Programs A-Z

  • Every day, host Joshua Johnson convenes a conversation about the most important issues of our time. The show takes a deep and unflinching look at America, bringing context and insight to stories unfolding across the country and the world.


  • Long-running live radio variety show hosted by Garrison Keillor, featuring comedy sketches, music, and Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

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  • Catch up on events of the day with this drive-time mix of news, reviews, and offbeat features.

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  • All Things Considered Weekend Guy Raz hosts a one-hour edition of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special — sometimes quirky — features on the weekends.

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  • A rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to...

  • International news, analysis and information from the BBC's global network of correspondents. The World Service provides news and reports on location, as well as insightful analysis of current events.

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  • "The blues is the roots, everything else is the fruits." - Willie Dixon

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  • An all-encompassing package of blues; ranging from well known and not-so-well known “masters,” to inspired contemporary artists; from Mississippi to Chicago; from England to San Francisco; the complete spectrum.

  • Established as the Boise Philharmonic in 1960. As Idaho’s largest and oldest performing arts organization, the Boise Philharmonic performs for over 50,000 people annually in concerts at the Morrison Center, the Swayne Auditorium in Nampa,...

  • Celtic Connections offers radio listeners a wide variety of traditional and contemporary music associated with the western European lands occupied at one time or another by people of the Celtic tribes and their descendants, including Ireland,...

  • “Things Happen When People Start Talking”

    That’s the motto of the City Club of Boise.  Founded in 1995, its mission is to advance open and civil discussion about critical issues affecting our community, the City Club presents...

  • We seek to improve the quality of life of many through musical expression. Music has the power to inspire, lift the spirit, ease suffering, and heal the listener. The classical guitar and its ancient musical ancestors are uniquely qualified in...

  • A nationally syndicated classical music service dedicated to live classical music programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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  • The mission of The Commonwealth Club of California is to be the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation.

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  • The CSI minute is a twice a week short program on KBSW that features events and information pertinent to the College of Southern Idaho. Listeners in the Magic Valley can find out about opportunities and efforts in their community.

  • Enlivening musical experience.

  • Dialogue, a production of Idaho Public Television, premiered on November 10, 1994. After more than 500 programs, it still remains true to its original concept: a statewide public affairs show covering issues of importance to Idahoans.

  • With host John Diliberto, a writer for Billboard, Pulse and other magazines, Echoes brings together a wide array of styles, from acoustic to electronic, jazz to space music, the avant-garde to rock. Echoes is a sound that is cross-cultural and...

  • The more nebulous, ethereal and “other worldly” side of “new age;” from Steve Roach to Brian Eno; from Robert Rich to David Parsons; an interesting and enjoyable consciousness altering musical experience.

  • Fluid Drive is an energetic mix of jazz, blues, and rock. On occasion, the show might include various hybrid forms, including world music.

  • Fresh Air is a Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues hosted by Terry Gross. 

    Gross gives interviews as much time as needed, and complements them with...

  • This series showcases the nation's most outstanding young classical musicians, whose stunning individual performances are combined with lively interviews, lighthearted sketches, and musical games.

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  • Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson  host this two-hour news magazine produced live by NPR and WBUR in Boston.  Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening, with timely, smart...

  • Idaho Music is a weekly one hour program that will feature songs, performances, and interviews of Idaho artists.

    Carl Scheider hosts the program, which also highlights opportunities to hear live music in the upcoming week.


  • The longest-running public affairs program in the west dedicated to covering statehouse politics.

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  • Troy Oppie is the host of Jazz Conversations, a radio program devoted to great jazz music, information, and jazz conversations.

  • A valued offering of jazz, past and present

  • We feature the greatest jazz artists of all time, like Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and Dave Brubeck; as well as today’s top talents, like Branford Marsalis, Diana Krall and Pat Metheny. We also like to throw in some surprises from time to time,...

  • Hosted by Kai Ryssdal, Marketplace presents business news that's in-depth, understandable, and interesting. It's news on business, economics, and money for the rest of us.

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  • Marketplace Weekend is an informative, fun, interactive program that leverages Marketplace's talent and reporting strength across all platforms.  Host Lizzie O'Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the...

  • This news magazine prepares you for the day ahead with up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of the arts and sports.

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  • Mountain Stage blends studio quality with live performance before a theater audience. Features four or five guests and is recorded with a live audience. Each guest performs a three- to six-song segment.

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  • Music from Stanley features some of Idaho’s best musicians in a live setting and on the radio. Music from Stanley consists of a series of free concerts that take place on summer Sunday afternoons at Redfish Lake Lodge near Stanley, Idaho and a...

  • On Being with Krista Tippett takes up the big questions with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.


  • On the Media explores how the media "sausage" is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and...

  • Each Saturday morning, get your coffee and tune into Open Range Radio, with host Tamara Shapiro.

    The show includes an eclectic blend of Americana, folk, rock, and country.  You'll hear artists from around the globe, including Idaho-based...

  • Outlook, a show from the BBC, is a program that illustrates the unique human stories behind global events, the arts, science and more.

  • Celebrating the pipe organ, The King of instruments.

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  • Founding host, Victor Pacania, called Private Idaho “four hours of whatever seems to fit.” That’s an apt description of how the show remains. Great music defies boundaries and good radio should do the same.

  • This satellite network was formed to provide stations with news, information, and cultural programming in Spanish and musical programs showcasing a variety of Latino formats with emphasis on Mexican folk and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. Satélite...

  • Stories and science are woven together into compelling sound and music-rich documentaries.

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  • Welcome to Reader’s Corner, a weekly radio show and podcast hosted by Boise State University President Bob Kustra. Now in its 14th year, Reader's Corner features lively conversations with leading writers, including many winners of top literary...

  • Reveal. There's more to the story...

    Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Award-winning producer Al Letson is the host of the show.


  • Explore science topics that are in the news through educated, balanced discussion with expert guests.

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  • Hour 1 – Bluegrass, “jazz”-grass and “new”-grass with such artists as David Grisman, Tony Rice and Bela Fleck.
    Hour 2 – The Grateful Dead in concert and in the studio from 1965 – 1995; including solo recording efforts from individual band...

  • Snap Judgment is a themed, weekly NPR storytelling show. We focus on presenting compelling personal stories - mixing tall tales with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic and kick-ass radio.

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  • Tune in to KBSX 91.5 fm each Sunday evening to hear specials and documentary radio programs. Frequently featured programs include Intelligence Squared Debates,

  • Story Story Night is a storytelling phenomenon based in Boise, Idaho, with live events showcasing true stories on a theme, told live on stage and without notes. 

    As a proud longtime partner of the program, Boise State Public Radio...

  • Each week a sampling from different historical musical periods, usually beginning in earlier times; Baroque and classical.

  • *TED Radio Hour will broadcast on KBSX 91.5 FM Sundays at 8 p.m. from Jan. 10-Feb. 15.

    Journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.

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