June 29, 2018 / Modified jun 29, 2018 2:48 p.m.

New Programs Hit the AZPM Airwaves

Starting in July listeners will notice a few new additions to the NPR 89.1 and Classical 90.5 lineup

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This July, AZPM radio listeners will notice a few new additions to the daily lineup on NPR 89.1 and Classical 90.5.

New on NPR 89.1

The Daily
Weekdays at 3:30pm on NPR 89.1
This is what the news should sound like. Hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by The New York Times' newsroom, The Daily brings listeners the biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. The Daily focuses on just one or two stories each weekday, offering listeners a 30-minute, deep, textured portrait of the characters and human stakes driving the news.

Sundays at noon on NPR 89.1
Freakonomics Radio ferrets out connections between seemingly unrelated things. The program explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature— from cheating and crime to parenting and sports— using the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. Host Stephen J. Dubner discovers the hidden side of everything in interviews with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs — and with his Freakonomics co-author Steve Levitt.

Hidden Brain
Saturdays at noon on NPR 89.1
Host Shankar Vedantam is a beloved contributor to Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as a popular podcast host; now audiences are able to hear Shankar go deeper on intriguing topics. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world, current events and themselves.

Planet Money and How I Built This
Saturdays at 2:00pm on NPR 89.1
Planet Money explains the economy with playful storytelling and Peabody award-winning deep dive, roll up your sleeves journalism. The team includes Robert Smith, Jacob Goldstein, Stacey Vanek Smith, Noel King, Ailsa Chang and Kenny Malone. Guy Raz hosts How I Built This, where innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists take us through the often challenging journeys they took to build their now iconic companies. Featured guests include the founders of Lyft, Patagonia, Zappos, Spanx, Samuel Adams, Instagram, and more.

American Routes
Saturday at 6:00pm on NPR 89.1
American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program that presents the breadth and depth of the American musical and cultural landscape. Hosted by Nick Spitzer American Routes explores the shared and individual musical threads that contribute to the great diversity of American culture, from blues to Cajun, Tejano to jazz, country to soul and all the stops in between.

It’s Been a Minute
Sundays at 2:00pm on NPR 89.1
It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders is a weekly one-hour engaging conversation -- a timely and topical look back at the week's news, with pop culture features and interviews. Sam talks with journalists, newsmakers, and listeners about news, popular culture, and the internet -- stories big and small, about all subjects, with equal vigor and interest. This show provides an irreverent, casual space for listeners who don’t know how to process the pace of current events but can’t think about anything else. Sam also spends time with actors, musicians, and comedians, interviewing them in long-form segments that gives listeners a chance to really get to know them.

Travel with Rick Steves
Sundays at 7:00pm on NPR 89.1
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.

Favorite weekend programs Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me, On the Media, Radio Lab, TED Radio Hour, and This American Life will continue in new time slots. For a complete schedule and to stream NPR 89.1 live, please visit radio.azpm.org.

New on Classical 90.5

Performance Today Weekend
Saturdays at 4:00pm on Classical 90.5
Performance Today features the best live performance recordings from concerts halls around the world, as well as in-studio performances and interviews with an eclectic mix of guests. Hosted by Fred Child, this weekend roundup also includes special broadcasts from festivals and public radio stations around the country.

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