Programs A-Z

12th Street Jump is a one-hour program that celebrates the artists who made jazz and blues the quintessential American art form. 

Hosts Pearl McDonald and Pete Weber, jazz artists Joe Cartwight, Tyrone Clark and Mike Warren and vocalists...

A Prairie Home Companion is a live radio variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor.

The show is heard by 4 million listeners each week on more than 600 public radio stations, and abroad on America One and the Armed...

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...

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...

Car Talk is a humorous weekly call-in show about vehicle maintenance and repair, broadcast on KCUR and  throughout the United States and elsewhere.

The hosts of Car Talk are brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, also known as Click and Clack,...

Each weekday morning Central Standard looks at the different worlds within Kansas City. Regular topics include personal finance, information technology, the environment, music, cognitive therapy and the arts.

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A weekly special series celebrating the food, movies and history in and around Kansas City.

Central Standard Friday is the continuation of the weekday program, Central Standard. On Fridays the show features regular segments on history,...

Classical music programming from a nationally syndicated classical music service produced by American Public Media and distributed by Public Radio International.

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The world of popular music from gospel to rock - from country to reggae - from a different point of view.

Cyprus Avenue on KCUR has been hosted by Bill Shapiro since October 1978. The weekly radio show has aired on more than 50 stations...

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

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Its a public radio party in your living room, as Chuck Haddix serves up the best in blues, r&b, soul, jumpin' jazz and zydeco.

In 1984, Chuck Haddix, also known as Chuck Haddock (like the fish) on the air, joined the staff of KCUR as...

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...

The best of contemplative sound and space music from near and far out. Hearts of Space began as a San Francisco late night radio show in 1973, went national on public radio in 1983 and to our eternal amazement, grew to almost 300 stations.

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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...

Humankind is a program about inspiring people who aim high and improve our society

It is produced and disseminated through Human Media. Human Media views the exciting, evolving apparatus of mass communications as an...

This program features previously recorded live concert performances of the Kansas City Symphony.

Under the dynamic leadership of acclaimed Music Director Michael Stern, the Kansas City Symphony has experienced artistic growth through its...

KCUR is no longer broadcasting the newsmagazine KC Currents on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m., Sundays at 5 p.m. or Mondays at 8 p.m. But this isn’t the end for the nine-year-old weekly program and its community-focused content.

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.

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New Letters on the Air is the half-hour radio companion to the literary quarterly magazine New Letters. Each week the program features intimate conversations with contemporary writers who reveal secrets about their creative...

Night Tides is an eclectic blend of contemplative instrumental & electronic music that combines upbeat grooves and dubs with soothing melodies that whisper softly to the soul.

Host Renée Blanche is a native of Detroit,...

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.<...

An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider.

Produced by WBUR in Boston, Only A Game puts...

Q is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter.

Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, with his trademark wit and...

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...

Delve deep into the ever-changing cultural landscape with novelist and co-founder of legendary "Spy" magazine, Kurt Andersen. Studio 360 is public radio's smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each...

TED Radio Hour, hosted by Guy Raz, is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.

Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage,...

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,...

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 International, and has won all of the major...

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