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 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. We chase candidates on the presidential campaign trail to get their ideas and plans on climate change. Also, as the globe warms and more people travel for business and pleasure, exotic diseases carried by insects spread. The Zika virus, associated with serious birth defects, is the latest wide-ranging threat.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak.  Can heart disease be reversed with a diet? We'll talk about the proven success of Dr. Dean Ornish's dietary program - who might benefit, and how it’s based on the sound nutrition principles we might all want to follow.
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg.  A look at the problem of gun violence as a public health crisis, impacting not just emergency rooms but also long-term needs for healing from exposure to trauma.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

2 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves. Representatives from 193 countries believe we can solve global hunger and poverty in the next 15 years. David Rieff describes what seems to be working, and what isn't, to end hunger in developing nations. Also, author and activist Gloria Steinem reflects with Rick on her decades of frequent travels, and how they gave her a sense of adventure from a young age. Then, Nomadic Matt has budget travel tips for managing your money overseas.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Social Studies  “Dissed Fish,” written and performed by Calvin Trillin; “Best American Term Paper Assignment,” by Kurt Vonnegut, performed by BD Wong; “The Breakup Ceremony,” by Toure, performed by Maulik Pancholy; “The Frenchman,” by Seth Fried, performed by Tate Donovan
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  Novelist and short story author Antonya Nelson talks about writing from the places she has been, and creating composite characters out of those around her. She also explains her process in living with her husband, fellow novelist and creative writing professor, Robert Boswell. Guggenheim fellow and professor of creative writing at Houston, as well as the low-residency program Warren-Wilson, Nelson also discusses her novel “Bound,” which covers her growing up in Wichita, Kansas during the reign of the BTK killer, as well as her most recent collection of short stories, “Funny Once.”
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

3 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn. Moira speaks with UC Santa Barbara professor Michael Gazzinaga, who tells us about both sides of our brains – in fact, there are many parts to our brains, not just a right and left hemisphere. Then on BioTech Nation, Moira speaks with Professor Dame Sally Davies, the UK Government’s Senior Medical Advisor, and author of “The Drugs Don’t Work – A Global Threat.”
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa.  We explore the world of the online marketplace. We’ll talk to two local entrepreneurs creating and maintaining this online exchange, one matching people with people, the other matching people with experiences.
6:30pm CounterSpin with Janine Jackson.  In Coverage of Planned Parenthood Smear, Partisan Conflict Crowds Out Reproductive Rights.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

4 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.
5:00pm Town Square with Beth-Ann Kozlovich. A groundbreaking game changer in the drug, alcohol, and meth amphetamine treatment could be coming to Hawai‘i. It uses an implant of medication plus counseling. Dan Markel, the Founder and CEO of MyLife Recovery Centers is visiting Hawai‘i. We’ll talk with him and Scott Miscovich, the Chairman of the State Narcotic Policy Steering Committee; Alan Johnson, CEO of Hina Mauka and Judge Steven S. Alm.
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell  Beyond Happy  Many people struggle to find balance between work, family, and self-care–particularly women. Beth Cabrera (George Mason University) shares what she learned through interviews with more than a thousand women about how to find a happy balance. Plus: Researchers have found specific genetic markers in a population of Chinese Han women that predispose them to the risk for clinical depression. Kenneth Kendler (Virginia Commonwealth University) was part of the team that made the breakthrough. And: A sculptor frustrated with the direction of her metal work decided to take a break and knit “cozies” for all of her tools–her drill, welding mask, and even her pickup truck. Kristin Skees (Christopher Newport University) next created what she calls her Husband Cozy Series, which plays on the idea of a trophy wife. Now she’s flooded with requests for “Cozy Portraits.”
7:00pm Freakonomics Radio  with Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. We ask why the United States doesn’t invest more in our teachers and considers what measures could be taken to increase their success in the classroom. Then, lessons from a program in Toronto that created support networks outside the classroom and increased its students’ graduation rate by 50 percent.
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

