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GPB's Summer Listening Series Puts The "Public" Back in Public Radio

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Each day, you hear fascinating programs and ideas from shows like “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” “Fresh Air” and “Performance Today, “ on our air, and now we want to hear from you.!  Beginning July 1, our “Summer Listening Series” will give you the chance to sample a new program at 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday of each week.

Listeners can post their feedback on the GPB Facebook page, tweet @mygpb, or email At the end of the listening period, the comments will be reviewed by members of the GPB Radio staff. The new program will be announced and begin airing the second week of September. GPB Radio is also soliciting feedback about its other regular programming and is inviting 

listeners to take a survey at

Here & NowJULY 1 – 4 & AUGUST 26-29: HERE AND NOW

 Stay connected to what’s happening with “Here & Now,” public radio’s daily news magazine that brings you the news that breaks after “Morning Edition” and before “All Things Considered.” Presented by NPR and Boston-based public radio station WBUR, “Here & Now” is hosted by Emmy and Peabody, award-winning host Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, who is joining Young on the program after a stint as host of “Marketplace Morning Report.” “Here & Now’s” daily lineup will include interviews with NPR’s bloggers, reporters and editors and showcase selected reporting from other NPR News programs.


on pointJULY 8-11: ON POINT

Hosted by award-winning journalist Tom Ashbrook, “On Point” features lively conversation covering everything from breaking news to ancient poetry with writers, politicians, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world. News analyst Jack Beatty, Senior Editor at “The Atlantic Monthly,” also guides the program by providing his own unique perspective to the conversation.


qJULY 15-18: Q

Touted as a “cultural intervention,” each week, “Q with Jian Gomeshi” covers entertainment, pop culture and the arts. Ghomeshi, an award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician and producer, welcomes guests ranging from Leonard Cohen, Salman Rushdie, Dolly Parton, Jay-Z and more to explore provocative topics from the branding of politicians to whether “cougar” should be embraced or discarded by older women. 


world have your sayJULY 22-25: WORLD HAVE YOUR SAY

“Have Your Say” lets listeners set the agenda. As a global interactive program on radio and online, this ground-breaking program invites World Service listeners, TV viewers and BBC online users to share their views and questions on key issues in the news with a worldwide audience. Experts, correspondents and members of the global audience take part in an international conversation.



Be a part of the American conversation with “The Takeaway.” From news and analysis to arts and entertainment stories, “The Takeaway” helps you catch up with all of the latest happenings and prepare for what’s ahead. Host John Hockenberry is one of public radio’s original innovators and throughout his career in media, he’s garnered four Emmy awards, three Peabody Awards and an Edward R. Murrow award.


tell me moreAUGUST 5-8: TELL ME MORE

Bold, honest, engaging, “Tell Me More” is a new interview show from NPR News. Host Michel Martin welcomes guests to a safe place for difficult conversations and invites listeners to tune in. From international newsmakers to everyday people, from spiritual leaders to foreign correspondents, “Tell Me More” strives to reveal whole stories from many, different perspectives. 



People tell stories all the time. “The Story” is a unique program that searches them out and bundles them up into a daily show. From podcasts to fiction readings to special airings of radio classics from people such as Dave Isay, host Dick Gordon brings a unique mix of material to the air. “The Story” also features content from the show’s partners and


To the pointAUGUST 19-22: TO THE POINT

From politics and international affairs to technology, the arts and the environment, award-winning journalist Warren Olney presents  thought-provoking discussion of major news stories in three segments: “Making News”, generated by the day’s breaking news headlines; “Defining the Story”, a highly researched, in-depth discussion of a single subject from the front pages; and “Reporter’s Notebook”, a news or human interest feature.