Programs A-Z

  • Classical music with host Jim Tevenan.

  • 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...

  • 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 Audie Cornish, Kelly McEvers, Ari Shapiro, and Robert Siegel. Saturday and...

  • 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...

  • Spokane Public Radio's commitment to our community's 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

  • Book your ears on a nightly 'round-the-world trip with As it Happens. From conversations with news makers to up-close and personal accounts of the unusual and unexpected, hosts Carol Off and Jeff Douglas bring you the stories...

  • Ask Me Another is a mix of brainteasers, trivia, comedy, and music rolled into one. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites guests and listeners to stretch their minds and think outside normal pub trivia with the help of a puzzle master....

  • Each week, over 36 million people listen to BBC Radio.

  • 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...

  • Blues America is where the blues talks. An hour-long weekly series featuring conversations with blues people who share their stories and music. Blues America is heard around the country on over 50 public radio stations.  The series is...

  • 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...

  • Center Stage from Wolf Trap showcases live performances from some of today's finest chamber musicians. Recorded in the acoustically superb Barns at Wolf Trap, just outside of Washington D. C. These 26 one-hour radio programs are presented by co...

  • The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is a one-hour program hosted by Elliott Forrest, which features live recorded performances by leading chamber music players from around the world. Programs feature...

  • 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,...

  • Climate One at The Commonwealth Club is a thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the environment and the economy. It brings together top thinkers and doers from business, government, academia and...

  •  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.

  • Every week you'll discover interesting programs on Director's Choice.  It's a showcase for some of the best public radio has to offer.  You'll hear documentaries, one-off programs, limited-run series, and other great shows that you might not...

  • Each week on Exploring Music, host Bill McGlaughlin chooses one musical theme and looks at it from a variety of angles over the course of five days. 

    Bill McGlaughlin is a musician, composer, educator, and broadcaster. ...

  • 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 ...

  •  Folk Alley strives to bring folk music to the world via the Internet, reaching across the miles and the generations to provide global exposure for an art form with long-standing tradition and a loyal fan community.  Folk Alley host Elena See...

  • 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.

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

  • Interviews and performances from inside the KPBX studio. Please click the headline for expanded text and/or audio.

  • Here's how host Kevin Brown describes his show Front Porch Bluegrass:

    "I love the classic sounds of the first and second generations of bluegrass. There is something timeless and deep in the voice of...

  • Classical guitarist Leon Atkinson joins Verne Windham in the KPBX studio for an hour of live and recorded music.

  • Harmonia is a weekly one-hour radio program, podcast and blog that takes listeners back in history to the cathedrals, fairs, and stages of the past, teaching listeners about history as documented by musicians of the periods.

  • 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...

  • Spokane Public Radio listeners now get three consecutive hours of Dan Maher's Inland Folk program on Sundays. The celebrated folk musician shares the music of local and national folk artists on his program, from Northwest...

  • Inland Journal is a half-hour public affairs program that includes news features and interviews produced by SPR staff, reporters from the Northwest News Network (N3) and others.  The program has a regional focus that reflects the broad...

  • 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...

  • Inside Europe, a one-hour weekly news magazine from Germany's Deutsche Welle hosted by Helen Seeney and Keith Walker, explores the topical issues shaping the continent. No other part of the globe has experienced such dynamic political and...

  • 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...

  • Monday night'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...

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

  • "Jazz Happening Now" is a one-hour program of new jazz releases and current performance information. Every week, host Jeff Hanley connects listeners to today's vibrant jazz scene — from emerging artists to the living legends still playing and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Latin Perspective radio show features the best in contemporary and classic Latin Jazz Music. Presenting music from the contemporary artists of today who continue the tradition along with the early pioneers and innovators, the prominent...

  • For over 20 years, audiences have been enjoying Harry Shearer's gift for satire and sketch material on Le Show which got it's start in 1983. It ran under various titles before Le Show was...

  • Live Wire! is a radio variety show recorded in front of an enthusiastic live audience from the Alberta Rose Theatre in NE Portland, airs each week around the state and in SW Washington via Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), on...

  • Hosted by Steve Curwood, the award-winning environmental news program Living on Earth delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit. As the population continues to rise and the management of the...

  • Marketplace is “the business show for the rest of us,” the most popular business-news program on radio, TV, or cable. Marketplace is produced and distributed by American Public Media and is also heard...

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