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  • 12:00 AM
    New Sounds
  • World Music Singing Tour

    A Bulgarian, a Greek and a Turk walk into a bar…  Not the opening of a joke, rather it’s the vocal group Trio Tzane, who make music together under the motto “Balkan polyphonies and other vocal stories.”  We’ll hear from them, along with a few selections from Huun Huur Tu, the throat singers of Tuva.  Also, listen to some Norwegian sami singing, or joiking, from Jienat, with a whole lot of Brazilian, and West African percussion that renders the music utterly danceable. 

  • 01:00 AM
    BBC World Service
  • BBC World Service provides international news, analysis and information.

  • 06:00 AM
    The Splendid Table
  • The Splendid Table provides listeners and browsers abundant information on food preparation, appreciation, and culture.

  • 07:00 AM
    On Being
  • On Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.

  • 08:00 AM
    Weekend Edition Sunday
  • Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. In January 2012, Rachel Martin began hosting the program. 

  • 10:00 AM
    On The Media
  • Gun Anecdotes, What To Know about the Avian Flu, and Grindr.

    Since the Sandy Hook shootings, gun violence anecdotes have been the centerpiece of much of the reporting about guns. OTM asks if there's a better way. Also, who to listen to about the new avian flu and everything you need to know about Grindr. 

  • 11:00 AM
    Studio 360
  • Jeremy Irons & Ancient Roman Hairdos

    Jeremy Irons, the nemesis of a generation of movie heroes, explains the secret to playing bad believably. Kurt Andersen asks English folk-punk Billy Bragg if he’ll miss the late Margaret Thatcher, the nemesis of a generation of musicians, novelists, and artists in Great Britain. Novelist Meg Wolitzer expresses sympathy for ...

  • 12:00 PM
    Afternoon Music with Jonathan Schwartz
  • Today at 12PM, sit in with Jonathan Schwartz for an eclectic mix of his favorite tunes from The Great American Songbook. Throughout the week, Jonathan Schwartz provides an unparalleled showcase for this timeless music.

  • 04:00 PM
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!
  • The NPR News Quiz, a fast-paced, fresh and funny look at current affairs and the week's events.

     

  • 05:00 PM
    All Things Considered
  • The day’s biggest stories, plus commentary, arts and life, music and entertainment, the quirky and the mainstream.

  • 06:00 PM
    Bullseye
  • Bullseye is a public radio show about what's good in popular culture. With a keen editorial eye, Bullseye sifts the wheat from the chaff, and brings you hot culture picks, in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary creative people and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye is equal parts funny and fascinating. Whether you're already plugged in to the culture map, or looking for a signpost, Bullseye will keep you on target.

  • 07:00 PM
    This American Life
  • A handheld camera for radio, This American Life takes an intimate look at the drama of the Everyman. Veteran producer Ira Glass shoots from the hip, exploring the lives of oddballs, antiheroes, and just plain folks who quietly fade into our homogenous national landscape. The program shares stories of life and love through monologues, documentaries, short radio plays, "found recordings," and original works for radio, giving you plenty of reasons to linger around the house.

  • 08:00 PM
    Spinning on Air
  • Pianissimo 2

    Piano music can have a very personal touch. The piano allows a composer or performer to all alone manifest a full vision of what their music can be. David Garland presents another hour of lyrical, soulful, playful piano music, featuring recordings by Chilly Gonzales, Duke Ellington, and others.

  • 09:00 PM
    Meet Your Mind
  • Meet Your Mind: Higher Consciousness

    Broadcast Times: Sunday, 7am on AM 820 and 9pm on 93.9FM

    Suppose neuroscientists map the billions of neural circuits in the human brain....are we any closer to cracking the great existential mysteries - like meaning, purpose or happiness?  Scientists and spiritual thinkers are now working together to create a new science of mindfulness.

  • 10:00 PM
    Selected Shorts
  • Selected Shorts features some of the finest artists of the American theater reading contemporary and classic short fiction-the most distinguished works of the early masters such as Chekhov, Maupassant, Malamud and dozens of others.  

    Guest hosted by some of your favorite actors and writers including John Lithgow, Neil Gaiman, David Sedaris, Jane Curtin, Parker Posey and others.

     

  • 11:00 PM
    New Sounds
  • Songs Without Words

    For this New Sounds, we’ll hear an hour of songs without words, maybe even without voices.  This kind of tradition reaches back to Felix Mendelssohn and his Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), and his series of short, lyrical piano pieces.  Two Norwegian musicians, saxophonist Trygve Seim & pianist Andreas Utnem, have just released a new recording of similarly lyrical songs – without voices or words – called Purcur.  It was recorded in a church in Oslo, and manages to work in the sound of the room’s personality.  We’ll hear some of these folk-rootsy lyrical songs for saxophone and piano and more.