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The State We're In

The State We're In

Featuring first-person stories from around the world, host Jonathan Groubert talks to people who are personally affected by global issues about how we treat each other. Groubert discusses everything from high seas piracy and child soldiers, to the right to sleep or be fat. He also presents ethical dilemmas - often sent in by listeners - about tough choices people make in their lives.

Fresh Air

Fresh Air

Terry Gross is known for her fearless and insightful interviews with prominent figures in American arts, politics and popular culture. This program features daily reports and reviews from critics and commentators on music, books, movies, and other cultural phenomena from the national psyche.

Tell Me More

Tell Me More

A show about people, ideas and events offering a diversity of perspectives rarely heard. Veteran journalist Michel Martin focuses on the news of the day through interviews with people who make news and those who are affected by the news.

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer delves into the issues and links them to real life. Lehrer puts you directly in touch with news makers and gives them a chance to exchange ideas with call-in listeners on topics such as education , housing policy, the changing face of welfare and the expanding ethnic economy.

Marketplace

Marketplace

NPR Now's daily news magazine that filters the world through the lens of business and economics.

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

Now in its 31st year of production, this is the only live weekly music and variety show aired nationwide. Each broadcast includes comedy sketches along with music from talent new and old, and features Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

Diane Rehm

Diane Rehm

Diane Rehm provides a careful examination of the issues that effect daily life, ranging from politics and international issues to religion, health, education and parenting. Diane offers her listeners compelling conversations with the world’s most interesting and important people.

Latino USA

Latino USA

A radio journal of news and culture that is the only nationally distributed English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective. It combines high-quality news, cultural and public affairs journalism to bring a rich understanding to a wide spectrum of listeners.

From Scratch

From Scratch

Business, social and cultural pioneers provide a first-hand view of the entrepreneurial life. You'll hear about the hard times and break through moments that contributed to success and be inspired if your contemplating your own venture.

Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend

Terry Gross opens the window on contemporary arts and ideas. Her guests come from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests and to delight listeners.

On the Media

On the Media

In an era of information overload, Brook and Bob arm you with the savvy to make sense of it all with discussions about the workings of the media and how its effected by popular culture, politics and money. It presents new ideas, explores long-held beliefs, and opens up your eyes — and ears.

From The Top

From The Top

Host Christopher O'Riley showcases the nation's most outstanding young classical musicians. Each one-hour program presents pre-collegiate musicians whose stunning individual performances are combined with lively interviews, unique pre-produced segments, lighthearted sketches and musical games.

Jazz Inspired

Jazz Inspired

World-renowned jazz pianist Judy Carmichael explores the creative process with celebrated artists and discusses how their passion for jazz has inspired their work. They share their favorite recordings with listeners as well as insight into their life and art.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

Each week test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up.

Tech Nation

Tech Nation

Host Dr. Moira Gunn focuses on the impact of technology on our lives. interviewing Internet entrepreneurs, scientists, astronauts, media critics, sci-fi novelists, and politicians.

Humankind

Humankind

Documentary producer David Freudberg presents profiles of quiet and not-so-quiet heroes who dedicate their lives to humanizing our country and to forging the connections that bring people together. These folks are truly visionaries with heart and soul.

Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane

Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane

An intelligent talk show dealing with issues regarding the Delaware Valley, the nation and the world. Discover why Philadelphia Magazine called Radio Times the best radio program in Philly.

State of the Re: Union

State of the Re: Union

Fresh stories on building and rebuilding communities.  With so much talk about "community," sometimes we lose perspective on the real stories of the people working to make homes, lives, and neighborhoods across the country.State of the Re: Union  host Al Letson travels the USA to find those stories -- and tells them with grace, perspective, and deep curiosity. Letson brings his formidable stage and poetry slam skills to the mic in each episode.

Radio Lab

Radio Lab

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 information to sound like music. Hosted by Jad Abumrad with co-host Robert Krulwich, Radiolab is designed for listeners who demand skepticism but appreciate wonder; who are curious about the world, but also want to be moved and surprised.

Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment tells intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people’s lives. The program’s raw, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see a sliver of the world through another's eye.

Marty Moss-Coane

Marty Moss-Coane

Host and Executive Producer Marty Moss-Coane has helmed the Radio Times since its inception. Her thought-provoking conversations with guests and callers are all guided by her belief in fairness, exploring such topics as social issues, public policy, pop culture and the entertainment industry.

Neal Conan

Neal Conan

Working as a reporter, producer, editor and bureau chief in New York and London, award-winning journalist and author Neal Conan has spent more than three decades covering topics from the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Conan was briefly held hostage in Iraq in 1991.

Ira Flatow

Ira Flatow

As the host of several science TV programs, Ira trekked across Antarctica, swum with Manatees in Florida and sailed on a nuclear-powered submarine. His interest in science and offbeat sense of humor have made for compelling and award-winning programs over his 30-plus years in broadcasting.

Terry Gross

Terry Gross

Thirty years after Terry Gross began posing challenging questions to actors, authors, musicians and politicians, the host and author still presses today's newsmakers to reveal themselves and their beliefs. Her understanding of the issues and no-nonsense style engrosses legions of devoted fans.

Diane Rehm

Diane Rehm

The recipient of numerous honors and awards during her 30 years on radio, Diane Rehm also authored two books:Toward Commitment: A Dialogue About Marriage and Finding My Voice. Her struggle with spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological condition that affects speech, raised awareness about the disorder.