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 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 Joe Henry. Cherished by his fans and fellow musicians for the inward wisdom he brings to the art and craft of making music, he’s produced over a dozen albums of his own and for an array of other artists, including Ani DiFranco, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, and Billy Bragg. He’s written songs with Rosanne Cash and Madonna. With him, we probe the mystery and adventure of life and songwriting. He joined Krista in the On Being studios on Loring Park in Minneapolis while on tour after the release of his latest album “Invisible Hour.”
11:00am New Dimensions
  ESP, Autistic Children Remote Viewing, Telepathy, and More  Dr. Diane Hennacy Powell describes how her curiosity about human consciousness led her to study the extent of human extrasensory abilities. Her research drove her to focus largely on autism, savant syndrome and abnormal brain function, among other things, to support the existence of extrasensory phenomena such as telepathy, remote viewing, and ESP. Powell is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist and author of “The ESP Enigma: The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena.” Program #3528.
12:00pm TED Radio HourSuccess  Success has become synonymous with financial wealth, influence and status, but can we define success in another way -- one that welcomes a broader range of accomplishment? It may not be as obvious as you think. TED speakers share ideas for what makes us successful.
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.  We're heading West across the Mississippi for a live broadcast from the State Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota with special guests, folk-rock singer and songwriter Brandi Carlile and gospel grandmaster Jearlyn Steele. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; musical director and pianist Richard Dworsky with The Steady Shovellers (drummer Jonathan Dresel, Larry Kohut on bass, guitarist Dean Magraw, and Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle); and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  Music and Memories Along the Mississippi: the Lewis Family Museum, Haney's Big House and New Orleans Jazz Funeral (repeat) How do we capture the intangible power of music and memories? We'll first take a tour of the Lewis Family Museum and liquor store in Ferriday, Louisiana, where Jerry Lee Lewis’ sister Frankie Jean shows us around their family home decorated with show posters, weapons, magazine clippings, religious icons and other memorabilia. Then we’ll visit with the mayor of Ferriday and the people who turned memories into reality of club/hotel/bus depot/post office Haney's Big House that burned down in 1966. Across the river in Natchez, MS, blues drummer and harp player Hezekiah Early looks back on playing in Haney’s house band. Back down in New Orleans, we'll talk with Tremé Brass Band’s leader and snare drummer Benny Jones and bass drummer Joe Lastie about their late drummer and friend Uncle Lionel Batiste who was memorably embalmed standing up in street parade finery.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs

2 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. Most Americans now say global warming is real and a problem, and government should act, but most potential Republican presidential candidates are less convinced. We assess the climate views of the 2016 GOP field and get down to the roots of some invasive plants.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak.  Depression is a tough topic to discuss, especially for new mothers, but these days with earlier recognition, help is available. Psychiatrist Dr. Sheila Wendler is in the studio, ready to explore more about postpartum depression and the hormonal connection between our emotions and our mental health.
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg.  The author of "Taking Back Childhood," education professor Nancy Carlsson-Paige, examines the impact on kids of media violence, overly structured school days and a culture that preaches rampant consumerism.Using a unique blend of stand-up comedy and stress management advice, Loretta LaRoche cautions us not to "catastrophize" and "awfulize" especially when conditions are not all that extreme anyway.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

3 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves.  We talk with an expert who advises American travelers on how to make the best use of the passenger rail lines in Europe, shares tips for knowing when rail passes are a bargain, and how they work. Road Food experts Jane and Michael Stern tell us what they look for in hometown "comfort food" restaurants, where everyone will feel welcome.  And listeners check in with travel reports on what made their trips extra-special, when they visited France,  Spain, Poland, and Italy.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Against the Odds  “At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners,” by Lauren Groff, performed by Amy Ryan “How To Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: A Remembrance” by Kiese Laymon, performed by Brandon J. Dirden. Guest host: Jane Kaczmarek.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  Nikki Giovanni, Professor at Virginia Tech, winner of multiple NAACP Image Awards and of the Langston Hughes Award, reads from her books “Chasing Utopia,” “The Prosaic Soul of Nikki Giovanni,” “Bicycles,” “Quilting the Black-eyed Pea” and “Collected Poems.” Giovanni discusses the influence that history, space, food, politics and family have had upon her work as she looks back over her three decades of evolution as a poet.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

