Programs A-Z

  • A Prairie Home Companion is a live radio variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor. The show is primarily recorded at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, MN, although it is frequently taken on the road.

  • A Way with Words is a lively hour-long public radio show about language examined through history, culture and family. Author Martha Barnette and dictionary editor Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, old sayings, word...

  • Afterglow is a weekly one-hour program of jazz and American popular song hosted by Mark Chilla. The origins of Afterglow are rather misty now, but dogged detective work based entirely on an offhand reply from creator Dick Bishop leads us to...

  • All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Every weekday the two-hour show is hosted by Robert Siegel, Michele Norris and Melissa Block. Saturday and Sunday editions...

  • Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is a weekly one-hour public affairs program which serves as a forum for debate and controversy, providing a voice for groups that are overlooked by other media, and is part of the non...

  • Food has become a national obsession and with it a multitude of flashy programs, magazines, books and blogs. Yet, these aren't much help to the every day cook. That's why America's Test Kitchen in Boston wants to find a better...

  • Spokane Public Radio's commitment to our communities arts and music scene includes an extensive on-air Arts Calendar, showcasing artistic events which appeal to a broad audience and open to the public. Listings are also available

  • Listening to As It Happens is like taking a trip around the world five nights a week. For more than 35 years, using the simplest of tools - the telephone - this current affairs program has explored the heart of a story, whether...

  • Frank Delaney produced The Backwater Blues Show from 1982 – 87 in the early days of the station. BBS was a popular show in the Inland Empire; people in outlying areas used to take their batteries out of their cars to power up...

  • BBC World Service is the world's leading international radio broadcaster. It provides impartial news, reports and analysis in English and 27 other languages.

    BBC World Service aims to inspire and...

  • From the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, it’s time for the best in Blues on Beale Street Caravan!

    Beale Street Caravan is a one hour radio series broadcasting live recordings of...

  • Big Picture Science is a one-hour radio show and podcast that connects ideas in surprising and humorous ways to illuminate the origins, the behavior, and the future of life-and technology-on Earth. What came before the Big Bang...

  • BirdNote is a radio series about the intriguing ways of birds. BirdNote will take you out of the daily grind and transport you into the natural world. Each show is scheduled to coincide with the time of year...

  • Broadway Matinee explores a theme through music written to be performed on stage, in cabaret, or sung in film.

  • Cambridge Forum is one of public radio’s longest running public affairs programs. Recorded live every week in Harvard Square, Cambridge Forum focuses on the news behind the news and regularly examines the...

  • The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.  The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning...

  • Car Talk is hosted by Tom and Ray Magliozzi who are better known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers" — taking their names from the clickety-clack sound made by aging autos.  Each week, they answer listener questions about...

  • The weekly broadcasts featuring recorded concert performances by leading chamber music players from around the world moves to a new day and time for the summer. Programs feature enlightening commentary from the performers and CMS Co-Artistic...

  • The central mission of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is to present classical music through the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Chicago, national and international audiences.

    The CSO <...

  • City Arts & Lectures was once known as "City Arts of San Francisco." Its title has changed, but the format is the same -- a weekly program of conversations with internationally-known figures in literature, criticism,...

  • Albert Einstein said, "If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.. ...I get most enjoyment in life out of music."

    We seek to improve...

  •  The Commonwealth Club of California presents lectures, debates and panel discussions by experts and public figures. It is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. Founded in 1903, it has played host to a diverse...

  • Highlights of performances from the Inland Northwest and around the world.

  • Launched with the first concert in the Library’s historic Coolidge Auditorium--October 28, 1925-ours is the oldest classical music broadcast series in America.

    With an intimate, 500-seat concert hall admired worldwide for its acoustics,...

  • Exactly how it sounds.  These programs have been hand picked by Brian Lindsey.  It's a showcase for one-offs, limited series, and documentaries you may not hear otherwise.

  • Fascinatin' Rhythm explores the history and themes of American popular music from Stephen Foster to Stephen Sondheim. These weekly "radio essays," illustrated by recordings, won the 1994 George Foster Peabody Award for letting ...

