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  • 12:00 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Putin’s Russia, and the Films “The Girl” and “Beyond the Hills”

    Russian journalist Masha Gessen traces the rise of Vladimir Putin from low-level KGB operative to president of Russia, and looks at how he’s been able to maintain his power. Director David Riker and Abbie Cornish, his star in the new film, “The Girl,” about a single mother who’s lost her child to social services and tries some desperate measures to straighten out her life. Christian Mungiu talks about his latest film, “Beyond the Hills,” which won Best Actress and Best Screenplay at Cannes last year.

  • 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
  • Finding Fossil Fuels; Work/Life Tech Balance; Washington

    The push toward alternative sources of energy has been complicated by new discoveries of fossil fuels all over the world. Vince Beiser of Pacific Standard talks about oil and gas. Then, Sal Albanese on his bid to be the Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City; Joe Peta, a former Wall Street trader, talks about using his kills for sports betting. Plus: your calls on technology and the work-life balance, what you use and how you use it; and the parents whose incredible story of finding their son on the subway was featured in The New York Times tell their story, and we hear more incredible stories about families from listeners.

  • 12:00 PM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Fat Sugar Salt, Eddie Huang, Russ & Daughters, the Science of Baking

    Michael Moss explains why the average American eats 33 pounds of cheese and 70 pounds of sugar each year, and 8,500 milligrams of salt a day! Baohaus chef Eddie Huang talks pork buns and politics of food! Mark Russ Federman tells the story of how Russ & Daughters, his family’s multi-generational appetizing store in the Lower East side, has survived for nearly 100 years. And this week’s Please Explain is all about the science of baking.

  • 02:00 PM
    Science Friday
  • Science Friday is a weekly science talk show from NPR. Each week, Science Friday's host Ira Flatow, a veteran science journalist, looks at science topics that are in the news brings an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Panels of expert guests join Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science -- to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.

  • 03:00 PM
    The Takeaway
  • Today's Takeaway | March 8, 2013

    In a special hour dedicated entirely to the science, strangeness, and romance of time travel, the Takeaway talks with people from all walks of life to get a handle on time and travel and time travel.

  • 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
    On The Media
  • The Past, Present, and Future of Ownership

    A special hour on our changing understanding of ownership and how it is affected by the law. An author and professor who encourages creative writing through plagiarism, 3D printing, fan fiction & fair use, and the strange tale of who owns "The Happy Birthday Song"

  • 09:00 PM
  • Gibson's Lady Luthiers of World War II; Fernando Otero In Studio

    In this episode: When women stepped up to fill manufacturing jobs left behind by soldiers during World War II, the guitar industry was no exception. We talk with the author of Kalamazoo Gals: A Story of Extraordinary Women & Gibson's "Banner" Guitars of World War II -- and with one of the women profiled in the book.

    Plus: Grammy-winning Argentine pianist and composer Fernando Otero performs live in our studio. 

    And: Time Out New York's Sophie Harris shares some new music that's caught her ear recently.

    • 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
    • A Musical Babel

      Unlikely combinations of cultures and traditional musics give a global perspective on this New Sounds program.  Listen to a musical portrayal of an imaginary Syria, "Syriana." It's a London-based ensemble with musicians from Syria and parts of the Near East, featuring the Pan-Arab Strings of Damascus.  There's also music by sax player Uri Gurvich from his forthcoming record, “BabEl,” a mixture of oud  and North African percussion with some saxophone, piano, bass and drums.