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  • 12:00 AM
  • #3149: 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 hou...
  • 09:00 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • #3150: 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.