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Check out KCUR's new Saturday programming lineup

Code Switch and Life Kit

KCUR is bringing NPR's Code Switch and Life Kit to Kansas City airwaves starting Oct. 2.

Saturdays on KCUR have always been a time you can tune in to catch up on the week's news, be entertained by new and in-depth storytelling, and learn about topics impacting you, Kansas City, our country and the world.

KCUR remains committed to providing you the best in content from NPR and our affiliate partners, and we're pleased to share our new Saturday lineup with our listeners.

These programming changes go into effect this Saturday, Oct. 2:

  • Freakonomics Radio at 11:00 a.m. (time change, previously at 2:00 p.m.). This popular NPR show tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything.
  • Radiolab at 2:00 p.m. (time change, previously at 3:00 p.m.). From WNYC Studios, Radiolab weaves stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries.
  • NEW SHOW: Code Switch and Life Kit at 3:00 p.m. This new program debuts from NPR and features stories about race and identity that expand minds, and provides practical ways to make our lives better. It's lifelong learning that ranges from the big picture to tiny details and everything in between. The hour starts with Code Switch, featuring journalists of color tackling the subject of race head-on. Code Switch explores how race impacts every part of society -- from politics and pop culture to history, sports and more. In the second part of the show, Life Kit offers tips and guidance on a wide range of topics. From workplace microaggressions to saving money and more, Life Kit talks with the experts to get the best advice out there. The topics will vary but will always be designed to help listeners get through life together.

Ask Me Another, which previously aired on Saturdays at 11:00, ended production on Sept. 24 after nine seasons, impacted by economic strains of the COVID-19 pandemic. All other programs and schedules for KCUR Saturdays remain unchanged at this time.

As Kansas City’s member-supported public radio service, KCUR curates its programming to provide listeners with content that inspires, amuses, entertains, and helps listeners develop an understanding of our ever-changing world. You can find a full list of our shows here.

Karen Campbell is the Director of Institutional Giving & Communications for KCUR 89.3. You can reach her at karen@kcur.org.
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