Programs A-Z

  • If you showed up on July 6, 1974, at the Janet Wallace Auditorium at Macalester College in Saint Paul and plunked down your $1 admission (50 cents for kids) to attend the very first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, you were in...

  • All Things Considered is a vital daily companion to people who strive to stay informed and in touch. Since its debut in 1971, this daily afternoon radio news magazine has...

  • Ask Me Another is the rambunctious live show from NPR and WNYC that blends brainteasers, pub trivia, comedy and music into an hour of mind-bending fun. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle...

  • For over 70 years, BBC World Service has been the globe's most comprehensive source for news. No other news source has a network of international correspondents, reporters and...

  • Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Think of A.J. Foyt telling someone how to open the car hood. Mix it all up, throw in a little Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers...

  • Bullseye is a public radio show about what's good in popular culture. With a keen editorial eye, Bullseye sifts the wheat from the chaff, and brings you hot culture picks, in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary creative...

  • Hosted by Lisa Simeone, the two-hour Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcasts present the full range of orchestral works with top tier soloists and guest conductors like Yo-Yo Ma, Matthias Goerne, and Daniil Trifonov, as well as Esa-Pekka Salonen,...

  • Traditional, old-time and classic folk music with Don Pedi.

    Since 1985 local dulcimer player Don Pedi has served as an on air host at WCQS. Close to Home features traditional, old-Time, and classic folk music. The show airs on Saturdays...

  • Hosted by old time musician Wayne Erbsen, Country Roots is devoted to bluegrass and old-time country music and is WCQS’ longest running program. From archival recordings to up-n-coming youngin's with a banjo and a fiddle, Wayne gets it kickin’...

  • Fiesta! is an original production devoted to Latino concert music, and brings artistically significant compositions from Latin America, Spain and Portugal to WCQS listeners. The acclaimed composer, musician, performer, and professor Elbio...

  • Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Each week, nearly 4.5 million people listen to the show's intimate conversations broadcast...

  • Fresh Air Weekend collects the best cultural segments from the week’s programs and crafts them together for great weekend listening. Award-winning journalist Terry Gross hosts the show.

  • Blue Ridge Public Radio is proud to announce the launch of “Going Deep: Sports in the 21st Century”, a podcast that looks at some of the most pressing issues in sports and society.  The hosts are the husband and wife team of John Shoop and...

  • Supreme Court rulings. Breaking news. Thoughtful interviews.

    A live production of NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s...

  • Host Richard Layman gets the joint jumping on the Jazz Shack each Friday night from 10 to midnight with gutsy, rootsy, archival jazz recordings.

    Layman began spinning discs on WCQS in 1993. The Jazz Shack airs Fridays from 10 p.m. to...

  • Hailed for outstanding artistry since 1919, the acclaim of the Los Angeles Philharmonic continues under the leadership of Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, one of the most exciting young conductors today. The LA Phil presents these national...

  • In-depth focus on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. The only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast, Marketplace ...

  • Marketplace Money brings the week’s economic headlines home by looking at matters of personal finance with wit and wisdom. The weekly, hour-long program offers a mix of feature stories and segments to help people better manage, save and spend...

  • Marketplace Weekend, hosted by Lizzie O’Leary, brings you powerful stories from economies both large and personal, at a pace that suits your weekend life. Settle in for an hour of insightful storytelling and a conversational look at where the...

  • From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio goes...

  • Hosted by long time WCQS classical music announcer Chip Kaufmann, it features not only selections from the Blue Ridge Public Radio library but also selections from his own private collection of classical recordings.

  • Waking up is hard to do, but it’s easier with NPR’s Morning Edition.  Hosts Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep bring the day’s stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and...

  • Examining the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.   

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  • Hosted by award-winning journalist Tom Ashbrook, On Point is broadcast every weekday on NPR stations around the country. Produced by WBUR in Boston, On Point’s vibrant conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and...

  • Tackling sticky issues with a frankness and transparency 

  • Piano Jazz is a forum for jazz legends and influential performers as well as up-and-coming talents. Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Max Roach, Cassandra Wilson and Tony Bennett are among the over 400 guests who have...

  • Reveal is for anyone who is interested in stories that break news and change our understanding of how the world works.

    Reveal examines what governments, businesses and communities are doing behind the scenes, hidden from public view....

  • Tune in Saturday nights at 10 for three hours of smooth sounds from Jamal Jabali and Round Midnight. From Charlie Parker to modern R&B, Round Midnight plays just the right music for your Saturday night.

    Jamal Jabali has volunteered...

  • The San Francisco Symphony is widely considered to be among the most artistically adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the United States.Since its beginning in 1911, it's been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of...

  • The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival–among the oldest in the nation and considered among the world’s preeminent such festivals–is renowned for its innovative spirit, inspirational performances, and commitment to artistic excellence.  Kerry...

  • A game of words and whimsy, bluff and bluster 

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  • Let Us Tell You a Story. Every week, great actors from stage, screen and television bring incredible stories to life. 

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  • SymphonyCast is a two-hour weekly program featuring a full-length concert by a national or international symphony orchestra. Concerts are drawn from Europe's leading ensembles along with U.S. orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic,...

  • An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and...

  • There are tens of thousands of podcasts out there. So how do you know what to listen to? On The Big Listen — THE broadcast about podcasts from WAMU and NPR — host Lauren Ober introduces you to podcasts you might not have ever heard of, and...

  • The Moth Radio Hour features our most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories. The series debuted in 2009 and is now airing on more than 400 stations nationwide. The Moth Radio Hour is co-produced by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public...

  • The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick

  • Everything you want to know about classical music but are too afraid to ask is answered on The Record Shelf. Host Jim Svejda, one of the most respected and critical voices in classical music, has guided the program since he launched it...

  • More than just talking about recipes, Splendid Table explores everything about food: the culture, the science, the history, the back stories and the deeper meanings that come together every time people sit down to enjoy a meal. 

  • The Waters and Harvey Show explores the experiences of historically marginalized people and their communities, and considers the influence those experiences have within our increasingly diverse society.

    "The Waters and...

  • The radio show and TV show follow the same format. There's a theme to each episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. It's mostly true stories of everyday people, though not always. There's lots more to the show, but it's sort of hard to...

  • Hosted by Chip Kaufmann. Classical music with a focus on vintage, historic, and obscure recordings.

  • Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and...

  • Missed All Things Considered this weekend? Don't sweat it! While you were out enjoying your weekend, the team was putting together a killer set of Saturday and Sunday shows. Here's the best of what you might've missed, from in-depth cover...

  • The program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. 

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