Programs A-Z

Speaking Volumes is a weekly conversation on books and reading with interesting people from all walks of life here in Pittsburgh, maybe even you! Share what you are reading for a chance to be...

A tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world. From producer Roman Mars, PRX and KALW in San Francisco. In August 2012, 99% Invisible became the highest-funded journalism project...

NPR's afternoon news magazine, featuring a mix of interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features from around the world, and in and around Pittsburgh, hosted locally by Larkin Page Jacobs.

For more than 80 years, the BBC World Service has been the globe's most comprehensive source for news. No other news organization has a network of international correspondents, reporters and producers to rival the BBC. Whenever and wherever...

From the man behind Maximum Fun.org and The Sound of Young America, Bullseye is a public radio show about what's good in popular culture. With a...

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, offering over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.

The Dinner Party is a smart and funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture. Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano (Pitt graduate!) & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most...

Fresh Air is the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues from NPR hosted by Terry Gross. Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a "talk show," it hardly fits the mold. Its 1994 Peabody Award citation credits...

Here! Now! In the moment! Paddling in the middle of a fast moving stream of news and information. Here & Now is Public Radio's daily news magazine, bringing you the news that breaks after "Morning Edition" and before "All Things Considered....

Showcases the work of critically acclaimed broadcaster and performance artist Joe Frank, known best for his engaging, often philosophical, monologues and radio dramas. Sometimes weird, sometimes edgy and controversial but always amazing.

A weekly, hour-long romp through the worlds of media, politics, sports and show business, leavened with an eclectic mix of mysterious music, hosted by Harry Shearer.

Live Wire! is a radio variety show recorded in front of an enthusiastic live audience from the Alberta Rose Theatre in NE Portland, Oregon. The show features live music and performance, unpredictable conversation, and original comedy. It's...

Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is the weekly environmental news and information program distributed by Public Radio International. Every week Living on Earth brings news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological...

Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, award-winning Marketplace is a daily magazine of business and economics.

Marketplace Weekend brings the week’s economic headlines home by looking at those matters with wit and wisdom. The weekly, hour-long program offers a mix of feature stories and segments to help people better understand the economic...

NPR's up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary and coverage of news, politics, arts, sports, and more from around the world and in and around Pittsburgh, hosted locally by 90.5 WESA's Josh Raulerson.

Music from India is the longest-running Indian music program in the country. It is hosted by Harish Saluja and Dr. Vijay Bahl. Both hosts volunteer not only their time but their personal music collections where the playlist comes from over 2...

On the Media explores how the media "sausage" is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. For one hour a week, the show...

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 sports in perspective...

Prosody showcases writers of national and international note as well as local writers. Guests have included U.S. Poet Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, MacArthur Grant recipients, National Book Award winners, journalists, and musicians....

Q, from the CBC, 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. Q covers pop culture and high arts alike...

Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show focuses on topics of a scientific and philosophical nature. The show attempts to approach broad, difficult topics such as "time" and "morality" in an accessible and light-hearted manner and...

Space-age jazz and groovy '50s cocktail music perfect to keep your dinner guests entertained until the wee hours. Pour the Mai Tais and join in for two hours of exotica, crime jazz, bossa nova, Now Sound, space age pop, groovy soundtracks,...

Rhythm Sweet & Hot is a musical variety program that entertains audiences by capturing the essence of musical culture from the 1920s to the 1940s. Listeners hear the well-known, big names of swing but are also able to discover the music of...

Pittsburgh native Bob Studebaker spins the classics and contemporaries of jazz 8pm until midnight every Saturday. Special sets from select JazzWorks hosts.  Email requests or comments to bstudebaker@wesa.fm<...

Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide. Each week is focused on science topics that are in the news. The show is dedicated to bringing an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the...

Every week, Sound Opinions fires up smart and spirited discussions about a wide range of popular music, from indie rock to classic rock, hip hop to R&B, and every genre under the sun. Take the latest music news, personal commentary, and...

Western Pennsylvania is brimming with rich sounds and interesting people and places. Soundscapes & Postcards features snapshots of iconic Pittsburgh and peeks into the daily lives of people in our community.

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90.5 WESA is committed to bringing listeners the latest in breaking news and events happening worldwide.  Whether it is our local reporters on the ground or a program or feed from a station where the action is, we are committed to keeping you...

The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI and 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 the people who are creating and...

An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and...

The Allegheny Front is a radio program covering environmental issues in Western Pennsylvania. The Allegheny Front began in 1991 and continues to serve the community as the most insightful source of local and regional environmental news and...

Intelligent car advice mixed with hilarious stories of automobile mayhem. Hosted by "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers" Tom and Ray Magliozzi.

Each week, more than 2.2 million listeners across the country tune in to the program, which has grown from a small local morning call-in show on Washington's WAMU 88.5 to one of public broadcasting's most-listened-to programs.

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The award-winning Moth Radio Hour features the most beloved tales told live without notes or a net from the Moth's storytelling events around the country ... a powerful hour of personal stories.

* Note that this program is for adults as...

In 1994, acclaimed food writer and cooking teacher Lynne Rossetto Kasper received accolades for her debut book, The Splendid Table, which at that time was the only book to have won both the James Beard and Julia Child Cookbook of the Year...

Each weekend host Tavis Smiley engages commentators and guests in substantive and provocative discussions on a wide range of topics including: politics, health, finance, sports, technology, and pop culture. An insightful exploration of the...

The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe. Hosted by Lisa Mullins and Marco Werman.

Peabody and Emmy Award-winning host Ira Glass features documentaries, stories and more about everyday life.

Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! is a weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up....

The news doesn't stop on the weekends, so in 1977, All Things Considered expanded to seven days a week with one-hour news magazines weekend evenings.

News, analysis, essays, and features for your weekend, anchored by Scott Simon on Saturdays, NPR's Peabody Award-winning host and correspondent. Sundays are hosted by NPR's Rachel Martin and feature The New York Times crossword editor Will...

We will be piloting this program Fridays at 8pm in place of the EP repeat from July 19th to August 9th.

Wits is a live public radio show that brings world-class...

WTF is for late-night listening, or just to shake things up. Come to the dark side of comedy. WTF is the name of the popular podcast from comedian and provocateur Marc Maron. Each interview on WTF is a journey into the depths of a comic's...