Programs A-Z

  • 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 13 million people on over 600 radio stations each...

  • BackStory brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today.

    On each show, renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic...

  • For close to 80 years, BBC World Service has been one of the globe's most comprehensive sources for news. Few networks can rival the list of BBC international correspondents, reporters and producers - it's one of the world's most respected news...

  • Sit down with celebrated host Bob Edwards as he talks with the most fascinating entertainers, newsmakers, writers and regular folks with a story to tell. Al Gore, Yo-Yo Ma, John Updike and George Clooney have all dropped by the show, which...

  • Centerpiece is a series of 'short messages of insight and inspiration' written by Harvey Yoder of the Family Life Resource Center.

  • Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.

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  • Here & Now is public radio's daily news magazine, bringing you the news that breaks after Morning Edition and before All Things Considered.

  • While WMRA's Virginia Insight is on sabbatical, we're presenting

  • While Virginia Insight is on sabbatical on WMRA, we are offering a second airing of

  • Waking up is hard to do, but it's easier with NPR's Morning Edition. National hosts Renée Montagne and Steve Inskeep, and local host Bob Leweke, bring the day's...

  • 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...

  • Our Island Universe is a 90 second look at new discoveries in our understanding of what lies beyond the horizon and what it means to us here on earth.

    Our Island Universe...

  • Park View Mennonite consists of many smaller communities who relate to each other in various ways every day, who worship God together, study the scriptures, pray together, and support each other as we...

  • WMRA presents a different public radio special each week.

  • Radiolab, created by WNYC, is unlike any other program you have encountered. It is truly "must hear" radio. Each episode is an experiential investigation in sound and style......

  • Explore science-related topics -- from subatomic particles and the human genome to the Internet and earthquakes. Listen to in-depth discussion with scientists and others from all walks of life whose work influences our daily lives.

  • Second Look compiles the week's stories from the WMRA newsroom into one news magazine.

  • 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:...

  • The Spark is WMRA's own creative look at --well-- creativity. We dig into whatever people are passionate about in the WMRA region: sculpture, model railroading, costume-making, poetry, whatever.

    Please note that while we no...

  • The Takeaway is hosted by three-time Peabody Award winner, four-time Emmy winner and "Dateline NBC" correspondent,

  • Virginia Insight has a rich history of archives to peruse. From politics to culture, technology to religion, entertainment to relationships, Virginia Insight inspires understanding.

  • Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition from NPR News appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. This two-hour weekend morning newsmagazine...

  • Examine a wide range of topics with leading scholars and discover such things as the traditions of the samurai warrior, hear about the ways we pre-judge others based on their accents, or laugh at the surprising history of Hawaiian shirts.

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