5 FRIDAY
4:00pm 
Studio 360  with Kurt Andersen.  George Miller launched his directing career with the first “Mad Max” movie – and 40 years later, “Mad Max: Fury Road” is his most acclaimed yet. Also, the singer Lorely Rodriguez has her mother to thank for becoming the pop sensation Empress Of. Plus, the writer Terence Winter on HBO’s new series about 1970s rock ‘n roll, “Vinyl."
5:00pm On the Media  with Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone.  We shed some light on the political dark arts.  A former reporter turned opposition researcher offers an insider’s perspective on the work of unearthing political dirty secrets. Plus, the real story of the Dean Scream-- the unforgettable, unscripted moment blamed for ending Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential bid.
6:30pm Left, Right & Center  Josh Barro (domestic correspondent for the New York Times) moderates from the Center. On the Left, Robert Scheer (Editor-in-Chief, TruthDig-dot-com, Podcast Scheer Intelligence).  Rich Lowry (National Review) is on the Right. David Frum (The Atlantic) is our special guest. Josh says Donald Trump is a loser. Is it too soon to write him off? Should Rich and the National Review take a victory lap?  Is Marco Rubio going to glide into the nomination? David is not so sure. "The presidency is a heavy, heavy office. Can Marco Rubio's shoulders who has never carried anything, carry that?" Bernie Sanders says he won't go negative, but Hillary Clinton says there have been artful smears. Should voters be concerned about her taking donations and speaking fees from interest groups? Josh says she's going to get accused of being beholden anyway, so "If she is going to do the time, she might as well do the crime." Joan Walsh says Bernie Sanders on foreign affairs is so shaky, it is "borderline disqualifying." Rich Lowry says an article in Slate.com convinced him -- let's kill all mosquitoes.
7:00pm The New Yorker Radio Hour  with David Remnick.  The Oscar-winning documentarian Laura Poitras (“Citizenfour”) talks about her first solo museum exhibition, “Astro Noise,” which channels her investigations of government surveillance into immersive installation art. A group of jazz musicians recall how David Bowie found them in a hole-in-the-wall club and enlisted them to create “Blackstar.” And the poet Brenda Shaughnessy reads Hilton Als a poem about living in a loft full of lesbians, back when New Yorkers could still afford to smoke.
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow.  Pianist Bill Mays is featured.
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

6 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. Guest host Melissa Clark of The New York Times heads up a big show this week when we launch a new monthly partnership with America’s Test Kitchen. The premise? Good cooks are not born, they are made. Molly Birnbaum, Executive Editor of Cook’s Science at America’s Test Kitchen gives us our first lesson – how to cut an onion. Grocery stores are full of choices, or are they? Journalist Simran Sethi, author of “Bread, Wine and Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love,” weighs in and Matt Goulding of Roads & Kingdoms takes us deep into Japan’s food culture with his new book “Rice, Noodle, Fish: Deep Travels Through Japan’s Food Culture.” Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Of Men and Myths (rebroadcast) A hat that goes viral, an idea that gives birth to computer science, and a life-saving maneuver. In this episode, we look at the men behind some of the most famous inventions of our time and wonder what they really created, and what legacy they will leave behind them.
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 actress Lena Headley. Our panelists are Roy Blount, Jr., Helen Hong, 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  Amateur Hour  Stories of people who are in put into positions they’re completely unqualified to handle … but who try to make it work anyway. Including one story of a tough group of soldiers who attempt to save lives through the power of show tunes.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  Three Chefs and a Meal  A special hour all about FOOD. Stories from the farm and the table; complete with celebrated chefs and presidential diners. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles.
3:00pm The Dinner Party Download  Actor Olivia Wilde finds relief in a non-nurturing female character… Music legend Elvis Costello reflects on the jingles, tunes, and Clash(es) that shaped his career… We toast Little Richard’s awakening… Art god Laurie Anderson revisits a stormy stay in Amish country… Novelist Leigh Bardugo suggests a few worthwhile young adult books - for not-so-young adults… And funnyman Paul F. Tompkins tells us the proper way to hang a toilet paper roll. Plus, what to do when your waiter is a robot, and more!
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

7 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 BJ Miller He's the Executive Director of the Zen Hospice Project, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and an attending specialist for the Symptom Management Service of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center.
11:00am New Dimensions
  with Justine Toms  Getting Dirty: The Joy of Growing Food in Your Own Backyard  Rachel Kaplan describes the Urban Homesteading Movement as “…not only a food movement, but also a movement of people, who are about conservation of energy, water, and waste. It is a movement of learning to live with less impact on the earth, and with a greater sense of what it means to be part of the place where we live, and to be thinking ecologically.” Program #3408.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  In Search Of (rebroadcast)  How far would you go to find something that's just out of reach, or maybe, not even real? In this hour, TED speakers tell stories about searching for elusive sea-creatures and distant aliens.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama
4:00pm Fascinatin' Rhythm with Michael Lasser  Depression Love Songs  The love songs of the Great Depression bring a darker, needier, more melancholy feel to popular music.
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Chris Thile returns to host his second live broadcast this season from the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. We have another jam-packed show, with one of the world's most respected musicians, Paul Simon; composer, multi-instrumentalist, and whistler Andrew Bird; comedian Maria Bamford; and a few of Chris's Punch Brothers compadres, with Sarah Jarosz pinch hitting on banjo (and more). Plus: the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; and our music director at the piano and Hammond B3, Richard Dworsky.
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  Carnival Knowledge: Monk Boudreau, Southern France, Coney Island Mermaid Parade (repeat)  For our annual pre-Lenten bacchanal, we bring you classic Mardi Gras songs from the Crescent City and beyond. We travel to Nice, France - grand city on the Cote d'Azure - for a float parade that parodies American fast food assembly lines and French political scandals as stinky as local cheese; From there, on to the vintners village of Limoux, where free glasses of blanchette are never empty. We end our journey in Coney Island NY, where we hear of carnivalesque revelry at America's great amusement park by the sea and walk with the fishes in the Mermaid Parade.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs. The Grascals play live and talk about their new project "And Now There's This."

