Programs A-Z

A Prairie Home Companion presents original comedy sketches performed by Garrison Keillor and cast.  Music by guests like singer Greg Brown, blues singer Kelly Hunt, bluegrass award...

Since its debut in 1971, All Things Considered has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world.  Every...

American Routes is produced in New Orleans, and presents a broad range of American music:  blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and...

The BBC World Service is the globe's most comprehensive source for news.  No other news source has a network of international correspondents, reporters and producers to rival BBC.  When...

Bullseye is a public radio show about what's good in popular culture. With a keen editorial eye, Bullseye and host Jesse Thorn sift the wheat from the chaff, and brings you...

Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers) are America's funniest auto mechanics.  Who knew car repair could be so hilarious?  Mixing automotive first-aid with roadside philosophy, the two sidekick siblings advise listeners...

WNIU is the only full-time, 24-hour-a-day, commercial-free classical music radio station in Northern Illinois.  And it's all made possible with your support.  Thank you.

Echoes creates a modern soundscape of music that draws from a multitude of cultures, traditions and genres.  John Diliberto hosts two-hours of evocative, ground-breaking music, seamlessly bridging...

Encore on WNIU is an occasional series which airs monthly.   Host, Eric Hradecky is pleased to present another season of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra's Classic Series.  Each broadcast features the performance and...

Not all great public radio programs are easily categorized. That's where WNIJ's Free Range Radio comes in. It's a collection of nationally-syndicated and locally-produced documentaries, features and music specials which otherwise might not find...

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...

Get your weekend off to a rousing start when you join host Harold Brown for a three-hour mix of the best traditional and contemporary blues.

WNIJ's midday news magazine keeps you up-to-date with the news between Morning Edition and All Things ConsideredHere & Now combines the best in news journalism with...

Living on Earth is the weekly environmental news and information program with news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues.

Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine of business and economics news "for the rest of us."  The Marketplace Morning Report (Monday through Friday at 6:50am and 8:50am) brings...

Waking up is hard to do, but it's easier with NPR's Morning Edition.  NPR's Renée Montagne and Steve Inskeep, along with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad, bring the day's stories and news...

In each On Being program, host Krista Tippett engages listeners across the spectrum of belief and non-belief in conversation about life's deepest questions.  From autism to the ethics of torture,...

Hosted by veteran journalists Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, On The Media decodes what we hear, read, and see in the...

An award-winning weekly sports magazine, Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider.  Only A Game puts sports in perspective with intelligent...

Radiolab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radiolab experiments with sound and style...

WNIJ is your station for in-depth news and intelligent talk. But we know how to have a little fun, too. Join Patrick Sheehan from 1 to 4 each Saturday afternoon for three hours of music that gave birth to rock-n-roll.

David James presents three hours of great music to accompany you to wherever your Saturday night takes you.

Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. It started as a radio show, created in 1991 by host and executive producer Ira Flatow.

Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound...

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...

For more than 30 years, The Diane Rehm Show has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times.  The first...

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history.

Hosted by John Hockenberry, The Takeaway features unique conversations about topics of the day with both newsmakers and diverse...

The World brings one-of-a-kind international stories home to America. Each weekday, host Marco Werman guides listeners through major issues and stories, linking global events directly to the...

Ira Glass is the host of This American Life, a program which documents everyday life in this country. He and his staff present stories that are like movies for radio. There are people in...

For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR. ...

In 1977, ATC expanded to seven days a week with a one-hour show on Saturdays and Sundays. Arun Rath hosts on...

Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition from NPR News appreciates the extraordinary details...

On Sundays, Weekend Edition combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic.  With a nod to traditional Sunday...

World Cafe is the premier public radio showcase for contemporary music, serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.  Host David Dye...