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On Point’s host, Tom Ashbrook, is an award-winning journalist brought to public radio by the attacks of September 11, 2001, when he was enlisted by NPR and WBUR-Boston for special coverage, after a distinguished career in newspaper reporting and editing.
Tom’s career in journalism spans twenty years as a foreign correspondent, newspaper editor, and author. He spent ten years in Asia — based in India, Hong Kong, and Japan — starting at the South China Morning Post, then as a correspondent for The Boston Globe. He began his reporting career covering the refugee exodus from Vietnam and the post-Mao opening of China, and has covered turmoil and shifting cultural and economic trends in... Read More...
From On Point
- Climate Change Threats, Managed Retreats
As President Trump dismantles climate change protections, some coastal communities are now planning a “managed retreat” from sea rise. We’ll look at what that means.
- Hearing From #BlackWomenAtWork
When Sean Spicer said “stop shaking your head” to a black female reporter, it struck a wider nerve. We’ll listen to #BlackWomenAtWork.
- Brexit Formally Begins
The Brexit begins. The UK official kicks off its divorce from the EU. We’ll look at the road ahead.
- Internet Privacy And You
Congress is striking down internet privacy rules from the Obama years. We’ll look at why and what it means for your life online.
- Anti-Corruption Protests Shake Moscow
Hundreds arrested in anti-corruption protests in Russia, including Putin opposition leader Alexi Navalny. We’ll look at this latest crackdown.
- Emotional Support Animals In The Spotlight
Emotional support animals provide comfort to their owners. How’s the rest of the world dealing with the dog in the next seat?
- The Trump Presidency, After The American Health Care Act
Congress is striking down internet privacy rules from the Obama years. We’ll look at why, and what it means for your life online.
- George Saunders Talks ‘Lincoln,’ Life And Art
The real-life death of Abraham Lincoln’s young son is reimagined as a meditation on grief and moving on in the novel “Lincoln in the Bardo.” Author George Saunders joins us.
- Keystone XL And The Environment
President Trump formally approves the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. We’ll look at the impact.
- Week In The News: Health Care Votes, Russian Investigation, London Terror
The fate of the GOP health care bill. The Trump camp and Russia. London terror. Neil Gorsuch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.