

Seung Min Kim, White House reporter for The Washington Post, covering Capitol Hill. (@seungminkim)

Life, loss, and laughter. We talk with comedian Jenny Slate on finding her voice through tough times.

This hour originally aired Feb. 01, 2019.


With Jane Clayson

A 71-year-old psychologist has a message for women of her generation: “Happiness is a choice and a set of skills.” She lays out the road map.

The Supreme Court heard a case challenging New York state gun laws. It’s the first time the court has heard a gun control case in a decade. We hear what happened.

Guests

David Savage, Supreme Court correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. (@DavidGSavage)

Columnist and author Meghan Daum takes on political correctness in the new book, “The Problem with Everything.” She joins us.

Guest

Meghan Daum, author and essayist. Her new book is “The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars.” (@meghan_daum)

As the impeachment trial looms, we talk with Republicans about the risk and rewards of standing with Trump.

Guests

Lisa Desjardins, correspondent for PBS NewsHour. (@LisaDNews)

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