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  • 12:00 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Bo Xilai and Corruption in China, Bach 360, a Novel set in Vichy France, Animal Drones

    We’ll look at the recent downfall of Bo Xilai and how it revealed a major power struggle within the Chinese Communist Party. Graham Parker and pianist Simone Dinnerstein talk about WQXR’s Bach 360 festival and about Dinnerstein’s performance of the Goldberg Variations. Nancy Kricorian talks about her novel, All the Light There Was, about an Armenian family’s struggle to survive in Vichy France. And we'll find about insects and animals engineered to be drones!

  • 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
  • DOMA in Court; Mayoral Race Update; Value of Cooperation

    Yesterday the Supreme Court shifted its focus from Proposition 8 to the Defense of Marriage Act. Slate's Emily Bazelon provides analysis of the arguments for and against its constitutionality and takes your calls on the week's proceedings and the future of same-sex marriage. Plus: David Chen of the New York Times discusses his piece on Christine Quinn as part of a reporters' roundtable on the latest mayoral race news; the value of cooperation as a skill; and why women in their 20s feel conflicted about sexual freedom.

  • 12:00 PM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Public Defenders; Aleksandar Hemon; Typhoid Mary; and Dr. Robert Lustig on Sugar, Fat, and Health

    We’ll look at the current status of public defenders and the legacy of the Supreme Court decision Gideon v. Wainwright. Aleksandar Hemon talks about growing up in Sarajevo, and watching its destruction from Chicago during the Balkan War. Mary Beth Keane discusses her new novel about Typhoid Mary, called Fever. Dr. Robert Lustig explains how the massive amount of sugar we’re consuming has changed our brain chemistry, affecting what—and how much—we eat.

  • 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
  • Same-Sex Marriage, Samsung's Massive Development in South Korea, Growing Up Transgendered

    Reading the Tea Leaves on Same-Sex Marriage | Your Stories of Marriage Delayed — or Bypassed Altogether | Samsung and it's Colossal development in South Korea | Breaking World Records in Pakistan | Boston Clinic Offers Therapies to Halt Pubescent Development of Transgender Youth | First Transgender Contestant on Glee Project Shares His Story | The Legal Implications of 'Performing Race'

  • 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
  • Thao and the Get Down Stay Down; Take a Rock ‘n’ Roll Day Trip; Rap Lyrics On The Street

    In this episode: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, led by singer-guitarist Thao Nguyen, plays songs from their latest album, We The Common, in our studio.

    Plus: Lonely Planet’s US editor, Robert Reid, presents a Hudson Valley rock and roll day trip that includes stops inspired by Levon Helm and the B-52s’ Kate Piersen.

      And: Here in New York City, rap lyrics could be coming to a street corner near you. Street artist and graphic designer Jason Shelowitz – known as Jay Shells – explains his latest subversive project. 

      • 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
      • New Sounds Live from Merkin Hall 2013

        Listen to more music recorded on location at the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Hall, part of the New Sounds Live Concert Series.  There’s a world premiere by looping orchestrator Tyondai Braxton, with field recordings of slot machines made at a new casino in Queens.  The new two-part work by Braxton is titled "Casino Trem" and "Organ Trem" collectively, “TREMS” and effortlessly integrates the found sound with instruments.  Also, a world premiere work by Fay Kueen Wang called Weltinseln, which means “Island Universe” in German. Also, music by Shara Worden featuring the Orchestra for the Next Century conducted by Gary Schneider.