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Guns, Music, and Dark Matter: WKMS Kicks Off the New Year with Special Programming

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WKMS presents "No Compromise" starting Tuesday, January 4th.

WKMS starts the new year with special programming from NPR, Vox, and the Current. See a full program schedule below.

Tuesday, January 4th

11 am
No Compromise, episode 1
The New Compromise was the winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Audio Reporting and was created in collaboration with the reporting of WAMU's Guns & America initiative, Lisa Hagen of WABE, and Chris Haxel of KCUR. NPR's Sarah McCammon will host the radio special.

12 noon
No Compromise, episode 2

Wednesday, January 5th

11 am
No Compromise, episode 3

12 noon
No Compromise, episode 4

Thursday, January 6th

11 am
No Compromise, episode 5

12 noon
No Compromise, episode 6

Friday, January 7th

11 am
Remembered from The Current
Join The Current in honoring the life, music, and legacy
of artists we lost in 2021. The hour-long musical tribute is a celebration of all sounds, from indie to influential, and the perfect way for music lovers to unite in paying homage to the artists who have shaped music history.

From musicians to producers to industry icons, the playlist will feature legends like Charlie Watts, Don Everly, Nanci Griffith, Bunny Wailer, Biz Markie, and many more. Host Jill Riley will highlight milestones in each artist's life and career, explore their lasting impact on the music world, and spin their most beloved songs.

12 noon
Unexplainable from Vox
In an hour-long special, Vox's Unexplainable will explore some of the most exciting unanswered questions in physics. All over the world, scientists are searching for dark matter: an invisible, untouchable substance that holds our universe together. But they haven't found it.

Are they chasing a ghost? We trace this quest for answers from the first hint of something strange in distant galaxies to the modern research cracking open the very foundations of physics.

Listen to WKMS' special programming on-air, online at, or the NPR One app.

Melanie Davis-McAfee graduated from Murray State University in 2018 with a BA in Music Business. She has been working for WKMS as a Music and Operations Assistant since 2017. Melanie hosts the late-night alternative show Alien Lanes, Fridays at 11 pm with co-host Tim Peyton. She also produces Rick Nance's Kitchen Sink and Datebook and writes Sounds Good stories for the web.
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