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60 Watts

Coming straight from the United States’ grunge capital itself, 60 Watts is Public Radio’s weekly underground and alternative rock specialty program. Produced independently by Tony Rocky Horror in Seattle, WA (at the studios of C89.5 FM).

60 Watts airs Sunday 11:00 pm to midnight.


Acoustic Cafe

Acoustic Cafe is a fantastic international showcase of new and classic acoustic music. Along with the exceptional music, Acoustic Cafe features live in-studio interviews and performances from some of the best singer/songwriters around.

Each week, listeners around the globe tune in to Acoustic Café to hear the latest from today’s great songwriting talents. It’s hard to put a definitive label on Acoustic Café’s music selections. After all, a good song is a good song… any individual set of music could contain a bit of country, rock, blues, folk, pop… and more!

For more information, visit http://www.acafe.com/.

Acoustic Cafe airs Monday 2 to 4 am.

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Alternative Radio

David Barsamian has been described as one of the best interviewers in the nation. Join David for “Alternative Radio” for a truly alternative take on the state of the world.

For more information visit http://www.alternativeradio.org

Alternative Radio airs Thursday 1 to 2 pm, and alternating Wednesdays 7 to 8 am.

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Between the Lines

Between the Lines is a weekly, award-winning public affairs program providing a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Each show features a five-minute summary of some of the week’s under- reported news stories gathered from the alternative press plus three five-minute interview segments focusing on significant international, national and regional issues.

For more information visit http://www.btlonline.org/

Between the Lines airs Monday 9:30 to 10 am.

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Big picture science

Each week, Big Picture Science, hosted by astronomer Seth Shostak and science journalist Molly Bentley, intervies leading scientists, technology researchers, and science journalists about emerging scientific research. The one-hour themed programs offer both insight and humor to present surprising connections and new ways of thinking about science. Once a month, a “Skeptic Check” episode casts a critical eye on pseudoscience.

Big Picture Science airs Saturday 8 to 9 am.



Visionary and practical solutions for restoring the earth are highlighted on this provocative, thoughtful and stimulating half-hour show.

For more information visit http://www.bioneers.org

Bioneers airs Tuesday 1:30 to 2 pm.

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blues america

Blues America is a listener supported radio series broadcasting weekly from the Chico Chism Studio in Phoenix and providing an outlet for Blues artists to share their stories.

Blues America airs Monday 4 to 5 pm.

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building bridges

Building Bridges is a weekly show about labor, in all its manifestations. The show’s beat is the labor front, broadly defined, both geographically and conceptually. Hosts examine the world of work and workers on the job as well as where they live. They examine the issues that affect their everyday lives, with a particular sensitivity towards human rights abuses, environmental concerns and the U.S. drive for global domination. Contributors record their global struggles and provide analysis of their efforts to empower themselves and transform society to provide greater democratic, human, social, political and economic rights. Each program consists of feature stories, generally interviews, within a historical context, often accompanied by sound from demonstrations, rallies or conferences, and complemented and enhanced by poetry and instrumental or vocal — people’s culture.

 For more information visit: http://buildingbridgesradio.blogspot.com/

Building Bridges airs Tuesday 9:30 to 10 am.



Produced by the national media watch group FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting), CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage.

 For more information, visit the CounterSpin website.

Counterspin airs Tuesday 4 to 4:30 pm & Wednesday 9:30 to 10 am.

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democracy now

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 450 stations in North America.  Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts.
For more information, visit http://www.democracynow.org/

Democracy Now airs Monday to Friday 8 to 9 am & 12 to 1 pm .

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el sur en el norte

El Sur En El Norte is a Spanish language program from Informativo Pacifica.

El Sur En El Norte provides “noticias relevantes de la semana.”

 El Sur En El Norte airs Monday 6 to 7 am.



eTown is a non-profit, nationally syndicated radio broadcast/podcast, multimedia and events production company.  Their mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation in order to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world. There’s more about eTown here.

Since 1991, eTown has produced musical, social and environmental programming to uplift and inspire listeners around the world. They attract today’s top artists and combine them with champions of social responsibility and environmental sustainability. The eTown community comes for the music, and stays for the message.

The shows are recorded in front of a live audience, in our solar powered theater, eTown Hall, which also serves as a social and environmental hub for community events. From film screenings to panel discussions, concerts, educational programming, fundraisers and more, eTown Hall attracts a vibrant community of engaged citizens.

eTown airs Thursday 4 to 5 pm.



Exploration in Science with Dr. Michio Kaku, is an hour long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment.

 To learn more about Dr. Michio Kaku and Explorations visit www.mkaku.org

Exploration airs Monday 1 to 2 pm and Friday 6 to 7 am.

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geezer rock

Geezer Rock is a weekly, one-hour radio program that plays new music by geezers who rock. For the show’s purposes, that’s anyone age 50+ (AARP eligible). On “Geezer Rock,” it’s the musicians who are the “oldies,” not the songs! Host Jeff Lindholm plays all-new songs by all of your favorite “touch of gray” rock stars from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s who are still hitting the stages and putting out new albums of new rockin’ tunes. These songs rock, and they deserve to be heard!

Geezer Rock airs Sunday 10 to 11 pm.

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Harry Shearer’s Le Show

For over 20 years, Harry Shearer has been serving up biting political satire, trenchant social commentary and eclectic music on his weekly radio program “Le Show”. “Le Show” is on the cutting edge of comedy.

For more information, visit “Le Show’s” page.

Harry Shearer’s Le Show airs Monday 5 to 6 pm.

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juke in the back

At the end of the Second World War, economics forced the big bands to trim their once great size and thus, the Jump Blues combo was born. Between 1946-1954, rhythm and blues laid the tracks for what was to become Rock n’ Roll. So how come, nearly 60 years later, this vibrant and influential music is still so unknown to so many?

Matt The Cat is going to change that with the radio program, “Juke In The Back.” These were the records that you couldn’t hear on the jukebox in the front of the establishment. To hear all this great 1950s rhythm & blues, you had to go to “Juke In The Back.”

For more about Juke in the Back visit http://www.jukeintheback.org/

Juke in The Back airs Sunday 8 to 9 am.

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latin waves

Latin Waves was born in 2005 when Sylvia Richardson’s passion for social change hit the radio air waves. The show was started as a resource to educate the public about the extraordinary changes and social movements that are happening in Latin America.

 There is a literal blackout in the Canadian main stream media around these historic changes. Shortly after the show started Stuart Richardson joined as co-producer channelling his passion into journalism and research, with such an overwhelming amount of critical news not being covered properly in the main stream media Latin Waves decided to open its spectrum.

Our original mandate to cover Latin America still stands but we have expanded our coverage into local/national and international issues making those critical political connections, we bring our listeners in-depth coverage of issues with a focus on the history of an issue and what that history means for us today and most importantly what we can do to move society forward in a healthy way.

In short our show is focused on building community across borders, positive social change has only come through communities of interest working together.

Latin Waves airs Tuesday 6 to 6:30 am.

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linea abierta

Linea Abierta comes from Radio Bilingue, a non-profit organization which has been working in North America for nearly 15 years. Their shows range from music to talk shows and more.

 Linea Abierta airs Sunday 5 to 6 am & Monday 7 to 8 am

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making contact

“Making Contact” is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media. Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems.

Making Contact airs Tuesday 7 to 7:30 am.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

KPOV is proud to offer our listeners New York Philharmonic This Week, a weekly series of the best in classical music from one of the world’s longest-running and most celebrated orchestras. New York Philharmonic is made available to KPOV by the WFMT Radio Network.

New York Philharmonic This Week airs Sunday noon to 2 pm.

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old time radio shows

Those old radio shows you used to love. Listen to stories of suspense, humor, and drama.

KPOV is proud to present old time radio shows.  Be aware– the shows are
presented intact as originally archived.  As such, these shows may include
old time commercials and product sponsorships.  As a non-commercial,
educational radio station, KPOV does not endorse the products mentioned or
the behavior, such as smoking or drinking, promoted. Inclusion offers a
historical and educational perspective of the style of advertising and the
type of content presented in radio during the late 1930’s through the early
1950’s and to preserve the integrity of the archival programs.

In addition, portrayals of some of the characters may be deemed offensive by
some listeners.  While not endorsing such  portrayals KPOV sees a value in
allowing those voices to be heard as they were presented to ensure that we,
as a society, recognize that stereotypes and unflattering caricatures have
been, and often continue to be, a part of the American personality. 

Old Time Radio Shows airs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 4 to 6 am.

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Paradigms is all about positivity, inspiration, community, and life! It’s an antidote to the despair and negativity of much of commercial media.

Combining interviews with relevant music, Paradigms explores “visions of a viable future for life on Earth, including humans.”

