WPPB Radio Schedule

Sunday, December 21
  • Radio Schedules
Time
Program
12:00 AM
8:00 AM
You can find the region's most in-depth look at New York State politics and government each week on The Legislative Gazette.
8:30 AM
Each week, 51% tunes into the issues of particular concern to women and, by extension, to all of us. This award-winning program takes an honest look at the questions, concerns, and successes born out of the professional and social progress made by women. Hosted and Produced by Susan Barnett, the aim of the series is to both educate and empower listeners. While many of the subjects addressed are serious ones, the tone of the program is upbeat and affirmative.
9:00 AM
Michael Silverblatt
"Michael Silverblatt is the best reader in America."--Norman Mailer. The Bookworm: a man who converses on an intellectual plane with writers, who reads not only everything they've ever written but everything by everyone who's ever influenced them. Bookworm introduces literary contexts, controversies, and interpretations and lets the guest place him- or herself in the larger framework of contemporary literature. Bookworm is not a show that sells a particular book or that stands as a substitute for the experience of reading; this is not, as Gore Vidal puts it, "bookchat," filled with anecdotes and biographical pleasantries. Bookworm's focus is writing. And in five continuous years of weekly programming on KCRW, it has established a national reputation for being "a writer's show." Bookworm explores and presents literary fiction, poetry, criticism, and literary biography. It introduces listeners to new presses and interesting literary magazines. While many book interviews stress the ways in which writers are like everyone else, Bookworm's goal is to stress the things that make a writer a writer, to make listeners aware of the dimensions of literary culture.
9:30 AM
Angela Elam
NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR is a weekly half-hour show that has been entertaining and informing audiences about contemporary writers and literature since 1977. Each week, the program focuses on a writer of poetry, fiction or essays, either in an intimate interview or in a public reading before an audience. Post-produced with narrative and music, NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR gives insight into the creative writing process and the universal stories that writers tell.
10:00 AM
Rick Steves
"Travel with Rick Steves" is a fun, hour-long, practical talk show with guest experts and questions from travelers. This weekly program is a lively conversation between travelers and the experts as we learn to explore our world smartly, smoothly, and thoughtfully. This show is produced in enthusiastic accordance with public radio's core values.
11:00 AM
Alec Baldwin
In his new radio series, 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, Lena Dunham and Thom Yorke.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.
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Michael Feinstein
Song Travels is a new one-hour, series distributed by NPR and hosted by the renowned "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," Michael Feinstein. As host and artistic director, Feinstein uncovers the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another, each changing the other through the course of a lifetime. For Feinstein, American music is really a travelogue, with art that exists only because it has traveled through artists' lives, generations, and passions
5:00 PM
Conversations From The World Cafe
7:00 PM
George Ingmire
New Orleans All the Way Live is an internationally syndicated weekly radio show produced by George Ingmire highlighting the unique music, food, festivals, and culture of the Crescent City. Ingmire culls from WWOZ's vast library of live recordings and connects with musicians from across the city to bring you one-of-a-kind music and musician interviews—from flagship music festivals to living room concerts.The program captures the rich heritage of our city's music with Jazz, Funk, R&B, Zydeco, Blues, and more, all from nationally recognized artists as well as locally beloved heroes. Expect it all!Every show also brings you right to the heart of our food and festival culture with audio segments on local cuisine, chats with chefs, and interviews with festival goers and producers alike.
8:00 PM
Chuck Cecil