On Point

Program Schedule

KSFC 91.9
Monday 8am - 10am
4pm - 5pm 9am Repeat
10pm - 11pm 8am Repeat
Tuesday 8am - 10am
4pm - 5pm 9am Repeat
10pm - 11pm 8am Repeat
Wednesday 8am - 10am
4pm - 5pm 9am Repeat
10pm - 11pm 8am Repeat
Thursday 8am - 10am
4pm - 5pm 9am Repeat
10pm - 11pm 8am Repeat
Friday 8am - 10am
4pm - 5pm 9am Repeat
Tom AshbrookThe live call-in show puts each day's news into context and provides a lively forum for discussion and debate. The second hour is a recorded broadcast (no call-ins.) 

The 8am hour is LIVE and listeners may call in: 1-800-423-8255
The 9am hour is pre-recorded (no calls, please)


On Point is WBUR in Boston's live morning news program that covers each day's important news developments and conducts conversations with newsmakers and thinkers from around the world.

A talk program and news-magazine hybrid, the topics are often taken from the biggest news stories of the day while others have a direct connection to issues that are at the core of what is urgent and important in the world at the moment. Interwoven are programs containing interviews with personalities, politicians, musicians, writers, and journalists. On Point deliberately seeks out distinct and provocative voices that may be new to public radio or that may not have been heard in quite the same context before.


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About the host:
Tom Ashbrook
is an award-winning journalist brought to public radio following the attacks of September 11, 2001, when he was enlisted by NPR and WBUR-Boston for special coverage, after a distinguished career in newspaper reporting and editing. Tom’s career in journalism spans 20 years as a foreign correspondent, newspaper editor, and author. He spent 10 years in Asia at the South China Morning Post, then as a correspondent for the Boston Globe. He began his reporting career covering the refugee exodus from Vietnam and the post-Mao opening of China, and has covered turmoil and shifting cultural and economic trends in the United States and around the world. At the Globe, where he served as deputy managing editor until 1996, he directed coverage of the first Gulf War and the end of the Cold War.
 
Tom received the Livingston Prize for National Reporting, and was a 1996 fellow at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation before taking a four-year plunge into Internet entrepreneurship, chronicled in his book The Leap: A Memoir of Love and Madness in the Internet Gold Rush.
 
Tom studied American history at Yale and Gandhi’s independence movement at Andhra University, India. Before taking up journalism he worked as a surveyor and dynamiter in Alaska’s oil fields, a teaching fellow with the Yale-China Association, a Hong Kong television personality, and a producer of international editions of Chinese kung fu films. 
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