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 guest host Jessica Yellin.

Alabama’s tuberculosis epidemic and what it shows us about rural healthcare in America.

Cautioning Against Future Catastrophes

May 23, 2017

With guest host Jessica Yellin.

Former top White House counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke joins us to talk Russia, cyber security, more threats headed our way – and what we can do to stop them.

Terror Strikes in Manchester

May 23, 2017

With guest host Jessica Yellin.

At least 22 dead after an attack at a concert venue in Britain. An alleged assailant dead in the blast. Britain calling it a ‘terrorist incident.’

Old-Timey Tunes With One Pokey LaFarge

May 16, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

We go to St. Louis to hear Pokey LaFarge and his band –from their manic retro best to their no-joke take on America’s streets today.

Oh, Behave! ‘Austin Powers’ At 20

May 12, 2017

“Austin Powers” turns 20. We’ll take a shagalicious walk down memory lane. Groovy, baby.

Gruesome Spotlight On College Hazing

May 10, 2017

One Penn State pledge is dead, and 18 of his fraternity brothers are charged. We’ll look at what’s happened with hazing.

President Trump Fires FBI Director Comey

May 10, 2017

President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey. We’ll look at the news from all angles.

A prominent Christian conservative says it’s time for Christians to withdraw from modern, secular American life.

Sally Yates testifies on General Michael Flynn. We’ll look at the latest on the Russia connection.

Robots And Our Automated Future

May 8, 2017

Will your next home be built by robots? We’ll look at the growing robot boom and American jobs.

Guests

Charlie Wood, reporter for the Christian Science Monitor. (@walkingthedot)

Howie Choset, professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.

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