Programs

National shows

Mountain Stage
Saturday: 7am
Live performance of intelligent, contemporary music seasoned with traditional and roots artists, hosted by Larry Groce.

"Funny You Should Sing That" Special NPR's Mountain Stage

‘Funny You Should Sing That’ is a special episode featuring odd and unusual takes on familiar subjects. This compilation features performances by Randy Newman, Todd Snider, Julia Sweeney, Jeff Daniels, The Roches, Jill Sobule, and many more as they tackle the topics of love, sex, religion, politics, general absurdity, and possibly the most sordid of all… a career in the music business. 

Radiolab
Sunday: 5am
A show about curiosity, where sound illuminates ideas, blurring boundaries between science, philosophy, and human experience.

Hold On Radiolab

Two years ago, the United States did something amazing. In response to the mental health crisis the federal government launched 988 – a nationwide, easy to remember phone number that anyone can call anytime and talk to a counselor. It was 911 but for mental health and they hoped that it would save lives. However, if you call 988 today the first thing you hear isn’t a sympathetic counselor. What you hear is hold music.Today, the story of the highest stakes hold music in the universe, the three men who created suicide prevention and the two women trying to fix it. Special thanks to Dr. Matt Wray, Sherbert Willows, Dani Bennett & Monica Johnson, Shari Sinwelski & the folks at Didi Hirsch, David Green, Jay Kennedy S. Carey & JagJaguwar Records,  and George Colt for sharing his cassette taped interviews of Ed Schneidman with us.EPISODE CREDITS: Reported by – Simon AdlerProduced by – Simon AdlerFact-checking by – Natalie Middletonand Edited by  – Pat WaltersOur newsletter comes out every Wednesday. It includes short essays, recommendations, and details about other ways to interact with the show. Sign up (https://radiolab.org/newsletter)!Radiolab is supported by listeners like you. Support Radiolab by becoming a member of The Lab (https://members.radiolab.org/) today.Follow our show on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @radiolab, and share your thoughts with us by emailing radiolab@wnyc.org.Leadership support for Radiolab’s science programming is provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation Initiative, and the John Templeton Foundation. Foundational support for Radiolab was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Sound Opinions
Sunday: 6pm
Rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis interview artists, discover new releases, and reveal historical trends.

Louise Post (Veruca Salt) & Opinions on Idles & Mary Timony Sound Opinions

Host Jim DeRogatis talks with Chicago alt-rock legend, Louise Post, a guitarist, singer, and cofounder of the band Veruca Salt. The hosts also review new albums from post-punk Brits IDLES and guitar master Mary Timony.Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3sivr9TBecome a member on Patreon: https://bit.ly/3slWZvcSign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eEvRnGMake a donation via PayPal: https://bit.ly/3dmt9lUSend us a Voice Memo: Desktop: bit.ly/2RyD5Ah  Mobile: sayhi.chat/soundops Featured Songs:Louise Post, "Guilty," Sleepwalker, El Camino, 2023The Beatles, "With A Little Help From My Friends," Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Parlophone, 1967Idles, "Dancer," Tangk, Partisan, 2024Idles, "Grace," Tangk, Partisan, 2024Idles, "Hall & Oates," Tangk, Partisan, 2024Mary Timony, "Looking for the Sun," Untame the Tiger, Merge, 2024Mary Timony, "No Thirds," Untame the Tiger, Merge, 2024Mary Timony, "The Guest," Untame the Tiger, Merge, 2024Mary Timony, "Dominoes," Untame the Tiger, Merge, 2024Veruca Salt, "Seether," American Thighs, Minty Fresh, 1994Louise Post, "What About," Sleepwalker, El Camino, 2023VEYLS, "Life Support," Widow EP, Velveteen, 2023Louise Post, "Killer," Sleepwalker, El Camino, 2023Louise Post, "God I Know," Sleepwalker, El Camino, 2023Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis, "Cruisin'," Duets: Original Soundtrack, Hollywood, 2000See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

StarDate
Daily: 6pm and 9pm
The University of Texas McDonald Observatory introduces you to the stars, astronomical events and space exploration,.

