The Takeaway

The Takeaway is a morning radio news program co-created and co-produced by Public Radio International and WNYC. Its editorial partner isWGBH-FM; at launch the BBC World Service And The New York Times were also editorial partners. In addition to co-producing/co-creating the program, PRI also distributes the program nationwide to its affiliated stations. The program debuted on WNYC in New York, WGBH in Boston, and WEAA in Baltimore.[1] To date, the program has approximately 280 carrying stations across the country, including markets in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Portland, Boston, and more. The current hosts are Tanzina Vega (Monday through Thursday) and Amy Walter (Friday/Saturdays).

The Takeaway
The Takeaway logo
GenreNews: Global news, National USA News, analysis, commentary, interviews, discussion, perspectives, breaking news, UG content
Country of originUnited States
Home stationWNYC New York Public Radio
SyndicatesPRI Public Radio International
Hosted byTanzina Vega
Created byPRI Public Radio International & WNYC New York Public Radio
Executive producer(s)Arwa Gunja
Recording studioNew York, NY
Original release2008 – present
Audio formatStereophonic


The program's stated intent is to deliver "national and international news and cultural stories through a conversational and unprecedented personality-driven format."[2] The program launched on April 28, 2008, initially airing in two separate live feeds—from 6 am to 7 am on WNYC 93.9 FM and from 8 to 9 am on AM 820.[3] [4]

On January 25, 2010, as part of WNYC-FM's new schedule the show was moved to WNYC-AM, a later hour, and expanded to four hours.[5] On September 3, 2012, the show was reduced to one hour.[6]

The program has received major philanthropic support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,[7] the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,[8] Rockefeller Foundation, and the Skoll Foundation.[9]


The show initially launched with Nigerian-American broadcaster Adaora Udoji and John Hockenberry as co-hosts. Udoji left the show after eight months.[10] Over the course of several months in 2009, The Takeaway featured various guest co-hosts, including African-American journalist Farai Chideya, WDET news director Jerome Vaughn; television presenters Daljit Dhaliwal and Lynn Sherr; and broadcast journalists Katherine Lanpher and Celeste Headlee. In addition, staffers Femi Oke and Todd Zwillich also guest-hosted. After several stints as guest co-host, Headlee joined the show as permanent co-host September 21, 2009[11] until her departure August 17, 2012.[12]

Hockenberry anchored until August 2017, stepping down without an appointed replacement.[13] Todd Zwillich served as an interim host.[14]

On March 27, 2018, it was announced that Tanzina Vega, formerly of CNN and The New York Times, would be the new host of The Takeaway. Vega started hosting the program on May 7, 2018. Later that year, Amy Walter, of the Cook Political Report, joined as Friday/Saturday host.


With the program's debut, public radio had more than one program available throughout the morning drive across time zones for the first time. The format of the program was influenced by discussions at the Stanford Joint Program in Design.[15] It has a different tone and approach from NPR's Morning Edition, delivering national and international news and cultural stories through a conversational and personality-driven format rather than a magazine, packaged pieces format like Morning Edition. The web presence of the program allows listeners to respond immediately to news and participate in editorial decision-making, as well as building a significant online community around the content.

Effective September 2012, with an expiration of a Corporation for Public Broadcasting grant and limited uptake at public radio stations, The Takeaway was reduced to one hour, feeding at 9 am Eastern with an updated hour feeding at 12 noon Eastern for the Pacific Time Zone and midday Eastern markets. WGBH Boston airs the program every weekday at 10 am and 2 pm Eastern.[16]

The difference between the expectations of public radio listeners and the tone of the program initially led to a negative response from some listeners.[17][18][19][20] However, a 2012 study noted that the program had succeeded in attracting a more diverse audience, with African American listenership exceeding public radio averages by 60%.[21] The show also received multiple awards, including The Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Community Lifeline Award (shared with WNYC for coverage of Hurricane Sandy in 2012) and the 2011 Radio and Television Digital News Association/UNITY Award (for their series "Fluid Identities").


