(Shows listed in alphabetical order)
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.
Democracy Now is an award-winning investigative news magazine highlighting a grassroots perspective and efforts to ignite democracy. Hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, the program pioneers the largest community media collaboration in the United States. Interviews take place with politicians, celebrities, muckrakers, academics, artists and “just folks.”
Explorations in Science
Saturday, 7 a.m.
Produced by Dr. Michio Kaku, the show features news and interviews with leading scientists on science, technology, politics and the environment.
Sunday, 7 a.m.
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.
Sunday, 7:30 a.m.
Attorney Barry Vogel is host and producer of Radio Curious. He says his desire to create mental images from radio voices comes from his childhood memories of awakening in a warm bed on wintry Saturday mornings, listening to “Let’s Pretend.” The end of those all-too-short weekends was heralded each Sunday evening by the booming voice of Walter Winchell greeting “Mr. and Mrs. America” with the news of the week, as the wafting aroma of family dinner yielded yet another invisible wonder in the kitchen. Fifteen years later, his first regular radio programs were broadcast in Peru, where Vogel served as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Radio Curious first aired on Mendocino County Public Broadcasting in 1991 and has since aired on many public radio stations in North America and other continents.
Thom Hartmann Program
Monday through Friday, 12-3 p.m. (live)
Hartmann is the nation’s top progressive radio talk show host, according to Talkers Magazine, and is listed among the trade publication’s “Heaviest Hundred: the 100 most important radio talk show hosts of all time.” He is a four-time Project Censored-award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of 22 books in 17 languages on five continents. To call the program, dial (202) 808-9925.