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...

  • 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 - some. On May 3,...

  • Join us for a special broadcast celebrating NPR's 50th Anniversary. NPR grew up alongside a post-Watergate journalism ethos that shaped the media industry for decades. Hosted by Audie Cornish and featuring other NPR journalists, we'll unpack...

  • 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...

  • Fresh Air Weekend collects the best cultural segments from the weekday episodes of Fresh Air programs and crafts them together for great weekend listening. Opening the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as...

  • Breaking news. Supreme Court rulings. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 is...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • In 2020, Valley Public Radio was proud to partner with the groundbreaking personal history project StoryCorps in welcoming the organization's annual tour to Fresno and Bakersfield. While the tour's...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Time of Our Life is a special seven part series from Valley Public Radio, featuing award-winning journalist and author Mark Arax, exploring the works of the late Fresno native and Pulitzer Prize winning author William Saroyan. Hosted and...

  • 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...

  • Valley Edition is a news magazine program dedicated to issues important to Central Valley residents, from health care and government, to education and the environment. The program is hosted by Kathleen Schock. Each week the program presents a...

  • Hear local reports on the economy, government, education, health and the environment on Valley Public Radio during All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Valley Edition. 

  • In this occasional series the Valley Public Radio news team explores the impacts of the drought through the voices and sounds of Central California. We invite listeners and viewers to engage in the series...

  • 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 - sometimes...

  • Saturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, 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. The two-hour...

  • Conceived as a cross between a Sunday newspaper and CBS' Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt, Weekend Edition Sunday features interviews with newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, theologians and historians.