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  • 12:00 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Mexican Drug War, Raising a Genius, Growing Up with Animals, Director William Friedkin

    Anna Sale fills in for Leonard. She talks to Kristine Barnett about raising her son, Jacob, who’s a math genius who many think could win the Nobel Prize in Physics one day. Then, Clare Balding tells us about growing up on an estate with more than 100 horses. Oscar-winning director William Friedkin talks about directing “The Exorcist,” “The French Connection” and “The Rules of Engagement.”

  • 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
  • Bush v. Gore 13 Years Later; Who Smokes Pot; Joe Lhota

    Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has said that perhaps the high court should not have taken up Bush v. Gore. Hear what her comments tell us about the 5-4 decision, public opinion, and potential future cases. Then, a May series on marijuana legalization kicks off with Mark Kleiman, who is advising Washington state on their legalization efforts. He’ll discuss the demographics of who smokes marijuana. Plus: Former MTA chairman Joseph Lhota talks about his bid to be the Republican candidate for mayor, and his policies for stop-and-frisk, emergency preparedness and the environment; and a conversation about rationing and consumption.

  • 12:00 PM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Lead Wars, Hem Performs Live, Mars Rover, Nadeem Aslam's New Novel

    We’ll find out how the effort to protect children from lead poisoning became one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health. The Brooklyn-based band Hem perform songs form their new album “Departure and Farewell.” Adam Steltzner, the leader of the Mars Rover’s entry, descent, and landing team, and New Yorker staff writer Burkhard Bilger discuss the Mars Rover and the future of NASA. And Nadeem Aslam talks about his latest novel, The Blind Man’s Garden.

  • 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
  • Obama Visits Mexico, Paying Pregnant Women to Quit Smoking, Is Immigration Reform Doomed?

    Friends of Boston Bombing Suspect Charged | Major U.S. Companies Profiting from Labor Brokers Who Drive Down Workers' Wages | Could the Failure of Gun Control Legislation Portend Failure for Immigration Reform | Obama Visits Mexico, With Focus on Trade and Immigration, Not Drugs | Paying Pregnancy Women to Quit Smoking | Can Facebook be Used to Predict and Fight Obesity?

  • 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
  • Bug Music; Marnie Stern At Home; Musicians And Their Neighbors; Marques Toliver In The Studio

    In this episode: They’re coming… before the 17-year cicadas emerge this spring, we talk with writer, musician, and philosopher David Rothenberg about his book Bug Music, which examines the connection between human music and insect noise.

    Plus: Guitarist and songwriter Marnie Stern gives us an inside look into her apartment. And, WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal’s Micropolis series examines musicians who rehearse in their apartments — and the neighbors that live next to them. 

    Plus: A profile of this week's Check Ahead artist - the singer and songwriter Joshua James.

    Also: The classically trained violinist and songwriter Marques Toliver showcases his compelling hybridized sound, where classical, pop, and R&B meet.

    • 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
    • World Music Tour

      For this New Sounds, hear some world music from Congo, in both Staff Benda Bilili and the Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji.  Staff Benda Bilili are a 8-piece group of street musicians who used to live & play around the grounds of the zoo in Kinshasa.  They'll serve up some rumba-rooted grooves, overlaid with vibrant vocals and tin-can guitar solos.