BBC World Service on 89.5-1 & 89.5-3

Overnight on 89.5-1 & 24 hours a day on 89.5-3

The BBC World Service is the globe's leading international broadcaster providing news, analysis, and information programming in English and 27 other languages.

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7:48 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Listen to the World: No Shortwave Radio Required

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There was a time when many of us in radio would spend evenings turning knobs on shortwave receivers filled with glowing tubes, staining over the static to hear exotic music and news broadcast in foreign languages.

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Election
3:17 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

America Decides - Special U.S. Election Coverage From the BBC

Listen Live in HD on World Radio 89.5-3: Tuesday 6:00 pm - midnight 

Today Americans go to the polls for an historic vote: will it be a second term for Barack Obama or a first term for Mitt Romney? Join the BBC's Bridget Kendall and James Naughtie live from Washington D.C., and their team of correspondents and experts from across the United States for America Decides – US Election 2012. As the polls close, join us for live coverage of the results.

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What's New?
4:52 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Are We The People to Blame? Do We Get the Banks We Deserve?

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In an unprecedented collaboration, the BBC World Service and American Public Media's Marketplace put financial institutions and consumers under the microscope. Join the BBC World Service's Business Daily's Justin Rowlatt and Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal as they come together from both sides of the Atlantic for a thoughtful, probing discussion on the true nature of our banks and the role of consumers in creating a healthy financial system on the eve of the Presidential election. 

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What's New?
10:00 am
Thu August 23, 2012

2012 London Paralympics on World Radio 89.5-3

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Paralympics London Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 2-6 pm on World Radio 89.5-3

In a special edition of Newshour, Razia Iqbal brings you coverage from the Paralympic Games opening ceremony in London. In addition to covering the major news stories of the day, Razia will be joined by athletes, coaches and commentators to discuss the issues surrounding the games and asking how the Paralympics movement has raised awareness of those living with disabilities.

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What's New?
2:22 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

French Election Special This Sunday on Newshour

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The French electorate goes to the polls to decide who will be their next president with the economy and national security high on the agenda. The election comes just a few weeks after the shooting in Toulouse shook France. Will the electorate see the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen as a viable alternative to Nicolas Sarkozy? Or will it be the Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande who benefits?

Hear this special program on World Radio 89.5-3 this Sunday, April 22, at 1:00 pm. Learn more about HD Radio.

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What's New?
12:01 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

From The BBC: The Strange World of the People's Mujadedin

Airs of KWGS 89.5-1 and 89.5-3, Saturday at 6am; 89.5-3 Saturday at 11am

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What's New?
1:50 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

BBC Your World: Torture by Music

British citizen, Ruhal Ahmed, spent two years in Guantanamo Bay. After his release he returned home to Tipton in the West Midlands without ever being charged with a crime by the British or US governments. During his incarceration Ruhal was repeatedly tortured by his captors. The technique he feared most was being tortured with music. We chart Ruhal’s progress as he attempts to silence torture by music.

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What's New?
8:48 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

BBC Assignment: Syria, One Year On

The uprising against the government of President Assad in Syria is a year old this week and the news bulletins have been dominated by the rising number of casualties and a slide towards civil war. But in this week's Assignment Owen Bennett Jones brings you the human stories behind the headlines, of friends and families divided, couples on opposite sides of the divide whose relationship has almost reached breaking point, and personal accounts of key moments in the conflict. 

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4:09 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Fukushima Special - the scientific legacy

On Public Radio 89.5-1 & World Radio 89.5-3Saturday 3/10 at 5:00 am
On World Radio 89.5-3: Monday 3/12 & 3/19 at 5:30 & 10:30 pm; Tuesday 3/13 & 3/20 at 6:50 & 11:50 am

It's nearly a year (11 March 2011) since Japan was struck by a huge earthquake and tsunami.Clouds of radioactive fallout from damaged nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi powerstation spread across heavily-populated areas many kilometres from the plant.

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