HPR-2 Program Listings

Weekdays 
12:00am BBC World Service
6:00am Performance Today  
Live concerts by famous artists in concert halls around the globe and from the American Public Media studios as well as interviews, news and features. Daily program information is available in the HPR-1 program listings.
8:00am The Conversation  with Beth-Ann Kozlovich and Chris VandercookFor, by, and about the people of Hawaii, the co-hosts will be talking to all sorts of people about all sorts of things, from the state’s budget crisis to huli-huli chicken, with island-to-island interviews and features on science, arts and culture, agriculture, politics, tourism, and of course everyday life.
9:00am Monday-Thursday The Takeaway  The Takeaway is the national morning news program that delivers the news and analysis you need to catch up, start your day, and prepare for what's ahead. Host John Hockenberry, along with the The New York Times and WGBH Boston, invites listeners every morning to learn more and be part of the American conversation on-air and online here at thetakeaway.org.  The Takeaway is a unique partnership of global news leaders. It is a co-production of PRI (Public Radio International) and WNYC Radio in collaboration with The New York Times and WGBH Boston.
9:00am Friday Science Friday Journalist Ira Flatow is joined by listeners and studio guests to explore science-related topics - from subatomic particles and the human genome to the Internet and earthquakes. Flatow offers in-depth discussion with scientists and others from all walks of life, giving listeners the chance to hear from the people whose work influences their daily lives. 
10:00am Monday-Thursday  BBC World Service
11:00am The World
12:00pm All Things Considered
2:00pm
BBC World Service
3:00pm Fresh Air  Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio interviewer is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions. Every weekday she delights intelligent and curious listeners with revelations on contemporary societal concerns.
4:00pm-6:00pm (see below for daily programming)
6:00pm Marketplace  
Award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine on business and economics news "for the rest of us."
6:30pm-midnight (see below for daily programming)

1 SATURDAY
12:00am Jazz After Hours
 with Jeff Hanley
5:00am Weekend Edition  NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine covering hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
9:00am The Splendid Table with Lynne Rossetto Kasper. We talk to journalists Jane Black and Brent Cunningham about their seven months in Huntington, West Virginia, the town whose food system Jamie Oliver tried to remake. Contributor David Leite talks to Andrea Slonecker, author of “Pretzel Making at Home,” and we visit Thaiwiese, a bootleg Thai market/picnic in a Berlin park serving authentic Thai food that flies in the face of German code and culture. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  War of the Worlds (repeat)  "The War of the Worlds" caused panic when it aired in 1938, and it's continued to fool people since -- from Santiago, Chile to Buffalo, NY, to a particularly disastrous evening in Quito, Ecuador. We'll take a deep dive into one of the most controversial moments in broadcasting history.
11:00am Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me  Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Bill Kurtis is official judge and scorekeeper.  This week's "Not My Job" Guest is actor Daniel Radcliffe. This week's paneslists are Kyrie O’Conner, Luke Burbank, and Alonzo Bodden.
12:00pm All Things Considered  NPR's newsmagazine presenting breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.
1:00pm This American Life  My Pen Pal  (repeat)  Stories of very unusual pen pals, including the tale of a young girl in Michigan and her multi-year correspondence with ex-Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  War, Barbie Dream House, Coco, and a Nekkid Man  Phil Caputo shares how a bullet wound helped him heal his soul; a little girl learns what love is all about after surviving a terrible car accident; a burnt-out corporate executive tries to shake her type A personality at art school; and a young man and and his father succumb to guilt at an animal shelter.
3:00pm Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael  Bandleader Skitch Henderson
4:00pm Brazilian Experience with Sandy Tsukiyama  Brazilian Country Music/Music of the Northeast (originally aired October 5 2013)
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow.  Gabe Baltazar and Lou Donaldson.
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

2 SUNDAY
12:00am 
Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan
2:00am Blues before Sunrise with Steve Cushing
5:00am Weekend Edition  NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine covering hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
10:00am Krista Tippett On Being  Bessel van der Kolk is Medical Director of the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts. He’s also a Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. His books include "Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on the Mind, Body and Society" and, more recently, "The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma."
11:00am New Dimensions
  Igniting and Sustaining Your Genius  Michael Gelb, Ph.D., suggests that we can tap into the lively energy we enjoyed as a child by raising our qi or vital energy. He shares some simple practices that can immediately turn our low energy into exuberance and suggests several ways to enhance our creativity, such as the use of mind maps and knowing the difference between a fixed mindset and a creative mindset. His books include “Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age” (co-author Kelly Howell) (New World Library 2012), “How To Think Like Leonard da Vinci” (Dell 2000), and “Creativity on Demand: How to Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius” (Sounds True 2014). Program #3515.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  Extrasensory (repeat)  TED speakers question whether we can experience the world more deeply by not only extending our senses -- but going beyond them.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama.  Kūpaoa’s new release, “Haliu: Volume Two,” is only available at their concerts and from their website.  Listen to music from their CD as well as songs from Keali`i Reichel’s new album, plus Kuana Torres Kahele, Raiatea Helm and more!
4:00pm Applause In A Small Room
  Tribute to Stephane and Tyner  Hawaii's premiere jazz violinist Duane Padilla, pianist Tommy James and bassist Jon Hawes in a concert celebrating the unlikely, but wonderfully inspired, pairing of the old school swing Jazz of violinist Stephane Grappelli and postbop pianist McCoy Tyner.
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.  Our vaunted Joke Show returns! Tune in for a live broadcast from the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with special guests, Scottish music institution Battlefield Band and hot jazz preservationist Vince Giordano. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; musical director Rich Dworsky with Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, guitarist Dean Magraw, JT Bates on drums, Kenni Holmen on saxophone, and bassist Larry Kohut; and the latest News from Lake Wobegon. Have a few great, classic jokes? Send them our way and they just might make it onto the show!
8:00pm American Routes
 with Nick Spitzer  The Emperor and the Professor of New Orleans Music: Ernie K-Doe & Professor Longhair (repeat)  We recall two grand figures of New Orleans music beginning with Ernie K-Doe, the surreal soul man of catchy songs, and flamboyant antics in New Orleans R&B, from his hit "Mother-in-Law" to the "Burn K-Doe Burn" approach to his local radio show and serving as host and main attraction of his and wife Antoinette's Mother-in-Law Lounge. Ben Sandmel who wrote Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans joins the carnivalesque conversation. Then a piano tribute to Professor Longhair by Dr. John, Jon Cleary and George Porter, live from the legendary New Orleans club Tipitina's, named after Longhair's most famous song. We also play the original recordings with commentary from Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, producer Jerry Wexler, and studio recordist Cosimo Matassa.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  Wildfire Live

3 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. Last winter brought heat and drought to California, while the middle and east U.S. shivered under the “polar vortex”. New research links shrinking Arctic sea-ice to unusual swings of the jet stream, bringing bitter cold to unexpected places. Also, how Morocco’s picturesque traditional tanneries could be bad for workers’ health and the environment.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak.  Your face is the most recognizable part of your body. For some people affected by injuries, trauma, cancer and more, facial reconstruction can change that very part that everyone sees first. Dr. Daniel Alam was part of the team that did the first full face transplant a few years ago, and will be sharing the latest on the surgical techniques for these delicate surgeries on such an important part of the body.
6:30pm
Humankind with David Freudberg.  Seeking to comfort people who may feel afraid, angry and alone, we hear moving stories from chaplains at hospitals, who serve patients and their families facing a medical emergency, and even a life-threatening condition.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

4 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves.  An American, who's made Argentina his home, shares why Buenos Aires is one of the world's most popular cities to visit.  We'll also learn how to fit in with the locals in Spain, where the daily rhythm of life is a lot different from what most Americans are used to.  And listeners follow-up with Rick about things they've heard in recent segments on the show.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Dreaming Out Loud: Neil Gaiman’s Halloween  “When We Went to See the End of the World by Dawnie Morningside, Age 11¼” by Neil Gaiman, performed by Kirsten Vangsness; “Evening Primrose” by John Collier, performed by Neil Gaiman; “July Tale” by Neil Gaiman, performed by Neil Gaiman. Guest host: Neil Gaiman.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  Award-winning author Daniel Woodrell, who penned two novels made into successful films, "Woe to Live On (Ride With the Devil) and "Winter's Bone," discusses his 2013 novel "The Maid's Version." Told around a mysterious and tragic explosion at a 1920s dance club, Woodrell reveals the real life inspiration for the work and how he chooses interesting and unlikely characters to narrate his stories. He also shares how his style has changed since his early days of writing his noir novels, now gathered under the 2012 book title, "The Bayou Trilogy," and how he and his wife, fellow writer Kate Estill, use their Ozark home to develop their writing.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

5 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn.  Moira speaks with  a panel of esteemed professors, who will explain each of the 2014 Nobel prizes, and why they are important.
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa.  Steve Sue from Bizgym Foundation previews the upcoming BizPitch Camp. Bryan Butteling from Startup Weekend Honolulu readies the troops for the Global Startup Battle…and Omar and Tarik Sultan from Sultan Ventures, Jacob Isaac-Lowry from FlyWire Cameras and Milton Garces from RedVox will call from Hawaii Island with details about the XLR8UH accelerator program.
6:30pm CounterSpin

7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

6 THURSDAY
4:00pm
Says You!  Taped in front of live audiences at various locations nationwide, 'Says You!' features six panelists divided into two teams of three that bluff, guess, and expound their way through this fast-paced program. This week’s show was recorded October 11, 2014 at Town Hall Seattle in Seattle, with special guest Harriet Reisen, and musical performers The Arthur Migliazza Trio.
5:00pm Town Square with Beth-Ann Kozlovich.  The election is over, now what? Neal Milner and Colin Moore weigh in on where we go from here. We’ll consider the implications of the election results and how they set up the 2015 state legislative session – and what may happen in Washington.
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell  Slaves Waiting for Sale  In 1853, Eyre Crowe, a British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia. His painting of the scene was later exhibited at the Royal Gallery in London in 1861.  In her new book Slaves Waiting for Sale:  Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade, Maurie McInnis (University of Virginia) describes the impact this pivotal painting had on the British Public at the outbreak of the American Civil War. Greg Kimball  (Library of Virginia) talks about a new exhibition of art dealing with the American slave trade.  Also: Jonathan White (Christopher Newport University) says many Union soldiers were not for re-election of Abraham Lincoln in 1864, and were in fact pressured to vote for him.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

