Programs A-Z

Peter Fox Smith has been sharing his love and knowledge of opera with Vermont Public Radio audiences since VPR went on the air in 1977.

Peter lends his extensive experience as a teacher, lecturer, and radio announcer to the program...

Recorded live every Saturday, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

A Way With Words is a lively and informative discussion and Q&A program about language.

All The Traditions is VPR's folk and world music show. Host, Robert Resnik loves musical "show and tell," and particularly loves to showcase the many talented musicians who live in the VPR listening area. You can also count on All...

In-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday on All Things Considered,  you'll hear two hours of breaking news...

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.

Anyone in the arts community can be an Art Hound. Just fill out the form and tell us about a local performance, gallery opening or event you'd...

BackStory is a program that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today.

On each show, renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from...

Highlights from the Sony Award winning global news and current affairs program from the BBC.

Assorted news and programs from the BBC.

World Update provides a comprehensive briefing on the stories that are making the news.

Listen and learn about the intriguing ways of birds with BirdNote, a weeky feature airing mornings on VPR.  From New England to the tropics, migration patterns to mating rituals, BirdNote brings you into the...

The 2013 Tanglewood season offers music lovers a spectacular variety of guests and programs that spotlight Tanglewood's rich tradition of presenting summertime concerts at their best since 1937.The season features some of the great maestros of...

The Boston Symphony Orchestra comes to VPR Classical Sunday afternoons on VPR Classical. You'll hear emerging and established guest conductors, extraordinary soloists and enduring repertoire.

Founded in...

Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Think of A.J. Foyt telling someone how to open the car hood. Mix it all up, throw in a little Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers...

The CSO Radio Broadcast Series features live concert performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recorded at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the orchestra’s...

A founding voice of Classical 24, Bob Christiansen has managed to combine his knowledge of classical music and history with a sharp wit and a talent for foreign languages into a 38-year radio career. While studying the ramifications of the ...

Elena See began her radio career in Minnesota in 2001, working as part of the production team for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. She edited and contributed to the comedic scripts on the show, worked on the website and, for...

Gillian Martin was a music major at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale when her first classical radio career began. Moving from volunteer to student worker to part-time announcer to Music Director at WSIU-FM, she spent six years on-air...

Joe Goetz was the host of VPR Classical's afternoon program from 2007 until 2014.

Joe joined VPR Classical as the afternoon host in 2007. During his tenure, he brought a wide variety of classical music to his daily program and welcomed...

John Zech got started in broadcasting as a news anchor at his high school's closed-circuit television station (KRUD). While in school at St. Olaf College, his love of classical music earned him his first "real" radio experience at WCAL-FM....

Julie Amacher’s desire to introduce others to great music is what led her to radio. She began her professional broadcast career at a station in Sun Prairie, Wisc. She went from rock ‘n’ roll to the Rocky Mountains, where she found her niche in...

Host Kari Anderson brings you the best in classical music every weekday from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.  An experienced musician and Colchester native, Kari sets VPR Classical's morning to music with her eclectic tastes...

Lynne Warfel returns to a 24-year radio career after a four-year hiatus. In this "Cavorts with Collies" period, she followed her lifelong passion for working with dogs as a trainer and behavior consultant. She started "Good Dog Productions",...

Mindy Ratner began her career in public broadcasting following her graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working first for the local public television station and then for Wisconsin Public Radio. She moved on to stations in...

Scott Blankenship started his radio career in college when he began working as a volunteer at a local cable radio station, announcing alternative and new rock music. His love and appreciation of classical music began at public radio station...

Valerie Kahler came to the Classical 24 team after more than a decade as a classical host and music director at KNAU in Flagstaff, Arizona. She holds a degree in cello performance and plays piano in self-defense, but feels most at home in front...

Veteran host Walter Parker presents the best in classical music, from familiar favorites to little-known gems. Regular live performances from the VPR Performance Studio add spice to the repertoire.

Browse Walter's playlists below. For...

Ward Jacobson has enjoyed a radio career spanning over two decades as a morning show host and sportscaster, as well asproducer/host of an interview program where he chatted up both localand national authors, musicians, politicians, and...

In performances at home and around the globe, The Cleveland Orchestra remains one of the most sought after performing ensembles in the world and Northeast Ohio’s most visible international ambassador.

In concerts at its winter home at...

More than 50 commentators provide perspective and opinion about current events, topics of interest, and often showcase the work of writers and storytellers.  The VPR Commentary Series is produced by Betty Smith-Mastaler.

Bill McGlaughlin's in-depth knowledge of and deep passion for classical music, along with his enthusiasm, imagination, and spontaneity, guide you through a new musical theme each week on Exploring...

The night sky is endlessly fascinating, whether you consider it a giant connect-the-dots game or a path to better understanding our universe. VPR helps you learn more about the night sky with

The Eye on the Sky provides region-wide, detailed weather information complemented by science, history, astronomy, and lore. Special features focus on farm and garden information,...

Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.

Reuben takes you on a new adventure every Friday night, exploring the great American invention called jazz.  You’ll explore the back roads and alleys of the genre, the musicians and standards you love, and experience that essential element of...

From the Top with host Christopher O'Riley showcases the nation's most outstanding young classical musicians. Each week, pre-collegiate musicians' stunning individual performances are...

From the transcendent sounds of Anonymous 4 and the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata, the world of Early Music is drawing new listeners in unprecedented numbers.

A mix of ambient, electronic, world, new age, classical and experimental music, Hearts Of Space is recognized as the original, most widely heard, premiere showcase for "contemplative music, broadly...

Stay up-to-date with the news between Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Here & Now combines the best in news journalism with intelligent, broad-ranging conversation to form a fast-paced...

Note: In Concert @ 8 aired for the final time on 1/24/14.

Certain programs featured on In Concert @ 8, such as SymphonyCast,

Jazz24 features the greatest jazz artists of all time, like Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and Dave Brubeck; as well as today’s top talents, like Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall and Pat Metheny. You'll also find some surprises from time to time,...

In-depth focus on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. The only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast,

Marketplace Money is a weekly personal finance program that looks at why we do what we do with our money: your life, with dollar signs. Carmen Wong Ulrich and her guests take calls from...

Technology is reshaping our world; Marketplace Tech Report explores how through a daily four minute program, podcast,

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...

Bill Moyers returned to television in January 2012 with Moyers & Company, a weekly series of smart talk and new ideas aimed at helping viewers make sense of our tumultuous times through the insight of...

Host Joel Najman weaves musicology, anthropology, sociology, and even psychology among the music of the '50s and '60s, creating a snapshot of life at that time. With My Place, you enjoy the music as well as the story behind the song.<...

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.

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