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Tom, On Point, Profiled

Get the back scene story on how On Point comes together, and the host at the heart of it all in this new magazine profile…

The February issue of Boston Magazine profiles Tom and On Point. See what you think.

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  • http://twitter.com/hildegunnr hildegunnr

    I love On Point and the variety of topics. From heart warming topics on cooking traditions to political hot potatoes. Here is a hot potato that needs some attention:

  • Lawrence

    One of the best radio talks shows in the country. Substantive, informational, varied and just plain interesting.

    If more people would listen to shows like this, imagine how intelligent and well-informed we would be. We, as a country could vote for our leaders and politicians based on informed decisions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/toby.hoffman Toby Hoffman

    Idiot’s name censoring calls?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527401753 Paul Levinson

    In re: Tom’s question about assault weapons, the current caller (@10:34 a.m.) is on target. We have a gutless, bought and insured Congress that has no intention of doing anything dramatic to improve life in America. The number of times I’ve heard that the NRA is a “Red Herring” is rising sharply, yet NO ONE in Gov’t is standing up to it and to their unending river of cash flowing into the coffers of those Senators and Congresspeople who care more about their careers than they do about making America a safe place to be. It’s atrocious, abominable and time for someone to find a way around the lack of action from our “leaders.”

Aug 1, 2014
A close up of newspaper front pages focusing on the Ebola outbreak, including a newspaper, left, reading 'Burn all bodies' in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa. (AP)

Israel-Gaza conflict at a 72-hour ceasefire. The House votes to sue Obama. Ebola spreads in Africa. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Aug 1, 2014
Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero make up the popular rhythmic guitar duo, Rodrigo y Gabriela. (Peter O'Neill)

Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela bring a heavy metal flavor to flamenco guitar. We’ll listen.

Jul 31, 2014
A comical sign suggest the modern workplace is anything but collegial . (KW Reinsch / Flickr)

When the boss is a bad apple. How some pretty dark traits can push some to the top.

Jul 31, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  (AP)

The US and Europe face off against Russia. Are we looking at Cold War II? Something hotter?

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