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  • 12:00 AM
    Special Programming
  • 05:00 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
  • 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
    Special Programming
  • 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
  • Campaign Ads & Steampunk Chic

    What exactly is steampunk?  We’ll meet some musicians who are making the dusty Victorian era new all over again.  Kurt Andersen finds out why the presidential campaign ads have lost their edge. Mark Helprin (Winter’s Tale) reveals that his new novel — a story of war, romance, and gangsters — ...

  • 03:00 PM
  • Anatomy of a Publicity Stunt, The Problem with 'Muslim Rage', and more

    Breaking down David Blaine's latest publicity stunt, Nate Silver on predictions, and how the media got the "Muslim Rage" story all wrong.

  • 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