Learn about KCPW’s new shows!

KCPW’s new schedule launched Monday, June 24th.  Read about our new shows below.

Click here for a full analysis of our new programming schedule and what it means for listeners in Salt Lake City, and click here for a full PDF of KCPW’s new schedule.

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Afropop Worldwide 
“Afropop Worldwide” is America’s first and longest-lived weekly program on the music of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Hosted by Georges Collinet from Cameroon and produced by Sean Barlow for World Music Productions, “Afropop Worldwide” draws on an unprecedented array of reporters, artists and cultural guides to present an hour that is authoritative, comprehensive and hugely entertaining.

Says “Billboard” Editor-inChief Timothy White, “Serving as both keen entertainers and astute explainers in their programming of the absolute best of world music, the people behind ‘Afropop Worldwide’ do a job that is impossible to overpraise.”

Each carefully crafted broadcast features live concert tape, exclusive interviews, visits to musicians’ houses, urban ambiance from around the African Diaspora and recordings so rare you won’t even find them on Napster!

Over the course of 15 years, the “Afropop Worldwide” staff has accumulated a unique archive of sound recordings, interviews, radio programs, multi-track concert recordings, photographs and out-of-print studio albums. Through its international network of artists, music professionals, fans and supporters, “Afropop Worldwide” receives a never-ending stream of ideas, submissions and inspiration.

“Afropop Worldwide” is the definitive source for the roots and branches of Africa’s enormous musical tree.

America’s Test Kitchen Radio
America’s Test Kitchen Radio applies the no-nonsense, first-hand testing approach of our TV show to the wide world of food, dining, and cooking—with your voices thrown into the mix for good measure. Each episode features food and cookware recommendations and in-depth interviews.
America’s Test Kitchen Radio with host Chris Kimball is one of public radio’s newest weekend anchor programs, distributed by PRX.

Food has become a national obsession and with it a multitude of flashy programs, magazines, books and blogs – ranging from pure entertainment to celebrity showcases. Yet they aren’t much help to the every day cook. That’s why America’s Test Kitchen in Boston wants to find a better way to make a food program for radio.

America’s Test Kitchen Radio is a food program for right now – filled with clear, practical information, without the gourmet fuss. The hour is all about insights, tips and techniques that illuminate the truth about real home cooking. There will be some mystery, too, like why bad things happen to good recipes and the science behind good results.

The team behind America’s Test Kitchen Radio knows something about connecting with audiences. Some two million public television fans watch each episode of America’s Test Kitchen, the most watched weekend lifestyle show on public TV.

America’s Test Kitchen Radio host Chris Kimball will introduce listeners to an eclectic collection of test cooks and food experts from the Test Kitchen, and people who come at food and cooking from unique and useful perspectives, with rich stories to tell. Chris is a natural host during segments and call-ins.

American Routes
American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. The show explores the shared musical and cultural threads in these American styles and genres of music and how they are distinguished.

The program also presents documentary features and artist interviews. Our conversations include Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, B.B. King, Dr. John, Dave Brubeck, Abbey Lincoln, Elvis Costello, Ray Charles, Randy Newman, McCoy Tyner, Lucinda Williams, Rufus Thomas, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. Join us as we ride legendary trains, or visit street parades, instrument-makers, roadside attractions and juke joints, and meet tap dancers, fishermen, fortunetellers and more.

The songs and stories on American Routes describe both the community origins of our music, musicians and cultures — the “roots” — and the many directions they take over time — the “routes.”

As It Happens
In 1968, someone had an idea – a very good idea that went something like this: “Let’s use our telephones to call people around the world. We’ll call them to explain news stories, science stories, or their own peculiar stories. And we’ll put the conversations on the radio!”
And forty-some years on, As It Happens continues to do exactly that.

As a show that prides itself on good writing and original thinking, it would never stoop to alliteration to prove its range. But if were to do so, it could just claim, for example, to take listeners “from Antarctica to Athabasca”, or “from Zimbabwe to Zagreb”. Or even “from the bayous of Louisiana to the barons of Bay Street.” Or something with the letter “N.”

The opportunities for cliché are similarly limitless. Listening to As It Happens is like “taking a trip around the world, five nights a week.” The program takes the listener “where the action is.” It gets the story “from the horse’s mouth.” It goes “where other radio programs fear to tread.” It ranges “from the ridiculous to the sublime.” Its hosts get “to the heart of the story.”

