Programs

National shows

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

Special Episode: "There is a Season…" NPR's Mountain Stage

This special episode of Mountain Stage features four main segments containing songs that represent the four seasons of the year. Artists include Doc Watson, Bruce Hornsby, Sara Watkins, Susan Werner, and many more. "There is a season… turn, turn, turn." https://bit.ly/3ybhfbz

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

Mixtapes to the Moon Radiolab

They promised to change you. They ended up changing all of us. On July 20, 1969 humanity watched as Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon. It was the dazzling culmination of a decade of teamwork, a collective global experience unlike anything before or since, a singular moment in which every human being was invited to feel part of something larger than themself. There was however, one man who was left out.   This week on Radiolab we explore what it means to be together and – of course – the cassette tapes that changed it. Special thanks to WBUR and the team at City Space for having us and recording this event, all the other folks and venues that hosted us on tour, Sarah Rose Leonard and Lance Gardner at KQED for developing this show with us and Alex Overington for musically bringing it to life. EPISODE CREDITS:Reported by – Simon AdlerProduced by – Simon AdlerOriginal music and sound design contributed by – Alex OveringtonFact-checking by – Emily Kriegerand Edited by  – Soren WheelerEPISODE CITATIONS:Videos – Check out Zack Taylor’s beautiful documentary CASSETTE: A Documentary Mixtape (https://vimeo.com/127216590)Our 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, X (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.

Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate & Reviews of Mdou Moctar & Finom Sound Opinions

Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by Steve Wynn of The Dream Syndicate for a deep dive into his early career. The hosts also review new albums by desert blues master Mdou Moctar and harmony magicians Finom.Get Exclusive NordVPN deal here → https://nordvpn.com/Soundops It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee!Donate to Al Otro Lado Here: gum.fm/charityVolunteer with Al Otro Lado Here: alotrolado.org/volunteerJoin 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/soundopsFeatured Songs:The Dream Syndicate, "That's What You Always Say ," The Days of Wine and Roses, Ruby, 1982The Beatles, "With A Little Help From My Friends," Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Parlophone, 1967Mdou Moctar, "Oh France," Funeral for Justice, Matador, 2024Mdou Moctar, "Funeral for Justice," Funeral for Justice, Matador, 2024Finom, "Haircut," Not God, Joyful Noise, 2024Finom, "Cyclops," Not God, Joyful Noise, 2024The Dream Syndicate, "Forest For The Trees," Out of the Grey, Chrysalis, 1986The Dream Syndicate, "The Days of Wine and Roses," The Days of Wine and Roses, Ruby, 1982The Dream Syndicate, "Medicine Show," Medicine Show, A&M, 1984The Dream Syndicate, "The Side I'll Never Show," Ghost Ship, Enigma, 1988The Dream Syndicate, "The Longing," The Universe Inside, ANTI-, 2020The Bangles, "Hero Takes A Fall," All Over the Place, Columbia, 1984Joni Mitchell, "A Case of You," Blue, Warner, 1971See 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,.

Black-Hole Sun StarDate

Stars like the Sun aren’t massive enough to become black holes when they die. But there’s a possible exception to that rule: if the star is born with a small black hole inside it. The idea was first proposed by Stephen Hawking. And it’s supported by a recent study. Normally, a star like the Sun just isn’t massive enough to collapse to make a black hole. But the universe might be sprinkled with black holes created in the Big Bang. Such black holes could be just about any mass — from almost nothing, to as heavy as a star. Such a black hole could be incorporated into a newly forming star. There, it would slowly “eat” the star from the inside. Over time, that process could account for some of the star’s energy production. But the black hole might reach a tipping point where it would gobble the rest of the star — converting the whole thing into a black hole. Measuring the vibrations at the surfaces of Sun-like stars might reveal the presence of black holes inside them — eating them from the inside. The new study says that a black hole up to about one millionth of the Sun’s mass could be at work inside the Sun today. If it’s there, within a hundred million years it could cause the Sun to drop to about half of its current brightness. The Sun then would puff up to many times its current size, and shine brighter for billions of years. After that, it would collapse to form a black hole. More about black holes tomorrow. 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 / New Music episode (Francisca Valenzuela & Ximena Sariñana, YADAM, Making Movies, Natalia Clavier & more!) The Latin Alternative

It's a new music explosion! This week we highlight recent releases from Alex Cuba, Usted Señalemelo, YADAM, Francisca Valenzuela & Ximena Sariñana, Massacre, Orquesta Failde, Eric Hilton (Thievery Corporation) & Natalia Clavier, Making Movies and much more! 

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.

830: The Forever Trial This American Life

The trial for the men accused of orchestrating the September 11 terrorist attacks still hasn’t started yet. Family members of those who died that day are still hoping for some kind of accountability, more than 22 years later. This week, the story of how one victim’s sister is navigating this historic and twisted trial. Prologue: Host Ira Glass introduces the new series that Serial is doing about Guantánamo Bay. This is the second of two episodes of theirs that we’re airing. (2 minutes)Act One: We meet Colleen Kelly, a member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, and learn just how upside down and messed up the trial for the 9/11 accused has been over the past decade. (28 minutes)Act Two: Sarah Koenig explains what’s probably the best possible outcome that everyone can hope for at this point. And why, when it hits the news someday — if it ever happens — it’s sure to be deeply misunderstood by lots of people. Plus a trip to Guantánamo with Colleen. (31 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.

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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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