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The New Yorker Radio Hour and Freakonomics Radio Will Be Featured on Sundays

Contact: Meredith Hart, Marketing & Communications Director

COLUMBUS, OHIO, August 1, 2016 — 89.7 NPR News, the all-day NPR news radio station of WOSU Public Media, will feature two new nationally acclaimed programs in its weekend lineup. Starting Sunday, August 7, The New Yorker Radio Hour will air at 10 a.m. and Freakonomics Radio will air at 11 a.m.

The New Yorker Radio Hour is the program you will look forward to curling up with every weekend. David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, is joined by the magazine’s award-winning writers in a weekly hour of radio that will both delight and inform.

The New Yorker Radio Hour will feature a mix of profiles, storytelling, and insightful conversations about the issues that matter ― plus an occasional blast of comic genius from the magazine’s legendary “Shouts and Murmurs” page.

The New Yorker has set a standard in literary journalism for generations, and The New Yorker Radio Hour gives it a voice on public radio for the first time.

Freakonomics Radio ferrets out connections between seemingly unrelated things. The program explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—using the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior.

Host Stephen J. Dubner discovers the hidden side of everything in interviews with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs—and with his “Freakonomics” co-author Steve Levitt.

89.7 FM NPR News is the only all-day NPR news radio station in central Ohio and specializes in news and public affairs programming, including All Sides with Ann Fisher, Morning Edition, and All Things Considered. Live audio streaming of the station is also available at, as well as through the free WOSU Public Media mobile app.

WOSU Public Media is a community-supported, noncommercial network of public radio and television stations, and digital services.