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Missed All Things Considered this weekend? Don't sweat it! While you were out enjoying your weekend, the team was putting together a killer set of Saturday and Sunday shows. Here's the best of what you might've missed, from in-depth cover stories to quirky science, from thought-provoking author interviews to rockin' performance chats.
All Things Considered features in-depth reporting and transforms the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features.
Host Lynne Rossetto Kasper and producer Sally Swift create The Splendid Table to explore the entire spectrum of food: from cheese making to finding wine bargains to the science of a great cup of coffee great to the best little greasy spoons in America.
The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, A Prairie Home Companion is now in its 38th season of production. Live every Saturday night from 6—8 p.m. ET, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."
July and August programs are re-broadcast performances.
Hosted by the dean of orchestra commentators, Robert Conrad, Weekend Radio is a "curiously strange and offbeat potpourri of music, wit and convivial companionship," Weekend Radio is a skillful mixture of classical music, cross-over selections and comedy bits.
Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical program in radio history.
Note: Music broadcast at the conclusion of the opera is provided by APM's Classical 24 music service.
**The contents of the broadcast are copyrighted and use or reproduction of any of the material therein without permission of the Metropolitan Opera is a violation of law.
December 7, 2013 1:00 pm ET
There's a theme to each This American Life episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. It's mostly true stories of everyday people, though not always. There's lots more to the show, but it's sort of hard to describe.
Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a "talk show," it hardly fits the mold. Its 1994 Peabody Award citation credits Fresh Air with "probing questions, revelatory interviews and unusual insights." And a variety of top publications count Terry Gross among the country's leading interviewers. The show gives interviews as much time as needed, and complements them with comments from well-known critics and commentators.
Fresh Air is produced at WHYY-FM in Philadelphia.