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12:00 am – 12:30 am
BBC World Service
A one-hour radio program that provides international news, analysis and information in English and 42 other languages. Their global network of correspondents provide impartial news and reports on location.
12:30 am – 1:00 am
The California Report Magazine
The Messiness, and Power, of Talking about Death and Dying
Dr. Jessica Zitter works at Highland Hospital, a public hospital in Oakland where she specializes in critical and palliative care. She says having hard conversations about our end-of-life wishes can transform our fears about death into hope about life. She’s the author of “Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life.” We'll meet several people she's helped guide through the process of talking about death, including a grocery store worker in Los Angeles who got sick with COVID and worries for her children, an Oakland man hospitalized with COPD who hasn't really faced his own mortality, and a son who had to watch his 92-year-old father die of COVID far away from family, alone in a hospital bed.
1:00 am – 2:00 am
Science Friday
Studying Volcanos
With nursing care facilities under pressure from threats from COVID to wildfires, is it time to rethink how we deliver long term care? Plus, a volcanologist studying volcanoes from Antarctica to Costa Rica, and even in space, to find out why volcanoes erupt.
2:00 am – 3:00 am
World Affairs Council
Universal Basic Income: Does it Work?
What if we could lower COVID-19 rates all over the world with one program? It’s not a medical innovation, but an economic one. If all the world’s countries distribute a temporary basic income, could we slow the spread of the coronavirus? The idea was recently floated by the United Nations Development Program, and it’s built upon the concept of a universal basic income, something economists have studied and debated for decades. Tech entrepreneurs like Andrew Yang are only making it more popular. World Affairs explores basic income projects from Kenya’s Lake Victoria region to California’s Central Valley to Alaska.
3:00 am – 4:00 am
Inside Europe
Loan for Belarus
This week, the embattled Belarusian president traveled to the Russian city of Sochi in an effort to shore up support from Vladimir Putin. Alexander Lukashenko left with the promise of a $1.5 billion loan as well as a commitment to stepping up joint military drills. And as Julia Chapman reports from Moscow, the Kremlin's backing could be essential to keeping President Lukashenko in power.
4:00 am – 4:30 am
KQED Newsroom
Economic Outlook and the Struggles of a Small Business Owner
Some Bay Area businesses are eagerly opening their doors and rolling out the welcome mat to customers – although on a limited basis. San Franciscans enjoyed exercising and getting their nails done indoors once again. Marin, Napa, Santa Clara and San Francisco have all moved one step up from the heaviest restrictions – shifting from purple to red on the state’s coronavirus tracking map. But even so, many small business owners worry if they can survive while complying with protocols and measures to keep customers and workers safe. Meanwhile, the Department of Labor announced there were 860,000 first-time unemployment insurance claims filed last week, continuing a downward trend from a peak of nearly seven million in late March. But concerns abound for the pace of economic recovery which could be hampered by a wave of new coronavirus infections and deaths.
4:30 am – 5:00 am
Washington Week
Who Should Americans Trust?
President Trump is at odds with scientists and his administration's own health experts over the timeline of a possible COVID-19 vaccine and he is pushing back against the explosive reporting in Bob Woodward's new best-selling book "Rage." Woodward joins Washington Week to discuss his reporting and the tapes of his conversations with the president.
5:00 am – 10:00 am
Weekend Edition Saturday
From civil wars in Bosnia and El Salvador, to hospital rooms, police stations, and America's backyards, National Public Radio®'s Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host of Weekend Edition.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
Larry Wilmore
Larry Wilmore has a resume that could rival anyone's in Hollywood. He created “The Bernie Mac Show,” co-created “Insecure” and wrote for shows like “The Office,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “In Living Color.” Now he's back with a new late night show, and plenty to talk about. Comedian Larry Wilmore on race, protests and that infamous joke he made to President Barack Obama in 2016.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. On the Web, you can play along too.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This American Life
The Perils of Intimacy
Stories about mysteries that exist in relationships we thought couldn't possibly surprise us; the strangeness of putting our wants on the line with someone who may not share them at all; and how much we're willing to risk for someone we may never see again.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Snap Judgment
Shame
What’s keeping you from feeling proud today? Snap Judgment explores that question with a special Snap two-for-one: “SHAMEBOOTH,” a traveling art installation, hotline and podcast featuring the voices of real people sharing their shame, and “Quiet Is Best,” a story from Julie Lindahl about her shocking discovery of a secret — and shameful — family legacy.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Radiolab
Bliss
This week on Radiolab: searching for platonic ideals; longing for completion; epic quests for holy grails in science, linguistics and world peace. The show meets the dreamers and measures just how impossible their dreams may be.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Freakonomics Radio
Political Industry
We don’t typically think of our political system as an industry. But this week on Freakonomics Radio: Stephen Dubner speaks with two experts who argue that, in fact, it is one — and a wildly successful one at that.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Reveal
COVID-19 in Confinement
Self-isolation may protect us from COVID-19, but what if you’re forced to live with strangers? Reveal looks at nursing homes and prisons.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All Things Considered
Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. All Things Considered is one of the most popular programs in America. Every weekday, the program presents two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features. A one-hour edition of the program is produced on the weekend.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All Things Considered
Coronavirus: A Weekly Report from NPR News
NPR looks at this week’s developments in the coronavirus pandemic.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Live Wire
Hanif Abdurraqib; Eula Biss; Lydia Loveless
Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello reveal their personal theme songs; cultural critic and poet Hanif Abdurraqib describes how his playlist project "68to05" reflects the origins of his personal music fandom; author Eula Biss unpacks the intersection of homeownership and white privilege in her newest collection of essays "Having and Being Had;" and alt-country singer Lydia Loveless performs "Say My Name" from her latest album "Daughter."
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Selected Shorts
Outsiders
Guest host Denis O’Hare introduces two stories about outsiders. A tutor finds her privileged teenage client mystifying in Kyle McCarthy’s “Ancient Rome,” read by Tavi Gevinson. In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “The Thing Around Your Neck,” a young Nigerian woman comes to America for the first time, and it’s not what she imagined. The story is read by Condola Rashad.
9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Radio Specials
Me, Myself, and I: Stories of Questioned Identity
In this hour, a "spambot" takes over a man's life; rules are broken during a night at the bar; a woman's career ambition is challenged by her health; and a young Mormon must weigh desire with devotion. Hosted by The Moth Executive Producer Sarah Austin Jenness.
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
This American Life
The Perils of Intimacy
Stories about mysteries that exist in relationships we thought couldn't possibly surprise us; the strangeness of putting our wants on the line with someone who may not share them at all; and how much we're willing to risk for someone we may never see again.
11:00 pm – 12:00 am
Snap Judgment
Shame
What’s keeping you from feeling proud today? Snap Judgment explores that question with a special Snap two-for-one: “SHAMEBOOTH,” a traveling art installation, hotline and podcast featuring the voices of real people sharing their shame, and “Quiet Is Best,” a story from Julie Lindahl about her shocking discovery of a secret — and shameful — family legacy.
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