Programming

KCPW’s schedule is a carefully-curated assortment of local, national and international news, culture and more. Use our searchable list below to find your favorite show or click here to check out our full weekly schedule.

BBC World Service

BBC World Service is the world’s largest international broadcaster — serving many parts of the globe and broadcasting in more than 40 languages. Its English language offerings include news and analysis from around the world and various science, cultural and human interest programs.

BBC Newshour

Get the full story from the BBC’s award-winning news and current affairs program, Newshour — the flagship news program from the world’s largest international broadcaster. This live, hour-long program is constantly updated to feature interviews and analysis of the day’s global events.

The Takeaway

The Takeaway with Melissa Harris-Perry is America’s weekday conversation. A fresh alternative in public radio, The Takeaway features critical conversations, reports from the field, and listener participation.

Day 6

Day 6 is a Canadian news magazine show that delivers a surprising take on the week’s biggest events. Every Saturday, host Brent Bambury brings you provocative stories, opinionated columnists and humorous guests.

Living on Earth

Living on Earth is your go-to source for the latest coverage of climate change, ecology, and human health. Hosted by Steve Curwood and brought to you by PRX, the show is produced from the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Q

Get ready to meet the artists you’re talking about, and the ones you’ll soon love. Whatever you’re into — be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre or comedy — q is there. Featuring the ever-curious host Tom Power.

Sound Opinions

Each week on Sound Opinions, veteran rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis interview artists, talk about pop culture and music industry news, review new record releases and give trends a historical context. Sound Opinions is where people who love music can come together for smart and engaging music criticism and conversation.

Film Spotting

Film criticism and witticism with affable hosts Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen from WBEZ Chicago. From weekly “Top 5” lists to overlooked films that matter, Filmspotting is your source for all things cinematic.

Milk Street Radio

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio travels the world to discover how food and cooking are changing lives and cultures, from $13,500 melons in Japan and computer-generated cookie recipes to the home cooking of Ina Garten and Egyptian fast food in Berlin.

Live Wire

Live Wire brings riveting, underrepresented voices to the stage for hilarious, heartbreaking, unexpected, and honest conversations. The show artfully blends an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, comedians and cultural observers. Music, comedy, and conversation, live and packed with surprises.

Radiolab

Radiolab offers in-depth explorations of science, philosophy, politics and society. It is deep-dive journalism, storytelling and sound design rolled into one and offers an immersive listening experience.

BBC Outlook

Outlook from the BBC features extraordinary first person stories from around the world. Stories from our past and present that connect us and help us understand.

Marketplace

The premier business news show on public radio, Marketplace is here to help you become smarter about the economic forces that touch your daily life through the unorthodox story, the casual conversation and the unexpected angle on the news.

As It Happens

As It Happens is the evening current affairs program the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. From the complex headlines of the day, to the weird and wacky, listening to As It Happens is like taking a trip around the globe.

The Moth

The Moth features true stories, told live and without notes and celebrates the ability of true, personal storytelling to illuminate both the diversity and commonality of human experience.

This American Life

Every week, This American Life chooses a theme and puts together different kinds of stories based around that theme. The show features compelling characters, funny moments, big feelings, surprising plot twists, and interesting ideas. Like little movies for radio.

Public Radio Remix

PRX Remix features the best stories, conversations, experimental audio and podcasts handpicked from independent creators. It’s setting your radio to ‘shuffle’ and hearing only the most intriguing sounds and ideas come out of your speakers.

Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts has a simple approach: great actors read great fiction in front of a live audience. Sometimes funny. Always moving. Selected Shorts connects you to the world with a rich diversity of voices from literature, film, theater, and comedy.

BBC Arts Hour

Curated, written and presented by Nikki Bedi, The Arts Hour brings you the best in global arts in a weekly showcase of rich arts, culture and entertainment stories from across the BBC and broadcasters around the world.

American Routes

American Routes presents a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. Exploring the cultural threads of America’s musical traditions and innovations.

Afropop

Afropop Worldwide is a Peabody Award-winning radio program dedicated to music from Africa and the African diaspora. Hosted by Georges Collinet, the show is devoted to the music of Africa and the African diaspora and bridges continents and cultures through the power of pop, telling some of the most important stories of our time along…

Zorba Paster

Laughter’s the best medicine! Zorba Paster On Your Health is a weekly health and lifestyle program that’s as informative as it is irreverent! Each week, Dr. Zorba Paster and co-host Tom Clark provide listeners with health and fitness tips to live a full and healthy life.

On The Media

The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Host Brooke Gladstone examines threats to free speech and government transparency, casts a skeptical eye on media coverage of the week’s big stories and unravels hidden political narratives in everything we read, watch and hear.

