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  • 12:00 AM
  • Trash and Treasure

    On today’s show: Edward Humes traces what happens to the 102 tons of trash that the average American produces after it’s picked up from the curb. Andre Gregory talks about Louis Malle’s last film, which captured a performance of “Uncle Vanya” staged at a crumbling 42nd Street theater in the 1990s. A History of the World in 100 Objects looks at a two-headed serpent mosaic from Aztec Mexico. On Backstory, we look at the controversy surrounding the Texas State Board of Education’s negotiations about what goes into the state’s textbooks, and why it affects the rest of the 49 states. And we'll find out why privacy advocates are worried about a new internet surveillance bill known as CISPA.

  • 01:00 AM
  • Double-headed Serpent

    Neil MacGregor uses objects from around the world to chart Europe's expanding maritime trade and empires that created the first global economy between 1450 and 1600.

    Read more about the Double-headed Serpent.

  • 01:15 AM
  • Trash and Treasure

    On today’s show: Edward Humes traces what happens to the 102 tons of trash that the average American produces after it’s picked up from the curb. Andre Gregory talks about Louis Malle’s last film, which captured a performance of “Uncle Vanya” staged at a crumbling 42nd Street theater in the 1990s. A History of the World in 100 Objects looks at a two-headed serpent mosaic from Aztec Mexico. On Backstory, we look at the controversy surrounding the Texas State Board of Education’s negotiations about what goes into the state’s textbooks, and why it affects the rest of the 49 states. And we'll find out why privacy advocates are worried about a new internet surveillance bill known as CISPA.

  • 02:00 AM
  • BBC World Service delivers breaking news and information programming around the world, in English and 28 other language services, on radio, TV and digital.

  • 05:00 AM
  • Your morning companion from NPR and the WNYC Newsroom, with world news, local features, and weather updates.

  • 09:00 AM
  • BBC World Service delivers breaking news and information programming around the world, in English and 28 other language services, on radio, TV and digital.

  • 10:00 AM
  • Paths Not Taken
    New York Times columnist Ross Douthat discusses his belief that American Christianity has gone astray. Plus: the legacy of the L.A. riots; Mary Phillips-Sandy, editorial producer of C...
  • 12:00 PM
  • Invisible Hand

    On today’s show: Theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow explains how our unconscious mind rules our behavior. Playwright Amy Herzog and actors Gabriel Ebert and Mary Louise Wilson talk about their hit play, “4000 Miles.” Today’s installment of the BBC series A History of the World in 100 Objects is about two late 17th-century Japanese Kakiemon elephants. Plus Please Explain is all about political lobbying!

  • 01:00 PM
  • Kakiemon Elephants

    Neil MacGregor uses objects from around the world to chart Europe's expanding maritime trade and empires that created the first global economy between 1450 and 1600.

    Read more about the Kakiemon Elephants.

  • 01:15 PM
  • Invisible Hand

    On today’s show: Theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow explains how our unconscious mind rules our behavior. Playwright Amy Herzog and actors Gabriel Ebert and Mary Louise Wilson talk about their hit play, “4000 Miles.” Today’s installment of the BBC series A History of the World in 100 Objects is about two late 17th-century Japanese Kakiemon elephants. Plus Please Explain is all about political lobbying!

  • 02:00 PM
  • Judy Garland: At the End

    Broadway's latest British import, "End of the Rainbow,” explores the troubled final months of Judy Garland's life. Today: English actress Tracie Bennett talks about her stark portrayal of a diva in decline. Plus: We continue our Soundcheck Blind Date series. We're setting you up with the band Bright Moments.

  • 03:00 PM
  • The source for entertaining stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff.

  • 04:00 PM
  • A wrap-up of the day’s news, with features and interviews about the latest developments in New York City and around the world, from NPR and the WNYC newsroom.

  • 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
  • A wrap-up of the day’s news, with features and interviews about the latest developments in New York City and around the world, from NPR and the WNYC newsroom.

  • 08:00 PM
  • Part news reporting, part call-in show. Host Tom Ashbrook keeps the conversation centered around the day’s big news and the people who make it.

  • 09:00 PM
  • Tell Me More focuses on the way we live, intersect and collide in a culturally diverse world. Capturing the headlines, issues and pleasures relevant to multicultural life in America, the daily one-hour series is hosted by award-winning journalist Michel Martin. Tell Me More marks Martin's first role in hosting a daily program. She views it as an opportunity to focus on the stories, experiences, ideas and people important in contemporary life but often not heard.

  • 10:00 PM
  • Judy Garland: At the End

    Broadway's latest British import, "End of the Rainbow,” explores the troubled final months of Judy Garland's life. Today: English actress Tracie Bennett talks about her stark portrayal of a diva in decline. Plus: We continue our Soundcheck Blind Date series. We're setting you up with the band Bright Moments.

  • 11:00 PM
  • #3331: Bang on a Can at 25

    Bang on a Can, the composers collective and revolutionary force hatched a quarter century ago as a plot in an East Village diner, celebrates a milestone anniversary of creating and presenting new music on this New Sounds show.  The Bang on a Can All-Stars, the resident ensemble of six musicians, give the unofficial US premiere of 3 parts of the suite "Field Recordings," with works by BoaC Co-founder Julia Wolfe, Florent Ghys, and Evan Ziporyn.  Plus works by Bang on a Can's two other co-founders, David Lang and Michael Gordon.