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HPR-2 Program Listings - June 2016

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 WEDNESDAY


4:00pm Tech Nation with Dr. Moira Gunn. Continuing our Summer Archive Series, Moira speaks with John Markoff, New York Times journalist, and the author of “Machines of Loving Grace … The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots.” Then on BioTech Nation, Stan Erck, President & CEO of NovaVax, talks about a new vaccine for RSV in the elderly, as well as in pregnant mothers. Later, we hear about precision cancer monitoring – from diagnosis to determining the cancer treatment worked, and then one company’s approach to cystic fibrosis and their further work several rare auto-immune diseases.
5:00pm Bytemarks Café with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin with Janine Jackson.  CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin is unlike any other show on the dial. CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news’ narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.
7:00pm Invisibilia  Fearless  Co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller explore what would happen if you could disappear fear. A group of scientists believe that people no longer need fear — at least not the kind we live with — to navigate the modern world. We'll hear about the striking (and rare) case of a woman with no fear. The second half of the show explores how the rest of us might "turn off" fear.
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

2 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 Innocence Project  Deirdre Enright (University of Virginia) is best known to fans of the super-popular podcast Serial as the legal sleuth questioning the guilt of convicted murderer Adnan Syed. As director of the University of Virginia's Innocence Project, Enright has a front- row view of failures in our judicial system, from underpaid and inept lawyers to over-eager and biased police officers. Plus: Steve Helvin was a district court judge for 21 years. He says that incorrect rulings probably happen more than you expect and the court system should be ready to reverse bad decisions.
7:00pm Freakonomics Radio  with Stephen J. Dubner. We hear how a small soccer team in England went from perennial losers to winning the Premier League Championships, in an underdog story that beat 5,000 to 1 odds. Find out what this win means for the future of soccer in England, plus why Americans don’t love soccer— yet.
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

3 FRIDAY
4:00pm Studio 360  with Kurt Andersen. In this week’s special fashion episode, Kurt gets some style advice from the industry’s most quotable observer, Simon Doonan. We take a look at how World War I shaped New York Fashion Week. Plus, Isabel Toledo became an internationally recognized designer after dressing Michelle Obama for her first Inauguration. We take a peek inside her studio.
5:00pm On the Media  with Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone.  A baby born in New Jersey with Zika-related birth defects has brought the virus home for many Americans. We examine the conspiracy theories fueled by Zika panic, and what can be done to combat them. Plus, the life and death of a journalist who changed how the nation understood AIDS.
6:30pm Left, Right & Center  Hillary Goes for the Kill  Josh Barro (Senior Editor at Business Insider) moderates from the Center. Rich Lowry (National Review) is on the Right.  On the Left is Robert Scheer (Editor-in-Chief, TruthDig-dot-com). Our special guest is Joan Walsh (national affairs correspondent at The Nation and MSNBC political analyst).
7:00pm The New Yorker Radio Hour  with David Remnick.  In 2014, the New Yorker staff writer Jennifer Gonnerman wrote about Kalief Browder, a teen-ager from the Bronx who spent three years jailed at Rikers Island without ever being convicted of a crime. After his release, Browder committed suicide. In excerpts from Gonnerman’s interviews with him, he speaks candidly about the psychological toll of solitary confinement, and what it meant to have the criminal-justice system take away years of his life. Also, the Public Theatre’s artistic director, Oskar Eustis, tells David Remnick why “Hamilton” will have a real impact on America’s debate on immigration, and the New Yorker’s theatre critic, Hilton Als, speaks with the actress Michelle Williams. Lastly, we reveal the real answer to the question “Can my dog say hi?”
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

4 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 the eating strategies of the world’s healthiest people with Dan Buettner, author of “The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People.” We look at the past, present and future of the most popular fruit, the banana, with Nicole Vitello and chef Rick Bayless gives us a lesson in the Mexican way with vegetables. His latest book is “More Mexican Everyday.” Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Escape! (rebroadcast)  The walls are closing in, you've got no way out... and then, suddenly, you escape! This hour, stories about traps, getaways, perpetual cycles, and staggering breakthroughs.
11:00am Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me  Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Bill Kurtis is official judge and scorekeeper. This week, we head into summer by playing some recent interviews with famous musicians.
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  Mind Games 2016  An improv group decides that members of an unknown band playing their first New York gig ought to think they're a smash hit. So they study the band's music and then crowd the performance, pretending to be hard-core fans. Plus other stories about the tricks your mind can play on you.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  True Stories Told Live
3:00pm The Dinner Party Download  Master thespian Sir Ian McKellen with etiquette advice and real talk about his least favorite co-stars… supermodel Cindy Crawford recalls her photo shoot with a 40-pound python… Investigative journalist Christine Haughney on why in wine, there’s not always truth… Will Toledo — of lo-fi indie rock band Car Seat Headrest — DJs your laid-back dinner party… filmmaker Kent Jones on his new Hitchcock doc… Plus, Ann Friedman on pigeon doctors, a history of the Pokemon Shockwave of 1997, a kid show-inspired cocktail, and more!
4:00pm Brazilian Experience with Sandy Tsukiyama
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