But beyond alliteration and cliché, what As It Happens is, is good radio. It takes on the events of the day. It deals with war, politics, scandal — all the big nouns of journalism – but always through the simple device of having one person talk to another over the telephone. It tells stories you won’t hear anywhere else — whether because those stories are obscure, unjustly ignored or just absurd.

As It Happens has lasted forty-plus years for a reason. And it doesn’t sound a day over thirty.

BackStory with the American History Guys
BackStory is a weekly one-hour public radio show that provides a national broadcast audience with an enjoyable and accessible way of engaging challenging themes in American history and how they connect with today.

New BBC shows

The world’s Newsroom brings you global events as they happen.

World Business Report Provides analysis of he big global business and economic issues, as they affect consumers, investors and the environment.

From World War II to the Arab Spring, History told by people who were there. (BBC)

Music, T.V. Books, Film and the Arts – Everything that’s new in the global culture.

DAY 6
“Day 6″ is a news magazine that serves up a surprising take on the week. On “Day 6″ you’ll get a different perspective on the biggest stories going. You’ll find out about some of the stories you might have missed: on news, tech, politics, arts and pop culture.

“Day 6″ also features a regular cast of contributors who deliver unexpected and funny views on current events. “Day 6″ will give you something to think about, talk about and maybe even to laugh about.

“Day 6″ is your news cocktail with a twist.

Dinner Party Download
The Dinner Party Download is a smart and funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you A Prairie Home Companion and Marketplace. Think public radio-meets-Vanity Fair.

In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world’s most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news stories… and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. It’s all you need to get an edge in your weekend conversations.

Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi and Sir Richard Branson. Wallpaper magazine calls The Dinner Party one of the “Top 40 Reasons To Live In The USA.”

Filmspotting
Filmspotting is an hour-long program about film. Each week, hosts Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen bring you movie reviews, interviews, top 5 lists, listener feedback and insightful film talk. Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune joins in on the last Friday of every month.

Special features include “Massacre Theatre,” movie marathons and “sacred cow” discussions, in which Filmspotting looks back and reexamines films considered to be among the greatest of all time.

“Filmspotting” (formerly known as “Cinecast”) began in March of 2005, and has cultivated a loyal and growing audience.

Live Wire! Radio
Live Wire mixes an old school radio format with a contemporary edge—it is live theatre and a radio variety show that offers a unique blend of interviews, music, comedy, spoken word, and original comedy.

This one-hour weekly radio variety show is recorded in front of a live audience. It’s music, it’s conversation, it’s original comedy. Live Wire highlights the best musicians and most fascinating writers, poets, dignitaries, artists and thought leaders we can find.

“I like this new show that’s coming out of Oregon Public Radio. It’s called Live Wire, I sit and listen to it and a kind of light comes out of the radio speaker, a whole ‘nother view of human experience, and new voices which we need in public radio. I need, because I’m hoping to retire soon, I’m getting to that age on A Prairie Home Companion. And when I do, I want there to be shows on public radio that I can sit in my car, in my driveway and hang on their every word. Live Wire is one of those shows. It could be for Portland and Oregon, what Prairie Home is for Minnesota and St. Paul and Lake Woebegone.” -Garrison Keillor

“The (Live Wire!) audience is just drunk enough…” -Peter Sagal

Living On Earth
Hosted by Steve Curwood, the award-winning environmental news program “Living on Earth” delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit. As the population continues to rise and the management of the earth’s resources becomes even more critical, “Living on Earth” examines the issues facing our increasingly interdependent world.

“Living on Earth” presents riveting features and commentary on everything from culture, economics and technology to health, law, food and transportation. It covers topics from the small challenges of everyday life to the future state of the environment and the health and well-being of the world’s inhabitants.

Curwood and company draw from an impressive array of experts, commentators and journalists, including Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium; Mark Hertsgaard, author of “Earth Odyssey”; Janet Raloff of “Science News”; author Sy Montgomery; and award-winning producer Terry Fitzpatrick. It is a truly compelling hour of radio journalism.

Moyers & Company
E. B. White once wrote that public television should address itself to the ideal of excellence, not the idea of acceptability, which is what keeps commercial TV from climbing the staircase. “It should restate and clarify the social dilemma and the political pickle,” wrote White. “Once in a while it does, and you get a quick glimpse of its potential.” Intentionally or not, White earlier wrote a prescription for public television’s mission: “The way to know the shape of things in advance is to listen to seers and mystics instead of to economists and tacticians… part of the preparation for the perfect world society will be the recognition of seers.”

