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. 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.  We explore the remarkable popularity of an ancient poet, Jalaluddin Rumi, subject of PBS specials and a popular book stunningly illustrated by Michael Green, who shares his reflections on the provocative message in Rumi’s verse.
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.   Have you ever wanted to turn your kids into frequent travelers, but didn't think it would work?  Two moms share their tips, and enthusiasm, for globetrotting with your children. Find out how to make traveling abroad into a favorite family pastime, and hear how listeners have enjoyed exploring places like Iceland and Austria during the winter "off-season" for travel.
5:00pm
Selected Shorts  So You Want to Change the World?  “Homegirls on St. Nicholas Avenue,” by Sonia Sanchez, performed by Marsha Stephanie Blake; “Strike and Fade,” by Henry Dumas, performed by Francois Battiste; “Fenstad’s Mother,” by Charles Baxter; performed by Edie Falco. Guest host: Robert Sean Leonard.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  Understanding Others: Transformative Writers  We feature excerpts from six of our 2013 programs, highlighting the courage and strength of writers who use their gifts with the written word to understand and nurture their fellow man, including Bellwether Prize winner, Naomi Benaron; MacArthur Genius Edwidge Danticat; Winter's Bone author Daniel Woodrell; playwright Christina Anderson; National Book Award-winning poet Mark Doty; and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Richard Ford. They all display how literature can be a doorway to compassion.
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 Ruth Defries, Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University, a MacArthur Winner, and author of “The Big Ratchet – How Humanity Survives in the Face of Natural Crisis, A Biography Of An Ingenious Species”. Then on BioTech Nation, moving breakthrough science to viable medicines in many fields from colorectal cancer to antibiotics resistance. Moira speaks with Dr. Tom Gibbs, Director of DebioPharm from Lausanne, Switzerland. And on BioIssue of the Week with David Ewing Duncan, new data just in - the surprising differences in the costs of medical procedures from one town to the next.
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin  Obama's executive action on immigration has rightwing Republicans calling for impeachment, or at least censure, or at least defunding of any agencies involved in implementing it. So does that mean it's good? We'll hear from media maker and organizer Maegan Ortiz on what media's overwhelmingly inside the beltway framing leaves out. Also, fracking is often portrayed in the corporate media as many steps in the right direction: energy independence, job creation, not to mention homeowners striking it rich. But a new investigation in In These Times magazine shows that poverty and drilling go hand in hand. We'll talk to journalist Hannah Guzik about environmental racism and the fight to find out the public health risks associated with fracking.
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.  This week, we find out where we get some common phrases like ’skeletons in the closet.’ Then we return for a linguistic tussle with The Periodic Table of Elements.  And to cap it all off, we close with some ‘Working Titles.’ That- plus a pair of devilish word bluffs. Recorded April 20, 2013 at The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, VT, with musical performers The International Guitar duo of Loren and Mark.
5:00pm Town Square with Beth-Ann Kozlovich. 
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell  The Future of Higher Education  In May of 2012, Harvard and MIT announced a partnership to provide free courses to anyone, anywhere, sparking an intense debate about the future of a bricks and mortar education. We’ll share highlights from University of Mary Washington’s Open and Digital Learning Resources Conference, sponsored by the State Council for Higher Education, including a panel moderated by Jeffrey McClurken (University of Mary Washington) where experts weighed in on the future of higher education. Plus, we’ll talk with author Ron Berler, who spent a year inside an elementary school deemed “failing” by No Child Left Behind. His experience is chronicled in his book “Raising the Curve: A Year Inside One of America’s 45,000 Failing Public Schools.”
7:00pm BBC World Service

