Programs A-Z

  • There has been plenty of adventure in the past 40-plus years — broadcasts from Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, Iceland and almost every one of the 50 states; wonderful performers, little-known and world-renowned; standing ovations...

  • In-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes...

  • “In the history of American radio, no series has come close to Nick Spitzer’sAmerican Routes in exploring the many streams of this nation’s music.”

    — Nat Hentoff, Wall Street Journal

    American Routes<...

  • Applause in a Small Room celebrates live performers, live performances and the magic that happens when performers and audiences meet. Recorded and hosted by Jason Taglianetti.

    New schedule of shows beginning October 2!

  • we're really not sure what jon is doing in the basement on Friday nights. he has assured us not to worry

    (we're worried)

    Take a journey down the yellow brick road of music from abba to zappa and most everything in between.  A...

  • Website: bbc.co.uk/worldserviceradio

    The international radio news service of the BBC. Broadcasting worldwide digitally, on shortwave radio, and over the internet, the BBC World Service...

  • Dave Higgs, host of Bluegrass Breakdown, brings listeners an emotionally-charged, heart-rending, paint-peeling, splinter-kicking one hour bluegrass show. Thematically, Bluegrass Breakdown is all over the bluegrassical map. Based in Nashville,...

  • Blues from the Basement is a traditional blues show. Whether it's Mississippi, Chicago, Delta, or Piedmont blues, we cover it and try to remain true for the purists. And for those folks who may either have misconceptions about the blues or have...

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    A Honolulu native, Sandy Tsukiyama grew up in a musical household. She discovered Spanish language and Music Theory at her alma mater, Roosevelt High School and received a BA in Ethnomusicology from the...

  • Nick Yee’s live sets as dj mr.nick earned him a reputation for being able to start in one genre and seamlessly slide into another, moving across musical and cultural boundaries

  • Bytemarks Cafe is a one-hour radio magazine that showcases the innovation and creativity in Hawaii's tech community. Hosted by geeks in residence Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa, program's purpose is to raise awareness of the tech economy and to engage...

  • CounterSpin is FAIR's weekly radio show, hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and Peter Hart. CounterSpin is heard on more than 130 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada. ...

  • Welcome to The Dinner Party Download, a fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation; essentially, it’s “public radio’s arts & leisure section.” In every episode you’ll learn a joke… bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash...

  • Evening Jazz focuses on the latest in instrumental and vocal releases. You'll also hear about live jazz acts performing around the islands.

    Host Charles Husson joined HPR as a board operator in 1994, and became Operations Director in...

  • WXXI's Fascinatin' Rhythm presents of popular American music from Stephen Foster to Stephen Sondheim, in the context of their relationship to American history. Every week, host Michael Lasser (full bio) offers a rich mix of singers, songwriters...

  • It began when New York journalist and author Stephen J. Dubner went to Chicago to write about award-winning economist Steven D. Levitt for The New York Times Magazine. Dubner had been reluctant to take the assignment (he was in the middle of...

  • Opening the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.

  • A familiar "Aloha y'all" kicks things off each Sunday night, as Tim Vandeveer bridges cultural and musical divides with Americana tunes that are "contrary to ordinary." "At my family reunions we always sing 'Blessed be the tie that binds,' and...

  • This daily feature encourages awareness of the use of the Hawaiian Language in everyday conversation. In each 30 second vignette host Leilani Poli`ahu introduces a new word, explains what it means, spells it, and models the correct...

  • Join HPR's All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence Fridays when he highlights organizations in our communities whose work it is to help others.  

  • The "Humankind" series and other public radio projects are produced and disseminated through an alliance of Human Media and Connie Goldman Productions.

  • Website: dw.de/program/inside-europe/s-3067

    This award-winning one-hour weekly news magazine explores the topical issues that shape the European continent, including interviews,...

  • Wind down with the mellow vibes of Jazz After Hours. Host Jeff Hanley delivers just the right mix of contemporary and classical jazz music, while welcoming guests such as Ray Brown, Max Roach, Joe Henderson, Milt Henderson and many more. You'll...

  • In Hawaiian, "kani ka pila" means "play music," and Hawaiʻi Public Radio's Derrick Malama plays the latest in Hawaiian music, plus classic songs from Hawaiʻi's past. The show also features interviews with guest artists and in-studio...

  • Latin Beat shares music and information regarding Afro Cuban Latin Jazz. Host Ray Cruz connects the dots for the listener as he tells the story via  music so that the audience feels surprised, entertained and moved.  "Latin Beat.....music to...

  • Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality. This weekly "love-hate relationship of the air" features...

  • The weekly environmental news and information program presenting news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues. 

  • Mahalo ʻĀina is a 13-week series of reports designed to raise awareness of the many environmental, economic, social and cultural benefits provided by Hawaiʻi's forests and the need for human responsibility in protecting and perpetuating these...

  • 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...

  • The primary activity of the New Dimensions Foundation is the independent production of broadcast dialogues and other quality programs that explore creative solutions to urgent challenges facing humankind.

  • New Letters quarterly and its audio companion, New Letters on the Air, are part of a national literary tradition that serves readers and writers across the world. On the New Letters Web site, you can search for a...

  • Examining 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.

  • While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, OTM tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with listeners and led to more than a tripling of its audience in five years.<...

  • American Public Media's Performance Today is America's most popular classical music radio program and a winner of the 2014Gabriel Award for artistic achievement. The show is broadcast on nearly 300 public radio stations across the country, and...

  • A one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe.

     

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

  • A game of words and whimsy, bluff and bluster…a simple game with words played by two teams in front of live, enthusiastic audiences from coast to coast.  For two decades, we’ve offered our listeners the best quips, quotes and questions that...

  • Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide from 2-4 p.m. Eastern time. Each week, we focus on science topics that are in the news and try to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear...

  • Let Us Tell You a Story. Every week, great actors from stage, screen and television bring incredible stories to life. 

  • The life and times of one of the 20th century's greatest entertainers - Frank Sinatra. Hosted by HPR's Guy Steele, the program features recordings, radio and television appearances, and live performances. Also included are excerpts from...

  • Join Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips each Monday as they share the weeks celestial events to look out for during the week.

  • Tech Nation is the sole national weekly radio program on the impact of technology, and its weekly BioTech Nation segment enjoys the same status in the area of biotech issues. Dr. Gunn's weekly commentaries touch all aspects of our lives in...

  • 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...

  • Making informed health choices can be tough. On The Body Show, Dr. Kathleen Kozak makes them a little easier to understand with the latest medical information and knowledgeable guests. Each week features a specific topic and she'll take your...

  • Whether you live in our state or far from our shores, you’ll know what’s happening in Hawaii with a daily hour of live talk about public affairs, ideas, culture and the arts. Guests from in and outside of Hawaii with a perspective on the...

  • The Moth Radio Hour features our most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories. The series debuted in 2009 and is now airing on more than 200 stations nationwide.

  • The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick. Produced by The New Yorker and WNYC Studios.

  • Join host Seth Markow, Friday and Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. as he presents the entire historical and stylistic spectrum of jazz in a lucid, entertaining and informative manner. The birthdays of great jazz artists are often celebrated with...

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