Programs A-Z

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

NPR's Ask Me Another is a lively hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of (and with) a live audience. Ask Me Another's entertaining melange of brainteasers and fun is a descendant of Weekend Edition Sunday's Puzzle Segment...

The B-3 Bonanza, hosted by Eric Cohen, has closed out the jazz week on a funky note since 1996. Airing Friday evenings from 9-11 pm, the Bonanza is a weekly showcase of some of the best Hammond B-3 organists both past and present.
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With the world's unrelenting 24-hour news cycle, Newshour is the program that cuts through the background noise and provides definitive reports on the big stories of the day. Newshour delivers an hour of headlines, commentary and reporting from...

A one hour non commercial radio series broadcasting live recordings of Memphis music and its derivative forms. Each program presents seasoned veterans alongside up and coming artists recorded at festivals and venues throughout the United States...

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn is a public radio show about what's good in popular culture. With a keen editorial eye, Bullseye sifts the wheat from the chaff, and brings listeners hot culture picks, in-depth interviews with the most revered and...

WAER is proud to bring you the weekly program, Common Threads, which airs Sundays from 2 PM to 6 PM.  The program, hosted by Syracuse New Times contributing editor Larry Hoyt, debuted July 6, 1997 and features an entertaining mix of traditional...

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

The Grateful Dead Hour has been in national syndication since 1987. It is the only authorized Grateful Dead radio program, and the only one with complete access to the Dead's tape library.

David Gans, the producer/host of the Grateful...

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 broadcast experience...

Jazz Journeys  is a weekly podcast where you'll be treated to CD reviews and interview segments from some of the most prominent names in the music industry. 

Eric Cohen brings you the finest in jazz every weekday evening. The masters of the past such as Count Basie, Lee Morgan, Sarah Vaughan and Cannnoball Adderley to the modern day innovators of this art form like Gregory Porter, Gordon Goodwin's...

In-depth focus on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. The only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast, Marketplace  is...

Waking up is hard to do, but it’s easier with NPR’s Morning Edition.  Hosts Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep bring the day’s stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and...

Now in its 31st season, Mountain Stage has been giving radio audiences the best seat in the house for some of the world's most renowned performers. Distributed by NPR Music and the Voice of America...

On Point unites distinct and provocative voices with passionate discussion as it confronts the stories that are at the center of what is important in the world today. Leaving no perspective unchallenged, On Point digs past the surface and into...

A weekly one-hour radio sports magazine that appeals to sports fans and sports avoiders alike. On each program, hear about the significance of sports in our culture and the drama, comedy, and poetry of athletics.

Great Sounds from Great Artists

Overnight jazz features music by the masters and new artists. The sounds on Overnight Jazz are chosen to serve you, the listener, while also giving an

entertaining, engaging tour of...

A radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures and  includes well-known names like Bob Marley, Sting, Loreena McKennitt, and Santana, along with exceptional, underexposed international artists...

Radiolab is an experiential investigation that explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. In each episode, Radiolab experiments with sound and style allowing science to fuse with culture, and information to...

Real College Radio is a diverse radio program on WAER. RCR DJ's play a wide variety of great music, ranging across a grand spectrum of present day indie bands too classic rock and roll artists.

Real College Radio brings you alternative...

How does a ball point pen work? What does science have to do with Valentine's Day? What's different about Einstein's brain? Listeners will learn the answers to these questions and many more when they tune into "Science on the Radio," a 90...

Snap Judgment tells intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people's lives. The program’s raw, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see a sliver of the world through another's eye.

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WAER listeners have the chance to talk sports every Saturday from 7 - 8 PM on SportsNight. Since its debut in late February, 1998, SportsNight has proved to be a vehicle for Central New Yorkers to call-in and voice their opinions on various...

This two hour program airs each and every Sunday morning from 6 - 8 AM. Hosted by Cora Thomas, the program features some of the best local and national talent in the realm of gospel music. You can hear everyone from Daryl Coley to the Brooklyn...

Every Sunday night from 6-10, local blues harmonica player Matt Lomeo sits in and gives Central New Yorkers some down home old style blues. Considered the longest running blues show in Syracuse, Sunday Night Blues has been supplying blues fans...

Tech Nation features the fresh interview style of Dr. Moira Gunn, a former NASA scientist and engineer, as she focuses on the impact of technology in America today. Each week features an interview, a commentary and a weekly segment called...

Hosted by John Hockenberry, the news magazine features unique conversations about topics of the day with both newsmakers and diverse voices. Because the program welcomes editorial collaboration with local stations, and incorporates content from...

"PRI's The World®" is your world revealed. It's about the events, trends, and personal tales that connect us around the globe. Marco Werman hosts an hour of surprising angles, unexpected insights, and engaging voices to illuminate what's going...

WAER is proud to offer you the exciting weekly program, Top of the World, which airs Sundays at 10 PM. The program is hosted by Mark Bostick and Connie Wailer. The show features an eclectic mix of world beat, reggae and accessible, danceable...

American Music With A Passportclass ®

Rock, Blues, Folk, Native, Americana, Funk, Electronica, Reggae, World, Dub, Roots and Alternative. UnderCurrents is intelligent, fun, and easygoing -- diving deep to reveal your past and future...

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.

During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what...

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. 

Weekend Edition Sunday combines the news with colorful arts and human-interest features, appealing to the curious and eclectic. Conceived as a cross between a Sunday newspaper and CBS' Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt, Weekend Edition Sunday...

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.  

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.