4 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn. Moira speaks with Scientific American columnist Michael Shermer about how science and reason shape humanity over time. He’s also Editor-in-Chief of skeptic.com, and author of “The Moral Arc … How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom.” Then on BioTech Nation, a talk with Dr. Riann Conradie, Executive Founder of LifeQ, about modelling the human body. Also, Scioderm finds new success in treating EB – Epidermolysis bulossa – a genetic disease described as the worst disease you never heard of.
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa.  We’ll talk about broadband Internet and how it's increasingly considered critical infrastructure. How vulnerable are our fiber optic cables, and how essential is broadband to local tech and innovation?
6:30pm CounterSpin  FBI director James Comey received praise for saying that police officers should recognize their own racial biases, but a new report says eliminating racism in criminal justice is about more than what's in a cop's mind. We'll speak with the report's author, Nazgol Ghandnoosh of the Sentencing Project. Also, how does a company become wildly profitable and market-dominant with little or no evidence that its products and services are effective, and the business it's in is testing students and teachers? We'll talk to Stephanie Simon, senior education reporter at Politico, about the power of Pearson.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

5 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.  If they’re not mainland bound, or can afford a private college, Hawai‘i students who want higher education have one choice: the UH system. It’s a captive system for a captive audience - and it has had significant troubles. How do we move from the system we have now to the one we’d like to have?
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell  Truth and Fiction  Fairy tales like Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood are all part of early childhood literature. Robert Godwin-Jones (Virginia Commonwealth University) has created an online database of Grimm’s fairy tales that reveals the evolution of these iconic stories, whose earlier versions were often violent and sexually suggestive. Plus: Pro-choice advocates often complain about the way abortion is talked about—or not talked about—in pop culture. Mary Thompson (James Madison University) says that two kinds of books, mommy memoirs and mother-daughter memoirs, are tackling the tough topic of abortion in new ways.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

6 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’ve seen more horrific videos from ISIS, but this time the cruelty is directed at priceless artifacts. We examine the media reaction to the videos after it turns out that most of the smashed antiquities were fakes. Also, Hillary Clinton's email habits as secretary of state have reporters scrambling to understand the Federal Records Act.
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). David Frum (The Atlantic) is on the Right. Robin Wright (journalist, author, fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center). The Iran nuclear negotiations are going down to the wire. Should the U.S. negotiate with Iran? Are Iranians willing to compromise? Robin says a deal with Iran "may not be perfect but it may be far better than the alternative." What is hiding in Hillary Clinton's State Department emails? The former Secretary of State used a private email account and server to send email during that time, rendering them unsearchable. Is this a problem? Bob questions why the Democratic party assumes she will be the next presidential candidate. "It's an act of desperation." David says more disturbing is the incredible amount of unregulated money, (a quarter of a billion dollars,) raised by the Clinton Foundation that is presumably allowing access to a past president and potential future president. "It's unprecedented, it's staggering, it's post-Soviet." On Wednesday the Department of Justice released a report on Ferguson, Missouri showing systematic racial abuse in their law enforcement and legal systems.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow  Trumpeter Charles Tolliver
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

7 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 meet up with Erin Byers Murray, author of the memoir “Shucked, Life on a New England Oyster Farm,” we look at low alcohol wines with Dara Moskowitz, author of “Drink This, Wine Made Simple,” we take a look at salt harvesting, and and play another round of Stump the Cook with Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 FREE - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Famous Tumors (repeat)  An unflinching look at the good, bad, and ugly side of tumors. Say hello to the growth that killed Ulysses S. Grant, meet Tasmanian Devils battling contagious tumors, and get to know the woman whose cancer cells changed modern medicine.
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. Our “Not My Job” guest this week is musician Robert Earl Keen. Our panelists are Kyrie O’Conner, Charlie Pierce, and Faith Salie.
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 Place Like Home  There are lots of ways we define where we're from, and whether we're proud of it, or ashamed of it, love it, hate it, miss it or are trying desperately to get back to it -- where we're from is always a big part of who we are. We’ll hear stories of people who are, in good ways and bad ways, coming to terms with the places they call home.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio HourSki, Poe, Spa, and Towers  An avid skier saves the day, a caretaker gets caught up in the life of a famous 19th Century poet, a woman vacations at a fancy clothes-optional spa, and a daughter tries to surprise her mom at the World Trade Center one September morning. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson.
3:00pm Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael  Bassist/composer Roland Guerin
4:00pm Brazilian Experience with Sandy Tsukiyama
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow  Guitarist Wes Montgomery 
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

