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A Way With Words

A Way With Words

Tuesdays at 7 a.m.

A Way with Words is an upbeat and lively hour-long public radio show about language examined through history, culture, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers from around the world about slang, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. They settle disputes, play word quizzes, and discuss language news and controversies.

What it is: Martha and Grant are the teachers you wish you’d had. The show’s a positive, information-based look at what is really happening with all aspects of modern language and communication, using anecdotes, culture, relationships, and families as starting points. 

What it’s not: The show is not a couple of cobwebbed school-marms giving lectures. There’s almost no chiding, tsk-tsking, or finger-wagging. Nor is it simply a recitation of what one could easily find in a Google search. In fact, what Martha and Grant have to say about the state of the English language may surprise you.

Alternative Radio

Alternative Radio

Thursdays at 7 a.m.

Alternative Radio provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media. Alternative Radio is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting, which urge that programming serve as "a forum for controversy and debate," be diverse and "provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard."

Big Picture Science

Big Picture Science

Wednesdays at 7 a.m.

The world has changed since enterprising hominids chipped stones to use as tools. Today’s scientific and technological development moves faster than a speeding maglev train.

If you’re curious about where innovation is headed and delight in the wonders of scientific discovery, tune your ears to Big Picture Science. Science radio doesn’t have to be dull. The only dry thing about our program is the humor.

In one hour, Big Picture Science connects ideas about the origins, the behavior, and the future of life – and technology – on Earth in surprising and playful ways.

What came before the Big Bang? How does memory work? Will our descendants be human or machine? What’s the origin of humor? We ponder these questions daily… and expound on them weekly.

Grab Bag

Grab Bag

Saturdays at 7 a.m.

KTSW's "Grab Bag" is a segment each week with a different syndicated programming showcasing something going on that week or is of interest to our listeners. More information on this week's program can be found on the KTSW Facebook page. If you have any comments or suggestions for a program contact Jacob Reynolds: ktswproduction@txstate.edu

Jazz Inspired

National Public Radio's Jazz Inspired

Sundays at 7 a.m.

What inspires the people who inspire you? How do creative people create? World-renowned jazz pianist Judy Carmichael explores these questions with her guests every week on her public radio show Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired. Celebrated artists discuss their creative process and how their passion for jazz has inspired their work. They share their favorite recordings with the listener as well as insight into their life and art.

Philosophy Talk

Philosophy talk

Mondays at 7 a.m.

Philosophy Talk is radio that celebrates the value of the examined life.  Week after week, our two philosopher-hosts invite listeners to join them in conversations about a wide variety of issues—ranging from popular culture to our most deeply held beliefs about science, morality, and the human condition. Philosophy Talk challenges listeners to identify and question their assumptions and to think about things in new ways.   We are dedicated to reasoned conversation driven by human curiousity. Philosophy Talk is broadly accessible, intellectually stimulating and, most of all, fun!

CounterSpin

FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting): Counterspin

Fridays at 7 a.m.

CounterSpin is FAIR’s weekly radio show, hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and Peter Hart. CounterSpin provides an examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Combining lively discussion and a thoughtful media critique, CounterSpin is unlike any other show on the dial.

Conversations on Healthcare

Conversations on Healthcare

Fridays at 7:30 a.m.

Conversations on Health Care is a radio show about the opportunities for reform and innovation in the health care system. In addition to health care headlines, the centerpiece of each show is a feature story and conversation with an innovator in the delivery of care from around the globe.

Pulse of the Planet

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.

60 Second Civics

60 Second Civics is a daily podcast produced by the Center of Civic Education which provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government and history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government.

60 Second Science

Got a minute? 60 Second Science is a daily podcast from Scientific American in which leading science journalists provide commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of science -- it'll only take a minute!