Weekdays 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., Weekends 7 p.m. – 6 a.m.
BBC World Service is the world's leading international broadcaster providing programs and content for radio, television, online and mobile phones in English and 31 other languages. Hundreds of reporters and specialist correspondents bring impartial news reports, documentaries and analysis from around the globe.
Weekdays, 6 a.m. - 7 a.m.
The Takeaway delivers the news and analysis you need to catch up, start your day, and prepare for what's ahead. Hosts John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee from WNYC, along with the BBC World Service, The New York Times and WGBH Boston, invite listeners every morning to learn more and be part of the American conversation. From PRI.
Weekdays, 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Morning Edition prepares you for the day ahead with up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts, culture and sports. Hosted by NPR's Steve Inskeep, Renee Montagne and locally by the New England Public Radio News Team, its cast of regulars includes some of the most familiar voices on radio: correspondent Susan Stamberg; commentator Frank Deford; and news analysts Cokie Roberts and Nina Totenberg.
Weekdays, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
BBC Newshour presents news and analysis from around the globe of the day's top stories, helping you make sense of a rapidly changing world. Offering concise insight into key events of international interest, Newshour is packed with bulletins, interviews and analysis from the BBC's most experienced correspondents.
Weekdays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
NPR’s On Point covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, with newsmakers, thinkers, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens from around the world. Hosted by Tom Ashbrook, and produced at WBUR in Boston.
Weekdays, 11 a.m. – 12 noon
From international newsmakers to everyday people, from spiritual leaders to foreign correspondents, NPR’s Tell Me More strives to reveal whole stories from many different perspectives. Hosted by NPR's Michel Martin.
Weekdays, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Here and Now brings you the news that breaks after Morning Edition, and before All Things Considered. Produced at WBUR in Boston, and hosted by Robin Young, Here and Now combines the best in news journalism with intelligent, broad-ranging conversations on public policy and foreign affairs, science and technology, as well as features on the arts and culture. From PRI.
Weekdays, 1 p.m. – 2p.m.
NPR’s Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. The show's host, veteran public radio interviewer, Terry Gross, is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions.
Weekdays, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., and 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. (1st hour repeats)
Talk of the Nation 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 world around them. Hosted by NPR's Neal Conan. On Fridays, Ira Flato hosts Science Fridays as part of Talk of the Nation.
Weekdays, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
A collaboration of BBC World Service, PRI and WGBH Boston, The World brings one-of-a-kind international stories home to America. Hosts Lisa Mullins and Marco Werman guide listeners through the major issues and stories of the day, clarifying critical links between international events and domestic concerns.
Weekdays, 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Every weekday, join NPR's Melissa Block, Michele Norris, Robert Siegel and the New England Public Radio newsroom for breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special -- sometimes quirky -- features. NPR's Guy Raz hosts a one-hour edition of the program on Saturday and Sunday (only on WFCR).
Weekdays, 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Marketplace offers a smart, witty take on the state of the global economy and how it relates to you. "The business show for the rest of us" breaks down the impact of the day's major national and international stories on your world and your wallet. Hosted by Kai Ryssdal. From APM.
Saturdays, 6 a.m. – 8 a.m.
The Tavis Smiley Show is a high-energy exchange on political, cultural and global concerns with special relevance to communities of color. Each edition features host Tavis Smiley along with thought-provoking guests and regular commentators. From PRI.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Celebrated host Bob Edwards highlights the life and work of fascinating people, from newsmakers, historians and authors to artists, actors and lots of regular folks, too. From PRI.
Sundays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Hosted by veteran journalists Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, NPR's On The Media decodes what we hear, read, and see in the media every day, and arms us with critical tools necessary to survive the information age. With compelling reporting and uncommon insight, the program uncovers the significant issues of the day and carefully exposes the relationship of the media to culture and society.
Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 12 noon
The Splendid Table is a culinary, culture and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, host Lynne Rossetto Kasper leads listeners on a journey of the senses and hosts discussions with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for culinary delights. From APM.
Saturdays, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
This American Life explores a theme - fiascos, sentencing, conventions, the job that takes over your life - through a playful mix of radio monologues, mini-documentaries, "found tape" and unusual music. Hosted by Ira Glass. From PRI.
