New Letters on the Air on HPPR

New Letters on the Air, hosted by Angela Elam, is the half-hour radio companion to the literary quarterly magazine New Letters.

http://www.newletters.org/ontheair.asp

The Thomas Jefferson Hour on HPPR

The Thomas Jefferson Hour® is a weekly radio program dedicated to the search for truth in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson. Nationally acclaimed humanities scholar and award winning first person interpreter of Thomas Jefferson, Clay Jenkinson, portrays Jefferson on the program, and he answers listener questions while in the persona of Jefferson--his answers are grounded in the writings and actions of the great man.

http://www.jeffersonhour.com/

Texas Matters on HPPR

Texas Matters is a statewide news program that spends half an hour each week looking at the issues, newsmakers and culture of Texas.

http://www.tpr.org/programs/texasmatters.html

On the Media on HPPR

On the Media explores how the media 'sausage' is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. For one hour a week, the show tries to lift the veil from the process of "making media," especially news media, because it's through that lens that we literally see the world and the world sees us.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin on HPPR

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is an exciting daily radio program that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods.

http://www.exploringmusic.org

Playlists for Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin can be found at http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=31,4

Radio Deluxe on HPPR

Enjoy the end of your weekend with Radio Deluxe and its relaxed and smart presentation of the Great American Songbook and popular jazz.  It’s a two-hour music and conversation program hosted by jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and his wife, jazz singer Jessica Molaskey.

Science
6:55 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Memphis 'Fly Boys' Soar Into Rocketry Finals

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 8:18 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now, we want to turn to a high school competition that is taking off this weekend, and no, we are not talking football or cheerleading. This is the finals of the nation's largest rocketry tournament. One hundred teens will gather for the Team America Rocketry Challenge this weekend in Washington, D.C.

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Around the Nation
6:51 am
Wed May 9, 2012

UN Explores Native American Rights In US

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 8:18 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, as a child, did you ever build a rocket? Well, how about one that can take two raw eggs 800 feet up and bring them back safely again? That's exactly what students from Memphis' Wooddale High School managed to do, and now they're competing in a national competition this weekend. We'll hear their inspiring story in just a few minutes.

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Election 2012
6:51 am
Wed May 9, 2012

What Do Tuesday Night's Brawls Mean For November?

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 8:18 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, there's a new report from a top U.N. official that looks at living conditions of Native Americans in this country. We'll hear from that official in just a few minutes. But first we turn to domestic politics. The general election is still months away but on Tuesday voters around the country cast ballots that could have a national impact.

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Author Interviews
6:44 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Creating A New Vision Of Islam In America

Feisal Abdul Rauf is the author of three books on Islam, including What's Right with Islam is What's Right with America.

Originally published on Thu May 10, 2012 8:54 am

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, a leading moderate Muslim leader in the U.S., was once the lead cleric associated with the proposed Islamic community center some critics called the "ground zero mosque." In late 2010, a debate over the location of the community center, now called the Cordoba House, became a contentious issue during the midterm elections.

During the debate, Rauf was called a "radical Muslim" and a "militant Islamist" by critics of the proposed community center. He was accused of sympathizing with the Sept. 11 hijackers and having connections to Hamas.

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