New Schedule: New Wednesdays

Our new schedule launches this week and each day we’re highlighting the changes and especially the new programs we’ve added. You can learn all about the new schedule in our update packet (PDF, 1MB) or read more here.

New Programs

  • Here & Now — 9:00 a.m.
    This is an hour-long daily spin through not only all the big news stories, but the stories behind the stories and some of the less-crucial but equally intriguing things happening in the world. Host Robin Young brings over 25 years of eclectic broadcast experience to the show from the Discovery Channel, CBS, ABC, and NBC.
  • World Briefing & World Business News — 1:00 p.m.
    We’re boosting international coverage each weekday on KSKA. World Briefing offers the latest news from BBC correspondents worldwide and features news analysis, business and sports. World Business News brings KSKA listeners regular updates and analysis of the big business news that affects consumers, the environment and global trade, plus the big talking points in the financial markets.
  • The Writer’s Almanac — 3:01 p.m.
    Though KSKA has carried Almanac in the past, now it’s available 7 days a week at regular times. Tune in to hear Garrison Keillor recounting the highlights of this day in history and reading a short poem or two. Listen Mon-Fri just before the 3:00 p.m. Fresh Air.
  • Are We Alone? — 7:00 p.m.
    From amoebas to zebras, from androids to antimatter, Are We Alone? explores the science that makes life possible. Tune in weekly to hear top scientists talking about the latest in genetics, paleontology, technology, physics, and evolutionary biology—as well as cosmology and astronomy. Airs as part of our Science, Technology & Environment program track Mon-Thu at 7:00 p.m.
  • The People’s Pharmacy — 8:00 p.m.
    Hosts Joe and Terry Graedon bring their decades of health and pharmaceutical writing and teaching to the air with their weekly, award-winning radio program dealing with medications, food, personal health and healthcare. Airs as part of our Health & Healthcare program track Mon-Thu at 8:00 p.m.


  • Morning Edition — 5:00 to 9:00 a.m.
    New time slot runs up to 9:00 a.m.
  • Marketplace — 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
    First airing now at 1:30 p.m. Repeat airing remains at 6:30 p.m.
  • Fresh Air — 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
    First airing now at 3:00 p.m. Repeat at 11:00 p.m.
  • Local Lectures / Alaska World Affairs Council — 9:00 p.m.
    This is a repeat broadcast of the prior week’s original airing on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Airs as part of our Lectures & Letters program track Mon-Thu at 9:00 p.m.
  • Community Forum — 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
    Repeat airing moved to 10:00 p.m. Airs as part of our Public Affairs program track Mon-Thu at 10:00 p.m.
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