Sundays, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
To the Best of Our Knowledge satisfies listeners' hunger for new ideas. Host Jim Fleming is supported on-air by award-winning journalists Steve Paulson and Anne Strainchamps. The three invite listeners to consider often unexpected points of view on a wide range of issues. From PRI.
Saturdays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Studio 360 from PRI and WNYC explores art's creative influence and transformative power in everyday life. Each week, host Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture.
Saturdays, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Alternative Radio is a weekly one-hour progressive radio show syndicated on more than 150 stations in the U.S. and beyond. Hosted by David Barsamian.
Saturdays, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Speakers Bureau features lectures from the Commonwealth Club and City Arts and Lectures, among others.
Sundays 6 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Terry Gross and her staff collect the best cultural segments from the week's programs and craft them together for great weekend listening. From NPR.
Sundays, 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
On Being engages listeners across the spectrum of belief and non-belief in conversation about life's deepest questions. From autism to the ethics of torture, Krista Tippett and her guests reach beyond the headlines to probe faith and meaning, ethics and new ways of being, amidst the political, ecological, economic, cultural and technological shifts that define 21st century life. From APM.
Sundays 11 a.m. – 12 noon
For more than two decades, Tom and Ray Magliozzi (aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers) have been America's funniest auto mechanics, and the defining voices of public radio weekends. Mixing automotive first-aid with roadside philosophy, the two sidekick siblings advise listeners on their auto-care issues while delivering a constant stream of gags, pratfalls and unforgettable one-liners. From NPR.
Sundays, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR. During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists, and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, filling in the blanks at lightning speed, sniffing out fake news items, and deciphering limericks.
Sundays, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
"A game of bluff and bluster, words and whimsy." Two teams vie each week to stump each other with their knowledge and some wild definitions. Hosted by Richard Sher.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story features readings of classic and new short fiction, recorded live at New York's Symphony Space. Hosted by Isaiah Sheffer and produced for radio by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio.
Saturdays, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Writer's Voice, hosted by western Massachusetts resident, writer, and reporter, Francesca Rheannon, features author interviews and readings, as well as news, commentary and tips related to writing and publishing.
Saturdays, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Co-hosted by Steve Curwood and Bruce Gellerman, the environmental news program Living on Earth delves into the leading issues affecting the world we inhabit. As the population continues to rise and the management of the earth's resources becomes even more critical, Living on Earth examines the issues facing our increasingly interdependent world. From PRI.
Saturdays, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Soundwaves is WNNZ's documentary showcase of work from around the country and around the globe. This fall, New England Public Radio will debut three new radio series on Soundwaves: Radiolab, The Moth and State of the Re:Union.
- Radiolab: Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow. Bring your curiosity, and we'll feed it with possibility.
- The Moth Radio Hour: Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. The Moth Radio Hour features the Moth’s most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories. Note: The Moth Radio Hour contains adult themes and adult language.
- State of the Re:Union: State of the Re:Union sets 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. Featured cities have included Washington D.C., Detroit, Miami, Utica, Oakland and more.
Sundays, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Snap Judgment is a new NPR program, hosted by Glynn Washington, winner of PRX's Public Radio Talent Quest. The program highlights compelling people from across the globe with one commonality: they put everything on the line. As Washington explains: "It's the Robert Frost thing: the roads diverge, and you have to make a choice. You always wonder what your life would have been if you'd gone the other way." Snap Judgment stretches the medium of radio, layering DJ-driven soundscapes with lyrical storytelling, intimate conversations and live performances.
Sundays, 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Latino USA, the radio journal of news and culture, is the only nationally distributed English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective. Host Maria Hinajosa combines high-quality news, cultural and public affairs journalism with compelling sound to bring a rich understanding to a wide spectrum of listeners.
Sundays, 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Humankind presents the riveting stories of everyday people who have found real purpose in life. Living by their principles - compassion, service, generosity, spirituality, equality, and integrity -they make a profound difference in the quality of life in their communities. Hosted and produced by David Freudberg, Humankind helps listeners examine some of humanity's biggest questions and illuminates the lives of ordinary people who, by their example, can inspire us all. From WGBH.
Sundays, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
It's Your World is a production of The World Affairs Council, which brings some of the brightest minds to the air, capturing leading voices in politics, business, media and art in discussions on issues concerning the world today.
Sundays, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (re-braodcast)
Live every Saturday night from 6 - 8 p.m, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon." From APM.