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  • 12:00 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Attacks in Afghanistan; "American Promise"; Alice McDermott's New Novel; TVA and Politics; Dying Moose

    Twelve years after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, we’ll look at why the number of attacks from within the Afghan security forces is on the rise. Directors Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson talk about their documentary, “American Promise,” which follows two African American boys over the course of 13 years. Alice McDermott discusses her latest novel, called Someone. We’ll look at why the Tennessee Valley Authority is coming under attack, just as it marks its 80th anniversary! And, we’ll find out the startling and mysterious increase in moose deaths.

  • 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
  • Tech and the Health Exchange; Rockland County; Found in Translation

    Ezra Klein of The Washington Post and Andrew Rasiej of Personal Democracy Media, talk about the technological problems that have plagued the launch of the online healthcare exchanges. Then, our 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a look at the Rockland County executive race. Plus: Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Mirta Ojito talks about the 2008 murder of an Ecuadorian immigrant in Patchogue; and a panel translates your phrases into Igbo, French, and Cantonese as part of the Walls and Bridges Festival.

  • 12:00 PM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Martha Stewart; Daniel Boulud; Repurposing Wasted Food; Please Explain

    Martha Stewart returns to Food Fridays! She’ll be here to talk about cakes and why she’s only just starting to love her Bundt pans. Chef Daniel Boulud shares recipes from his new cookbook, named after his flagship restaurant, Daniel. Former Trader Joe’s President Doug Rauch describes his new project to help feed poor communities by selling deeply discounted food that may be past its official sell-by date, but is still safe to eat. And this week’s Please Explain is about the long, rich history of wine!

  • 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
  • The Tangible Benefits of Daydreaming | Jeh Johnson & The Future of Homeland Security | Krista Tippett on Millennials Losing Their Religion

    Krista Tippett on Millennials Losing Their Religion | Who Are the Millennials? | Jeh Johnson & The Future of Homeland Security | New Movie Releases: 'Carrie,' 'The Fifth Estate,' '12 Years A Slave' | The True Story of the Man Behind '12 Years A Slave' |  An Argument for Limiting Immigration ...

  • 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 Government Shutdown's Damage, Brooke's DNA, and More

    The long term cost of the shutdown is ignored by the media, Glenn Greenwald's new investigative reporting outfit, and Brooke shares the results of her mail-order DNA test.

  • 09:00 PM
  • Terry Teachout On Ellington; Bryce Dessner; Speedy Ortiz Plays Live

    In this episode: Duke Ellington is one of the towering figures in American music, but there's more to his story than hits like "Take The A Train." Cultural critic and writer Terry Teachout discusses his new comprehensive biography about the iconic jazz composer and bandleader.

    Then, Bryce Dessner, one of the twin guitarists in The National, is also a classically trained composer, who has now written a number of string quartet pieces for the renowned Kronos Quartet. 

    And the Northhampton, Mass. noise pop band Speedy Ortiz performs songs from its debut record Major Arcana, and a brand new, still untitled song 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
  • Afrofunk, Afrojazz & Afropop

    Hear the Ghanaian-rooted Afrofunk band KonKoma, (now based in the U.K.), along with recent releases and/or reissues of music from South, East, and West Africa. Sample selections from Zambian miners and minstrels, music from street musicians in Malawi, and some gorgeous acoustic Afropop from Mali.