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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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:...

  • CapitolView is a weekly, roundtable discussion with Statehouse journalists and other political watchers.

  • 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.

    Looking for a song title or a composer?
    Note: the song...

  • 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.

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Looking for more from Blanket Fort Radio Theater? You can find it here!

    Inside the Blanket Fort features special segments. You can...

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

  • Live from Here with Chris Thile is a variety show featuring a unique blend of musical performances, comedy and audience interaction. Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Thile welcomes a wide range of well-known and up-and-coming...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • During listening sessions our team hosted across the state, many community leaders noted the need for better public understanding of the barriers to affordable housing and the negative effects on individuals and families.

    School...

  • 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

  • Southern Illinois University is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019-2020. Find interesting stories of the school's history, its people, its accomplishments, and more. Learn more about SIU 150 events and activities at

  • 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...

  • 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 is unpacking what legalization of cannabis could mean for Illinois, and for residents.

    The State of Cannabis is a collaborative reporting effort by public radio stations across the state.

    Medical marijuana is already legal...

  • 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...

  • Tonight on WSIU features prime-time WSIU TV listings and other on-air highlights.   Tonight on WSIU airs daily on WSIU Radio.

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