New Programs on News Service Sundays

Jan 6, 2014

With listener feedback as our guide to this year’s program changes, some new and exciting programs have joined the Sunday lineup on the NPR News service, while reducing the number of repeat broadcasts.

Three new programs are coming to Sundays on the NPR News service.
New programs include Latino USA, Ask Me Another and Live Wire! Radio
Bob Edwards Weekend is now at 10 AM, and is followed by Latino USA, the foremost Latino voice in public media and the longest running Latino-centered program on radio, reports on diversity, culture, civic dialog and how people live and struggle with difference. 
Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning reporter, news anchor, and author with more than 25 years of experience as an investigative journalist.
  Combining high-quality news, cultural and public affairs journalism with compelling sound, award-winning host Maria Hinojosa brings a rich understanding of the Latino experience to a wide spectrum of listeners. (11 AM)

   Live Wire! is a northwest variety show offering music, conversation and sketch comedy. Hosted by Luke Burbank (who you may remember as a reporter on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and as panelist and guest host on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me), the show is recorded in front of an enthusiastic live audience in the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland. (2 PM)

Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg was selected as one of New York Magazine's "Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny," and featured in the New York Times as a skilled comedian and storyteller with a "bleakly stylish" sense of humor.
  NPR’s Ask Me Another is a lively hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of (and with) a live audience. Play along with the contestants, testing your knowledge of history, geography, literature, grammar, spelling, pop culture and even…mathematics?   Not math as you know it, but Ask Me Another’s distinct brand: try total number of Brontë Sisters, plus total number of Marx Brothers! Hosted by noted comedian and storyteller Ophira Eisenberg, each episode features an interview with a VIP (that's a Very Important Puzzler)—notable actors, comedians, and authors whose identities are revealed via puzzle clues throughout the show. (4 PM)

  New program schedule