Programs A-Z

  • The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, A Prairie Home Companion® is a Saturday night staple for radio audiences everywhere. The show features a unique blend of musical performances and comedy.

    Beginning in...

  • Acoustic Café is a two hour weekly radio show, and an independent media production of RDR Radio, LLC. The program is produced and hosted by Rob Reinhart, who started the show in 1995. You can read a bit more Acoustic Cafe history at 

  • Afternoon Classics brings you the world's greatest classical music played by the world's greatest artists. Everything from Bach to Beethoven to Brahms — and beyond and between. You'll also hear some contemporary and early music. It's all played...

  • In-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special — sometimes...

  • Hosted by Nick Spitzer, 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.

  • The BBC: programs for radio, television, online and mobile phones in English and 27 other languages

  • Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities. Host Dave Schlom leads discussions about the issues...

  • Locally hosted blues from our studio in downtown Chico.

  • City Arts and Lectures presents events with leading figures in the world of art & ideas, with outstanding figures in literature, criticism, science, and the performing arts and offering the most...

  • Common Ground for Common Good is a public awareness collaboration that began with NVCF in spring 2016. Now, NSPR has partnered with the Shasta Regional Community Foundation...

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    Common Ground for Common Good is a public awareness collaboration between NSPR and the North Valley Community Foundation, highlighting the grassroots methods for simple solutions to complex, compelling...

  • The essential connections between nature, our gardens, and our places in both: I’m Jennifer Jewell and this is Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human...

  • The Dinner Party Download is an hourlong celebration of culture, food, and conversation with hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam designed to help you dazzle your friends at this weekend's get-together. It’s a fast and funny...

  • Hosted by Nick and Helen Forster, eTown is an exciting weekly eTown is an exciting weekly radio show that’s been on the air from coast to coast for 21 years. Unlike any other program, eTown mixes live music...

  • Every weeknight you can hear locally hosted jazz.

  • 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...

  • The best in soul, funk, jazz and adult contemporary music

  • In a North State Garden, Edible North State and The Practical Gardener make up North State Public Radio's homegrown suite of gardening and food-themed programs featuring essays, interviews and...

  • Hearts of Space is a syndicated music program featuring a mix of ambient, electronic, world, new age, classical and experimental music. It is recognized as the original, most widely heard, premiere showcase...

  • JazzSet's quality recordings capture the legends, today's top bands, and promising new talent. Occasionally, the program dips into its archives and host Dee Dee shares a moment that's too good not to share.

  • NPR’s only national Latino news and cultural weekly radio program.

  • Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, Marketplace is an in-depth program that focuses on everything from the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the...

  • Marketplace Weekend™, hosted by Lizzie O’Leary, brings you powerful stories from economies both large and personal, at a pace that suits your weekend life. Settle in for an hour of insightful storytelling and a conversational look at where the...

  • The wide world of food is coming to Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio in October 2016. From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses...

  • Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform,...

  • Each week host Nancy Wiegman talks to local, regional and national writers about their latest projects. Co-produced by Nolan Ford, Nancy's Bookshelf airs Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m.

  • Hosted by Krista Tippet, On Being examines the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.

  • People’s Pharmacy is an award-winning talk show co-hosted by Joe and Terry Graedon that provides listeners with drug and health information from the perspective of a consumer. 

  • Hosted by Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab is an award-winning radio program and podcast where science meets culture and information sounds like music.  Each episode of Radiolab is an...

  • Created by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, Reveal is public radio’s first one-hour radio show and podcast dedicated to investigative reporting. Credible, fact based and without a...

  • Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. The educational program features host Ira Flatow’s in-depth discussions with scientists and others from all walks...

  • Asking good questions is at the heart of good journalism.

    But we’re not the only ones who can ask good questions. With our new series Since You Asked, we're turning to YOU. What have you always wondered about the North State? What...

  • "Songs From Studio C" is North State Public Radio's in-studio music series showcasing regional and nationally recognized artists.  

    Produced by Music Director Nolan Ford and with videography by Sky Scholfield, NSPR's own version of a 

  • Sunday Baroque is a weekly radio showcase of music written in the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. The program is an entertaining mix of both period and modern instruments,...

  • 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 Moth Radio Hour is a weekly program that is dedicated to promoting the art of storytelling. One goal of The Moth is to present the finest storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and...

  • Barry Hazle mixes up an eclectic brew of Americana, blues, rockabilly, folk, bluegrass and timeless standards from his perch in Oak Run. Saturdays will never be the same!

  • American Public Media's The Splendid Table is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week,...

  • The Takeaway is an hour-long national news program that relies on the contributions of listeners across the country to deliver the perspectives and analysis you need to understand the day’s news....

  • Each weekday, host Marco Werman and his team of producers on PRI's The World bring you the world's most interesting stories in an hour of radio that reminds us just how small our planet really...

  • This American Life is a critically-acclaimed themed weekly public radio show. Host Ira Glass manages its unique format that combines journalism, fiction, humor, and intellectual experimentation....

  • Travel with Rick Steves is a fun, hour-long, practical talk show with lively conversation between travelers and the experts as we learn to explore our world smartly,...

  • A production of NSPR

    Hosted by Kim Weir, produced by Sarah Bohannon

    If you’ve always assumed travel is simply a matter of putting one foot—or hoof or ski or paddle or...

  • Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's 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...

  • Missed All Things Considered this weekend? Don't sweat it! While you were out enjoying your weekend, the team was putting together a killer set of Saturday and...

  • Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including...

  • Hosted by Lulu Garcia-Navarro, Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians. Every...

  • Hear the latest news about North State performances, gallery shows, and art events, as well as interviews with artists and figures from the local arts scene.