  • Broadcast on nearly 100 stations nationwide, Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical is a weekly radio program showcasing the best of Broadway and Hollywood – songs from the turn of the 20th century to today.  Bill...

  • A weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues. Each week nearly two million people tune into the show's intimate conversations.

    Today on Fresh Air:

  • Michael Patoray hosts two hours of jazz to kick off the weekend.

  • Interviews and performances from inside the KPBX studio.

  • From the Top with host Christopher O'Riley is a weekly radio series that showcases the nation's most exceptional pre-college age classical musicians. Each one-hour program presents five young performers or ensembles whose...

  • "I love the classic sounds of the first and second generations of bluegrass. There is something timeless and deep in the voice of Ralph Stanley or the mandolin of Bill Monroe or the harmonies of the Country Gentlemen. I believe it's important...

  • Classical guitarist Leon Atkinson joins Verne Windham in the KPBX studio for an hour

  • Angela Mariani and Bernard Gordillo host this weekly program exploring the world of Early Music, from the transcendent sounds of Anonymous 4, to the sublime realm of Chant, to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata. Harmonia is...

  • Hearts of Space grew out of former architect Stephen Hill's fascination with space-creating, ambient and contemplative music. Beginning in 1973, Hill hosted a weekly late-night radio program on...

  • Stories of remarkable people whose dedication helps to humanize our society, hosted by David Freudberg.

    Human Media (Far Reaching Communications Inc.) is a small, independent production house which performs public broadcasting...

  • Spokane Public Radio listeners get three hours of Dan Maher’s Inland Folk program on Sundays. The first hour stands alone at 3 p.m. and the following two hours air at their traditional time from 8-10 p.m. The celebrated folk...

  • Innovation Hub features today's most creative thinkers - from authors to researchers to business leaders. It explores new avenues in education, science, medicine, transportation, and more. The show is the brainchild of host and executive editor...

  • Interfaith Voices is the nation’s leading religion news magazine on public radio. Through honest interviews and reporting each week, Maureen Fiedler probes the many ways that religion informs our politics and culture. In so...

  • The World Affairs Council began in 1947 in San Francisco, out of the interest generated by the founding of the United Nations. The radio program is a collection of the events held with leading political and business leaders,...

  • Monday's Jazz host is KPBX's Jan Munstedt, herself a third-generation musician with great jazz appreciation and an eclectic touch. She often features a long look at a theme or a favorite performer, or a show can take its own direction...

  • Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis hosts this popular weekly music series with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

    “We don’t just play jazz—we teach it, we write it, we dance it, we sing it, we present it, we photograph it...

  • SPR's Operations Manager Brian Flick spins selections for a Friday afternoon.

  • NPR Music, Member Station WBGO, and Jazz at Lincoln Center unite to create the next generation of jazz programming from public radio. Hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBride, Jazz Night in America...

  • Jazz Odyssey is your journey through the world of Modern Jazz. Host Chris Kuborn takes the listener on a musical journey through the latest sounds in Jazz.

    Each week Jazz Odyssey...

  • A one hour mainstream Jazz variety show with your host Howard Burchette. The show is divided into three sets and is produced by Howard Burchette.  The program hilights the music of Coltrane, Miles, Monk, Ellington, Basie, Mingus, Dizzy, Blakey...

  • Jazz-O-Rama is an hour of the lighter side of early jazz--presented by Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev)--remastered from his personal 78rpm record collection. Each show has a theme and includes personnel and historical background on each record,...

  • John Johnson conducts a tour of the obscure world of early rock and pop music. The 95% of records that never got commercial airtime have a home, Johnson’s Improbable History of Pop features those artists who fell through the commercial cracks.<...

  • L.A. Theatre Works is a non-profit media arts organization based in Los Angeles whose mission for over 25 years has been to present, preserve and disseminate classic and contemporary plays. Through the 10-play live in-performance The Play's the...

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