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

5 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.  Bob examines the conservative media’s response to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Also, the story of a woman who is fighting back against her internet trolls by contacting their parents.
6:30pm Left, Right & Center   Matt Miller 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. Protests continue around the country after a grand jury cleared a white police officer of a chokehold death. Bob asks "Are grand juries going to allow police officers to be held accountable?" Keli cites studies of racial bias and who is becoming a police officer. Rolling Stone is backing away from its story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia. Rich says that if the story is indeed true, then the fraternity should be prosecuted as a criminal gang. If not, the truth needs to come out. With threats of a government shutdown, Republican members of the House try to reverse President Obama's immigration action, to no avail. Matt recommends a documentary called A Small Section of the World about Costa Rican women who are coffee farmers.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
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. We dig into chef Marcus Samuelsson’s ethnic pantry. His latest book is “Marcus Off- Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home.” We look at the decline of traditional French cheese in France, we match junk food with wine for a lesson in wine pairing with Anthony Giglio and we talk to the duo who documented Cuban home cooking in their new book “The Cuban Table.” Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Where Am I? (repeat)  How does your brain keep track of your body? Stories of the mind-body link gone terribly wrong. We’ll puzzle through the mysteries of missing limbs and hear about a novel treatment involving optical illusions. Plus, the story of a butcher who suddenly lost his entire sense of touch, and we hear from pilots who suffer out-of-body experiences while flying fighter jets.
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 E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, and our panelists are Adam Felber, Faith Salie, and Mo Rocca.
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  Regrets, I’ve Had A Few  Every day we make mistakes, and most of the time we just ignore these failings and move forward. But every so often, there is one that makes us pause and take notice. This week, people struggling with those regrets — big and small — that take root and have to be dealt with.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour
  Prosthetics, Boot Camp, and Heartache  Double amputee Aimee Mullins chronicles her adventures with prosthetic legs as an athlete, actress, and artist; the mother of a bullied teen tells the story of his suicide; Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch stands up to his anti-Semitic platoon leader while in training for WWII; and three teenagers from Grace King High School in New Orleans share their stories on the theme Prejudice and Power. Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness, The Moth's Producing Director.
3:00pm
Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael  German Pianist Axel Swingenberger
4:00pm Brazilian Experience with Sandy Tsukiyama
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

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   Iconic and influential on-line innovator Seth Godin joins Krista for a rare, in-depth personal interview  on the art, the work, and the human possibility of our post-industrial connection economy. He writes Seth’s Blog, a daily riff on marketing, respect and the way ideas spread. He’s Founder and President of Squidoo.com, and he’s the author of many books on line and in print, including “Tribes,” “The Icarus Deception.” His new book is “What to Do When It's Your Turn.”
11:00am New Dimensions
Wisdom for A Global Tribe (repeat)  What are the practices that allow for wisdom to arise? Alan Briskin believes wisdom can emerge when individuals come together for a common purpose, even—or especially—when those individuals bring divergent viewpoints to the table. His powerful message offers a blueprint for how we can create working relationships that optimize our ability to act wisely and effectively. He’s the author of “ The Power of Collective Wisdom and the Trap of Collective Folly (co-authors, Sheryl Erickson, Tom Callanan, and John Ott)(Berrett-Koehler 2009). Program #3342.
12:00pm
TED Radio Hour  The Money Paradox (Rebroadcast)  How does money motivate, trick, satisfy and disappoint us? TED speakers share insights into our relationship with money.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday
 with Derrick Malama
4:00pm Applause in A Small Room
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. We're live from The Town Hall for our final New York show of the year, with special guests, Greenwich Village poet Edward Field, and pianist and writer Jeremy Denk. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; multi-instrumentalists Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan sit in with musical director Rich Dworsky and The 43rd Street Regulars (Chris Brown on drums, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and bassist Todd Parks); and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  The Indie Gramophone (repeat) Whether you’re spinning 45s, 78s, or LPs, you’ll discover gold in the vinyl this week. We check in with the record label dedicated to resurrecting lost sounds for the digital age, Dust-to-Digital. For some soul sides, we hear from Gabriel Roth, founder of Daptone Records, who's re-imaging classic soul with the band Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. We'll also talk to the man who got the Bossa Nova on record and started the Impulse label, jazz producer Creed Taylor. Then it's off to Ville Platte for a conversation with Cajun recordman Floyd Soileau of Swallow Records. Plus tunes to get the jukebox shaking!
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  New Old Time

8 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. Coal-fired electricity is under attack for its carbon and toxic pollution and its dangerous health effects, but coal interests are challenging EPA regulations, and the latest case has reached the Supreme Court. Also, moving rhinos out of a National Park in South Africa to try to save the species.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak.  Auto-immune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis can have profound effects on the body, and inadequate treatment early on can lead to misery later in life. Dr. Tracy Kurano, rheumatologist at Straub Clinic, will be in the studio to explain about these immune system issues and more.
6:30pm
Humankind with David Freudberg.  We visit the nation’s busiest trauma center (Univ. of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore) to hear how certain low-tech, natural health care techniques practiced there can greatly relieve stress for people in a severe crisis.
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.  A visit to Greece can be like a trip through a time machine.  Actress Joanna Lumley describes the memorable connections she made with people at the iconic sites of the ancient world. We'll also look at the traditions that get the holiday season underway in the Netherlands and Sweden, and we'll consider how easy it is to enjoy the grandeur of great churches and cathedrals all over Europe, no matter what you believe.
5:00pm
Selected Shorts  Love Songs?  “I Love Girl,” by Simon Rich; performed by Michael Ian Black; “When We Lived Together In the Belly of a Whale, Some Nights Were Perfect,” by Mara  Sternberg, performed by BD Wong; “Jubilation, Florida,” by N.M Kelby, performed by Amy Ryan. Guest host: Robert Sean Leonard.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  At just twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed made the impulsive decision to trek the 1100 mile Pacific Crest Trail, alone, and without any previous experience.  Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail took over twenty years to write and has since been selected by Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 and released as a film by Reese Witherspoon’s production company. Strayed reads from this memoir and also talks about her 2006 novel Torch and her 2012 book Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection featuring her “Dear Sugar” advice columns.
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.   Moira speaks with ESPN investigative journalist Mark Fainaru-Wada, the author of “League of Denial … The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth,” the subject of a PBS Frontline documentary. Then on BioTech Nation, progress for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with Chris Garabedian, the CEO of Surepta Therapeutics. And on Bio Issue of the Week with David Ewing Duncan, it's possible to beam me up, Scotty – only this time it’s your DNA.
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa.   It's that time of year again! We'll take stock of some of the latest gadgets to hit the market, just in time for the holidays. We’ll chat with a couple of gadget geeks who will share their favorite stocking stuffers, and we’ll take your calls for help in building your technology shopping list.
6:30pm CounterSpin
  A Rolling Stone account of a shocking gang-rape at the University of Virginia got wide attention in the media for shining a spotlight on campus sexual assaults, but now critics are saying the magazine's approach was flawed, and some wonder if the whole thing is a hoax. Investigative reporter Lindsay Beyerstein joins us to talk about the piece and what the critics are missing. Also, 30 years ago, a gas leak at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, killed thousands of people and injured tens of thousands more, but if you think of Bhopal as a tragedy from the '80s, you're missing the point-it was a crime and it's far from over. We'll talk with Amitabh Pal of the Progressive about the ongoing disaster of Bhopal.
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. This week, find out the derivation of such common phrases as ’botched up’.  Then, it’s a word-chain round of ‘Middle Fiddlin.’  And, to top it all off, we close with a round of ‘Famous Pairs.’ All that, plus a pair of word bluffs. Recorded April 20, 2013 at The Bellows Falls Opera House in Bellows Falls, VT, with musical performers The Crunchy Western Boys.
5:00pm Town Square
 with Beth-Ann Kozlovich. 
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell   Reading the Founding Fathers’ Mail  More than 30 people who spent the last three years immersed in thousands of letters written by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Abigail Adams, and James Madison, are experiencing a sense of loss and sorrow now that the massive project to proofread the letters and make them available online has come to a close. Join us as Bill Kissell, Donna Carty, and Dena Radley share favorite letters that reveal the fascinating inner lives of the founders. Also: Project Director Sue Perdue (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities) and Kathleen Williams (National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives) describe the scope of this remarkable project of the National Archives called Founders Online. (founders.archives.gov)
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

12 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 report on-the-ground from Liberia. Brooke takes a deep dive into a country where Ebola figures into every issue - from politics to press freedom - in ways both painful and profound.
6:30pm Left, Right & Center  Matt Miller moderates from the Center. On the Left, Robert Scheer (Editor-in-Chief, TruthDig-dot-com). Rich Lowry (National Review) is on the Right. Farai Chideya (former NPR host, Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute) is our special guest. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on torture has Washington pointing fingers. Bob said the report calls into question if there are "inalienable rights that human beings have by virtue of being human." Rich blames the process by which the report was created -- "Is it that hard to get Mike Hayden's phone number and talk to him?" Farai regrets that "We're in the holiday season, and the idea of embracing humanity is being crushed by this report." Congress struggles with the year-end omnibus spending bill.
7:00pm BBC World Service