7 FRIDAY
4:00pm Inside Europe  
From Deutsche Welle Radio, this weekly program provides listeners with the latest developments in Europe as a network of staff and freelance correspondents look beyond the headlines to provide analysis, background and color to make the European story relevant for American listeners. 
5:00pm On the Media  with Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone.  Engaging conversation, insightful commentaries, illuminating reports, and listener calls explore how information, news gathering, and the variety of media available today affect our culture.
6:30pm Left, Right & Center  Matt Miller moderates from the Center. On the Left, Robert Scheer (Editor-in-Chief, TruthDig-dot-com). David Frum (The Atlantic) is on the Right. Matt, Bob and David sort through the Republican election victory in a rare live show out of Washington, D.C. David says voters delivered a verdict that the economy continues to disappoint. Bob says the Democrats lost because President Obama has been ignoring the party base on immigration, etc. Matt believes we should have mandatory voting, so the other two-thirds of the country weighs in.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

8 SATURDAY
12:00am Jazz After Hours
 with Jeff Hanley
5:00am Weekend Edition  NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine covering hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
9:00am The Splendid Table with Lynne Rossetto Kasper. We learn about surprising cooking techniques from Andrew Schloss, author of “Cooking Slow,” we have a conversation with Food & Wine Magazine’s Ray Isle about protecting America’s antique grapevines, and we talk to New York Times columnist David Tanis about his book “One Good Dish.” Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Jurisdiction  What do a duck hunt and a jealous spouse have in common? Just a profound effect on international relations and an existential struggle at the heart of how the US is governed. We ask who gets to set the rules for the rest of us -- from how the intentions of long-dead founding fathers still push and pull us today, to the front lines of a raging musical battle over the soul of hip-hop.
11:00am Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me  
Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Bill Kurtis is official judge and scorekeeper.  Today's "Not My Job" guest is musician Dale Watson. Our panelists are Faith Salie, Tom Bodett, and Bobcat Goldthwait.
12:00pm All Things Considered  NPR's newsmagazine presenting breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.
1:00pm This American Life  The Leap  Stories of people who leap from their lives, their comfort zones…even through time.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  A special Veterans Day edition. After returning from active duty in the Middle East, a marine searches for new meaning; a 97 year old woman describes training young men for WWII combat as a WASP; a father being deployed to Iraq must find a way to explain it to his children; and a WWII soldier from Wisconsin serves with the segregated 93rd Infantry Division in the South Pacific.
3:00pm
Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael. Singer Freddy Cole.
4:00pm Brazilian Experience with Sandy Tsukiyama
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

9 SUNDAY
12:00am 
Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan
2:00am Blues before Sunrise with Steve Cushing
5:00am Weekend Edition  NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine covering hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
10:00am Krista Tippett On Being  Krista’s guest is Joanna Macy, Buddhist teacher and scholar. Her books include “Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're In Without Going Crazy.” Her wonderful books of Rilke translation, together with Anita Barrows, include Rilke's “Book of Hours: Love Poems to God” and “A Year with Rilke.” Joanna Macy has lived adventurously by any definition. She worked for the CIA in Cold War Germany. Then, as a young mother, she moved with her husband to post-colonial India, where he ran the newly minted Peace Corps. There, she cared for Tibetan refugees, joining the young, newly exiled Dalai Lama. Later, she became an environmental activist  long before that term entered the global lexicon. Joanna Macy is best known today as a Buddhist teacher and scholar.
11:00am New Dimensions
  The Tender Beauty of Aging (repeat)  Alice and Richard Matzkin are artists whose work truly is an expression of their lives. Most recently they’ve been applying their gifts to express the beauty—yes, the beauty—of aging, and they do it with the tenderness they’ve learned in their twenty-seven years of loving each other. They are co-authors of “The Art of Aging: Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self” (Sentient Publications 2009). Program #3344.
12:00pm
TED Radio Hour  Solving It (repeat) TED speakers share some big ideas on how to solve the seemingly impossible.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama
4:00pm Applause In A Small Room  Audrey Knuth and Larry Unger  Traditional American and Celtic Music Guitar and Banjo Player Larry Unger and Dance Fiddler Audrey Knuth bring their infectious, toe-tapping mix of traditional American and Celtic tunes along with swing, blues, classical music and original compositions to Honolulu for their debut performance in the Atherton Studio.
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.  We’re heading north to Duluth, Minnesota for a live broadcast from the DECC Auditorium, and to balance the icy Lake Superior winds, we’re bringing a little sunny jazz and soul in the form of The California Honeydrops. Plus: North Shore songstress Sarah Krueger, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; musical director Richard Dworsky with The November Boys Orchestra (JT Bates on drums, bassist Jeff Carney, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, guitarist Dean Magraw, and pedal steel master Joe Savage); and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  Modern Traditions: Ben Harper and Carl LeBlanc (repeat) The singer-songwriter Ben Harper has been on the scene since the early ‘90s, but now he’s digging deeper into the blues with the legendary harpman Charlie Musselwhite.  We’ll talk with Ben about the musical journey from his family’s music store to his recent recording that he calls his “graduation” album.  Then an in-studio conversation with a guitarist who has played with Sun Ra and now plays banjo with Preservation Hall, New Orleans’ own Carl LeBlanc.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  Mountain Heart Live

10 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. Environmental issues and green money did not seem to strongly motivate voters’ choices in midterm elections, but some ballots to protect land and water did succeed. Also, taking on and rooting out a pretty but fast-spreading invasive grass in a pristine north-west river.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak. 
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg.  We journey back to a remarkable moment in Boston history, when a federal court ordered a peaceful young man back to slavery in Virginia, provoking the largest abolitionist protest ever staged in the United States.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

