• Poetry: The Unfolding Of What Is Hidden with Jane Hirshfield.  Jane Hirshfield points out that many people turn to poetry in times of great life transitions. Her poetry alludes to far ranging subjects such as time, nature, and even science.

  • David Swanson – The Abolition of War.  As the planet moves closer to destruction, we must abolish war. David Swanson is an activist, journalist and radio host. He is director of and the author of War Is Never Just and Curing Exceptionalism.

  • Leigh Calvez: The Breath of A Whale.  From the author of The Hidden Lives of Owls, comes The Breath of a Whale, an up close and personal introduction in the elusive lives of the orcas, humpbacks, sperm, blue, and gray whales. Leigh Calvez spent a dozen years researching, observing, and probing the lives of the giants of the deep.

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  • Joanna Lumley's Travels; Holy Toledo; Good Night and God Bless.  Hear why Joanna Lumley's family is revered in Bhutan.  Guides from Spain chat with Rick about the highlights of their country's spiritual capital, Toledo. And we'll hear about convents and monasteries that have gone into the hospitality business.

  • Democracy Now! is a daily progressive, nonprofit, independently syndicated news hour that airs on more than 1,250 radio, television, satellite and cable TV networks around the globe. Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez host. Heard at 5am, 7am and 5pm.



  • Saturdays at 7am, the Academy of Comedy matriculates vintage radio comedy, humorous songs, and general silliness. You'll be schooled in classics like Abbot & Costello, Bob & Ray, Bob Newhart, and Rodney Dangerfield. Ed Gasperini, Nigel and Eddie B. foul fill the air with two hours of good fun, ribald songs, and amusing oddities.

  • “Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, the Dorseys and all the rest!”  Steve Ward brings you the best in swing music of the 1930s and '40s Saturdays at 9am, plus a rant from Professor Fred, a look at Your Weekend, and the Incredibly Strange Big Bandstand Lounge Track of the Week.

  • Join Jim Hilmar Saturdays at 11am for great guitar music on Frettin' Fingers. Swing, pop, jazz, blues and rhythm & blues, vintage country & rockabilly, surf - acoustic or electric. Whether you like Alvin Lee, Leon Rhodes, Bucky Pizzarelli, James Burton, or Dimebag Daryl - you'll hear it all on Frettin' Fingers.

  • Juke Joint host Ron Taffi brings you jump blues, doo-wop, crooners, boogie woogie, the New Orleans sound, guitar slingers, unsung heroes of early rock, and all the honking, wailing, screaming saxophones you can stand. All that and more on The Juke Joint. 

  • Bryan Ollie, Bud Piland and others makes it funky Saturdays at 3pm, where you'll hear Rick James, the Spinners, the Ohio Players, James Brown, the Staple Singers, Kool & The Gang and many more. Contact Bryan at or on Facebook for requests.