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Programming Notes: August 2018

The newest addition to our programming, Milk Street Radio, has already found a home on WAMC. From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio asks questions and gets answers about cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants, and literature. Tune in every Sunday at 7 a.m. The show takes the place of Marketplace Weekend, which ended production in June.
For many, summer means travel and enjoying the outdoors. Travel With Rick Steves can also be heard on Sunday mornings. At 6 a.m., tune in as Rick takes you through the Northwest Passage, inside England’s most overlooked cities, and on holiday in Iraqi Kurdistan. He interviews trusted travel experts and discusses what it’slike going solo.

You might’ve heard Malcolm Nance recently on a live Roundtable panel at The Linda, WAMC’s performing arts studio. Joining hosts Joe Donahue and Alan Chartock, Nance discussed his new book, The Plot to Destroy America. Listen to the podcast here.

Campaign season is well underway. Candidates will be heard on WAMC throughout August until November. Also, stay tuned for a day of special programming on Labor Day in September.

Join us for WAMC Night at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on August 17th.The program features violinist Joshua Bell with the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The show starts at 8 p.m. with gates opening at 6 p.m. Look for our booth and talk with WAMC employees around the grounds that night. And it’s a good opportunity to bust out that WAMC picnic blanket and tumbler.