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  Tell Me More with Michel Martin.  From the opinions of global newsmakers to listeners...personal experiences of life-changing travel...the wisdom of renowned thinkers, activists and spiritual leaders...and intimate dispatches of daily life around the world from NPR News correspondents on the ground...the NPR talk show Tell Me More brings fresh voices and perspectives to public radio.
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 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves.  Rick chats with friends from Germany about the news their neighbors are talking about, including prospects for their new coalition government, and the economic trends in Europe. A tour guide from Turkey describes what prompted her to join the protests on the streets of Istanbul last year, as thousands of her fellow citizens demonstrated against the policies of their government's ruling party.Plus, Rick shares travel notes with listeners about Egypt, Italy, and France.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Complicated Relationships (repeat) “Scenes from a Life” by Sherman Alexie, performed by Cynthia Nixon; “The Vow” by Sherman Alexie, performed by Amber Tamblyn; “People Are Becoming Clouds” by Joe Meno, performed by Kirsten Vangsness; “The Storm” by Kate Chopin, performed by Jane Curtin. Guest host: Jane Curtin.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  To transition from Women's History to National Poetry Month, we feature Janice N. Harrington, who draws from myriad experiences to create her poetry and children's stories. In this interview with New Letters magazine editor Robert Stewart, Harrington reflects on her time as a nurse's aid and reads from her second poetry collection, "The Hands of Strangers: Poems from the Nursing Home." She also shares poems from her earlier award-winning book, "Even the Hollow My Body Made Is Gone," that reflect her childhood days in Alabama.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

2 WEDNESDAY - Challenge 2014
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn. 
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin  The Supreme Court hears the Hobby Lobby case, which is about women's health, reproductive rights and claims of religious freedom. Jodi Jacobson of RH Reality Check says it's all that and more-- one more front in the right's battle against the Affordable Care Act. She'll join us to explain. Also, 25 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound, and the Sound is still polluted, and spills are still in the news: the latest spills coming in Galveston Bay and Lake Michigan. What does this say about the state of regulation? We'll talk to Huffington Post environmental reporter Kate Sheppard.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

3 THURSDAY - Challenge 2014
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.
5:00pm Town Square with Beth-Ann Kozlovich. 
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell  The Doctors of Nazi Germany  In the late 19th century, German medical practices were considered to be the best in the world. But by the start of World War II, a number of German physicians were directly involved in the mass killings of the Holocaust. Theodore Reiff (Christopher Newport University) looks at the subversion of German doctors in the Nazi era. Also featured: The movie The Great Escape dramatizes the experience of American and European prisoners of war in Germany during World War II. But little known is that there were more than 400,000 German prisoners of war in 700 camps across America. Charles Ford (Norfolk State University) and Jeffrey Littlejohn (Sam Houston State University) look at the 4,000 German prisoners in Huntsville, Texas and efforts to “de-Nazify” them.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

4 FRIDAY - Challenge 2014
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  Mike Pesca (Slate.com) moderates from the Center. On the Left, Robert Scheer (Editor-in-Chief, TruthDig-dot-com). Rich Lowry (National Review) is on the Right. Seven million Americans sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act. The Obama administration is trumpeting the numbers, but there might be fewer than 7 million who pay premiums. Is it a good day or bad day? The Supreme Court rules in favor of a conservative businessman and eliminates limits on aggregate campaign contributions. Now a single person can give as much as he wants. Is this a victory for the First Amendment, or robbing democracy of its meaning?
7:00pm BBC World Service

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

5 SATURDAY - Challenge 2014
12:00am Jazz After Hours
 with Jim Wilke
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. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab 
11:00am Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me  (Two-hour special fundraising edition) 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. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine. This week's "Not My Job" guest is comedian Amy Schumer. This week's panelists are Roxanne Roberts, Paula Poundstone, and PJ O'Rourke.
1:00pm This American Life
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour 
3:00pm Song Travels with Michael Feinstein 
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

6 SUNDAY - Challenge 2014
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 

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 Fascinatin' Rhythm with Michael Lasser 
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  
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  Hit and Run Bluegrass Live

7 MONDAY - Challenge 2014
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. This award-winning environmental news program delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit. As the population continues to rise and the management of the earth's resources becomes even more critical, "Living on Earth" examines the issues facing our increasingly interdependent world.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak. 
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg.  A health psychologist and other experts offer ways that people with cancer can defeat the tendency to magnify limited problems into scenarios that can seem catastrophic, even when the problems may actually be controllable.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

