Programs A-Z

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • People in our state and communities offering their perspectives.

  • The NPR Illinois Education Desk is a community funded initiative to report on stories that impact you.  Stories on the state of education from K-12 to higher education written by Illinois and national journalists.

  • Flyover with host Kerri Miller is a live call-in special from between the coasts and across the aisle. July 16-20, we're taking a trip down the Mississippi River to reach all of those who are affected by the river – from...

  • 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 has completed its run. Listen to the archive for its 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...

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

    Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson,...

  • Reporting and analysis taking you beyond the daily news and providing a deeper understanding of our state. 

    Subscribe for weekly Illinois Issues...

  • 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.

     

  • Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared (IQ2), Oxford-style debates on the day’s most pressing issues. This award-winning series has produced more than 100 debates with topics ranging from the death penalty and genetically modified...

  • NPR Illinois is airing a special run of Invisibilia.

    Invisibilia is Latin for "invisible things." The program explores the unseen forces that shape human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions --...

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

  • The Let's Talk Kids parenting podcast honors the expertise parents have about their own children and explores issues that are universal for families. From toilet training and sibling rivalry to establishing family values,...

  • 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...

  • Mission Control is a blog sharing information about the operation of NPR Illinois.

    To share your thoughts on NPR Illinois or other nonprofits, use a contact option on this page.

  • NPR Illinois' special election-year series, Money Machines, looking at campaign spending in the 2018 election.

  • 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...

  • 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 of 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, exposing each...

  • Past Due:  The Challenges Ahead is a commitment by NPR Illinois to cover the fiscal deterioration of Illinois and explain the impact that operating with more expenses than revenue has on citizens. NPR Illinois...

  • Planet Money explains the economy in a way that's both engaging and well reported, and How I Built This explores the origin stories of today's most iconic brands from the entrepreneurs who started them.

  • NPR Illinois PodCamp is a week-long, summer enrichment day camp for students interested in technology, journalism, and the exciting world of media. Podcampers gain civic education and media literacy as they interview community...

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

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

    Reveal features The Center for Investigative Reporting's work , as well as stories from public radio stations and a wide range of media partners, both nonprofit and commercial.

    Reveal has been...

  • The Roster (of State Government Officials) includes the following information:

    • Constitutional officers and staff.
    • Major executive agencies and staff.
    • Members of the General Assembly including...
  • 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.

     

  • State of the State concluded its run.  Archives of Brian Mackey's podcast about the effectiveness and culture of Illinois government can be found here.

  • 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...

  • Statewide features reporting from in and around Illinois.

  • 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.

  • The 21st is a 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 people, places and communities...

  • This I Believe Illinois is our annual essay program for Illinois high school seniors. An expression of where their minds are as they prepare to enter the adult world. 

    Starting as a five minute radio program hosted by Edward R. Murrow in...

  • Across the country, it appears a cultural sea change is taking place. Sexism in society is getting acknowledged perhaps more than ever, in large part due to the 

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

  • 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.