11 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves.  We hear how recent upgrades to Oklahoma City have helped to make it into a "big league city."  We'll also hear what people are talking about in Honolulu, and how a trip to Hawai'i is enhanced by exploring the cultural opportunities in its capital city. Plus, author Wallace J. Nichols explains how being near the water really can have a psychological benefit on your state of mind, even if it just means taking a relaxing bath once in a while.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Transformations: More Neil Gaiman  “Adventure Story” by Neil Gaiman, performed by John Cameron Mitchell; “The Company of Wolves” by Angela Carter, performed by Rita Wolf; “The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury” by Neil Gaiman, performed by Denis O’Hare. Guest host: Neil Gaiman.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  A Call to Words: Veterans and Why They Write  In honor of Veterans Day, this program features Vietnam veterans and poets, Bill Bauer and H.C. Palmer reflect on their service and discuss how writing has helped them to process the difficult memories.  Bill Bauer reads from Last Lambs: New and Selected Poems of Vietnam while H.C. Palmer reads from his poetry published in New Letters magazine.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

12 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn.  Moira speaks with former Harvard Business Review Executive Editor Nicholas Carr, author of “The Glass Cage: Automation and Us”, about the effect of technology all around us. Then on BioTech Nation, an approach to screen for a wide host of diseases including cancer and diabetes, 5 years or more before symptoms appear, and improved cancer treatments, all because we can read the cancer’s DNA. Guests are Dr. Arif Anwar, the Executive Director of Sengenics, and Dr. Chuck Baum, the President and CEO of Mirati Therapeutics.
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa.  We’ll hear from the producers of Hiki No, the nation's first student news network on PBS Hawaii. How has the tech and media landscape evolved, and what are students learning now in the network’s sixth season?
6:30pm CounterSpin
  Roberto Lovato on Mexico, Ann Jones on Afghanistan.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

13 THURSDAY
4:00pm
Says You!  Taped in front of live audiences at various locations nationwide, 'Says You!' features six panelists divided into two teams of three that bluff, guess, and expound their way through this fast-paced program.  This week's show was recorded October 12th at Town Hall Seattle in Seattle, WA, with special guest Marcie Sillman, and musical performers The Sunday Trio. Learn to distinguish between Beadles and Clod Hoppers.  Join us for a round of ‘Odd Man Out’… and then dare to figure out how to escape some ‘Desperate Straits.’  All this… plus bluffing.
5:00pm Town Square
 with Beth-Ann Kozlovich.  The Institute for Human Services is planning a program to help some homeless people return to their home states and it wants to spread the word that Hawai'i is not the place for mainland homeless people to come. Our panel will look at the specifics of saying Paradise isn't for everyone. Guests: Colin Kippen, Homeless Coordinator for the State of Hawai‘i; Connie Mitchell, IHS, Executive Director; Greg Payton ,Partners In Care, Executive Chair; Larry Geller,Community Advocate.
6:30pm
With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell  Pocahontas, Tituba, and the “Beautiful Savage” Myth  Join us for a sampler of Norfolk State University’s 1619:The Making of America conference including the myths and truths behind the lives of two native women—Pocahontas and Tituba—by Page Laws (Norfolk State University), a brief history of human slavery by Paul Finkelman (University of Pennsylvania), and three remarkable enslaved women in Canada who fought back by Maureen Elgersman Lee (Hampton University).
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

14 FRIDAY
4:00pm Inside Europe  
From Deutsche Welle Radio, this weekly program provides listeners with the latest developments in Europe as a network of staff and freelance correspondents look beyond the headlines to provide analysis, background and color to make the European story relevant for American listeners. 
5:00pm On the Media  with Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone.  We talk apocalypse. Meet a man who encourages you to download his survival guide now, before a massive solar storm wipes out all of our electronics. Also, novelist Ben Winters’ trilogy about what would become of our electronic selves if we were facing the end of life on earth.
6:30pm Left, Right & Center   Matt Miller moderates from the Center. On the Left, Robert Scheer (Editor-in-Chief, TruthDig-dot-com). David Frum (The Atlantic) is on the Right. Chrystia Freeland (Canadian Member of Parliament) rounds out the Center.  President Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping agreed on a potentially-historic climate deal this week. Should the U.S. be working closely with China? Members of the House of Representatives voted in favor of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Should Senate and President Obama support it too? There are rumors that President Obama plans an aggressive overhaul of immigration policies. Should a lame-duck president work without the support of Congress? Obama also called on the Federal Communications Commission to promote net neutrality. Should we consider the Internet our new highways and railways and regulate it?
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