In 2011, The Takeaway dismissed part-time freelancer Caitlin Curran, after she'd participated in the Occupy Wall Street protests. According to WNYC's company guidelines: "Individuals may not participate in an advocacy manner in events involving causes or issues that New York Public Radio covers or may cover." At the time, The Takeaway was covering the protests extensively. The dismissal was widely criticized.[22]

On December 1, 2017, New York magazine published journalist Suki Kim's story alleging that John Hockenberry had created a toxic work environment for his co-hosts and lower-level co-workers and had even crossed the line of sexual harassment.[23] In WNYC's own reporting about the story, journalist Ilya Marritz stated that four women had "approached WNYC News to say they recently filed harassment complaints with the station and have been dissatisfied with the response from human resources."[24] In the wake of these revelations former host Adaora Udoji published an editorial in U.S. online edition of The Guardian, describing her experience as "an excruciating, painful ride that would haunt me nearly 10 years later."[25]

Five days after the Hockenberry story was published in New York Magazine, WNYC suspended two of their best known hosts, Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz pending investigations into “inappropriate conduct.” Two weeks later WNYC announced that both hosts had been fired for violating WNYC's "standards for providing an inclusive, appropriate, and respectful work environment.”[26]

On January 26, 2018, WNYC announced that Chief Content Officer Dean Cappello would no longer oversee WNYC News and WNYC Studios, nor would he oversee any direct reports.[27]


  1. ^ "PRI and WNYC Radio's The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji to Launch On Air and Online on Monday, April 28". WNYC. March 25, 2008. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "PRI and WNYC Radio's The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji to Launch On Air and Online on Monday, April 28". WNYC. March 25, 2008. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "PRI and WNYC Radio's The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji to Launch On Air and Online on Monday, April 28". WNYC. March 25, 2008. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  4. ^ Joe Nocera (May 3, 2008). "An Upstart Up Against a Jewel". The New York Times. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  5. ^ Ostrow, Joanne (December 21, 2009). "Takeaway takes on FM status quo". The Denver Post. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  6. ^ Janssen, Mike (July 9, 2012). "Takeaway shifts to middays in bid for broader carriage". Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  7. ^ CPB: Corporation for Public Broadcasting Announces Funding Support for PRI and WNYC Radio's The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Adaora Udoji
  8. ^ PRI.ORG | PRI receives Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant Archived 2008-05-13 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ PRI.ORG | PRI partners with Skoll Foundation Archived 2008-05-13 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Public Radio Icon John Hockenberry Accused of Harassing Female Colleagues". NY Magazine. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  11. ^ "WNYC and Public Radio International Announce New Co-Host for The Takeaway". WNYC News. September 16, 2009. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Izzi Smith joins NPR programming, Headlee leaves The Takeaway, Brooks heads project for deaf/blind". Current. September 10, 2012. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  13. ^ "'Takeaway' host Hockenberry to step down in August". Current. Retrieved 2017-08-25.
  14. ^ "Celeste Headlee on Twitter: "@silouette74 I left the Takeaway -- my last day was Friday."". Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  15. ^ ""Fast Company"". Fast Company. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  16. ^ " - Retreats from Morning Edition turf, 2012". Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  17. ^ ""Nostalgic Rumblings - a radio blog"". Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  18. ^ ""Commentary by Skipp Porteus"". Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  19. ^ "" Archived 2008-11-21 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ "The Errant Aesthete"
  21. ^ " - Retreats from Morning Edition turf, 2012". Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  22. ^ On the Media Archived 2011-11-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ ""Public Radio Icon John Hockenberry Accused of Harassing Female Colleagues."". NY Magazine. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  24. ^ "Harassment and Bullying Allegations Rock WNYC After Departure of Celebrated Host". WNYC News. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  25. ^ ""I was a co-host with John Hockenberry on WNYC. The experience was scarring"". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  26. ^ ""New York Public Radio Fires Hosts Lopate and Schwartz"". WNYC News. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  27. ^ ""New York Public Radio Reshuffles Executive Leadership Amid Harassment Allegations"". WNYC News. Retrieved 29 January 2018.

