Putumayo World Music Hour
- Sunday 10-11pm
- Sunday 6-7am
- Saturday 11am-12pm
Soundprint, the longest-running non-fiction documentary series in public radio, is broadcast weekly on stations nationwide and internationally. Each Soundprint program explores one subject in depth. The topics reflect the diversity of the show's producers, who use vivid sound, personal storytelling, and lucid narrative writing to immerse the listeners in intimate, imaginative experiences. Soundprint has won major broadcast awards including the Prix Italia, Peabody, Major Armstrong, and several CPB awards.
Swingin' Down the Lane
- Friday 9-10pm
- Sunday 1-2pm
- Sunday 8-9pm
- Saturday 7-8pm
Tech Nation features the fresh interview style of Dr. Moira Gunn, a former NASA scientist and engineer, as she focuses on the impact of technology in America today. Each week features an interview, a commentary and a weekly segment called BioTech Nation, which includes the BioIssue of the Week.
TED Radio Hour
- Saturday 11am-12pm
- Sunday 9-10pm
An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. TED Radio Hour 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, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.
An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. TED Radio Hour 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, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.
Tell Me More
- Monday 12-1pm
- Tuesday 12-1pm
- Wednesday 12-1pm
- Thursday 12-1pm
- Friday 12-1pm
From the opinions of global newsmakers to listeners' personal experiences of life-changing travel…the wisdom of renowned thinkers, activists and spiritual leaders…and intimate dispatches of daily life around the world from NPR News correspondents on the ground…the NPR talk show Tell Me More brings fresh voices and perspectives to public radio.
Capturing the headlines, issues and pleasures relevant to multicultural life in America, the daily one-hour series is hosted by award-winning journalist Michel Martin. Tell Me More marks Martin's first role in hosting a daily program. She views it as an opportunity to focus on the stories, experiences, ideas and people important in contemporary life but often not heard.
Tell Me More focuses on the way we live, intersect and collide in a culturally diverse world.
The Book Show
- Monday 5:30-6pm
Each week on The Book Show, host Joe Donahue interviews authors about their books, their lives and their craft. It is a celebration of both reading and writers.
As the son of a librarian, Joe has been part of the book world since childhood. His first job was as a library assistant, during college he was a clerk at an independent book store and for the past 25 years he has been interviewing authors about their books on the radio.
He is also the host of The Roundtable on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, a 3-hour general interest talk show. Notable authors he has interviewed include: Kurt Vonnegut, John Irving, John Updike, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Arthur Miller, Stephen King, Amy Tan, Anne Rice, Philip Roth, E.L Doctorow, Richard Russo, David Sedaris and Maya Angelou.
He has won several awards for his interviews, including honors from the Associated Press, the Edward R. Murrow Awards, the New York State Association of Broadcasters, The Headliners, The National Press Club and the Scripps-Howard Foundation.
- Wednesday 5:30-6pm
The Business is public radio's show about the business of show business. This entertaining half-hour about the people who make entertainment is hosted by Kim Masters, who most recently covered the business for National Public Radio. She's served as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Time and Esquire and is the author of The Keys to the Kingdom: The Rise of Michael Eisner and the Fall of Everybody Else and co-author, with Nancy Griffin, of Hit & Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood.
The Civil War
- Monday, 1:00 p.m.
- Thursday, 9:00 a.m.
Virginia Tech Alumni Distinguished Professor of History James I. Robertson, Jr. delivers commentaries on the Civil War in this short-form program, exploring the social history of the conflict.