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Marketplace from American Public Media is the premier business news show on public radio. Host Kai Ryssdal and the Marketplace team deliver news that matters, from your wallet to Wall Street. Online at Marketplace.org
Unlike any other show, this is the Blues Heritage showcase. This Chicago-based, nationally syndicated public radio program explores, preserves, and popularizes the various eras and genre of Blues Heritage. Host Steve Cushing numbers among his friends...
America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest.
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. As a non-partisan forum, The Club brings to the public airwaves diverse viewpoints on important topics. The Club's weekly radio broadcast - the oldest in the...
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
Latino USA, the radio journal of news and culture, is the only national, English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective.
The People's Pharmacy features everything from home remedies to the latest breakthrough drugs are discussed on this show. Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to leading experts to discuss issues relating to drugs,...
Brain fun for curious people.
Diane offers listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times.
A weekly chat with experts about travel, cultures & events. A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is...
All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Every weekday for two-hour, hosts Audie Cornish, Kelly McEvers, Ari Shapiro, and Robert Siegel present the program's trademark mix of the biggest...
From the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, it’s time for the best in Blues on Beale Street Caravan! Hosted by Pat Mitchell, Beale Street Caravan broadcasts live recordings of Memphis music, featuring seasoned veterans alongside up...
Common Threads is a coproduction of WGVU Radio & The Interfaith Dialogue Association that aims to provide intelligent conversations with clerics, authors, journalists and lay members of the various world religions on topics that we hope interest the...
The Ancient Resonances of drums, bells, and flutes, the exotic tones of gongs and gamelans, the digital sounds of the new ambient frontier. Well into its second decade, the program continues to chronicle the best of the contemplative sound experience,...
JazzSet is the jazz lover's ears and eyes on the world of live music. It presents today's best jazz artists in performance on stages around the world.
WGVU’s Midday West Michigan brings you national, state and local news every weekday. On each program you’ll also hear interviews and feature segments from WGVU reporters on a variety of topics relevant to West Michigan. Enjoy special reports on the...
Up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. That unique mix of news and culture has made this enduring program a national favorite.
Cecilia Skidmore, MA, LPC, is the host of the popular radio show, Open Mind, where she has compelling conversations with fascinating people. Whether it's history, cooking, politics or spirituality, you'll be intrigued and find yourself coming back...
For over 20 remarkable years, jazz pianist Marian McPartland and her guests have teamed up for an hour of weekly jazz sessions. Whether it's solos, collaboration, reminiscences, or straight talk about influences and style, no two Piano Jazz sessions...
Jazz is an important part of John's day, early or late. He finds it a great way to pass time in his activities, including writing science fiction, reading, or just being busy.
Scott Hanley has a special affinity for jazz-oriented radio. He has been a panelist at many national conferences specifically related to jazz music and has experience as a concert and festival producer/promoter. Mr. Hanley also serves as volunteer...
programa de la compañía discográfica Putumayo World Music (PWM). Se creó en 1993 y en estos catorce años el sello ha adquirido una gran popularidad, principalmente por sus divertidas compilaciones, melódicas y alegres
Ira Glass combines documentary journalism with other kinds of storytelling: radio monologues, found tapes, short fiction and interviews. Sidestepping sensationalism, Ira and his staff serve up narrative epics that pinpoint, in the tradition of Studs...
From civil wars in Bosnia and El Salvador, to hospital rooms, police stations, and America's backyards, National Public Radio®'s Peabody Award-winning correspondent Scott Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host. He interviews...
Covers newsmakers and artists, scientists and politicians, music makers of all kinds, writers, thinkers, theologians and all manner of news events.
Shelley Irwin joined the WGVU family in December 2001. In 2008, Shelley received her fifth consecutive Gracie Allen Award from American Women in TV and Radio for excellence as a program host.