Weekly Program Highlights

Monday 5/21

1:00 – 1:30 PM
Bioneers… Clean energy has reached the proverbial tipping point, and the smart money is hot on the trail of the clean energy revolution. Entrepreneur and visionary change-maker Danny Kennedy says clean energy not only makes dollars, it makes sense, and this literal power struggle could take us from energy monopoly to energy democracy.

1:30 – 2:00 PM
IdeaSphere…  Educator Ellen Lagemann makes the case that providing men and women in prison an opportunity to earn a college degree is beneficial for society. Her studies are published in her book Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison.

2:00 – 3:00 PM
The Splendid Table… This week, The Splendid Table spends a serious tea time with the food world superstar Nigella Lawson. They talk about standing up for home cooks in a world dominated by chefs, why Lawson has no patience for snobs, and why getting better at cooking can make it less fun.

Tuesday 5/22

1:00 – 2:00 PM
TED Radio Hour…  What does it take to lead a movement? What makes some leaders more influential than others? Host Guy Raz talks with TED speakers on stories of inspiration, leadership, and leaders inspiring action.

Wednesday 5/23

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Issues & Ideas...  On this week's Issues & Ideas, we'll talk to the two candidates in a heated race for San Luis Obispo Sheriff: Sheriff Ian Parkinson and his challenger Greg Clayton. We'll get to know some of the big issues on Monterey's ballot and learn more about how state ballot proposition might impact Central Coast parks. The primary election is around the corner!

2:00 – 3:00 PM
On Being...  Derek Black grew up the heir apparent of a leading white nationalist family. David Duke was his godfather. He designed the Kids Page, when he was 11, for the first Internet hate site his father led. But after his ideology was outed in college, one of the only Orthodox Jews on campus—Matthew Stevenson—befriended him. What happened over the next two years, between people in their early 20s, is a roadmap for navigating some of the hardest territory of our time.

Thursday 5/24

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Central Coast Voices... In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, host Kris Kington Barker speaks with members of the San Luis Obispo Veterans Service Collaborative about how we can best honor the sacrifice of Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces as well as celebrate the people who continue to serve by supporting veterans and active military and their families in our community.

2:00 – 3:00 PM
This American Life…  “Forensics for Beginners” Cryptic messages on a cell phone and a teeter totter at a construction site: these are some of the clues people find when they revisit scenes to try and make sense of a death.

Friday 5/25

6:30 – 7:30 PM
The Club McKenzie… During prohibition train fare from New York to Canada was considerably cheaper than dealing with the mob. Not only that, the hooch was much more reliable. “Goodbye Broadway, hello Montreal,” are the immortal lyrics.