Programs A-Z

  • The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, A Prairie Home Companion is now in its 40th season of production. Live every Saturday night, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature...

  • 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...

  • An emotionally-charged, heart-rending, paint-peeling, splinter-kicking one hour bluegrass show. We’re all over the bluegrassical map, boldly covering such hot topics as broken things in Bluegrassland, gospel train songs, and “ain’t” tunes. ...

  • Blues Before Sunrise showcases blues as part of a cultural landscape that includes jump and jive, rhythm and blues, swing, doo wop, gospel, comedy, and recitation. For host Steve Cushing, the blues is a living African-American tradition with...

  • Chicago Tonight is a nightly news, arts and entertainment program that airs on WTTW, the country's most watched public television station. The program is hosted by award-winning journalist Phil Ponce and provides in-depth coverage of Chicago.<...

  • The NPR Illinois Education Desk is a community funded initiative to report on stories that impact you.  Stories on the state of education from K-12 to higher education written by Illinois and national journalists.

  • 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...

  • Heartland is musings on life, spirituality and the great adventure of the soul. Hosts Keil Isham & Rachel Otwell interview people from all walks of life and learn more about how spirituality and matters of the soul integrate in their...

  • 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, with timely, smart and in-depth news and conversation.

    Here & Now is co-hosted by Robin Young.  A Peabody Award-winning journalist, she has reported...

  • The news in Illinois that affects you is delivered daily on Illinois Edition.  Politics, education, the arts and life -- it's Illinois.  Explained.  The newsmakers and people of Illinois that are making waves make the airwaves daily.

  • Reporting and analysis taking you beyond the daily news and providing a deeper understanding of our state. 

    Subscribe for weekly Illinois Issues...

  • A special series running live nightly through the first 100 days of the new Trump administration.   A gathering for you and your fellow Americans to talk, debate, and find common ground. 

    Each night has different hosts, contributors and...

  • 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.

     

  • NPR Illinois is airing a special run of Invisibilia through September.

    Invisibilia is Latin for "invisible things." The program explores the unseen forces that shape human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and...

  • 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,...

  • Live at the Suggs is a series of performances recorded in front of live audiences at the NPR Illinois Suggs Performance Studio.  The studio is a gift from Guerry and the late Michelle Suggs.  Review past performances and register to attend...

  • 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...

  • Marketplace Weekend brings the week’s economic headlines home by looking at those matters with wit and wisdom. The weekly, hour-long program offers a mix of feature stories and segments to help people better understand the economic...

  • Mission Control is a blog sharing my experiences managing public media and exploring issues nonprofit organizations face as they strive to serve the public.

    A space aficionado since childhood, I...

  • 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...

  • 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 as Tom 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 the core of a subject,...

  • Past Due:  Illinois Budget Fail is a commitment by NPR Illinois to cover the historic Illinois budget impasse and to the explain the impact that continues to build as time passes without a budget.  NPR Illinois...

  • 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...

  • The Roster (of State Government Officials) includes the following information:

    • Constitutional officers and staff.
    • Major executive agencies and staff.
    • Members of the General Assembly including...
  • Robbie Fulks on the passing of midwest roots rock legend Lou Whitney of Springfield, Mo's The Skeletons, The Morrells and many others.

    lou whitney,...

  • 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 of the State, produced by Brian Mackey, is a podcast about the effectiveness and culture of Illinois government.

    Subscribe to State of the State and other WUIS programs on our podcast...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • The 21st is a public radio talk show that brings you the news, culture and stories that matter to Illinois. Tune into talk with other residents throughout the state, hear what’s going on and discover interesting people, places and communities...

  • Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Think of A.J. Foyt telling someone how to open the car hood. Mix it all up, throw in a little Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers...

  • 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 Scene is our Illinois arts & culture podcast hosted by Rachel Otwell and the Illinois Times Scott Faingold.

    Rachel Otwell curates this blog which provides full-length stories and follow-ups, links to other reports, and...

  • Illinois Rock'n'Soul.

     

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