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  • 12:00 AM
  • Room for Improvement

    On today’s show, New York magazine architecture critic Justin Davidson talks about whether architecture in NY has improved—or gotten worse—during the Bloomberg years. We’ll help DCTV celebrate 40 years of filmmaking! Sherman Alexie talks about his latest collection of new and selected stories, called Blasphemy. Sisters Daisy and Hallie Foote talk about their new play “Him.” Plus, Nancy Mullane tells the stories of five convicted murderers sentenced to life in prison and their struggle for redemption and another chance.

  • 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 Other Way
    Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson talks about why he’s running for president on the Libertarian ticket. Plus: NPR’s Mara Liasson previews tonight’s presidential debate; 30 Issue...
  • 12:00 PM
  • Map for Success

    Neuroscientist and clinical psychologist Ian Robertson gives a scientific explanation of why some people succeed in life while others remain powerless, and looks at the brain functions behind winning and losing. Robert D. Kaplan tells why we should view global conflicts through geography.

  • 02:00 PM
  • The Peabody Award-winning program features Terry Gross’ fearless and insightful interviews with big names in pop culture, politics and the arts.

  • 03:00 PM
  • Today's Takeaway | October 16, 2012

    Is Manufacturing the Key to Innovation? | Colleges Take on Registering Incoming Freshman to Vote | Princeton's First Female President Shirley Tilghman Stepping Down | Candidates Request No Follow-Ups in Town-Hall Style Debate | One Tough Neighborhood, Two Friends, and Thousands of Photos | President Obama's Messaging Problem

  • 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
  • The only town hall style presidential debate is slated for Tuesday night. Join Brian Lehrer and the (Mostly) Swing State Radio Network as we preview the debate. Then watch a live stream below and chat live with Anna Sale, our swing state colleagues and the politically diverse It's A ...

  • 09:00 PM
    Presidential Debate: Special coverage from NPR
  • 11:00 PM
  • #3221: Bright Phoebus

    In the wake of the recent passing of Mike Waterson, we’ll explore a whole treasure trove of music by various generations of “folk revivalists” with bleak ballads, poetic lyrics and close harmonies, including some brushes with other “folk royalty.” Plus, we’ll sample from various folk traditions, new arrangements of well-known folk tunes, extensions of folk traditions, and more.