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Tom AshbrookHosted by award-winning journalist Tom Ashbrook, On Point is broadcast for two hours daily across the country on NPR. The show's lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and features writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.

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On Point is now carried by more than 190 stations nationwide, with a weekly audience of 1.3 million.WBUR It is produced at WBUR in Boston and is distributed by NPR.


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Jul 22, 2014 - We'll travel to the jungles of Burma for the remarkable true story of Billy Williams—aka "the elephant whisperer"—and his World War II heroism.
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Jul 22, 2014 - The escalated Gaza offensive. We'll get the views from both sides and the latest developments.
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Jul 21, 2014 - Will he run for president? We'll ask Vermont's Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.
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Jul 21, 2014 - The United States and Russia after the downed plane. We'll unpack the politics and latest news. Plus: the latest from Gaza.
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Jul 18, 2014 - The Afro-Cuban All Stars bandleader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez joins us. We'll get the latest hot sounds out of Havana.
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Jul 18, 2014 - Turmoil and violence in Israel and Gaza. New Russia sanctions. Immigration battle. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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Jul 17, 2014 - The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik joins us on the seedy, wacky face of Sunshine State crime fiction.
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Jul 17, 2014 - The booming business of life coaches. Everybody seems to have one these days. Therapists are feeling the pinch. We look at the life coach craze.
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Jul 16, 2014 - Why we lie. Why we cheat. Psychology has a new theory of the case.
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Jul 16, 2014 - A walk on the dark side with Paul Bogard, passionate critic of artificial light and author of "The End of Night."
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