8 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 playwright, performer and social activist Eve Ensler. All of her work and writing revolves in some way around complicated, redemptive female physicality. Her play “The Good Body” includes a funny, touching reflection on her post-40s stomach. “The Vagina Monologues” has taken Eve Ensler places she never thought she’d go, helping to create a transitional, healing refuge for endangered women and girls in the Congo, for example. It’s called The City of Joy. She tells Krista that her emotional tie to the Congo played a mysterious role in her journey with cancer, as she describes in her latest book “In the Body of the World.”
11:00am New Dimensions
  Aging with Grace and Humor  Travel with Susan Moon to get an inside view on the perils and joys of aging. With humor and deep insight, she encourages us to move forward in our aging with courage and hope. She talks about coping with “senior moments”, facing the death of loved ones and why long-term friendships matter. She is the author of “This is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity.” Program #3374.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  Solve For X  Math intimidates a lot of us, but it can deliver surprising answers to life’s most pressing questions. In this episode, TED speakers discuss the elegant simplicity -- and giddy complexity -- of solving for X.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama
4:00pm Fascinatin' Rhythm with Michael Lasser  Love with an Edge  Love songs that trade in limits, irony, hard-eyed clarity – and unquenchable romanticism.
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.  We're staying on the West side of the Mississippi River for another live broadcast from the State Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota with special guests, bluegrass sensation Becky Schlegel, country singer Kim Parent, and two young a capella groups, girls' quartet GQ, and men's septet The Limestones. Plus, our Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; pianist and musical director Richard Dworsky with The Steady Shovellers (Jeff Bailey on bass, drummer Bernie Dresel, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and guitarist Chris Siebold); and the latest News from Lake Wobegon. Tune in on your local public radio station or watch live online (5pm to 7pm Central Time) at prairiehome.org!
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  Alabama Bound (repeat) We take a trip through the music of the Yellowhammer State. Visit the Muscle Shoals Sound studio and find out what's in the water around "the Shoals" to make it a historic hotbed for R&B hits by Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and more. Also, a trip through Hank Williams' childhood home in Georgiana, and W.C. Handy Music Festival in Florence. And music from Shelby Lynne, the Birmingham Sunlights and the Delmore Brothers.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs

9 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. Algae seem like an insignificant part of the ecosystem, but they're vital to the health of coral reefs. A newly discovered species seems to help corals withstand the deadly effects of rising temperatures. Also, we learn that blue-green algae are really bacteria, and examine new developments in storage for renewable energy.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak. 
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg.  Using a unique blend of stand-up comedy and stress management advice, Loretta LaRoche cautions us not to "catastrophize" and "awfulize" especially when conditions are not all that extreme anyway.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

10 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves.  As the news unfolds on how Europeans are trying to deal with their economic problems, we'll take a personal look at how people are coping in Spain and Greece. In Germany, it’s a different story, with one of Europe's largest economies.  We'll hear how Berlin continues to attract newcomers, with a dynamic energy, ever since the city reunited 25 years ago.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Women in Clothes  Selections from Women in Clothes, a fascinating collection of pieces by and about women and their relationships to clothes, from all over the globe, performed by Justin Vivian Bond, Jennifer Lim, Zosia Mamet, Sonia Manzano, and Molly Ringwald. Guest hosts Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  This program pays tribute to the past American voices of feminist poets from the last century, who opened doors at publishing houses for the vast numbers of talented women writers today. Listen to excerpts from Pulitzer Prize winners Maxine Kumin (1925-2014) and Carolyn Kizer (1925-2014), as well as MacArthur "genius" fellow Adrienne Rich (1929-2012). We'll also listen to the late Audrey Lorde (1934-1992), who was the State Poet Laureate of New York when she died in 1992.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

11 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn.  Moira speaks with Carmine Gallo, author of “Talk Like TED” and the Forbes.com Communications coach, about how to speak like all those speakers at TED – there’s actually a little science to it! Then on BioTech Nation, Dr. Steven Powell, the CEO of Virttu Biologics in Glasgow, Scotland, tells us how they engineer viruses to cancer treatments to make them more effective.
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress about what the New York Times called the "Iranian nuclear threat" was controversial before it happened, because Republicans arranged it without White House sanction, but are media asking the fundamental questions about what Netanyahu actually said? We'll talk to reporter Murtaza Hussain of The Intercept about that. Also, after Cleveland police officers killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice on a playground last November, they told a series of lies: that Rice grabbed an air pistol and put it in his waistband as they arrived, that they ordered him to put his hands up three times and he refused, that he pulled out the pistol before they shot him. We only know these are lies because someone videotaped the incident. Is it any wonder, then, that the right of citizens to film police is resisted vehemently by some in law enforcement, and embraced vehemently by those concerned about police abuses? We'll talk about that with Carlos Miller, founder and publisher of the project Photography Is Not A Crime.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

