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  • 12:00 AM
  • #3103: Hybrid Ensembles

    For this New Sounds, we’ll explore many different hybrid ensembles aboard.  We’ll hear music by composer/programmer/performer/theorist and yes, mandolinist as well as professor at Dartmouth College, Larry Polansky.  Polansky’s latest release involves the Dutch electric guitar quartet, Zwerm, together with the saxophone quartet [sic] and additional percussion, harp and electronics!

  • 01:00 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.

  • 06:00 AM
  • Public radio’s classic show about food and the people who eat it. Lynne Rosetto Kasper brings you recipes, cooking tips and in-depth stories about where our food comes from.

  • 07:00 AM
  • Conversations about spirituality, science and the spaces in between. Host Krista Tippett explores the questions at the center of human life.

  • 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.

  • 10:00 AM
  • Publishing: Adapt or Die
    On the Media's annual look at the publishing industry, including fears of Amazon becoming a monopoly and the little publishing house standing up to it.
  • 11:00 AM
  • So You Think You're Creative?

    We're always talking about creativity, but what do we mean? Can we find creativity, can we measure it, can we encourage it? Kurt talks with professor and author Gary Marcus (Guitar Zero) about what science tells us about creativity. A researcher shoves jazz musicians into an fMRI machines and has ...

  • 12:00 PM
  • Live on The Jonathan Channel

    Live Wednesday through Sunday at 12pm
    Replays Monday & Tuesday at 12pm, Tuesday – Friday at 7pm, and Saturday & Sunday at 8pm

  • 04:00 PM
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 08:00 PM
  • Connie Converse Walking In the Dark
    During the 1950s Connie Converse lived in New York City writing and singing thoughtful, emotional, smart, witty, personal songs. She accompanied herself on guitar, a "singer/songwrite...
  • 09:00 PM
  • Conversations about spirituality, science and the spaces in between. Host Krista Tippett explores the questions at the center of human life.

  • 10:00 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.


  • 11:00 PM
  • #3104: A Private Reel -Still More Live on Soundcheck

    That other show that John Schaefer hosts, Soundcheck, has had some incredible performances in the studio recently.  In case you've missed them, for this edition of New Sounds, we'll offer up some of these rare gems, such as Cuban singer Omara Portundo and Senegalese singer/guitarist Baaba Maal.