8 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. We look forward this week to a vision of an all-electric vehicle fleet and mostly renewable grid of the future, and visit a lab where scientists are creating a new material to store sunlight cheaply and release it as heat to keep us warm and melt our icy windshields.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak. 
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg.  Most nurses report job satisfaction, but when they’re overworked their performance and can suffer and medical errors occur. We hear nurses’ stories about the challenge of providing quality care in today’s health care environment.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

9 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves. Hear how Americans are discovering their old country ancestry, thanks to a Norwegian TV show.  Turns out, they're also helping Norwegians to see their own country in a new light. Get to know the centuries of traditions behind some of Europe's biggest Mardi Gras and Carnival celebrations, in Venice and Cologne. And find out what local food delicacies you'll find on the tapas menus across Spain.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Eccentrics  "At the Anarchists Convention," John Sayles, performed by Jerry Stiller. "The Falls," George Saunders, performed by Rene Auberjonois. Guest host: Stephen Colbert.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  The Symphony is a group of African-American poets originally comprising John Murillo, R. Dwayne Betts, Randall Horton, and Marcus Jackson. They first met at a Cave Canem gathering and discovered they had a shared love of the late African-American poet Etheridge Knight. They bonded and formed their own poetry collective, presenting readings of Knight’s work, as well as their own. In this 2011 recording, they discuss writing about the African-American male experience that ranges from time in prison to graduating magna cum laude. We’ll also give an update of what the poets are up to now.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

10 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn. 
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin with Janine Jackson.  UN Group Calls for Slavery Reparations, but Few in Media Are Listening.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

11 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.
5:00pm Town Square with Beth-Ann Kozlovich. 
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell  Rock and Roll in Black and White  Rock and Roll started out as an interracial forum, but Slate’s pop critic Jack Hamilton (University of Virginia) says rock turned into a predominantly white music genre, and he’s piecing together why. Also: The history of the great American game of baseball represents all the paradoxes of race relations in our country. Johnny Moore (Radford University) studies the surprising shift from the 1920’s, when baseball held an important place within the black community, to today, where that place lies in the NBA.
7:00pm Freakonomics Radio  with Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. 
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

12 FRIDAY
4:00pm 
Studio 360  with Kurt Andersen. 
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 the most insightful news analysts anywhere.
7:00pm The New Yorker Radio Hour  with David Remnick.  
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

13 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. Perfumer and chef Mandy Aftel talks about the connection between scent and emotion. Her book is “Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent.” J. Kenji Lopez-Alt weighs in on cast-iron cookware, the Sterns have found first-rate, gluten-free bakery at Mama’s Cheesebread Factory in Brookfield, CT, and we talk to Lisa Gross about The League of Kitchens, an organization that helps immigrants teach other to cook their home food. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.
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.
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 Damn Mind  Our brain is what makes it possible for us to get anything done. Except when it fails. Gets in our way. Play tricks on us. We have the remarkable story of how one man’s delusions lead him to a even stranger reality. And other stories about what happens when your mind stops being helpful and leads you astray.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  True Stories Told Live
3:00pm The Dinner Party Download  An hour-long celebration of culture, food, and conversation designed to help you dazzle your friends at this weekend's get-together.  In every episode you'll learn a joke, bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail, meet an artist of note (say, Spike Lee or Willie Nelson), learn the answers to your burning etiquette questions, savor an emerging food trend, and hear your new favorite song.  Plus, unconventional wisdom from hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam
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