12 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  The Madam Next Door  There’s a small town in Idaho where, until 1991, prostitution was practiced openly—in effect, decriminalized. The practice was tolerated, even embraced, until the federal government intervened. Heather Branstetter (Virginia Military Institute) has been interviewing local residents, discovering who the madams were and what they did to cultivate widespread public acceptance of their work. Plus: If you’ve ever had a coworker write nasty or demeaning emails, undermine your credibility, or give you the silent treatment, you’ve experienced workplace incivility. Dan Davidson and Danylle Kunkel (Radford University) say it affects the bottom line and should be included in performance reviews.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

13 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.  This week, two police officers were shot in Ferguson, MO, bringing in yet another wave of reporters. We examine whether the constant media presence has turned Ferguson "The Town" into Ferguson "The Brand." Plus: Brooke on the history of nihilism.
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). Rich Lowry (National Review) is on the Right. Keli Goff (Daily Beast) is our special guest. Republicans in Congress sent a letter to Iran this week saying President Obama doesn’t speak for them. Is it fair to call them traitors? We’ll never know exactly what was in Hillary Clinton’s letters, since she deleted half the emails from the personal server she used while she was at the State Department. Bob said we ordinary folk have our email surveilled and government email is supposed to be made available to make government accountable. A federal jury called the song ‘Blurred Lines’ a Marvin Gaye ripoff. Is this bad news for the music industry? The worst song of the week though came from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma, with a video of a racist chant. Keli asks can we blame parents for a child's racism?
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow  Thelonious Monk Quartet Live 1964
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

14 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 hear about a group of renegade Montana farmers and their quest to change the farming industry from Liz Carlisle, author of “Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America.” We talk to chef Eric Ripert about his recent travels and the cooking they have inspired, and we have an encore performance of the day Lynne taught violinist Joshua Bell how to cook pasta. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 FREE - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Diagnosis (repeat) In this day and age, we have astonishing technology--chemicals and computers and machines that can pinpoint things imperceptible to our senses. But humans aren't obsolete--intuition and creativity still lead the way both in discovering the nature of the problem, and in dealing with that knowledge. In this hour, we attempt to find out what's wrong, and give it a label
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.  Our "Not My Job" guest is musician Trombone Shorty. Our panelists this week are Paula Poundstone, Roy Blount, Jr., 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  Three Miles  There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district.  The other is private and costs $43,000 dollars a year.  They are three miles apart.  The hope is that kids can connect across an enormous divide but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide.  The experience of peaking over the fence has stuck with them for years.  We hear what happens when you get to see the other side and it looks a lot better.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  Shipwrecked & Complicated Mothers  A young woman is told to keep her heritage a secret...by her mother; a reckless partier gets shipwrecked and has to sober up enough to save the day; and an author contends with her unsupportive mother on her deathbed. Hosted by The Moth’s Producing Director, Sarah Austin Jenness.
3:00pm Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael  Composer/pianist Fred Hersch 
4:00pm Brazilian Experience with Sandy Tsukiyama
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow  Recent Releases
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

15 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 leads scientists Arthur Zajonc and Michael McCullough in conversation at the American Museum of Natural History, at a convening of the Center for Humans and Nature. Research psychologist McCullough believes that understanding our brains as mechanistic creates moral possibility. He’s led groundbreaking studies on the evolution and cultivation of moral behaviors such as forgiveness and gratitude. Zajonc is a physicist and contemplative, and he’s the current president of the Mind and Life Institute, the Dalai Lama’s ongoing gathering of scientists and spiritual thinkers.
11:00am New Dimensions
  Letting Go of Resistance: A Constant Rebirth  Guy Finley tells us that on a day to day basis our lives are a kind of “constant hopping from one identity to another.” He describes this as the location from which we are operating. He suggests we ask ourselves the question: are we choosing the location of fear and anxiety, which supports knee-jerk reactions, or one of mindfulness and a tuning into our true nature? He’s the author of “The Secret of Your Immortal Self: Key Lessons for Realizing the Divinity Within.” Program #3527.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  Spoken and Unspoken  We communicate with each other in all sorts of ways. TED speakers reflect on how words and methods of communication affect us, more than you might expect.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama
4:00pm Fascinatin' Rhythm with Michael Lasser  James P. Johnson & Cecil Mack  James P. Johnson was a major composer and jazz pianist, and he collaborated with Cecil Mack when it mattered most.
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. A winter rebroadcast with a hint of California warmth, originally from the San Diego Civic Theatre in February 2011. Sara and Sean Watkins perform "I'm a Memory," the United States Navy Band Southwest plays "The National Emblem March," and Jearlyn Steele sings "Tell Mama." In Lake Wobegon, Clint and Irene Bunsen celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary at the Moonlight Bay Supper Club.
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  Richard Thompson & Zachary Richard (repeat) We'll talk to folk rocker songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson. An advocate for British lyric and music tradition in new settings with refashioned traditional songs and stories, Thompson evolved from playing in the seminal folk-rock band, Fairport Convention to his present day role as an in-demand guitarist and songwriter. Then we'll visit with accordion-man Zachary Richard about growing up in French-speaking south Louisiana but needing to go to France and Quebec to realize the significance of the Cajun culture into which he was born. Richard’s recent "Le Fou" may be the first Americana record made largely in the French of his homeland: south Louisiana's Cajun country.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs

