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...

"A Way with Words" is a weekly, hour-long, national, caller-based program about language. Author Martha Barnette and lexicographer Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, linguistic heirlooms, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects...

All That Jazz has been on KACU since 1986 when the station went from being a carrier current station to a public broadcasting station.  The show is hosted and produced by Dr. David Cone, better known as Dr. Jazz.

On May 3, 1971, at 5 p.m., 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 of the...

The WFMT Radio Network has gathered many of the most celebrated and stirring opera performances by American companies over the past year as part of this popular radio series. The American Opera series features highlights from the Lyric Opera of...

NPR's Ask Me Another is a lively hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of (and with) a live audience. Ask Me Another's entertaining melange of brainteasers and fun is a descendant of Weekend Edition...

BackStory is a weekly hour-long show in which renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of each episode, the historian-hosts are joined by...

Produced by the Memphis-based Blues Foundation, BEALE STREET CARAVAN features blues performances recorded at festivals and clubs, as well as interviews of various blues musicians by well-known blues personalities. This one-hour program is...

Unlike any other show, this is the Blues Heritage showcase. This Chicago-based, nationally syndicated public radio program explores, preserves, and popularizes the various eras and genre of Blues Heritage.

America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest.

Performing from Chicago Symphony Center, the orchestra is under the direction of conductors Riccardo Muti and Pierre Boulez.

Hailed as the number one US Orchestra in the world by the venerable British publication Gramophone, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues this quarter with more concerts from Symphony Center, the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

We seek to improve the quality of life of many through musical expression. Music has the power to inspire, lift the spirit, ease suffering, and heal the listener. The classical guitar and its ancient musical ancestors are uniquely qualified in...

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is an exciting daily radio program that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of...

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

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...

For the past decade, From the Top has been the preeminent showcase for America’s best young musicians. Through award-winning NPR and PBS programs, online media, a national tour of live events, and education programs, From the Top shares the...

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 KPFA-FM in the San Francisco Bay area. What began...

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 happening in the middle of the day, with timely, smart and in-depth news...

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has been hailed as on of the leading performing arts institutions since it’s founding in 1919.  Known as one of the world’s outstand orchestras, each program will present far more than a regular symphony concert....

Marketplace Weekend gives the week's business and economic news a human voice. Host Lizzie O'Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what...

Midnight Special is one of the most enduring syndicated folk music radio programs from the WFMT Radio Network. Over the years, The Midnight Special has evolved into an eclectic mixture of song and story that attracts not only a loyal following,...

Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning...

Night Sounds began on KACU in the early 1990s by host and producer, Kyle McAlister.  Covering a variety of styles, Night Sounds features ambient, contemporary and New Age music .  Each week, McAlister takes listeners on a voyage through music...

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 began as an...

On Point unites distinct and provocative voices with passionate discussion as it 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...

There’s the sports world and there’s the rest of the world; NPR® brings them together on Only A Game.

An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield,...

Performance Today is America's most popular classical music radio program, with more than 1.3 million weekly listeners on more than 260 stations around the country.

Performance Today features timely recordings that can't be heard...

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra proudly brings one of the nation's top-ranking orchestras to classical music lovers nationwide. As indicated by the thousands of letters fans send in each season, Manfred Honeck and the PSO richly deserve their...

Hosted by KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures, now heard internationally on more than...

Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Radiolab is heard around the country on more than 450 NPR stations.

Relevant Tones is a weekly exploration of the most fascinating time in classical music history: right now. From up-and-coming firebrands to established artists, this series features music and in-person interviews from the hottest festivals...

Performances from San Francisco's Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.

Listeners will travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico through the sound of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s superbly recorded concerts and recitals. As one of the world’s leading performing arts festivals, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is...

Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Some of the greatest hits of the baroque include Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concertos, George...

Tech Nation is a Public Radio weekly program focusing on the impact of technology, science, the media and Internet.

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...

The Appetizer is just what the title says. It's a taste of music from across the spectrum of flavors. Nearly every genre of music is sampled on the hour-long show.

Hosted by Elliot Forrest, this one-hour show features recorded performances by leading chamber music players from around the world. The program is filled with enlightening commentary from CMS Co-Artistic Director David Finckel and the...

The two-hour radio program, which is broadcast and syndicated nationally 52 weeks a year by the WFMT Radio Network, represents virtually the Orchestra’s entire 2009–10 season. It includes interviews with Philharmonic musicians, guest artists,...

Joe and Terry Graedon have become two of the nation's leading health care authorities. With backgrounds in pharmacology, nutrition, and medical anthropology, the Graedons have joined forces to explore the most interesting, compelling, and...

This American Life documents and describes contemporary America, but it is, quite literally, a new kind of radio storytelling. ubsequent file delivery. Built around the innovative personal vision of host Ira Glass, the program explores a weekly...

"Travel with Rick Steves" is a fun, hour-long, practical talk show with guest experts and questions from travelers. This weekly program is a lively conversation between travelers and the experts as we learn to explore our world...

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...

Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, 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...

Conceived as a cross between a Sunday newspaper and CBS' Sunday Morning with Charles KuraltWeekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and...