Moon and Antares StarDate

The night sky plays tricks. Objects that appear close together in the sky can actually be far apart. As an example, look at the Moon and the star Antares before dawn tomorrow. There’s almost no separation between them. In fact, for some parts of the eastern U.S., there won’t be any separation at all — the Moon will cover the star for a while, hiding it from view. That makes it look like the Moon and Antares are close together in space. But that’s not the case. The Moon is our closest astronomical neighbor — about a quarter of a million miles away. Antares is much farther. Much, much farther. There’s a little uncertainty in the exact distance, but it’s about 550 light-years. That’s 13 billion times farther than the Moon. Astronomers determine a star’s distance by measuring its parallax. They pinpoint its location when Earth is on opposite sides of the Sun. The star appears to shift back and forth by a tiny bit against the background of more-distant objects. The size of that shift reveals the star’s parallax. From that, astronomers calculate the distance. Stars that are farther are harder to measure because the back-and-forth shift is tinier. It’s a special problem for stars like Antares, which puffs in and out. That means the star’s position on the sky is hard to pinpoint. So it takes a lot of work to tell us how misleading the night sky can be — revealing the huge gap between the Moon and the stars. Script by Damond Benningfield

The Latin Alternative
Tuesday: 5am
Josh Norek and Ernesto Lechner focus on crossover-friendly Latin rock, electronic, funk, and hip-hop artists.

The Latin Alternative / 1983 (Miguel Mateos, Tim Maia, Caetano Veloso, Charly Garcia & more) The Latin Alternative

We travel 40 years back in the time machine to 1983! It was a musically rich year for Argentine rock acts Miguel Mateos, Sumo and Los Abuelos de la Nada, plus witnessed funky Brazilian sounds from Tim Maia, infectious salsa from Oscar D'Leon, and a charming collab between Carlos Santana & Willie Nelson. 

This American Life
Monday: 9am
Host Ira Glass explores a weekly theme through a playful mix of radio monologues, mini-documentaries, found tape, and short fiction.

824: Family Meeting This American Life

Your mother and I have something we want to talk with you about. Prologue: A family sits down to discuss one thing. But then the true purpose of the meeting emerges. (9 ½ minutes)Act One: For one kibbutz-dwelling family in Israel, the decision of where to land after the October 7th attacks goes back and forth… and back… and forth. (28 minutes)Act One: For one kibbutz-dwelling family in Israel, the decision of where to land after the October 7th attacks goes back and forth… and back… and forth. (28 minutes)Act Two: An excerpt from “Belles Lettres," a short story by Nafissa Thompson-Spires from her book Heads of the Colored People, performed by actors Erika Alexander and Eisa Davis with a cameo from our colleague Alvin Melathe. (14 minutes)Transcripts are available at thisamericanlife.org

KGLT shows

Chrysti the Wordsmith
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12pm and 6pm
A daily, two-minute audio interlude produced in the studios of KGLT-FM at Montana State University, Bozeman. Since 1990, Chrysti “the Wordsmith” Smith has been plumbing the depths of dictionaries obscure, arcane and pedestrian to craft word and phrase histories for her radio audience.

Listeners Personals
Monday–Friday: 12pm
A quick round up of found and missing pets and stuff.

Montana Medicine Show
Sunday: 10am, Tuesday and Thursday: 12pm 6pm, Saturday: 12pm
A short Montana history lesson. Thanks to thank Humanities Montana, The Greater Montana Foundation, and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting for their support.

Unzipping the Weekend/Around Town
(Unzipping) Thursday–Saturday: 6pm and 9pm and Saturday: 12pm
(Around) Monday–Friday: 10am, 3pm, and 7pm
A roundup of entertainment and events in the Bozeman area. (Musicians: Tell us the time and place of your gigs via .)

Funders

Grants from the Greater Montana Foundation and Montana History Foundation support production of Montana Medicine Show.

Greater Montana Foundation
Montana History Foundation

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting helps fund station operating expenses and the acquisition costs for This American Life. PRX distributes Sound Opinions and This American Life.

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