Less music, more information will be on MPB Think Radio

By Sheena Barnett/NEMS Daily Journal

JACKSON – Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Think Radio lineup is undergoing some changes.
All the classical music will move to the MPB Music Radio channel to make room for the new lineup, which includes a block of local programs created just for Mississippians.
New programs inside the 10 a.m. block include “NOW You’re Talking with Marshall Ramsey,” “In Legal Terms,” “Everyday Tech,” “MPB’s Season Pass” and “Next Stop: Mississippi.”
Terry Gross’ “Fresh Air” will air live every day at 11 a.m., followed by a two-hour “Here and Now,” hosted by Robin Young, at noon.
The hour-long news program “To the Point” will air at 2 p.m.
An arts, culture and entertainment magazine, “Q with Jian Ghomeshi,” will air at 8 p.m., followed by Tom Ashbrook’s “On Point” at 9-11 p.m. each night.
“We could not be more excited about the changes to our MPB Think Radio schedule,” MPB Director of Radio Jason Klein said in a news release. “We have heard the requests of our listeners for more news and information programming and have responded with a schedule that highlights Mississippi and incorporates some of the best programs offered from our national partners.”
The weekend line-up for MPB Think Radio will not change, with “Grassroots,” “Thacker Mountain Radio” and “Highway 61” still in their same time slots.
MPB Music Radio will also air opera and jazz programs in addition to the classical program.
For a complete schedule, visit mpbonline.org/thinkradio or mpbonline.com/musicradio.