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  • 12:00 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • MIchael Pollan, "Kon-Tiki," "Talley's Folly," and Selling NYC Parkland

    Michael Pollan has written about how our food is raised, grown and harvested. Today, he talks about how we cook, transforming those foods into dinner. Then, we’ll find out how the Oscar-winning documentary about the voyage of Thor Heyerdahl’s “Kon-Tiki” was made. Also Danny Burstein and Sarah Paulson talk about starring in a revival of Lanford Wilson’s “Talley’s Folly.” And a look at the recent trend of selling of public parkland and historic sites to private developers, and what can be done to protect these spaces.

  • 02:00 AM
    BBC World Service
  • BBC World Service provides international news, analysis and information.

  • 05:00 AM
    Morning Edition
  • Morning Edition is your perfect morning companion: gentle, but straightforward, explaining the vagaries of international diplomacy, reporting weather and even recommending the best film in town.

  • 09:00 AM
    BBC World Service
  • BBC World Service provides international news, analysis and information.

  • 10:00 AM
    The Brian Lehrer Show
  • Terror After Boston; NYC Affordability; Bipolar Disorder

    A new study finds that New York City is a bargain for those making around $100,000 a year. Catherine Rampell of The New York Times talks about the findings and new poverty rates in the five boroughs. Plus: Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg View and The Atlantic on new questions about terror threats to the U.S., both foreign and domestic. Also, the author of a memoir about living with bipolar disorder; a call-in on a proposal to raise the age limit for buying cigarettes to 21 from 18; and Matt Gross, formerly Frugal Traveler for The New York Times, on his journeys and how to make the best of yours’.

  • 12:00 PM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Better Medicine, Jim Parsons, Rachel Kushner's New Novel, Vali Nars on Foreign Policy

    We’ll find out what can be done to protect the estimated 100 thousand patients who are affected by preventable medical errors or infections. Jim Parsons drops by to talk about his hit TV series, “The Big Bang Theory” and the upcoming HBO version of Larry Kramer’s play “The Normal Heart.” Rachel Kushner discusses her new novel, The Flame Throwers. Vali Nasr, who was senior advisor to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, explains why he feels American foreign policy is in retreat.

  • 02:00 PM
    Fresh Air
  • Fresh Air is one of the most popular programs on public radio, breaking the "talk show" mold, and Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics, and popular culture.

  • 03:00 PM
    The Takeaway
  • The Challenges of Assmilation, A Father and Daughter Talk Finances, Costs of a City-Wide Lockdown

    The Social and Economic Costs of a Lockdown | An Inconvenient Truth: Mounting Evidence Syria Crossed "Red Line" | Small Retailers Pushback on Proposed Online Sales Tax | Immigrants Share Their Experiences of Assimilating | Fitting in: Immigrant Children and Assimilation | Is My Generation Screwed?: A Father and Daughter Talk Finance

  • 04:00 PM
    All Things Considered
  • The day’s biggest stories, plus commentary, arts and life, music and entertainment, the quirky and the mainstream.

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

  • 08:00 PM
    The Moth Radio Hour
  • The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props or accompaniment.  Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers.  Each hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight with their honesty, bravery, and humor.

    Learn more about The Moth

  • 09:00 PM
  • Steve Martin and Edie Brickell; More Iggy Pop Stories; REM from Worst to First

    In this episode: Comedian, actor and banjo player Steve Martin has teamed up with singer-songwriter Edie Brickell for a new album called Love Has Come For You. They perform live in our studio.

      Plus: Why is it Iggy Pop week on Soundcheck? John makes a big announcement, and we hear some of your Iggy Pop stories.

      And: Spinner Canada writer Aaron Brophy shares his ranking of REM’s studio albums. His choices might upset the band’s longtime fans.

      • 10:00 PM
        Q with Jian Ghomeshi
      • Q is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter. Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, with his trademark wit and spontaneity, Q covers pop culture and high arts alike with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends.

      • 11:00 PM
        New Sounds
      • Works of Nature

        A few days late to the Earth Day Party, on this New Sounds, listen to music inspired by natural phenomena. We’ll hear songs and pieces written around themes of nature and science, - from atomic to cosmic-  and humanity’s relationships with said same.  From Bjork’s innovative and collaborative project, “Biophilia,” where instruments and apps were designed for the multimedia experience, there's a meeting of astrophysics, string theory, neurology, biology - and music.  We'll sample from this latest concept project, and more.