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Saturdays @ 3pm
Afropop is the standard for both the curious and the connoisseur, and takes listeners to dynamic music capitals such as Dakar, Senegal; Johannesburg, South Africa; Cairo, Egypt; Havana, Cuba; Salvador de Bahia, Brazil; New York and Paris. Listeners meet the leading stars as well as emerging...
American Routes Host Nick Spitzer
Fridays @ 10pm
Saturdays @ 10am
American Routes is a two-hour weekly excursion into American music, spanning eras and genres -- roots rock and soul, blues and country, jazz, gospel and beyond.
 
From moody streets and muddy waters to purple mountains and the open range, America has produced a wide...
 
Tune in to As It Happens Monday-Thursday at 6 p.m. on WTIP, from the CBC! (Kevin Chan/Flickr)
Mondays @ 6pm
Tuesdays @ 6pm
Wednesdays @ 6pm
Thursdays @ 6pm
Book your ears on a nightly 'round-the-world trip with As it Happens. From conversations with news makers to up-close and personal accounts of the unusual and unexpected, hosts Carol Off and Jeff Douglas bring you the stories behind the stories of the day.
As it Happens...
Sundays @ 10am
Wednesdays @ 10pm
Beale Street Caravan highlights live recordings of Memphis music and its derivative forms. Hosted by Pat Mitchell, each program presents seasoned veterans alongside up and coming artists recorded at festivals and venues throughout the United States. Music industry experts and celebrities liven up...
 
Phil Nusbaum, his banjo, and his daughter
Thursdays @ 11pm
The Bluegrass Review includes bluegrass classics as well as contemporary bluegrass music. Host Phil Nusbaum links songs together by reflecting on artists’ styles, song lyrics, and bluegrass history as appropriate to the selections. The show also...
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Wednesdays @ 11pm
Saturdays @ 5pm

 

Steve Cushing is a Chicago broadcaster with years of experience in playing the blues. Blues Before Sunrise is a program of historical blues and related music which takes you back to some of the earliest days of the...

 
Celtic Connections host Bryan Kelso Crow
Sundays @ 6am
Thursdays @ 10pm
Celtic Connections offers radio listeners a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music associated with the western European lands occupied at one time or another by people of the Celtic tribes and their descendants, including Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall,...
Saturdays @ 4pm
Cruisin’ the Blues with Mr. Jack covers The Blues genre in its entirety, with music from the early 20th century through today. Host, Mr. Jack has been studying the history of blues for well over 30 years and has a large collection of Blues Music that he will be sharing with listeners as he...
 
Folk Alley
Thursdays @ 4pm
The Folk Alley playlist is created by senior host, Jim Blum, and Folk Alley Music Director Linda Fahey and features a distinctive blend of the best of singer/songwriter, Celtic, acoustic, Americana, traditional, and world...
Wednesdays @ 4pm
Saturdays @ 2pm
Jazz music with a variety of...
 
Check out PRI's "Living on Earth" Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on WTIP (Beth Scupham/Flickr)
Wednesdays @ 7pm

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

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Mondays @ 10pm
Saturdays @ 12pm
Mountain Stage guarantees listeners the best seats in the house for live performances by new and established artists. Hosted by Larry Groce, the program also takes an occasional road trip to bring music lovers rare and special events as they happen. You’ll hear some of the best in...
 
Sundays @ 11am
Ozark Highlands Radio features live music, jam sessions and interviews recorded at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s beautiful 1,000-seat auditorium in Mountain View, Arkansas. In addition to the music, our “Feature Host” segments take listeners on a musical journey with...
Get your fill of music from around the globe, Tuesdays at 4 p.m. on WTIP (Laurence Edmondson/Flickr)
Tuesdays @ 4pm
Putumayo World Music Hour provides a musical trip around the World with programs centering on different continents, regions and musical styles. One week you might be in the Caribbean and the next you’ll be in Italy. This hour-long program is for the wanderer in everyone.
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Sundays @ 1pm



Reveal features stories from The Center for Investigative Reporting, as well as stories from public radio stations and a wide range of media partners.
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Tune in Saturdays at 10 p.m. for Soul Deluxe (Soul Portrait/Flickr)
Saturdays @ 10pm
DJ Byron Fenix (Navajo/Hopi) satiates the musical taste buds of listeners with an eclectic entree of electronic, disco, funk, hip-hop, house, jazz, and r&b that will keep listeners ears glued to their radios. Soul Deluxe is a two hour weekly program from the studios of Radio Phoenix in Arizona....
 
Tune in for Tent Show Radio, Saturdays at 6 p.m. (Tracie Connor/Flickr)
Saturdays @ 6pm
Tent Show Radio is a weekly variety series showcasing live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. Featuring Michael Perry, the Blue Canvas Orchestra, and nationally and regionally renowned performers, Tent Show Radio is heard every week on listener-supported radio stations across the...
David Dye
Mondays @ 2pm
Tuesdays @ 2pm
Wednesdays @ 2pm
Thursdays @ 2pm
Fridays @ 2pm
The World Café is an exploration of new and significant music and the artists who create it. David Dye hosts this unique program of musical discovery where listeners are introduced to an eclectic blend of contemporary sounds from legendary and up-and-coming artists. The acclaimed program...
 
Sundays @ 12pm
Mondays @ 7pm
To the Best of Our Knowledge cracks open the world and the ideas that fuel its engine. Each week revolves around a theme. Some themes are big, others are micro. The program digs in with interviews that explore the culture, the debate, the stories, the science and the actual sound of it...
Catch Voices From the Circle Sundays at 7 a.m. (Stephan Hoglund)
Sundays @ 7am
Join Host Jim DeNomie (Bad River Chippewa), Barbara Jersey (Menominee/Potawatomi) & Shadow (The Radio Dog) for traditional & contemporary Native American music, storytelling,  and much more! Learn more about...