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 Pete Weber and Eboni Fondren join music director Joe Cartwight, bass player Tyrone Clark, drummer...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

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

    You can read more about the...

  • 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. 

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

  • It's 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Kansas City. 

    Under the dynamic leadership of acclaimed Music...

  • 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...

  • 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.

    From music icons like Van Morrison and Neil Young;...

  • Have you driven past something — maybe a building, monument or sign — and thought, "What's going on with that?" That's exactly what Question Quest wants to answer. Co-hosts Suzanne Hogan and Cody Newill scour the Midwest to find the stories and...

  • 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...

  • 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 Moth Radio Hour is a Peabody Award winning show that features people from all walks of life telling true stories of their experiences. It began as a New York based storytelling group and has branched out into Chicago, Los Angeles, and now...

  • 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...

  • 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....

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

    During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads...

  • 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...