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Ben Calhoun

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Celeste Headlee

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Experimenting with Babies

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The book provides a series of home-based experiments that can be performed on infants aged birth to two years to test their cognitive, motor, social and behavioural development. Many of the experiments are modified from "landmark" studies or from the academic literature generally. Each of the fifty experiments is rated in terms of its difficulty and the developmental stage of the infant; each includes details on relevant research and on the "takeaway" for parents.Gallagher was inspired to write the book by informal experimentation with his own infant sons, who he has called his "two favourite science projects". He cited "bonding with your baby, the intellectual stimulation, becoming more exposed to the field of child development and all the cool stuff that's going on" as reasons to read Experimenting with Babies, but wanted to avoid suggesting any benchmarks or measures of intelligence for the babies.In her review for Library Journal, Julianne Smith noted that "Some will naturally balk at the title, but this book actually provides a concise and relevant look at child development...It is a graceful bridge between parenting and research". James Hamblin of The Atlantic suggested to parents that "[your baby's] intellect is like that of a sentient grapefruit. But that doesn't mean your brain needs to go undernourished. You can feed on him as he feeds on you".

Femi Oke

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is an independent website

created in May 2003 by Michael White, a software engineer from Stone Mountain, Georgia, to track casualties in the Afghanistan War and Iraq War.The website compiles information on casualties incurred by the Multi-National Force (MNF) in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan using news reports and press releases from the U.S. Department of Defense, CENTCOM, the MNF, and the British Ministry of Defence. The project has grown in scope since its conception, and now also provides fatality counts for contractors, Iraqi security forces (since January 2005), and Iraqi civilians (since March 2005).

The website is considered an "authoritative" record of MNF casualties in Iraq

and has been cited by, among others, the BBC, the Associated Press, Voice of America, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.However, his number differs considerably from other counts regarding the Afghanistan War because many people assume his count for Operation Enduring Freedom means "the war in Afghanistan." In fact he includes deaths in all theaters of combat in Operation Enduring Freedom including Cuba, the Philippines and the Horn of Africa. White told The Takeaway that "Our count of U.S. fatalities in Operation Enduring Freedom has passed 1,000, however U.S. fatalities in and around Afghanistan remain under this benchmark."White has stated that it costs him $500 per month to maintain the web site, and he will continue to maintain it as long as he can continue to raise the money necessary to cover the costs.


KFAI (90.3 FM Minneapolis and K294AM 106.7 FM West St. Paul) is a community radio station in Minnesota. The station broadcasts a wide variety of music, and also airs programming catering to many of the diverse ethnic groups of the region. KFAI has frequently been honored by local media critics for its shows and musical diversity (for instance, the local alternative weekly City Pages has frequently included it in the annual "Best of the Twin Cities" awards).

The station offers public access services, so they encourage anyone in the community to make their own show and have it broadcast over the air. The station is part of Minnesota's AMPERS network and, since it covers the largest population, is considered by many to be the group's flagship station. The call sign stands for Fresh Air, Inc., the non-profit organization that owns KFAI.

KFAI's studios are located on Riverside Avenue in Minneapolis, while its transmitter is located atop the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis.


KUNV is a non-commercial, jazz-oriented campus radio station in Paradise, Nevada, broadcasting on 91.5 FM broadcasting from Greenspun Hall on the campus of University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

In November 2011, KUNV HD-2 launched The Morning Rebellion Show, a student-run morning show designed to offer training on how to assemble and execute a professional morning show. Industry professional Lynn Briggs was the initial mentor of the ongoing program.

In March 2012, KUNV officially became known as 91.5 The Source, a name change intended to reflect that the station is the community's source for diverse programming unavailable on commercial radio. The station also became a Billboard reporter, making it one of very few public radio stations to ever hold that honor. During the same month the station also dropped its NPR affiliation and added PRI programming to its lineup, including the nationally syndicated "The Takeaway" program.

In January 2014, KUNV discontinued its PRI programming and shifted focus to locally produced programming. A few syndicated programs are obtained through PRX which air in the evenings.

In July 2014, KUNV was nominated by the National Association of Broadcasters for the inaugural Marconi award for Noncommercial Station of the Year. The other nominees were KCPW, WEAA, WRHU, and WSDP.In May, 2015, student programming made a return to the main station with a format reflecting what is done on the HD-2 station. Student programming runs from 9p-3a and includes independent rock, underground hip hop, and electronic music on weekdays and eclectic programming on the weekends.