16 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. Poaching is a huge threat to rhinos due to their horns sky-high black market value for the Asian medicine trade, so African game parks are insuring their animals and poisoning rhinos horns to protect them. Also, how the return of the weather phenomenon called El Nio could signal a jump in global temperatures.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak. 
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg.  Christal Presley, an English teacher in Virginia who experienced ‘secondary trauma’ in response to the extreme behavior of her father, a Vietnam-era veteran with PTSD, tells how the family began a journey of recovery.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

17 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves.  Irish culture, history, and character are alive and well in its music. Friends from Ireland demonstrate how traditional folk music continues to play an important role in their lives, on a level that everyone can enjoy. We'll also explore the sights of Ireland's second city, Belfast, and hear how Northern Ireland has outgrown its reputation for sectarian violence, and we'll have pointers on what it really means to be Irish.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Party Animals  “Turning,” by Lynda Sexson, performed by Christine Lahti “Goody Bags,” by Etgar Keret, performed by Amber Tamblyn “Faith,” by Sherman Alexie, performed by Michael Cerveris An excerpt from Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff, performed by Anika Noni Rose. Guest host: Jane Kaczmarek.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  The author of eight books, Lisa See returns to discuss her 2014 novel “China Dolls,” which traces the nightclub life of Asian Americans from 1938 through World War II.  Told through the voices of three young women who meet at auditions, See talks about the real-life inspirations of the Chinese Ginger Rogers and others behind this novel that also addresses issues of racism and war.  She talks about her writing process and shares how the darkness of her previous novel “ Dreams of Joy,” a sequel to “Shanghai Girls,” helped propel her to write this very different story.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

18 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn.  Moira speaks with former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki and social media strategist Peg Fitzpatrick, authors of “The Art of Social Media – Power Tips for Power Users.” Then on BioTech Nation, it’s all about epigenetics. Science has learned what surrounds your DNA affects its function. Dr. K. John Morrow, Jr. is the author of “Cancer, Autism and their Epigenetic Roots.”
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin  USA Today had one headline, "50 Years Later, Selma Still Inspires," paired with another reading: "Why Ferguson Reports Changed No One's Mind." Somewhere in there is a way for the media to talk about the fight over voting rights and black people's access to basics of democracy as an ongoing story, not just a historical one. We'll talk about voting rights--then and now--with Deborah Vagins, senior legislative counsel at the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office. Also, you may think of the American Red Cross as the venerated deliverer of humanitarian services. Red Cross CEO and former marketing professor Gail McGovern calls it "a brand to die for." (She really said that.) Might the conflict between those visions account for some of the problems the organization had in the wake of Superstorm Sandy? A new investigation by ProPublica and NPR sheds light on that. We'll hear from its co-author, ProPublica's Justin Elliott.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

19 THURSDAY
4:00pm
Says You!  Set to the strains of accordion and polka, we could only be in Milwaukee, the lakeside jewel of the dairy state-brats and beer, cheese and wine.
5:00pm Town Square with Beth-Ann Kozlovich. 
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell  The Monarch Massacre  Some say Monarchs are the most beautiful of all butterflies, but they could end up on the endangered species list. Tatyana Lobova (Old Dominion University) is part of a national effort to rescue the beautiful creatures by planting milkweed plants, which they need for survival. Plus: It’s hard to have a conversation in a noisy room, so how do birds get their messages across in highly urbanized areas? David Luther (George Mason University) says not only are bird songs changing, but the beaks of city birds are actually growing longer! And: For a full month, students enrolled in the Wilderness Institute eat, breathe, and sleep their course. The ultimate test of their leadership and wilderness skills comes when their professor Anja Whittington (Radford University) leaves them to experience the final expedition on their own.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

