New Schedule: New Thursdays

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.
  • Bioneers — 7:00 p.m.
    “Bioneers” are social and scientific innovators from all walks of life who have peered into the heart of living systems to understand how nature operates, and to mimic “nature’s operating instructions” to serve human ends without harming the web of life. The program features interviews and presentations from the annual Bioneers Conference archives. Airs as part of our Science, Technology & Environment program track Mon-Thu at 8:00 p.m.
  • Living Planet — 7:30 p.m.
    Living Planet analyzes environmental policies, looks at “green” technologies, visits innovative projects and keeps you updated on the state of the planet’s environment. Features news, analysis, and interviews from an international network of correspondents. Produced by Deutsche Welle. Airs as part of our Science, Technology & Environment program track Mon-Thu at 8:00 p.m.
  • To the Best of Our Knowledge — 9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
    Two hours of smart, entertaining radio for people with curious minds. It’s the kind of show that spends an hour on the future of capitalism or on the roots of Islamic fundamentalism. It might also spend an hour on hair. Or salt. Or pirates, road trips, psychic phenomena, house cleaning, animal intelligence, high energy physics or how to say you’re sorry. Airs as part of our Lectures & Letters and Public Affairs program tracks Mon-Thu at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., respectively.


  • 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.
  • The Health Show — 8:00 p.m.
    New air time (moved from Mondays). Airs as part of our Health & Healthcare program track Mon-Thu at 8:00 p.m.
  • Encounters — 8:30 p.m.
    When available, this is the new program airing each week. This episode repeats the following Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.
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