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  • 12:00 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Inauguration Day

    The Leonard Lopate Show presents a presidential inauguration special. Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post and MSNBC discusses President Obama’s speech. Then Frank Rich, Todd Purdum, and Joan Walsh look at some of the key challenges facing the president's second term.

  • 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
  • On Day One

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor discusses her life on the high court and the story of how she got there. Plus: President Obama's second inaugural address; the terrifying prospect of waking up during anesthesia; and the NPR quiz show Ask Me Another.

  • 12:00 PM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Close Watch

    On today’s show: Frontline producer Martin Smith describes his investigation into why the U.S. Department of Justice has failed to act on what many argue is credible evidence of crimes on Wall Street. Peter Yost talks about his NOVA documentary “Rise of the Drones,” about how robots are revolutionizing warfare. New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot tells us about the life and career of her father Lyle Talbot, a star during the early days of Hollywood. Plus, Aaron Neville on the release of his latest recording “My True Story.”

  • 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 22, 2013

    The Issues at Hand: Education Reform Over the Next Four Years | How to Combat Trafficking in the U.S. and Abroad | Has the Government Let Wall Street Bankers Off Too Easily? | An Israeli Musician Reflects on his Country’s Politics Through Song | The Declining Value of an MBA

  • 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
  • Musical "Red Lights"; Mystical Weapons

    In this episode: How music can destroy your relationship. Or, at least, make you think twice about continuing to date that Jewel fan. Contributor Faith Salie tells us about the time she hit a musical "red light" and unwisely sped right through. And, we ask neuroscientist Daniel Levitin about why music can sometimes be a tell-tale warning sign of an impending love disaster.

    A new biography attempts to unearth new details about the life of Michael Jackson. We’ll get a review from writer Bill Wyman.

    Multi-instrumentalist Sean Lennon and drummer Greg Saunier of the band Deerhoof bring their new project Mystical Weapons to our studio for a completely improvised performance.

  • 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
  • Dramatic Works

    Listen to music from Wires Under Tension, a NYC-based band formed by multi-instrumentalist/composer Christopher Tignor and drummer Theo Metz.  Their latest creation is called “Replicant, ” and is, yes(!) inspired by Philip K Dick's “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, along with the film adaptation, “Blade Runner.”  According to the album’s site, “‘Replicant’ takes on the questions of mechanized identity, the feeling of flawed copies, and the inescapable bummer of being too self-aware.”  The music is layer after tasty layer of impossible sounds created by synth, swirls, drum licks, offered up all together as post-rock with grooves.