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Programs A-Z

  • 1A from WAMU and NPR is a new show for a changing America. Every day, host Joshua Johnson convenes a conversation about the most important issues of our time.

    The show takes a deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and...

  • In-depth reporting that transforms the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful...

  • From New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical.

  • A rambunctious hour of brainteasers, pub trivia night, comedy and music. Play along as host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests to stretch their noggins and tickle their funny bones.

  • Ask the Governor gives listeners the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the governor and ask him questions about the issues that are important to them.

    The live radio program with Governor John Bel Edwards airs generally the third week...

  • From selecting the right plants to proper watering techniques and dealing with pests, host Lee Rouse delivers the information you need to garden successfully in Louisiana's unique climate.

  • For more than 80 years, the BBC World Service has been the globe’s most comprehensive source for news. The BBC is the world’s most trusted new source and has more journalists in more countries covering stories from more locations than anyone...

  • Reports on Louisiana politics, government and the people shaping state policy.

  • Each Sunday evening , Center Stage examines a topic or theme dealing with musical theater such as composers, performers, the current Broadway season, historical periods, current trends, as well as revivals and re-interpretations of classic...

  • Southeast Louisiana is sinking under the waves faster than any coastal landscape in the world. With so much at stake for Louisiana and the nation, WWNO has made coastal news a priority.

    Since mid-2014 our Coastal Desk reporting team has...

  • Opening the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. 

    Find out more about the topics and guests on each episode at the program's ...

  • Supreme Court rulings. Breaking news. Thoughtful interviews.

    A live production of NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening in...

  • Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct...

  • Hootenanny Power is a folk/international music program, initially named "The Spaghetti Western Hour" when it began on WRKF in 1981.  It features the sounds of many cultures that are expressed in roots and world music, including blues, old-timey...

  • I'll Be Seeing You: Stories About The Technologies That Watch Us: Hacking, artificial intelligence, offensive cyber, and data surveillance have crept into our lives and most of us aren't fully aware how connected we are by...

  • Indivisible is public radio’s national conversation about America in a time of change.

    Beginning on Monday through Thursday, January 23-26 at 7pm, we convene a nightly gathering for everyday Americans to talk, debate, and find common...

  • Live from Here is a Saturday-night destination. This variety show features a unique blend of musical performances, comedy and audience interaction. Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Thile welcomes a wide range of well-known and up-and...

  • Louisiana Eats! is a radio show for people who cook and people who love to eat well—all with a Louisiana point of view and Poppy’s distinctive Louisiana voice.

    In each program listeners join Poppy as she meets people who produce...

  • Louisiana Public Square is a monthly public affairs program produced by LPB. It provides citizens a forum to voice their opinions and concerns about issues affecting Louisiana to leading experts and key decision makers.

  • Marketplace is your liaison between economics and life.

    Noted for timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business news, Marketplace focuses on the latest national and international business news, the global economy, and wider events...

  • Waking up is hard to do, but it’s easier with NPR’s Morning Edition.  Hosts Renee Montagne, David Greene and Steve Inskeep -- along with Karen Henderson in WRKF's studio -- bring the day’s stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Morning...

  • Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins presents the standard-bearers of Louisiana culture — musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, music writers, and more — as they talk about the art of making music and the songs that influenced...

  • A call-in show with newsmakers, thinkers, journalists, artists, scientists and ordinary citizens contributing to the conversation.

    Each hour opens with a news brief analyzing the day's biggest stories, followed by an in-depth...

  • On The Media decodes what we hear, read, and see in the media every day, and arms us with critical tools necessary to survive the information age.

  • Out to Lunch finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over...

  • Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

  • Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff.

    Find out more about the topics and guests...

  • Sticky Wicket: Louisiana Politics Versus the Press is a new mini series out of WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and WRKF Baton Rouge that takes on four historic clashes between Louisiana politicians and the media, one at...

  • A concert for radio, curated and hosted by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra's music director and conductor.

  • Talk Louisiana connects listeners with Louisiana newsmakers through live interviews and original feature reporting. Hosted by award-winning journalist and broadcast veteran, Jim Engster, Talk Louisiana brings listener insight into the...

  • Hear celebrated and up-and-coming authors read excerpts from new books and discuss their work with former Times-Picayune book editor Susan Larson.

  • There's a theme to each episode of This American Life, and a variety of stories on that theme. Mostly we do journalism, but an entertaining kind of journalism that’s built around plot. Our favorite sorts of stories have compelling people at the...

  • The program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. 

  • The program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. 

  • Each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment, all brought...