Austin NPR affiliate 90.5 KUT-FM is making some changes to its lineup this month, adding four new shows.
The shows, with descriptions provided by KUT, are:
"Freakonomics Radio," 1 p.m. Saturday
"Freakonomics Radio" explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature — from cheating and crime to parenting and sports — 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 — along with his "Freakonomics" co-author Steve Levitt.
"On Story," 9 p.m Saturday
Austin Film Festival’s "On Story," the Lone Star EMMY award-winning television series hosted by PBS affiliates across the nation, is coming to public radio as a one-hour program. "On Story" content is recorded live at the Austin Film Festival and Conference, as well as their year-round events. Pilots of the show aired monthly on KUT in 2015.
"The New Yorker Radio Hour," 8 p.m. Sunday
"The New Yorker Radio Hour" gives "The New Yorker" a voice on public radio for the first time. On the show, "The New Yorker" Editor David Remnick is joined by the magazine’s award-winning writers in a weekly hour of radio that will both delight and inform. The show will feature a mix of profiles, storytelling and insightful conversations about the issues that matter, plus an occasional blast of comic genius from the magazine’s legendary "Shouts and Murmurs" page.
"Reveal," 9 p.m. Wednesday
"Reveal," the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and PRX, will air as a weekly show. KUT aired "Reveal" as a monthly pilot program in 2015. The hour-long show – the first-ever weekly investigative journalism radio show – presents original work from CIR’s team along with various partners, including public radio stations and producers, as well as web sites, journalism centers and reporters from around the world.
The additions to the schedule mean there will be a few subtractions, as well. "American Routes" is being dropped. So are repeats of "On Being," "Radiolab" and "The TED Radio Hour."
Several other shows will get new time slots. They are:"Bullseye with Jesse Thorn," 8 p.m. Saturday"On Being," 1 p.m. Sunday"The Splendid Table," 2 p.m. Sunday"The Moth Radio Hour," 9 p.m. Sunday"Selected Shorts," 10 p.m. Sunday