Weekly Program Highlights

Friday 3/23

1:30 – 2:00 PM
Making Contact... Tune in for a discussion with Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and hear about her reflections on humanity, the end of policing, and her new book, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Hidden Brain… Join host Shankar Vedantam for a conversation about life's unseen patterns: Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world, current events, and themselves. Boys get the message at a young age: don't show your feelings. Don't rely on anyone. How do these messages affect them when they grow up? Rethinking what it means to be a man, on the next Hidden Brain.

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Fresh Air… Singer-songwriter Margo Price writes about her family and small-town roots on her latest album, All American Made. The album is more overtly feminist and political than is typical for country music. Tune in for Terry's interview with her and songs from this album.

6:30 – 7:30 PM
The Club McKenzie… “Fiddling Around” From the sophisticated violin of Eddie South to the folksy fiddle of Jimmy Wade’s Chicago style, this classy stringed instrument became a mainstay in early jazz.

Saturday 3/24

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!… Tune in for the news quiz from NPR and have fun with highlights from the week’s news. This week, panelists Amy Dickinson, Adam Burke, and Hari Kondabolu join us, along with special guest Levar Burton.

11:00 – Noon
Radiolab…  How does your brain keep track of your body? In this hour, Radiolab tells stories of the mind-body link gone terribly wrong. They’ll puzzle through the mysteries of missing limbs and hear about a novel treatment involving optical illusions. Plus, hear the story of a butcher who suddenly lost his entire sense of touch, and hear from pilots who suffer out-of-body experiences while flying fighter jets.

5:00 – 7:00 PM
Live from Here...  Join us for Live From Here with host and mandolin player Chris Thile and friends. This weekend, the show will be coming to you from the Civic Theater in San Diego with guests Fantastic Negrito, comedian Maria Bamford, and Nickel Creek.

Sunday 3/25

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Reveal...  “Where criminals get their guns” Across the country, criminals are arming themselves in unexpected ways. In Florida, they’re stealing guns from unlocked cars and gun stores. In other places, they’re getting them from the police themselves, as cash-strapped departments sell their used weapons to buy new ones. On this episode of Reveal, learn where criminals get their guns and what cars can teach us about gun safety.

11:00 – NOON
This American Life…  “Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time” A girl signs up for a class. A couple hires an accountant. A group of co-workers decides to pool their money and buy a couple of lottery tickets. In the beginning, they're full of hope and optimism, and then something turns. Tune in for stories of good ideas gone bad.

6:00 – 7:00 PM
The Moth… “Bathtub Sailor, Seamstress, Spy” The Moth features stories told by the people who lived them. In this hour, hear stories about how a record breaking adventurer sets his sites on the English Channel, a seamstress becomes an advocate for her child, and a young woman is recruited into the world of secret agents during World War II.

Monday 3/26

1:00 – 1:30 PM
Bioneers… “The Path Home: Restoring Native Lands and Traditional Ecological Knowledge” Although colonial systems of oppression have radically damaged relationships between tribal communities and their traditional lands, a new generation of First Nations activists is working to restore those connections and safeguard Indigenous identity for future generations. They’re protecting traditional territories and sacred sites from harm, and renewing Indigenous land stewardship.

1:30 – 2:00 PM
IdeaSphere…  In her book LGBTQ Social Movements, sociology professor Lisa Stulberg uses the struggle for LGBTQ equality as a case study for how successful movements for social change work. 

2:00 – 3:00 PM
The Splendid Table… This week, The Splendid Table looks at food from faraway places: from the lushness of Hawaii to the nakedness of the Faroe Islands, to surprising hospitality found in a refugee camp in Calais. Join us: it’s the show for curious cooks and eaters.

Tuesday 3/27

1:00 – 2:00 PM
TED Radio Hour… How far would you go to find something that’s just out of reach, or maybe, not even real? This week, host Guy Raz speaks with TED speakers about the journey we take looking for that one elusive thing, and why it’s often the search that’s more important than the find.

2:00 – 3:00 PM
A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist...  "When Violence feels like the only solution." We are in an era when acts of violence have become almost commonplace. We have calls for reform, regulations and more mental health care; we call, we write, we argue, we march. But what no one seems to do is understand or address the factors that lead someone to plan and execute an attack on others. Tune in for a conversation about the gaping holes in our social fabric that lead to acts of despicable desperation.

Wednesday 3/28

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Issues & Ideas…
Did you know that there are bananas growing on the Central Coast? When we think about banana plantations, maybe you think about warm, tropical places like Panama, Ecuador, or maybe Hawai’i. But, we have bananas right here on the Central Coast. For the latest installment of “Playing with Food,” Father Ian Delinger explored a banana plantation in Goleta that has been in existence since 1978 and was inspired to go bananas in the kitchen yet again with Central Coast produce.

2:00 – 3:00 PM
On Being...  We’re fluent in the languages of psychology and medication, but the word “depression” does not do justice to this human experience. Depression is also spiritual territory. It is a shadow side of human vitality and as such teaches us about vitality. And what if depression is possible for the same reason that love is possible?

6:30 – 8:00 PM
KCBX in Concert... Host Craig Russell delves into the wonderful and inexplicably gorgeous works that Felix Mendelssohn wrote between the ages 14 and 16, with the program culminating in a Festival Mozaic performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat for strings, Opus 20, that he dashed off with apparent ease in 1825, before his 17th birthday.  

Thursday 3/29

2:00 – 3:00 PM
This American Life…  “Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time” A girl signs up for a class. A couple hires an accountant. A group of co-workers decides to pool their money and buy a couple of lottery tickets. In the beginning, they're full of hope and optimism, and then something turns. Tune in for stories of good ideas gone bad.

Friday 3/30

6:30 – 7:30 PM
The Club McKenzie… “The Bumpy Road to Love” From the troubadours of earlier times to the present, there is an abundance of songs devoted to the struggles of romance.