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BBC Newsday

Weekdays 12:00 am & 11:00 pm, Saturdays 12:00 am, Sundays 3:00 am & 10:00 pm
Get an immediate handle on the trends that are shaping the world with the BBC's new international news show, presented live from London and Johannesburg. Tune in and join in the conversation.

Morning Edition

One of the most respected news magazines in the world, Morning Edition airs Monday through Friday on more than 600 NPR stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR's international services. Hosted in Boston by WBUR's Bob Oakes.

All Things Considered

For two and a half hours every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel, Audie Cornish and Melissa Block present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews and offbeat features.

On Point

On Point's lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, with newsmakers, thinkers, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world.

Here and Now

NPR, WBUR, Boston and public radio stations across the country are joining forces to bring listeners news and analysis during the midday. Here & Now, with hosts Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, offers a distinctive mix of hard news and rich conversation featuring interesting players from across the spectrum of arts and culture, business, technology, science and politics.

Car Talk

America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest. Join hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi, a.k.a. Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, as they find the fun in engine failure.

Only A Game

A weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider. Produced by WBUR Boston, Only A Game puts sports in perspective with intelligent analysis, insightful interviews, and a keen sense humor.

Radio Boston

Hosts Anthony Brooks and Meghna Chakrabarti introduce us to newsmakers, big thinkers, artists and extraordinaries in the Hub of the universe. Live every weekday at 3.

BBC World Service

With the world's 24-hour news cycle now more intense and unrelenting than ever, there's never been a greater need for a program that cuts through the background noise and provides you with the definitive take on the big stories of the day, brought to you

Boston University World of Ideas

Sundays 9:00 pm
World of Ideas features discussions and lectures by the best and brightest thinkers from Boston University and the Boston community at large. The show topics focus on various subjects such as current events, national and international politics, academic-related issues and public affairs.

Con Salsa

Part music show, part party, part community center, the program is a mecca for Latinos and lovers of things Latin. Hosted by Josè Masso for more than 30 years.

Fresh Air

Terry Gross hosts the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues.

Living on Earth

Sundays 7:00 am
Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is the weekly environmental news and information program distributed by Public Radio International.

Kennedy Library Forums

For more information and transcripts of past forums, visit http://www.jfklibrary.org/

Marketplace

Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine of business and economics. Airing weekday mornings and evenings, it boasts the largest audience for any business program in the U.S. on radio, cable or network television.

Marketplace Money

Marketplace Money takes a weekly look at major national and international stories that impact the average listener's wallet. It's the money show for the rest of us.

Marsh Chapel Service

Sundays 11:00 am
The weekly interdenominational worship service from Marsh Chapel, Boston University. Sundays at 11 a.m. on WBUR 90.9 FM.

On the Media

Saturdays 1:00 pm
On the Media explores how the media "sausage" is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. For one hour a week, the show tries to lift the veil from the process of "making media," especially news media, because it's through that lens that we literally see the world and the world sees us.

On Being

Sundays 6:00 am
On Being is a spacious conversation - and an evolving media space - about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

PRI's Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen from WNYC is public radio's smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy - so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.

Diane Rehm

Weekdays 10:00 pm
For more than 25 years, The Diane Rehm Show has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times.

This American Life

One of our problems from the start has been that when we try to describe This American Life in a sentence or two, it just sounds awful. For instance: Each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme. That doesn't sound like something we'd want to listen to on the radio, and it's our show. So usually we just say what we're not. We're not a news show or a talk show or a call-in show. We're not really formatted like other radio shows at all. Instead, we do these stories that are like movies for radio. There are people in dramatic situations. Things happen to them. There are funny moments and emotional moments and - hopefully - moments where the people in the story say interesting, surprising things about it all. It has to be surprising. It has to be fun.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Saturdays 10:00 am & 2:00 pm, Sundays 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm
NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Saturdays 8:00 am
From international wars, to hospital rooms, police stations, and America's backyards, NPR's Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host of Weekend Edition Saturday.

Weekend Edition Sunday

Sundays 8:00 am
Weekend Edition Sunday premiered on January 18, 1987, and was the last of NPR's major newsmagazines to hit the air. Since then, Weekend Edition Sunday has covered newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, thinkers, theologians and all manner of news events.

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.

Ask Me Another

NPR's exciting new show featuring puzzles, word games and trivia played in front of a live audience. Ask Me Another is a co-production of NPR and WNYC.

Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment is the smoking-hot new show from NPR. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

Public Radio Remix

PRX Remix is for people who love to listen to great stories. We handpick the best short works from shows like The Moth, 99% Invisible, and Snap Judgment, from independent radio makers on PRX.org, and from podcasters everywhere. Then we mix it up for you in a never-ending stream.

Weekend All Things Considered

Saturdays 5:00 pm, Sundays 5:00 pm
Missed All Things Considered this weekend? Don't sweat it! While you were out enjoying your weekend, the team was putting together a killer set of Saturday and Sunday shows. Here's the best of what you might've missed, from in-depth cover stories to quirky science, from thought-provoking author interviews to rockin' performance chats.

The Moth Radio Hour

Saturdays 9:00 pm, Sundays 4:00 pm, Fridays 9:00 pm
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story - and The Moth's directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

BBC Newshour

Weekdays 9:00 am
Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

Q

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.

Radio Lab

Weekdays 9:00 pm, Saturdays 3:00 pm
Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

Science Friday

Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. We started as a radio show, created in 1991 by host and executive producer Ira Flatow. Since then, we've grown into much more: We produce award-winning digital videos and publish original web content covering everything from octopus camouflage to cooking on Mars. SciFri is brain fun, for curious people.

Radio Open Source

Sundays 2:00 pm, Thursdays 9:00 pm
We like to call Open Source an American conversation with global attitude, and now with a weekly show on WBUR radio, we'll add some Boston flavors as well. Drawing on our roots here, we'll remind you why Boston has been the capital of ideas in America since the heyday of Emerson and Thoreau in the 1840's.

Invisibilia

Saturdays 4:00 pm, Wednesdays 9:00 pm
Invisibilia (Latin for all the invisible things) is about the invisible forces that shape human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and thoughts. Produced by NPR’s Science Desk, Invisibilia continues NPR’s tradition of reimagining science programming from something dry and scholarly into something whimsical and captivating. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.

Last Updated: 3/27/15

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