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  • 12:00 AM
  • #3132: Postminimal Piano

    For this New Sounds, listen to some of the self-dubbed “ritual groove” of Pianist Nik Bärtsch's Ronin, a chamber jazz outfit who mix minimalism and James Brown liberally.  We’ll hear from the latest album “Llyria,” named after a luminous sea creature.

  • 01:00 AM
  • BBC World Service delivers breaking news and information programming around the world, in English and 28 other language services, on radio, TV and digital.

  • 06:00 AM
  • Public radio’s classic show about food and the people who eat it. Lynne Rosetto Kasper brings you recipes, cooking tips and in-depth stories about where our food comes from.

  • 07:00 AM
  • Conversations about spirituality, science and the spaces in between. Host Krista Tippett explores the questions at the center of human life.

  • 08:00 AM
  • NPR’s Rachel Martin interviews top newsmakers in politics, science, and the arts, and Will Shortz brings you the beloved weekend puzzle.

  • 10:00 AM
  • Frustration in the White House Press Corps and More

    Why White House reporters are fed up, getting the president's attention through online petitions, and a conversation with The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi.

  • 11:00 AM
  • Nazi-Sympathizing Art & Isaac Newton's Eye

    The art world is reeling at the news that Charles Krafft, a sculptor noted (and respected) for making ironic Nazi kitsch, has come out as a Holocaust denier and white supremacist. Isaac Newton sticks a needle in his eye in a new play. Sandra Bernhard falls hard for Carol Channing, ...

  • 12:00 PM
  • Live on The Jonathan Channel

    Live Wednesday through Sunday at 12pm
    Replays Monday & Tuesday at 12pm, Tuesday – Friday at 7pm, and Saturday & Sunday at 8pm

  • 04:00 PM
  • The NPR news quiz where the panelists are funny, the limericks are lyrical and you get to shout answers at your radio. Hosted by Peter Sagal.

  • 05:00 PM
  • A wrap-up of the day’s news, with features and interviews about the latest developments in New York City and around the world, from NPR and the WNYC newsroom.

  • 06:00 PM
    Special Programming
  • 07:00 PM
  • Themed, offbeat, (mostly) true stories that shed new light on the extraordinary side of everyday life. Host Ira Glass and a regular cast of personalities, including David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell and Mike Birbiglia, bring the best of nonfiction storytelling to the radio.

  • 08:00 PM
  • Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s “Life and Times”
    In this episode of Spinning on Air, David Garland brings the cast of six singers and three musicians to  WNYC to perform two extended excerpts from Episode 1 of "Life and Times." OK T...
  • 09:00 PM
    Meet Your Mind: Mind and Brain
  • Meet Your Mind: Mind and Brain

    Your thoughts and feelings, your joy and’s all part of your identity, of your consciousness. But what exactly is consciousness? It may be the biggest mystery left in science. Neuroscientists have made remarkable discoveries about the brain, but we're not close to cracking the mystery of consciousness.  How does a ...

  • 10:00 PM
  • Classic and contemporary short fiction read by some of the most iconic voices in today’s world of film, theater and comedy. Recorded live at Symphony Space in New York City.


  • 11:00 PM
  • #3135: Sound and Music

    For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to works that play with sound and music, at the intersection where one leaves off and the other begins.  Hear music from Brian Eno in collaboration with like-minded musicians Jon Hopkins and Leo Abraham, a record called “Small Craft on a Milk Sea.”