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

Multiple whistleblowers come forward. The White House refuses to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry. Turkey invades Syria with Trump’s green light. The roundtable is here.


Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for NPR. (@MaraLiasson)

An NBA executive’s Hong Kong tweet tips off fierce backlash from China. Why does the NBA care? We follow the bouncing ball and dollars.


Jeff Zillgitt, NBA reporter for USA Today Sports. He’s covered 10 NBA Finals and seven Olympics. (@JeffZillgitt)

Is it legal to fire workers because they’re LGBTQ? The Supreme Court takes it up. So do we.


Amy Howe, founder and reporter, SCOTUS Blog. Served as counsel in over two dozen merits cases at the Supreme Court and argued two cases there. Taught Supreme Court litigation courses at Stanford Law School and Harvard Law School. (@AHoweBlogger)

Just How Hard Is It To Quit Vaping?

Oct 8, 2019

Vaping deaths and injuries are getting attention. Kicking the habit isn’t so easy. What works?


Luka Kinard, 16-year-old high school junior. In 2018, he spent 39 days at an inpatient treatment center for a severe vaping addiction.

Check out more photos from our trip to South Carolina and live taping here.

On Point Live! travels to South Carolina to hear what’s on the minds of voters in the Palmetto State.

The role of the conservative media at the outset of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

With Sacha Pfeiffer

California becomes the first state to let college athletes make money. It’s a game-changer.


Master Tesfatsion, senior writer at Bleacher Report and host of “Untold Stories.” (@MasterTes)

Editor’s Note: This hour discusses suicide, and contains audio that some listeners may find disturbing or offensive.

If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting 741741.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

With Meghna Chakrabarti

Who belongs in America? NPR correspondent Aarti Namdev Shahani asks the question in a new memoir about her immigrant experience.

With Meghna Chakrabarti

So how did Ukraine find itself in the center of a U.S. political storm? We take a deep look at corruption and internal politics in Kyiv.


Jeanine Santucci, Politics NOW reporter for USA Today, covering breaking news and trending politics. (@JeanineSantucci)