This event will be recorded for radio broadcast.
On Point with Tom Ashbrook will be at James K. Polk Theater in Nashville, TN
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.
Here's what Tom has to say about On Point:
In ballet, "on point" means up on your toes.
In war, it's the lead soldier on patrol.
In conversation, it's the heart of the matter.
That's where we strive to be every day with our listeners - up on our toes, out front, at the heart of what's going on.
Here at On Point, we're looking to create a different kind of conversation about the country and the world we live in - about who we are, and where we're going. Maybe it's the kind of national conversation you've always wanted. Fast, fun, serious, surprising. Open to everyone. And above all, unflinchingly honest. With voices from all over the planet. Fresh voices. Passionate voices.
On Point was born in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, when the country was looking for answers and impatient with old certitudes. We still carry that urgency today: to test, challenge, and probe. And while we do it, to celebrate the people, arts and ideas that make life a joy.
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