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  • 12:00 AM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Hopes and Dreams, Challenges and Lies

    Former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of the last major surviving figures of Watergate, reveals what President Nixon knew and when he knew it, and what happened during that mysterious 18 1/2 minute gap. When he was growing up, Brando Skyhorse was told that his father was an American Indian—but as he reveals in a new memoir, the situation is a lot more complicated. Tracy Droz Tragos discusses her award-winning documentary “Rich Hill,” about boys growing up in a struggling rural town in Missouri. She’s joined by one of the teenagers she profiles in the film. Plus, a look into the philosophical ideas that inspired America’s revolutionaries--from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Young, who started the Boston Tea Party.

  • 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
  • Cory Booker, Russell Simmons, and Visions of Peace

    Sen. Cory Booker is teaming up with Sen. Rand Paul on the REDEEM Act, a criminal justice reform bill. Booker explains the details of the legislation. Plus: Russell Simmons on Keep the Peace, a grant program he’s leading to help neighborhood organizations that work to reduce violence; cops are cracking down on acrobatic subway dancers (“it’s showtime!”); a request for listeners to call us from the weirdest place possible; a look back at Andrew Carnegie’s vision for peace; and one film critic shares his 54 favorite movies.  

  • 12:00 PM
    The Leonard Lopate Show
  • Using Your CSA Vegetables

    Melissa Clark offers many suggestions for what to make with all the fresh vegetables available this summer. We’ll find out what the fact that the US is the only country in the world that sentences juveniles to life in prison means for one young man who’s already served more than a decade behind bars. Rivka Galchen discusses her new collection of short stories, called American Innovations. Luke Nichter talks about digitizing and transcribing 3,700 hours of recordings President Nixon made and what they reveal about his presidency.

  • 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
  • Today's Takeaways: Growing Up in Gaza, A New Cult Classic, and A Debate Around Marijuana

    1. Growing Up in a Palestinian Refugee Camp | 2. Gaza: No Peace & No Way Out | 3. Sharknado: The Making of a Cult Classic | 4. Police Chief: Marijuana-Related Crimes on the Rise | 5. Is It Practical to Legalize Marijuana in America? | 6. Fela Kuti: Firebrand, Innovator, and Rebel

  • 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
  • Sandra Boynton Gets Into 'Frog Trouble'; Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell Play Live

    With John Schaefer on vacation this week, Soundcheck is turning to special guests to fill the host chair and revisiting some of our favorite interviews and studio performances.

    First: Popular children's illustrator and author Sandra Boynton headed to Music City for her latest musical project – a book and star-studded album, Frog Trouble. She talks about her about the country music from her childhood that inspired her to embark upon the project, and about the challenges of breaking into the Nashville music scene.

    Then, country legend Emmylou Harris and veteran songwriter Rodney Crowell recently teamed up for the album Old Yellow Moon – which won a Grammy for Best Americana Album earlier this year. They perform a special session recorded at WNYC's The Greene Space.

  • 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
  • The Guitar as an African Instrument

    Maybe the guitar wasn’t originally an African instrument, but it certainly has become one.  For this New Sounds, take a listen to music from the late Cameroonian guitarist Francis Bebey, along with music from Gabonese guitarist singer and musician Pierre Akendengué.  There’s also guitar music from South Africa's Derek Gripper - who does arrangements of music from other parts of Africa, especially Mali.  Plus, music from fellow South African Guy Buttery, in addition to selections from classical guitarist John Williams, and his versions of pieces of African works for guitar from the “Magic Box” record.