5 SUNDAY
12:00am Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan
2:00am Blues before Sunrise with Steve Cushing
5:00am Weekend Edition  NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine covering hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
10:00am Krista Tippett On Being  A public civil conversation on capitalism and moral evolution at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Jonathan Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His books include “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion,” and forthcoming in 2017, “Three Stories about Capitalism: The moral psychology of economic life.” Melvin Konner is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University. His books include “The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit” and “The Evolution of Childhood.”
11:00am New Dimensions  with Justine Toms  Peace: The Real Game-Changer  James O’Dea has been on the front line of peace building and shares with us practical, insightful, and inspiring messages of peace. He tells us that peace is not passive; it is a dynamic force moving across the planet. This conversation includes the spiritual and scientific dimensions of peace building. He’s the author of “Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st-Century Peace Ambassador.” Program #3442.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  Misconceptions (rebroadcast) There are some truths that we believe in wholeheartedly -- but what if we’re completely wrong? Once we separate fact from fiction, how do our perceptions change?  In this hour, TED speakers move beyond conventional wisdom to reveal complex realities about what we think we know to be true.
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 comfortably air-conditioned Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder bring the bluegrass melodies and lightning-fast picking, and Christine DiGiallonardo joins us to sing a few duets with the host and add her voice to our acting company. Plus: that Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Georgia's own Fred Newman; pianist and music director Rich Dworsky steers the house band (drummer Bernie Dresel, Larry Kohut on bass, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and Chris Siebold on guitar) through steamy Southern songs; and an update from the holiday week in Lake Wobegon.  (Beginning October, 2016, musician extraordinaire Chris Thile will take over for Garrison Keillor as the new host of A Prairie Home Companion. Chris' wide range of musical taste, paired with his vast network of famous and talented friends, will draw new, diverse talent to public radio.)
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  Creole Eyes and Classical Ears: Tom McDermott and Van Dyke Parks (repeat)  Conversation with and music from Van Dyke Parks, an eclectic, popular classicist known as a composer and keyboardist, arranger and producer, with a great love of calypso and Hawaiian cowboy music. The man behind the curtain for so many artists, the Hollywood-based Parks is well-regarded for writing and studio work with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, Ry Cooder, Lowell George and Randy Newman, among many. He recently became a fan of pianist Tom McDermott, a St. Louis-born, New Orleans-dwelling and Brazilian-influenced vernacular virtuoso. Parks thought enough of McDermott's recorded repertoire to collect and reissue some of it as Bamboula--so named for the composition by the mutually-admired New Orleans 19th century pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Tom McDermott, also a fan of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair and James Booker, plays in his parlor for us.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  Rides, A-L

6 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth with Steve Curwood. The band of boreal forests circling high northern latitudes though Canada, Scandinavia and Russia is increasingly at risk from wildfires as the globe warms. Forestry managers say new areas must be cleared of vegetation to protect communities against devastating blazes such as the recent one in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Also, US National Parks are adapting to the new reality of changing weather and climate to manage these beloved icons.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak. Many modern medications trace their roots to plants, but we have yet to fully tap into all the potential nature has to offer. We’ll talk with a naturopathic physician about how different approaches to medicine can work together to improve overall care.
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg. Best-selling author David Allen explores how a person's optimistic (or pessimistic) frame of mind can become a powerful "self-fulfilling prophecy" setting the stage for real-life experiences.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

7 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel with Rick Steves. Chris Morgan, the producer of "Bear Trek", tells us what he found about the bears and wolves in Romania, Scotland, and the Alps, and efforts to "re-wild" the open spaces of Europe. Also, tour guides take listener calls to help plan summer vacations to the far-flung corners of Greece and France.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Finding Yourself  “The Lone Pilgrim,” by Laurie Colwin, performed by Hope Davis; “The Night Bookmobile,” by Audrey Niffenegger, performed by Christina Pickles. Guest host: Jane Kaczmarek.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  From his first novel, PRAGUE, which became an acclaimed best-seller in 2002, to his fifth novel, THE TRAGEDY OF ARTHUR, Arthur Phillips has been writing widely varied novels about subjects that naturally pique his interest. In this interview at the Kansas City Public Library, Phillips discusses his faux memoir about the discovery of a lost Shakespeare play and the challenges of writing in William Shakespeare’s voice and weaving metafictional elements into this novel, which features a main character named Arthur Phillips.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

8 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation with Dr. Moira Gunn. From our Summer Archive Series, Moira speaks with Dr. Marshall Summar, Division Chief at the Genetics and Metabolism Children’s National Medical Center, and Jim Powers, Chairman and CEO of Hemoshear Therapeutics in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hemoshear and Children’s National are collaborating on investigating the genetics of a liver. Also, a talk with Darren Cunningham, CEO of Inflection Biosciences, a Dublin, Ireland, start-up that didn’t start with science – it started with a checklist.
5:00pm Bytemarks Café with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. We’ll talk to investors in the Hawaii startup scene to get the pulse of our Startup Paradise. We’ll find out what investor dollars are being spent on, the amount of deal flow and what tech companies to watch.
6:30pm CounterSpin with Janine Jackson.  CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin is unlike any other show on the dial. CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news’ narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.
7:00pm Invisibilia  How to Become Batman  Alix and Lulu examine the surprising effect that our expectations can have on the people around us. You'll hear how people's expectations can influence how well a rat runs a maze. Plus, the story of a man who is blind and says expectations have helped him see. Yes. See. This journey is not without skeptics.
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

9 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. Young women heading into post-college life may find a different world from what their moms experienced…but is it better? We’ll consider reality of the roles women see in media - and the effect on the workplace, at home and in leadership.
6:30pm With Good Reason with Sarah McConnell  Medical Care from Anywhere  Telemedicine may seem like a cold replacement for visits to your doctor. But Karen Rheuban and David Gordon (University of Virginia) say it's a tool that may actually deepen the relationship between specialists and patients in rural locations and around the world. Also:  Imagine diagnosing diabetes before it has a chance to ravage the body. Bjorn Ludwar (Longwood University) has developed a way to analyze fingerprints as early as 17 weeks after birth, to determine who is at risk for the disease that affects millions of Americans.
7:00pm Freakonomics Radio  with Stephen J. Dubner. We explore the myth that we follow the news because it makes us better people. Stephen speaks with former New York Times editor Jill Abramson about whether we actually listen, read, and watch the news just for entertainment.
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

10 FRIDAY
4:00pm Studio 360  with Kurt Andersen.  Comedian Maria Bamford is primed for a well-deserved breakthrough with her new show, “Lady Dynamite.” Also, we get a live performance from Fantastic Negrito, who sings about hot-button issues like race and gentrification. And we find out what it really takes to get tickets to “Hamilton.”
5:00pm On the Media  with Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone.  The Associated Press declared Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee BEFORE primary voters headed to the polls on Tuesday. We ask the executive editor of the AP about the ethics of calling a race before it’s over. Plus, CNN’s Jake Tapper on the challenges of interviewing Donald Trump.
6:30pm Left, Right & Center  Endorsements Roll in for Clinton and Out for Trump  Will the parties rally behind their candidates? Josh Barro (Senior Editor at Business Insider) moderates from the Center. Rich Lowry (National Review) is on the Right. On the Left is Stephanie Cutter (Democratic strategist, Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager 2012). Our special guest is Leon Krauze (anchor for Univision's KMEX in LA).
7:00pm The New Yorker Radio Hour  with David Remnick.  When it comes to the war on terror, bomb-sniffing dogs are essential companions. When it comes to your sex life, no animal provides blissful privacy like a cat. So which is the superior domesticated animal? In this episode, the canine partisans Adam Gopnik and Malcolm Gladwell duke it out with the feline lovers Ariel Levy and Anthony Lane to settle the debate once and for all. Also, Lauren Collins talks with the British actor Damian Lewis about playing the part of an American on “Homeland” and “Billions,” and the late architect Zaha Hadid speaks with John Seabrook about her early life.
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow.  Swing trombonist Dickie Wells is featured.
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

11 SATURDAY
12:00am Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley
5:00am Weekend Edition  NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine covering hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
9:00am The Splendid Table with Lynne Rossetto Kasper. Guest host David Leite talks to Augusten Burroughs about finally embracing cooking. His newest memoir is “Lust and Wonder.” We take on pie making with blogger Kate McDermott and her new book The Art of the Pie, and we look at putting up Italian style with Domenica Marchetti author of “Preserving Italy.” Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Morality  (rebroadcast)  Where does our sense of right and wrong come from? We watch chimps at a primate research center sharing blackberries, observe 3-year-olds fighting over toys, and tour Eastern State Penitentiary -- the country's first penitentiary. Plus, a story of land grabbing, indentured servitude, and slumlording in the fourth grade.
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” guests this week are Chris Wink and Phil Stanton of Blue Man Group. Our panelists are Peter Grosz, Faith Salie, and Brian Babylon.
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  Birds & Bees  Some information is so big and so complicated that it seems impossible to talk to kids about. This week, stories about the vague and not-so-vague ways to teach children about race, death and sex - including a story about colleges responding to sexual assault by trying to teach students how to ask for consent. Also, a story about how and when to teach kids about the horrors of slavery and oppression in America.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  Mets, McDonalds, and a White House Secret  Secrets of a speech writer in the White House, stories from Shea Stadium and the Bronx, and a first time Dad becomes an overnight celebrity when he writes a children's book -- for adults. Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness.
3:00pm The Dinner Party Download  Alison Bechdel — whose graphic memoir “Fun Home” is now a 12-time Tony-nominated musical — tells us how she gets comfy, with her life on stage… “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk schools us in prank-ology, to celebrate his new sequel… The Posts tackle some especially hairy etiquette hang-ups… We tune into an avant-garde-tinged soundtrack, courtesy of French songstress Colleen… 2015 ballpark cuisine – from nachos-on-a-stick to pulled pork parfait. Plus, the surprisingly continental history of blue jeans, a library you can’t visit for 100 years, and lots more.
4:00pm Brazilian Experience with Sandy Tsukiyama
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow. Drummer Shelly Manne is featured.
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

12 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  Mahzarin Banaji is Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics in the department of psychology at Harvard University. She is the co-author of “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People,” and co-founder of the implicit bias research organization Project Implicit.
11:00am New Dimensions  with Justine Toms  At the Heart of Loneliness  Kira Asatryan says that despite being connected 24/7 with others, post-modern life is replete with loneliness. Loneliness is not the same as aloneness. Loneliness is when you lack the feeling of being connected with another. Explore how to build fulfilling and deep connections with others and make closeness flourish. She’s the author of “Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships.” Program #3577.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  Becoming Wise  We usually get wiser with age, but that doesn't mean we have to grow up to wise up. This hour, TED speakers explore what it means to find wisdom at every stage of life.
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 Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, home of some of the most well-crafted picnic spreads you’ll ever see. Our friend and future host Chris Thile joins us as a guest once again with a few mandolin licks sure to amaze and astound, and maybe even a new song or two; pianist Jeremy Denk heads in for a program of artful classical pieces; and singer Heather Masse is back for ballads, bluegrass, and duets. Plus: our Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; and pianist and music director Rich Dworsky has our house band (drummer Bernie Dresel, Larry Kohut on bass, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and guitarist Chris Siebold) in top form. All that, and an update on the latest News from Lake Wobegon, and we’ll have two hours of radio as fine as you’ll find anywhere on the public airwaves. (Beginning October 2016, musician extraordinaire Chris Thile will take over for Garrison Keillor as the new host of A Prairie Home Companion. Chris' wide range of musical taste, paired with his vast network of famous and talented friends, will draw new, diverse talent to public radio.)
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  The Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Black Experience in Country Music (repeat)  We talk to the founding members of the Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. Justin Robinson, Rhiannon Giddens and Dom Flemons started playing music together under the tutelage of legendary black old-time fiddler, Joe Thompson in his backyard shed. The Chocolate Drops came together to carry on the old time and country traditions from the Piedmont region in the Carolinas, but they wanted to do more than just play. They wanted to show their audiences that African American music finds its roots in genres beyond blues and jazz. Then we delve into the archives for our classic conversation with the late, great Ray Charles – and pianist Johnnie Johnson tells us about the surprising origins of Chuck Berry’s “Maybellene.”
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  Larry Keel Live (2007)

13 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth with Steve Curwood. The University of Massachusetts is the first major US public university system to divest its endowment of fossil fuels. University officials decided coal, natural gas and oil are no longer safe, rewarding investments, and higher education must show moral leadership to combat global warming. Also, mothers take to the streets to flag damaging and dangerous natural gas leaks.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak. 
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg. We trace the extraordinary history of Alcoholics Anonymous, a worldwide movement founded in the U.S. in the Great Depression, when two broken men came together to help each other.
7:00pm Intelligence Squared U.S.  Does the U.S. Need to Defeat ISIS, or is Containment Enough?  The region under the control of ISIS continues to expand, despite airstrikes and the deployment of U.S. military advisers. Should the U.S. goal be containment, or can ISIS be defeated? The debaters are Michèle Flournoy, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Philip Zelikow, and Dov Zakheim.
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

14 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel with Rick Steves. In Hungary, your doctor might prescribe that you take a day, relaxing at a mineral bath spa. Hear how people of all ages enjoy a day at the baths in Budapest. Learn about a sacred geothermal river, deep in the Amazon of Peru. It's huge, and deadly hot, and it might contain important life-giving secrets that scientists are just beginning to understand. Plus, get a hometown guide's advice for enjoying the splendor of Padova, with one of Europe's oldest universities, half an hour away from the crowds of Venice.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Discoveries  “The Boy Detective” by Roger Rosenblatt, performed by Michael Tucker; “Notes from a Lady at a Dinner Party” by Bernard Malamud, performed by David Margulies. Guest host: Jane Curtin.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  At the 2015 HEAR Now Audio Festival, novelist and editor John Berendt discusses writing his best-seller, MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL. Published in 1994, Berendt set out on a new adventure in 2015 as MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL became the debut title of Metabook, an interactive e-book and audio drama. Berendt talks about the audio drama recording process with director Robin Miles. Benjamin Alfonsi, creative director of Metabook, also joins the conversation and speaks about the path he chose when producing this technology and working to bring books into the 21st century.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

15 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation with Dr. Moira Gunn. From our Summer Archive Series, Moira speaks with Daniel Levitin, Dean of the Arts & Humanities Minerva Schools at KGI, and author of “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.” Then, on BioIssue Issue of the Week with David Ewing Duncan, we’ll hear about a new and different approach to treating Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
5:00pm Bytemarks Café with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin with Janine Jackson.  CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin is unlike any other show on the dial. CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news’ narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.
7:00pm Invisibilia  Entanglement  You'll meet a woman with Mirror Touch Synesthesia who can physically feel what she sees others feeling. And an exploration of the ways in which all of us are connected — more literally than you might realize. The hour will start with physics and end with a conversation with comedian Maria Bamford and her mother. They discuss what it's like to be entangled through impersonation.
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

16 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  Pulitzer100:  Encounters at the Heart of the World  While most Americans know Native American tribes like the Lakota or Cherokee, the Mandan are less well known. In her Pulitzer Prize-winning book Encounters at the Heart of the World, historian Elizabeth Fenn recounts the story of the Plains Mandan tribe as they rose to a population of 12,000, before being nearly wiped out in a few short years. Fenn turns to untraditional sources from archeology to climatology to tell a history that supposedly couldn’t be written.
7:00pm Freakonomics Radio  with Stephen J. Dubner. We go to church in Alabama to find out if giving money to a religious institution makes you happier than keeping it yourself. Plus, Stephen speaks with a New York resident who’s upset because a new fitness center in her building is free only to new tenants who pay higher rent. How would an economist solve the building’s problem?
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

17 FRIDAY
4:00pm Studio 360  with Kurt Andersen. Generations of Americans have grown up with Walt Disney shaping our imaginations. In 1955, Disney mixed up some fairy tales, a few historical facts, and a dream of the future to create an alternate universe. Not just a place for fun, but a scale model of a perfect world. “Everything that you could imagine is there,” says one young visitor. “It's like living in a fantasy book.” And not just for kids: one-third of Walt Disney World’s visitors are adults who go without children. Visiting the parks, according to actor Tom Hanks, is like a pilgrimage — the pursuit of happiness turned into a religion.
5:00pm On the Media  with Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone.  The aftermath of the Orlando shootings has been marked by grief... and also politics. We examine how debates over gay rights, gun control, and terrorism have vied for center stage. Plus, what Britain's impending vote about whether to leave the EU means for the future of Europe.
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.  This week, Josh Barro (Senior Editor at Business Insider) moderates from the Center. Rich Lowry (National Review) is on the Right. On the Left is Lizz Winstead (co-creator of the Daily Show, comedian, author.) Julliette Kayyem (Host of the WGBH News Podcast 'Security Mom', author of Security Mom, former Assist Sec at DHS and advisor at DOJ) is our special guest.
7:00pm The New Yorker Radio Hour  with David Remnick.  Could Citizens United be overturned?  Jeffrey Toobin and Pamela Karlan, a Stanford law professor, discuss what a Supreme Court dominated by Democratic appointees might do. Samantha Bee talks about how comedy hosts deal with tragedies like mass shootings. And the digital pioneer Jaron Lanier looks at how a utopian vision for the Internet went wrong.
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow  Sol Ho`opi`i
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

18 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 revisiting an interview from 2010 about the history and health of the four species of fish that dominate our menus. Journalist Paul Greenberg is author of “Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food.” We look at the world of sake making with Gordon Heady, America’s first master brewer, who works out of Portland, Oregon and our contributor, New York Times columnist Melissa Clark, talks to food critic Robert Sietsema about his book “New York in a Dozen Dishes.” Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Stochasticity  This wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness may be at the very foundation of our lives. To understand how big a role it plays, we look at chance and patterns in sports, lottery tickets, and even the cells in our own body.
11:00am Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me  Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks. Bill Kurtis is official judge and scorekeeper. Our “Not My Job” guest this week is actor Terry O’Quinn. Our panelists are Paula Poundstone, Tom Bodett, 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  Fat  Stories about being fat: about embracing it, and feeling ashamed of it, about trying to change, or refusing to, about our obsession with it and our inability to talk comfortably about it. When it comes to fat, what is okay to say?
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  Fathers and Children: Adventures, Joys, and Predicaments  This hour is dedicated to Fathers — to having a father, to being one... and to celebrating the stories that Fatherhood provokes. Hosted by Jay Allison.
3:00pm The Dinner Party Download  It’s a special edition of the DPD, taped in front of a DC-area crowd! Think of it as a political party: Former Congressman Barney Frank pines for pragmatism and left-(handed) progress... Anna Chlumsky of HBO's "Veep" swears she can leave her character’s quirks on-set… Local keyboard legend Hailu Mergia, once a part of Ethiopia’s jazz scene, tells us his incredible story and then plays us out... And we talk Martinis (and Martinezes) with DC's bartender-in-chief Derek Brown. Plus, the man behind the President’s “Between Two Ferns” appearance, some crooked Nixon humor, and more!
4:00pm Brazilian Experience with Sandy Tsukiyama
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow  Zoot Sims in Copenhagen 1978
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

19 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  We’ve entered Ramadan – the holiest month for the world’s Muslims. We explore Ramadan’s meaning – its delights and its gravity – through the intimate voices of Muslims. We asked them to reflect with us on what it means to be part of what often is referred to in the abstract as "the Muslim world." We received hundreds of responses from people all over the world and were especially struck by the vivid stories about Ramadan itself, that nearly everyone had to tell — across a remarkable spectrum of life and spiritual sensibility.
11:00am New Dimensions  with Justine Toms  The Exploration of the Rainbow Body and the Resurrection of Jesus  Father Francis Tiso, Ph. D., gathered eye-witness accounts in Tibet of the dissolution of the material body at the death of Kenpo A Chö. His questions are: can we bridge the gap between physics and metaphysics, between spirituality and paranormal phenomena? Can we verify the claim that the resurrection of Jesus is not just a metaphor but an actual physical resurrection? He is the author of “Rainbow Body and Resurrection: Spiritual Attainment, the Dissolution of the Material Body, and the Case of Khenpo A Chö.” Program #3579.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.
1:00pm Kanikapila Sunday with Derrick Malama
4:00pm Applause in A Small Room 
5:00pm Sinatra, the Man and the Music with Guy Steele
6:00pm A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. We're heading to St. Louis, Missouri for a live broadcast from the fabulous Fox Theatre. Iris DeMent visits to sing a few songs from the heartland, by way of Russia; our country-singing friends The Cactus Blossoms travel down the Mississippi from Minneapolis; and Missouri native Joe Newberry joins us straight from his adopted home in North Carolina with his banjo and guitar. Plus: our Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, and Fred Newman; our magnificent radio orchestra -- Jonathan Dresel on drums, bassist Larry Kohut, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and guitarist Chris Siebold, under the steadfast direction of pianist Richard Dworsky; and an update on the very latest from Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot, and the decades cannot improve. (Beginning October, 2016, musician extraordinaire Chris Thile will take over for Garrison Keillor as the new host of A Prairie Home Companion. Chris' wide range of musical taste, paired with his vast network of famous and talented friends, will draw new, diverse talent to public radio.)
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  Earth and Blood: James Blood Ulmer and Tracy Nelson (repeat)  Elemental blues, jazz and country from two performers with deep roots and cosmic connections. In the '60s, young Tracy Nelson left the midwest for psychedelic San Francisco to front the R & B rock band, Mother Earth. Now deep in the Tennessee hills, she's looking back to country sounds. From South Carolina to deep space, guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer takes us on his journey from childhood gospel to free form harmolodic jazz with Ornette Coleman. Blood now brings it all to bear on a brutal, personal version of the blues.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  Hotels, Motels, and Inns (Part 1)

20 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth with Steve Curwood. Air pollution is known to be harmful for breathing and heart health, but new research links it to mental illness as well. Also, a revamped Toxic Substances Control Act brings sweeping new powers for the EPA to test and protect consumer from dangerous chemicals.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak. 
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg. On a sparkling lake in Maine, an extraordinary experiment in how to establish respectful dialogue in heated conflicts is flourishing at Seeds of Peace camp, where teens from many troubled regions find their common humanity.
7:00pm Intelligence Squared U.S.   Has the President Usurped the Constitutional Power of Congress?  The Supreme Court is currently poised to decide whether President Obama’s unilateral immigration actions usurped Congress’s power and flouted his duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” But some argue that the President is not exercising legislative power; he is simply exercising his well-established executive discretion. Has the President usurped Congress’s legislative power? The debaters are Michael McConnell, Adam Cox, Carrie Severino, and Eric Posner.
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

21 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel with Rick Steves. We explore the South Carolina Low Country, where a heritage built on rice and seafood, now relies on tourism to its resorts, historical centers, and wildlife reserves. Discover how you can stay with an indigenous family, in the Andes mountains of Peru, on the lake where the Incas believe life began. Plus, learn how Latinos in the United States are gaining influence, and what politicians need to understand to earn their vote.
5:00pm Selected Shorts  We’re So Excited  “Chablis,” by Donald Barthelme, performed by Bobby Cannavale;  “The Slaves of New York,” by Tama Janowitz, performed by Anna Chlumsky; “After the Denim,” by Raymond Carver, performed by Michael Cerveris; “Snow,” by Ann Beattie, performed by Mary Stuart Masterson. Guest host: Hope Davis.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  Since 1977, New Letters has been entertaining and informing audiences about contemporary writers and literature, focusing on a writer of poetry, fiction or essays, either in an intimate interview or in a public reading before an audience.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

22 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation with Dr. Moira Gunn. Continuing our Summer Archive Series, Moira speaks with Dr. Charlotte Jacobs, Professor Emerita, Stanford University School of Medicine, and author of “Jonas Salk: A Life.” They re-visit 1950’s America under the threat of Polio – what did science know and what had it gotten wrong? Then on BioTech Nation, Jay Lichter, Co-Founder of Otonomy, tells us about his diagnosis of Menieres  disease, and how, as a venture capitalist, he decided to start a company to find better treatment options on the spot.
5:00pm Bytemarks Café with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin with Janine Jackson.  CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin is unlike any other show on the dial. CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news’ narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.
7:00pm Invisibilia The New Norm  You probably don’t even notice them, but social norms determine so much of your behavior - how you dress, talk, eat, and even what you allow yourself to feel. These emotional norms are so entrenched we never imagine they can shift. But hosts Alix Spiegel, Hanna Rosin and Lulu Miller examine two social experiments that attempted to do just that: teach McDonald’s employees in Russia to smile, and workers on an oil rig how to cry.
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

23 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  Witches, Slaves and Heroines  Join us for 1619: The Making of America conference at Norfolk State University.  Page Laws (Norfolk State University) explores the myths and truths behind the lives of two native women—Pocahontas and Tituba.  Also:  We get a rundown of the entire human history of slavery from Paul Finkelman (University of Pennsylvania).  And: We hear the stories of three remarkable enslaved women in Canada who fought back.
7:00pm Freakonomics Radio  with Stephen J. Dubner. Stephen wonders if new technology is destroying too many jobs, and he finds out if his job could ever be done by a robot. Then, we hear how a Harvard professor’s psychology research is being used to sell life insurance.
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

24 FRIDAY
4:00pm Studio 360  with Kurt Andersen. We present three live music performances by artists who have transformed themselves. First, the sisters of the pop group Haim got their start in their parents’ classic rock cover band – and went on to play with Stevie Nicks. Then, we’ll hear the story of how a bad breakup led Basia Bulat to a musical breakthrough. Finally, Shamir Bailey proves that musical style can be as fluid as gender identity.
5:00pm On the Media  with Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone.  Democrats in the House of Representatives staged a sit-in this week to protest inaction on gun legislation, but are they just preaching to the choir? We look at bridging the gap over guns in America and how the media can better understand both sides. Plus, new algorithms claim to provide more accurate models for policing, but they actually might be making things worse.
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. This week, Josh Barro (Senior Editor at Business Insider) moderates from the Center. Rich Lowry (National Review) is on the Right. On the Left is Margie Omero (Democratic Pollster and EVP at PSB Research). Our special guest is Gene Sperling (Economic advisor to Presidents Clinton & Obama and candidate Hillary Clinton).
7:00pm The New Yorker Radio Hour  with David Remnick.  Mike Weisser is a lifelong N.R.A. member and former gun dealer who blogs as Mike the Gun Guy, but he is critical about how the N.R.A. uses fear to further its pro-gun agenda. The New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos asked Weisser how the organization’s marketing squares up with reality. When she’s not attending to her congregation, Pastor Carolyn Gillette leads a second career writing hymns that address current events, including tragedies like the mass shooting in Orlando. Mary Karr looks back on her tortured love affair with high heels, and Jack Handey offers suggestions to make your Fourth of July celebration truly the bomb.
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow. Ella Fitzgerald is featured.
10:00pm B-Sides and Beyond with Jon Alan

25 SATURDAY
12:00am Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley
5:00am Weekend Edition  NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine covering hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor.
9:00am The Splendid Table with Lynne Rossetto Kasper. We have a look at the spice - laden food from Central Asia and the Caucasus with the authors of “Samarkand.” Molly Birnbaum, Executive Editor of Cook’s Science at America’s Test Kitchen is back with her monthly check-in. This time it’s how to get the most flavor from the queen of cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Indian food scholar Julie Sahni explains the Indian way with turmeric, both in the kitchen and in the medicine chest. Listeners can call The Splendid Table at 800-537-5252 - anytime! We do call-backs.
10:00am Radiolab  Debatable  Unclasp your briefcase. It’s time for a showdown. In competitive debate future presidents, supreme court justices, and titans of industry pummel each other with logic and rhetoric. This hour, one particular debater throws all the rules out the window and makes us think hard about who is allowed into conversations about the most important issues of the day, and how that conversation should sound.
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 coach and former NBA player Terry Porter. Our panelists are Maz Jobrani, Roxanne Roberts, and Bobcat Goldthwait.
12:00pm All Things Considered  NPR's newsmagazine presenting breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.
1:00pm This American Life  Choosing Wrong  Stories of people making the wrong choice, even though the right one is staring them squarely in the eye. Basketball players making a conscious decision to not do the thing that makes them better, pollsters refusing to see the truth of Donald Trump, and more.
2:00pm The MOTH Radio Hour  Bulls, Bikes, Bullets, Brother  A college student goes running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain; bicycle shopping gets complicated; a man sees warning signs on a match.com date; a woman discovers that she has a long lost brother; and a Cambodian survivor’s recipe for healing. Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Producer at The Moth.
3:00pm The Dinner Party Download  Multi-hyphenate Rashida Jones -- one of the forces behind TV's police farce "Angie Tribeca"-- comes bearing wisdom for 'over-dogs'... Cello maestro Yo-Yo Ma gets existential... Pop sensations Tegan and Sara craft a party playlist that's frank -- and French... The man and myth behind the donut, as we know it... Photographing your dinner makes you happy?! Rico fact checks (with more donuts)... Funny-person Negin Farsad ponders etiquette and 'other' questions... Plus, blessed jokes, magical chocolate, and your next favorite song!
4:00pm Brazilian Experience with Sandy Tsukiyama. Brazilian bassist Alberto Beserra talks to Sandy and shares music.
6:00pm Bridging the Gap with Nicholas Yee
8:00pm The Real Deal with Seth Markow. Sarah Vaughan is featured.
10:00pm Blues From the Basement with Jon Alan

26 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  Pauline Boss is Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota. Her books include "Loss, Trauma and Resilience," "Loving Someone Who Has Dementia," and "Ambiguous Loss."
11:00am New Dimensions  with Justine Toms  The Art of Listening Well  Listening is a skill that we have to learn. It takes effort, attention, patience, and practice. It’s a process that requires us to use different parts of our brain. Effective listening can improve our relationships and our jobs, and enhance our intelligence. Leslie Shore explains what it takes and what gets in the way. She is the author of “Listen to Succeed: How to Identify and Overcome Barriers to Effective Listening.” Program #3578.
12:00pm TED Radio Hour  Nudge  It’s hard to change habits, but a gentle push can move us in the right direction.  This episode, TED speakers offer deceptively simple “nudges” for managing our kids, our health, and our aspirations.
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 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, all the way up in the Berkshires in Lenox, Massachusetts. The DiGiallonardo Sisters join us with their trio of harmonies honed to perfection in Bensonhurst, Heather Masse will sing songs for summer evenings and join the host on a duet or two, and our friend Rob Fisher stops by to offer his encyclopedic knowledge of the American song. Plus: our Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; pianist and music director Rich Dworsky leads Jonathan Dresel on drums, bassist Larry Kohut, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and guitarist Chris Siebold; and we’ll get an update on the latest News from Lake Wobegon, where the majesty of a Minnesota summer is in full effect.  (Beginning October, 2016, musician extraordinaire Chris Thile will take over for Garrison Keillor as the new host of A Prairie Home Companion. Chris' wide range of musical taste, paired with his vast network of famous and talented friends, will draw new, diverse talent to public radio.)
8:00pm American Routes with Nick Spitzer  Woody Guthrie (repeat)  We herald our nation’s greatest roving troubadour and social commentator. We’ll visit with friends and relatives who share tales of Guthrie’s trials and triumphs, from Okemah, Oklahoma to Coney Island, New York.  Guthrie’s children, Nora and Arlo, reflect on their father’s life, scholar Guy Logsdon discusses Guthrie’s Dust Bowl days and Pete Seeger shares the backstory to Woody’s anthem for the “down and outers.” Plus music and memories from Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Moses Asch, Bob Dylan and so many others.
10:00pm Full Nelson with Tim Vandeveer 
11:00pm Bluegrass Breakdown with Dave Higgs  Hotels, Motels, and Inns (Part 2)

27 MONDAY
4:00pm Living On Earth with Steve Curwood. To bring clean solar power to citizens of India currently without electricity, the US government has put enough cash on the table to leverage $1 billion in solar investment. Also, we’ll hear about tagging horseshoe crabs to help save the iconic ancient species, which is valuable as bait, and in medicine.
5:00pm The Body Show with Dr. Kathleen Kozak. 
6:30pm Humankind with David Freudberg. We consider the surprising power of simply abstaining from food, for a limited period, as a spiritual discipline. There is a mystery to this practice, which can break the normal rhythms of our lives and lead to a rich contemplative experience.
7:00pm Intelligence Squared U.S.   Should Courts or Campuses Decide Sexual Assault Cases?  High-profile cases have recently put campus sexual assault in the spotlight. One question that has repeatedly come up: why are these cases being handled by campuses at all? Campus investigations may serve a real need, forcing schools to respond to violence and protecting the interests of victims in ways that the criminal justice system may fail. Can schools provide due process for defendants and adequate justice for victims? The debaters are Jed Rubenfeld, Michelle Anderson, Stephen Schulhofer, and Jeannie Suk.
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

28 TUESDAY
4:00pm Travel with Rick Steves. NPR correspondent Eric Weiner tells us that every country could learn some good manners from Canada, and why it's one of his favorite summer road trip destinations. Author Simon Winchester explores how the nations of the Pacific Rim are defining the 21st century, and why the Chinese navy is making some of its neighbors nervous. Plus, guides from Slovenia help plan a relaxing getaway to their small country, "on the sunny side of the Alps."
5:00pm Selected Shorts  Deceiving Appearances: Stories by Shirley Jackson  “The Smoking Room” by Shirley Jackson, performed by Cristin Milioti; “Company for Dinner” by Shirley Jackson, performed by Stephen Kunken; “The Bus” by Shirley Jackson, performed by Paul Giamatti. Guest host: Jane Curtin.
6:30pm New Letters on the Air  Live at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Whitney Terrell discusses his new novel THE GOOD LIEUTENANT. Joined by Major Stacy Moore, who he drew some inspiration from for the main character of his story, Terrell reveals why he chose to make the main character a woman serving in the military and shares some of his experiences while embedded as a reporter in Iraq in 2006 and again in 2010.
7:00pm BBC World Service
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

29 WEDNESDAY
4:00pm Tech Nation with Dr. Moira Gunn. 
5:00pm Bytemarks Café with Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa. 
6:30pm CounterSpin with Janine Jackson.  CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin is unlike any other show on the dial. CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased and inaccurate news; censored stories; sexism, racism and homophobia in the news; the power of corporate influence; gaffes and goofs by leading TV pundits; TV news’ narrow political spectrum; attacks on free speech; and more.
7:00pm Invisibilia  The Personality Myth  We like to think of our own personalities and those of our family and friends as predictable and constant over time. But what if they aren’t? In this episode, Alix Spiegel visits a prison to explore whether there is such a thing as a stable personality. And Lulu Miller asks a neuroscientist how much humans actually change throughout their lives. The answer might surprise you.
8:00pm Latin Beat with Ray Cruz
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

30 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  Slaves Waiting for Sale  In 1853, Eyre Crowe, a British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia. His painting of the scene was later exhibited at the Royal Gallery in London in 1861.  In her book, Slaves Waiting for Sale, Maurie McInnis describes the impact this pivotal painting had on the British public at the outbreak of the American Civil War. Greg Kimball  (Library of Virginia) talks about the exhibition of art dealing with the American slave trade.  Also: Jonathan White (Christopher Newport University) says many Union soldiers were not for re-election of Abraham Lincoln in 1864, and were in fact pressured to vote for him.
7:00pm Freakonomics Radio  with Stephen J. Dubner. This week, a slew of scientists — as well as actor Alan Alda— debunk popular scientific ideas you probably think are true. Plus, Stephen discusses the cost of the war on drugs with Freakonomics co-author and economist Steve Levitt.
8:00pm Evening Jazz with Charles Husson
10:00pm Jazz After Hours with Jeff Hanley

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