20 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.  Last week, suspected murderer Robert Durst was arrested the day before an HBO film aired his apparent confession. On the Media examines the line between making great documentary and staying on the right side of the law. Plus, why you won't catch a Florida official using the term "climate change," and Wikipedia takes on the NSA.
6:30pm Left, Right & Center 
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow  Pianist Harold Mabern
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

21 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're looking at the world of wine tasting with an unusual guide, Hoby Wedler, the blind host of the Tasting in the Dark seminars at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Chef Daniel Patterson of San Franciscos famed Coi talks about his philosophy behind the vegetable emphasis on his menu, and we ask Modern Farmer's Sam Brasch if cactus could be the next kale. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 FREE - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  The Power of Music  (repeat)  Sure, music can move us, but it can also save our lives, transform people into a legends, and even knock down walls (maybe). This hour, we explore some of the outer edges of the power of music.
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. Our "Not My Job" guest is author Richard Price. Our panelists are Faith Salie, Mo Rocca, and Gabe Liedman.
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 
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  A special live edition of The Moth from Dublin, Ireland. A comedian must convince a court that a joke he told was funny, a shop worker in Ireland helps bring attention to South African apartheid, a young man stands up to his bullies with help from his mom, and man faces the death penalty for a crime he did not commit.
3:00pm Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael  Pianist Ehud Asherie
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

22 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 Dr. Alan Dienstag, clinical psychologist in private practice in New York. Alzheimer's disease has been described as "the great unlearning," but what does it reveal about the nature of human identity? What remains when memory unravels, and how might such insights help Alzheimer's sufferers themselves? Krista explores these questions with Dr. Dienstag. He's led support groups with early Alzheimer's patients, as well as a writing group he co-designed with the novelist Don DeLillo. He has observed the early stages of Alzheimer's as a time for giving memories away rather than losing them.
11:00am New Dimensions
  Opa! A Celebration of the Search for Meaning  The husband and wife team of Alex Pattakos, Ph. D. and Elaine Dundon teaches us that the search for meaning in life can be celebrated through thick times and thin. From the small villages in Greece, they’ve found that it is as simple as OPA!. Connecting with others, finding purpose, and maintaining a resilient attitude can help us through our search. They believe that happiness and now isn’t all there is. They are the co-authors of “The Opa! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work.” Program #3529.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  What Is Original?  Even the most original ideas are essentially remixes. When is copying flattery, when is it thievery, and when is it sheer genius? In this hour, TED speakers explore how sampling, borrowing, and riffing make all of us innovators.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama
4:00pm Fascinatin' Rhythm with Michael Lasser  Hearing That Song Again  Giving songs new life by making a ballad into a blues, a waltz into a rag. Popular songs keep remaking themselves.
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.  A winter rebroadcast with a hint of California warmth, originally from the San Diego Civic Theatre in February 2011. Sara and Sean Watkins perform "I'm a Memory," the United States Navy Band Southwest plays "The National Emblem March," and Jearlyn Steele sings "Tell Mama." In Lake Wobegon, Clint and Irene Bunsen celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary at the Moonlight Bay Supper Club.
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 “The Times,” “Nobody Cares,” and “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. She became known as the “White Negress” in England where she toured with fellow Motown artists. 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  Wire 

23 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. Conservationists and organized labor don't always have shared visions, but the recent oil refinery workers' strike saw union and environmental group members on the picket lines together demanding better health and safety protections. Also, how a determined citizen can take on a huge polluting corporation and win.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak. 
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg.  The heir-apparent to the Baskin-Robbins fortune tells how he shunned wealth as a young man, but earned it anyway as a best-selling author, only to lose his earnings in an investment scam, prompting a family crisis and a personal re-examination of what really matters.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

