Tom Ashbrook and On Point in Iowa

Tom Ashbrook, host of On Point

Iowa Public Radio is pleased to present An Evening with Tom Ashbrook in Ames, Iowa, as part of On Point’s national tour, “Listening to America.” At this public Q&A with Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Clay Masters, Ashbrook will discuss his career in journalism spanning his years as a foreign correspondent, newspaper editor and radio host; the role and future of journalism in society; and the importance of listening.

Thursday, November 9
6:30 p.m. 
Iowa State University Alumni Center
Reiman Ballroom
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Tom Ashbrook is known for his genuine curiosity, a deep understanding of what’s going on in the world, and a mental agility that allows him to speak eloquently on a range of topics. At this Q&A with Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Clay Masters, Tom will discuss his remarkable journey from his childhood spent on a farm in Illinois, to his formative years at Yale and abroad in Asia and around the world, and his plunge after 9/11 into radio and the world of NPR.

“Our country is divided and we’ve simply got to talk things out,” says host Tom Ashbrook. “Every day on the show, we draw passionate listeners and live callers from across all ages, regions, and political categories. Our first-ever national tour has been a major initiative to listen and probe and navigate the ground between left and right, and look for what unites us all—and we’re wrapping up our year of travels and listening in Iowa.”

On Point with Tom Ashbrook will broadcast from the WOI studios in Ames, Iowa on Friday, November 10. Tune in to the national broadcast with guests from right here in Iowa on your Iowa Public Radio station, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.