The Big Broadcast

Schedule
88.5-1
Sunday
7:00 pm

The Big Broadcast is WAMU 88.5's longest-running program. The show features a collection of vintage radio programs from the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, including Gunsmoke, The Jack Benny Show, The Lone Ranger,Suspense, Fibber McGee and Molly and Superman. The Big Broadcast airs Sunday from 7 until 11 p.m. and has been a weekly feature on WAMU 88.5 since 1964.

Links to the latest archived episode and the playlist for the upcoming week are available below. The archived episode is now available from the same page as the playlist for that episode.


NPR

Burt Shavitz, Face Of Burt's Bees, Dies At 80

Burt Shavitz, the eccentric co-founder of Burt's Bees skin care products, has died at age 80. His bearded face is on your lip balm.
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Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.
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U.N. Report Highlights Surprising Global Progress On Poverty Goals

In 2000 the world's leaders agreed on an ambitious plan for attacking global poverty by 2015. Called the Millennium Development Goals, these time-bound targets spurred an unprecedented aid effort that helped slash the share of people living in extreme poverty in half. Now nations are hammering out an even broader set of goals for 2030, but this time the task is proving highly controversial. The Millennium Development Goals were drafted in a highly casual way and that simple process proved the key to their success.
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Hacking Team Breach Reveals Firm Sold Spying Tools To Repressive Regimes

What happens when one of the most notorious hacking companies gets hacked? That's the situation unfolding for one Italian company, which sells surveillance software to governments across the globe.