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  • 12:00 AM
    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 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
  • The Big Plan

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled his 2013-2014 budget. We discuss the $136.5 billion spending plan. Then, Reihan Salam of the National Review reflects on the President’s inaugural address. Plus: the parallel motivations of suicide bombers and rampage shooters; why recent rulings might protect what you post on social media – even if you’re dissing your boss; and your calls on the person who opened your eyes to a new way of thinking.

  • 12:00 PM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Inside Outside

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright investigates the inner workings of the Church of Scientology, and the controversy that surrounds it. D. T. Max discusses the life and legacy of the writer David Foster Wallace. Michael Dahlie talks about his comic novel about an introverted ghost writer. Plus, we’ll look at immigration reform—and find out who gets into this country, who doesn’t, and why.

  • 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 23, 2013

    Oil and Gas Wells May Be to Blame for Texas Quakes | The Issues at Hand: Energy Over the Next Four Years | House Set to Vote on Raising Debt Ceiling | Arcades Decline, but Pinball Holds Its Own | Rethinking the Value of a Letter, in Scrabble | How Companies Should Regulate Employees on Social Media

  • 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
  • The Queen of Motown; Aaron Neville’s Doo-Wop Roots; New Music From Trixie Whitley

    In the early 1960s, singer Mary Wells earned the nickname “the Queen of Motown” when she scored multiple hits for the legendary record label -- including her signature song, "My Guy." But there’s a reason that Mary Wells isn’t exactly a household name anymore. Peter Benjaminson, author of the new book Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar, explains.

    Plus, legendary singer Aaron Neville revisits the doo-wop songs of his youth with live renditions of songs from his new collection, My True Story.

    And, we preview singer Trixie Whitley's new album, Fourth Corner. Stream the triumphant debut album from the powerful blues-rock singer in our Check Ahead series.

  • 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
  • For Whom the Bells Toll

    From the multi-ton carillon to a tricycle bell, hear songs featuring bells, or about bells on this New Sounds. Listen to a song that reworks "Bicycle Built for Two" from Tin Hat, and a work from the group ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) playing music by Nathan Davis.  Hear music by Pantha du Prince in collaboration with the Norwegian percussion ensemble the Bell Laboratory, involving a bell carillon, a three-ton instrument comprised of 50 bronze bells and operated using a keyboard.