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  • 12:00 AM
  • The Next Step
    On the heels of his announcement that he will explore a Senate run in 2014, Newark Mayor Cory Booker explains his decision. Plus: Robin Hood Foundation President Deborah Winshel descr...
  • 02:00 AM
  • BBC World Service delivers breaking news and information programming around the world, in English and 28 other language services, on radio, TV and digital.

  • 05:00 AM
  • Keep abreast of political developments and gain insight into how New York State politicians think when you listen in as political scientist Dr. Alan Chartock converses with people in positions of power.

  • 05:30 AM
    Special Programming
  • 06:00 AM
  • Lizzie O'Leary brings the week’s economic headlines home by looking at those matters with wit and wisdom.

  • 07:00 AM
  • Gabfest Radio: The Newtown Edition
    On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio Political Gabfest panelists discuss how America might confront gun violence in the wake of the latest mass shooting tragedy in Newton, Conn...
  • 08:00 AM
  • NPR’s Scott Simon adds the world’s top news and features to your Saturday morning coffee. 

  • 11:00 AM
  • The NPR news quiz where the panelists are funny, the limericks are lyrical and you get to shout answers at your radio. Hosted by Peter Sagal.

  • 12:00 PM
    A Christmas Carol
  • WNYC Holiday Specials 2012

    Produced from the live New York Public Radio production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” that took place in The Greene Space on December 13.  A Christmas Carol features Brian Cox as Ebenezer Scrooge and various WNYC and WQXR hosts to fill out the rest of the cast.

  • 01:00 PM
  • Jesse Thorn cuts through the weeds of pop culture, with irreverent comedy, in-depth interviews and a keen eye for what’s worth knowing about.

  • 02:00 PM
    Tinsel Tales
  • WNYC Holiday Specials 2012

    This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk -- these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

  • 03:00 PM
  • Themed, offbeat, (mostly) true stories that shed new light on the extraordinary side of everyday life. Host Ira Glass and a regular cast of personalities, including David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell and Mike Birbiglia, bring the best of nonfiction storytelling to the radio.

  • 04:00 PM
  • For years, America’s funniest auto mechanics, Click and Clack, have offered insights on that weird sound your Volkswagen makes.

  • 05:00 PM
  • A wrap-up of the day’s news, with features and interviews about the latest developments in New York City and around the world, from NPR and the WNYC newsroom.

  • 06:00 PM
  • Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich host WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning show about curiosity, where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between philosophy, science, and human experience.

  • 07:00 PM
  • Humorous, heartbreaking and true stories told live on stage. No script. No props. Just a microphone, a spotlight and room full of strangers.

  • 08:00 PM
  • We continue the legacy of Danny Stiles every Saturday night with archive broadcasts of his WNYC shows.  Hear the sounds of big band music as the "Vicar of Vintage" sets your radio aglow with songs, remembrances, and the spin only he can provide.

  • 10:00 PM
  • Oscar Brand hosts the longest running radio show in history — and the first radio show to ever interview Bob Dylan — which has seen battles with mayors and blacklists to keep folk music alive on the air.

  • 11:00 PM
  • The Tavis Smiley Show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations on topics ranging from presidential power to reparations for slavery, from campaign finance reform to miscegenation in music videos — all with a special focus on black America.