15 SATURDAY
12:00am Jazz After Hours
 with Jeff Hanley
5:00am Weekend Edition  NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine covering hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
9:00am The Splendid Table with Lynne Rossetto Kasper. We have a conversation with the original star chef, Jacques Pepin, we talk to Ina Lipkowitz, author of “Words to Eat By: Five Foods and the Culinary History of the English Language,” and we turn to Indian chef Vikas Khanna to learn about his culinary and broadcast journey in India. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Speed (repeat)  We live our lives at human speed -- we experience and interact with the world on a human time scale. But this hour, we put ourselves through the paces, peek inside a microsecond, and master the fastest thing in the universe. We take a look at the longest running science experiment in history, and team up with NPR's Planet Money to try to wrap our heads around the speed of high frequency trading.
11:00am Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me  Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Bill Kurtis is official judge and scorekeeper.  This week's "Not My Job" guest is actor Ron Perlman. Our panelists are Roxanne Roberts, Maz Jobrani, and Alonzo Bodden.
12:00pm All Things Considered  NPR's newsmagazine presenting breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.
1:00pm This American Life  129 Cars (repeat)  We spent a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they tried to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they made it, the dealer would get a huge bonus from the manufacturer, possibly as high as $90,000 — enough to put them in the black for the month. If they didn't make it, it would be the second bad month in a row. Business was slow. So they pulled out all the stops.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour
  A socialite turned social activist inherits her mother's hunting trophy collection; Tony Hendra takes us on the set of the groundbreaking and hilarious 1984 mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap"; and a hospital orderly with an attitude problem is put to the test. Hosted by The Moth's founder George Dawes Green.
3:00pm Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael  Guitarist Matt Munisteri
4:00pm Brazilian Experience with Sandy Tsukiyama
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

16 SUNDAY
12:00am 
Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan
2:00am Blues before Sunrise with Steve Cushing
5:00am Weekend Edition  NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine covering hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
10:00am Krista Tippett On Being  Krista's guest is Bernard Chazelle, Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, and a lover of the music of Bach. He asserts that Bach didn't regard himself as an artist but as a scientist, a cosmologist of music. Just as mathematicians talk about discovering rather than inventing equations, he says, Johann Sebastian Bach set out in the 18th Century to discover the musical rules behind the universe. His perspective opens a window on the nature of all kinds of music from then until now where it comes from, and what it works in us. Krista's conversation with Bernard Chazelle is part of BACHSTOCK - WQXR New Yorks month-long festival celebrating the music, life, and times of Bach. They spoke before a live audience at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in Lower Manhattan.
11:00am New Dimensions
  The Brilliance of Meister Eckhart, A Visionary For Our Times  Meister Eckhart was a preacher and mystic who lived in the late 13th and early 14th centuries. Yet like Rumi and Hafiz he remains relevant today. He dedicated his life to trying to restart Christianity into something experiential. Matthew Fox, Ph.D, also speaks of the Cosmic Christ and the feminine force of wisdom. Dr. Fox is the author of more than thirty books including “Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times (New World Library 2014). Program #3517.
12:00pm TED Radio HourPlaying with Perceptions  Where do stereotypes come from? Why do some perceptions persist, and is there any truth or value to the assumptions we make? TED speakers examine the consequences of stereotypes.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama.  They’re back together again! Amy & Willie K’s brand new release is called “Reunion,” and you can hear tracks from it on today’s show. Enjoy!
4:00pm 
Applause In A Small Room   Folk Music Jam with Keith Haugen, Peter Apo, Gordon Freitas  Hawai`i’s Folk Singers Peter Apo, Gordon Freitas and Keith Haugen salute the rich sound of American folk music. The veteran musicians, each a well-known recording artist and singer/songwriter in his own right, have collaborated to create an unique evening of music that spans the folk music spectrum from folk favorites popularized by Burl Ives to original compositions to the popular folk rock music of the 60s and 70s.
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. We're live from the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota, with special guests, spirited bluegrass quintet Steep Canyon Rangers, Rochester's own Choral Arts Ensemble, and pianist Jane Belau. Plus: the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, and Fred Newman; Rich Dworsky and The November Boys Orchestra (Jeff Bailey on bass, drummer JT Bates, guitarist Armand Hirsch, and Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle); and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  John Prine (repeat) Join us for a two-hour visit with John Prine as he walks us through his life--from urban Illinois backwards to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky--and catalog. For over 35 years, the singer and guitarist has written and performed songs which present a slightly off-kilter and darkly humorous look at working class America. We'll also talk agitprop with the man who has written Vietnam-era protest songs like "Take the Star Our of the Window" and "Sam Stone," and environmental broadsides such as "Paradise." There's also performances of Prine's songs by others and more in this two-hour visit with one of America's leading songwriters.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs

17 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. China and the U.S., the top global warming polluters, have announced a tough breakthrough deal to curb carbon emissions, but the U.S. plans also face tough opposition from Congress. Also, how melting glaciers in the Pacific Northwest’s Cascade mountains put the region’s vital hydropower at risk.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak.  Playing sports and staying safe is the goal of any athletic trainer, but injuries can happen, some more devastating than others. Sam Lee, certified athletic trainer will be in the studio, sharing his role of keeping all of our teams on the winning side of safety.
6:30pm
Humankind with David Freudberg.  We visit with professional comedians, who are also cancer survivors, as well as one of America's top breast cancer surgeons, to understand the role that a positive attitude and humor can play for people battling the disease.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

18 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves. 
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Social Climbers  “Ambition” by Jonathan Franzen, performed by Edie Falco; “From the Diary of a New York Lady” by Dorothy Parker, performed by Mary Louise Wilson. Guest host: Cynthia Nixon.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  Essayist and fiction writer Charles Baxter has never shied away from writing about the Midwest. In this interview in front of an audience at the Kansas City Public Library, he reveals some of his motivations for writing short stories and novels. As the fall 2013 Cockefair Chair Writer-in-Residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, he also shares advice for burgeoning writers, and talks about the real life inspiration for his 2008 novel “The Soul Thief.” Baxter reads from that, and from his 2011 collection “Gryphon: New and Selected Stories.”
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

