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Programming Changes In Effect July 1

Several months ago, NPR announced that it will discontinue Talk of the Nation, hosted by Neal Conan. The last program will air Thursday, June 27.

This change brings new opportunity for KCUR, and beginning July 1 KCUR will expand its news and arts coverage.

The popular news program Here & Now will meet growing audience demand for midday news and analysis by expanding to a two-hour show. KCUR will also add Q, an arts, culture and entertainment show, to its lineup.  

The Here & Now expansion will replace Talk of the Nation, and will air 12-2 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Here & Now is a live production from NPR and WBUR, Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country. The program provides timely, smart and in-depth news and conversation.

As one of a handful of stations nationwide collaborating on the expanded Here & Now, KCUR will add a regional perspective to that conversation.

The newest addition to the KCUR program schedule is Q, a lively arts, culture and entertainment radio magazine. The show is hosted by Jian Ghomeshi and will air weeknights at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, The World and Science Friday will move to new time slots.

The World, an hour long news magazine offering a mix of international news, features, interviews and music, will move from 7 p.m. weekdays to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Science Friday, the weekly science, technology, environment and health news show, will air from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays.

What are your thoughts? Send comments to feedback@kcur.org or call 816-235-1551.