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Air every weekend - Saturdays at 6AM on 93.9 FM and 2PM on AM 820. Sundays at 7AM and 8PM on AM 820 and at other times as scheduled.

Join us for a curated presentation of special programs from public radio producers across the country. 

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Here's The Thing: Patti LuPone and Jon Robin Baitz and Stacy Keach

Friday, December 05, 2014

Alec Baldwin talks with three major theater artists who have had different influences, obstacles, and career experiences. 

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Here's The Thing: Jerry Seinfeld

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Alec Baldwin sits down with comedian Jerry Seinfeld who debuted on HBO in 1981, the same year he first appeared on Johnny Carson. Jerry Seinfeld was 27 years old.

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Here's The Thing: Peter Frampton and Thom Yorke

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Alec Baldwin talks with two English musicians about their commercial and critical success, and its impact on their lives and work. 

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Here's The Thing: Rosie O'Donnell

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A multi-talented actress, author, activist and television personality, Rosie O’Donnell -- “The Queen of Nice” -- has embraced motherhood, adopting five children.

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Here's The Thing: Lena Dunham and Elaine Stritch

Monday, December 01, 2014

Decades apart in age, both of Alec Baldwin's guests have broken barriers and blazed new trails in how women are depicted on stage and screen.

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Intelligence Squared: Income Inequality Impairs the American Dream of Upward Mobility

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Income inequality has been on the rise for decades. Some argue that the American Dream is dying as a result, while others believe the concept is a politicized red herring.

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On Being: Her Deepness

Friday, November 28, 2014

In this special, week-long series from On Being: Sylvia Earle on something she's done that no one else has -- walked solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water.

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On Being: The Science Of Healing Places

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In this special, immunologist Esther Sternberg talks about new scientific research proving that good design can aid in our healing processes.

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On Being: Reimagining The Cosmos

Monday, November 24, 2014

In this special, a conversation with Brian Greene about his thrilling, mind-bending view of the cosmos and of the human adventure of modern science.

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Innovation Hub: The Whole Tradition Show

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Leading up to this Thanksgiving holiday, Innovation Hub wonders: do traditions still serve a purpose, or should they be overhauled?

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The Sporkful: Thanksgiving Is For Eaters

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Take Thanksgiving head-on with help from The Sporkful's Dan Pashman and public radio's favorite personalities like Mo Rocca, Amy Sedaris, Robert Krulwich, Brooke Gladstone and more.

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Meet The Composer: Marcos Balter

Friday, November 21, 2014

Called "whimsical" and "surreal" by The New York Times, Marcos Balter is writing music that has made its way into the repertoires of some of the most influential musicians today.

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Meet The Composer: Caroline Shaw

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Caroline Shaw spent practically all her life studying & playing the violin. But then, two years after enrolling in grad school for composition, she won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

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Meet The Composer: Donnacha Dennehy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

After a slightly weird start to his study with Gérard Grisey in Paris, Donnacha Denney moved to Amsterdam, where the composer Louis Andriessen changed his life forever.

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Meet The Composer: Andrew Norman

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Andrew Norman has followed a winding artistic path that nearly landed him in the architecture world. Lucky for us, he kept writing music.

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Meet The Composer: John Luther Adams

Monday, November 17, 2014

Adams got kicked out of multiple high schools and moved to the edge of society in Alaska, yet somehow managed to win a 2014 Pulitzer Prize. Here's how he did it.

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The First Family of Radio

Friday, November 14, 2014

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were the "first couple" of American radio. In this episode of American RadioWorks: how the Roosevelts revolutionized political communication in America.

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America Abroad - Global Girls' Education: Breaking Down Barriers

Thursday, November 13, 2014

It used to be that educating a girl was prevented by social customs or economic pressures in many parts of the world. In this episode of America Abroad: hear how the tides are changing.

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Beyond The Frontlines: A StoryCorps Military Voices Special

Thursday, November 06, 2014

This Veteran's Day, we're thanking our men and women in uniform for their service by listening to their stories. 

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Breaking Ground: Military Children

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Over 4 million children have parents who have served, or are currently serving, in the U.S. military. In this special: how our nation's youngest are affected by deployment and war.

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