19 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn.  Moira speaks with Walter Isaacson, the author of "The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution." It took the hands of many to create all the technology we use every day. Then on BioTech Nation, Carnegie-Mellon's Art Boni and Wharton's Steve Sammut talk about the annual Bioentrepreneurship Boot Camp. And for the crucial start-up funding necessary to all bioenterprise, we hear from Dr. Jay Lichter, a Venture Partner at Avalon Ventures.
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa.  We’ll hear about the latest predictions from geophysicists, based on updated earthquake maps. For example, did you know an earthquake in the Aleutian Islands could generate a tsunami 30’ high in Hawaii, unlike anything we’ve seen in the last 500 years?
6:30pm CounterSpin
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

20 THURSDAY
4:00pm
Says You!  Taped in front of live audiences at various locations nationwide, 'Says You!' features six panelists divided into two teams of three that bluff, guess, and expound their way through this fast-paced program.  Find out why we say something has “the ring of truth”.  Then help us find the ‘Common Words’ we’re missing, and then play along with our round of ‘No Small Roles.’  That… plus two opportunities to bluff like crazy. This week's show was  ecorded October 12, 2014 at Town Hall Seattle in Seattle, WA, with special guest Marcie Sillman, and musical performers The Sunday Trio.
5:00pm Town Square with Beth-Ann Kozlovich. 
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell  Plague After War  Fears of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. have mostly subsided, but in some parts of West Africa, the epidemic is growing faster than ever. Jim Hentz (Virginia Military Institute) studies the nature of war in Africa and says the spread of Ebola in countries like Sierra Leone and Liberia mirrors that of conflict in the region. Plus: Dr. William Petri is Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health at the University of Virginia. He’s studied diseases in the developing world and shares his expertise on the spread of Ebola. And: Public relations crises are nothing new. Lynn Zoch (Radford University), a national name in the field of PR, gives us a look at the history of the industry in the 20th century—from Rockefeller’s handling of the Ludlow Massacre in his Colorado mines to the 1929 campaign for women to smoke “Torches of Freedom.”
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

21 FRIDAY
4:00pm Inside Europe  
From Deutsche Welle Radio, this weekly program provides listeners with the latest developments in Europe as a network of staff and freelance correspondents look beyond the headlines to provide analysis, background and color to make the European story relevant for American listeners. 
5:00pm On the Media  with Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone.  We explore examples of news subjects – especially women – whose identities are co-opted, defined and even hijacked by media narratives entirely beyond their control. Plus, Bob talks to Star Trek icon turned multimedia phenomenon George Takei.
6:30pm Left, Right & Center   Matt Miller (Washington Post) moderates from the Center. On the Left, Robert Scheer (Editor-in-Chief, TruthDig-dot-com). Rich Lowry (National Review) is on the Right. Tamar Jacoby (President, ImmigrationWorks USA) is our special guest. President Obama announced this week a plan to allow up to five million undocumented immigrants to remain in the country and work legally. Is he acting as an imperial president or a common sense immigration reformer? Rich is appalled by the plan and considers it a trampling of legislative power. Bob said he has been waiting for Obama to take action on this topic and it's about time he took a stand and make some progress. Tamar believes the plan does not solve what is wrong with the system and that the president has no authority to announce it. Matt thinks the plan was designed to make GOP heads explode. Can Washington compromise? Also, remembering Mike Nichols, and Wall Street under fire.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

22 SATURDAY
12:00am Jazz After Hours
 with Jeff Hanley
5:00am Weekend Edition  NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine covering hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
9:00am The Splendid Table with Lynne Rossetto Kasper. Adam Rapoport of Bon Appetit joins us for a head start on preparing the Thanksgiving feast, we talk to journalist Elizabeth Royte about her article for National Geographic on how we waste food, and actor and cook Stanley Tucci joins us with his cookbook “The Tucci Table.” Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Emergence (repeat)  What happens when there is no leader? Starlings, bees, and ants manage just fine. In fact, they form staggeringly complicated societies -- all without a Toscanini to conduct them into harmony. We ask how this happens. We gaze down at the bottom-up logic of cities, Google, and even our very own brains with fire-flyologists, ant experts, neurologists, a mathematician, and an economist.
11:00am Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me  
Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Bill Kurtis is official judge and scorekeeper. This week's "Not My Job" guest is TV producer Andy Cohen. Our panelists are Paula Poundstone, P.J. O’Rourke, and Amy Dickinson.
12:00pm All Things Considered  NPR's newsmagazine presenting breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.
1:00pm This American Life  A Front  Stories about people and places that are fronting in order to hide the truth. We visit a bizarre store in Milwaukee called Fearless Distributing, government checkpoints scattered on highways out west, and a badass grandma in Malaysia.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  Chess, Romance, and Kathmandu  A special live edition of The Moth on Martha’s Vineyard, hosted by Jenny Allen with additional hosting by Jay Allison. The first African American Grandmaster details his unorthodox education and the private chess match that defines him; a socialite trying to escape an unhappy marriage accidentally crashes the coronation of the king of Nepal; and an octogenarian makes an romantic connection with a man she worked with over a half a century before.
3:00pm Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael  Vocalist Catherine Russell
4:00pm Brazilian Experience with Sandy Tsukiyama
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

