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Today, Explained comes to WRKF

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Weekday evenings at 10pm beginning June 1.

WRKF presents its newest offering, Today, Explained, a daily program examining the news of the day, produced by Vox Media, coming to WRKF weekday evenings at 10pm beginning June 1st.

Beginning as a podcast, Today, Explained, each weekday since 2018, has gone all-in to break down a single news story or cultural phenomena, explaining it in an approachable, inspiring, and helpful way.

From reporting on the impact of covid school closures from the suburbs of Georgia, to speaking with reporters on the ground in Kabul about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan... Today, Explained makes the news real by amplifying voices that are part of the communities in the headlines.

A podcast with unparalleled journalistic standards, the show speaks with leading journalists, academics, and policymakers to accurately bring clarity to the topic at hand... and empowers you with the context and understanding you seek to live a better, more informed life.

Since inception, Today, Explained has been free of any edict to feature Vox reporters, though they certainly do when Vox reporters own a story. When they don't, the show goes elsewhere... ProPublica, The Atlantic, the BBC, and time and again, public radio stations. Vox and Today, Explained recognize NPR station reporting as an essential part of the American news ecosystem.

Sean Rameswaram and Noel King
Today, Explained hosts Sean Rameswaram and Noel King

Sean Rameswaram is co-host of Today, Explained and creative director for Vox Audio, where he blends curiosity, humor, and wild creativity to deliver the news in unexpected ways (even including an original song from time to time). Before joining Vox, Rameswaram reported for WNYC’s Radiolab series More Perfect and PRI’s Studio 360. At WNYC, he also covered culture for the newsroom, starred in videos for the digital team, and hosted live events.

Noel King joins Today, Explained as co-host and editorial director from NPR where she reported from across the US while occupying the host chair for Morning Edition and Up First. She was part of a team of NPR journalists who won an Edward R. Murrow Award, and her reporting from Minneapolis after George Floyd’s murder won a Gracie Award for best feature interview. In 2020, the Radio Hall of Fame honored her with its "One to Watch" award.

Hear Today, Explained on WRKF weekday evenings at 10pm beginning Wednesday, June 1.

Adam is responsible for coordinating WRKF's programming and making sure everything you hear on the radio runs smoothly. He is the Baton Rouge-based host for Louisiana Considered, our daily regional news program, and is also frequently the local voice afternoons on All Things Considered.