TED Radio Hour
- Saturday 11am-12pm
- Sunday 9-10pm
An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.
An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.
Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.
The Book Show
- Monday 5:30-6pm
Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading and writers.
As the son of a librarian, Joe has been part of the book world since childhood. His first job was as a library assistant, during college he was a clerk at an independent book store and for the past 25 years he has been interviewing authors about their books on the radio.
He is also the host of The Roundtable on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, a 3-hour general interest talk show. Notable authors he has interviewed include: Kurt Vonnegut, John Irving, John Updike, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Arthur Miller, Stephen King, Amy Tan, Anne Rice, Philip Roth, E.L Doctorow, Richard Russo, David Sedaris and Maya Angelou.
He has won several awards for his interviews, including honors from the Associated Press, the Edward R. Murrow Awards, the New York State Association of Broadcasters, The Headliners, The National Press Club and the Scripps-Howard Foundation.
- Wednesday 5:30-6pm
The Business is public radio's show about the business of show business. This entertaining half-hour about the people who make entertainment is hosted by Kim Masters, who most recently covered the business for National Public Radio. She's served as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Time and Esquire and is the author of The Keys to the Kingdom: The Rise of Michael Eisner and the Fall of Everybody Else and co-author, with Nancy Griffin, of Hit & Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood.
The Civil War
- Monday, 1:00 p.m.
- Thursday, 9:00 a.m.
Virginia Tech Alumni Distinguished Professor of History James I. Robertson, Jr. delivers commentaries on the Civil War in this short-form program, exploring the social history of the conflict.
The Dinner Party Download
- Saturday 1-2pm
- Saturday 7-8pm
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.
The Folk Sampler
- Sunday 5-6pm
The Folk Sampler is a program of folk, traditional, bluegrass and blues coming to you with host Mike Flynn from the foothills of the Ozarks. The Folk Sampler is about train whistles in the night and sunshine in the morning. It's about slow moving rivers and the sounds of wooden canoes. It's about horses in the barn, cows in the field, and the people who enjoy taking care of them. It’s about working in a factory or plowing in the field. The Folk Sampler is about real people, doing real things. It is about the stories we have to tell and the lives we live.
The Loh Down on Science
- Monday - Friday, 6:59 p.m.
The Loh Down on Science is the fun way to get your daily dose of science in less than two minutes. Writer/performer and Caltech alumna Sandra Tsing Loh explains the world of science with a dash of humor. It's a program for those who love science as well as for those who try to avoid it!
The People's Pharmacy
- Sunday 3-4pm
- Saturday 6-7am
Joe and Terry Graedon have become two of the nation’s leading health care authorities. With backgrounds in pharmacology, nutrition, and medical anthropology, the Graedons have joined forces to explore the most interesting, compelling, and controversial health and medical issues of our time. And they do it in a fun and entertaining way. The People’s Pharmacy features nationally recognized authorities on medicine, mental health, nutrition, fitness, and related issues. Guests discuss current issues and answer call-in questions from listeners.
The Set List
- Saturday 7-10pm
The Splendid Table
- Sunday 11am-12pm
- Saturday 12-1pm
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, award-winning 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 the culinary delights.
From the vineyards of Provence to the city-street diners of Philadelphia, Lynne uncovers hidden delights and offers her modern take on getting food to the "splendid table" with cooking tips, recipes and her own personal advice. And each week, listeners are invited to call with their questions.