KSPB is expanding its BBC Proms programming this summer. In addition to the seven Saturday morning highlight programs on the BBC World Service, we are airing nine full two-hour concerts from APM’s SymphonyCast on Monday evenings.
The BBC Proms is “the world’s greatest classical music festival,” but its repertoire goes beyond classical. This year’s programs, for example, include world music and jazz. They also include celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Proms founder and conductor, Sir Henry Wood.
More info about BBC Proms highlights on the World Service
More info about BBC Proms concerts on SymphonyCast
KSPB will be off the air at 91.9 FM on Tuesday, June 4, starting around 8:30 a.m. while the electrical service at our transmitter site is upgraded. We anticipate the work taking only a few hours. In the meantime, you can listen to programming here on the website by clicking the Listen Live link.
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 kicks off the new year with some new voices as Stevenson’s intro radio students take to the airwaves! In addition, we have added With Good Reason from Virginia Humanities, New Letters on the Air from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Bookworm with Michael Silverblatt from station KCRW Santa Monica.
The Faculty Players presented the Lux Radio Theater version of the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life in front of a live audience on the evening of December 19. A recording of that performance will air on December 24 at 5pm and 8pm, and on December 25 at 10am. You can also listen here.
We were disappointed to learn today that AAAS has discontinued Science Update, effective immediately. We are adding a new feature, Yale Climate Connections, to replace it. Climate Connections is a daily (M-F), 90-second radio series that aims to help listeners understand how climate change is already impacting our lives and what diverse people and organizations are doing to reduce the associated risks. The series “connects the dots” between climate change and energy, extreme weather, public health, food and water, jobs and the economy, national security, and the creative arts, among other themes. Climate Connections will air weekdays at 49.5 minutes after the hour during Newshour.
KSPB has added Big Picture Science to its line up. It’s a show that does more than interview top scientists and technology innovators. Its themed episodes connect those latest research ideas to identify emerging trends – and why they matter. Seth Shostak (the scientist) and Molly Bentley (the science journalist) use smart and humorous storytelling. They won’t just keep you’re attention, they’ll grab it.
But there’s more. Are you a doubting Thomas? They separate science from pseudoscience – and facts from the phony – in Skeptic Check, their monthly episode devoted to critical thinking.
So think bigger. Big Picture Science. A one-hour weekly radio show heard on Saturday at 11am, with an encore Sunday at 7pm.
Longtime Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan and political historian Heather Richardson Cox explore the state of our democracy this election season with a new, six-part series. “The Democracy Test” from Truth, Politics and Power traces examples of similar, and often more dangerous challenges in American history, how our democracy survived them, and what we might do to solve our current difficulties.
Airs Saturdays at 11am, with an encore Sundays at 7pm.
Locally produced KSPB programming kicked off with Thursday Detention and The Feel on September 13. More shows will be starting the week of September 17. The schedule here on the website will be updated as more student and faculty shows start up.
KSPB has added Science Update to its line up, weekdays at 19 minutes after the hour during Newshour. Quirky, entertaining and informative, Science Update is a daily, 60-second feature covering the latest discoveries in science, technology and medicine. Produced by AAAS, the world’s largest general science society, Science Update has reported on thousands of scientific and medical breakthroughs—and won dozens of national awards—since its inception in 1988. Science Update even answers listeners’ science questions, phoned in to its toll-free answer line, 1-800-WHY-ISIT (1-800-949-4748), or submitted via an online form on its contact page.