Karina Longworth

Karina Longworth (born July 10, 1980) is an American film critic, author, and journalist based in Los Angeles. She is one of the founders of the film culture blog Cinematical and formerly edited both Cinematical and the film blog SpoutBlog and, while living in New York, was heard regularly on the Public Radio International show The Takeaway. From 2010–2012, she was the Film Editor and lead critic at LA Weekly.Longworth has contributed to numerous magazines, including New York Magazine, Filmmaker, Time Out New York, Cineaste, and Las Vegas Weekly, as well as the online publications Slate, indieWIRE, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, The Village Voice, and Vanity Fair's Little Gold Men blog.

Longworth writes, hosts and produces the podcast You Must Remember This, about the “secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century.”

Her fifth book, Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood was released on November 13, 2018.

Katherine Lanpher

Katherine Lanpher (born 1959) is an American writer, journalist, broadcaster, and podcaster, who came to national prominence as the co-host of the Air America Radio program The Al Franken Show in 2004 and 2005.

Lanpher started her career with internships at the Muskegon Chronicle, the Detroit Free Press and the Chicago Sun-Times. Lanpher worked for the St. Paul Pioneer Press for sixteen years (the last six as a columnist), then left to host Minnesota Public Radio's Midmorning program from August 1998 until January 20, 2004.Lanpher moved to New York City in 2004 to co-host the Air America Radio flagship program The O'Franken Factor She left the show on October 7, 2005 to write a memoir concerning her move to New York City, where she currently resides. Her memoir is entitled Leap Days: Chronicles of a Midlife Move (ISBN 0821258303) and was published on October 10, 2006 by Springboard Press.

On January 4, 2007, More magazine announced that Lanpher would host an hour-long weekly broadcast on XM Satellite Radio called More Time; it debuted January 16 on XM's "Take Five" channel. The announcement said the broadcast would "celebrate the lifestyles of 40+ women with coverage of real women, health, fashion, beauty, travel, entertainment and more. The show ended on or before XM's merger with Sirius Radio.

Since July 2008, Lanpher has been a contributor to WNYC's The Takeaway.

Matt Dellinger

Matt Dellinger is a journalist and writer who has written for The New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Oxford American, Smithsonian, and the New York Times and has reported on transportation and planning for the public radio show The Takeaway. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and blogs for public radio’s 2010, he published his first book, Interstate 69: The Unfinished History of the Last Great American Highway, which the Wall Street Journal called "an American-civics reality show, featuring pitched battles among special interests, grass-roots activists, environmentalists, politicians and Beltway bandits."Dellinger was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, attended Pike High School, and graduated from DePauw University in 1997. He worked for ten years on staff at The New Yorker as an illustrations editor, multimedia editor, and the producer and host of The New Yorker Out Loud, the magazine's first weekly podcast. He also coached The New Yorker’s softball team for eight seasons.

Proud Boys

The Proud Boys is a far-right neo-fascist organization that admits only men as members and promotes political violence. It is based in the United States and has a presence in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The group was started in 2016 by Vice Media co-founder and former commentator Gavin McInnes, taking its name from the song "Proud of Your Boy" from the Disney film Aladdin. Proud Boys emerged as part of the alt-right, but in early 2017, McInnes began distancing himself from the alt-right, saying the alt-right's focus is race while his focus is what he defines as "Western values". This re-branding effort intensified after the Unite the Right Rally.The group sees men — especially white men — and Western culture as under siege; their views have elements of white genocide conspiracy theory. While the group claims it does not support white supremacist views, its members often participate in racist rallies, events, and organizations. The organization glorifies violence, and members engage in violence at events it attends; the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has called it an "alt-right fight club".In late November 2018, a news story which attracted national attention reported that the FBI classified the Proud Boys as an extremist group with ties to white nationalism; however, two weeks later, an FBI official denied that it was their intent to classify the entire group in this manner, and ascribed the mistake to a misunderstanding. The official said that their intent was to characterize the possible threat from certain members of the group.The organization has been described as a hate group by NPR's The Takeaway and the Southern Poverty Law Center. In February 2019, despite having claimed to have broken ties with the group in November 2018, McInnes filed a federal defamation suit against the SPLC over their "hate group" designation, saying that is was untrue and had damaged his career. Shortly after McInnes filed the suit, the Canadian far-right media group The Rebel Media, for whom McInnes had previously been a contributor, announced that they had re-hired him.

