Complete NCPR Program Schedule
Locally Produced Programs

National Programs


NCPR is supported by:

On Air Today

On Now:

Printable Program Guide

Download the latest program guide-frequency list in printer-friendly format (pdf)


News Mags. | News & Topical Talk | Classical | Variety & Performance | Diversions

News Magazines

BBC World Update, Weekdays, 5 am
A roundup of all the day's news from the BBC World Service.

Here and Now
Mon-Thu, 2-3 pm
News as it’s happening in the middle of the day, with timely, smart and in-depth news, interviews and conversation.
Podcasts from Here and Now
The Takeaway
Mon-Fri, 9-10 am
National morning news program with John Hockenberry that delivers the news and analysis you need to catch up, start your day.
Podcasts from The Takeaway
The World
Mon-Thu, 7 pm
PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe.
Podcasts from The World

News & Topical Talk

On Being
Thursday, 1 pm

Bob Edwards Weekend
Saturdays, 6-8 am

Veteran host Bob Edwards with interviews and performance from PRI.
Car Talk
Saturday, 10 am
All things automotive with Tom and Ray Magliozzi. Call of the Week podcast

Car Talk Puzzler

Fresh Air
Weekdays, noon, Mon-Thu 9 pm

Latest rundown
Only A Game
Saturday, noon

Weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield.

On Point
Weekdays, 10 am- noon

On PointOn the Media
Sundays, 10 am
Hosted by Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, this weekly show decodes what we hear, read, and see in the media every day.

Mon-Fri, 8 pm
Canada's liveliest arts, culture and entertainment magazine, with host Jian Ghomeshi.
Wednesdays, 1 pm & Saturdays, 3 pm
(Thru Aug 4) From WNYC with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.
Science FridayScience Friday
Fridays, 2 pm
Your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science with host Ira Flatow.
Podcasts from Science Friday
Snap Judgment
Fridays, 7 pm
Host Glynn Washington brings storytelling with a beat: intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people's lives.
The Splendid Table
Sunday, 2 pm

Studio 360
Sunday, noon
Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture.
This American Life
Sunday, 11 am, repeats Friday, 1 pm

To the Best of Our Knowledge
Tuesday, 1 pm
, Sunday, 6-8 am
An audio magazine of ideas - smart, entertaining radio for people with curious minds. Host Anne Strainchamps.
A Way with Words
Monday, 1 pm

Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett take calls from listeners about linguistic disputes, grammatical pet peeves, the origins of words and phrases, and curious regional expressions.

Classical Music

Metropolitan Opera
Saturdays at 1:00 pm
Live Saturday Matinee broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Music Through the Night
Mon.-Thu. 11 pm-5 am, Sunday 6-7 am, 11 pm-5 am
Top recordings from Classical 24 all though the night.
Playlists *given in Central Time

Variety Music & Performance

Afropop Worldwide
Friday, 10 pm

Hosted by one of Africa 's best-loved broadcast personalities, Georges Collinet.
American Routes
Saturday, 1 pm
Roots music from all the routes and byways of America. From New Orleans with host Nick Spitzer.
Jazz After Hours,
Friday 11 pm to 6 am Saturday
Saturday midnight to 6 am Sunday

Late night jazz radio show hosted by Jim Wilke. latest releases, jazz classics, news of tours, festivals and clubs.
The Latin Alternative
Friday, 9 pm

With a focus on crossover-friendly Latin rock, electronic, funk and hip-hop artists. Cohosts Josh Norek and Ernesto Lechner.
Mountain Stage
Sunday, 6 pm

Recorded before a live audience in Charleston, WV. Traditional roots and country music to avant garde rock and jazz. Host Larry Groce.
Music From the Hearts of Space
Sunday, 10 pm

Quiet, space-creating ambient sounds from around the world.
Riverwalk Live from the Landing
Saturday, 8 pm

America’s top jazz musicians, past and present. Each week, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band salutes these jazz pioneers in live performances and stories.
Selected Shorts
Sunday, 1 pm

Classic and new short stories read by the finest Broadway and Hollywood actors.
The Moth Radio Hour
Sunday, 4 pm

Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers..
Thistle & Shamrock
Sunday, 9 pm

Evolving musical traditions in Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, England, Wales, North America and beyond. Host Fiona Ritchie.
The Vinyl Cafe
Sunday, 3 pm

Music, stories and the misadventures of Dave, the owner of the "Vinyl Cafe", the world's smallest record store. From CBC, Stuart MacLean hosts.

Diversions & Short Programs

Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Saturday, 11 am

NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Test your knowledge while figuring out what's real news and what's made up. Latest rundown

The Writer's Almanac
Weekdays, 8:40 am

Hosted by Garrison Keillor. The day's poem and literature notes.