New on WPPB

Each show is centered on a common theme

    WPPB 88.3 has added three new programs to its schedule. “TED Radio Hour,” based on talks given on the TED stage and hosted by Guy Raz, will be broadcast every Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. Each show is centered on a common theme — the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, inexplicable connections — and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.

    “Travel With Rick Steves,” a guidebook author and travel television host, is a talk show with guest experts and questions from travelers. In recent months, Germany, Cuba, West Africa, Turkey, Peru, and Scotland were among the many locales featured on the program. It airs Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m.

    “Bookworm,” hosted by Michael Silverblatt, showcases writers of fiction and poetry, both established and emerging, who are interviewed “with insight and precision.” The goal of the program, which airs Sunday mornings from 9 to 9:30, is to illuminate what makes a writer a writer and to inform listeners about literary culture.