24 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves.  The experts from The People's Guide to Mexico offer tips for enjoying an independent road trip, where you can explore Mexico at your pace. We'll also get in on the frustrations many women face in Italy, when they try to break some very old gender stereotypes, and Rick checks in with listeners with travel tales from Sicily.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  In an Instant  “Small Fates,” by Teju Cole, performed by Blythe Danner and Jeffrey Wright “In the South,” by Salman Rushdie, performed by Michael Stuhlbarg. Guest host: Jane Kaczmarek.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  Carolyn Kizer: Past American Voice  Women's History Month continues with a tribute to the late Carolyn Kizer, the influential poet who died in October 2014. An unmistakable feminist, Kizer published nearly a dozen collections of poetry including the Pulitzer Prize winning collection “Yin” and her long time project “Pro Femina.” This episode is compiled from excerpts from two live readings in 1985 and 2000, as well as interviews from 1994 with Rebekah Presson and 1997 with fellow poet, Michelle Boisseau.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

25 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn. Moira speaks with UC Santa Barbara Neuroscience professor Michael Gazzaniga. He’s the author of “Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience.” 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.” She’ll discuss the UK’s plan to fight drug resistance.
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin  Is Venezuela really a threat to the security of the United States, as the White House has declared? If not, what can be the point of such a statement? We'll get an accounting about what seems to be threatening Washington from activist and author Alfredo Lopez, of May First/People Link. Also, "Coal is an outlaw enterprise," declared Robert Kennedy Jr. in a New York Times op-ed last December. Apart from that forceful opinion piece, though, you probably haven't seen very much about one of the most damaging -- to people and the environment -- aspects of that enterprise: mountaintop removal. After years of activism, are we about to see an end to that harmful process? We'll hear from Jeff Biggers, author of “Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland.”
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

26 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  Pedal Power  Call it affordable, sustainable transportation. Call it public health. Ralph Buehler (Virginia Tech), in his book City Cycling, emphasizes that bicycling shouldn’t be limited to those who are trained, fit, and daring enough to battle traffic on busy roads. Also featured: In an effort to curb pollution and congestion, cities across the U.S. have adopted bike share programs, and now colleges and universities are following suit. Eddie Hill and Bridget Nemeth started a bike share program on the campus of Old Dominion University, which offers free bikes to students. And: The electric bicycle, or e-bike, is growing in popularity and creating jobs. Jerry Franklin (Danville Community College) takes us on a spin through the world of e-bikes. Plus: Many runners today are taking off their shoes in favor of barefoot running. Silvia Blemker and Geoffrey Handsfield (University of Virginia) are mapping the muscles to learn how running barefoot compares to running with shoes.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

27 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.  Over the last 2,500 years, cancer has shifted from a disease in the shadows to one at the center of scientific research and public discussion. In the first of two special episodes, we dive deep into the way we talk about cancer: in the news, in the hospital, and in our private lives.
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). Rich Lowry (National Review) is on the Right. Emily Bazelon (New York Times Magazine, senior research fellow at Yale Law School, former Slate editor) is our special guest. Yet another proxy war begins in the Middle East as the U.S. supports Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen. Ted Cruz announces his run for president. Does he have a shot? Probably not, says our panel, but Emily says he could be a spoiler because he doesn't care if anyone likes him. Josh says Cruz promises conservatives things he knows he can't deliver, and Rich says his tax policy is just a slogan, but he could win in Iowa with it. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announces he will not seek re-election and endorses Sen. Charles Schumer as his successor.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow.  Clarinetist Pee Wee Russell is featured.
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

28 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're talking to journalist Tom Philpott of Mother Jones about the dark side of everyone's favorite nut, the almond. Jane and Michael Stern tell us about a Pennsylvania regional treasure, the zep, we meet an octogenarian monk in Canada who may be the end of the line for a traditional Canadian cheese, the Sioux Chef Sean Sherman tells us what it takes to replicate native American foods, and we go inside a vegetarian marriage with chef Sarah Copeland. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 FREE - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  3 Questions  What do the world's fastest runners, New York City's poop and quicksand have in common? Nothing! But in this episode, we ask why a small tribe in Kenyan is home of the world's fastest runners, what happens to New York City's poop after it's pooped, and why kids aren't afraid of quicksand anymore.
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. Our "Not My Job" guest is Matt Weiner, creator of Mad Men. Our panelists are Roxanne Roberts, Brian Babylon, and Moshe Kasher.
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  Need to Know Basis  Even when you're not trying to get one over on someone, it can be useful to keep the truth to yourself – or, conversely, to not know why people are lying to your face all the time. This week, we'll tell you the whole truth about not telling the whole truth, including the story of a guy who learned to lie for the first time in his life at age 29.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  Boy Soldier, Quarterback, Pick Up Lines and Peaches  A high school quarterback leaves Montana as a promising son and returns years later to reveal a shocking secret; a boy from Sierra Leone describes his transformation from innocent child to cold-hearted soldier; a teenage girl discovers how to control her errant parrot; and a construction worker discovers the up-side of his girlfriend’s one-year prison sentence. Hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Jenifer Hixson.
3:00pm Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael Saxophonist Harry Allen
4:00pm Brazilian Experience with Sandy Tsukiyama  Stringed Instruments (originally aired February 16 2013)
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow.  Catalonian pianist Tete Montoliu is featured.
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