14 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  On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact.
11:00am New Dimensions
  with Justine Toms  Tap Into Your Inner Knowing Through The Body  Many spiritual practices guide us in what is known as “waking up.” Even though this process gives us a great sense of freedom and spaciousness, Dr. John J. Prendergast suggests that the path to “waking up” is by “waking down.” Tuning into our body often brings forth a useful image, and will help us to live with more authenticity. He is the author, with K. Ruby Blume, of  “Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living." Program #3563.
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  Depression Pollyanna Songs  Unlike the pollyanna songs of the carefree 30s, these are songs about anticipation when hope was more precious than ever.
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  Philly Soul Folks & Louisiana Swamp Pop: John Oates & Johnnie Allan (repeat)  While they don't all have blue-eyes, the white soul and swamp pop guys and gals from Philadelphia and South Louisiana have created distinctive regional sounds of national significance. In Philadelphia, we sample soul roots of the famed band Hall & Oates; and learn from John Oates that -- despite years of pop music, big hair and synthesizers-- at heart he is also a folkie into to country blues and flat-picked guitar a la Doc Watson and Mississippi John Hurt… which he plays live for us! The angelic-voiced Daryl Hall, on the other hand is more disciple of the Temptations who we'll hear along with the Orlons, The O'Jays and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. In south Louisiana the simmering pot of music that draws on Cajun, R&B, soul and country ends up as a tasty dish called Swamp Pop. Johnnie Allan (Guillot) is a Cajun Swamp Pop chef extraordinaire with hits like “South to Louisiana” and a version of the “Promised Land” played on the French accordion. He's surrounded by music from Earl King, Cookie & the Cupcakes, and Slim Harpo. Tasty indeed!
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs New Old-Time Music 

15 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.  Having lost almost everything in the Bernard Madoff scam, best-selling author John Robbins tells how in “an age of less” he had to step back, reassess what’s important and build a new, more fulfilling life.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

16 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Young Love  "How I Met My Husband," performed by Amy Ryan; "The Meeting," by Aimee Bender, performed by Paul Hecht. Guest host: Hope Davis.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey talks her writing and the rich historical ties with her family. In this public reading, Trethewey reads from a multitude of her collections including “Thrall,” “Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” and “Native Guard.”  She also discusses her newest collection, “Congragation,” published in 2014 and “Domestic Work,” her first collection of poetry. Trethewey has a strong dedication to preserving history through her narratives and exploring the various influences of her mixed family.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

17 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn. 
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin with Janine Jackson.  CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin is unlike any other show on the dial. CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news’ narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

18 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.
5:00pm Town Square with Beth-Ann Kozlovich. 
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell. Listeners call With Good Reason "the best way to make a long drive fly by" and "a much-needed forum."   Each week scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, the arts, politics, history, and business through lively discussion in a kitchen-table chat format. From the controversies over slave reparations and global warming, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always suprising, challenging and fun.
7:00pm Freakonomics Radio  with Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. 
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

19 FRIDAY
4:00pm 
Studio 360  with Kurt Andersen. 
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 the most insightful news analysts anywhere.
7:00pm The New Yorker Radio Hour  with David Remnick.  
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

20 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. Managing Producer Sally Swift guest hosts with a look at the best American food cities with Tom Sietsema, restaurant critic for The Washington Post, Yotam Ottolenghi joins us with a conversation around his latest book “Nopi,” Lynne talks to rapper-poet Dessa about taking her food convictions with her on the road and we get a primer in yogurt making with Cheryl Sternman Rule author of “Yoghurt Culture.” Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.
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.
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  This American Life started in 1995 in Chicago. It went national in early 1996 and in the years since, it's won a lot of awards—the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia, the Murrow, and the Overseas Press Club, to name a few. Ira Glass, the host of the show, was named best radio host in the country by Time Magazine and received the highest individual honor in public broadcasting, the Edward R. Murrow Award. The American Journalism Review declared that the show is at "the vanguard of a journalistic revolution."
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  True Stories Told Live
3:00pm The Dinner Party Download  An hour-long celebration of culture, food, and conversation designed to help you dazzle your friends at this weekend's get-together.  In every episode you'll learn a joke, bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail, meet an artist of note (say, Spike Lee or Willie Nelson), learn the answers to your burning etiquette questions, savor an emerging food trend, and hear your new favorite song.  Plus, unconventional wisdom from hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam
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

