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Today On KRPS For Friday July 7


Show highlights today on KRPS include the weekly Domestic News Round-up this morning at 9 on 1A.


Have you heard of the Great Cattle Swindle in Washington state? If you haven’t, you won’t believe your ears this afternoon at 3:30 on Today, Explained as Sean Rameswaram speaks with the host of the Ghost Herd podcast.

Today On KRPS For Friday July 7

5 AM - 9 AM - 

Morning Edition from NPR News

9 AM - 10 AM - 


HOST: Niala Boodhoo of Axios Today (Friday Host)

HOUR 1: The Domestic News Roundup.

A federal judge told the Biden administration officials and several federal agencies this week to stop communicating with social media platforms.

The decision is in response to a lawsuit brought by several states against the administration concerning efforts to combat misinformation.

10 AM to 11 AM - 

On Point

Host: Meghna Chakrabarti

How California's Public Colleges Learned To Diversify Their Campuses Without Affirmative Action

Decades before the Supreme Court's recent ruling striking down Affirmative Action, voters in California did the same, ending affirmative action in the nation's largest state higher ed system.

Lessons learned from California’s attempts to diversify its campuses without using race in admissions.

11 AM to 1 PM - 

Performance Today

Host - Fred Child

Hour 1 and hour 2 playlists

1 PM to 3 PM - Symphonycast

Gabriela Montero makes her Minnesota Orchestra debut, performing her own Latin Piano Concerto, in a program featuring repertoire inspired by Spanish and Latin America musical traditions.

3 PM - 3:30 PM 

BBC World Service Newshour

3:30 PM - 4 PM

Today, Explained from Vox News

Hosts - Noel King and Sean Rameswaram

Cody Easterday was ranching royalty in Washington state until he was sentenced to 11 years in prison for swindling two companies out of $244 million.

KUOW’s Anna King — host of the Ghost Herd podcast — explains

4 PM - 6 PM

All Things Considered from NPR News

Violence erupted across France after the fatal police shooting of a teen. President Macron has, in part, blamed video games for the clashes.

A history of world leaders using this widely debunked theory -- on All Things Considered from NPR News.

6 PM - 6:30 PM

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

The June jobs report comes from highly anticipated economists, the Fed and we all wanna know.

Are those rate hikes working yet? That's next time on Marketplace.

6:30 PM to 7 PM

The Daily from the newsroom of the New York Times

Host - Natalie Kitroeff

The Complicated Future of Student Loans

Last week, the Supreme Court struck down President Biden’s sweeping plan to cancel billions of dollars in student loan debt.

Stacy Cowley, a finance reporter for The New York Times, explains what the decision means for borrowers now facing their first payments since a coronavirus pandemic-related pause and how an alternative plan could still ease their burden.

7 PM - 9 PM - 

The Retro Cocktail Hour with Darrell Brogdon

The music is served "shaken, not stirred" every week on The Retro Cocktail Hour. Here you'll find vintage recordings from the dawn of the Hi-Fi Era - imaginative, light-hearted (and sometimes light headed) pop stylings designed to underscore everything from the backyard barbecue to the high-tech bachelor pad.

Among the artists featured on The Retro Cocktail Hour are lounge legends like Frank Sinatra and Juan Esquivel; tiki gods Martin Denny and Les Baxter; swinging cocktail combos featuring The Three Suns and Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo; and mambo king Perez Prado. The series also spotlights up and coming lounge/exotica artists, including Waitiki, Ixtahuele, the Tikiyaki Orchestra, Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack, the Voodoo Organist and many more.

9 PM - 10 PM

Jazz Night in America

Jazz Night in America talks to pianist and composer Sean Mason about his musical journey from Find out how a couple of jazz students from Toronto went rogue from performing jazz standards to becoming the darling instrumental ensemble of the hip-hop elite.

It’s the fascinating story of BadBadNotGood.

10 AM - 12 AM Saturday

World Cafe

12 AM to 5 AM Saturday

BBC World Service

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.

In the fall of 2023 Fred was promoted to Interim General Manager and was appointed GM in Feburary of 2024.