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All Things Considered

NEPR: Weekdays, 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Weekends 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. NEPR News Network: Weekdays, 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Weekends 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Every weekday, join NPR’s Melissa Block, Audie Cornish, Robert Siegel and New England Public Radio’s Newsroom, for breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special — sometimes quirky — features. NPR’s Arun Rath hosts a one-hour edition of the program on Saturday and Sunday.

Alternative Radio

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Sundays 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. Alternative Radio is a weekly one-hour progressive radio show syndicated on more than 150 stations in the U.S. and beyond. Hosted by David Barsamian.


BBC Newshour

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. BBC Newshour presents news and analysis from around the globe of the day’s top stories, helping you make sense of a rapidly changing world. Offering concise insight into key events of international interest, Newshour is packed with bulletins, interviews and analysis from the BBC’s most experienced correspondents.

BBC World Service

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Weekdays 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., Weekends 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. BBC World Service is the world’s leading international broadcaster providing programs and content for radio, television, online and mobile phones in English and 31 other languages. Hundreds of reporters and specialist correspondents bring impartial news reports, documentaries and analysis from around the globe.

Bob Edwards Weekend

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Celebrated host Bob Edwards highlights the life and work of fascinating people, from newsmakers, historians and authors to artists, actors and lots of regular folks, too. From PRI.


Car Talk

NEPR: Saturdays 11 a.m. – 12 noon NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Sundays 11 a.m. – 12 noon For more than two decades, Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers) have been America’s funniest auto mechanics, and the defining voices of public radio weekends. Mixing automotive first-aid with roadside philosophy, the two sidekick siblings advise listeners on their auto-care issues while delivering a constant stream of gags, pratfalls and unforgettable one-liners. From NPR.




Fresh Air

NEPR: Weekdays, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Monday – Thursday, 2 p.m. – 3p.m. NPR’s Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. The show’s host, veteran public radio interviewer, Terry Gross, is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions.



Here & Now

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Weekdays, 12 noon – 2 p.m. Here & Now brings you the news that breaks after Morning Edition, and before All Things Considered. Produced at WBUR in Boston, and hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, Here & Now combines the best in news journalism with intelligent, broad-ranging conversations on public policy and foreign affairs, science and technology, as well as features on the arts and culture. From NPR


NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Sundays, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Humankind is a public radio program about inspiring people who aim high and improve our society.







NEPR: Weekdays, 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Weekdays, 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Marketplace offers a smart, witty take on the state of the global economy and how it relates to you. “The business show for the rest of us” breaks down the impact of the day’s major national and international stories on your world and your wallet. Hosted by Kai Ryssdal. From APM.

Morning Edition

NEPR: Weekdays, 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. NEPR NEWS NETWORK: 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. Morning Edition prepares you for the day ahead with up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts, culture and sports. Hosted by NPR’s David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Renee Montagne and New England Public Radio’s Newsroom, its cast of regulars includes some of the most familiar voices on radio: correspondent Susan Stamberg; commentator Frank Deford; and news analysts Cokie Roberts and Nina Totenberg.

The Moth Radio Hour

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Saturdays, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. The Moth Radio Hour features the Moth’s most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories. Note: The Moth Radio Hour contains adult themes and adult language.



On Being

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Sundays, 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. On Being engages listeners across the spectrum of belief and non-belief in conversation about life’s deepest questions. From autism to the ethics of torture, Krista Tippett and her guests reach beyond the headlines to probe faith and meaning, ethics and new ways of being, amidst the political, ecological, economic, cultural and technological shifts that define 21st century life. From APM.

On Point

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Weekdays, 10 – 11 a.m. and 8 – 10 p.m. (repeats first hour) NPR’s On Point covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, with newsmakers, thinkers, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world. Hosted by Tom Ashbrook, and produced at WBUR in Boston.

On the Media

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Sundays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Hosted by veteran journalists Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, NPR’s On The Media decodes what we hear, read, and see in the media every day, and arms us with critical tools necessary to survive the information age. With compelling reporting and uncommon insight, the program uncovers the significant issues of the day and carefully exposes the relationship of the media to culture and society.




NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Weekdays 7 p.m. – 8p.m. Q is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter. Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, Q covers pop culture and high arts alike with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends.



NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Weekdays 7 p.m. – 8p.m. Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow. Bring your curiosity, and we’ll feed it with possibility.


Says You!

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Sundays, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. “A game of bluff and bluster, words and whimsy.” Two teams vie each week to stump each other with their knowledge and some wild definitions. Hosted by Richard Sher.

Science Friday

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Fridays, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Each week, Science Friday focuses on science topics that are in the news and tries to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Panels of expert guests join Science Friday’s host, Ira Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science – and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.

Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Sundays, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story features readings of classic and new short fiction, recorded live at New York’s Symphony Space. Produced for radio by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio.

Snap Judgment

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Sundays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Hosted by Glynn Washington, winner of PRX’s Public Radio Talent Quest, Snap Judgment highlights compelling people from across the globe with one commonality: they put everything on the line. As Washington explains: “It’s the Robert Frost thing: the roads diverge, and you have to make a choice. You always wonder what your life would have been if you’d gone the other way.” Snap Judgment stretches the medium of radio, layering DJ-driven soundscapes with lyrical storytelling, intimate conversations and live performances.

Speakers Forum

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Saturdays, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Speakers Bureau features lectures from the Commonwealth Club and City Arts and Lectures, among others.

The Splendid Table

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Sundays, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Splendid Table is a culinary, culture and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, host Lynne Rossetto Kasper leads listeners on a journey of the senses and hosts discussions with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for culinary delights. From APM.

Studio 360 from PRI and WNYC

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Saturdays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Studio 360 from PRI and WNYC explores art’s creative influence and transformative power in everyday life. Each week, host Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture.


The Takeaway

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Weekdays, 11 a.m. – noon. The Takeaway relies on the contributions of listeners across the country to deliver perspectives and analysis you need to understand the day’s news. Host John Hockenberry convenes conversations with both newsmakers and diverse voices, and brings in news leaders from producing partners, The New York TImes and WGBH Boston, inviting you to learn more.

The Tavis Smiley Show

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Saturdays, 6 pm. – 7 p.m. The Tavis Smiley Show is a high-energy exchange on political, cultural and global concerns with special relevance to communities of color. Each edition features host Tavis Smiley along with thought-provoking guests and regular commentators. From PRI.

TED Radio Hour

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Sundays, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.. TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create. Each episode includes excerpts from the renowned TED stage where some of the world’s deepest thinkers and innovators are invited to give the 18-minute “talk of their lives.” The TED Radio Hour team takes the most compelling talks and organizes them around a common theme. Host Guy Raz interviews the guests, delving deeper, dissecting the speaker’s ideas and posing probing questions you’d like to hear answered.

To the Best of Our Knowledge

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Saturdays, 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. To the Best of Our Knowledge satisfies listeners’ hunger for new ideas. Host Jim Fleming is supported on-air by award-winning journalists Steve Paulson and Anne Strainchamps. The three invite listeners to consider often-unexpected points of view on a wide range of issues. From PRI.




Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

NEPR: Saturdays, noon – 1 p.m. NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and Sundays, noon – 1 p.m. For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week’s news and newsmakers, listen no further than NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR. During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. 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.

Weekend Edition

NEPR: Saturdays 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Sundays, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Saturdays 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., Sundays, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. Weekend Edition covers hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor, courtesy of NPR hosts Scott Simon and Rachel Martin.

The World

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Weekdays, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. A collaboration of BBC World Service, PRI and WGBH Boston, The World brings one-of-a-kind international stories home to America. Host Marco Werman guides listeners through the major issues and stories of the day, clarifying critical links between international events and domestic concerns.

Writer’s Voice

NEPR NEWS NETWORK: Saturdays, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Writer’s Voice, hosted by western Massachusetts resident, writer, and reporter, Francesca Rheannon, features author interviews and readings, as well as news, commentary and tips related to writing and publishing.