23 SUNDAY
12:00am 
Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan
2:00am Blues before Sunrise with Steve Cushing
5:00am Weekend Edition  NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine covering hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
10:00am Krista Tippett On Being
11:00am New Dimensions
  Genius: The Divine Mission of the Soul  True genius isn’t necessarily a high IQ score; it is the unique spirit seeded within our soul. We are commissioned to discover our genius by making our own path, and then sharing it with the world. Michael Meade illustrates this by sharing a fairy tale about a boy who, upon meeting his genius, is at first frightened. Summoning his courage, the lad ends up with a powerful gift. He is the creator of many CD and audio recordings as well, such as “The Soul of Change” (Mosaic 2010). Program #3518.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama
4:00pm Applause In A Small Room  Applause From Kahilu #2  A live showcase of Hawaiʻi Island Artists recorded in Waimea’s Kahilu Theatre, this concert includes opera diva Amy Mills, The Magic Strings Quartet, and jazz by the Bill Noble Quintet.
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.  A live broadcast from The Town Hall on West 43rd Street in Manhattan, with vintage-pop singer Kat Edmonson, bandleader Vince Giordano, pianist and clarinetist Butch Thompson, trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso, and actress Kate Beahen. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; musical director Richard Dworsky with The November Boys Orchestra (drummer Tom Hipskind, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, bassist Larry Kohut, and Chris Siebold on guitar); and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  Living with the Blues (repeat) We’re roaming the highways, byways and crossroads of the Magnolia State, looking for all kinds of blues. We sit down with noted blues scholar Bill Ferris to talk about his lifelong obsession with the music of his home state, and visit with Delta piano blues chanteuse Eden Brent to learn about her music mentor Boogaloo Ames. We set out north for Holly Springs and some Hill Country family jams. Then we head towards home to hang out at Teddy’s Juke Joint, and catch up with the master of the gut-bucket blues, Little Freddie King.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs

24 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. The Keystone XL pipeline is still in limbo, after the U.S. Senate failed to force President Obama to decide about the project. Now, after years of delay, the profitability of the dirty tar sands oil it would carry are increasingly problematic with oil prices so low. Also, heading out to farmers’ fields to gather the last of the crops for the hungry.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak.  The right medication at the right time for the right person...That's the goal of choosing wisely, and something that all patients should discuss with their providers. Dr. Mark Baker will be in the studio exploring a program designed to help people and their primary care providers to find the best way to navigate the ever-changing health care environment to make sure they get what they need.
6:30pm
Humankind with David Freudberg.  We hear about the dilemma of people whose inner conscience creates conflict with the demands of their workplace, from Parker Palmer, founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal and popular author of ‘Let Your Life Speak’.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

25 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves. 
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Queens and Babies  “Magic and Dread” by Jenny Offill, performed by Kaneza Schaal; “The Tragic Queen of Carthage” from the Aeneid by Virgil, translated by Robert Fagles, performed by BD Wong. Guest host: Cynthia Nixon.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air   The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of novels, memoirs, and nonfiction, Jane Smiley discusses her 2014 book, Some Luck, the first in a trilogy that follows an Iowa farm family for more than a century, from 1920 and into the future of the 2020s. Smiley talks about what first inspired her to create this multi-volume work and how she went about crafting a realistic family of storytellers through her painstaking research of landscape, period farming practices, and even weather. She also discusses her 2005 essay collection, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel, &reveals tips for new writers.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

26 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn.  Moira speaks with journalist Christine Kenneally about her book “The Invisible History of the Human Race – How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures.” Then on BioTech Nation, an important breakthrough in studying human disease – Dr. Brian Wamhoff, a co-founder and head of R&D at Hemoshear, tells us about their technology which enables the study of humans never before possible. Then on BioIssue of the Week with David Ewing Duncan, David gives us the new “number” - how much it costs to develop a new drug - you’ll likely be shocked.
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa.  We’ll take another look at MOOCs -- Massively Open Online Courses…and how the University of Hawaii is embracing the tools and ideals of an extra-accessible education.
6:30pm CounterSpin

7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

27 THURSDAY
6:00am SPECIAL!  Turkey Confidential
  Help is on the way for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table, will be available to answer questions throughout the live, two-hour program. Past shows have included everything from a cross-country trucker cooking his Thanksgiving dinner on the manifold to a panicked first-time cook who didn't realize a turkey needs to be thawed. Joining Lynne for the broadcast this year will be: Lidia Bastianich, Emmy-award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur; Carla Hall, chef, cookbook author and co-host of ABC's "The Chew;" Henry Alford, humorist, journalist and author weighing in on etiquette & family dysfunction, and Melissa Clark, New York Times food columnist and cookbook author. Phone lines (800-242-2828) will be open nationwide from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST and the program will be simulcast live on the Web at splendidtable.org.
4:00pm Says You!  Taped in front of live audiences at various locations nationwide, 'Says You!' features six panelists divided into two teams of three that bluff, guess, and expound their way through this fast-paced program.  This week, find out, once and for all, what’s in ‘Bubble and Squeak’.  Then head down a black-diamond, punny run of ’Slippery Slopes, and finish with a musical round from the ‘International Guitar Duo’  That… plus two opportunities to bluff like crazy. This show was recorded April 20, 2013 at The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, VT, with musical performers The International Guitar duo of Loren and Mark.
5:00pm Town Square
 with Beth-Ann Kozlovich.  You may know his ever changing menu and the spot on King street that his restaurant has occupied for well over a decade…but how much do you know about Chef Mavro? You will this week when we take a Thanksgiving break and talk about the food of life and the life of food with George Mavrothalassitis.
6:30pm
With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell  Giving Thanks or Miigwetch  Gathered around the Thanksgiving table, Americans tell stories about colonists and Native Americans coming together. But do Native Americans even celebrate Thanksgiving? And what would Native American heritage food look like? We take a look at the indigenous side of a Thanksgiving table. Karenne Wood (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities) talks about how Native Americans celebrate the holiday. Plus: Minnesota Chef Sean Sherman (the Sioux Chef) gives us a taste of pre-contact American Indian cuisine. And: We take a look at the complicated history of the most well-known reservation food, fry-bread.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

