Programs A-Z

  • 1A is a show for a changing America.

    Every day, host Joshua Johnson convenes a conversation about the most important issues of our time.

    With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1Aexplores important issues such as policy,...

  • Classical music and unique tracks with WVTF Music host Kevin Sanders.

  • Prairie Home Companion started production in 1974. Live every Saturday night from 6:00-8:00 pm and rebroadcast Sundays 12:00-2:00 pm on

  • Across the Blue Ridge focuses on the southern Blue Ridge area known through generations and still today as a hotbed of old-time, bluegrass, blues, and country music. And the program...

  • The booms and busts of the coal economy have been a way of life in Appalachia for nearly a hundred years. Despite promises that it will rise again, many in central Appalachia see the writing on the wall. 

    But what about all of that 

  • Join Classical 24 hosts Steve Seel, Scott Blankenship, Melissa Ousley, Elena See, Mindy Ratner, Bob Christiansen, Andrea Blain, John Zech, Lynne Warfel, Kevin O'Connor, Valerie Kahler for the...

  • Much has changed on All Things Considered since the program debuted on May 3, 1971. But there is one thing that remains the same: each show consists of the biggest stories of the...

  • Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of...

  • Back to the Blue Ridge is WVTF's locally produced two hour weekly program featuring traditional acoustic music of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Piedmont region.

    From traditional to contemporary bluegrass and old-time music to blues,...

  • Since 1922, the BBC World Service has been the globe's most comprehensive source for news. No other news source has a network of international correspondents, reporters and producers to rival BBC. When news breaks — anywhere, anytime — BBC is...

  • Since 1922, the BBC World Service has been the globe's most comprehensive source for news. No other news source has a network of international correspondents, reporters and...

  • The Chesapeake Bay is America’s largest estuary, with a watershed that spans 64,000 square miles, touching on six states. It’s an economic engine to two of those states, a source of food for many and close to the hearts of millions. Five public...

  • From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases),

  • Since 1991, eTown has produced musical, social and environmental programming to uplift and inspire listeners around the world. We attract today’s top artists and combine them with champions of social responsibility and environmental...

  • 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...

  • Catch up with the day's top stories during this energetic hour of news and conversation. Here and Now  is an essential midday news magazine for those who want the latest news and expanded conversation...

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  • Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that control human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, who helped create Radiolab and This American Life...

  • Hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBrideJazz Night in America...

  • Neil Tesser is a Grammy Award-winning American journalist, radio host, music critic, and author. In 2015, he received the Jazz Journalists Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in Jazz Journalism.Neil Tesser is a Grammy Award-winning...

  • Last Quarter is a show about the radical act of listening to music and musicians.

     

  • Marketplace with host Kai Ryssdal produced and distributed by American Public Media focuses on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked...

  • Marketplace Morning Report (MMR) is the morning sister program from the award-winning staff of Marketplace.  Bringing you the...

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

  • The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's first network radio program (with the organ, choir, and announcer sharing a single microphone) was transmitted on July 15, 1929. Today, after more than 80 years and over 4,100 broadcasts, 

  • The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine's editor, David Remnick, and produced by WNYC Studios and The New Yorker. Each episode features a diverse mix of interviews, profiles, storytelling, and an occasional burst...

  • Described as a cultural "phenomenon" by the New York Times, On Being with Krista Tippett  (formerly Speaking of Faith) is a Peabody and Webby Award-winning weekly program that airs on more than 240 stations...

  • On Point unites distinct and provocative voices with passionate discussion as it confronts the stories that are at the center of what is important in the world today. Leaving no perspective unchallenged, On Point digs past the surface and into...

  • Everything from home remedies to the latest break-through drugs are discussed each weekend on The People’s Pharmacy. Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to...

  • Performance Today features the best live performance recordings from concerts halls around the world, as well as in-studio performances and interviews with an...

  • Experience the variety and wonder of the pipe organ. Hosted by Michael Barone, Pipedreams has been a classical music staple on public radio for more than 30 years, and boasts a strong and loyal...

  • Plans to build two large pipelines through some of Virginia’s scenic farmland and forests have raised serious environmental concerns.  Builders say the work can be done with minimal damage to the land and water, but critics say that’s...

  • PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe. Launched in 1996, PRI's The World, a co-production of WGBH/Boston, Public Radio International, and the BBC...

  • Each hour we take a big idea, so big that it lives everywhere, hiding in a thousand places under different names, and we chase that idea, going wherever whim takes us.

    Along the way, hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich interview, argue...

  • Reveal is a collaboration with The Center for Investigative Reporting.  The program seeks to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling in order to...

  • Americana, Roots and more

  • It's like deja vu all over again - the last 2 hours of Friday's Roots Down show presented AGAIN for your listening pleasure.

  • Science Friday links the headlines with what's on people's minds, providing a springboard for listeners and experts to exchange ideas and pose critical questions about major events in the news and the...

  • Through sacred choral music and thoughtful commentary expressing the biblical themes that are the basis of Christian worship for each week in the church year, Sing for Joy prepares listeners for...

  • Snap Judgment is the smoking-hot new show from NPR. Winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Glynn Washington delivers a raw, musical brand of storytelling, daring listeners to see the world through the eyes of another.

  • State of the Re:Union has set out to explore how a particular American city or town creates community, the ways people transcend challenging circumstances and the vital cultural narratives that give an area its uniqueness. SOTRU produces...

  • PRI's Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen from WNYC is public radio's smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to...

  • Acoustic singer/songwriters and indie bluegrass.

  • Sunday Baroque is a weekly radio program featuring beloved and appealing music composed in the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Playlists can be found here.

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