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  • 12:00 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Barnard President Debora Spar; Zoë Heller and the Lopate Show Book Club; Graham Nash

    On today’s show: Barnard College president Debora Spar talks about how American women’s lives have changed over the past 50 years, and why the challenges women face are more complex than ever. We’ll get a peek into the life of Huguette Clark, the eccentric and reclusive heiress who died in 2011. Zoë Heller joins us for September’s Leonard Lopate Show Book Club to talk about her novel Everything You Know! Graham Nash talks about his career with The Hollies and then with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

  • 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
  • 30 Issues: Parents and Schools; U.N. General Assembly; Civility and the Law

    The election series continues with a conversation about parental involvement in New York City schools. WNYC education reporters Beth Fertig and Yasmeen Khan discuss the mayoral candidates' differing opinions about how parents should be involved. Plus: President Obama speaks at the United Nations this morning; Boston University professor of international relations and history Andrew Bacevich discusses the idea of the citizen soldier; and family law attorney Margaret Klaw discusses her new book on civility and the law.

  • 12:00 PM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • China's Challenges; David Plante on London; Tom Barbash on Short Stories; Mexico and the Drug Wars

    We’ll take a look at the challenges that stand in China’s path to global supremacy, including extreme gender disparity and an aging labor force. Novelist David Plante talks about the first volume of his memoirs, Becoming a Londoner, about his first 20 years in that city. Tom Barbash discusses his new collection of short stories called Stay Up with Me. And find out how Mexico became home to Latin America’s biggest drug cartels and the violence and corruption that came along with them.

  • 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
  • Al Shabab Attacks: Did the International Community Drop the Ball? | Roundtable: How to Ban a Book in America | Senate to Vote on House Budget Defunding ACA

    Al Shabab Attacks: Did the International Community Drop the Ball? | Nairobi: A Young and Bustling City | Senate to Vote on House Budget Defunding Obamacare | As U.S. Moves Forward With Iran, Questions of Political Prisoners Remain | Reading Iran: A Literary Look into the Country's Culture | Union ...

  • 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
  • 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
    This American Life
  • A handheld camera for radio, This American Life takes an intimate look at the drama of the Everyman. Veteran producer Ira Glass shoots from the hip, exploring the lives of oddballs, antiheroes, and just plain folks who quietly fade into our homogenous national landscape. The program shares stories of life and love through monologues, documentaries, short radio plays, "found recordings," and original works for radio, giving you plenty of reasons to linger around the house.

  • 09:00 PM
    Soundcheck
  • The Queen Of Ska; African Americans In Country Music; Mandolin Orange Live

    In this episode: Pauline Black, frontwoman for the influential British 2-Tone ska band The Selecter, discusses her recent memoir, Black By Design, and a new album, String Theory.

    Plus: The idea that country music is a “white genre” is one that’s been stubbornly hanging on for a long time. A new anthology by Diane Pecknold, Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music, sets its sights on shattering that understanding.

    And: North Carolina-based country and folk duo Mandolin Orange brings its rootsy songs to 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
    • With Guy Buttery

      South African fingerstyle guitarist Guy Buttery joins John Schaefer in the studio to perform a live acoustic set without effects.  His exceptional world music for solo guitar evokes the rhythms of his native land unconsciously, while drawing on influences like Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges. Listen to a bit of guitar as percussion instrument in one of his pieces, “Sleep Deprivation.”  Then, hear another of Buttery’s insanely inventive techniques on a tune where he plays the guitar like a zither, as an extension of tapping, to achieve slap harmonics.