21 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  On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact.
11:00am New Dimensions
  with Justine Toms  The True Spirit of Poet and Mystic Robert Lax  Robert Lax is one of the great experimental poets of the 20th century. Biographer Michael N. McGregor interprets Lax’s philosophy as one in which “life is meant to be a unity and all things in harmony...that meant our interior in harmony with our exterior, our sleeping and dreaming in harmony with our waking consciousness, all things coming together in that way. McGregor is the author of “Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax.” Program #3566.
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  Money & Work/The 30s  During the 1930s, when money and work were scarcest, we sang more about them than at any other time.
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  Rock and Soul from Memphis to Muscle Shoals: Candi Staton, Sam Phillips and Barbara Sims (repeat)  We talk to Barbara Sims about her time working at Sun Studios as a publicist and promoter, and the search for the next Elvis. Then we dig into the archives for classic interviews with Sun’s founder Sam Phillips, Elvis’ sidemen DJ Fontana and Scotty Moore and the Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis. Then we head over to North Alabama for a conversation on love, God and music with soul and disco siren Candi Staton.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs

22 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 new conversation with David Kaczynski, who realized his brother Ted may have been the Unabomber and turned him in. Today, David is a devoted Buddhist practitioner and shares his views on the healing of conflict.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

23 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Hard Times  “Republica Y Grau” by Daniel Alarcon, performed by David Strathairn. “The Letter Writer” by M.T. Sharif, performed by Joe Morton.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  Since 1977, New Letters has been entertaining and informing audiences about contemporary writers and literature, focusing on a writer of poetry, fiction or essays, either in an intimate interview or in a public reading before an audience.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

24 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn. 
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin with Janine Jackson.  CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin is unlike any other show on the dial. CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news’ narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

25 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.
5:00pm Town Square with Beth-Ann Kozlovich. 
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell. Listeners call With Good Reason "the best way to make a long drive fly by" and "a much-needed forum."   Each week scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, the arts, politics, history, and business through lively discussion in a kitchen-table chat format. From the controversies over slave reparations and global warming, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always suprising, challenging and fun.
7:00pm Freakonomics Radio  with Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. 
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

26 FRIDAY
4:00pm 
Studio 360  with Kurt Andersen. 
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 the most insightful news analysts anywhere.
7:00pm The New Yorker Radio Hour  with David Remnick.  
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

27 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 are looking at the most successful cross-species relationship of all time – the one between humans and chickens - with Andrew Lawler, author of “Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?” We are taste testing California olive oils, and we revisit an interview with the groundbreaking American winemaker David Lett of Eyrie Vineyard. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.
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.
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  This American Life started in 1995 in Chicago. It went national in early 1996 and in the years since, it's won a lot of awards—the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia, the Murrow, and the Overseas Press Club, to name a few. Ira Glass, the host of the show, was named best radio host in the country by Time Magazine and received the highest individual honor in public broadcasting, the Edward R. Murrow Award. The American Journalism Review declared that the show is at "the vanguard of a journalistic revolution."
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  True Stories Told Live
3:00pm The Dinner Party Download  An hour-long celebration of culture, food, and conversation designed to help you dazzle your friends at this weekend's get-together.  In every episode you'll learn a joke, bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail, meet an artist of note (say, Spike Lee or Willie Nelson), learn the answers to your burning etiquette questions, savor an emerging food trend, and hear your new favorite song.  Plus, unconventional wisdom from hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam
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

28 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  On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact.
11:00am New Dimensions
  with Justine Toms  Expanding the Image of the Divine to Include the Feminine  Baptist minister Jann Aldredge-Clanton believes words have power, and that is why she is dedicated to bringing a more inclusive gender language to religious institutions. She points out that when we use only male images of God we are relegating the Divine Feminine to a lesser position therefore undermining the importance of the equality between men and women. She is the author of “She Lives! Sophia Wisdom Works in the World.” Program #3565.
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  Big Ballads of the Thirties  There’s always room for big romantic ballads, even when times are tough.
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  Soul Sisters (repeat) We talk to three soul singers from the formative era of the mid 1950s through Motown of the late 60s, and an all-female New Orleans brass band. Justine “Baby” Washington talks about growing up in Harlem and her hits such as “That's How Heartaches Are Made.” Maxine Brown started as teenager in NYC singing with gospel groups. By 1960 she penned the hit, “All in My Mind,” and would later have hits with “Oh No Not My Baby” and a duet with Chuck Jackson on “Something You Got.” Chris Clark is a rare white soul singer who recorded for Detroit's Motown Records. Finally, the Original Pinettes Brass Band is a young, ten-member, all-women's New Orleans jazz band who have received major recognition in a field dominated by men.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs

29 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.  Once known as being “shell-shocked,” military PTSD traumatizes not just soldiers, but also their loved ones. Here a Georgia woman, who grew apart from her troubled dad, a Vietnam vet, tells how they gradually reconnected.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley