WPPB Program Guide

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6:00 amNPR Morning Edition
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7:00 amLong Island Morning Edition
Michael Mackey
Stirring The Pot
Stefanie Sacks
7:30 amLegislative Gazette
You can find the region's most in-depth look at New York State politics and government each week on The Legislative Gazette.
8:00 amThe Media Mavens Music and the Spoken Word
8:30 amWith Good Reason
9:00 amBonnie in the Morning
Bonnie Grice
Sports Innerview
Ann Liguori
Michael Silverblatt
"Michael Silverblatt is the best reader in America."--Norman Mailer. The Bookworm: a man who converses on an intellectual plane with writers, who reads not only everything they've ever written but everything by everyone who's ever influenced them. Bookworm introduces literary contexts, controversies, and interpretations and lets the guest place him- or herself in the larger framework of contemporary literature. Bookworm is not a show that sells a particular book or that stands as a substitute for the experience of reading; this is not, as Gore Vidal puts it, "bookchat," filled with anecdotes and biographical pleasantries. Bookworm's focus is writing. And in five continuous years of weekly programming on KCRW, it has established a national reputation for being "a writer's show." Bookworm explores and presents literary fiction, poetry, criticism, and literary biography. It introduces listeners to new presses and interesting literary magazines. While many book interviews stress the ways in which writers are like everyone else, Bookworm's goal is to stress the things that make a writer a writer, to make listeners aware of the dimensions of literary culture.
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New Letters on the Air
Angela Elam
NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR is a weekly half-hour show that has been entertaining and informing audiences about contemporary writers and literature since 1977. Each week, the program focuses on a writer of poetry, fiction or essays, either in an intimate interview or in a public reading before an audience. Post-produced with narrative and music, NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR gives insight into the creative writing process and the universal stories that writers tell.
10:00 amOnly A Game Travel with Rick Steves
Rick Steves
"Travel with Rick Steves" is a fun, hour-long, practical talk show with guest experts and questions from travelers. This weekly program is a lively conversation between travelers and the experts as we learn to explore our world smartly, smoothly, and thoughtfully. This show is produced in enthusiastic accordance with public radio's core values.
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Dog Talk
Tracie Hotchner
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Here and Now
Robin Young, Jeremy Hobson, Meghna Chakrabarti
A live production from NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it's happening, with timely, smart and in-depth news and conversation.

Here & Now has a successful track record: it began at WBUR in 1997 and is carried today by over 365 stations nationwide. Here & Now expanded from one to two hours on July 1, 2013, in collaboration with NPR. The expanded program serves as a bridge in midday, between NPR's signature news magazines, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. This marks the first time NPR has collaborated with a member station on a daily news program.

Hundreds of stations nationwide will be carrying the expanded Here & Now, presenting listeners the opportunity to hear more NPR news from around the world and across the country every weekday. The program's daily lineup will include interviews with NPR hosts, reporters, editors and bloggers as well as news from stations across the nation. With its midday timeslot, Here & Now will often function as public radio's first source for breaking news coverage with NPR.

Here & Now has been hosted by Robin Young for more than a decade. A Peabody Award-winning journalist, she has reported for NBC, CBS and ABC television, and was substitute host and correspondent for The Today Show. Starting July 1, 2013, Young was joined by co-host Jeremy Hobson, most recently host of Marketplace Morning Report. Hobson has broad producing, reporting and hosting experience at the station, program and network level. Additionally, Meghna Chakrabarti, co-host of WBUR's Radio Boston, has been named as the program's primary fill-in host.

To ensure that Here & Now reflects what's happening in a diverse geographic range of communities, NPR and WBUR have invited other public radio stations across the nation to contribute to the show. These contributions may be presented as feature packages, interviews or straightforward collaboration when news is unfolding in a specific market.
The Song is You
Bonnie Grice
The Ted Radio Hour
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1:00 pmAfternoon Ramble
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John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey
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3:00 pmBroadway to Main Street
Laurence Maslon
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4:00 pmSong Travels
Michael Feinstein
Song Travels is a new one-hour, series distributed by NPR and hosted by the renowned "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," Michael Feinstein. As host and artistic director, Feinstein uncovers the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another, each changing the other through the course of a lifetime. For Feinstein, American music is really a travelogue, with art that exists only because it has traveled through artists' lives, generations, and passions
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Kai Ryssdal
Dinner Party Download
Welcome to The Dinner Party Download - an hour-long celebration of culture, food, and conversation designed to help you dazzle your friends at this weekend's get-together. In every episode you'll learn a joke, bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail, meet an artist of note (say, Spike Lee or Willie Nelson),learn the answers to your burning etiquette questions, savor an emerging food trend, and hear your new favorite song. Plus, unconventional wisdom from hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam.
Conversations From The World Cafe
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Counter Spin
Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall, Peter Hart
Drawing on an international network of experts, analysts, activists and artists, CounterSpin dissects news coverage of a wide range of issues and current events. The show is a welcome antidote to the tweedle-dee, tweedle-dum reporting that dominates mainstream media.

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.
Second Sight
Christiana McMahon
Each week, 51% tunes into the issues of particular concern to women and, by extension, to all of us. This award-winning program takes an honest look at the questions, concerns, and successes born out of the professional and social progress made by women. Hosted and Produced by Susan Barnett, the aim of the series is to both educate and empower listeners. While many of the subjects addressed are serious ones, the tone of the program is upbeat and affirmative.
Stirring The Pot
Stefanie Sacks
Real Life
John Christopher
6:00 pmPBS NewsHour
Writer's Almanac at 6:55
American Routes
Nick Spitzer
New Orleans Calling
George Ingmire
New Orleans All the Way Live is an internationally syndicated weekly radio show produced by George Ingmire highlighting the unique music, food, festivals, and culture of the Crescent City. Ingmire culls from WWOZ's vast library of live recordings and connects with musicians from across the city to bring you one-of-a-kind music and musician interviews—from flagship music festivals to living room concerts.

The program captures the rich heritage of our city's music with Jazz, Funk, R&B, Zydeco, Blues, and more, all from nationally recognized artists as well as locally beloved heroes. Expect it all!

Every show also brings you right to the heart of our food and festival culture with audio segments on local cuisine, chats with chefs, and interviews with festival goers and producers alike.
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Planetary Radio
Mat Kaplan
Back Story
Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Peter Onuf
Jazz at Bay Burger Brazilian Hour The Song is You
Bonnie Grice
12th Street Jump
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Making Contact
Andrew Stelzer
Making Contact is a weekly, 29-minute international public-affairs program that is available free to all public radio stations. Listeners hear from people who share experiences and insights -- not the conventional wisdom. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems. Making Contact tackles a different topic each week, mixing down-to-earth interviews and produced pieces with commentaries that challenge listeners to think about our society in new ways.
8:00 pmThe Urban Jazz Experience
Ed German
Friday Night Soul
Ed German
Acoustic CafeSearch IconPlaylists Swingin' Years
Chuck Cecil
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10:00 pmBeale Street Caravan
Pat Mitchell-Worley, Kevin Cubbins
Each week, Beale Street Caravan brings the Sounds of Memphis to an international public radio audience. Live, concert performances from contemporary masters of blues, soul, and rock n roll traditions. The program is hosted by Pat Mitchell-Worley and Kevin Cubbins, with feature segments from industry insiders such as Jerry Wexler, Bob Porter, and Robert Gordon. Forty original programs are produced each season, allowing for 12 repeats. The program is available free of charge. Beale Street Caravan is also distributed via NPR Worldwide.
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Jazz Inspired
Judy Carmichael
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WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Michael Johnathon
Folksinger Michael Johnathon's WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour is a NON-COM hour long, weekly live-audience, Americana format show that presents the best grassroots and acoustic music to our global audience. WoodSongs tapes every Monday night at the Lyric Theater in Lexington, KY. Over the years amazing artists have graced our stage like Brandi Carlile, Judy Collins, Neko Case, Jacob Dylan, Norah Jones, Peter Yarrow, and more. The live performance and conversation with the artists are used to encourage the audience to be involved in art, music and their hometown.
This series profiles humanitarians, idealists and visionaries, hosted by award-winning documentary producer DAVID FREUDBERG.
The Grateful Dead Hour
David Gans
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