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  • 12:00 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Women in India; Backup Singers; the Summer of 1776; Chicago and Modern America

    The Wall Street Journal’s Asia Editor talks about how the rape of a young woman in Delhi last year has touched off a national debate about women’s rights in India. Singers Darlene Love and Merry Clayton and director Morgan Neville discuss “Twenty Feet from Stardom,” a new documentary about backup singers. Historian Joseph J. Ellis looks at the events of the summer of 1776. Plus, we’ll find out about the pivotal role that Chicago has played in shaping American culture.

  • 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
  • Storm Prep; Eric Schneiderman; Non-Profit Corruption; Ask Me Another

    Mayor Bloomberg announced a major plan to prepare the city for the next big storm. Seth Pinsky of the New York City Economic Development Corporation is here to discuss. Plus: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman; corruption at non-profits; a neuroscientist’s ideas about drugs; and Ophira Eisenberg from NPR’s quiz show “Ask Me Another.”   

  • 12:00 PM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Curing Cataract Blindness; Only Children; Claire Messud's New Novel; The Gurus of How-To

    On today’s show: Dr. Geoffrey Tabin talks about cataract blindness in isolated and impoverished countries. Lauren Sandler—an only child and the parent of an only child—argues that there are benefits from growing up in a single-child household. Claire Messud discusses her latest novel, The Woman Upstairs. Plus, our gurus of how-to, Alvin and Lawrence Ubell, take your calls on home repair!

  • 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
  • Turkish Riot Police Fight Protesters, Inside the Mind of "Whitey" Bulger, How Much Did Congress Know About N.S.A. Surveillance?

    Are Too Many People Issued "Top-Secret" Security Clearances? | Turkish Riot Police Force Protesters Out of Taksim Square | Understanding the Mind of James "Whitey" Bulger | Understanding the Mind of James "Whitey" Bulger | Are we in the Midst of an Orwellian Moment? | Animal Behaviorist: We Will Have the Ability to Understand our Pets in the Next Decade

  • 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.

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  • 09:00 PM
  • Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan On Maxwell's; Your Maxwell’s Memories; Kendrick Scott Plays Live

    In this episode: The operators of the storied Hoboken, N.J. music venue, Maxwell’s, will close up shop at the end of July. Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan, a veteran of the Maxwell’s stage (understatement of the year), joins us to talk about the club. Plus: Your Maxwell’s moments, and stories of the beloved music venue.

    And: Drummer, Kendrick Scott, once described himself in an interview as a “pretty boring guy.” But we found out that Scott and his jazz quintet, Oracle, are also a crack basketball squad. We hear a live set from the band, whose new album is called Conviction.

    • 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
    • Dependable Groove Music

      Whether it’s piano-driven, horn-driven, or interlocking rhythms of guitar music, listen to music with a steady groove on this edition of New Sounds.  Hear the Blue Cranes, who are a keyboard trio and dueling saxophones from Portland with a from a new record, “Swim.”  Also, listen to music from keyboardist Marco Benevento with his playful arrangement of an early Pink Floyd song, recorded live at Tonic.  Hear a groove-based instrumental piece from the gifted guitarist Kaki King.  Plus, music from three-ohs Medeski, Martin & Wood, The Bad Plus, and the Neil Cowley Trio, and more.