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.

Cautioning Against Future Catastrophes

12 hours ago

With guest host Jessica Yellin.

Former top White House counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke joins us to talk Russia, cyber security, more threats headed our way – and what we can do to stop them.

Terror Strikes in Manchester

12 hours ago

With guest host Jessica Yellin.

At least 22 dead after an attack at a concert venue in Britain. An alleged assailant dead in the blast. Britain calling it a ‘terrorist incident.’

Justice Department Names Special Counsel

May 19, 2017

With guest host Tom Gjelten.

The Justice Department establishes a special counsel to investigate the President. Roger Ailes, dead at 77.

Your Search History Shows Your Secret Side

May 19, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

What our Google searches reveal about us. It’s not always the face we show to the world.

Media Titan Roger Ailes, Dead At 77

May 19, 2017

Roger Ailes, the man, who, more than any other, created Fox News and a new kind of politics in America, died this morning at 77. He lost his job last summer as a series of sexual harassment scandals hammered him and his network. Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent for CNN and host of the network’s Reliable Sources, and Hadas Gold, media reporter for POLITICO, joined us today to discuss Ailes’ death, legacy and impact.

“Ailes’ life changed dramatically 10 months ago,” Stelter told us. “Ailes was relatively isolated in recent months.”

Old-Timey Tunes With One Pokey LaFarge

May 16, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

We go to St. Louis to hear Pokey LaFarge and his band –from their manic retro best to their no-joke take on America’s streets today.

Oh, Behave! ‘Austin Powers’ At 20

May 12, 2017

“Austin Powers” turns 20. We’ll take a shagalicious walk down memory lane. Groovy, baby.

Please, Let’s Make It ‘Awkward’

May 12, 2017

The psychology and science of social awkwardness. How to embrace your own quirks and idiosyncrasies to become the best version of yourself.

Gruesome Spotlight On College Hazing

May 10, 2017

One Penn State pledge is dead, and 18 of his fraternity brothers are charged. We’ll look at what’s happened with hazing.

President Trump Fires FBI Director Comey

May 10, 2017

President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey. We’ll look at the news from all angles.

A prominent Christian conservative says it’s time for Christians to withdraw from modern, secular American life.

Sally Yates testifies on General Michael Flynn. We’ll look at the latest on the Russia connection.

Robots And Our Automated Future

May 8, 2017

Will your next home be built by robots? We’ll look at the growing robot boom and American jobs.

Guests

Charlie Wood, reporter for the Christian Science Monitor. (@walkingthedot)

Howie Choset, professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.

What's Next For American Health Care

May 8, 2017

American health care goes to the Senate after the big House vote. We’ll ask what’s coming.

The power of the ring in myth and story from all over the world. Love, sex, fidelity, betrayal — and the ring.

A Prescription To Reduce Our Prescriptions

May 4, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Alternative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil says we take too much medication, and it’s hurting us more than we know. He says there are better options.

President Trump’s Affection For Despots

May 4, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

President Trump continues to praise strongmen and dictators across the globe, and his embrace of these despots sets off alarm bells at home and abroad.

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has cosmic questions about space and time. He’ll bring it all down to earth for us.

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Twenty-five years after Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots, and in the wake of Ferguson and more, America is still asking: Can we all get along?

With guest host Jane Clayson.

What might a rewritten NAFTA look like? That’s a loaded question. We’ll ask at home and across the borders.

Parents On The Hook For Student Loans

Apr 26, 2017

Parents drowning in college debt. Unable to pay back loans. They’re getting a tough lesson in college debt economics.

A wrong-way Armada and tough talk on North Korea. Georgia runoff. Bill O’Reilly’s future. Turkey’s more powerful president. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Guests

David Haynes, editorial page editor for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. (@DavidDHaynes)

Grief, Recovery And Personal Treatment

Apr 20, 2017

With Guest Host Anthony Books.

Prince Harry says he finally got therapy to help him deal with grief over the death of his mother, Diana. We’re talking about grief and recovery.

With Guest Host Anthony Books.

France readies for a high-stakes election that could lead to the end of the European Union itself. We’ll look at the populist wave and France.

How having every kind of food year-round could one day – maybe now – imperil our food supply.

A new book tells the secret history of the federal government’s long investigation into mental telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition – for defense. The author’s with us.

Tax Day Protests, Tax Plan Progress

Apr 19, 2017

On Tax Day, we’ll look at what a Trump tax overhaul could look like for the country and for you.

Black Bodies, Green Spaces

Apr 17, 2017

When a young African-American woman headed out solo along the Appalachian Trail, she learned a lot about the politics of race in the great outdoors.

Misty Copeland Choreographs Her Own Way

Apr 14, 2017

Prima ballerina Misty Copeland on challenging beauty norms and loving yourself as you are.

Big Worries In Vermont’s Dairy Industry

Apr 13, 2017

With guest host Jane Clayson.

Fears on the farm. How President Trump’s immigration crackdown could impact Vermont’s dairy industry.

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