8 TUESDAY - Challenge 2014
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves. 
5:00pm Selected Shorts 
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  We celebrate National Poetry Month and the beginning of baseball season with Martn Espada's triple award-winning collection, "The Trouble Ball." In this public reading for Park University's Ethnic Voices Poetry Series at the Kansas City Public Library, Espada, a former tenant lawyer turned poet, reads with his signature rhythmic chant and talks about baseball, his Puerto Rican father, and his poetic inspirations.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

9 WEDNESDAY - Challenge 2014
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn. 
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin  GM executive Mary Barra is taking a grilling in a Congressional hearing over dangerous defects in the company's Chevy Cobalt, and in its decisionmaking process. The press is on the story; are they asking all the right questions? We'll talk General Motors with Ralph Nader, author of the upcoming "Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State." Also, you thought the problem of money in politics couldn't get worse after the Supreme Court's 'Citizens United' ruling? Meet McCutcheon, the April 2nd Supreme Court decision opening the floodgates for political contributions directly to candidates. We'll talk with Liz Kennedy, an expert on democracy and elections at the group Demos, about McCutcheon.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

10 THURSDAY - Challenge 2014
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.
5:00pm Town Square with Beth-Ann Kozlovich. 
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell  Viva Voce and Civil War Selfies  Today when we vote, we enter a private space, secretly make our choice, and go about our day. Don Debats (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow) explains that early voting wasn’t just public; it was a raucous, drunken community festival. Plus: It’s hard to find a smile in a 19th century photograph—instead, you’ll see stern faces and stiff poses. Historian Richard Straw (Radford University) tells the story of one early photographer who broke the formal rules and took candid shots instead.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

11 FRIDAY - Challenge 2014
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.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth MarkowAcoustic Music of Herbie Hancock
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

12 SATURDAY
12:00am Jazz After Hours
 with Jim Wilke
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're heading to India for another in our Key 3 series, with Raghavan Iyer, author of the bestselling "660 Curries." Bee Wilson, author of " Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat," brings us the history of our cutlery, food writer Francis Lam talks to chef Ed Lee, author of "Smoke and Pickles," about becoming Southern, and Michael Pollan, author of "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation," chimes in on the importance of cooking. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  23 Weeks 6 Days (repeat) We spend the entire episode on the story of Kelley and Tom, whose daughter was born at 23 weeks and 6 days, roughly halfway to full term. Their story raises questions that, until recently, no parent had to face …and it contains an entire universe of questions about the lines between life and death, reflex and will, and the confusing tug of war between two basic moral touchstones: doing no harm...and doing everything in our power to help.
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. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine.  This week's panelists are Charlie Pierce, Amy Dickinson, and Luke Burbank.
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  Tarred and Feathered  Stories of people being threatened and punished with public shame.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  Erin Barker learns why her mother’s pregnancy is not good news for her father; Alvin Hall grew up on a small farm on the Florida Panhandle where Viewmaster slides of exotic lands fueled his imagination; Paul Teodo is hitchhiking in Chicago when his hot temper helps him out of a profoundly dangerous situation; Sam Thurman’s eyeglasses are knocked off his head at a punk rock concert; Ameera Chowdhury is a teenager and thrilled when punk icon Iggy Pop begins to correspond with her.
3:00pm
Song Travels with Michael Feinstein.  Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is widely known to the public radio audience as the host of NPR’s JazzSet. In addition to her Tony award-winning role in The Wiz, she has performed in shows including Sophisticated Ladies, Cabaret, and Lady Day. She’s also worked with jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, and Horace Silver. She shares her renditions of “God Bless the Child” and “Good Morning Heartache.”
4:00pm Brazilian Experience 
with Sandy Tsukiyama
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow.  The great early clarinetist Johnny Dodds of New Orleans.
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

