On Point - Evenings

Weekdays at 7 p.m. on IPR News
 

A hybrid of a talk program and a news-magazine, "On Point" puts each day's news into context and provides a lively forum for discussion and debate. Topics chosen for the program 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. This second hour of On Point features unique content that is not aired in the first hour of the program, which can be heard weekdays from 9 to 10 a.m. on Iowa Public Radio News and Studio One.

Middle-Aged Men Need More Friends

11 hours ago

Men and friendship. By middle age, many have too little of it. And it’s a threat to men’s health.

As the House votes on the American Health Care Act we’ll dig deep into what’s in the bill, what’s not. Who would win. Who would lose.

Reliving The Poetry Of Derek Walcott

Mar 22, 2017

We’ll dive once more into the dazzling literary legacy of Nobel Prize-winning Caribbean poet and playwright Derek Walcott.

The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, and what his appointment would mean.

The House Intelligence Committee, the FBI chief, and what we’ve learned about Russia, Trump and the homefront.

How To Be A Better Boss

Mar 20, 2017

What makes a great boss. One Silicon Valley boss says she did it all wrong. She’s found a better way.

Where Federal Food Research Funds Really Go

Mar 16, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Washington spends millions on agriculture research. But most of that spending doesn’t go toward fruits, vegetables, what we actually eat. We’ll peel back why. Plus: new safety concerns about Monsanto’s weed killer.

Dialing Back On U.S. Emissions Standards

Mar 16, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

President Trump takes aim at federal auto-emission regulations. We’ll look at what’s on the line for the US auto industry, cars and climate change.

NPR's Embedded: Filming American Police

Mar 15, 2017

Police interactions caught on camera. The NPR podcast “Embedded” digs into what three different videos reveal about policing in America.

Prescribing New Solutions To Homelessness

Mar 9, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

A radical proposal from Hawaii: Let doctors prescribe housing to cure homelessness. We’ll hear the case from Honolulu.

With guest host Jane Clayson.

House Republicans unveiled their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But the devil’s in the details. We’ll dig in.

Trump's New Travel Ban: Global Response

Mar 9, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

What to expect with President Trump’s new executive order on immigration and will it stand up in court? We’re on it.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions under fire over Russia contacts.  President Trump before Congress. SpaceX and moon travel. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

Economist Tyler Cowen says Americans have become risk-averse, and it’s going to cost us. He’s calling out American complacency.

Anti-Semitic Threats And Sectarian Splits

Mar 2, 2017

Jewish cemeteries vandalized. Community centers threatened. The shooting in Kansas City. What’s going on?

Are you fighting the flu? You’re not alone. Flu cases are up nationwide. We’ll look at who it’s hitting hardest and why.

President Trump’s Address To Congress

Mar 1, 2017

President Trump’s address to Congress. We’ll unpack the speech and look at Trump’s struggle to revamp American healthcare.

Mexico Weighs The ‘Trump Effect'

Feb 27, 2017

President Trump’s strong statements on trade and immigration are straining the US relationship with Mexico. We’ll hear reaction from our southern neighbor.

The 2017 Academy Awards Cheatsheet

Feb 24, 2017

With guest host Ray Suarez.

The Oscars this weekend. “Hidden Figures,” “Moonlight,” “La La Land?” We’ll look at this year’s showdown.

With guest host Ray Suarez.

If man and machine really do become one, will data destroy democracy, humanism, and our souls? One historian’s view of the future.

With guest host Ray Suarez.

Democrats hold leadership elections Saturday for the party’s national committee. After Trump’s election, how do they rebuild and start winning again?

President Trump Could Ramp Up Deportation

Feb 22, 2017

With guest host Anthony Brooks.

New guidelines from the Trump Administration give more power to U.S. officials to deport immigrants in the country illegally . The new, tough rules are causing alarm and fear in immigrant communities.

Gene-Editing Gets A Go-Ahead

Feb 22, 2017

With guest host Anthony Brooks.

Growing support for human gene-editing. We’ll look at new breakthroughs and the ethical debate.

President Trump And A Worried Europe

Feb 21, 2017

With guest host Anthony Brooks.

America in Europe.  The president’s envoys try to reassure Europe and NATO that we’re all still on the same team, but Europe wonders.

Reinventing Your Life, Your Career

Feb 20, 2017

This program was originally broadcast on March 17, 2016.

Second acts in life. We’ll look at what it takes to reinvent yourself, your career – early, mid-life, and late.

We are in Detroit on our national listening tour, talking about the American economy in the age of Trump.

Tax Reform And Your Shopping Cart

Feb 16, 2017

This program is part of the #OnPoint100 Day Spotlight

Tax reform — American retailers, importers, are warning of big price hikes. American exporters are celebrating. Plus: Warren Buffet dumps 90% of his shares in Wal-Mart.

Gospel star Kirk Franklin took home two Grammys. Played with Chance the Rapper. Plays with Kanye. He’s with us.

Gospel music can sound like the rock of ages. Old, grand, beloved, familiar. Unless it’s the gospel music of new gospel great Kirk Franklin. He’s won 12 Grammys taking gospel to new places. He won his two latest Sunday night. Was at the Grammys performing with Chance the Rapper.  His latest album is “Losing my Religion,” a funny title for a gospel man. But he’s serious. This hour On Point, gospel Grammy giant Kirk Franklin — Tom Ashbrook

Depression On The Rise For Teenage Girls

Feb 14, 2017

Depression is up among teenage girls. We’ll look at the latest research and how to help.

Israel-U.S. Relations At A Reset

Feb 14, 2017

This program is part of the #OnPoint100 Day Spotlight

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to visit President Trump. We’ll look at the agenda, from settlements to Iran. Plus: the latest on the resignation of the President’s National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.

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