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  • 12:00 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
    Special Programming
  • 05:30 AM
  • Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality.

  • 06:00 AM
  • Maria Hinojosa guides our cross-cultural understanding of politics, social ideas and personal stories, told through the lens of the nation’s growing and increasingly diverse community of Latinos. 

  • 07:00 AM
  • Hearing Voices from NPR® is a weekly series of The Best of Public Radio: a sixty-minute stream of “driveway moments” all connected by a weekly theme. We listen to broadcasts and podcasts; we dig through audio archives; and we scour the web to find the best stories, sound-portraits, slam poets, docs, radio dramas, features, and found-sound.

  • 08:00 AM
  • NPR’s Rachel Martin interviews top newsmakers in politics, science, and the arts, and Will Shortz brings you the beloved weekend puzzle.

  • 11:00 AM
  • From the American heartland of Lake Wobegon to Town Hall in New York City, acclaimed musician Chris Thile hosts the variety show that’s as homespun as it is sharp.

  • 01:00 PM
  • Classic and contemporary short fiction read by some of the most iconic voices in today’s world of film, theater and comedy. Recorded live at Symphony Space in New York City.


  • 02:00 PM
  • Art as Medicine

    Art is changing medicine. Music helps patients recover in a burn unit and medical students learn how honing their narrative skills will make them better doctors. Kurt Andersen talks with the writer Chris Adrian about how his day job as a children’s cancer doctor finds its way into his novels. ...

  • 03:00 PM
  • Phone Calls in the Age of the Text Message, A New Speech Law in Libya, and More

    Why we are spending less time on the phone, a new Libyan law that makes it a crime to glorify the Gaddafi regime, and a Liberian journalist who dares to tell the stories that her community doesn't want told.

  • 04:00 PM
  • Smiley & West from Public Radio International (PRI) is an energetic radio program that is a fusion of thought provoking, intelligent and stimulating dialogue on every subject from news & politics to entertainment & culture. The one-hour weekly show attracts a broad spectrum of compelling guests and asks questions that solicits newsworthy discussions.

  • 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
    Special Programming
  • 07:00 PM
  • A weekly, hour-long romp through the worlds of media, politics, sports and show business, leavened with an eclectic mix of mysterious music, hosted by Harry Shearer.

  • 08:00 PM
  • IQ2US is the program for listeners who crave a clear view of the big questions that divide Americans. Every episode brings together world thinkers, policy-makers, and journalists, in 2 on 2 debates, to argue the pros and cons of issues like health care, foreign policy, clean energy, and the war. Then listeners weigh in. Expect ear-catching, provocative radio that enlightens, entertains, and informs. 

  • 09:00 PM
  • Featuring first-person stories from around the world about how we treat each other. The State We're In is a weekly radio program from Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

  • 10:00 PM
    Special Programming
  • 11:00 PM
  • A long time favorite with public radio audiences, Joe Frank's programs are sometimes dark, sometimes absurdist, sometimes solo recitations, sometimes ensemble pieces performed and/or improvised by actors, sometimes voices of real people heard in real situations, whether man-in-the-street interviews or phone conversations with lovers or strangers.