Valley Public Radio - Live Audio

Programs A-Z

  • 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 - sometimes...

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The world of classical music comes to you each weekday with Valley Public Radio's Clearly Classical. Hear selections from FM89's music library ranging from favorites like Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to lesser known composers of the classical era...

  • 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...

  • Concierto is a weekly program of classical music presented in Spanish and English. The program celebrates the Latin contributions to classical music and the rich diversity of Hispanic classical artists. Each week, this two hour program features...

  • 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...

  • 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 and the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall. The broadcasts typically air on the second Tuesday at 8:00 p...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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, challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning Edition is the most...

  • Outdoorsy is a new podcast from Valley Public Radio, NPR for Central California. We take 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 countless...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Moth Radio Hour features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props or accompaniment.  Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers.  Each hour mixes humorous,...

  • Broadcast performances by the New York Philharmonic.

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

  • 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...

  • The Thomas Jefferson Hour is a weekly radio program dedicated to the search for truth in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson. Our third president, Thomas Jefferson, was a man of the Enlightenment, a student of human nature and gentlemanly...

  • 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,...

  • 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. Each week host Joe Moore presents a mix of feature reports, in-depth...

  • 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. 

  • No longer in production, Valley Writers Read showcases readings by local authors, both professionals and amateurs. Longtime Valley educator and author host Franz Weinschenk  hosted the show, which is still available through our web archive.

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  • 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...

  • Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and what's...

  • 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...

  • Classical music for your weekend on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Valley Public Radio is proud to announce another broadcast season of Young Artist’s Spotlight. This unique program presents live broadcast performances by talented young student musicians from our six county broadcast area. In 2018 we will hear...