Programs A-Z

  • 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

  • Hear the best in classical music every weekday afternoon on WVTF.  

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • BackStory with the American History Guys  brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today.

    On each show, renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear...

  • 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...

  • Classical 24’s programming strives to create a varied palette of sounds, styles, and textures dating from the Renaissance to today. The goal is to present time-tested classics with broad appeal, while occasionally surprising the listener with...

  • In 1979, Diane Rehm took over as host of WAMU's mid-day program, Kaleidoscope, and in 1984, the name was changed to The Diane Rehm Show. In all the ensuing years, Diane has offered listeners thoughtful...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Charlie Perkinson hosts Jazz Tonight Sundays evening. Each weekend, Charlie expands on the foundation of jazz by playing a greater variety of the genre that maintains a vital link to the mainstream of the music--improvisation, swing, a groove,...

  • Born and raised in Oakland, California, Greg Bridges has been in radio for nearly 30 years.  Greg began his professional radio career at KJAZ Radio in Alameda, California where he came into his own as an on-air announcer, interviewer and host...

  • Last Quarter is an audio prescription for the final hours of the week.  It's a place to listen and wait for the last quarter moon to rise round about midnight.  Anything goes when you're down to your last quarter.

    Josh Jackson presents a...

  • 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...

  • The Metropolitan Opera's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. The 2015-2016 Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast season opens on December 5 with Puccini’s La Bohème and...

  • Listen to the best of classical music every weekday morning.

  • 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, 

  • 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...

  • Hear the best in classical music overnights on WVTF.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Roots Down is a music show that evokes the legacy of classic folk, blues and country music, while contributing an authentic, modern voice to the rich heritage they have claimed for their own.  That's our way of saying this is Americana -...

  • 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...

  • Ted Radio Hour on RADIO IQ Saturday afternoons at 2:00 and WVTF Tuesday evenings at 7:00.

    A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and...

  • Listening to The Best of Car Talk  is a weekend tradition for thousands of Click & Clack fans in central and western Virginia.

    Each weekend Tom and Ray Magliozzi dispense mechanical advice along...

  • The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the...

  • This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 1.8 million listeners. It is produced by Chicago Public Media, distributed by Public Radio...

  • One of public radio's most popular music programs is created in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands. When you  listen to The Thistle and Shamrock , you're there too.

    On The 

  • Travel with Rick Steves is a weekly one-hour conversation about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is the leading authority on travel to Europe, and is...

  • For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR.

    During...

  • All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon/evening drive-time, news radio program in the country. In 1977, ATC expanded to seven days a week with a one-hour show on...

  • WVTF presents the classics as selected by our creative music director Steve Brown and played by our weekend hosts.  Preempted by the Metropolitan Opera during their season.

  • Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including...

  • A companion to Weekend Edition Saturday and Morning Edition (weekdays), 

  • Host and quiz master Michael Feldman showcases his signature political and social satire with a brief monologue, interesting and hilarious interviews and commentary. His quick-witted banter makes the Whad’ya...

  • Each week on With Good Reason, host Sarah McConnell takes listeners along as she examines a wide range of topics with leading scholars. On your listening journey, you may discover the traditions of...

  • Everyone seems to have an opinion about the Constitution these days. But how many of these people have any idea what they're talking about? How many have even read the Constitution? Well, we have. Our host, Stewart Harris, is an award-winning...