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Saturday, August 10, 2019
Programming is subject to change. For the latest schedule, please visit https://www.wpr.org/ideas-schedule

6:00am | Garden Talk - Late Summer Threats

Late summer in the garden can be a challenge. We turn to two plant experts to discuss how to deal with pests like lily leaf beetle and jumping worms, and diseases like mildew and cedar-apple rust. 

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7:00am | The People’s Pharmacy - Helping You Make Informed Decisions

Covering everything from home remedies to the latest breakthrough drugs, we talk to leading experts about drugs, herbs, vitamins and other health topics.

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8:00am | Zorba Paster On Your Health - Belly Fat Risks, X-rays During Pregnancy, Avocado Potato Salad

This week Zorba and Tom look at a study that examines belly circumference (not BMI) as a risk factor for obesity, and they discuss research showing you should limit x-rays during pregnancy. Plus, they share a tasty recipe for avocado potato salad.

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9:00am | Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! - Test Your News Knowledge

Test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world, while figuring out what's real news and what's made up.

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10:00am | Ask Me Another - Laugh Out Loud

Blending brainteasers, pub trivia, comedy and music into an hour of mind-bending fun.

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11:00am | BETA - Episode 210: More Anything? More Everything!

Pop culture critic Chuck Klosterman on his collection of "fictional nonfiction." Also, television writer and producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach takes on the toxic culture behind many TV shows. And Juliet Escoria explores mental illness and addiction in her debut novel, "Juliet the Maniac."

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12:00pm | It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders - The World Is Complicated. Let's Talk.

It's a conversation about the news, culture, and everything in between. And not just what happened, but how it felt.

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1:00pm | Zorba Paster On Your Health - Belly Fat Risks, X-rays During Pregnancy, Avocado Potato Salad

This week Zorba and Tom look at a study that examines belly circumference (not BMI) as a risk factor for obesity, and they discuss research showing you should limit x-rays during pregnancy. Plus, they share a tasty recipe for avocado potato salad.

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2:00pm | Hidden Brain - A Conversation About Life's Unseen Patterns
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3:00pm | To the Best of Our Knowledge - Why We Fight

What makes someone want to walk into a ring and hit someone? Choose to take a punch? Why men — and women — fight. And why so many of us like to watch.

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4:00pm | Live Wire - Sparking Conversation

A variety show that brings communities together through live music, unpredictable conversation and original comedy.

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5:00pm | Live From Here With Chris Thile - America's Variety Show

Featuring a unique blend of musical performances, comedy and audience interaction, we welcome well-known and up-and-coming talent to the stage.

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8:00pm | Old Time Radio Drama - 'The Lone Ranger'

A freight delivery business takes a turn away from standard procedure, in "The Camel's Back." Originally aired 08/06/43.

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8:30pm | Old Time Radio Drama - 'My Favorite Husband'

Liz gets her portrait painted by a dashing artist, in "The Portrait Artist." Originally aired 08/06/48.

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9:00pm | Old Time Radio Drama - 'The FBI In Peace And War'

It's baseball season, and a couple posing as a player and his sister take money to fix games, in "Double Play."

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9:30pm | Old Time Radio Drama - 'Escape'

A Montana forest fire surrounds a group of men pressed into service to fight it, in "The Red Forest." Originally aired 08/11/50.

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10:00pm | Old Time Radio Drama - 'The Adventures Of Sam Spade'

Greg Denoff asks for Spade’s protection and quickly ends up dead. His wife doesn’t think it's suicide, in "Sam & Psyche." Originally aired 08/02/47.

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10:30pm | Old Time Radio Drama - 'Let George Do It'

George and Brooksie are hired to go to a party to protect a man who doesn’t exist, the famous nonentity Caleb Romano, in "Sweet Are the Uses of Publicity." Originally aired 08/07/50.

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11:00pm | BBC World Service - Programming From The BBC

Whenever and wherever news breaks, the BBC World Service is there. WPR broadcasts the BBC World Service throughout the night until 6:00 a.m.

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