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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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,...

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

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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:...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • The program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories

    HD 1: Sat @ 7AM-9AM
    HD 2: Sat @ 7AM-9AM

  • Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.

    HD 1: Sun @ 7AM-9AM
    HD 2: Sun @ 7AM-9AM

  • WSIU Almanac is a new weekday feature that provides an overview of events, happenings, and history of the world around us.  Each episode provides a little "slice of life" about the day.   And to make sure we don't miss anything we have...

  • WSIU takes a closer look at issues around the region. From arts and entertainment, to science and nature, the environment, politics, and other topics people are talking about.

  • 2015 may be a new year, but Illinois leaders will spend it dealing with an old problem: Budget Shortfalls and the possibility of diminished state funding will likely make headlines throughout the year.  This week, WSIU's News team takes a...

  • WSIU Radio News Updates provides a daily podcast of the top local and state news stories as well as the latest weather information.