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Broadcast Times: Sunday, 7am on AM 820 and 9pm on 93.9FM
Creativity is a little like obscenity: You know it when you see it, but you can't exactly define it....unless you're a neuroscientist. In labs around the country, a new generation of scientists tackles the mystery of human creativity - where it comes from and how it works.
Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. The program has covered news events from Nelson Mandela's 1990 release from a South African prison to the capture of Saddam Hussein.
Selected Shorts features some of the finest artists of the American theater reading contemporary and classic short fiction-the most distinguished works of the early masters such as Chekhov, Maupassant, Malamud and dozens of others.
Guest hosted by some of your favorite actors and writers including John Lithgow, Neil Gaiman, David Sedaris and others.
Studio 360 explores F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and finds out how this compact novel became the great American story of our age. Novelist Jonathan Franzen tells Kurt Andersen why he still reads it every year or two, and writer Patricia Hampl explains why its lightness is deceptive ...
How Popular Culture Influences SCOTUS Decisions, How Rand Paul's Drone Filibuster May Have Changed Minds, and Brooke talks with the great Walt "Clyde" Frazier about sports and the media.
On Being, hosted by journalist and theologian Krista Tippett is a regular series of programs produced and distributed by American Public Media. Being will not always have "religion" itself as a subject, but it will grapple with common and larger themes of American life—asking how perspectives of faith might offer illumination.
Gabfest Radio brings you a weekly hour of smart, counterintuitive, and funny commentary about politics and culture. The program combines Slate.com’s two most popular podcasts, the Political Gabfest and the Culture Gabfest, into a fast-paced show that dissects the week’s most important events from the presidential campaign and the worlds of art and entertainment. The result is something more like a chat with friends over drinks than a talk show.
Smiley & West from Public Radio International (PRI) is an energetic radio program that is a fusion of thought provoking, intelligent and stimulating dialogue on every subject from news & politics to entertainment & culture. The one-hour weekly show attracts a broad spectrum of compelling guests and asks questions that solicits newsworthy discussions.
Snap Judgment is a themed, weekly NPR storytelling show. We focus on presenting compelling personal stories - mixing tall tales with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic and kick-ass radio. We are sponsored by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and distributed through NPR and Public Radio Exchange (PRX).
A long time favorite with public radio audiences, Joe Frank's programs are sometimes dark, sometimes absurdist, sometimes solo recitations, sometimes ensemble pieces performed and/or improvised by actors, sometimes voices of real people heard in real situations, whether man-in-the-street interviews or phone conversations with lovers or strangers.