8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow.   From June 18, 1998, an interview with guitarist Frank Vignola.
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. We talk to London’s culinary sensations Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi about their book “Ottolenghi: The Cookbook,” we look at honey varietals with Marina Marchese, author of “The Honey Connoisseur,” and Melissa Clark talks to Improvised Life’s Sally Schneider about gifts for the cook in your life. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Inheritance  (repeat)  Once a kid is born, their genetic fate is pretty much sealed. Or is it? This hour, we put nature and nurture on a collision course and discover how outside forces can find a way inside us, shaping not just our hearts and minds, but the basic biological blueprint that we pass on to future generations.
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 actor Sir Patrick Stewart. Our panelists are Charlie Pierce, Shelby Fero, and Tom Bodett.
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  Wait-Do You Have the Map?  Stories about people feeling lost and trying to figure out how to move ahead: two brothers take a doomed road trip through Mexico, and a couple from radically different  backgrounds draw up a contract for their unlikely romance.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour 
Family, Friendship, and Mother Nature  A woman finds an unexpected new family when she adopts a son, a bad soldier learns to write from personal loss, and a man is working at a nuclear power plant when disaster strikes. This hour is hosted by The Moth’s Senior Producer, Meg Bowles.
3:00pm Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael  Lyricist Richard Maltby Jr.
4:00pm Brazilian Experience with Sandy Tsukiyama
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow.  A 2001 interview with pianist Hal Galper.
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  Krista's guest is Joy Ladin, Gottesman Professor of English at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University in New York. Her memoir is called “Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders.” She’s also the author of five collections of poetry. For as far back as she can remember, Joy Ladin says her body didn’t match her soul. Her story sheds unusual light on how gender shapes the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves. Six years ago, in her mid-forties, Joy transitioned from male to female identity. She became the first openly transgender professor at an Orthodox Jewish institution. Joy Ladin unsparingly admits the pain this caused for people and institutions she loved. And it was an incremental, imperfect process. Hormones transformed her appearance though not her mid-life vocal cords. Still, she knows what it is to move through the world with the assumed authority of a man, and the assumed vulnerability of a woman. We take in what she’s learned about gender and the very syntax of being.
11:00am New Dimensions
   Four Keys for Thriving in Chaotic Times  This is an edited talk that Justine Willis Toms gave in the summer of 2014. She includes the four keys to thriving in chaotic times and compares this time to that of a caterpillar inside the cocoon where it liquefies and the imaginal cells begin to coalesce, soon to emerge as a butterfly. She suggests that we are the imaginal cells of the changing of an age. Justine Willis Toms is the author of “True Work: Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do” (Michael Toms) (Harmony Books 1999) and “Small Pleasures: Finding Grace in a Chaotic World” (Hampton Roads 2008). Program #3522.
12:00pm
TED Radio Hour  Courage  What does it mean to be courageous? Is it an automatic response or a conscious choice? TED speakers examine the nature of courage and what it takes to risk everything to do the right thing.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday
 with Derrick Malama
4:00pm Applause in A Small Room
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.  We're live from our home base, the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with special guests, roadhouse R&B partiers the Marcia Ball Band, soprano Maria Jette, and cellist Sally Dorer. Plus: the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, and Fred Newman; pianist and musical director Richard Dworsky with Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and guitarist Dean Magraw; and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  Philly Soul Folks & Louisiana Swamp Pop: John Oates & Johnnie Allan 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 fro  m 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 Grass Revival Live

15 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth
with Steve Curwood. Gridlock on Capitol Hill has meant the Obama Administration has relied on regulation to enact environmental policy. Now Republican state Attorneys General, backed by fossil fuel companies, are suing to roll back those rules. Also, an alternative to the cut holiday tree that drops needles all over your home – renting a living pine or fir.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak.  In Hawai‘i we get to play in the sun year round…but what lurks in those UV rays can be the start of melanoma and other skin cancers. Our panel of experts compares notes on what you need to know.
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg.  We hear from medical students, who voice concerns about the pace and financial concerns impacting health care, and who strive for warmer rapport with patients and a greater emphasis on preventing illness in the first place.
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.  We hear about a view that's "out of this world."  Commander Chris Hadfield describes what the photos he took of mother earth revealed, from 250 miles away in the International Space Station. We also explore how the Roman and pre-historic worlds are within reach, when you dig a little beneath the surface in Britain, and listeners share the highlights of their travels in the Holy Land.
5:00pm Selected Shorts Bad Boy: Celebrating Hunter S. Thompson  “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Part One, Chapter 1,” by Hunter S. Thompson; performed by Alec Baldwin; “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Part One, Chapter 3,” by Hunter S. Thompson; performed by Anthony Rapp; “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Part One, Chapter 10,” by Hunter S. Thompson; performed by Michael Imperioli. Including comments by Thompson’s friends, colleagues, and literary heirs—Terry McDonell, Chuck Klosterman, Matt Taibbi. Guest host: Stephen Colbert.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air 
Thomas Fox Averill lets his varied interests and research guide his writing. His 2001 novel “Secrets of the Tsil Café” heavily featured southwestern cuisine, while the 2003 “The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson” explores his Scottish ancestry, and his 2011 novel “Rode” is based on Jimmy Driftwood's country song "Tennessee Stud." Now, his 2014 novel “A Carol Dickens Christmas” weaves the influences of Charles Dickens and Victorian cooking into a story about a Topeka, Kansas family during a chaotic holiday season. Averill reads from this and talks about a new long essay published in New Letters magazine.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

17 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn.  Moira speaks with Tom Standage, author of "Writing on the Wall: Social Media, The First 2,000 Years" and The Economist's Digital Editor, about the centuries-old tradition of Social Media. Then, on BioIssue of the Week with David Ewing Duncan, it's all about "rare science."
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa.  We’ll talk about cyber security, and how some of Hawaii’s leading businesses are protecting themselves. We’ll also find out what steps need to be taken to keep our personal information secure, and keep our networks resilient.
6:30pm CounterSpin  It's hard to think of a time when a free press is more necessary than when the public needs to know about crimes committed in our name. So the release of a Senate report on CIA torture is a test for US media. We'll talk about the report and the media response with Baher Azmy, legal director at the Center for Constitutional Rights. Also, Ashton Carter will likely be the next secretary of Defense. Press coverage tells us he's a Rhodes Scholar, a physicist and an "uber wonk." But else should we know about him, and what does his selection mean for US military policy? Author and military analyst Mel Goodman will join us to discuss that.
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. This week, a confusing, obscure and challenging round of Odd Man Out.  Then, find out what went wrong with ‘The Diet of Worms.’  Finally a quotable round of Says Who. Recorded April 20, 2013 at The Bellows Falls Opera House in Bellows Falls, VT, with musical performers The Crunchy Western Boys.
5:00pm Town Square
 with Beth-Ann Kozlovich.  Another run at a difficult conversation: race and justice in America - and in Hawaii. Our panel looks at a new study now underway to measure conscious bias. It's a project of UH law professor Justin Levinson. He and other guests consider what few of us want to imagine: that we all may hold some deep-seated prejudice.
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnellGive War and Peace a Chance  January 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Andrew Kaufman’s (University of Virginia) book Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times says that Tolstoy’s masterpiece is more relevant to readers now than ever. Plus: Gone With the Wind, The Patriot, Born on the Fourth of July—some of America’s most important historical moments have been shown through film. Historian Jeffrey McClurken (University of Mary Washington) says while these movies often get the facts wrong, there’s history to be learned from the way the stories are told.
7:00pm BBC World Service

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

19 FRIDAY
4:00pm Inside Europe  
From Deutsche Welle Radio, this weekly program provides listeners with the latest developments in Europe as a network of staff and freelance correspondents look beyond the headlines to provide analysis, background and color to make the European story relevant for American listeners. 
5:00pm On the Media  with Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone.  Engaging conversation, insightful commentaries, illuminating reports, and listener calls explore how information, news gathering, and the variety of media available today affect our culture.
6:30pm Left, Right & Center  Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality. This weekly "love-hate relationship of the air" features the most insightful news analysts anywhere.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

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. Noelle Carter talks to chef Sean Brock about his new book “Heritage,” Faith Durand from The Kitchn takes on holiday appetizers, and artist David Ligare explains the relationship between food and gratitude in the ancient world. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Galapagos (repeat)  The Galapagos archipelago is the place that inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection. 179 years later, the Galapagos are undergoing rapid changes that continue to pose -- and possibly answer -- critical questions about the fragility and resilience of life on Earth. Is it inevitable that even our most sacred natural landscapes will eventually get swallowed up by humans? And just how far are we willing to go to stop that from happening?
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  Lights, Camera, Christmas  This holiday season we bring you a show filled with stories of people going to great lengths to throw a special Christmas for their families.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  Holiday Special 2014: Monkeys, Megachurches, and First Elves  A special holiday edition of The Moth Radio Hour: Simon Doonan encounters challenges when called on to decorate the White House for Christmas, a man is hesitant to work with a ‘Hollywood’ style church in his neighborhood, a Jewish girl meets Santa, and a boy thinks his dreams have finally come true when he gets an exotic pet. This hour is hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.
3:00pm Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael  Vocalist Marilyn Maye 
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  Krista's guest is Fr. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor-at-large of America Magazine. His new book is "Jesus: A Pilgrimage." He's also the author of "The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything," and "Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor and Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life."
11:00am New Dimensions
  The Healing Power of Writing Your Memoir  Author and writing teacher Peterson shares her experience of writing her own memoirs and the process of creating a meaningful and compelling story. We learn how to overcome some of the common challenges such as where to start and how to make peace with our inner critic. She explains the meaning of memoir and believes everyone has a story that needs to be told. She’s the author of “Your Life is a Book: How to Craft & Publish Your Memoir” (co-author Sarah Jane Freymann) (Sasquatch Books 2014). Program #3520.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  Compassion  It’s considered a universal virtue, but is it innate or taught? Have we lost touch with it, and can we become better at it? TED speakers explore compassion, its roots, its meaning and its future.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday
 with Derrick Malama
4:00pm Applause in A Small Room
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.  It's our final live broadcast of 2014, from the Fitzgerald Theater on Exchange Street in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with our house choir, the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, and vocalists Heather Masse and Lynn Peterson. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; pianist and musical director Richard Dworsky with Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle and guitarist Dean Magraw; and the latest News from Lake Wobegon. Tune in on your local public radio station or watch the show live at prairiehome.org!
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  A Grateful Journey: Kris Kristofferson (repeat) A conversation with a man of many talents: songwriter, actor, boxer, military man, among many titles, Kris Kristofferson, reflecting on his life in music, his songwriting craft, and the nature of gratitude for his life’s adventures, as expressed in his recent album, Feeling Mortal.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  Bethlehem 

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.  One-hundred years later, we recall the remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914 that spontaneously occurred – contrary to orders – among opposing troops in the frozen WW1 battlefield of Flanders, Belgium.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Special! Paul Winter's 34th Winter Solstice Celebration  Celebrate the return of the sun and the warming of the heart. On the darkest night of the year, we head back to New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine to hear The Paul Winter Consort and the glorious Cathedral Pipe Organ. The performance brings traditional holiday favorites and new sounds from around the world with special guests Ivan Lins and Renato Braz. Hosted by John Schaefer.

