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  • 12:00 AM
  • Standouts

    Warren Littlefield talks about the era of NBC’s Must See TV. James Goldston, head of the Open Society's Justice Initiative on arguing the first case about the CIA's program of extraordinary rendition to be heard in a courtroom. The BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects is about Pieces of Eight, the world's first global currency. Agnes Gund discusses collecting art and creating Studio in a School. Laurens Grant talks about his documentary “Jesse Owens,” about the famous Olympian.

  • 01:00 AM
  • Pieces of Eight

    Neil MacGregor uses objects from around the world to chart Europe's expanding maritime trade and empires that created the first global economy between 1450 and 1600.

    Read more about the Pieces of Eight.

  • 01:15 AM
  • Standouts

    Warren Littlefield talks about the era of NBC’s Must See TV. James Goldston, head of the Open Society's Justice Initiative on arguing the first case about the CIA's program of extraordinary rendition to be heard in a courtroom. The BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects is about Pieces of Eight, the world's first global currency. Agnes Gund discusses collecting art and creating Studio in a School. Laurens Grant talks about his documentary “Jesse Owens,” about the famous Olympian.

  • 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
  • Your morning companion from NPR and the WNYC Newsroom, with world news, local features, and weather updates.

  • 09:00 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.

  • 10:00 AM
  • The Boss Needs You
    Where is the Occupy Wall Street movement in honor of May Day? We’ll check in on today’s planned general strike. Plus: Irish President Michael D. Higgins, on his country’s economy; the...
  • 12:00 PM
  • Rising Up

    Auma Obama talks about her life in Africa and Europe, and about connecting with her brother, Barack Obama. Wagner at the Metropolitan Opera. The BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects is about a Shi'a religious parade standard from Iran. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman looks at ways to end our economic slump.

  • 01:00 PM
  • Shi'a Religious Parade Standard

    Neil MacGregor charts the relationships between faiths across the globe around 400 years ago, looking at objects from India and Central America, Europe and Indonesia.

    Read more about the Shi'a Religious Parade Standard.

  • 01:15 PM
  • Rising Up

    Auma Obama talks about her life in Africa and Europe, and about connecting with her brother, Barack Obama. Wagner at the Metropolitan Opera. The BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects is about a Shi'a religious parade standard from Iran. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman looks at ways to end our economic slump.

  • 02:00 PM
  • From The Jitterbug to The Dougie

    Since Cab Calloway recorded the “Call of the Jitterbug” in 1935, the term has been closely tied to acrobatic dances like Lindy Hop and swing. Today, Soundcheck’s dance craze series continues with Chris Calloway Brooks - the grandson of the hep cat himself. Plus, we examine the deep African-American roots of American social dances. And, a live performance from a group that blends klezmer, hip hop and funk: Abraham Inc.

  • 03:00 PM
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  • 04:00 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.

  • 06:30 PM
  • Marketplace is not only about money and business, but about people, local economies and the world — and what it all means to us.

  • 07:00 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.

  • 08:00 PM
  • Part news reporting, part call-in show. Host Tom Ashbrook keeps the conversation centered around the day’s big news and the people who make it.

  • 09:00 PM
  • Tell Me More focuses on the way we live, intersect and collide in a culturally diverse world. Capturing the headlines, issues and pleasures relevant to multicultural life in America, the daily one-hour series is hosted by award-winning journalist Michel Martin. Tell Me More marks Martin's first role in hosting a daily program. She views it as an opportunity to focus on the stories, experiences, ideas and people important in contemporary life but often not heard.

  • 10:00 PM
  • From The Jitterbug to The Dougie

    Since Cab Calloway recorded the “Call of the Jitterbug” in 1935, the term has been closely tied to acrobatic dances like Lindy Hop and swing. Today, Soundcheck’s dance craze series continues with Chris Calloway Brooks - the grandson of the hep cat himself. Plus, we examine the deep African-American roots of American social dances. And, a live performance from a group that blends klezmer, hip hop and funk: Abraham Inc.

  • 11:00 PM
  • #3154: Accordion & Harmonium Dance Party

    There's music for free reed aerophone instruments on this New Sounds program.  Free what?  Well, that’s just the nerdy way to reference a family of instruments that involves forcing air through reeds, like accordions and harmoniums.  These appear in many different world music traditions, from the Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan in India, to the Argentinian bandoneon used in tango music to taraab music (wedding music) of Zanzibar (off of Tanzania.)