Programs A-Z

  • With a name that nods to the First Amendment, 1A is a daily show that encourages listeners to “speak freely” and stay connected – in an increasingly disconnected world. 1A provides a platform for Americans of all stripes to...

  • This July 4, America's national Independence Day celebration broadcasts live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning TV personality Tom Bergeron and NPR's Korva Coleman, the event features performances from...

  • 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 commentaries, interviews, and special - someOn May 3,...

  • Featured interviews and performances from top artists, direct from FM89's Bonner Performing Arts Studio.

  • A series of live, community forums about important local issues. The events are held before a live audience at Valley Public Radio's new Clovis broadcast center.

  • Valley Public Radio, in partnership with the Fresno Philharmonic and the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert series will air a new special series celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest composers of all time....

  • Hear some of today’s finest classical music performers on the most famous stage in America, in this special 13-week broadcast run. Produced by New York Public Radio, and hosted by Jeff Spurgeon and John Schaefer (with occasional special guest...

  • Hosted by Lisa Simeone and produced by Marty Ronish, the weekly two-hour Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcast offer a unique format that includes dynamic and innovative content to...

  • Classical 24 is a nationally syndicated classical music service dedicated to live classical music programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. C24 hosts carefully craft each broadcast. Lively, engaging, and knowledgeable, they illuminate the...

  • The classics come alive after dark with host Peter Van De Graaff on Classics All Night. You’ll hear sweet and soothing selections perfectly suited for late night and early morning listening, and many of your classical favorites. Hear it...

  • California’s San Joaquin Valley is home to more than just farms and fields. It's also home to many of the state's veterans. In the special series, funded in part by Cal Humanities, Valley Public Radio will document the lives of local veterans...

  • Classical music from Spanish & Latin American composers & performers

  • In 2012, California made history when it became the first U.S. state to declare that clean drinking water is a human right. But five years later, nearly 300 communities still shouldn’t drink their water, according to new state data—and more...

  • Early Music Now with Sara Schneider is a one-hour program showcasing music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque: from sonorous medieval chant and polyphony to delightful renaissance madrigals, dances, and consort music to...

  • Join KQED's Mina Kim for a statewide edition of Forum, featuring discussion about  current affairs in California through the lens of race, justice and equality. The program can be heard on Valley Public Radio Fridays from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m...

  • Opening 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 interviewer is known...

  • Hear recorded broadcast performances of the Fresno Philharmonic from the stage of the William Saroyan Theatre. The broadcasts typically air on the second Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. following the orchestra's...

  • Supreme Court rulings. Breaking news. Thoughtful interviews. A live production of NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening in the...

  • A look at the world you can’t see. NPR’s Invisibilia – a show about human behavior co-hosted by Lulu Miller, Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin. Invisibilia (Latin for all the invisible...

  • National protests. Global pandemic. Economic recession. The world is hurting right now, and we need to talk about it. How can you process everything, when it feels overwhelming? NPR's Sam Sanders will guide you through this moment with his...

  • NPR Music, Member Station WBGO, and Jazz at Lincoln Center unite to create the next generation of jazz programming from public radio.

    Hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBride, Jazz Night in America presents...

  • You can now listen to your favorite classical music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with Valley Public Radio's new KVPR Classical audio stream. Featuring hosts from the nationally acclaimed 

  • NPR's Latino USA with Maria Hinojosa, produced by the Futuro Media Group, is the longest running Latino-focused program on U.S. public media. In 2014, the program won a prestigious Peabody Award. Latino USA...

  • Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, Left Right and Center is KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable...

  • Marketplace is public radio's daily magazine on business and economics news "for the rest of us." Helmed by Kai Ryssdal, our flagship program examines what the day in money delivered, through...

  • Marketplace Morning Report (MMR) is produced by the same award-winning staff of Marketplace. Bringing you the morning business news “for the rest of us” in the time it takes you to drink your first cup of joe, MMR is a great way to start your...

  • From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), 

  • 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,...

  • Outdoorsy was a podcast from Valley Public Radio, and is longer in production. The podcast takes you to wild places in the middle of California and introduce you to the people who explore them.

    This part of the Golden State is home to...

  • This year Valley Public Radio presents eight broadcasts from last year’s 2014/2015 season of the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series. For 44 years, the series has brought some of the world’s most acclaimed pianists and organists to...

  • Philosophy Talk celebrates the value of the examined life. Each week, our host philosophers invite you to join them in conversation on a wide variety of issues ranging from popular culture to...

  • In a new special series, Fresno Philharmonic music director Rei Hotoda joins us to explore the ways in which music deals with adversity, isolation, and connection. Each week, we’ll focus on a different theme, while we listen to inspiring...

  • 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...

  • Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the trusted source for news about science, technology, and other cool stuff. Each week host Ira Flatow mixes it up with people in the know and those...

  • StarDate is the public education and outreach arm of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. Our radio program airs daily on almost 300 stations nationwide including Valley Public Radio. It’s the perfect radio companion for fans of...

  • UPDATE 3/11/20: Out of an abundance of caution due to the Coronavirus situation, the StoryCorps San Joaquin listening event previously scheduled for March 19, 2020 has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled to a new date later in the year. 

  • A special broadcast from Valley Public Radio featuring true stories told live before audiences in the San Joaquin Valley.

  • Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Some of the greatest hits of the baroque include Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concertos, George Frideric Handel’s...

  • Enjoy jazz classics and new recordings on Sunday nights from 9:00 PM - midnight with host David Aus. 

  • Are you a curious and imaginative listener, interested in fresh approaches to old problems and new ways to teach and learn? Each episode of TED Radio Hour includes excerpts from the renowned TED stage, where some of the world's deepest thinkers...

  • The California Report provides daily coverage of issues, trends, and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population. It is carried by more than 30 public radio stations from...

  • Broadcast performances by the New York Philharmonic.

    You can find information about the material heard on recent broadcasts at NYphil.org.

  • The Other California is a new podcast launching in fall 2020 featuring placed-based storytelling focused on the small towns of California’s agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley. The Other California will tell the stories of people who live in...

  • Fans of the NPR Politics Podcast have a new appointment for must-hear radio. The same team of hosts behind the hit podcast - including the valley’s own Tamara Keith, Scott Detrow and Asma Khalid - are bringing their talents to the broadcast...

  • In a brand new special series from Valley Public Radio, award-winning journalist and author Mark Arax offers a special perspective on our times, viewed through the lens of writer William Saroyan. 

    Each week, Valley writers will read a...

  • Think is a national call-in radio program, hosted by acclaimed journalist Krys Boyd and produced by KERA — North Texas’ PBS and NPR member station. Each week, listeners across the country tune in to the program to hear thought...

  • Hosted by Ira Glass, This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.2 million listeners every week. It is also often the most popular podcast in the country, with another 2.4 million...

  • Each week listeners join award-winning host Fiona Ritchie to explore the evolving Celtic musical traditions of Europe and North America. In addition to well-known artists and selections, Ritchie introduces curious listeners to Celtic influences...

  • Travel with Rick Steves is a fun, hour-long, practical talk show with guest experts and questions from travelers. This weekly program is a lively conversation between travelers and the experts as we learn to explore our world smartly, smoothly,...

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