13 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  You probably know the outlines of Exodus, the main characters: Moses, the Pharaoh, the burning bush, the parting of the sea, the Hollywood ending. Because this is a story that has inspired far-flung peoples with its power of myth. Which is not something that never happened, as the Greek Statesman Solon defined myth, but something that happens over and over and over again. Jewish scholar Avivah Zornberg explores how this Bible story and others carry that power. She walks Krista through the Exodus story you probably never heard at the movies, or even in Sunday School. What looks simple on the surface, as she reveals, is a cargo of hidden stories that tell the messy, strange, redemptive truth of us as we are and life as it is. Zornberg's books include "The Particulars of Rapture" and "The Beginning of Desire."
11:00am New Dimensions 
Redefining Success and Thriving  After collapsing from exhaustion, Arianna Huffington began to question what true success really means in this age of hyperconnectivity. In her terms, success is more than the accumulation of money or power. It’s about the quality of our well-being. It’s about the wisdom and wonder that manifests in our lives as well as the contribution we make to others. Program #3499.
12:00pm
TED Radio Hour  Framing the Story (repeat) Stories ignite our imagination, let us leap over cultural walls and cross the barriers of time. TED speakers explore the art of storytelling -- and how good stories have the power to transform our perceptions of the world.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama.  Listen to music from the new release from Kuana Torres Kahele, "Hawai`i Keawe," plus new songs from Cyril Pahinui and Herb Ohta, Jr.
4:00pm Fascinatin' Rhythm
 with Michael Lasser  Jerome Kern’s Other Lyricists  Although he collaborated most often with Oscar Hammerstein and Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern never had a steady lyricist. He worked with the unknown to the famous, from M.E. Rourke to Johnny Mercer.
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music
 with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.  From The Town Hall in New York City, it's a live broadcast, with special guests, soprano Maria Jette and pianist and accordionist Dan Chouinard, our friends Robin and Linda Williams, and classical pianist Stephen Hough. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, musical director Richard Dworsky with Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, David Finck on bass, and Ray Marchica on drums, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  Sonny Rollins & Bob French (repeat) Saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins has been igniting the jazz scene ever since he was a kid in the 1940s, hanging out with his mentor Thelonious Monk. We’ll talk with the jazz master about his work with Miles and Monk among others, and his current improvisatory explorations. Then, we’ll visit with New Orleans’ own jazz legend, Bob French, the late leader of the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, to learn the finer points of keeping time in the Crescent City.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer. 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  The Greencards Live

14 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. Pesticides are widely used to protect crops from damaging insects, but pesticide exposure can affect developing brains of farm-workers children and limit their intellect capacity. Also, the strange newly-discovered sea anemones that hang upside down beneath the Antarctic ice.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak. 
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg.  Composed of top-notch Israeli, Palestinian and other Arab musicians, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra is an integrated symphonic orchestra offering a model for intercultural understanding in the troubled Middle East.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

15 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves.  We learn how Ireland is displaying its connections with the infamous ship Titanic -- where it was built in Belfast, and its final port of call in County Cork. Prague once had the largest Jewish population in Europe - we'll explore the important history you can encounter in its synagogues and museums. And we'll meet a woman who's been helping former enemies make peace, in a number of the world's hot spots.
5:00pm
Selected Shorts  Love and Cake (repeat) “Art of Cake” by Michael Chabon, performed by David Furr; “True Loves” by Mark Strand, performed by Robert Sean Leonard; “Trash Kites” by Justin Torres performed by Colman Domingo. Guest host: Parker Posey.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  This week's reading for National Poetry Month on features the Missouri Poet Laureate, William Trowbridge. While At Rockhurst University's 2014 Midwest Poets Series, Trowbridge reads poems from his numerous books that are now included in his collection of new and selected poems, "Put This On, Please."
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

16 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn. 
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin  Phyllis Bennis on Afghan Elections, Alfie Kohn on The Myth of the Spoiled Child.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

17 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 September 8, 2012 at The Polk Theater in Nashville, with special guest Murray Horwitz, and musical performers The Fisk Jubilee singers.
5:00pm Town Square with Beth-Ann Kozlovich. 
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell.  In her book “Bible Babel: Making Sense of the Most Talked About Book of All Time,” Kristin Swenson explains what the Bible is, where it comes from, and how it’s relevant today. Also, Edward Neukrug (Old Dominion University) has  collected oral histories of colleagues and former patients of some of the great psychologists of our time, including B.F. Skinner and Carl Rogers.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

18 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  Mike Pesca (Slate) moderates from the Center. On the Left, Robert Scheer (Editor-in-Chief, TruthDig-dot-com). Matthew Continetti (Washington Free Beacon) is on the Right. An agreement between the US, Russia, the EU, and Ukraine was a surprise, but does it mean anything? Robert says yes, and those hoping for a new Cold War are not going to get one. New polls show Hillary Clinton's numbers are down, but Mike says it's more that the bump she got from being Secretary of State has gone away. And what is the function of college athletics? Despite his belief in the free market, Matthew doesn't believe we should pay athletes. It takes away from the original function of a university.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow.  Music from John Zorn’s Masada projects.
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

