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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the financial crisis, and Marketplace has spent the year exploring how it changed America. “Divided Decade” draws a line from 2008 to the tumultuous political, cultural and economic climate America is...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • What are you grateful for? It's a more important question than you might think. "The Science of Gratitude" is a 1-hour program that explores how feeling grateful may be the true key to healthy and happiness. The program is narrated by actress...

  • 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.

  • 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...