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October 25, 2014
What’s On Now?

Whad 'Ya Know?® Radio Hour


Michael Feldman and his zany crew brew a weekly concoction of comedy quizzes, quirky interviews, unusual news, jazz interludes, and more.



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Whad'Ya Know? Radio Hour
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Classical Music with Lynne Warfel



Later Today On WKSU

1:00
This American Life®

Contemporary life in America and the world is documented and described as host Ira Glass presents a weekly collection of innovative radio stories linked by a central theme.

2:00
Fresh Air Weekend

Everything you love about Fresh Air -- tailored for the weekend. Hear highlights from the show's best interviews and reviews

3:00
On The Media

On the Media explores how the media "sausage" is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad.

4:00
Radiolab

Dive into deep thoughts and conversation over those difficult topics, which everyone thinks about, but no one dares to share. Radiolab gets down to the point and real as co-hosts Jad Abmrad & Robert Krulwich discuss touchy topics such as "life" and "mortality."

What’s On Now?

Whad 'Ya Know?® Radio Hour


Michael Feldman and his zany crew brew a weekly concoction of comedy quizzes, quirky interviews, unusual news, jazz interludes, and more.



Also Playing Now:

 WKSU On Air:
Whad'Ya Know? Radio Hour
 WKSU Classical:
Classical Music with Lynne Warfel



Later Today On WKSU's News Channel

1:00
This American Life®

Contemporary life in America and the world is documented and described as host Ira Glass presents a weekly collection of innovative radio stories linked by a central theme.

2:00
Fresh Air Weekend

Everything you love about Fresh Air -- tailored for the weekend. Hear highlights from the show's best interviews and reviews

3:00
On The Media

On the Media explores how the media "sausage" is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad.

4:00
Marketplace Weekend

Each week on Marketplace Weekend, our team looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

What’s Playing Now?

Classical Music
With Lynne Warfel

11:01
: Flicks in Five


12:01
Hector Berlioz: Trojan March (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)


12:06
Jeremiah Clarke: The Prince of Denmark's March (Empire Brass)


12:08
Jerome Kern: All the Things You Are (Leon Fleisher, piano)


12:14
Franz Joseph Haydn: Flute and Oboe Concerto (Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra)



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Whad'Ya Know? Radio Hour
 WKSU News:
Whad'Ya Know? Radio Hour



Later Today On WKSU's Classical Channel

1:00
Classical Music with Mindy Ratner



7:00
Classical Music with Bob Chrstiansen



8:00
Classical Music with Sylvia Docking

Enjoy the best classical music with host Sylvia Docking.



Sunday On WKSU Classical

12:00
Classical Music



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Harvey Pekar
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Harvey Pekar The commentaries of well-known writer and Clevelander Harvey Pekar are heard on WKSU each week during “Morning Edition®” and “All Things Considered®.”

Harvey Pekar may be best known through his “American Splendor” comic book series, which have gathered critical praise and an American Book Award since he began publishing them in 1976. The comic books are made up of autobiographical stories and commentaries illustrated by a host of well-known alternative comic book artists, most notably R. Crumb, who first met Pekar while living in Cleveland in the early 60s.

Pekar is also a favorite on the talk-show circuit, including eight infamous appearances on “Late Night with David Letterman.” A respected writer and jazz critic, Pekar still works full-time as a file clerk at the Cleveland VA Hospital, a job he has held since 1966.


Who Is Harvey Pekar?

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Alice Quinn

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Art Awards

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Artists

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Cats on Valentine’s Day

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Cleveland Indians Fans

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Cleveland

Harvey Pekar is a winner of the National Book Award for his comic novel “Our Cancer Year” and a file clerk at the V-A Hospital in Cleveland.

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Collecting

In May, when Texan Jim Irsay paid $2.4 million for the original manuscript of Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road”—he said he paid that price simply because he wanted to add the 120 foot scroll to his collection of pop culture memorabilia. While most wouldn’t spend that kind of money, commentator Harvey Pekar explains how the collecting bug is something that affects us all.

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David Letterman

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Democrats

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Economy

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Elvis

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Emil

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Environment

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Father’s Day

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Friends

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Friendship

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Golden Years

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Guns

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Holidays

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Lost Glasses

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Making Money in Film

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Morning Edition

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My Father

It took me a while to appreciate what a fine man my father was. Before that, I’m ashamed to say I undervalued him...Harvey recalls being embarrassed by his immigrant father.

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Nationalism

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Presidents

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Religious Wars

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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Schools

WKSU commentator Harvey Pekar’s opinion of education issues changed substantially when he became a foster child. To Pekar—despite the size and weight of the issues—it all boils down to the experiences of a single child.

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Sleep

The average American gets approximately seven hours of sleep each night. According to commentator Harvey Pekar, we should appreciate the luxury.

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Speed Traps

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Sundance

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Unsung Heroes

Memorial Day is a holiday meant to honor our country’s military. Commentator Harvey Pekar feels we should also remember other everyday heroes.

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Valor

For some, the process of dying happens almost instantly, at times while they’re sleeping. For others, it’s a long process, during which they may have to force themselves to get out of bed each day. In any event, being able to take a big problem in stride on a daily basis, to not let it eat you up, that is real valor.

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White Cracker

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What’s In A Name?

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Zubals

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