19 SATURDAY
12:00am Jazz After Hours
 with Jim Wilke
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.  Dan Buettner, author of "Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way," tells us about the significance of the shared meal among the world’s happiest people. Jane and Michael Stern are tracking down the very best in deli rye, we talk to "Every Day with Rachael Ray" editor Dana Bowen about celebrating Easter in Sicily, and hear a trans-formative story about tamales and a tire iron. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Race  When the human genome was first fully mapped in 2000, Bill Clinton, Craig Venter, and Francis Collins took the stage and pronounced that "The concept of race has no genetic or scientific basis.” Great words spoken with great intentions. But what do they really mean, and where do they leave us? Our genes are nearly all the same, but that hasn’t made race meaningless, or wiped out our evolving conversation about it.
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. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine. 
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  No Coincidence, No Story  We asked listeners to send us their craziest, most memorable coincidence stories, and we got so many fun and delightful ones, we decided to make a whole show about them. From a chance encounter at a Greyhound station to keys that unlock strange lairs to a baffling apparition in a college shower stall, the world is a mysterious place.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour 
Bible Bucks, Meatballs and Big Brothers  Alan Gordon is a public defender who has always longed for an Encyclopedia Brown moment; Jen Lee has her kids attend bible school while visiting her religious parents; Karen Duffin is a speech writer for a powerful CEO when she oversleeps; Alvin Lau details what he'd like his last meal to be if he doesn't survive his cancer; Kevin McAuliffe visits his big brother in NYC; Chris Rasheed is the inexperienced coach of a losing basketball team; Kate Greathead must unload a garbage bag full of romantic memorabilia.
3:00pm
Song Travels with Michael Feinstein.  Actor/singer Cheyenne Jackson is equally at home on stage and in front of the camera. He won a Theatre World Award for his role in All Shook Up, and his television roles include stints on 30 Rock, Glee, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He joins Michael for a memorable session including selections from their album, The Power of Two.
4:00pm Brazilian Experience 
with Sandy Tsukiyama
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow  Miles Davis Quintet at Philharmonic Hall, February 1964
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

20 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  A conversation with David Isay about the art of listening, and the impact of stories. You may have heard snippets from StoryCorps, the project he founded, on NPR, but radio pieces are just the tip of the iceberg. As Dave sees it, the StoryCorps booths - settings where two people ask the questions they've always wanted to ask each other - are sacred spaces. Listening, he's learned, is an act of love, and eliciting and capturing our stories is a way of insisting that every life matters. David's books include "Listening is an Act of Love," "All There Is," and "Ties That Bind." He's the creator and president of StoryCorps, an oral history project that has collected over 50,000 stories from across the country, with an archive at the Library of Congress.
11:00am New Dimensions 
Crazy Wisdom For A Crazy World (repeat) Wes “Scoop” Nisker takes us on a funny, smart, and enlightening foray into physics, spirituality, and the oddities of life as we know it. You’ll hear a new spin on atomic theory, meditation, politics, evolution, and more. Beneath the humor, though, is the wisdom of a man who sees life for what it is, and celebrates it for all it can be. Program #3284.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  Believers and Doubters (repeat) Why do some of us believe, and some of us don’t? Can our doubts bring our beliefs into sharper focus? Do we all need to believe in something, and to seek meaning by creating rituals, myths and symbols? And what is the difference between belief and faith? TED speakers offer personal perspectives on belief from all ends of the spectrum, from ardent atheists to the devout faithful.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday
 with Derrick Malama
4:00pm Fascinatin' Rhythm with Michael Lasser  This Must Be Illegal  (repeat)  Tributes to what may just be the most delightful form of sin.
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music
 with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. A spring rebroadcast of a show from April 2011 at The Town Hall in New York City. The Assad Brothers play "Palhaço," Robin and Linda Williams join Garrison for a Hazel Dickens tribute, The DiGiallonardo Sisters sing "Somewhere Out There," and a host of special guests help us celebrate Shakespeare. In Lake Wobegon, Pastor Liz organizes an outdoor procession to celebrate Holy Week.
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  Easter with Donald Harrison, Jr. and Holmes Brothers (repeat) Easter weekend is a time for reflection and family, and our guests certainly fit the bill. Donald Harrison, Jr. is a saxophone player and New Orleans native now based in New York. Harrison's ties to New Orleans run deep, musically and culturally. His work has long echoed strains of Mardi Gras Indian chants and street beats…not surprisingly as his late father was Big Chief of the Guardians of the Flame tribe, a position Donald Jr. has since assumed. Wendell and Sherman Holmes, plus longtime friend Popsy Dixon make up the Holmes Brothers, a vocal group best known for putting their personal stamp on blues, gospel, country, pop and more. The brothers join us to talk about the transition from Christ Church, Virginia to New York and back again to home and family.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer.  We go to the birthplace of country music, Virginia!  Songs recorded in, about, or by artists from Old Dominion.
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  Glass Grass, Part 1

