°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Only In America: 350 Years of the American Jewish Experience

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

“Only in America” tells the story of Jewish immigration from 1654 to the present, and includes profiles of key historical figures including Asser Levy, Levi Strauss, Irving Berlin and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Series

No Dogs or Jews Allowed: The Story of anti-Semitism in America
The story begins ...


Stories from the Heart of the Land

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

“Stories from the Heart of the Land,” is a 5-part radio series hosted by Jay Allison and produced by WNYC alum Emily Botein. “Stories” features award-winning producers and reporters, including Elizabeth Arnold, Scott Carrier, Sean Cole, The Kitchen Sisters and Jonathan Goldstein. The series documents the variety of ways in ...


Tips: A Cheapskate’s Wine Rules

Friday, July 27, 2007

1. Don’t drink Champagne, or for that matter, anything sparkling. It’s the most overpriced category on any already-inflated list, sometimes marked up as much as five times its wholesale cost.

2. Order half-bottles, not wines by the glass, the second most overpriced category. (The price of a glass is often ...


1993 Letter from Umaru Mansaray

Monday, July 23, 2007

There are problems in [Sierra Leone]. Business has fallen to its minimum. Money circulation has reduced. Workers are being sacked everyday. Our leaders continue to smuggle our diamonds and gold abroad. Development programmes are geared towards the urban areas. The soldiers continue to harass and take our property by force. ...


HEAT with John Hockenberry

Thursday, June 28, 2007

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A Long Sweet Visit
July 6 at 3PM on FM 93.9
John Hockenberry visits with bluesman Mose Allison and his daughter, singer Amy Allison.

Visions of Armageddon
July 13 at 3PM on FM 93.9


WNYC Welcomes Broadway's Best

Thursday, May 17, 2007

And the winners are...(view a complete list here).

Listen on demand to Leonard Lopate, Soundcheck and Studio 360 interviews with cast members, playwrights and directors of this year's best of Broadway

110 in the Shade
Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical: Audra McDonald



WNYC Loves Oscar

Monday, February 19, 2007

WNYC sneaks behind the glittering curtain of the Academy Awards and examine the actual art of movie-making. WNYC is the perfect soundtrack to the spectacle. Listen to interviews with the actors, directors, and composers responsible for some of the year’s best movies, as well as features and commentary on the ...


The 2006 Third Coast Festival Broadcast

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The winning programs of the 2006 Third Coast Festival will be heard throughout the country on the annual Third Coast Festival Broadcast airing on WNYC AM 820. Hosted by Alex Kotlowitz, the broadcast features interviews with the 2006 prize ...


Shared Weight

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Vietnam vets, Vietnamese who lived through the war, resisters and activists tell riveting, personal stories of the impact the war on their lives, work and beliefs. Hosted by WYPR's Marc Steiner, produced by Steve Elliot, Center for Emerging Media. Major funding from CPB

  • Wandering Souls: A soldier returns to ...


WNYC Radio Commemorates the Fifth Anniversary of 9/11

Monday, August 28, 2006

WNYC, New York Public Radio is commemorating the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a blend of programming that includes personal stories, coverage of public events, and conversations about the legacy of that historic tragedy.

Special Live Coverage

Special live coverage of the commemoration ceremony at the former World ...


Here Was New York

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Right after September 11th there was a photography exhibit in Soho that attracted streams of New Yorkers and out of towners. It was called "Here Is New York" and was a visual remembrance of the Twin Towers and the aftermath of the attacks in ...


The Designated Mourner

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

*Warning: this program contains uncensored material.

At times during the course of human history, when the last of a group, clan or tribe passes, someone would be appointed to publicly weep, remember, ...

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The Designated Mourner

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

*Warning: this program contains uncensored material.

At times during the course of human history, when the last of a group, clan or tribe passes, someone would be appointed to publicly weep, remember, and light the sacred fire for the passing of that group. This custom of "The ...


Walt Whitman: Song of Myself

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Thursday, Nov. 24 at 9AM on AM 820 and 3PM on 93.9FM
Saturday, Nov. 26 at 7AM on 93.9 FM and 4PM on AM 820
Sunday, Nov. 27 at 4PM on 93.9 FM and 1PM on AM 820

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The 2005 Third Coast Festival Broadcast

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The winning programs of the 2005 Third Coast Festival will be heard throughout the country on the annual Third Coast Festival Broadcast airing on WNYC AM 820. Hosted by Barbara Bogaev of American Public Media’s Weekend America, the broadcast features interviews with the 2005 prize winners and highlights from the ...


A Letter from Amy Farber

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

I am Amy
My name is Amy Farber. I am 35 and not ready to die.
Last December, my husband Michael and I were nearing the end of our extensive academic training. I had finished a PhD in Social Anthropology and half of law school. Michael was nearing the end ...


Architect Philip Johnson Dies at Age 98

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Philip Johnson, the innovative architect who promoted the "glass box" skyscraper and then smashed the mold with daringly nostalgic post-modernist designs, has died. He was 98.

Johnson died Tuesday night at his home in New Canaan, Conn., according to Joel S. Ehrenkranz, his lawyer. ...


Pledging Abstinence: Inside Out

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

» Find photos, extra audio and more at Inside Out

A kind of anti-sexual revolution is growing in the U.S. Teens across the country are pledging to be abstinent until marriage.

Airs Sunday January 30 at 4PM on FM 93.9 and AM 820

The Silver Ring Thing was born in the ...


Lost & Found Sound and Beyond

Monday, December 20, 2004

"Lost & Found Sound and Beyond" is the second anthology of greatest hits from the Peabody Award winning Lost & Found Sound radio series, heard over the last five years on NPR's All Things Considered. A collection of eccentric, endangered and undiscovered sounds and oral traditions, this special two-hour program ...


No Place to Hide: America's New Surveillance Society

Monday, December 20, 2004

In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, the U.S. government has embraced new tools and new powers to track the movements of people within America's borders. While headlines about increased scrutiny may seem familiar, most Americans don't know the half of it. Government and the private sector are busily ...