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  • 12:00 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Risk and Reward

    Ping Fu talks about her remarkable journey escaping the Chinese Cultural Revolution to becoming an entrepreneurial leader in the United States. National Book Award Winner Deidre Bair discusses her new biography of iconic New Yorker artist Saul Steinberg. We’ll get a preview of The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. Plus, Glenn Croston explains how we misinterpret risk.

  • 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
  • Connect the Dots

    The influenza epidemic has been keeping many New Yorkers home sick. Council Member Gale Brewer (D-6) explains the state of proposed sick leave legislation. Then, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance joins to talk about what kind of gun policy he supports; WNYC’s Bob Hennelly on the Sandy recovery aid package in Congress; Kevin Drum of Mother Jones on his reporting on the link between lead and violent crime rates; and a new Center for an Urban Future report examines the role of libraries in the digital age.

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  • 12:00 PM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • The Bomb

    Ward Wilson describes what he calls the five myths about nuclear weapons. Filmmaker Stephen Maing talks about his documentary “High Tech, Low Life,” about two journalists who pursue stories that the official Chinese media doesn’t want to cover. Ann Leary discusses her new comic novel about an alcoholic New England real estate broker and her complicated web of relationships. Plus, Nick Turse on his new history of the Vietnam War and new evidence of the true brutality of the conflict.

  • 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
  • Today's Takeaway | January 15, 2013

    Can Coca-Cola Re-Brand Itself as an Anti-Obesity Company? | Lance Armstrong's Former Teammate on the Cyclist's Confession | Battle Brewing for Second Term on Debt Limit | A Malian in the United States Reflects on the War in His Homeland

  • 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
    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.

  • 09:00 PM
  • Ra Ra Riot In Studio; George Saunders; Bob Dylan's Copyright Extension

    Acclaimed writer George Saunders just published his latest collection of short stories, called Tenth of December. He joins us to share some of his favorite music, and explains how his new book is like a concept album.

    Plus, copyright attorney Jonathan Reichman – who we affectionately refer to as “The Copy Cat” – joins us to explain the legal strategy behind a new Bob Dylan release called (no joke) The Copyright Extension Collection, Vol. 1.

    And, indie pop band Ra Ra Riot plays us a preview of their synth-heavy new record, Beta Love.

  • 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
  • Guy Klucevsek and Polka From the Fringe

    Accordionist and composer Guy Klucevsek stops by for a visit, on the occasion of the reissue of “Polka From the Fringe,” 29 previously out-of-print tracks for accordion by Klucevsek and 27 other composers.  With titles like Lois V Vierk’s “Attack Cat Polka,” or Elliott Sharp’s jolt of punk in “Happy Chappie Polka,” there’s a bit of playful wackiness to the collection, yet also some loveliness – like William Duckworth’s “Polking Around” and Peter Garland’s “Club Nada Polka.”