90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Paul Ryan's Conservative Roadmap

Rising hard-right Republican star Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin lays out his big vision for a much more conservative country.

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) in Kenosha, Wis., June 3, 2010. (AP)

It’s “Young Gun” week for Republicans in Washington. They are three rising GOP congressional stars with very conservative views about the way ahead for this country, making a lot of noise.

Their idea man, young gun Paul Ryan, congressman from Wisconsin, is with us today.

His “Roadmap for America’s Future” pulls out the axe, big time, on government spending.  It proposes big changes for Social Security, Medicare, and much, much more. He’s with us. And we hear from conservative think tank leader Arthur Brooks.

-Tom Ashbrook

Guests:

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). He is currently serving his sixth term as representative for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional district. He sits on the House Budget and Ways and Means committees. Read the outlines of his “Roadmap for America’s Future.” He is co-author, with Representatives Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Eric Cantor (R-VA), of Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders.”

Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute. He’s author of “The Battle: How the Fight Between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America’s Future.”

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
ONPOINT
TODAY
Oct 23, 2014
Specialist Ronnie Howard, center, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. (AP)

The global economic wobble. Europe weakness. China fears. Wild markets. We’ll lay out the global economy now.

Oct 23, 2014
A screenshot from the interactive game, "Depression Quest," the game at the root of the ongoing #GamerGate controversy. (Courtesy  "Depression Quest")

#GamerGate. Sexism, misogyny and rough stuff in a video game world culture clash.

RECENT
SHOWS
Oct 22, 2014
Authors Nicholas Kristof and wife Sheryl WuDunn attend the premiere of "Meena" at the AMC Loews Theater on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in New York.

Author and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says regular folks like us can change the world. He explains how. Plus: we remember the late, great Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee.

 
Oct 22, 2014
Health workers carry the body of a woman suspected of contracting the Ebola virus in Bomi county situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP)

We’ll go to Liberia, and hear from a pastor and a physician at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

More »
1 Comment
 
Two LIVE Tracks From Jazz Violinist Regina Carter
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Regina Carter shares two live tracks — one arrangement, and one original composition — with Tom Ashbrook in the On Point studio.

More »
Comment
 
Our Week In The Web: October 17, 2014
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

We talk Facebook mishaps, whether Katy Perry was actually right and the glory of architectural giants and their iconic windows.

More »
Comment