WPPB Radio Schedule

Monday, April 21
  • Radio Schedules
Time
Program
12:00 AM
6:00 AM
7:00 AM
9:00 AM
12:00 PM
Robin Young, Jeremy Hobson and 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.
1:00 PM
5:00 PM
Kai Ryssdal
5:30 PM
Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and 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.
6:00 PM
Writer's Almanac at 6:55
7:00 PM
Mat Kaplan
7:30 PM
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 PM
11:00 PM
Robert Conrad