Two New Shows added to HD2, WNCU starting January 17

Every Tuesday at 8pm
Planetary Radio, the weekly half-hour series about space exploration, has been available since Tuesday, July 20, 2004, the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

It’s the only long form public radio program devoted to the final frontier. Along with top-flight production quality, every episode relies on the deep expertise of the Planetary Society, founded by Carl Sagan, Lou Friedman and Bruce Murray. We are committed to the high standards your audience expects and deserves.

Whether it’s the launch of Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne or the arrival at Saturn of the huge Cassini probe, Planetary Radio is there. We also feature conversations with the men and women who lead the way, from Buzz Aldrin to Arthur C. Clarke, along with the scientists and engineers who provide unique perspectives on the quest for knowledge about our universe. Other regular features like “What’s Up!” raise your space IQ while putting a smile on your face. And you just might win their weekly space trivia contest.

Every Tuesday at 8:30pm
Cambridge Forum is a lively half-hour program dealing with the issues and ideas shaping contemporary society. Programs feature prominent scholars, writers, and artists engaging in a stimulating and focused exchange with a challenging audience representing diverse points of view. Discussions are recorded live in Harvard Square, a veritable marketplace of ideas. Recent programs examined topics related to the ecological imagination, the state of public schools left, the decline of the middle class, Bob Dylan’s poetry, the history of baseball and the contribution to peace made by artists. Speakers have included cultural critic Christopher Ricks on “Bob Dylan: Artist,” educator Jonathan Kozol discussing “Children in the Years of Hope,” poet Mark Doty exploring “Objects and Intimacy,” and economist Robert Reich addressing “Who Benefited from the 90s Boom?”