New program additions to witf FM schedule

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Descriptions for New Programs on witf FM

Format effective as of June 25


Center Stage (witf production)

A new witf production brings the world of live music to living rooms across central Pennsylvania. Each Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm, listeners can enjoy full-length concerts from across the musical spectrum. From classical to jazz to folk to alternative rock, performances from performing and presenting groups across the region will be featured. Hosted by Cary Burkett and Joe Ulrich of witf’s Arts and Culture desk, Center Stage will bring music to broaden horizons and soothe the soul.   Saturdays and Sundays at 8 pm


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The Diane Rehm Show (NPR)

Newsweek magazine calls The Diane Rehm Show one of the most interesting talk shows in the country. The National Journal says Diane is "the class act of the talk radio world."

More than 2.2 million listeners across the country tune in to the program each week, which has grown from a small local morning call-in show on Washington's WAMU 88.5 to one of public broadcasting's most-listened-to programs.

Diane's guests include many of the nation's top newsmakers, journalists and authors, such as former president Bill Clinton, General Tommy Franks, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Julie Andrews, and Toni Morrison. Each hour includes dialogue with listeners who call, e-mail, Tweet, or post to Facebook to join Diane's virtual community and take part in a civil exchange of ideas. Monday through Friday, 10 am to noon.


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Here and Now (PRI)

Here and Now is an essential midday news magazine for those who want the latest news and expanded conversation on today's hot-button topics: public affairs, foreign policy, science and technology, the arts and more. Host Robin Young is a whirlwind of energy, with years of experience anchoring and producing programs for NBC, CBS and ABC television, and for The Today Show.

Here and Now’s guest roster has included Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam, director John Malkovich, the Wall Street Journal's John Harwood and actress Jane Fonda. The show is produced by WBUR/Boston. Monday through Friday, noon to 1 pm.


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The Story (APM)

One of The Story’s listeners sent us an e-mail that captured our goal for the stories we tell: "Thanks for finding the ordinary us and putting our stories out there."  The Story’s goal is to find people whose lives are intersecting with significant issues in the news and give them the opportunity to tell their story.

At a time when "celebrity rules" and the only "ordinary" people we see are faces in the crowd, The Story reminds listeners that their stories and their lives matter. The Story is produced at North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC and is hosted by Dick Gordon. Monday through Friday, 1 to 2 pm.


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Talk of the Nation (NPR)

When Americans want to be a part of the national conversation, they turn to Talk of the Nation, NPR's live, midday news-talk program. Host Neal Conan leads a productive exchange of ideas and opinions on the issues that dominate the news landscape.

From breaking news, science, and education to religion and the arts, Talk of the Nation offers listeners the opportunity to join enlightening discussions by calling, emailing, or messaging through social media.

On Fridays the conversation turns to the topics of science, with Talk of the Nation: Science Friday with Ira Flatow, focusing on news and issues about the world of science and technology.

A long-time NPR journalist, Conan has been a reporter, editor, and anchor for NPR live events coverage. The first hour of Talk of the Nation will air Monday through Fridays from 2 to 3 pm. The second hour of Talk of the Nation will air Monday through Fridays from 10 to 11 pm.



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On Point (NPR)

Hosted by award-winning journalist Tom Ashbrook, On Point’s lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and features writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world. Produced by WBUR in Boston. Monday through Fridays from 8 to 10 pm.


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BBC World Service (APM)

International news, analysis and information from the BBC World Service. In-depth news and sports from one of the globe’s most trusted news organizations. Monday through Fridays, 11 pm to 5 am; Saturday and Sundays from 10 pm to 7 am.


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Marketplace Money (APM)

Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet. During the hour-long program, Vigeland and economic editor Chris Farrell help listeners map out the course to financial well-being, offering advice on topics like how to pay for college and whether to buy or lease a car. It's "the money show for the rest of us." Saturdays at 7 am.


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The Splendid Table (APM)

Lynn Rossetto Kasper hosts a weekly exploration of food trends and dining. Radio that makes you hungry! On-location features and guest interview are included along with recipes and personal essays. Saturdays at 2 pm.


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On The Media (NPR)

While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, OTM tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with listeners and led to more than a tripling of its audience in five years.

Since OTM was re-launched in 2001, it has been one of NPR's fastest growing programs. It has won Edward R. Murrow Awards for feature reporting and investigative reporting, the National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism and a Peabody Award for its body of work. Saturdays at 4 pm.


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On Being (APM)

On Being is a spacious conversation about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit. The program began as an occasional series on Minnesota Public Radio in 1999, then became a monthly national program in September 2001, and launched as a weekly program titled Speaking of Faith in the summer of 2003.

Host Krista Tippett’s program draws out the intellectual and spiritual content of religion that should nourish our common life, but that is often obscured precisely when religion enters the news. On Being has both responded and contributed to a growing acknowledgement that there are basic questions of meaning that pertain to the entire human experience. Sundays at 7 am.

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