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  • 12:00 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Powerful People: Edward Snowden, Idina Menzel, Shakespeare and Kevin Spacey

    Anna Sale fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Vanity Fair’s Sarah Ellison talks about interviewing former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and why he says he leaked thousands of secret documents. Idina Menzel, director Michael Greif, and lyricist Brian Yorkey talk about the new Broadway musical “If/Then.” James Shapiro explains how William Shakespeare has influenced American literature. And Kevin Spacey, artistic director of London’s Old Vic, talks about the Bridge Project and traveling across three continents to perform “Richard III.”

  • 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
  • Stuck In the Middle With You

    Canada’s middle class is now wealthier than ours’. David Leonhardt of The New York Times explains the analysis (and the new Times data platform). Plus: how to understand your college financial aid letter; sleep through the life cycle; and news from the Supreme Court.

  • 12:00 PM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Flash Boys by Michael Lewis and French Songs by Carla Bruni

    Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard. He talks to Michael Lewis about the world of flash trading on Wall Street. Singer, songwriter, and former First Lady of France Carla Bruni discusses her latest album, “Little French Songs.” Music critic and reporter Joel Selvin on the little-known story of rhythm and blues songwriter and record producer Bert Berns. A mother talks about raising a deaf son and what she learned about the science of hearing. Julene Bair talks about trying to preserve her family’s Kansas farm to pass on to future generations.

  • 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
  • A fresh alternative in news featuring critical conversations, reports from the field, and listener participation. The Takeaway, hosted by John Hockenberry, provides a breadth and depth of world, national, and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.

  • 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
  • Soundcheck® is WNYC’s on-air and online destination for new music, live performances and engaging conversations with artists, critics and tastemakers. Listeners start the conversation at and continue it with host John Schaefer every weeknight at 9 p.m. on 93.9 FM and

    We want to hear from you! Respond to anything you’ve heard on the show, ask us a question or share a story:

    Phone: 866-939-1612


    Twitter: @Soundcheck // Facebook

  • 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
  • Celtic & Nearly Celtic Music

    There’s an hour of Celtic and nearly-Celtic music on this edition of New Sounds, featuring Mozaik, a Celtic band with Balkan, Romanian, Macedonian and klezmer leanings in their tunes. Also, hear the lush vocals, innovative arrangements and masterful instrumental playing of The Poozies. Then there’s the relentless sounds of jigs, reels, slides and polkas, skillfully delivered by the acoustic traditional Celtic band Bohola, plus the Celtic-flavored folk of Fairport Convention. Music by the English zither player Andrew Cronshaw rounds out the show.