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On Point is a two-hour call-in radio show hosted by Tom Ashbrook, a former The Boston Globe foreign editor and reporter, author and Internet entrepreneur. It is produced by WBUR in Boston and syndicated by National Public Radio. The show addresses news issues, as well as arts and culture, health, technology, environmental, and business topics.
It is distributed to 229 public radio stations across the United States by NPR. Major markets include New York City and Washington, D.C., as well as Ann Arbor/Detroit, Michigan, Chicago, Miami, Florida, Nashville, Tennessee, St. Louis, Missouri, Des Moines, Iowa, Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Hartford, Connecticut, Providence, Rhode Island, Tampa, Florida, Spokane, Washington, Eugene, Oregon, and parts of California. On Point averages more than 600,000 podcast downloads a month.
The show has featured political guests such as former President Jimmy Carter; former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; former Secretary of State James Baker; and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
Other guests of public note include Gloria Steinem; Bill Cosby; Camille