On Point

  • Hosted by Tom Ashbrook

Hosted by award-winning journalist Tom Ashbrook, On Point is broadcast for two hours daily across the country on NPR. The show’s lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and features writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.

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Ethan Hawke Is ‘Born To Be’ Chet Baker

Mar 24, 2016

Trumpeter, singer, one of the pioneers of a California sound in Jazz from the 50s to the 80s — Chet Baker used drugs, dropped in and out of music, and died young. He’s the subject of a new movie, “Born to Be Blue,” starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke as Baker. We’ll talk about movies, music, about bringing a long dead artist, to life. This hour, On Point, Ethan Hawke, “Born to Be Blue.”

— Ray Suarez

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A Message About On Point

Nov 6, 2014

Tom Ashbook’s wife, Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook, succumbed after a long, brave battle with cancer Wednesday evening.

Tom and Danielle were high school sweethearts from Illinois. They lived in India, Tokyo and Hong Kong before settling and raising their family in Newton, Massachusetts. Danielle was an associate dean at MIT, and served as Director of the International Students office. She is survived by Tom, their three children and one granddaughter.

Tom will be taking some time off from hosting On Point to be with his family.