What We've Been Up To This Year
It has been a busy year in the world at large — and a busy year here in the On Point studio in Boston, with our digital team finding new ways to share our coverage and engage our listeners and commenters as we tackle the issues and individuals shaping our news and cultural conversations every day. Here are some highlights:
- Our most-visited show for the entire year was the case for and against a government -guaranteed basic income.
- Moby visited our Boston studio in May and, for the first time, we broadcast an entire hour of On Point on Facebook Live.
- Many of our listeners are interested in exploring "going minimalist" — living with less.
- We talked about reinventing your life, the rising power of single women and whether or not your friends really like you.
- Starting in the cold, dark days of January, we launched a Week in the News newsletter, featuring original reporting from On Point news analyst Jack Beatty from the frontlines of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary.
- Just before the 2016 political conventions, host Tom Ashbrook hosted an AMA on Reddit.
- Speaking of the conventions, each day during the Democratic and Republican conventions, On Point streamed the show via Facebook Live, giving listeners a glimpse into the center of the American political universe.
- While in Cleveland, Tom took Facebook Live viewers on a walk "looking for protests." In Philadelphia, he treated his fans to a behind-the-scenes tour of Radio Row.
- Two of our most loyal callers, Carl Hill from Nashville and Don West from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, joined us on air as analysts for a roundtable discussion after the second presidential debate.
- On Point and the BBC Radio 5 collaborated to devote an entire hour featuring trans-Atlantic callers who wanted to talk politics. On Point was on the air in the UK and also featured on Facebook.
- There's still a lot to discuss with the aftermath of the 2016 election and President-elect Donald Trump's developing plans. You can always listen to On Point on our website, and via our new app. Our podcast is available on iTunes and for Android users.
In addition to calling us, each day you, our show's community, post thousands of comments and questions on Facebook, Twitter, and On Point's website. Our show would not work without you, so thank you for all your contributions.
What are you hoping to hear (or see) on On Point Radio in 2017? Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook, Tumblr and @OnPointRadio.