Having adopted White’s mandate 40 years ago — and in one series after another since — Bill Moyers continues that mission in the second season of his weekly hour of brave ideas and smart conversation, Moyers &Company. In 2013, Moyers & Company will continue to showcase thinking minds, not just talking heads, as well as meticulously-researched essays that set the veteran journalist apart from nearly every other broadcaster.
The Moyers team will also further expand their use of digital media and social platforms, with the strong support of over 140,000 Facebook fans — a 378% increase since the premiere of Moyers & Company in January 2012. Moyers’ year-old website, BillMoyers.com, offers full streaming video of Moyers & Company shows, online-only essays, analytical blogs, compelling interviews, live chats, and special focuses on enduring topics such as income inequality, corrupted capitalism and media monopoly. Visitors can also browse and view hundreds of Bill Moyers programs, from the landmark series The Power of Myth with Joseph Campbell to new conversations with Pulitzer Prize-winners Junot Diaz and Tony Kushner. Kushner wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s most recent film, Lincoln.

“This will be my 42nd year in public television,” Moyers said. “And as I’ve said every year, ‘Stay tuned. There are more surprises coming.”

Public Radio Remix
Remix is programmed with the best work from the hundreds of independent producers and stations on PRX and beyond, featuring great storytelling, edgy podcasts, cutting edge lectures, interviews and more.

Public Radio Remix is an experimental Internet stream and XM Satellite Radio channel curated and hosted by PRX to showcase pieces from PRX.org’s producers and develop new approaches to public radio formats and sounds.

The Rundown
Tune in at 5pm every weekday for a live exploration of local news and issues with Roger McDonough. The Rundown is a KCPW-produced news and information show that examines emerging stories, provides a thoughtful examination of current events, politics and ideas, and features conversations with a wide range of local newsmakers, trailblazers, cultural entrepreneurs and more…

Sound Opinions
Sound Opinions is your one-stop-shop for smart and engaging music criticism and conversation.

Each week hosts and nationally respected rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis talk about pop culture and music industry news, interview artists and bands, review new record releases and highlight their all-time favorite rock and roll. And, because on Sound Opinions, “everyone’s a critic,” listeners are invited to join in the debate.

The Tavis Smiley Show
“The Tavis Smiley Show” is a high-energy exchange of views, information, and insight hosted by Tavis Smiley. This one-hour weekly show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations, along with feature reports and regular commentators Cornel West, Connie Rice, J.C. Watts, Omar Wasow, Dr. Ian Smith, Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Michael Eric Dyson, Antonio Gonzalez and George Johnson.

Each week, Smiley engages commentators and guests in substantive and provocative discussions on a wide range of topics including: politics, health, finance, sports, technology and pop culture. An insightful exploration of the issues that matter from fresh, diverse points of view is the show’s hallmark.

To The Point
“To the Point” is a fast-paced, news-based program that focuses on the hot-button national issues of the day. Hosted by award-winning journalist Warren Olney, the hour-long show presents informative and thought-provoking discussion of major news stories — front-page issues that attract a savvy and serious news audience.

Produced live, “To the Point” presents informative and thought-provoking discussion in three discrete segments: “Making News,” generated by the day’s breaking news headlines;”Defining the Story,” a highly researched, in-depth discussion of a single subject from the front pages; and “Reporter’s Notebook,” a news or human interest feature. In each segment, a dynamic mix of guests cover issues ranging from politics and international affairs to technology, the arts, and the environment. The result is an absorbing hour of smart, relevant radio!

Whad’Ya Know
“Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know?” is a two-hour comedy/quiz/interview show distributed by PRI, Public Radio International.

Regular elements of every program include a “Whad’Ya Know?” Quiz in each hour, Feldman’s foray into the live studio audience to chat with fans, jazz with John Thulin and the “Whad’Ya Know?” Band. During the hourly Quiz, host and quiz-master Michael Feldman invites callers and audience members to test their knowledge from five categories drawn from Feldman’s seemingly limitless store of insignificant (but also somehow, important) information.

