Programs A-Z

  • 1A 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 also delving into lighter subjects...

  • 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...

  • SIU Press and WSIU present Blanket Fort Radio Theater, a project highlighting works published by SIU Press. This series includes work from students in the SIUC Creative Writing Program, who have taken SIU Press books and brought them to life....

  • 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...

  • CapitolView is a weekly discussion of politics and government inside the Capitol, and around the state, with the Statehouse press corps. Co-moderated by Hannah Meisel & Bruce Rushton. A production of WSEC-TV/PBS Springfield.

  • Climate Update is a monthly radio essay dedicated to exploring the impact of climate on our word.  Climate Update is produced by the students in the Environmental Club at Unity Point School in Carbondale, IL.

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

  • Many public and private institutions of higher education in Illinois have seen student numbers continue to drop over the last decade. Contributing factors include the state's ongoing financial instability, a shrinking population overall,...

  • Produced by NPR and WBUR in Boston featuring long-form storytelling mixed with discussion and investigative pieces on topics ranging from breaking news to new music and the arts.

  • Illinois Newsroom is a regional journalism collaboration focused on expanding access to trusted, timely and relevant information across three key statewide topics: Education, Political Impact and Health/Environment.

  • InFocus returns this fall with a new series of episodes focused on health, politics and policy, education, and the arts. Join our award-winning team of reporters as we explore the major issues effecting the region and beyond, and meet the...

  • 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, 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 Edition is the most...

  • 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

  • In partnership with the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, WSIU presents On Topic.

    This...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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 a...

  • 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.

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