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New Programs and Newscasts for 2020

Global events are unfolding so rapidly. It can be challenging to make sense of it all. You depend on Connecticut Public Radio to help you understand the latest news and put it into context, including how it affects you at the local level. That's why we're adding these new radio shows Starting Monday, January 13:

1A - 11:00am, M-F
With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics, technology, and what connects us across the fissures that divide the country. The program also delves into pop culture, sports and humor. 1A’s goal is to act as a national mirror — taking time to help America look at itself and to ask what it wants to be.

The World - 7:00pm, M-F
The World is a news magazine with an emphasis on international news and global journalism. The World's unique editorial perspective brings energy and passion to each day's broadcast. The goal: to take us beyond borders and boundaries, and fire up our curiosity about a fascinating, messy, contentious and beautiful planet.

The Slowdown - 10:55pm, M-F (5 minute interstitial)
Every weekday, Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world - through poetry. Tracy K. Smith is one of the most celebrated poets of our time. She served as the 22nd United States Poet Laureate from 2017 to 2019, and is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light and several books of poetry, including her Pulitzer Prize-winning collection Life on Mars. She is the director of the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University. Produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation.

Playing on Air - 11:00pm, Tuesdays
Playing on Air is a unique public radio program featuring a novel form of story-telling: the short play, an ideal form for the rhythms of radio listeners on the go. Each episode features several short plays written and acted by world-class actors like Sam Waterston, Bobby Cannavale, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Michelle Williams; and writers and directors including  Pulitzer Prize winners David Lindsay-Abaire, David Auburn, John Patrick Shanley, Beth Henley, and more.

BBC Newshour - 4:00pm, Sat/Sun BBC Newshour is the award-winning flagship program of the BBC World Service, the world's largest news-gathering operation. Clear, rigorous, well-paced and live every day, Newshour brings BBC's unmatched reporting from all around the globe.

Expanded midday newscasts - 10:00am - 3:00pm, M-F
Bringing Connecticut Public audiences more of the voices they trust, reporting the news they need to know. We’re expanding our news footprint on the radio by adding local news and weather throughout midday programming on weekdays -- expanding to seven new local hourly newscasts from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m., to keep you up to date between Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  Each hour will begin with an NPR national newscast, followed by Connecticut’s news and weather.

New morning Weekend Weather Reports will help you to plan your Saturday and Sunday activities. Listen at 8:18 am.  


Some programs will move to a new timeslot in our new schedule:

Birdnote will now air at 5:43am, M-F and 7:57am, Saturday and Sunday.

Connecticut Garden Journal will now air at 8:58pm Thursday and 11:57am Saturday.

Where We Live and Colin McEnroe Show reruns will now be one hour later. Where We Live and The Wheelhouse will re-broadcast at 8pm, The Colin McEnroe Show will run at 9pm.

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