On Point with Tom Ashbrook

On Point with Tom Ashbrook

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Big Potential For Tiny Houses

Tiny houses, micro-apartments. They're hot. Americans are downsizing.

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Trouble At Clinton, Inc.

Hillary Clinton's week of bad headlines: about her emails and foreign money going to the Clinton Foundation. We'll dig in.

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What We're Really Eating At Breakfast Now

Food guidelines are changing. So is what we eat for breakfast. Cereal? Out of favor. Eggs? Maybe OK. And all kinds of new menus. We'll look at Americans and breakfast.

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Convicted And Unemployed: How Local Action Is Changing Criminal Job Access

Is it time to stop asking job applicants if they've been convicted of a crime? We'll look at employment and unemployment after prison.

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The Universal Attraction Of Black Holes

A super-massive black hole, newly discovered, deep in space. We'll peer into the realm of the black hole.

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Iran Nuclear Negotiations And The Netanyahu Speech

On the eve of Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu's controversial address to Congress, we look at the US-Israel falling out over Iran nuclear negotiations.

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Tuning In To The Lead Belly Sound

Going back to Lead Belly. The blues legend is back. His influences, as big as ever.

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Week In The News: DHS Shutdown Risk, Net Neutrality Win, Snowy South

A US-Israel rift. A win for net neutrality. "American Sniper" verdict. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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A Guide To A Godless Morality

More Americans are turning away from religion. We'll look at how to live a moral life without it.

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Allergy Solutions Take New Forms

New breakthroughs on peanut allergies – treatment and prevention. And a question: are we too clean for our own good? Plus: did giant gerbils from Asia really bring the bubonic plague to Europe?

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