Luke Vander Ploeg

Luke Vander Ploeg

Producer, 'To the Point'

Producer

Luke Vander Ploeg joined the To the Point team in 2017 after  completing an internship on the National Desk of NPR at NPR West. He's worked on Weekend ATC including a stint in Washington during the Inauguration events. He studied music at Wheaton College and is a classically trained vocalist.

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A minor political player before last year's upset election is now a high-paid lobbyist with access to heads of state.  That's just one example of how the State Department's being…

A fragile state of (foreign) affairs

A minor political player before last year's upset election is now a high-paid lobbyist with access to heads of state.  That's just one example of how the State Department's being…

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Spain's central government cracked down brutally Sunday on voters during a referendum on independence in Catalonia, the country's wealthiest province.

Catalans seek to declare independence from Spain

Spain's central government cracked down brutally Sunday on voters during a referendum on independence in Catalonia, the country's wealthiest province.

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President Trump showered sympathy and resources on Texas and Florida after they were struck by hurricanes.

Comforter-in-Chief v. Divider-in-Chief

President Trump showered sympathy and resources on Texas and Florida after they were struck by hurricanes.

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