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Saturday's show highlights include This American Life's 800th episode at noon and a festival favorites, best of the best episode of Mountain Stage at 5 pm.

Today Saturday May 27 on KRPS

Today Saturday May 27 on KRPS

5 AM - On The Media - 

OTM Reporter Became Part of One of the Biggest January 6th Trials

On January 6th, 2021, OTM reporter Micah Loewinger recorded the secret communications of the Oath Keepers on a walkie-talkie app called Zello, right as they were swarming the Capitol.

After reporting on his findings, Micah received a subpoena that called on him to testify in the first Oath Keepers criminal trial last year.

This week, in conversations with OTM host Brooke Gladstone, host of Death, Sex, & Money Anna Sale, and senior editor of Lawfare Roger Parloff, Micah grapples with the consequences of his reporting, and explores what happens when a journalist is forced to testify.

6 AM - Fresh Air Weekend - 



Actress JULIA LOUIS DREYFUS. She's best known for seven seasons as Elaine Benes on the hit series Seinfeld, and for her seven seasons playing Vice President and constant presidential hopeful Selena Meyer on the HBO Series Veep.

She stars in a new film written and directed by Nicole Holofcener.

It’s called You Hurt My Feelings.

TV critic DAVID BIANCULLI reviews the new documentary “Being Mary Tyler Moore” It’s now showing on HBO and on Max, HBO’s streaming service.

Comedian and actress WANDA SYKES. In her new Netflix comedy special, called “I’m an Entertainer.”

7 AM - 9 AM Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon - 

9 AM - Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me…. 

This week “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me,” is traveling to New Orleans and bringing panelists Maeve Higgins, Hari Kondabolu, and Mo Rocca along for the ride.

Plus, we invite special guest John Goodman to play our quiz.

10 AM - Radiolab - Dusty Docs

Just down the road from a pub in rural Hanslope Park, England is a massive building — the secret archives of the biggest empire the world has ever known.

This is the story of a few documents that tumbled out and offered a glimpse of histories waiting to be rewritten.

11 AM - TED Radio Hour - GENE LUEN YANG

In 2006, for the first time, a graphic novel was a finalist for the National Book Award.

The writer and illustrator is Gene Luen Yang and the book, American Born Chinese, has become required reading in schools across the country.

12 PM - This American Life - Episode 800: Jane Doe

Also heard Sunday at 2 pm

1PM - Freakonomics Radio - How to operate a museum in 2023. (Part 3)

What do museums get out of returning stolen art?

2 PM - Milk Street Radio - 

Episode 514: Cooking Over Fire: Lessons From the Levant

3 PM - Thomas Jefferson Hour - 

Ten Things about Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address

Clay discusses Jefferson’s first inaugural address with regular guest Lindsay Chervinsky.

The speech, inaudibly delivered on March 4, 1801, is regarded as one of the top five in American history.

After a hotly contested election, Jefferson was able to say, “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.” Part utopian vision for America, part political theater, part endorsement of the strength and durability of a republican form of government, the First Inaugural was one of the handful of Jefferson’s greatest written statements.

4 PM - The New Yorker Radio Hour - 

Today on The New Yorker Radio Hour, E. Jean Carroll, who won her lawsuit for sexual abuse and defamation this month against Donald Trump.”

5 PM - 7 PM Mountain Stage -

Festival Favorites

7 AM - 9 PM American Routes - 

Piano People and More: Jason Moran & Heath Allen

9 PM - Soulsations -

Wrapping Up Stevie Wonder Month

10 PM - Blue Dimensions - 

Elvin Jones in-concert in 1967 at Pookie's Pub

11 PM - Notes From The Jazz Underground - 

This week, a bunch electrified Miles Davis, from 1970 to 1991

Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch to an NPR style news and information website.