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  • 12:00 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Jaron Lanier and Eric Drexler on Technology and the Future, the Influence of Eric Fromm, Nathaniel Philbrick on Bunker Hill

    Jaron Lanier, who has been called the father of virtual reality, explains how technology continues to transform our culture. We’ll look at the life of philosopher Erich Fromm, who wrote about both political and personal relationships and was a major founder of Amnesty International. Nathaniel Philbrick talks about how the Battle of Bunker Hill ignited the American Revolution. Eric Drexler, the founding father of nanotechnology, discusses the future of that science.

  • 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
  • Obamacare Rollout; Sequester Cuts; Amsterdam Bikes

    Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post checks in on the progress of the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, and what the policy will mean for women. Plus: a look at what the sequester cuts means for research labs in the area. Then, details from the Save the Children report about conditions for mothers and newborns around the world; what New York City can learn from Amsterdam’s bike culture; and the growing culture of domesticity.

  • 12:00 PM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Frank Rich on Race and the GOP, Rescuing Italian Art, Bill Cheng's Novel, Patricia T. O'Conner

    New York Magazine’s Frank Rich discusses the Republican Party’s efforts to remake its image in an effort to attract more minority voters. We’ll find out about the American soldiers who rescued some of Italy’s art treasures from destruction by the Nazis during World War II. Bill Cheng discusses his novel, Southern Cross the Dog, about how the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 upends the relationships of three childhood friends. Plus, our word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls and questions on English language and grammar.

  • 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
  • Cleveland Alarmed After Abduction Case, The Most Average Place in America, Mark Sanford Headed for Congress

    Genetically Engineering Glowing Plants | Revisiting Benghazi | What is the Most Perfectly Average City in America? | Karen Peetz on Breaking the Glass Ceiling | South Carolina Elects Ex-Governor Mark Sanford to Congress | Ray Harryhausen, Special Effects Master, Dies at 92 | Cleveland Alarmed After Abduction Case | Secretary of State Kerry in Moscow for Talks on Syria | The Syrian Conflict According to Assad's Prisoners

  • 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
    The Moth Radio Hour
  • The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props or accompaniment.  Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers.  Each hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight with their honesty, bravery, and humor.

    Learn more about The Moth

  • 09:00 PM
  • Molly Ringwald’s Jazzy Roots; Black Producers Lacking on Broadway; Jason Vieaux, In The Studio

    In this episode: Sixteen Candles star Molly Ringwald recently released an album, Except Sometimes, made up of jazz standards — and a jazzified version of the angsty Breakfast Club movie theme, “Don’t You Forget About Me.” She stops by our studio.

      Plus: Keli Goff, special correspondent for The Root, joins us to talk about a lack of diversity behind-the-scenes on Broadway — particularly when it comes to producers.

        And: Classical guitarist Jason Vieaux is expanding the bounds his genre. He shows off his chops in the Soundcheck studio. 

        • 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 From Europe

          There’s world music from Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Poland, and other parts of Europe on this New Sounds show.  Listen to music from Caspian Hat Dance which suggests the Mediterranean, along with music that is Sardinian in origin, and music sung in Frisian, a language spoken only in the northern part of Holland.  Then, hear Czech music from Marta Topferova along with revolutionary gore songs and hardcore folk from Poland.  Plus, a mostly-immigrant, multi-ethnic band based in Italy reinvents music from all over the world, Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, and more.