Programs A-Z

  • BBC World Service is a comprehensive global source for news. BBC World Service has a network of international correspondents, reporters and producers. When news breaks BBC News is there. It offers a wide variety of information...

  • Central Standard is a daily radio show that explores what really matters to the people in the Kansas City area. We tell the stories of our region from the bottom up and through the perspective of individuals. We are an inclusive forum that...

  • During the documentary and specials hour KCUR airs a variety of programming from independent producers and other stations. 

    If you would like to get more information about a story or program you heard in this time slot, email

  • Freakonomics Radio ferrets out connections between seemingly unrelated things. The program explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting...

  • 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. The veteran public radio...

  • Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Each week, nearly 4.5 million people listen to the show's intimate conversations...

  • NPR, WBUR, KCUR and public radio stations across the country joined forces to bring listeners news and analysis in midday with Here & Now.

    Here & Now offers a distinctive mix of hard news and rich conversation...

  • KCUR is no longer broadcasting the newsmagazine KC Currents, but you can listen to past episodes in  KC Currents audio archives.

  • Marketplace, hosted by Kai Ryssdal, is the only daily business news program originating in Los Angeles.

    The 30-minute program, with a reporting style that is lively and unexpected, airs weekday evenings on KCUR and on public...

  • Waking up is hard to do, but it's easier with NPR's Morning Edition

    NPR's Renée Montagne and Steve Inskeep, and KCUR's Michael Byars and Maria Carter bring the day's local and national news.

    Morning Edition...

  • While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, OTM tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with listeners and led to more than a tripling of its audience in five years.<...

  • Radiolab is a show where difficult scientific and philosophical topics such as technology and morality get broken down in a fun, accessible manner. Since 2002, hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich have manned the show, which now airs on over...

  • With PRX, CIR co-produces the nationally distributed “Reveal” radio show and podcast. “Reveal” features CIR’s reporting, as well as stories from public radio stations and a wide range of media partners, both nonprofit and commercial.

  • Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide from 2-4 p.m.

    Each week, they focus on science topics that are in the news and try to bring an educated, balanced discussion to...

  • Snap Judgment is the storytelling phenomenon electrifying audiences nationwide. Created by Glynn Washington and co-produced by WNYC Studios, Snap delivers a raw, intimate, musical brand of narrative — daring audiences to see the world...

  • Statehouse Blend is one-part profile and one-part insider look at the Kansas Legislature. Each week, host Sam Zeff welcomes a state representative or senator to the podcast to talk policy and politics, as well as their personal life. We also...

  • Statehouse Blend is one part profile and one part insider look at the Missouri General Assembly. Each week, host Brian Ellison welcomes a state representative or senator to the podcast to talk policy and politics, as well as their personal life...

  • 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, The World is a co-production of WGBH in Boston, Public Radio International,...

  • Up to Date focuses on pressing issues, both local and national, including politics, economics, planning and design, history and entertainment — topics that have an impact on the lives of the Greater Kansas City region....

  • Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition from NPR News appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. This two-hour morning newsmagazine covers...

  • Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. The program has covered news events from Nelson Mandela's 1990 release from a South African prison to...