Programs A-Z

  • Host Joshua Johnson leads deep conversations on 1A, about the thorniest issues of our times and delivers them with insight, intimacy and personality, always positioning himself as a strong advocate for listeners....

  • The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, A Prairie Home Companion® is a Saturday night staple for radio audiences everywhere. The show features a blend of musical...

  • 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...

  • The Lyric Opera of Chicago

    August - September 2017

    Kicking off the nine-opera series, and launching Lyric’s much-anticipated new Ring cycle, is Das Rheingold – withcaptivating performances by Eric Owens,...

  • 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...

  • Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP...

  • 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...

  • City Symphonies presents music from four, world-class regional orchestras on a seasonal basis.

    • Summer: The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
    • Fall: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra<...
  • 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.

  • With host John Diliberto, Echoes brings together a wide array of styles, from acoustic to electronic, jazz to space music, the avant-garde to rock.

  • Encore on WNIU is an occasional series which airs on select Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

    Host, Eric Hradecky presents performances and commentary from regional...

  • Exploring Music is a one-hour show hosted by Bill McGlaughlin, a musician, conductor, composer and broadcaster.  This program delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical...

  • 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...

  • Friday Festival is dedicated to limited-run music series and individual performances. To start this series, WNIU will present guests and composers of the highest caliber from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival...

  • 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...

  • Reveal. There's more to the story...and you can hear about it every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Join host Al Letson as we explore government fraud and waste of taxpayer funds, human rights violations,...

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

  • 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.

  • Sessions From Studio A is a new, local program dedicated to showcasing regional and touring musicians,  featuring  performances recorded in our very own Studio A in DeKalb.

    The program presents genres of music ranging from folk...

  • 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...

  • An hour-long discussion with the people most informed about the political, social and cultural issues affecting the State of Illinois with host Niala Boodhoo. Listen to The 21st each weekday at...

  • The American Opera Radio Series features great performances from opera companies across the United States. WNIU airs this series between seasons of the Metropolitan Opera’s Radio Broadcasts.

    The Lyric Opera of...

  • The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series features live concert performances recorded at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the orchestra’s expansive catalog of recordings. Listen Tuesdays for the...

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

  • The Moth Radio Hour is renowned for the great range of human experience it showcases. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways.

    Since each...

  • New York Philharmonic This Week is hosted by Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin and includes recent performances by the orchestra, interviews with musicians, guest artists and conductors.

  • TED Radio Hour with host Guy Raz uses TED Talks as a launching point to explore the best ideas in technology, entertainment, design and much...

  • 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 Talia...