Programs A-Z

  • 1A is a show for a changing America, now airing on more than 230 stations. With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics, technology, and what connects us across the...

  • "A Way with Words" is a weekly, hour-long, national, caller-based program about language. Author Martha Barnette and lexicographer Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, linguistic heirlooms,...

  • Celebrating twenty years on the air, Acoustic Blend is a locally produced hour of folk music, blues, bluegrass, ballads, string jazz, Celtic music, western swing, and traditional old-time and country music. Rotating hosts Jim Fleet, Mike...

  • Each weekday, WBAA Content Director Greg Kostraba presents a wide variety of classical music from the 16th through the 21st centuries, including complete symphonies and concertos, string quartets, solo piano music, and a whole lot more!

  • Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Heard by more than 11 million people on over 600 radio stations each...

  • Created to enable radio stations to present the highest quality opera performances all 52 weeks of the year, WFMT's American Opera Series takes the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts schedule into consideration, making available...

  • Each week, WBAA's news team chats with the mayor of a West Central Indiana community on Ask The Mayor. It's a discussion about the most pressing civic and social issues of the day and a chance to let citizens get to know their elected leaders a...

  • International news coverage

  • The focus for Outlook is people and how their lives are changed by events, and how they in turn change the world around them. Join Outlook as we hear from the ordinary and extraordinary people who are ‘living through’ the news...

  • The world has changed since enterprising hominids chipped stones to use as tools. Today’s scientific and technological development moves faster than a speeding maglev train.

    The Big Picture...

  • CMS presents annual series of concerts and educational events for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages.

  • Classical Guitar Alive! enthusiastically promotes classical guitar-related music, performers and composers from many nationalities and cultures while integrating the work of American composers and performers.

  • Concierto is a weekly program of classical music presented in Spanish and English.  The program features classical music by Latin American and Spanish composers and musicians.

  • For a cross-section of the world’s most exciting classical music artists and a mix of repertory from old favorites to new discoveries, visit the German festival season. If you can’t do that, Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts are your one-stop...

  • Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin is an exciting daily radio program that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of...

  • Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio...

  • From the Top is a weekly radio series that showcases the nation's most outstanding young classical musicians.

  • From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata, Harmonia brings the music of these earlier periods to life, as performers of today cast new light on the...

  • Here & Now is Public Radio’s daily news magazine, bringing you the news that breaks after “Morning Edition” and before “All Things Considered.”

    Emmy and Peabody award winning Robin Young brings more than 25 years of...

  • With the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts concluded for another season, WBAA-FM continues to bring you productions from great opera companies Saturday afternoons at 1 on 101.3FM

  • Join us for live broadcasts of the entire final round of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. After eight days of competition, the 2018 Jury selected six finalists to advance into the Finals:

    Ioana Cristina Goicea ...

  • Are you looking for something beyond 60's hard bop, music programming not by artist's birthdays, and the sense that jazz is a living art form in constant creative ferment under a big tent? Then go Inside Jazz with Don Seybold each week.

  • Designed to engage audiences with timely and topical discussions, It's Been a Minute was launched as a twice-weekly podcast in June 2017, and became a weekly radio program in October. On the show, Sam talks with journalists, newsmakers...

  • John Zimbrick beings you the best in mainstream, modern jazz, filled with new recordings and classic favorites.

  • Live from Here with Chris Thile is a Saturday-night destination for audiences everywhere. This variety show features a unique blend of musical performances, comedy and audience interaction. Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Thile...

  • The weekly environmental news and information program presenting news, features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues.

  • Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, award-winning Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine of business and economics. Airing weekday mornings and evenings, it boasts the largest audience for any business program...

  • Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical program in radio history.

     The contents of the broadcast are copyrighted and use or reproduction of any of the...

  • Each month, former Indiana Governor and current Purdue President Mitch Daniels chats with WBAA News Director Stan Jastrzebski about higher education and Purdue's place in the collegiate landscape.

    Listen for new episodes of the program...

  • Waking up is hard to do, but it's easier with NPR's Morning Edition. Hosts Steve Inskeep, David Greene, and Rachel Martin bring the day's stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful...

  • America's classical conversation.

    Performance Today website

  • Explore the world of organ music.

  • Planet Money explains the economy with playful storytelling and Peabody award-winning deep dive, roll up your sleeves journalism. The team includes Robert Smith, Jacob Goldstein, Stacey Vanek Smith, Noel King, Ailsa Chang and Kenny...

  • Relevant Tones, is a weekly exploration of the most fascinating time in classical music history: right now. From up-and-coming firebrands to established artists, this series features music and in-person interviews from the hottest festivals...

  • Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. We started as a radio show, created in 1991 by host and executive producer Ira Flatow. Since then, we’ve grown...

  • Long-form interviews focus on the impact of technology on society.

  • TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create. Each episode includes riveting excerpts from the renowned TED...

  • The Score with Edmund Stone is a weekly celebration of symphonic music in film, a fascinating cultural adventure through America's best-loved art form. Each one-hour program is crafted around specific composers, film genres or themes, with just...

  • More than just talking about recipes, The Splendid Table explores everything about food: the culture, the science, the history, the back stories and the deeper meanings that come together every time people sit down to enjoy a meal.

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