Weekend Program Changes Engage and Entertain!

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Benjamin Disraeli once said, “Change is constant.” That sounds like an oxymoron, but it is true: the inevitability of change is a given. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to some changes that will be coming soon to our program lineup - changes we’re confident you’ll find stimulating and engaging!

Most of our program changes will come on the weekend. On Saturday, September 30th, WYSU will air Car Talk for the final time. A staple of WYSU's schedule for decades, Car Talk has enjoyed success unlike any other program on WYSU. As you know, the show has been recycling episodes into a “best of” series since the death of Tom Magliozzi in 2014, but now production has reached its conclusion. The enormously popular comedy-quiz show Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me will move into the 10:00 am time slot, and the TED Radio Hour will follow at 11:00 am.

Then on Saturday at noon, we introduce a new program called Freakanomics Radio -- a program that ferrets out connections between seemingly unrelated things. It explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature, using the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. Host Stephen J. Dubner discovers the hidden side of everything in interviews with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs — and with his Freakonomics co-author Steve Levitt.

On Saturday at 2 pm will come a new program called The New Yorker Radio Hour as David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, is joined by the magazine’s award-winning writers in a weekly hour of radio that will both delight and inform. The New Yorker Radio Hour will feature a mix of profiles, storytelling, and insightful conversations about issues that matter, plus an occasional blast of comic genius from the magazine’s legendary "Shouts and Murmurs" page. The New Yorker has set a standard in literary journalism for generations, and The New Yorker Radio Hour gives it a voice on public radio for the first time.

We’re confident you’ll enjoy these new and exciting additions to the schedule as we strive to continue bringing you the very best that public radio has to offer.