Programs A-Z

  • Note:  As of winter 2018, Ted Quanrud has retired from doing this show, for health reasons,  We hope to have a retrospective posted soon.  

    Programmed almost exclusively from the host’s personal collection, A Little Night Music<...

  • A Way with Words is a lively public radio show and podcast about language and linguistics with callers from all over. We cover slang, new words, word origins and etymology, regional English and dialects, English as a second language, speech,...

  • Acoustic Café is a two hour weekly radio show, and an independent media production of RDR Radio, LLC. The program is produced and hosted by Rob Reinhart, who started the show in 1995. 

    Each week, listeners around the globe tune in to...

  • All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Every weekday the two-hour show is hosted by Audie Cornish

  • American Routes is a two-hour weekly excursion into American music, spanning eras and genres -- roots rock and soul, blues and country, jazz, gospel and beyond.

  • 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...

  • BirdNote is a nonprofit radio program dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats. BirdNote shows are two-minute vignettes that incorporate the sounds of birds with stories that illustrate their way of life.

  • Fargo-based chef Tim Rosendahl joins the hosts of Main Street with a weekly topic about food.

  • Classical music and occasional updates on classical music events in our region

  • What do Chopin and Corelli have in common with Chick Corea and John Corigliano? Listen to Composers Datebook and find out!

    Composers Datebook is a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage, and entertain listeners with timely...

  • Sitting Bull to Phil Jackson, cattle to prairie dogs, knoefla to lefse. Dakota Datebook radio features air weekdays at 6:42 am, 8:42 am, 3:50 pm*, 5:44 pm, and 7:50 pm* CT on Prairie Public.

  • Millions of Americans served in World War I — soldiers, sailors , nurses — and many at home provided support, suffered scarcities, and grieved for loved ones lost. The United States entered the Great War 100 years ago on April 6. Prairie Public...

  • Focus on great jazz musicians.

  • DreamFarm Radio, hosted by Julie Lavender, is an intimate look inside both the abstract and analytical creative process of special guest musicians. DreamFarm Radio steps over the boundaries of musical genres to explore a broad range of Jazz...

  • Hosted by John Diliberto, Echoes seamlessly bridges new instrumental, world fusion, new acoustic music, and impressionistic jazz

  • E-town is an exciting weekly broadcast featuring live performances from many of today's top musical performers as well as conversation and information about the world around us.

  • The Folk Alley playlist is created by senior host, Jim Blum, and Folk Alley Music Director Linda Fahey and features a distinctive blend of the best of singer/songwriter, Celtic, acoustic, Americana, traditional, and world sounds.

  • On “Friday Night Swing,” volunteer host Lloyd Anderson plays an hour of big band, jazz and classic rhythm and blues recordings designed to get the weekend started.

    “I like variety,” Anderson says. “On a given night you may hear Sonny...

  • From the Top is America’s largest national platform celebrating the stories, talents, and character of young classically-trained musicians. Through live events, NPR and video broadcasts, scholarships, and arts education programs, we empower...

  • Hear it Now was Prairie Public’s weekday live interview program from 1999 to 2011. With new focus and new co-hosts, the program has been remodeled as Main Street. Find all Main Street content ...

  • Hearts of Space is a weekly radio show featuring music of a contemplative nature drawn largely from the ambient, new-age, and electronic genres, while also including classical, world, Celtic, experimental, and other music selections. For many...

  • Host Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the movements they built.

  • Inside Energy is a collaborative journalism initiative among public media with roots in Colorado, Wyoming, and North Dakota. Our distinctive storytelling focuses on the critical intersection of people and power.

  • Insight Daily is a two-minute daily module of insightful features highlighting popular culture creators. From David Baldacci to Elton John to Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader, Insight Daily delivers entertaining and informative glimpses into the...

  • Prairie Public’s own Mike Olson spins roots, rock, and jazz like no other radio personality when he hosts Into The Music on weekdays 9-10am  and noon-6pm CT. Take an excursion into music that spans eras and genres. Have a question? Send Mike a...

  • Jazz After Hours is a late night jazz radio show hosted by Jeff Hanley.

  • Mainstream and contemporary jazz.

  • JazzWorks is classic recordings by many of the legends of American music. New music by emerging artists from all over the world, presented by hosts who know the music and the artists.

  • This series of radio reports looks at the criminal justice system, in particular the way that people with mental health and addiction problems end up in jail.  A discussion is currently under way — is this best for the people affected?  Is it...

  • 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...

  • Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is the weekly environmental news and information program distributed by Public Radio International. Every week approximately 250 Public Radio stations broadcast Living on Earth's news, features, interviews,...

  • Main Street, hosted by Doug Hamilton and with contributor Ashley Thornberg, keeps its finger on the pulse of Prairie Public's broadcast region. Find the Main Street archives here.

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  • Main Street weekend is a compilation of the best of the previous week's Main Street programs with Doug Hamilton and Ashley Thornberg.

  • Noted for its timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business and the economy, Marketplace raises the economic intelligence of the country through the unorthodox story, the casual conversation and the unexpected angle on the news.

  • Television producer Matt Olien doubles as Prairie Public's resident movie critic, and uses his background in film studies and extensive knowledge of movie history to review a current film. Stay tuned until the end, where he's quizzed with...

  • Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge, and occasionally amuse. Morning...

  • For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced in West Virginia and distributed by NPR, each two hour episode can be heard every week on more than 150 stations across America, and around the...

  • Chuck Lura has a broad knowledge of "Natural North Dakota" and loves sharing that knowledge with others. Since 2005, Chuck has written a weekly column, “Naturalist at Large,” for the Lake Metigoshe Mirror, and his “The Naturalist” columns...

  • Since 1989, Notas Latinas has been your connection to the vibrant rhythms of today’s newest Latino hits as well as yesterday’s favorites.  The playlist “rocks” with mariachi, norteño, pop, banda, tropical, Tejano, and grupero music.  Enrich...

  • On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What...

  • Plains Folk is a commentary devoted to life on the great plains of North Dakota. Written by Tom Isern of West Fargo, North Dakota, and read in newspapers across the region for years, Plains Folk venerates fall suppers and barn dances and...

  • Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening. That’s what we’re going for at Planet...

  • Tune in Sundays at 5 pm CT for a fresh variety of radio programs—a new one each week!

    View past and upcoming episodes below.

  • Host Scott Prebys describes “Prebys on Classics” as an integration of a rich and varied repertoire of classical music with brief comments meant to enhance the listening experience. “Classical music belongs to all of us,” he says, “and I hope to...

  • The weekday host of Prebys on Classics is also up on jazz. As a percussionist, in demand at festivals across the U.S. and Canada, he is up on the old and new, and shares the music with us.

  • When you take the Saturday Evening Blues Cruise with Mike, you’ll have a good time and maybe learn more about the blues. From the old acoustic 78′s through Memphis, Chicago, Jump Blues and the newest blues innovators, Mike knows a lot and has a...

  • Michael Feinstein uncovers the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another.

  • Sound Beat is a daily, 90 second show highlighting the holdings of the Belfer Audio Archive. The Belfer is part of the Syracuse University Libraries, and is one of the largest sound archives in the United States. Each SB episode...

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