Seb Rochford

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He was born in Aberdeen and has a large family of two brothers and seven sisters. His father, Gerard Rochford, is an accomplished poet in the north east of Scotland. He is married to Matana Roberts. Seb is of Indian descent through the side of his mother who was Anglo Indian.

Rochford has played drums for Polar Bear, Acoustic Ladyland, Basquiat Strings, Oriole, Menlo Park, Ingrid Laubrock Quintet, Bojan Zulfikarpasic's Tetraband, and Sons of Kemet. He worked extensively with Joanna MacGregor and Andy Sheppard and leads the band Fulborn Teversham and has an improvising duo with Leafcutter John. He also has a solo project called Room of Katinas.He has drummed for Pete Doherty, with his band Babyshambles, in the early days of the band, and has continued to make guest appearances with them. He drummed on the first Babyshambles release, a limited edition single "Babyshambles", released on the High Society label.In 2008, he drummed on the David Byrne and Brian Eno album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. He has worked with Corrine Bailey Rae and Herbie Hancock. He drummed on five songs on Carl Barat's solo album released on 4 October 2010. In 2011, he drummed on Brian Eno and Rick Holland's album Drums Between the Bells. Rochford produced and co-wrote a four-track EP with UK hip hop MC Mikill Pane, The Guinness & Blackcurrant EP, which was released independently on 24 October 2011. Rochford has collaborated with American theremin player Pamelia Kurstin. He played live with Brett Anderson on Later Live... With Jools Holland on 1 November 2011. In 2014, he played on Paolo Nutini's album Caustic Love. In 2016, he toured with Patti Smith.

In 2006, he collaborated with Gwyneth Herbert in a production role for her album Between Me and the Wardrobe.Held on the Tips of Fingers and In Each and Every One were nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2005 and 2014 respectively.His new band Pulled By Magnets made its debut in London in late-2018.

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Take Away, 2013 film

"Take Away" (song), by Missy Elliott

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The Takeaway, news radio program

The Takeaways, a fictional band in the Australian TV series Sweet and Sour

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The Waiting Room is a 2012 documentary film and social media project directed by Peter Nicks that follows the life and times of patients, doctors, and staff at Highland Hospital, a safety-net hospital in Oakland, California.

The project includes a blog which features stories and conversations from the waiting room as well as behind-the-scenes information about the project. Frequent video updates from the project are posted on the blog. These videos examine what life is like in an American public hospital caring for a community of largely uninsured patients.

The project involves placing interactive storytelling booths in hospital waiting rooms. These kiosks will include the live-blogged reports from people living without health insurance, and a unique online portal that will distribute these stories and become an archive for the testimonials that will highlight the urgency of the national dialogue around health care.The Waiting Room is funded by the MacArthur Foundation, Independent Television Service, The Fledgling Fund, The San Francisco Foundation, California Council for the Humanities, the Pacific Pioneer Find, and the San Francisco Film Society. Its key partners include the Bay Area Video Coalition, Active Voice, Pentagram, and The Takeaway. The Waiting Room has also been featured on the New York Times Lens Blog as Videos Worth Watching.


WCLK FM 91.9 is a radio station licensed to serve Atlanta, Georgia, United States, and serves the core area of metro Atlanta. It is owned and operated as a public radio station by Clark Atlanta University, playing mostly jazz. WCLK is also broadcast in HD radio.It was granted a construction permit in early 2009 to downgrade its effective radiated power (the maximum in any direction) from 6 kW to 2.5 kW; however, this changed its footprint very little, reducing its range to the north and east by just a few kilometers or miles. Coverage to the south and west remains the same.

WCLK previously aired some NPR talk programming not heard on WABE FM 90.1, such as The Takeaway, due to WABE's formerly mostly classical music format, where little talk programming was aired aside from their HD-2 channel. This changed starting in 2014, when an involuntary takeover by Georgia Public Broadcasting forced Georgia State University's Album 88 off of its own station (except at night), in favor of duplicating most of WABE's NPR talk programming, after which WABE also switched to talk for most of the day like GPB, and WCLK dropped NPR talk shows.