28 FRIDAY
4:00pm Inside Europe  
From Deutsche Welle Radio, this weekly program provides listeners with the latest developments in Europe as a network of staff and freelance correspondents look beyond the headlines to provide analysis, background and color to make the European story relevant for American listeners. 
5:00pm On the Media  with Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone.  We explore the many facets of Hispanic media—from remaking popular television shows into Spanish to recent attempts by outlets to appeal to a more mainstream audience. Plus, a conversation with the man dubbed the Hispanic Walter Cronkite.
6:30pm Left, Right & Center  Matt Miller (Washington Post) moderates from the Center. On the Left, Robert Scheer (Editor-in-Chief, TruthDig-dot-com). Rich Lowry (National Review) and David Frum (The Atlantic) are both on the Right. What does it mean to be an American? David says it is about participating fully in the life of a country, but mourns the creation of a class of "somewhat Americans." Do you feel optimistic or pessimistic about America right now? Matt said he worries about the possibility of a Bush vs Clinton ticket because that cuts against an ever-renewing, upwardly-mobile society where an average citizen has a shot. In an outpouring of Left, Right & Center gratitude, Bob recalls hard times and his father and uncles being given turkeys at the factory. Rich remembers William F. Buckley's words on gratitude.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

29 SATURDAY
12:00am Jazz After Hours
 with Jeff Hanley
5:00am Weekend Edition  NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine covering hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
9:00am The Splendid Table with Lynne Rossetto Kasper. We explore the Russian tradition of zakuski with Diana Henry, author of “Roast Figs, Sugar Snow: Winter Food to Warm the Soul.” Iconoclast chef David Chang, of Momofuku fame, joins us with the method behind the madness of his inspired fusion cuisine, and Food & Wine Magazine’s Ray Isle gives us his take on the bottles every wine lover should taste. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Stochasticity (repeat)  Stochasticity (a wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness), may be at the very foundation of our lives. To understand how big a role it plays, we look at chance and patterns in sports, lottery tickets, and even the cells in our own body.
11:00am Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me  
Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Bill Kurtis is official judge and scorekeeper.  This week we take a break from the week’s news and listen back to some old segments we’re thankful for.
12:00pm All Things Considered  NPR's newsmagazine presenting breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.
1:00pm This American Life  Poultry Slam  We bring you our sort-of-annual holiday tradition: ThePoultry Slam! Stories of what happens when humans and fowl collide. This episode originally aired in 2011.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  A Bust, a Candy Bar, and Chad Everett  A man reluctantly inherits a 40 pound statue, a child feels responsible for her father’s troubles, and a documentary filmmaker gets obsessed with someone else’s dream.
3:00pm
Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael  German pianist Axel Swingenberger
4:00pm Brazilian Experience with Sandy Tsukiyama
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

30 SUNDAY
12:00am 
Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan
2:00am Blues before Sunrise with Steve Cushing
5:00am Weekend Edition  NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine covering hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
10:00am Krista Tippett On Being  Krista’s guest is folk singer Carrie Newcomer. Her albums include Betty’s Diner, The Gathering of Spirits, and, more recently, A Permeable Life, which has an accompanying book of poetry and essays.
11:00am New Dimensions
  Prayer: The Natural Motion of the Soul  Prayer is our most universal and yet also individual way of communicating with the divine, of connecting with the infinite dimensions of our being. Here we explore some of the many ways we pray. Celeste Yacoboni is the editor of “How Do You Pray? Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists & Other Lovers of Humanity” (Monkfish Publishing 2014). Program #3519.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama
4:00pm Applause In A Small Room  Streetlight Cadence  The group derives its name from its origins on the streets of Waikiki, and has since earned a loyal following in the islands and beyond. A four-member acoustic ensemble comprised of Jonathon Franklin (violin and vocals), Brian Webb (cello and percussion), Jesse Shiroma (accordion), and Chaz Umamoto (guitar). The band draws inspiration from many genres, performing both original compositions and covers, ranging from pop to classical. They are often described as a synthesis between Mumford & Sons and The Killers.
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. 
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  NEA Heritage Awards  We celebrate the 2014 National Heritage Fellows live in concert from George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC. Nick hosts the evening of music and stories, honoring the nation's finest practitioners of traditional arts. This year's honorees include Irish step dancer Kevin Doyle, Tejano singer and musician Manuel "Cowboy" Donley, powerhouse gospel blues trio the Holmes Brothers, Omaha tribal elder and musician Rufus White, and more. We'll also here music from past recipients in our annual celebration of America's most treasured artists and tradition bearers.
10:00pm Full Nelson
 with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  More New Stuff