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National Programs carried by WRST

  • Big Picture Science
  • Big Picture Science is a weekly science magazine from the SETI Institute at 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Madison native and former Wisconsin Public Radio producer Molly Bentley is co-host and executive producer of the show, which covers a wide range of scientific topics. Once a month, the program presents "Skeptic Check," where the hosts and guests debunk the claims of pseudoscience. (radio.seti.org)

  • eTown
  • eTown is a weekly program of music and conversation produced in Boulder, Colorado. It's recorded in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. eTown's goal is to build community through music. The show airs Saturdays at 1:00pm and Sundays at 9:00pm. (etown.org)

  • Feature Story News
  • Feature Story News is WRST's source for world and national news during its local programming. For more than 20 years, FSN has provides quality news programs to radio and TV stations around the world. Their five minute newscast of world and national news is a regular feature on weekday afternoons and evenings over WRST. (featurestorynews.com)

  • Filmspotting
  • Filmspotting is a weekly program of movie reviews, "Top 5" lists and retrospectives along with interviews with filmmakers and actors. The program is hosted by film critics Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen and is produced by Chicago Public Media. It airs on public radio station WBEZ-FM in its hometown and WRST is one of only six other stations airing this series nationwide. (filmspotting.net)

  • With Good Reason
  • Listeners call With Good Reason "the best way to make a long drive fly by" and "a much-needed forum." Each week scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, the arts, politics, history, and business through lively discussion with our ever curious host Sarah McConnell. From the controversies over slave reparations and global warming, to the unique world of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun. It airs Thursdays at 5:00pm.

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