Programs A-Z

  • Hosted by Joshua Johnson, the show takes a deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world. 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics, and technology, while...

  • A Prairie Home Companion is known for its musical guests, especially folk and traditional musicians, tongue-in-cheek radio drama, and Keillor's storytelling segment.

    HD 1: Sat @ 5PM-7PM | Sun @ 10AM-Noon
    HD 2: Sun @ 1PM-3PM

  • Kevin Boucher, Traffic Manager for WSIU Television and a two-degree graduate of the SIU College of Mass Communication & Media Arts, invites you to unplug and unwind in this soothing new local series. The...

  • Each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment, all brought alive through sound. Every weekday the two-hour show is...

  • American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and...

  • Ask Me Another is the rambunctious live show from NPR and WNYC that blends brainteasers, pub trivia, comedy and music into an hour of mind-bending fun. Host Ophira...

  • BBC World, Have Your Say is a ground-breaking, live global interactive program that invites World Service listeners and BBC online users to share their views and questions on key issues with a worldwide audience.

  • Stay informed of the latest international news with expert analysis, commentary, features, and interviews on issues of the day from the British Broadcasting Corporation. The program provides a variety of news including in-depth news and sports...

  • 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, and never is the music presented as kitsch or retro fashion in the way that some...

  • Bullseye is a public radio show about what's good in popular culture. With a keen editorial eye, the program brings you hot culture picks and in-depth interviews. The program is hosted by Jesse Thorn and is equal parts funny...

  • Three hours of Big Band, Bebop and Beyond, Café Jazz is a mix of original vinyl recordings with contemporary jazz releases on CD. The show also features the very best of the Bebop era and Straight Ahead jazz. Hosted by Gene Knight.

    HD 1:...

  • 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.

  • Celtic Connections provides a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music associated with the western European lands occupied at one time or another by people of the Celtic tribes and their descendants,...

  • The Beethoven Network is the all-classical service produced at WFMT's state-of-the-art broadcast studios. The program is hosted by Peter Van De Graaff.

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  • World Cafe is the premier public radio showcase for contemporary music - serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country. This spin on the traditional 'World Cafe' program features live performances,...

  • From beautiful southern New Hampshire, DreamFarm Radio is hosted by the lovely and talented Julie Lavender. The show is a unique experience of eclectic jazz music providing an intimate window into...

  • WSIU explores aspects of the upcoming solar eclipse that cast southern Illinois in shadow on August 21, 2017.

  • 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.

  • Packing in about 15 cuts per hour, hosts "Shuffle Shoes" and "Sky Dobro" allow the music to do the talking. Their style is "easy" yet they still deliver loads of information about the artists' lives and careers. Friends of the Blues is produced...

  • A live production from NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening, with timely, smart and in-depth news and conversation.

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  • In the Author's Voice is a regular web feature of WSIU Public Radio.  WSIU hosts talk with local and national Author's about their works.

  • The weekly radio show from the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society created to promote and foster an understanding and appreciation of music, for the classical guitar, and allied fretted instruments such as the flamenco guitar, Baroque...

  • Inside Europe - the inside take on European affairs. This award-winning one-hour weekly news magazine explores the topical issues that shape the European continent, including interviews, background features and cultural reports from...

  • February is Heart Month. WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller takes a closer look at the issue in her special health series Keep The Beat.

  • Futuro Media produces Latino USA, NPR’s only national Latino news and cultural weekly
    radio program, currently celebrating its 20th anniversary at its new hour-long format.

    HD 2: Sun @ 5AM-6AM

  • WSIU Public Radio presents "Morning Conversations." Join Host Jennifer Fuller as she interviews dignitaries, local leaders, community organizers, artists and more.

  • Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning...

  • Recorded in front of a live audience, Mountain Stage features performances from seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk and blues to indie rock, synth pop, world music, and beyond.

    HD 2: Sat @ 7PM-9PM & Sun...

  • Hosted by Bob Baldwin, the program is a fusion of Contemporary Jazz mixed with Urban and Brazilian Flavors. The program was created in 2008 in response to the lack of smooth jazz music programs available via mainstream radio.

    HD 2: Sat @...

  • On Being with Krista Tippett takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Updated every Thursday, a new discovery about the immensity of our lives

  • Hosted by veteran journalists Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, On The Media provides compelling reporting on significant issues of the week that delve into the relationship of the media to culture and society.

    HD 1: Sun @ 9am-10am

  • Only A Game tells the stories behind the box scores, including the explosion of interest in women’s sports, competitive opportunities for the disabled and the business of sports — as well as who wins and who loses.

    HD 2: Sat @ 6AM-7AM

  • Each week, Planetary Radio visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, astronaut, advocate or writer who provides a unique and exciting perspective on the exploration of our solar system and beyond. We also showcase regular features...

  • Hosted by personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures.

    HD 1: Sun @ 4AM-5AM & 7PM-8PM

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

    HD 2: Mon @ 9PM-10PM

  • Reading Baseball is a WSIU Radio original series of baseball essays and commentaries by Richard "Pete" Peterson, editor of the St.Louis Baseball Reader and author of Growing Up With Clemente and the upcoming Pops:...

  • SIUC's Dr. John Hochheimer presents a variety of jazz and blues tunes that have helped to shape America's musical landscape.

    HD 1: Sat @ 10PM-11PM | Sun @ 8PM-9PM
    HD 2: Sat @ 9pm-10pm | Sun @ 9pm-10pm

  • SIU Reviews is a regular series on WSIU Radio featuring movie reviews and critiques by faculty and students in the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts Department of Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University...

  • Hosted by Jamal Ahmad, the program combines the best in classic and contemporary soul/jazz, international rhythms, dance music and other gender-bending styles – a mix that has garnered fans from all over the world. You’ll hear touches of new...

  • Join WSIU Radio and Maestro Ed Benyas for an exclusive preview of the Southern Illinois Music Festival.

  • Southern Illinois Wonders is an original new series by WSIU Radio and the Illinois Humanities Council.  It features humanities-themed programs focusing on the history, art, culture, and other wonders of southern Illinois.

  • Not only do several of America's major rivers converge in southern Illinois, so do important streams of American history, culture, and thought. Southern Illinois Wonders, a new weekly regional radio series, will...

  • A look at the past week in Illinois state politics and government. It is the longest running public affairs program on NPR Illinois and was patterned after the popular PBS show Washington Week in Review.

    HD 1: Sat @ 6:30AM-7AM | Sun 6...

  • WSIU Radio's award winning Sunrise Sports is a regular weekly magazine program.   Sunrise Sports  focuses on the region's college and high school sports teams with in-depth feature pieces as well as the latest weekly scores and schedules.

  • 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...

  • WSIU Radio's The Listening Project is a regular reoccurring series that chronicles the stories, experiences, and history of the people who call this region home.   The Listening Project is a community engagement initiative focused on preserving...

  • Explore everything you love 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.

    HD 1: Sun @ 12PM-1PM
    HD 2: Sun @ 11AM-Noon

  • WSIU Radio's The Story Tellers is a special selection of original stories as told by attendees to the 2011 Storytelling Festival in Cape Girardeau, MO.  Join WSIU Radio's Ryan...

  • Each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme, we do these stories that are like movies for radio. There are people in dramatic situations. Things happen to them. There are funny moments and emotional...

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