Programs A-Z

  • Hosted by Joshua Johnson, inspired by the First Amendment, 1A champions America's right to speak freely. News with those who make the news, great guests and topical debate. Weekday conversation framed in ways to make you think, share and engage...

  • With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics, technology, and what connects us across the fissures that divide the country. Hosted by Joshua Johnson.

  • NPR's afternoon news magazine, featuring a mix of interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features from around the world, and in and around Pittsburgh, hosted locally by Christopher Ayers.

  • The news doesn't stop on the weekends, so in 1977, All Things Considered expanded to seven days a week with one-hour news magazines weekend evenings.

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  • Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out...

  • For more than 80 years, the BBC World Service has been the globe's most comprehensive source for news. No other news organization has a network of international correspondents, reporters and producers to rival the BBC. Whenever and wherever...

  • Fresh Air is the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues from NPR hosted by Terry Gross. Though Fresh Air has been categorized as a "talk show," it hardly fits the mold. Its 1994 Peabody Award citation credits...

  • Here! Now! In the moment! Paddling in the middle of a fast moving stream of news and information. Here & Now is Public Radio's daily news magazine, bringing you the news that breaks after "Morning Edition" and before "All Things Considered....

  • 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...

  • Check out our 24/7 live stream of jazz contemporaries and classics here or on your HD radio at 90.5 HD-2.

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

  • Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, award-winning Marketplace is a daily magazine of business and economics.

  • Marketplace Tech is a weekday show that helps listeners understand the business behind the technology that's rewiring our lives. It is hosted by Molly Wood. It airs on WESA Mon.-Thurs., 9:20am during Morning Edition and  12:30pm during...

  • NPR's up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary and coverage of news, politics, arts, sports, and more from around the world and in and around Pittsburgh, hosted locally by Maria Scapellato.

  • A weekly public radio conversation with a focus on the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers.

  • Co-hosted by Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, On The Media tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with listeners.

  • Only a Game is a weekly one-hour radio program characterized by strong storytelling set in the world of sports. 

  • Hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, the show focuses on topics of a scientific and philosophical nature. The show attempts to approach broad, difficult topics such as "time" and "morality" in an accessible and light-hearted manner and...

  • There's more to the story... Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.  Hosted by Al Letson

  • Rhythm Sweet & Hot is a musical variety program that entertains audiences by capturing the essence of musical culture from the 1920s to the 1940s. Listeners hear the well-known, big names of swing but are also able to discover the music of...

  • Pittsburgh native Bob Studebaker spins the classics and contemporaries of jazz 8pm until midnight every Saturday. Special sets from select JazzWorks hosts.  Email requests or comments to bstudebaker@wesa.fm<...

  • Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide. Each week is focused on science topics that are in the news. The show is dedicated to bringing an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the...

  • Snap Judgment explores decisions that define lives. Host Glynn Washington takes listeners on a narrative journey - leaping from one "driveway moment" to the other. Addictive storytelling that walks a mile...

  • Everyone works. Not everyone works in the same way or with the same expectations; some people don’t even collect a paycheck. But work shapes who we are, what we think, and how we view others. Created by Margaret J. Krauss and Kevin C. Brown,...

  • TED Talks (technology, entertainment, design) grouped and expanded for an hour of thoughtful new ideas.  With host Guy Raz

  • The Allegheny Front is a radio program covering environmental issues in Western Pennsylvania. The Allegheny Front began in 1991 and continues to serve the community as the most insightful source of...

  • The Confluence, where the news comes together, is 90.5 WESA’s morning news show, broadcasting live from 9 to 10 a.m. on Pittsburgh's historic South Side.

    Beyond the region's biggest headlines, The Confluence blends...

  • A weekly series featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Each Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous, heartbreaking, and poignant tales that captivate, surprise, and delight audiences with their honesty...

  • The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, and produced by 

  • Host Maiken Scott leads this one-hour, weekly tour of the people and places at the heart of health and science.

  • Produced by Public Radio International, WGBH and WNYC. The Takeaway is America's weekday conversation.

  • The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe, hosted by Marco Werman.

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  • Host Ira Glass  -- Each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme.

  • Rick's conversations with guest travel experts and callers create vicarious adventures and global perspectives that bring loyal listeners back, week after week.

  • For a wacky and whip-smart approach to the week's news and newsmakers, listen no further than Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, the oddly informative news quiz from NPR. With host Peter Sagal and Scorekeeper Bill Kurtis. 

  • News, analysis, essays, and features for your weekend, anchored by Scott Simon on Saturdays, NPR's Peabody Award-winning host and correspondent. Sundays are hosted by NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and feature The New York Times crossword...