2pm - 3pm
The world of public radio is developing some wonderful new shows we want you to hear, but they only exist in limited quantities (for now). This show gives us an opportunity to share with you, our listeners, some of the nifty new things in radio that aren't yet in full bloom.
Studio 360: American Icons
Studio 360: American Icons Series highlights milestones in American culture -- works that define and redefine what it means to be American. This Peabody Award-winning series is hosted by Kurt Andersen, and produced by PRI and WNYC with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
November 16, 2013
The story of a young man in the ghetto who turns to murder was an overnight sensation. But some think Native Son exploited the worst stereotypes of black youth. We trace the line from Bigger Thomas to Notorious B.I.G., and visit a high school drama class acting out Native Son, and struggling to grasp the racism their grandparents experienced.
November 23, 2013
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey had worked in a mental hospital, but his first novel was really a parable of what happens when you stand up to the Man – a counterculture fable that doesn’t end well. We visit Oregon State Hospital, where the film was shot, Louise Fletcher describes what it was like to play one of the top movie villains, and Sherman Alexie debunks the myth of the silent Indian.
Other programs in the Take 5 rotation include:
Action Speaks! is a series of contemporary topic-driven panel discussions framed by the theme "Underappreciated Dates that Changed America." Each panel draws three or four scholars, authors, practitioners, and other relevant guests into an open-ended discussion with the larger community in the casual atmosphere of the downtown Providence arts organization, AS220. Action Speaks' presenting station is 89.7 WGBH Boston. Now you can tune in nationwide to Action Speaks! to hear host Marc Levitt and an endless parade of perceptive intellects and insightful audience members!
BackStory is a public radio program & podcast that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today.
Here's the Thing
When you put two creative, well-known personalities together in conversation, it’s hard to stop listening. On Here’s the Thing, award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of some of today’s most exciting performers. Baldwin sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of some of the leading creative personalities of our time, including David Letterman, Billy Joel, Chris Rock, Kristin Wiig, and Erica Jong. Employing an engaging mixture of curiosity, intelligence and warmth, Baldwin explores what motivates his guests, how they feel about what they do, and what keeps them up at night.
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.
State of the Re:Union
State of the Re:Union has set out to explore how a particular American city or town creates community, the ways people transcend challenging circumstances and the vital cultural narratives that give an area its uniqueness.
The Moth Radio Hour features our most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories. The series debuted in 2009 and is now airing on more than 200 stations nationwide.
Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth is a one hour magazine program that highlights new and emerging trends in pop culture, science, technology, and the arts. Hosted by Virginia Prescott, Word of Mouth covers under-reported stories, discovers hidden twists in familiar stories and the news of the day, and gives a voice to people on the leading edge of new ideas.