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Today On KRPS For Tuesday July 11

Show highlights today on KRPS include the latest on the NATO Summit in Lithuania at 3 pm with Newshour live from the BBC World Service.

Followed by

Today, Explained this afternoon at 3:30 pm. Today the show will examine the chance’s that Ukraine will be able to eventually enter the National Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Today On KRPS For Tuesday July 11

5 AM - 9 AM - 

Morning Edition from NPR News

9 AM - 10 AM - 


Host: Jenn White

Hour 1: Seeking thrills and staying safe on American roller coasters.

While you may not be a fan of the heart pumping, adrenaline boosting feeling of a roller coaster’s twists and turns, for others, it’s the best part of the warmer months or even a core memory of their childhood.

But recently, two roller coasters hit the headlines for less than awesome reasons. Riders at a Wisconsin festival were stuck upside down for around three hours after a mechanical failure. And a North Carolina man spotted a massive crack in a coaster support beam after his family had been on the ride.

So how safe are roller coasters? What makes us love them or hate them? And what’s next for coaster engineering? We talk

10 AM to 11 AM - 

On Point

Host: Meghna Chakrabarti

Does The Man Charged With Enforcing The Country's Gun Laws Actually Have The Tools He Needs To Do The Job?

Steven Dettelbach is the current head of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.

But can ATF itself be doing more?

We’ll sit down with the man tapped with enforcing the country’s gun laws.

11 AM to 1 PM - 

Performance Today

Host - Fred Child

Hour 1 and hour 2 playlists

1 PM to 3 PM - 

Classical music from the KRPS Library

3 PM - 3:30 PM 

BBC World Service Newshour

3:30 PM - 4 PM

Today, Explained from Vox News

Host - Sean Rameswaram and Noel King

At this week’s NATO summit in Lithuania, Ukraine will again push for admission to the alliance.

To this point, NATO’s answer has been: “no.” But Ukraine may have a stronger case this year.

Coming up on Today, Explained.

4 PM - 6 PM

All Things Considered from NPR News

Black representation in major league baseball is at an all time low.

The MLB's latest effort to fix that?

A showcase for players from historically black colleges.

6 PM - 6:30 PM

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

Working from home from abroad sounds like a dream. But keeping your beachside workplace a secret can be lonely and not to mention risky.

6:30 PM to 7 PM

The Daily from the New York Times

Hosts - Sabrina Tavernise and Michael Barbaro

Many Countries Banned Cluster Munitions. The U.S. is Sending Them To Ukraine Anyways.

For months, President Biden has been wrestling with one of the most vexing questions in the war in Ukraine: whether to risk letting Ukrainian forces run out of the artillery rounds they desperately need to fight Russia, or agree to ship them cluster munitions — widely banned weapons known to cause grievous injury to civilians, especially children.

On Friday, the Biden administration announced that it would send the weapons, which have been outlawed by many of Washington’s closest allies.

David E. Sanger, a White House and national security correspondent for The New York Times, tells the story behind the president’s contentious decision.

7 PM - 8 PM - 

Fresh Air

HOST: Terry Gross


You’ll get a chance to get to know our new co-host, TONYA MOSELY. You may already know her work – from when she was a host of NPR’s “Here and Now,” and from her podcast “Truth Be Told” – as well as from her "Fresh Air" interviews. Terry interviews her about her work and her life.

8 PM - 9 PM

Sound Ideas with Clay Ryder

#362 - A Smile on your Face

9 PM - 11 PM

Jazz with David Basse

11 PM - 5 AM Wednesday

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.