Paradigms airs Thursday 5 to 6 pm.

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philosophy talk

Philosophy Talk celebrates the value of the examined life. Each week, our two host philosophers invite you to join them in conversation on a wide variety of issues ranging from popular culture to our most deeply-held beliefs about science, morality, and the human condition. Philosophy Talk challenges listeners to identify and question their assumptions and to think about things in new ways. We are dedicated to reasoned conversation driven by human curiosity. Philosophy Talk is accessible, intellectually stimulating, and most of all, fun!

Philosophy Talk airs Wednesday 1 to 2 pm.

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radio theater project

The Radio Theater Project is an anthology series of dramas and comedies for radio. Each week a program will be made up of one radio play. Produced at KSVR Studios at the radio station KSVR-FM in Mount Vernon, Washington. Each season is comprised of 22 episodes and Radio Theater Project is in its fourth season.

Radio Theater Project airs Monday 4:30 to 5 am.

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rock en espanol

Rock en Espanol comes from Radio Bilingue, a non-profit organization which has been working in North America for nearly 15 years. Their shows range from music to talk shows and more.

 Rock en Espanol airs Monday from 4 to 5 am.



Produced by community radio stations around the country, Sprouts is a weekly half-hour news magazine.

For more information, visit the Sprouts website.

Sprouts airs Thursday 9:30 to 10 am.



Suspense! is a show from the Golden Age of Radio, once called: “radio’s outstanding theater of thrills.” Enjoy!

 Suspense! airs Tuesday 4 to 4:30 am.

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tell us a tale

Welcome to the world of Tell Us A Tale! Tune in for familiar stories and new entertaining ones. Your host Peter, really enjoys animal tales from around the world.

Peter’s original show, Kid n’ Kaboodle, changed eventually from original stories, to the reading of others’ published tales, with music complementing each story. For those of you not familiar with the radio show, the easiest way to get a crash course is to simply click here.

Tell Us a Tale airs Saturday 9 to 9:30 am & Wednesday 6 to 6:30 am.


the future of what

The Future of What is a radio program about the music and recording industry for industry insiders, outsiders, and outliers. Each week it delves into a topic of interest to music industry professionals, musicians, and regular people alike by discussing important issues with great people who work every day to help artists succeed (largely behind the scenes.)

The Future of What airs Monday 5 to 6 am.


the michael slate show

The Michael Slate show is a weekly news and talk show coming to us from KPFK Los Angeles.  It covers a different topic every week in an in-depth, multi-faceted way.

The Michael Slate Show airs Thursday 7 to 8 am.

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the thomas jefferson hour

The Thomas Jefferson Hour is a weekly radio program dedicated to the search for truth in the tradition of our third president. Clay S. Jenkinson, a nationally-acclaimed humanities scholar and award-winning first-person interpreter of Thomas Jefferson, portrays the president on the program. Jenkinson answers listener questions in the persona of Jefferson; our discussions are grounded in the writings and actions of the Founding Father. Our mission is to generate discourse between neighbors, friends and family, and to revitalize a national conversation about issues that are essential to our country and its citizens. The Thomas Jefferson Hour is a call for a second American Enlightenment.

The Thomas Jefferson Hour airs Thursday 6 to 7 am.

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this way out

This Way Out is the award-winning, weekly gay and lesbian magazine-style program featuring interviews, news, music, poetry, humor and more.

For more information, visit http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/media/radio/thiswayout/

This Way Out airs Tuesday 7:30 to 8 am.



WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service is an all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world.

For more information visit www.wings.org

Wings airs Tuesday 6:30 to 7 am.

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with good reason

Each week on With Good Reason, ever-curious host Sarah McConnell takes you along as she examines a wide range of topics with leading scholars. Featured guests have included Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison discussing race in America, Bruce Greyson sharing his study of near death experiences, Mike Seeger exploring American folk music, Aniko Bodroghkozy tuning in on sixties television, Bryan Caplan on the “myth of the rational voter,” Nikki Giovanni reading from her poetry, and .  You may discover the traditions of the samurai warrior, hear about the ways we pre-judge others based on their accents, or laugh at the surprising history of Hawaiian shirts.

With Good Reason has won five Gabriel Awards for Best Documentary or Public Affairs Programs and is also the recipient of top honors from the Public Radio News Directors, Radio and Television Digital News Association and the Virginia Association of Broadcasters.

For Good Reason airs Friday 1 to 2 pm.