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Code Switch and Life Kit join the IPR weekend line-up

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NPR's game show Ask Me Another aired its final episode last weekend after nine years of comedy, trivia and music. In the absence of Ask Me Another, Iowa Public Radio is shifting its weekend schedule.

Beginning this weekend, It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders will air in its new spot Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Hidden Brain will air Sundays at 9 a.m. on all IPR News and News/Studio One signals.

It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders is a show that embodies the idea of 'talking it out,' as it amplifies voices that deserve your attention and helps you think about the implications of the week's events,” says IPR’s Program Director for News and Talk, Katherine Perkins.

Of Hidden Brain, she says “I think we're living through a huge example of how psychology impacts human behavior. There are big questions right now around why people are behaving in certain ways, and this is a show that explores those issues.”

New to IPR’s weekend lineup will be NPR’s Code Switch and Life Kit, airing together as a thoughtful and practical hour of radio during the 6 a.m. hour on Saturdays on all News and News/Studio One FM signals and at 12 p.m. on News-only AM signals.

“Both of these shows focus on answering big life questions,” says Perkins. “One explores issues of race and identity in a thoughtful way, and the other is very practical, offering concrete steps for tackling a problem or addressing an issue.”

The addition of Hidden Brain and Code Switch/Life Kit to IPR’s weekend lineup continues a trend of bringing listeners shows hosted by diverse voices, the result of intentional planning for Iowa Public Radio’s weekend programming.

Also new to the lineup is IPR Studio One’s All Access: a multimedia music show made for discovery. Keep an ear on the pulse of the music industry in Iowa with IPR Studio One's Mark Simmet, Tony Dehner and Cece Mitchell every Saturday from 1-4 p.m. and Sunday from 7-10 p.m. on News/Studio One FM signals.

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