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Today On KRPS For Thursday September 7 & Afternoon Headlines from the Kansas News Service

Show highlights today on KRPS include The World at 3 p.m. We’ll travel to Thailand where a glut of US-made maraijuana is causing problems for both the government and drug lords.


Join us for Fresh Air this evening at 7. Host Tonya Mosley speaks with superstar music producer Mark Ronson.

Today On KRPS For Thursday September 7

5 AM - 9 AM - 

Morning Edition from NPR News

9 AM - 10 AM - 


Jenn White

HOUR 1: ++A SEGMENT-Record-breaking heat and the long, hot summer.

It’s been a sweltering, deadly hot summer in the Northern Hemisphere. On Wednesday the UN’s climate agency the World Meteorological Organization and the European climate service Copernicus reported that last month was the hottest August ever recorded with modern equipment.

It was also the second hottest month measured, only behind July 2023.

B & C SEGMENTS-Interstate travel is the next target of abortion rights opponents.

In the 15 months since Roe v. Wade was overturned, 15 states have banned abortion and almost a dozen others have imposed restrictions on the procedure.

Nowadays, nearly 6 in 10 women live in a state that’s hostile to abortion rights, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

10 AM to 11 AM - 

On Point 

HOST: Meghna Chakrabarti

VOICEMAIL NUMBER: 617-353-0683

HEADLINE: Is it time to rethink America's farm bill?

Congress is gearing up for a fight over the farm bill – a massive piece of legislation that includes subsidies for America’s farmers.

Rethinking how the farm bill works and who it’s for.

11 AM to 1 PM - 

Performance Today

Host - Fred Child

Hour 1 and hour 2 playlists

1 PM to 3 PM - Classical with Mathew Witt from KRPS Library

3 PM - 4 PM 

The World with host Marco Werman

There's a marijuana glut in the US. The market is saturated. And overproduction means cannabis is getting in the hands of criminals who sell it overseas -- like Thailand.

Thai growers say American pot is encroaching on their turf and bottom line.

The battle over weed production ... next time on The World.

4 PM - 6 PM

All Things Considered from NPR News

Host(s): Ari Shapiro & Juana Summers

Preparing homes and neighborhoods for wildfires is becoming more urgent as climate change makes fires more

frequent and severe. But it's also becoming a business that could turn into a massive industry. Hear that

story on All Things Considered from NPR News.

6 PM - 6:30 PM

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

Tired of "no shows" and fake profiles .some single people are ditching the dating apps .for meeting in-person a business model. Next time on Marketplace.

6:30 PM to 7 PM

Today, Explained from Vox News

Hosts - Noel King and Sean Rameswaram

The PAC-12 college football conference has lost nearly all its teams now that schools like USC and Colorado have announced they’re leaving for rival leagues.

What that means for schools, teams, and fans - ahead - on Today, Explained.

7 PM - 8 PM - 

Fresh Air


Music producer MARK RONSON is known for his work with stars like Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Adele, and Bruno Mars.

He created the soundtrack for this summer's big hit film Barbie, working with the artists Nicki Minaj, Sam Smith, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, and Pink Pantheress

Book critic MAUREEN CORRIGAN reviews the new novel The Wren, The Wren by Irish writer Anne Enright.

8 PM - 9 PM - 

Atomic Age Cocktail Party with Jason Croft

Crooners 2

Episode 1075. Coming up on The Atomic Age Cocktail Party, we spotlight more of our favorite crooners…those great male voices of the hi-fi era.

We’ll hear from Bobby Troup, Jackie Paris, Andy Williams, Steve Lawrence, and many more!

9 PM - 11 PM

Jazz with David Basse

11 PM - 5 AM Friday

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.