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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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Why Facebook And Twitter Had Different Priorities This Week

There's no hidden agenda to the difference between most people's Facebook and Twitter feeds this week. Just a hidden... more

Our Week In The Web: August 22, 2014

On mixed media messaging, Spotify serendipity and a view of Earth from the International Space Station. more

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Aug 22, 2014 - There's no hidden agenda to the difference between most people's Facebook and Twitter feeds this week. Just a hidden type of emotional content and case use. Digiday's John McDermott explains.
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Aug 22, 2014 - The Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS, viral fundraising and how we give in the age of social media.
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Aug 22, 2014 - The National Guard and Eric Holder in Ferguson. ISIS beheads an American journalist. Texas Governor Rick Perry gets a mug shot. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
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Aug 22, 2014 - On mixed media messaging, Spotify serendipity and a view of Earth from the International Space Station.
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Aug 21, 2014 - We'll look at workers trying to live and make a living in the age of TaskRabbit and computer-driven work schedules.
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Aug 21, 2014 - An American is beheaded. We'll look at the ferocity of ISIS, and what to do about it.
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Aug 20, 2014 - This year's monarch butterfly migration is the smallest ever recorded. We'll ask why. It's a big story. Plus: how climate change is creating new hybridized species.
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Aug 20, 2014 - A deep read on Ferguson, Missouri and what we're seeing about race, class, hope and fear in America.
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Aug 19, 2014 - We asked, and you delivered: some of the best roommate stories from across our many listener input channels.
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Aug 19, 2014 - From college dorms and summer camps to RVs and retirement hotels, what it's like to share a room. True stories of roommates.
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