29 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  Bruce Kramer died at home, surrounded by his wife Ev and other family and friends, on March 23, 2015, while we were producing this conversation for air. He created the The Dis Ease Diary, a blog about his life with ALS. His book, written together with Cathy Wurzer, is "We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying." He was the Dean of the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota until 2012. From the moment of his diagnosis, he began to write openly, deeply, and spiritually about his struggle to live while dying. His words hold abiding joy and beauty, and reveal an unexpected view inside this disease. When Krista met him, he was confined to a wheelchair, breathing with the help of a mask connected to a BiPap machine. She sat with him and his wife, Ev, at their home in suburban Minneapolis.
11:00am New Dimensions
  Discovering Your Creative Fire  As a creativity coach, Dr. Eric Maisel helps us to avoid getting stuck. He has learned to distinguish between everyday creativity and the creative identity. When one self-identifies with an art form, it involves a new level of responsibility and commitment. He reminds us that great work takes more than mere interest, it takes love. He is the author of “Life Purpose Boot Camp: The 8 Week Breakthrough Plan for Creating a Meaningful Life.” Program #3531.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  Press Play  Does something serious happen when we play? In this episode, TED speakers describe how all forms of amusement -- tossing a ball to video games -- can make us smarter, saner and more collaborative.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama
4:00pm Fascinatin' Rhythm with Michael Lasser  James Reese Europe  A bandleader and composer whose early death deprived jazz of one of its great anticipators.
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. A May 2013 rebroadcast from the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver play "Blue Train (Of the Heartbreak Line)," The U.S. Fleet Forces Band performs "The Klaxon," Robin and Linda Williams and Joe Newberry sing "Rocky Island," Rob Fisher and The DiGiallonardo Sisters perform "Jeepers Creepers," and Howard Levy joins The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band for "Rhumba Flamenca." In Lake Wobegon, Sarah Peterson worries her parents by becoming successful.
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  Men of Steel and Soul  We're bringing the blues from the clubs to the church. The Campbell Brothers, from Rochester, NY, are masters of sacred steel. With both pedal and lap steel guitars, they summon the spirit in voice and sound. We'll talk about growing up in the church and playing gospel blues on the guitar. Then, New Orleans bluesman Walter "Wolfman" Washington stops by the American Routes studio for a conversation about his life in the music and in the clubs around town.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  Recent Concept Projects

30 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. Evolution and climate science are political minefields for teachers in parts of America's Bible Belt where many Fundamentalists hold strict creationist views, but some dedicated educators take up the challenge and defend Darwin and data against biblical literalism. Also, what will record low snowfall in America's west mean for salmon and water supplies come the summer?
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak.  If the time comes, and you or a loved one is suffering and in pain, what can be done to help? Some states have legalized the ending of life with a physician’s help. How do you feel about it? We'll be talking about the medical considerations of death with dignity here in Hawai'i.
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg.  We examine the provocative ideas of Anthony de Mello, an Indian-born Catholic priest and philosopher, whose books have touched millions with a message drawn from many traditions to wake up from our day-to-day preoccupation with ego and worry.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

31 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves.  One of America's top experts on travel to Cuba discusses recent changes in the U-S embargo. Christopher P. Baker reports on the reaction to President Obama's announcement in the streets of Havana, and addresses common misconceptions over what it really means for Americans who want to visit Cuba, and we look at how the Semana Santa observances for the week leading up to Easter, are some of the biggest celebrations of the year in southern Spain.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  True Selves/Hidden Selves  “Reeling for the Empire” by Karen Russell, performed by Kaneza Schall. “The Dodo” by Ben Loory, performed by Andre Holland. “The Secretary” by Deborah Willis, performed by Arian Moayed. Guest host:  BD Wong.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  Alice Friman, the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year, discusses her life in poetics. She reads from her darkly humorous 2014 collection "The View from Saturn," as well as her earlier books "Vinculum" and "The Book of the Rotten Daughter." Friman reveals the importance of place and childhood in her writing as well as discusses her use of syntactical restraint as a means of writing about the most intimate aspects of her life.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley