Beginning in March, IPR will connect listeners more fully to global events by airing “BBC Newshour.” The BBC is one of the largest news organizations in the world with correspondents around the globe.
This wealth of on-the-ground journalism will now be heard from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekday mornings in place of “The Takeaway.”
We understand that many people appreciate “The Takeaway” and its unique approach to current issues and events. We think the BBC will consistently deliver news that is not being covered by “The Takeaway” or NPR, which tend to be more focused on domestic affairs. The BBC will better serve our mission of connecting northern Michigan and the world.
In addition, replacing "The Takeaway" will result in significant programming cost savings for IPR. Interlochen Center for the Arts is proud to operate IPR's services but must do so with fiscal prudence and responsibility. To better understand the financial position of IPR, we encourage you to visit our website.
Other changes in March include more attention to the arts in our schedule. “Sound Opinions,” public radio’s gathering for people who love rock ‘n’ roll, will return to IPR News Radio Saturday evenings at 10 p.m. An additional broadcast of “Studio 360” will air Monday nights at 7 p.m. so more listeners can enjoy this smart and surprising look at the world of arts and culture.
Listeners have been hearing the “National Writers Series” Monday nights, and IPR remains firmly committed to our partnership with NWS. However, we only produce about 15 new shows a year, and airing NWS each week has required extensive use of our archive. We will continue to air new episodes when they are available Fridays at 1 p.m. in addition to other programs. You can also listen to the shows online.