WCLK collaborated with the city of Atlanta to create the Jazz of the City Atlanta portrait featuring over 100 jazz musicians surrounding Mayor Shirley Franklin in the Atlanta City Hall Atrium. The color photograph by Seve "Obasina" Adigun and Gregory Turner taken in April 2007 mirrors the iconic, classic, black-and-white image, A Great Day in Harlem 1958 by Art Kane.

WCLK tends to overmodulate their audio at times, causing adjacent-channel interference on area stations on nearby frequencies.


WESU is a college/community non-commercial FM radio station owned by Wesleyan University and licensed to Middletown, Connecticut. It was founded in 1939 as an unofficial AM carrier current campus radio station in the basement of Clark Hall. Upon gaining recognition, the station operated under the unofficial call sign WES. In the 1950s, the call sign became WESU. Then on February 25, 1961, it began operating an FM station at 88.1 MHz, eventually abandoning the AM station. Between 1967 and 1990, WESU was owned and operated by an independent student group, the now-defunct Wesleyan Broadcast Association, Inc.

Today, it is owned by the Trustees of Wesleyan University, and operated by students and community volunteers. In 1999, the station moved offices and studios from the basement of Clark Hall to its current location next the Wesleyan Argus on 45 Broad Street.

WESU operates 24 hours a day. Until 2004, WESU's format had been entirely freeform, with DJs and student staff having complete freedom to program what they wanted. The university then announced its intention to seek an affiliation with National Public Radio (NPR), and to change the station's daytime format. Douglas Bennet, then president of Wesleyan University, was a former president of NPR. The station now broadcasts news and information shows during the day. Nights and weekends, WESU continues to operate as a free-form station.WESU broadcasts with 6,000 watts effective radiated power (ERP), circular polarization, from the top of Wesleyan University's Exley Science Center in Middletown. The programming is a mix of freeform music, National Public Radio, Public Radio International (PRI) and Pacifica Radio Network programs. From NPR and PRI, WESU airs Morning Edition, Diane Rehm, The Takeaway, Weekend Edition, The Best of Car Talk and Science Friday. From Pacifica, it broadcasts Democracy Now!, Free Speech Radio News, The Ralph Nader Hour and Exploration in Science with Dr. Michio Kaku. The station airs Connecticut-made programs like Voice of the City with J.Cherry. Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill and Nutmeg Junction. Most hours during the day, it airs NPR News at the beginning of the hour.

The radio station was featured in a plot on the TV comedy series "How I Met Your Mother." At the end of the episode "The Possimpible", Ted Mosby (played by Josh Radnor) is deleting his work experience at the radio station from his resume.


WLRN-FM is a class C1 FM station on 91.3 and is the main public radio station for South Florida and the Keys based in Miami. The station is owned by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and is the area's flagship NPR member station, therefore carries Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. It is also affiliated with Public Radio International and carries The Takeaway and The World, among others. It airs its own music-produce programs at nights before being taken over by the BBC World Service during the overnights.

WLRN first signed on in 1948 as WTHS-FM, on 91.7 MHz. The station later moved to 91.3, changing the calls to WLRN-FM. It was a charter member of NPR in 1970 and is the longest running NPR member in Florida.

Its HD2 service was WLRN Xtra HD, "South Florida’s Alternative News and Talk Station", featuring talk programming by day and BBC World Service at night. Until December 2, 2007, HD2 carried "Classical 24", which offered classical music 24 hours per day.[1] Classical 24 has since moved to another public radio station, WKCP 89.7 FM, after that station's acquisition by Classical 24's parent, American Public Media. But 89.7 was sold to K-LOVE on July 17. Classical music has returned to WLRN's HD-2 as of August 10, 2015 under the Classical 24 service once again but is now referred to as WLRN Classical HD2. Employees are part of AFSCME union local 1187 contract.

The station also maintains its long-time radio reading service for the blind on an analog subcarrier.

The school board also owns WLRN-TV, the secondary PBS member for South Florida on Channel 17.

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