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  • 12:00 AM
    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 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
  • Lying About Surveillance; Rep. Rush Holt, Intoxicating Plants

    Slate columnist Fred Kaplan tells us why he thinks Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied under oath at a congressional hearing and should be fired. Plus: New York State Senator Liz Krueger talks about her push for the senate to act on Cuomo’s proposals for women; Meet New Jersey senate candidate Rush Holt; Floyd Abrams looks back on his legal career defending first amendment rights; and Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks, talks about turning plants into cocktails.  

  • 12:00 PM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Measuring Intelligence; Comedian Trevor Noah; Deciphering an Ancient Code; Bradley Manning Trial

    Cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman on why the ways we measure intelligence in children often fails to predict adult success. South African comedian Trevor Noah talks about his new one-man off-Broadway show “Born a Crime,” about growing up in Apartheid South Africa as a mixed-race child. We’ll find out why it took scholars 50 years to break a code that enabled them to read Europe’s earliest written records. Plus, we’ll get the latest on the Bradley Manning trial.

  • 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
  • What Congress Knew About N.S.A. Surveillance, Background Checks and Racial Discrimination, Sexual Assault in the Military

    How Much Did Congress Know About N.S.A. Surveillance? | Major Companies Accused of Racial Discrimination | The End of Unpaid Internships? | Raha Moharrak: First Saudi Woman to Reach Mount Everest Summit

  • 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
  • Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

  • 09:00 PM
  • The Sounds of Superman; Hans Zimmer's 'Man of Steel'; Bernhoft Loops Live

    In this episode: With a new Superman film in theaters this weekend, we hear about the music that’s accompanied the legend since its advent in the late 1930s -- from the early sounds of the animated TV shorts and radio programs to the 1966 Broadway musical to John Williams' iconic 1978 theme. 

    Plus: Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer talks about providing a completely new score for the new Christopher Nolan-directed Superman film, Man of Steel.

    And: The Norwegian singer, multi-instrumentalist, and looping wiz known as Bernhoft performs in our studio. 

    • 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
    • Ecstatic Music Festival: Richard Reed Parry & Son Lux, with yMusic, Part 2

      Listen to part 2 of the New Sounds Live/Ecstatic Music Festival concert recorded on February 8, 2012 in which the extremely talented and equal-opportunity music genre sextet yMusic performs new works by Richard Reed Parry & Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott.)  Hear the remaining parts of works for heart and breath by Richard Reed Parry, involving yMusic wearing and playing to stethoscopes.