21 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. Facing climate change now is a bargain compared with what it would cost later says the most recent UN Climate assessment report. That gives added urgency to campaigns to divest from fossil fuel stocks. Also, haiku poems from listeners to celebrate Earth Day.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak.  There's a battle going on inside your body, deep in the bones; builder cells want to make new bone, destroyer cells want to break it down. What can you do to keep your bones strong and prevent osteoporosis? Dr. Jennifer Loh, endocrinologist will share her top tips for bone health.
6:30pm
Humankind with David Freudberg.  A conversation with Bill Moomaw, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, and his wife Margot Moomaw, a consultant on energy use by homeowners, about the gorgeous all-solar house they built in an effort to live a climate-friendly life.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

22 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves.  Some of the world's most impressive art was designed to be part of the place where you see it. We look at the many options you have for viewing site-specific art in the Americas. We'll also learn about heritage sites in Latin America and Iberia that have been added to the World Monuments Fund "Watch List" of endangered places. And we'll explore the many types of quiet "sacred places" you can find scattered across the dramatic landscapes in the state of New Mexico.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Romantic Disasters (repeat) “Starting from Happy” by Patricia Marx, performed by Kirsten Vangsness; “Occupy Jen Street” by Simon Rich, performed by Wyatt Cenac; “Audio Tour” by Patricia Marx, performed by Anna Chlumsky; “The Swim Team” by Miranda July, performed by Parker Posey; “The Meeting” by Aimee Bender, performed by Kate Burton. Guest host: Parker Posey.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  As part of our National Poetry Month reading series, we revisit Rockhurst University's 2012 Midwest Poets Series with Tracy K. Smith, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her collection "Life on Mars." She talks about how this book portrays American life and pays tribute to her late father who worked as an engineer on the Hubble Telescope.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

23 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn.  Forbes.com Communications coach Carmine Gallo joins Moira to talk about a follow-on to his book, "The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs." It’s called “Talk Like TED.” Then on BioTech Nation, Dr. Steven Powell, the CEO of Virttu Biologics in Glasgow, Scotland, talks about a technology which would make many cancer treatments even more effective. And they have a strategy using open innovation.
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa.  Burt and Ryan find out how technology can help scientists and citizens locate and identify invasive species. They’ll talk to the creator of the Plant Doctor app and the manager of the Oahu Invasive Species Committee to find out how we all can lend a hand.
6:30pm CounterSpin  It's an understatement to say that media characterizations of the Affordable Care Act vary wildly. So much analysis is devoted to political football, when health insurance is an issue calling out for news people can use. We'll talk about coverage with Adam Gaffney, a physician and writer at theprogressivephysician.org. Also, it wasn't that long ago that many people believed the internet would be a kind of utopia; today many still hold that if only everyone had a way to get on line, it could be a truly democratic town square. A new book examines that idea, and shows how, in many ways, the 'net is anything but revolutionary. It's called "The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age." We'll speak with author Astra Taylor.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

24 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, a program recorded September 8, 2012 at The Polk Theater in Nashville, with special guest Murray Horwitz, and musical performers The Fisk Jubilee singers.
5:00pm Town Square with Beth-Ann Kozlovich.  The end is near...of the 2014 session. Neal Milner is back to look at what the Legislature wrought - and what's still up for discussion in conference. Time to check your list to see how much of it made it through.
6:30pm
With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell  Hip Hop, You Don’t Stop  American-invented hip-hop music is now an international phenomenon with rappers in countries like Japan and Senegal. Kevin Kosanovich (College of William and Mary) traces hip-hop’s roots, focusing on how it is expressed in different regions of our country, from California to New York, and even in Virginia. And: Rapper Tupac Shakur was gunned down in 1996, but his influence can still be felt in rap culture today. Poet Nikki Giovanni (Virginia Tech) shares her poem “All Eyez on U,” a tribute to the artist.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

25 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  Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality. This weekly "love-hate relationship of the air" features four of the most insightful news analysts anywhere.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

