Public Affairs

WREK does more than ‘just play music.’ Part of WREK’s mission is to serve the community, and one of the ways we fulfill that mission is to include regular public affairs programming in our schedule. This includes GT sports coverage, the daily lunchtime programs, Earth & Sky, and announcements (PSAs) throughout the day.


EarthSky

Daily 8:30 AM, 1 PM, 5 PM, Midnight

Based in Austin, Texas, EarthSky began producing its award-winning science content in 1991. Today, EarthSky science interviews and other audio and video content are seen, heard, or read millions of times every day on multiple platforms via both broadcast and Internet outlets.

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Pulse of the Planet

Weekdays 10:30 AM, 3 PM

Each weekday, the Pulse of the Planet radio series provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sound.

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Tech Nation

Sunday 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Tech Nation – and its regular segments BioTech Nation – is a weekly public radio program hosted by Dr. Moira Gunn. It focuses on the impact of technology and science on modern life.

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Planetary Radio

Sunday 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Each week, Planetary Radio visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, advocate or writer who provides a unique perspective on the quest for knowledge about our solar system and beyond. We also showcase regular features that raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face.

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Between the Lines

Sunday 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Listen for a five minute summary of the weeks under-reported news followed by in depth coverage of political, economic and social topics. The program also offers timely information on how to become active on the issues featured on each week’s program. Every interview segment includes phone numbers and Web sites to facilitate contact between listeners and activist groups that are taking a stand on critical issues of the day.

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This Way Out

Sunday 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Since 1988, the award-winning This Way Out has been devoted to issues and concerns of the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender communities. Listen in for a 10-minute summary of significant news in or affecting sexual minority communities around the world. Conversations with writers, filmmakers, musical performers and other entertainers, news feature stories, humor, poetry, media criticism, historical retrospectives and other production features round out each half-hour.

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51% – The Women’s Perspective

Sunday 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

In America, women make up more than half the population. Worldwide, women are expected to outnumber men within the next fifty years. And every issue we face is one that affects us all.

Whether it’s the environment, health, our children, politics or the arts, there’s a women’s perspective, and 51% is a show dedicated to that viewpoint.

Host Susan Barnett talks to experts in their field for a wide-ranging, entertaining discussion of issues that not only fall into the traditional ‘women’s issues’ category, but topics that concern us all as human beings and citizens of the global community.

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Cambridge Forum

Sunday 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Recorded live in Harvard Square at the First Parish, Cambridge Forum focuses on the issues and ideas that shape our lives. Speakers explore topics ranging from the state of American democracy to the age of technology, from international politics to climate change.

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Alternative Radio

Sunday 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Alternative Radio is a weekly progressive radio program heard on more than 150 stations worldwide. The show is 25 years old this year!

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