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July Programming Notes

Regardless of what’s happening in the world, the skies must change. As summer begins, many of us also begin returning to work with the lingering hope of, in some way, keeping our standard summer agendas. As we embrace changes in the weather and in our daily lives, adapting to new restrictions and the new normal, we also look forward to celebrating our independence and strength in unity.

In the month of July, WAMC is also adapting and bringing you the best in programming. PROGRAMMING CHANGESAfter 27 amazing years, WBUR has made the difficult decision to end production of “Only A Game.” “Only A Game” currently airs Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. The last episode will air in late September.American Public Media will also end production of “Live from Here.” “Live from Here,” previously “A Prairie Home Companion,” has and always will hold a spot in the hearts of public media listeners and will continue to air until the start of “The Best of the BSO” beginning July 4th at 6 p.m.


“Come Through with Rebecca Carroll” from WNYC. It’s an election year, and whether people want to admit it or not, race is at the center of every issue — healthcare, jobs, climate change, the media, and more. Join host Rebecca Carroll for essential conversations about race in a pivotal moment for America. She talks to great thinkers, writers, and artists about faith, representa-tion, white fragility, and how it’s all playing out in 2020. Guests include: actress and producer Issa Rae, actress Gabrielle Union, CNN anchor Don Lemon, writer Jeff Yang and more. “Come Through with Rebecca Carroll” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. and will be broadcast until July 16th.Have no fear, Tanglewood is almost here! “Live From Tanglewood” will provide rebroadcasts of its 2019 season complete with new commentary. “Live From Tanglewood” will air Sundays at 2 p.m. beginning July 5th.

Please check Airwaves for the weekly show sched-ule. To keep in step with our normal summer Tanglewood weekend, WAMC will air “The Best of the BSO” beginning July 4th. Hosted and produced by Brian Bell, it brings the Grammy-winning recordings by current Music Director Andris Nelsons, as well as his many predecessors, going back decades to the legendary Serge Koussevitzky. “The Best of the BSO” will also offer the best-selling discs of the Boston Pops conducted by Keith Lockhart, John Williams and Arthur Fiedler. Airing Saturdays at 6 p.m.


Coming up on “The Academic Minute,” we’ll feature egments on new research into PTSD, self-driving cars and learning to teach in a new, suddenly more digital age. Tune in every weekday at 7:30 a.m. and 3:56 p.m.This month on “Person Place Thing,” host Randy Cohen speaks with Sheila Nevins who ran HBO Documentary Films, producing over a thousand and winning more prime-time Emmies than any other person, clearly reflecting her love of the form. “No! I hate documentaries. I didn’t like documentaries at all. I wanted to do things that people watched; I wanted to get patted on the back; I wanted to make money,” she says. Randy will also connect with Sam Roberts, a reporter and editor with over 30 years at the New York Times. Roberts began at the Daily News, in the seventies, when the city faced financial collapse, terrorist bombs, a blackout, a psychotic serial killer, and Studio 54 - he was 28. “What a time to be city editor of a tabloid newspaper in New York!” he says. “Person Place Thing” airs Friday nights at 10:30 p.m.

This month on “Strange Universe,” host Bob Berman explains the “honey” moon, the anonymous moon, strange summer meteors and more. Hear more about the best nights for binoculars and small telescopes. Sunday mornings at 9:35 a.m.

Since the health of our community is extremely impor-tant to us, we are canceling/postponing events at The Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, until further notice. We will do our best to reschedule these events for a future date. Please visit thelinda.org for more de-tails, updates and information and look out for upcoming streaming concerts.Be sure to subscribe to the WAMC News Podcast.

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