New Weekend Programs On Wyoming Public Radio

Wyoming Public Radio announces an exciting new weekend schedule beginning the weekend of August 23rd. Download a printable PDF of our new schedule here.

All your Saturday morning favorites remain with a new afternoon lineup beginning at 1:00 with eTown, music performance recorded live from Boulder, Colorado followed by the return of American Routes with Nick Spitzer from 2-4pm. 

Sundays at 10am, we debut NPR’s Ted Radio Hour with host Guy Raz exploring ideas, inventions and new ways to think and create. At 11, we whet your appetite for great food and cooking with America’s Test Kitchen. Radiolab with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich can now be heard Sunday afternoon at 1:00 followed by Travel with Rick Steves. We examine language through history, culture, and family on A Way With Words at 3pm. For those who miss the Saturday morning broadcast of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, we’ll play it again Sunday afternoons at 4pm.

We hope you enjoy the new lineup and let us know what you think via e-mail: wkirkpa1@uwyo.edu


New Weekend Programs:

Saturday

Lake Street Dive and Eilen Jewell performed at eTown in Boulder on March 23, 2014.
Lake Street Dive and Eilen Jewell performed at eTown in Boulder on March 23, 2014.
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1pm - eTown A national radio broadcast since 1991. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience Boulder, Colorado. The program features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us.

2pm - American Routes “In the history of American radio, no series has come close to Nick Spitzer’s American Routes in exploring the many streams of this nation’s music.” — Nat Hentoff, Wall Street Journal

American Routes' Nick Spitzer.
American Routes' Nick Spitzer.
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American Routes is a weekly two-hour program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical.  American Routes explores the shared musical and cultural threads in these American styles and genres of music — and how they are distinguished.

Sunday

10am - TED Radio Hour with host Guy Raz is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create. Each episode includes riveting excerpts from the renowned TED stage where some of the world's deepest thinkers and innovators are invited to give the 18-minute "talk of their lives." The TED Radio Hour team takes the most compelling talks and organizes them around a common theme. But we don't stop with the TEDTalks. Host Guy Raz interviews the guests, delving deeper, dissecting the speaker's ideas and posing probing questions you’d like to hear answered.

11am - America’s Test Kitchen with host Chris Kimball is a food program for right now. It’s filled with clear, practical information, without the gourmet fuss. America’s Test Kitchen is all about insights, tips and techniques that illuminate the truth about real home cooking. There will be some mystery, too, like why bad things happen to good recipes and the science behind good results.

1pm - Radiolab (moved from Friday 7pm - Undercurrents moves to Saturday 8pm.) Each hour we take a big idea, so big that it lives everywhere, hiding in a thousand places under different names, and we chase that idea, going wherever whim takes us. Along the way, hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich interview, argue, imagine, and discover the hidden connections that make this idea so surprisingly powerful. It's Technicolor radio. Radiolab is produced by WNYC and distributed by National Public Radio.

Rick Steves in London.
Rick Steves in London.
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2pm - Travel with Rick Steves is a weekly one-hour conversation about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is the leading authority on travel to Europe, and is extending his interest to global topics.

3pm - A Way with Words. A Way with Words is an upbeat and lively hour-long public radio show about language examined through history, culture, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about slang, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking.

Why is WPR expanding its weekend lineup?

WPR is committed to providing you the best programs with a variety of news, information and entertainment for your weekend. Our new schedule includes programs that are hits with public radio listeners around the country. Now Wyoming listeners can enjoy them as well. WPR still keeps most of the current weekend programs. Some have moved to different time slots and some can now be heard online including New Dimensions.