Programs A-Z

  • The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, A Prairie Home Companion is now in its 40th season of production. Live every Saturday night, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature...

  • On May 3, 1971, at 4 PM central, All Things Considered debuted on 90 public radio stations.

    In the 40+ years since, almost everything about the program has changed, from the hosts, producers, editors and reporters to the length...

  • Puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of a studio audience.

  • BackStory brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today. On each show, U.S. historians tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of the hour, they are joined by people in...

  • For more than 80 years, the BBC World Service has been the globe's most comprehensive source for news. No other news organization has a network of international correspondents, reporters and producers to rival the BBC. Whenever and wherever...

  • A one hour non commercial radio series broadcasting live recordings of Memphis music and its derivative forms. Each program presents seasoned veterans alongside up and coming artists recorded at festivals and venues throughout the United States...

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  • An emotionally-charged, heart-rending, paint-peeling, splinter-kicking one hour bluegrass show. We’re all over the bluegrassical map, boldly covering such hot topics as broken things in Bluegrassland, gospel train songs, and “ain’t” tunes. ...

  • Blues Before Sunrise showcases blues as part of a cultural landscape that includes jump and jive, rhythm and blues, swing, doo wop, gospel, comedy, and recitation. For host Steve Cushing, the blues is a living African-American tradition with...

  • Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio interviewer is...

  • Heartland is musings on life, spirituality and the great adventure of the soul. Hosts Keil Isham & Rachel Otwell interview people from all walks of life and learn more about how spirituality and matters of the soul integrate in their...

  • A mix of ambient, electronic, world, new age, classical and experimental music; recognized as the original, most widely heard, premiere showcase for "contemplative music, broadly defined."

     

  • Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening, with timely, smart and in-depth news and conversation.

    Here & Now is co-hosted by Robin Young.  A Peabody Award-winning journalist, she has reported...

  • The news in Illinois that affects you is delivered daily on Illinois Edition. Politics, education, the arts and life -- it’s Illinois.  Explained.  The newsmakers and people of Illinois that are making waves make the airwaves daily noon...

  • This award-winning half-hour weekly news magazine explores the topical issues that shape the European continent, including interviews, background features and cultural reports from correspondents throughout the region.

     

  • What inspires the people who inspire you? How do creative people create? World-renowned jazz pianist Judy Carmichael explores these questions with her guests every week on her public radio show Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired. Celebrated...

  • Latino USA is the foremost Latino voice and the longest running Latino-focused program on radio.

  • 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  is...

  • Marketplace Morning Report is the morning sister program from the award-winning staff of Marketplace. Bringing you the morning business news "for the rest of us" in the time it takes you to drink your first cup of joe, it's a great way to start...

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

  • Every weekday for over three decades, Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning Edition is the most...

  • Stretching between Bluegrass Breakdown and Hearts of Space, Nightsounds blends the very best of modern and independent folk with an eclectic sampling of other genres. Every show is carefully constructed with tempo and ambience in mind to find a...

  • Immersive classical performances.

  • On Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about 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. The program...

  • Hear provocative voices and passionate discussion as Tom confronts the stories that are at the center of what is important in the world today. Leaving no perspective unchallenged, On Point digs past the surface and into the core of a subject,...

  • PRX Remix is for people who love to listen to great stories.

    We handpick the best short works from shows like The Moth, 99% Invisible, and Snap Judgment, from independent radio makers on PRX.org, and from...

  • Quiddity is a multimedia arts venue featuring an international literary journal (print and digital), a public-radio program, and a visiting writer and artist series. Each is produced in partnership with WUIS.

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  • Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

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  • Reveal. There's more to the story...

    Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.

  • Robbie Fulks on the passing of midwest roots rock legend Lou Whitney of Springfield, Mo's The Skeletons, The Morrells and many others.

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  • Snap Judgment is the smoking-hot show about the decisions people make that change EVERYTHING.

    Raw, intimate, and surprising, host Glynn Washington explores real life drama that will leave you breathless.

    Lush soundscapes paired...

  • 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.

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  • State of the State, produced by Brian Mackey, is a podcast about the effectiveness and culture of Illinois government.

    Subscribe to State of the State and other WUIS programs on our podcast...

  • State Week has been produced by NPR Illinois since January 1975, created by original WSSR News Director Rich Bradley when the station went on the air. It is the longest running public affairs program on NPR Illinois and was patterned...

  • StoryCorps provides Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.

    Since Dave Isay founded StoryCorps in 2003, the organization has provided more than 100...

  • A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.

  • Thanks for visiting The 21st! We’re a new public radio talk show that brings you the news, culture and stories that matter to Illinois. Tune into talk with other residents throughout the state, hear what’s going on and discover interesting...

  • 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...

  • The Lincoln Library Concert, Jim promotes the classical music and new books anyone can find at Lincoln Library and through its interlibrary services.

    The Lincoln Library Concert is unique because Jim makes his musical selections based on...

  • 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...

  • A fun, hour-long, practical talk show with lively conversation between travelers and the experts as we learn to explore our world smartly, smoothly, and thoughtfully.

  • 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 what's...

  • 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. 

  • 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.