Our job at KPCW is to provide you with engaging, and entertaining programming. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our providers of public media content have made changes and additions to their offerings, expanding the library of shows we can bring to you. We are happy to announce none of the existing shows are leaving our air, and we are excited to announce a new edition to Saturdays. Read more below about these changes.
To view our entire program lineup, visit our schedule here.
All these changes are effective December 5th, 2020.
*NEW* Time Machine from The Current
Saturdays at 11 am
Time Machine from The Current® is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes you back to the sounds of a specific year with a carefully curated list of the best songs. Plus, he'll invite you to reexamine some deeper cuts as we look back on what happened that year in music, pop culture and the world. The Current is the noncommerical music station from Minnestota Public Radio, a division of American Public Media (APM).
*NEW DATE & TIME* TED Radio Hour
Saturdays at 10am
TED Radio Hour investigates the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world’s greatest thinkers. Can we preserve our humanity in the digital age? Where does creativity come from? And what's the secret to living longer? In each episode, host Manoush Zomorodi explores a big idea through a series of TED Talks and original interviews, inspiring us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves.
*NEW TIME* American Routes
Sundays at 10 am - 12pm
Hosted by Nick Spritzer, American Routes is blues and jazz, gospel and soul, rockabilly and country, Cajun and swamp pop, Tejano, Latin… and beyond. Songs and stories from musicians describe a deep and diverse nation with sounds and styles shared by all Americans. From the bayous to the beltways, from crossroads to crosstown, on interstates and city streets, turn up your radio for the sonic journey!
Saturdays & Sundays now starting at 6am
Weekend Edition Saturday wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. This program is hosted by NPR's Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon. Weekend Edition Saturday is hosted locally by KPCW Reporter Sean Higgins, who will bring you local news and updates during the show.
Weekend Edition Sunday with host Lulu Garcia-Navarro combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. The show features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. And the highlight for many listeners is the puzzle segment with Puzzlemaster Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times. Weekend Edition Sunday is hosted locally by KPCW reporter Jessica Lowell, who will bring you local news and updates during the show.