When broadcasting from his home-base of Madison, Wis., Feldman opens each broadcast with All the News That Isn’t, a brief monologue filled with his entertaining brand of political and social satire. The second hour leads off with Thanks for the Memos, actual memos sent in from actual listeners. Finally, near the end of the show, an unsuspecting resident of a Town of the Week is surprised by a call from the man many out-of-staters call “The Sage of Wisconsin.”

When taking the show “on the road,” which Feldman does 8–10 times each year, the program guests and features reflect the hosting community. All The News That Isn’t takes on a local flair, as do Feldman’s interviews with celebrities and regular folks native to the area. Often local musicians complete the guest line-up for these fan-favorite “road shows.”

Wits
Wits is a live public radio show that brings world-class comedians, actors, and musicians to the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater, where host John Moe gives them and the audience the time of their lives.

Praised as “one of the rare public radio comedy shows that’s actually funny,” and “a wildly successful radio show Wits, both a throwback to the radio’s golden age and also wholly modern,” mixes improvisation, sketch comedy, conversation, music, and genuine beauty in a program that’s been called a model for social media and audience engagement.

Zorba Pastor’s On Your Health
“Zorba Paster On Your Health” is a lively, refreshingly down-to-earth talk show on personal health and fitness. For one hour each week, Zorba Paster, M.D., and Tom Clark take callers’ questions from around the country, covering what’s new in medicine and sharing tips for healthy living.

The show’s upbeat, “wellness” approach emphasizes a healthy lifestyle and diet — right down to a Heart-Healthy Recipe of the Week. As a family physician, clinical researcher, and university professor, Paster has a depth and range listeners can count on during this friendly “house-call.”

No rotating doctors. No narrow areas of expertise. “Zorba Paster On Your Health” is not only highly informative, with Paster and Clark, it’s downright fun!

Comments
  1. Marilyn Smith

    The new schedule looks very interesting. Particularly looking forward to Moyers, Test Kitchen, and film program. However, I’ll sorely miss Wait, Wait. Did it become too expensive? Too much competition from KUER? I know I’ll be switching over to KUER for my fix o Wait, Wait (but promise to tune back to KCPW just as soon as the program is over).

    • Shelley Carpenter

      Check out Wits! (Saturdays at 9am). You might think it’s as funny as Wait, Wait…. Tyler sure does. With NPR, it’s a little all or nothing; there was no option to continue with only some shows.

    • Mark S

      No Tom Ashbrook? Sorry to say I’m done with you guys.

      • KCPW staff

        Mark we hope you’ll give some of our new stuff a chance – there’s a big world of public radio out there!

  2. Kirk Mendenhall

    Sorry to see both On Point with Tom Ashbrook programs disappear but happy for further emphasis on BBC programming. Several of the new shows look promising, too.

    • edsweeney

      Thanks Kirk for the comment. With the myriad of platforms in the marketplace, programming, including On Point, never disappears. Hopefully, listeners will take the time to listen and be open-minded to the new programming.

  3. Julie

    Dropping all the NPR programs means I will listen to KCPW much less. Yes, they are available elsewhere, which means my radio will be tuned elsewhere since you just replaced every single show I listen to regularly. Not a fan of the other public radio station, but I guess I’ll be switching for a good chunk of the day. I’m sure some of the new shows are interesting, but very few appeal to me based on their descriptions. *shrug* Disappointed.

    • edsweeney

      Julie, thank you for your comments. Many public radio listeners in Salt Lake already toggle back and forth between stations. We want to provide the public radio audience in Salt Lake a greater public radio landscape. I hope you will take the time to listen to the new programs, you might love them!

      • Miriam Harper

        Nice response. After only listening to KUER for most of my adult life, I began toggling back and forth between KUER and KCPW since KUER canceled American Routes & even more since it started running so many of the same programs 2x weekly, while listeners were donating more and more mo9ney.) Until recently, KUER has very rarely made changes in its lineup (at least for the better), and KCPW has a broader range of programs. The loss of NPR is huge for KCPW, but the addition of its new programs, including Bill Moyers, American Routes, and Public Radio Remix are huge gains for KCPW, and a lost opportunity for KUER-only listeners. I think KCPW comes out ahead overall. (But I must disagree with a comment above that the new comedy shows may be as funny as Wait, Wait. I’ve listened to them all and sorry, but they don’t come close.)

  4. Barry

    I’ve been telling friends about Sound Opinions for years. If you are a music fan, I think you’ll love this show. Whether you agree with these guys or not on any given topic, music is still a subject worth talking about!

