Programs A-Z

  • A public radio program about language examined through history, culture, and family.

    HD2

  • 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...

  • "As It Happens" continues to build on a simple concept: in-depth, one-on-one conversations with the newsmakers of the day, for first-hand perspectives of the day's developing stories from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto.

  • "Ask Me Another" is a live show from NPR and WNYC that blends brainteasers, pub trivia, comedy and music into an hour of mind-bending fun. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny...

  • Welcome to The Back Porch!  Norm and Al will try to keep you up to date on top acoustic/Americana albums and other major acoustic music happenings around the WVPE listening area.   We hope you'll stop back often!

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  • "Backstory" brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today. On each show, U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh take a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of the hour...

  • Selected audio news-magazine programming from the British Broadcasting Corporation for the International audience, which includes the US.

    FM/HD1

  • Broadcasting live recordings of Memphis Blues in all its forms, Beale Street Caravan presents seasoned veterans along with up and coming artists.

    HD1

  • Big Picture Science takes on big questions by interviewing leading researchers and weaving together their stories of discovery in a clever and off-kilter narrative style. What came before the Big Bang? How does memory work? Will our descendants...

  • Back in 1983 someone did music lovers in Michiana a big favor. Harvey Stauffer was asked to sit in--for one week--on a music program on WVPE. "The next thing I knew, I was hosting it," Stauffer recalls.

    After 30 years as the producer and...

  • Bullseye is a public radio show about what's good in popular culture. With a keen editorial eye, Bullseye brings you hot culture picks, in-depth interviews with revered and revolutionary creative people, and irreverent original comedy.

  • 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...

  • Since 1980, San Francisco-based non-profit City Arts & Lectures has offered unique programs with leading figures in arts and ideas. Each year there are more than fifty lectures and onstage conversations – and a few surprise performances,...

  • Each week, Cool Jazz Countdown highlights the Top 10 Jazz Albums in traditional and smooth jazz. It will help you stay on top of new jazz releases and reissues.

    HD1

  • Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on...

  • Thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times. Tune in for a lively mix of current events and public affairs programming that ranges from hard news analysis of politics and...

  • A fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation. In every episode you’ll learn a joke… bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail recipe… meet artists of note (for instance Willie Nelson, Venus...

  • A weekly one-hour blend of today’s contemporary Indigenous artists that are setting new directions in blues, folk, jazz, country, reggae, and hip-hop music, hosted by Alexis Sallee, an Inupiaq/Mexican American.  Each week, Earthsongs gives...

  • The Folk Sampler is a syndicated radio program of folk, traditional, bluegrass and blues coming to you from the foothills of the Ozarks since 1978.

    FM/HD1

  • Economics for the curious. Host Stephen Dubner has surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature--from cheating and crime to parenting and sports. Dubner talks with Nobel laureates and...

  • Extended and deep conversations that open the window into contemporary artists and authors as well as building comprehensive understanding of current issues.

    FM/HD1

  • The Friday Night Special is a collection of programs that are not regular enough to hold their own slot, are a special biography feature, or are a showcase of additional programs carried by WVPE for additional exposure.

  • Stay up-to-date with the news between Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Here & Now combines the best in news journalism with intelligent, broad-ranging conversation to form a fast-paced program that updates the news from the...

  • Humankind presents features that focus on personal ideals and values, including compassion, service, generosity and equality. The show seeks to provide a positive alternative to media negativity and exploitation.

  • Innovation Hub brings the thinkers, researchers, authors, and visionaries who are crafting our future. Hosted by Kara Miller, the show challenges conventional wisdom and showcases creativity in everything from health to the economy.

  • Welcome to J:Cubed, the show that brings Jazz to the 3rd power. Artist with their roots in the jazz mainstream that bring a more contemporary sound. The show is locally hosted by Karl Smith.

    Cool Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Hot Jazz equals J...

  • Jazz Night In America is the next generation of multi-platform jazz programming from NPR Music, WBGO (Jazzset), Jazz at Lincoln Center and clubs across America. It's a weekly radio show with an internationally...

  • Live Wire is radio variety for the attention span challenged. It's music from up-and-coming bands, original comedy, performance and scintillating interviews with writers, filmmakers, comedians and people who think cool thoughts. Hosted by Luke...

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

    HD2

  • With in-depth focus on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets, Marketplace is timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economics and...

  • Waking up is hard to do, but it’s easier with NPR’s Morning Edition. Hosts Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep bring the day’s stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and...

  • Why The Moth?
    Ask George Dawes Green, the poet and best-selling novelist who is the Founder of The Moth. George wanted to recreate, in New York, the feeling of sultry summer evenings in his native Georgia, where he and his...

  • Mountain Stage offers its listeners the best seats in the house for performances captured in front of a live audience by established stars and emerging artists.

    Hosted by Larry Groce, each two-hour episode features seasoned...

  • Curious about jazz but don’t know much about it? Then this show is for you. Most of today’s jazz programming assumes its audience already loves jazz. This has been the Achilles’ heel of the music as it can get caught up in the nuance of its own...

  • A weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, and produced by WNYC. Each episode features a diverse mix of interviews, profiles, storytelling, and an occasional burst of humor inspired by the magazine, and shaped by its...

  • 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.

    FM/HD1

  • Journalist Tom Ashbrook hosts On Point, a two-hour call-in show with newsmakers, thinkers, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens contributing to the conversation.

    Each hour opens with a news brief analyzing the...

  • Hosted by veteran journalists Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, 'On the Media' decodes what we hear, read, and see in the media every day, and arms us with critical tools necessary to survive the information age. With compelling...

  • Originating from WBUR in Boston, Only A Game is a weekly, one-hour sports magazine for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider hosted by Bill Littlefield.

    Only A Game maintains a strong on-the-scene...

  • A Prairie Home Companion is a live radio variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor often originating from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. PHC is known for its musical guests, especially folk and traditional musicians,...

  • q is a lively arts, culture and entertainment magazine. It's a smart and surprising tour through personalities and cultural issues that matter.

    q covers pop culture and high arts with forays into the...

  • "Q: The Music" is a weekly program that features a carefully curated mix of established and up-and-coming artists, consisting of our favorite and most memorable performances, from within North America and far beyond. A typical episode will...

  • 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 allowing science to fuse with culture, and...

  • Explore science-related topics -- from subatomic particles and the human genome to the Internet and earthquakes. Listen to in-depth discussion with scientists and others from all walks of life whose work influences our daily lives.

  • "Selected Shorts: Let Us Tell You A Story" presents some of the finest artists in American theater and screen reading short fiction by classic, contemporary and bold new writers.

    Each program is recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony...

  • Snap Judgment is a mash-up of This American Life and The Moth: as gripping and thought-provoking as the former and as soulful and personal as the latter. Host Glynn Washington is essential to the mix because he ties...

  • The radio show for people who love to eat provides listeners with information on food preparation, appreciation, and culture. The program features guests discussing travel-related material on restaurants and cuisine from around the country and...

  • 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...

  • Originating from WNYC, New York, "The Takeaway" is the news magazine featuring unique conversations about topics of the day with newsmakers and diverse voices. The program welcomes editorial collaboration with local stations, and incorporates...

  • Formed through a collaboration between WGBH Radio and the British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC], 'PRI's The World®' is your world revealed here in America from an international perspective. It's about the events, trends, and personal tales...

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