23 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves.   In Europe, Santa Claus has some rather interesting relatives.  We get acquainted with such characters as Baba Noël, Grandfather Frost, Saint Nicholas, Krampus, and even Sammi Claus and Schmutzli. Friends from Madrid, Rome, London and Lisbon tell us about their cities’ traditions for the Christmas season, and we’ll hear how the holidays are celebrated in Bulgaria, the Alps of Switzerland and Austria, and in the Low Countries.
5:00pm
Selected Shorts  Ho, Ho, Huh?  Selected Shorts’ Christmas Special  “The H Street Sledding Record,” by Ron Carlson, performed by Keith Szarabajka; “Christmas Morning,” by Frank O’Connor, performed by Malachy McCourt; “Occurrence on the Six Seventeen,” George Shephard, performed by Tony Roberts; “Christmas in Qatar” (poem), by Calvin Trillin, performed by Calvin Trillin. Guest host: Jane Kaczmarek.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  We honor the life of poet Mark Strand, who passed away on November 29, 2014 at the age of 80. This 2004 recording features the former U.S. Poet Laureate and MacArthur "genius" in conversation with New Letters editor Robert Stewart. With wit and style, Mark Strand talks about his life in letters, the dark humor of his poetry, and his refusal to speak his native French language. He reads from several of his books including his 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winner “A Blizzard of One” and his 2006 collection “Man and Camel.”
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
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  Bringing Back the Chestnut  Most of the chestnuts roasting on open fires this winter are from Europe or Asia, not America. In the early 1900s, American chestnut trees from Maine to Georgia were largely wiped out by blight. Heather Griscom (James Madison University) is helping to restore American chestnut trees and joins us for a sampling of holiday chestnut treats. Plus: What’s Christmas without a little organ music? With Good Reason producer Kelley Libby visits one of the oldest working organs in America and brings us a private recital by Tom Marshall (William and Mary).
7:00pm BBC World Service

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

26 FRIDAY
4:00pm Inside Europe  
From Deutsche Welle Radio, this weekly program provides listeners with the latest developments in Europe as a network of staff and freelance correspondents look beyond the headlines to provide analysis, background and color to make the European story relevant for American listeners. 
5:00pm On the Media  with Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone.  Engaging conversation, insightful commentaries, illuminating reports, and listener calls explore how information, news gathering, and the variety of media available today affect our culture.
6:30pm Left, Right & Center  Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality. This weekly "love-hate relationship of the air" features the most insightful news analysts anywhere.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

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 talking about the Christmas goose with Hank Shaw, author of “Duck, Duck, Goose,” master baker Alice Medrich takes on chocolate with her book “Seriously Bitter Sweet,” Jane and Michael Stern bring us the best in holiday pies, and Modernist Cuisine’s Nathan Myhrvold tells us what it takes to make the best food photos. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab 
11:00am Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me  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  Wake Up Now  There's a company, maybe it's a movement, called Wake-Up Now. People all across the country are signing up to become a part of this thing that some people say has transformed their lives. This week, we look at people trying to agitate for change. Including the story of a TV show so radical and edgy that it's hard to tell what the creators of the show were even trying to achieve.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour
3:00pm Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael
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
11:00am New Dimensions
  The Windless Calm of Tea  Americans are abandoning soft drinks and becoming tea drinkers. It has the ability to mellow us out as well as energize and exhilarate us. James Norwood Pratt is a tour de force on the subject of tea. Let yourself be amazed by the history of tea, how it is harvested, the best way to brew it, and how it lubricates many social activities. He’s the author of “The Ultimate Tea Lover’s Treasury” (Sevan Shah and Ravi Sutodia for Tea Society 2011). Program #3516.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  Memory Games (Rebroadcast)  Memory is malleable, dynamic and elusive. When we tap into our memories, where’s the line between fact and fiction? TED speakers discuss how a nimble memory can improve your life, and how a frail one might ruin someone else's.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama
4:00pm Applause in A Small Room
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  The Sonic Journey of Alan Lomax: Recording America and the World (repeat)  We follow the journeys made by folklorist Alan Lomax as he documented the diversity of the traditional music of America, in the face of what he felt was the increased threat by popular “monoculture.”  We’ll look into Lomax’s work as a sound recordist, cultural theorist, radio host and above all, shaper of 20th century pop culture through his discoveries.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  October, November & December 1974 

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.  We consider recent trends in charity and philanthropy, and examine the annoyance experienced by many contributors – large and small – who are flooded with donation requests from worthy organizations.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

30 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel
with Rick Steves. 
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Family and Friends:  James Joyce’s The Dead, Part 1  “The Dead,” by James Joyce.  Part 1 performed by Cynthia Nixon. Guest host: Cynthia Nixon.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air 
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm
Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

31 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation
with Dr. Moira Gunn. 
5:00pm Bytemarks Café 
with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz  A special four-hour New Year's Eve Show!