Planetary Radio added to line up

KSPB has added Planetary Radio to its weekly line up. It’s the only long form public radio program devoted to the final frontier. Along with top-flight production quality, every episode relies on the deep expertise of the Planetary Society, founded by Carl Sagan, Lou Friedman and Bruce Murray, and now run by CEO Bill Nye the Science Guy! Bill has a weekly segment on the show. Each week, Planetary Radio’s Mat Kaplan visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, astronaut, advocate, or writer who provides a unique and exciting perspective on the exploration of our solar system and beyond. It also showcases regular features that raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. It airs Thursdays at 4pm.

Reunion Weekend Special Schedule for June 1

As part of Stevenson School’s Reunion Weekend, KSPB welcomes some alumni DJs back to the airwaves! Half-hour long alumni shows will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

The public affairs program Climate One, which normally airs on Saturday at 10:00 a.m., will run at 9:00 a.m. A Way with Words will run at 7:00 a.m. Big Picture Science will run at 8:00 a.m. The encore airings on Sunday, June 2 will run at their usual times.

KSPB adds “A Way with Words” to its weekend schedule

Tune in to KSPB on Saturdays at 12 noon for “A Way with Words,” a weekly, hour-long, national, caller-based program about language. An encore airs Sundays at 6pm.

Author Martha Barnette and lexicographer Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, linguistic heirlooms, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. Funny, informative, and fast-paced, each hour-long episode includes a word puzzle and slang quiz. Read more about the show here.

Ask your language questions: (877) 929-9673 or by email.

Live broadcast of Calif. State of the State address (Feb. 12)

KSPB will carry California Governor Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State address live on Tuesday, February 12, starting at 11am.  KQED and Capital Public Radio are providing live coverage of the speech. KQED’s Scott Shafer will host the broadcast, which will feature analysis from Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler, and KQED’s Marisa Lagos and Katie Orr.

Power Outage Feb. 2

One of the “features” of being located in an urban forest is that significant rain and wind can take down branches or entire trees and, with them, nearby utility lines. We are having another one of those days so KSPB may experience occasional outages in our broadcast signal and livestream.