    • edsweeney

      Thanks Barry! Spread the word! We appreciate comments from our listeners about the exciting change.

  5. Billy

    While I’ve listened to KCPW for years and there are some shows I try not to miss (On Point, Wait Wait, T.A.M. Radiolab) I’ve found myself increasingly bored with hour upon hour of NPR news and I end up turning off the radio. So even though I’m sad to lose some shows, it’s like a breath of fresh air (no pun intended) to know there will be a whole new crop of shows to explore.

    • Pilar Davis

      I also agree with Billy’s astute assessment of news-weariness. That’s why I’m so jazzed about the new content.

  6. Pilar Davis

    I AM SO EXCITED!!! I think this is going to be a great fresh new lineup of programming! Sure, I’ll miss some of my fave NPR shows, but change is good, and I’m excited to become a more well-rounded radio listener. I am really excited about the LOCAL focused turn of things, and I am thrilled about what I just read about “The Rundown.” I have always loved the locally produced content from KCPW, and I’ve missed that programming since City Views went away. I truly feel like the new lineup is strong, well-curated and intriguing!

  7. Lost as a Listener

    Your 6MB program schedule is on a server that doesn’t support resume and never completes downloading. Why don’t you have your schedule in html format so it displays on the web page like every other radio station in the world?

    • KCPW

      Good Point! I’ll update the download link with a smaller file and a full page schedule is in the works!

  8. Dano!

    I think this program schedule looks great! I can’t wait to start listening. Thanks for getting American Routes!

  9. Rick mold

    Bravo! Afro-pop, Moyers and company, Tavis, plus lots more! Good idea to distinguish yourself and give us richer overall listening.

  10. Michael

    I’ve read the memo describing the new format, and its apparent this wasn’t a decision that you’ve made in only the last couple of weeks. Lots of analysis, lots of planning. I guess my question is how far you were into the process when you had the last fund drive? We bought what we thought was a Ford, and now you’re delivering a Chevrolet. Both cars are nice, but ghey are hary fungible. It would have been nice if we had all had the same information when you asked for our checks.

    • KCPW

      Hi Michael, thanks for reaching out to us and giving us a chance to respond to your concern. The decision to change our format was made after the Spring Pledge Drive. Following months of conversations with NPR on how to structure a schedule of payment for current and future NPR programming costs they notified us on May 15, after the drive had ended, that they would not accept our payment plan, and we would have to take NPR programming off the air by the end of June. It came as a total surprise. Ways to improve are always on our minds here. We were aware that NPR was getting expensive and that the bulk of KCPW’s NPR programming was already being aired on KUER, but the decision to change our programming really was made that quickly. We have an incredibly devoted and hard-working staff and board who have contributed countless hours, attending meetings and working around the clock to make this all happen so quickly, so smoothly, and with such a keen understanding of our direction. Our ability to make this change so efficiently is a testament to our operational capacity and our commitment, and we have to take it as a compliment that you would think this feat so unattainable in so short a time. Please tune in to the town hall meeting Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. (rebroadcast at 6 p.m.) for a better understanding of this change. And please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have more questions or concerns.

  11. Rod Daynes

    I’ve been in public radio and television for most of my career, in San Diego, the Midwest, and in Boston — including WGBH and WBUR, but I have been reluctant to step in to the “profession” in SLC, which is my home town. Occasionally, I’ve emailed Ed Sweeny personally about programming suggestions, and he’s been responsive. I’m in favor of deleting the redundancy (BTW, both ‘GBH and ‘BUR carry NPR), so really, the issue is financial, IMO. I may be wrong — I don’t see your financials. However, I feel very strongly that KCPW is in trouble, regardless of the money. I’ll continue to listen for a while, because the public radio/television world is part of my DNA, but if the “alternative” to KUER (you) is not truly representative of the intellectual and thoughtful listener in favor of “radio bling”, which is my suspicion, I’ll rely more on podcasts, and live apps, e.g., WBUR. Best wishes, or should I say good luck?

    • Shelley Carpenter

      Thanks for the well wishes (and good luck). As a fellow nation-wide public radio professional / listener / supporter, I very much appreciate your comments. Finances have definitely had a big part in this move but the bigger issue was really that of long term vision. KCPW wants to take an active role in providing more choices to listeners. The sheer quantity of great, public radio programing available was underrepresented in Salt Lake City and we saw an opportunity to better serve our listeners.

