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NPR/White Lies

In 1965, the Rev. James Reeb was murdered in Selma, Alabama. Three men were tried and acquitted, but no one was ever held to account. Fifty years later, two journalists from Alabama return to the city where it happened, expose the lies that kept the murder from being solved, and uncover a story about guilt and memory that says as much about America today as it does about the past.

On Sunday, Dec. 8, the Kennedy Center presented its 42nd annual honors for lifetime achievement in the arts. Among several recipients - such as actress Sally Field, band Earth Wind and Fire, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, and television show Sesame Street - was singer Linda Ronstadt. 

This month, KRCU is offering listeners holiday programming for all ears now through New Years’ Eve. From American Public Media, NPR, WFMT, and even from the desks of some of our local hosts, you’ll hear everything from African-American spirituals to Ashkenazi music, Pink Martini to Gaby Moreno, and classic carols both new and old. This year, we’ll also have the widely beloved Tinsel Tales from NPR: Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. Grab your hot cocoa and listen anywhere on your radio, smartphone, computer, or smart speaker.

Stephen Voss, NPR

After nearly three years with 1A, host Joshua Johnson will be stepping down Dec. 20 to join MSNBC as an anchor. 


With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1A replaced the long-running Diane Rehm Show in January 2017. Ever since, the show has explored important issues - policy, politics, technology, pop culture, sports, and even humor - with a goal to “act as a national mirror, taking time to help America look at itself and to ask what it wants to be.”


American Public Media

It's been over a decade since we last had the award-winning economics show Marketplace on our local airwaves. As we announced over the air Sept. 19 during our 2019 Fall Pledge Drive, it’s back on Monday, Oct. 7!

Marketplace is American Public Media's daily magazine on business and economics news "for the rest of us." Helmed by Kai Ryssdal, the flagship program examines what the day in money delivered through stories, conversations, newsworthy numbers, and more. With smarts and a bit of wit, Marketplace makes it make sense.