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Like the last set at a jazz club, the mood of Jazz After Hours is mellow but not without surprises. New and well-established jazz artists regularly drop in for a chat, and the music ranges from latest releases to jazz classics. There's also news of tours, festivals and clubs, and the best places to hear live jazz.

Jim Wilke's easy-going presentation has won the praise of jazz stars Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Max Roach, Joe Henderson, Milt Jackson, Joshua Redman, Billy Taylor, and many others who have been guests on Jazz After Hours.


For over 70 years, BBC World Service has been the globe's most comprehensive source for news. No other news source has a network of international correspondents, reporters, and producers to rival BBC. When news breaks, anywhere, anytime, BBC is there.

BBC is far more than just breaking news, though. It offers a variety of information programming, including programs on arts, sports, science, and business.

Listeners count on BBC to provide superior news and information programming because they know they can trust BBC World Service, the world's most respected news source.


Hosted By: Steve Curwood


Hosted By: Krista Tippett
Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.


Hosted By: Liane Hansen
Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition from NPR NewsSM appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. This two-hour morning newsmagazine covers hard news, a wide variety of newsmakers, and cultural stories with care, accuracy, and a wink of humor, courtesy of host Liane Hansen.


Hosted By: Garrison Keillor
A Prairie Home Companion is a two-hour weekly variety show broadcast live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota and other locations in the U.S. and around the world.


The Splendid Table is a culinary, culture, and lifestyle one-hour program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Lynne Rossetto Kasper leads listeners on a journey of the senses and hosts discussions with a variety of writers and personalities who share their passion for the culinary delights.


Hosted By: Tom & Ray Magliozzi
Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Think of A.J. Foyt telling someone how to open the car hood. Mix it all up, throw in a little Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers Brothers, and you've got Car Talk, NPR's Peabody Award-winning radio program heard by more than 3 million listeners each week.

To be on the program, call (888) CAR-TALK. Listeners may E-mail car puzzlers through www.cartalk.com


Hoted By: Kai Ryssdal
Beginning July 1, Sound Money is changing to Marketplace Money. The result? A personal finance program that is intelligent and entertaining, but also helps you take control of your financial life. Our hosts won't nag or make you feel guilty. We will offer essential, current, and credible information in a way that's fun and accessible. Join us!


Hosted By: Ira Glass
This American Life documents and describes contemporary America, but it is, quite literally, a new kind of radio storytelling. Built around the innovative personal vision of host Ira Glass, the program explores a weekly theme ¿ fiascos, conventions, the job that takes over your life ¿ through a playful mix of radio monologues, mini-documentaries, "found tape," short fiction, and unusual music.


Hosted By: Melissa Block, Michele Norris, and Robert Siegel
All Things Considered is a vital daily companion to people who strive to stay informed and in touch. Since its debut in 1971, this daily afternoon radio newsmagazine has been a leader and innovator in broadcast journalism. Through the incisive and intuitive, relevant and reflective reporting that characterizes the program, All Things Considered transforms the way listeners understand current events and view the world.


Tavis Smiley


Each week Smiley & West engage in deep dialogue in the "Hot Stuff" as they dissect the hottest news of
the moment. Listeners get to turn the tables in the "Take 'Em To Task" segment and challenge Smiley &
West on something they said. The second half of the show features "icons and issues", in-depth, 30-
minute conversations with legendary leaders, artists and thinkers - and folks on the front lines of issues
close to the hearts of Smiley & West.

Smiley & West believed there was a need to create a movement.


Hosted By: John Diliberto
Echoes creates a modern soundscape of music that draws from a multitude of cultures, traditions, and genres. Hosted by music journalist John Diliberto, this daily two-hour series of evocative, ground-breaking music seamlessly bridges new instrumental, world fusion, new acoustic, impressionistic jazz, and inventive vocal styles.