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...

  • This hour highlights the strongest content from 1A’s daily two hour offering. The later 1A might be feature a range of interviews, topics and debates. It might also showcase one topic, but framed for an evening audience with...

  • Click and Clack ring in the holiday season with A Car Talk Christmas Carol, starring Tom and Ray Magliozzi and a stellar cast of public radio personalities. In a new take on the Dickens classic, the "Scroogiozzi Brothers" get a lesson...

  • 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.

  • When it comes to helping kids from poor families move up the income ladder, America’s colleges could be doing much better. A new project by a group of economists shows that some colleges are accomplishing more than others in the promotion of...

  • More than half of American kids can’t read very well because schools are failing to provide effective reading instruction. Now, there is definitive evidence from neuroscience on how the brain learns to read, and it suggests very different...

  • Apprenticeships can provide a ticket to the middle class for people who’ve been left behind by “college for all.” Supporters on both the right and the left say the “earn while you learn” approach can help create a more skilled workforce,...

  • Mario Martinez and Katy Sorto —  both from low-income circumstances — were the first in their families to go to college. They started at community college in 2008 and hoped to earn degrees. But the odds were against them. This APM Reports...

  • NPR's exciting new show featuring puzzles,  word games and trivia played in front of a live audience; a co-production of NPR and WNYC.

  • 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...

  • The year-end special features songs from their latest album, Make America Grin Again.   Now is your chance to finally enjoy the headlines you were too scared to read.  After all, the Capitol Steps won’t tell you any actual useful...

  • One of the great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges -- two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation -- get together to present a spine-tingling concert program. This encore...

  • 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...

  • A perennial NPR favorite with all new Hanukkah stories. Hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

  • 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...

  • Living on Earth's annual holiday show is back! The program features and stories from three performers about living on Earth, sharing the planet and universal themes of the season. The roster includes storyteller Jay O'Callahan, singer Denny...

  • 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.

  • On the Media explores how the media "sausage" is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. For one hour a week, the show...

  • An award-winning weekly sports magazine hosted by veteran NPR commentator Bill Littlefield, Only A Game is radio for the serious sports fan and the steadfast sports avoider. Produced by WBUR in Boston, Only A Game puts sports in perspective...

  • On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, former President George Herbert Walker Bush will be remembered in a funeral service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump, as well as former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush,...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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,...

  • 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 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 newest daily program broadcasting live weekdays from 9 to 10 a.m. The program provides context for the region’s most important news, with reporting from the WESA newsroom and in...

  • The award-winning Moth Radio Hour features the most beloved tales told live without notes or a net from the Moth's storytelling events around the country ... a powerful hour of personal stories.

    * Note that this program is for adults as...

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

  • The Pulse focuses on stories at the heart of health, science and innovation--the  work to prevent disease, preserve energy, stall death, develop treatments and build healthier cities.

  • 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.

  • Peabody and Emmy Award-winning host Ira Glass features documentaries, stories and more about everyday life.

  • This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk -- these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

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

  • Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! is a 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 entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's made up....

  • 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...