10:36am

Sun December 1, 2013
Aspen Public Radio

New Sounds, New Programs!

Dear Listeners and Members,

We are excited to announce a new program schedule launching December 1st with a slew of programs we believe will please fervent listeners and new audiences alike. The new schedule will include public radio favorites like the TED Radio Hour, The Moth and All Songs Considered plus some great new shows like America's Test Kitchen with Cook's Illustrated editor Chris Kimball and To The Best of Our Knowledge.

The new lineup will include the NPR/WBUR collaboration, Here & Now with Robin Young and Jason Hobson at noon.

At Aspen Public Radio, we strive to provide you the critical and enriching radio programming you've come to rely on. And we hope with the new programs, we will embrace an even wider audience of smart and curious listeners. Aspen Public Radio is your news, your music and your station!

We welcome your input regarding these new programs and our new schedule. Please feel free to share your comments with us in the coming months by e-mail, on facebook, twitter, or by calling 920-9000.

Happy Holidays,

Carolyne Heldman Rovira

Executive Director

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Hear & Now – Monday-Thursday 12noon-1pm

Breaking news. Thoughtful interviews.

A live production of NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening in the middle of the day, with timely, smart and in-depth news, interviews and conversation.

Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, the show’s daily lineup includes interviews with NPR reporters, editors and bloggers, as well as leading newsmakers, innovators and artists from across the U.S. and around the globe.

To The Best of Our Knowledge – Saturdays at 11am

To The Best Of Our Knowledge (TTBOOK) is a nationally-syndicated radio show that cracks open the world and the ideas that fuel its engine. We usually produce two hours a week, each revolving around a theme. Some themes are big, like: Are Humans Innately Good? Others go micro, like Revenge of the Nerds. Once we pick the theme, we dig in with interviews that explore the culture, the debate, the stories, the science and the actual sound of it all. And hopefully, when we’re done, we’ve animated the questions along with the answers.

America’s Test Kitchen – Sundays at 1pm

America’s Test Kitchen Radio is a food program for right now – filled with clear, practical information, without the gourmet fuss. The hour is all about insights, tips and techniques that illuminate the truth about real home cooking. There will be some mystery, too, like why bad things happen to good recipes and the science behind good results. Hosted by Chris Kimball of Cook’s Illustrated.

TED Radio Hour – Saturdays at 2pm & Sundays at 7pm

An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hourhosted by Guy Raz – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.

The Moth – Sundays at 4pm

Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. Thestoryteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating.

Today, The Moth is a nonprofit organization with ongoing programs, all of which contribute their best stories to The Moth Radio Hour.

Sound Opinions - Sundays at 8pm

Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions—the world's only rock and roll talk show.

Based in Chicago, Sound Opinions is hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, two of the finest and best-recognized pop music writers in the nation. Every week, Sound Opinions fires up smart and spirited discussions about a wide range of popular music, from indie rock to classic rock, hip hop to R&B, and every genre under the sun.

All Songs Considered - Sundays at 9pm 

All Songs Considered is home the best new music and a community of fans always ready to share their opinions on the current music scene with hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton.