Programs A-Z

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    With a name that nods to the First Amendment, 1A is a daily, live show that encourages listeners to “speak freely” and stay connected – in an increasingly disconnected world. 1A provides a platform for...

  • 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...

  • Exciting puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of an audience.

  • 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...

  • Jennifer Ramm brings you two hours of the best in bluegrass and related music. With roots in Celtic, country, folk and blues, bluegrass has a rich heritage that continues to grow thanks to a new generation of gifted musicians. ...

  • Hear the voices of our community:  residents, leaders, visitors, listeners, donors, sponsors, nonprofits, and volunteers discuss what they care about and how to make the neighborhood grow.

    If you would like to record a Community Voices...

  • 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...

  • Are you a movie-lover? Do you look for the good before the bad? Do you think hater critic culture has gone a little too far? Well then this is the podcast for you! At The Front Row, we're the podcast for people who ACTUALLY LIKE MOVIES. We have...

  • 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 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...

  • Each week, Sam Sanders interviews people in the culture who deserve your attention. Plus weekly wraps of the news with other journalists. Join Sam as he makes sense of the world through conversation.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Longtime host Dave Leonatti returns to jazz to bring you some of the latest and classic jazz on Saturday night.

  • 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 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...

  • While maintaining the civility and fairness, OTM tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency. It has won the Edward R. Murrow Awards for feature reporting and investigative reporting, the National Press Club's Arthur Rowse Award for...

  • 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.

  • The UIS Public Affairs Reporting program is a one-year, professionally-oriented master's degree program that prepares students to become working reporters covering public affairs in its broadest sense -- informing readers, listeners, and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sound Opinions is where music lovers come together. You can make discoveries, debate, learn about pop culture, engage, have fun and find new ways to further enrich your life through music. Whether you're an expert, or just a casual fan, Sound...

  • 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 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...

  • Reporting from in and around Illinois.

    Listen to Statewide across Illinois in:

    • Bloomington/Normal – WGLT 89.1 (Fridays 11 a.m. - Noon, Sundays 6-7 a.m.)
    • Carbondale – WSIU 91.9 (Fridays 2-3 p.m. and Sundays 6-7 a.m.)<...
  • An open-mic storytelling competition revolving around a personal story.

    The debut event was held May 1, 2019 at the Pharmacy Art Space & Gallery in downtown Springfield.

    Feedback has been positive.  Watch for a second event...

  • 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.

  • 21st century conversation for the 21st state.  A public radio talk show that brings you the news, culture, and stories that matter to Illinois.

  • The Moth is true stories, told live and without notes. The Moth celebrates the ability of stories to honor both the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. It seeks to present recognized...

  • The Musical Universe

     

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • Weekend All Things Considered features deep reporting and interviewing to dig in to the week's news. 

     

  • 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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