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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
  • Jack Black & Diana Krall

    Jack Black, superstar clown, rocks out live and sings a cappella in our studio. Diana Krall tells Kurt Andersen how she pulled 78 rpm records out of the closet at random to find material for her new album. Rocky and Bullwinkle make the Cold War kid-friendly. And an art dealer ...

  • 03:00 PM
  • All About Elections

    This week On the Media focuses on elections, including why voters make the decisions they do, and how campaigns try to influence them.

  • 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
  • 08:00 PM
    Burn: An Energy Journal
  • Burn: An Energy Journal

    It is the fundamental issue of our time: Energy; where we get it; how we use it; what happens then. It powers our homes and our economy; it creates troubled alliances and disturbing divisions; it empowers and impoverishes; it enables almost all that we do and now threatens all that ...

  • 09:00 PM
    Special Programming