      Here’s a link to our most recent fiscal information:

  12. Erin

    I’m excited about this new line-up. The NPR shows that are “can’t-miss” for me I always listen to as podcasts anyway so I’m looking forward to the new variety on KCPW. Thank you for shaking things up.

    • Shelley Carpenter

      Thanks for the vote of confidence! Take some time to settle in for a good listen and let me know your thoughts.

  13. Listner2

    Cost cutting measure!

    KCPW is circling the drain!

    The deathwatch has begun!

    • Shelley Carpenter

      Of course we are utilizing cost cutting measures. We are non-profit, independent community radio station. If you encounter non-profit organizations that are not concerned with costs, it may be wise to consider what they are doing with your donation.

  14. Kelsey

    On the way to work this morning I thought I was having a stroke. Jian Ghomeshi interviewing Billy Corgan where Tom Ashbrook used to be??! I cringed the whole way to work the interview was so DUMB. Who cares about Billy Corgan’s world view at 9am on Monday morning (or ever)? Jian Ghomeshi is fine, but Tom Ashbrook he is not- nor is he trying to be. His show is pure hipster culture. I am excited to hear the new line-up, but couldn’t Ashbrook have been replaced with a comparable show? – relevant, intelligent political and cultural analysis.

    • Shelley Carpenter

      We agree that it’s important to start the day off with news. With the exception of this morning’s live town hall, the new schedule is all news and information until 11am. The morning kicks off the BBC World Service until 6, News hour till 8, The TakeAway until 9, a rotating new analysis / documentary until 10 and World Business Report until 11.

      While I can’t take any credit for Ghomeshi’s ‘hipster culture’, it is scheduled to be part of cultural break between the news-centric morning and the news/ news analysis block in the afternoon.

  15. lunz

    I will be permanently changing the dial to KUER now. Super bummed that you replaced Tom Ashbrook with Gian Ghomeshi. I agree with the other comment it doesn’t at all compare with what used to be there. I like Q but I want something substantial in the morning. And you couldn’t have brought back world have your say? Seems like your listeners needs weren’t thought about.

    • Shelley Carpenter

      There are so many factors that played into the building of this schedule. Not all programs are available on all days or times. Often, there are certain requirements built into any stations’ contract that are beyond our control. We received lots of negative feedback about World Have Your Say which was part of our decision to stop carrying it.

  16. Ken

    On Point with Tom Ashbrook was my reason for tuning in and the ONLY intelligent alternative to Diane Rehm and Doug Fabrizio. Did you do away with the TED radio hour as well?

    • Shelley Carpenter

      Unfortunately, the options with NPR were all or nothing. So we are not airing the TED radio hour. However, I did catch a Ted talk as part of Public Radio Remix on Monday night. Here’s a link to listen online

  17. Joe

    I hope you guys make it through this transition period with listeners/donations intact. It pisses me off that for years, the programming director’s job at KUER has essentially been “copy whatever KCPW is doing”. Aside from “Radio West”, they’ve just duplicated most of your schedule for years, but I’ve been a supporter since you started and I know which station introduced which shows first. KCPW has always been the innovator when it comes to programming here and I’ve grown pretty tired of NPR in general, so I welcome the change.
    Ever since the GOP set its sites on them, NPR has grown increasingly bland and now with “Talk of the Nation” being cancelled I hope you can take advantage of the opportunity to fill the news/analysis/call-in void in the noon-to-two slot.

  18. Marge

    I also was a supporter of KCPW when it began, and was angry with KUER when they copied KCPW’s programming. But as KCPW dropped some of my favorite programs, I was forced to turn the radio to KUER and KRCL. Each time you have made programming changes I have checked out the schedules and listened to the programs to hear if they were good alternatives. For me, KCPW has not been very successful. I do hope that all these changes offer me more, so I can return to the station I had always considered a friend. I am excited that you are broadcasting American Routes, but it is at a terrible time, so I will have to continue to listen to it online, and support it directly as one of my public radio donations each year, even though Tulane University bothers me with donation requests the rest of the year. I want KCPW to survive and I hope your new programming appeals to enough listeners in this area to keep you properly supported. Good Luck.

  19. Gail

    While I won’t miss Fresh Air, please reconsider What Do You Know. It’s got to be the most boring program ever! Surely there’s better content out there.