On Point on NPR Berlin

Monday-Friday 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • Hosted by Tom Ashbrook

On Point is one of the fastest growing talk shows on NPR — two hours broadcast daily across the country, hosted by award-winning journalist Tom Ashbrook. The show's lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, with newsmakers, thinkers, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.

Eclipse mania sweeps the nation. We’ll dig into the science, the history, the culture, and the folklore of the astronomical phenomenon.

Who's Moving In Together, And Why

Aug 16, 2017

With guest host Tom Gjelten. 

Cohabitation nation. More unwed Americans are living together than ever before. We’ll ask who and why.

We used to call it shacking up. But a couple living together before they marry is the new normal. Two out of three couples who’ve married since 2000 started out by living together. For some, it was a good first step. For many, it was just a matter of economic necessity. This hour On Point: Cohabitation Nation. How the living-together trend is remaking relationships and highlighting gender and class divisions.

Concussions, Kids And Contact Sports

Aug 15, 2017

From the NFL to Pop Warner, we know the danger of concussions now. Should kids play football?

Trump Versus The GOP

Aug 15, 2017

Republicans and the president on Charlottesville, on their bigger agenda. Can this political marriage be saved?

The Opioid Crisis As 'National Emergency'

Aug 14, 2017

The opioid crisis is described now as a “national emergency” by the president. Will this open the floodgates for more funding, more help?

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