26 SATURDAY
12:00am Jazz After Hours
 with Jim Wilke
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 take a look at the real word of the professional kitchen with chef April Bloomfield of NYC’s The Spotted Pig and The Breslin, the duo behind The Perennial Plate takes us to South Africa for a look at biodynamic wines, and historian Frederick Opie takes us on a musical journey through the South’s "chitlin trail". Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Placebo (repeat)  Could the best medicine be no medicine at all? We examine the chemical consequences of belief and imagination by taking stock of the pharmacy in our brains, considering the symbolic power of the doctor coat, and visiting the tent of a self-proclaimed faith healer.
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. Listeners vie for a chance to win the most coveted prize in radio: having official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell record the outgoing message on their home answering machine. 
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  Death and Taxes (repeat)  It is a peculiar feeling to know with certainty that something big is about to happen to you. On this episode, we watch people go right up to the edge of inevitable change. We hear from pre-teens about the terrifying knowledge that puberty is about to happen...any minute now. And, true to the death and taxes saying, we found it unavoidable to include a story about each one of those things.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour 
Adolescence and Agony  Adam Wade is an awkward teen who spends every weekend with his adoring grandma and her sister; Paola Ayala is worried about her family's reaction when they find out she is gay; Eve Engel hopes to get her first kiss while on a Jewish Heritage trip; Morgan Leteka is alone on a barefoot nature walk when she happens upon a buck; Steve Zimmer investigates the disappearance of a pencil case with nerdy, teenage vigor.
3:00pm
Song Travels with Michael Feinstein.  Country vocalist and songwriter Brandy Clark has written major hits for modern country artists Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, and The Band Perry. With her acclaimed debut solo album, 12 Stories, she revitalizes the tradition of storytelling in country music with darkly humorous songs that speak from the experiences of a modern woman. She performs a set of her original songs including “Pray to Jesus” and “Take a Little Pill.”
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

27 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 
The State of Play  Play is deeply embedded in our natures. It contributes to optimism and hope for the future. It enables us with the ability to persevere. Stuart Brown, M.D. concludes, “Play is a fundamental survival drive of humanity without which long term survival of our species may be at stake.” He describes research showing that most sociopaths suffer from play deprivation in their childhood. Program #3496.
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 Fascinatin' Rhythm with Michael Lasser  The Waltz and the Polka  (repeat) Once the upper crust tamed the waltz and polka, we had a chance to discover how wide-ranging these two popular dance forms really were.
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 newly renovated Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. With special guests, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (the only full-time professional chamber orchestra in the United States), conductor Philip Brunelle, and vocal powerhouses Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  Creole Eyes and Classical Ears: Van Dyke Parks & Tom McDermott   Conversation with and music from Van Dyke Parks, an eclectic, popular classicist known as a composer and keyboardist, arranger and producer, with a great love of calypso and Hawaiian cowboy music. The man behind the curtain for so many artists, the Hollywood-based Parks is well-regarded for writing and studio work with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, Ry Cooder, Lowell George and Randy Newman, among many. He recently became a fan of pianist Tom McDermott, a St. Louis-born, New Orleans-dwelling and Brazilian-influenced vernacular virtuoso. Parks thought enough of McDermott's recorded repertoire to collect and reissue some of it as Bamboula--so named for the composition by the mutually-admired New Orleans 19th century pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Tom McDermott, also a fan of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair and James Booker, plays in his parlor for us.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  Glass Grass, Part 2

28 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. This award-winning environmental news program delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit. As the population continues to rise and the management of the earth's resources becomes even more critical, "Living on Earth" examines the issues facing our increasingly interdependent world.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak. 
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg.  A fascinating conversation with John Bogle, founder of Vanguard and one of the world’s most famous investors, on what it means to have “enough”, both financially and spiritually.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

29 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves.  The authors of "The People's Guide to Mexico" recommend how to make your next trip south of the border extra-fun and culturally-rewarding, when you know how to connect with the locals.  And we look into family-friendly cultural treats that you can enjoy in the Netherlands, including Europe's guilty TV pleasure, the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Wishing and Wanting (repeat) “Glittery Eyes” by Etgar Keret, performed by Parker Posey; “Sixty-Nine Cents” by Gary Shteyngart, performed by Alex Karpovsky; “What Animal Are You?” By Etgar Keret, performed by Willem Dafoe; “Flying Carpets” by Steven Millhauser, performed by Billy Campbell. Guest host: Parker Posey.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  Sydney Lea
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke

30 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn. 
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jim Wilke