Programs A-Z

  • This special program features news reports and commentaries produced by journalists ages 8 to 18 from the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. The young journalists tackle issues that affect them across the spectrum, but reports are written for...

  • Host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause<...

  • The spirit of Chanukah, a holiday joyous at freedom's triumph and spiritual rededication, is richly reflected in the folk melodies and songs from countries across the globe where Jews have lived and worshipped for centuries.

  • The award winning choir from London visits St. Paul's Church for a concert of sacred music for the Christmas season.

  • Holiday offerings from the Drifters, the Platters, Chuck Berry, Charles Brown, Frankie Lymon and more.

  • The King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblcal readings and music from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England.

  • The 32nd annual Paul Winter Solstice Celebration from St. John the Divine in New York.

  • A tribute to Martin Luther King Jr, featuring many of his most famous speeches mixed with music from Stevie Wonder, The Freedom Singers, Jimmy Cliff, James Taylor, Nina Simone, Bill Lee/Branford Marsalis, Moodswings,U2 and more.

  • A public radio program about language examined through history, culture and family.

  • Discover new music that doesn't get a lot of airplay anywhere else.

    "Music you'll fall in love with"

  • All Things Considered is a vital daily companion to people who strive to stay informed and in touch. This daily afternoon radio newsmagazine has been a leader and innovator in broadcast journalism since 1971. Hosts Melissa Block, Michele...

  • Tune in during Morning Edition and All Things Considered for Anishinaabe Radio News, a new partnership between Public Radio 90 and the Center for Native American Studies at NMU. Host April Lindala will explore Native American history and...

  • Hosts Hans Ahlstrom and Kurt Hauswirth discuss what is happening in the area regarding arts, music and cultural events in and around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

  • Along with the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, under the direction of Jeannette Sorrell, has performed this story of the Passion of Christ by J.S. Bach to packed houses all over the US and Europe for many years. Once again, Public...

  • A musical walk down Beale Street and other blues venues across the country.


    From the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, 

  • The wonders of scientific discovery... with a sense of humor.

  • An emotionally-charged, heart-rending, paint-peeling, splinter-kicking one hour bluegrass show. We’re all over the bluegrassical map, boldly covering such hot topics as broken things in Bluegrassland, gospel train songs, and “ain’t” tunes.

  • Blues Before Sunrise showcases blues as part of a cultural landscape that includes jump and jive, rhythm and blues, swing, doo wop, gospel, comedy, and recitation.

  • Join host Hans Ahlstrom for a look and new and recent releases in blues.

  • Returning for its sixth year, WQXR and Carnegie Hall present a series of 12 live broadcasts from Carnegie Hall spanning piano recitals, orchestral concerts and stars of the opera world.

  • The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, hosted by Elliott Forrest, features live recorded performances by leading chamber music players from around the world. Programs feature enlightening commentary from CMS Co-Artistic Director David...

  • Started in 1927, "Chapter a Day" is WPR's longest running program. Jim Fleming and others read a chapter from a book each day. Genres range from works of fiction, history and biography, and are read virtually in their entirety in half hour...

  • Rich in tradition. Innovative in vision. The CSO is a musical force in Chicago and around the world. More than 150 performances and events a year.

  • The internationally-broadcast radio program, "Classical Guitar Alive," the only nationally-broadcast guitar radio program in the world, which currently is broadcast each week on over 200 radio stations in the USA and internationally. The...

  • Classical music presented in Spanish and English, featuring selections by Latin American and Spanish composers and musicians.

  • 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...

  • “Fiesta!,” says the Uruguayan-born composer Elbio Barilari, “features the hottest Latin-American music from the 16th to the 21st centuries.” Mr Barilari, a faculty member of the University of Illinois at Chicago, is at the helm for this trip...

  • Showcasing the best of Broadway and Hollywood.

  • Holiday Blues tunes to make your yuletide a little brighter. It's the best in new and independent Christmas Blues with original songs and new takes on Christmas classics.

  • A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the sho, as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

  • Harmonia is a weekly one-hour radio program and podcast. We invite you to join us each week, as today’s performers of medieval, renaissance, and baroque music bring to life the music of the distant past. Through exciting...

  • Check this space around the holiday season 2018

    2017 Schedule:

    Mon-Fri  12/4-12/22 @9:35am

    Holiday Readings & Remembrances


    Wednesday, 12/20

    10am - Paul...

  • Holiday Readings & Remembrances are reflections on the season as told by members of Northern Michigan University and the surrounding community.

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  • Public Radio 90 listeners share their favorite and most heartwarming holiday memories and stories. Gather 'round the fire and drift into new stories, old favorites and even a little bit of song.

  • A tradition for more than 60 years, the Christmas Vespers at Hope College features Hope's Chapel Choir, College Chorus, and Symphonette.

  • A program of the many expressions of Folk Music recorded at regional concerts and performances, including music from the Hiawatha Music Festival, Porcupine Mountains Music Festival and the Marquette Area Blues Festival.


  • Jazz Night In America is many things. It's a weekly radio show from three groups that have all made nationally syndicated jazz radio for many years, with an internationally renowned musician as our guide. It's a weekly concert video...

  • Holiday favorites from Ellis Marsalis, Geri Allen, Jason Moran and more, from a concert at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Locally-produced jazz show, highlighting the works of various jazz musicians and styles

  • In recognition of Hanukkah, this show is dedicated to the Jews who catapulted popular music to stage and radio from the 1900s to the early 1930s. They are some of the best known composers, and it is unimaginable how different American popular...

  • Host Jane Cisluycis takes you through the best in folk music

  • Langston Hughes, an enduring icon of the Harlem Renaissance, is best-known for his written work, which wedded his fierce dedication to social justice with his belief in the transformative power of the word. But he was a music lover, too, and...