To The Best of Our Knowledge

To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. Featuring conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists — people with big ideas and a passion to share them.

Says You

Take one word, add two teams, create three definitions and throw in a live audience. And, that’s Says You!, the last word in radio quiz shows since 1996. Curious listeners know our motto: It’s not important to know the answers…it’s important to like the answers.

Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center is KCRW’s weekly civilized yet provocative confrontation over politics, policy and pop culture. Respectful debate that explores the latest news from Washington – and the state of political discourse around the country.

Le Show

Part-time New Orleans resident Harry Shearer hosts a look at the worlds of media, politics, cyberspace, sports and show business while providing an eclectic array of music along the way. Le Show is part theatrical satire, part hard-hitting news, part performance art.

BBC History Hour

Drawing on the extensive archival recordings of the world’s largest international broadcaster, BBC History Hour features historical reporting told by the people who were there.

KCPW Presents

Each week KCPW brings you an insightful and refreshing hour of analysis of the world around you. Sometimes, this is a special documentary produced in our studios, sometimes it’s a collaboration with our community partners and sometimes it’s a hand-picked piece, produced by an outside source.

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is a weekly program featuring forums on local, national, and international issues important to people living in Utah. The program airs every Wednesday at 10 AM and Saturday at 9 AM. Hosted by Anthony Scoma, the program highlights and contextualizes the forums presented by the Hinckley Institute of Politics every fall and spring semester at the University of Utah.

Behind the Headlines

KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune present a fresh way for Utahns to process the headlines. Behind the Headlines, a live weekly broadcast, examines the week’s top local stories through the eyes of reporters on the beat.

Both Sides of the Aisle

Both Sides of the Aisle is a weekly debate over politics, policy and current issues facing the state of Utah, featuring voices representing the Right, the Center, and the Left.

Inside Europe

Inside Europe is a one-hour weekly news magazine that explores the topical issues shaping the continent. No other part of the globe has experienced such dynamic political and social change in recent years. The show delivers the big stories of the week: news, politics, culture and more. From Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, which…

Night Lights

Night Lights is a weekly one-hour radio program of classic jazz hosted by David Brent Johnson and produced by WFIU Public Radio that focuses on jazz from the 1945-1990 era—a timespan that, as Johnson notes, “weirdly parallels Miles Davis on record and the Cold War.” Covering artists such as Jackie McLean, Charles Mingus, and Nina…

Jazz Time with Steve Williams

“Jazz Time with Steve Williams” features live performances, interviews, commentary, history, a local jazz calendar of events, and of course music – curated by legendary radio host Steve Williams. From ragtime to bop, from Havana to Paris to Salt Lake City, from Billie Holiday to Joe Lovano, Steve is your guide through the many varieties…

A Way With Words

An upbeat and lively public radio show about language examined through family, history, and culture. Each week on A Way With Words, callers join author/journalist Martha Barnette and lexicographer/linguist Grant Barrett in light-hearted conversation about language change, debates, and differences, as well as new words, old sayings, slang, family expressions, word histories, etymology, linguistics, regional…

BBC Business Daily

BBC Business Daily is a show about the daily drama of money and work. The show is produced by BBC Business, a global network to teach people about business and entrepreneurship and working to empower youth and solve problems around the world.

BBC Cultural Frontline

The weekly BBC program Cultural Frontline tackles stories that happen at the place where arts and news collide. The history and future of art and activism and the politics of being an artist today — hear it all during this half-hour radio program. Featuring interviews with actors and authors, filmmakers, painters, photographers, models, poets, and…

BBC Heart and Soul

The BBC’s Heart and Soul is a weekly half-hour program looking at personal approaches to spirituality from around the world. The show is often a very intimate look at individual stories of people of faith, and their approach to understanding the world we live in.

BBC Health Check

Health issues and medical breakthroughs from around the world.

BBC Discovery

BBC Discovery features explorations from the world of science.

BBC Tech Tent

BBC Tech Tent examines how the tech business is transforming the way we live and work. Hosted by veteran correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones, the show features the latest technology news, products, gadgets and deep-dive analysis from the BBC News technology team. Follow this link to learn more about Tech Tent, and to find episodes of the…

BBC Click

Click is the BBC’s flagship tech show. The program aims to be a comprehensive guide to all the latest gadgets, websites, games and computer industry news, and to serve as a space for the best debate on global technology, social media and the internet. Follow this link to learn more about the show and find…

Reveal

Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. The show presents original work from CIR’s team along with various partners: stations, producers, web sites, journalism centers and reporters from around the world. Reveal finds out what’s going on behind the scenes, hidden from public view.

The New Yorker Radio Hour

The New Yorker Radio Hour is a program you will look forward to curling up with every weekend. David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, is joined by the magazine’s award-winning writers in a weekly hour of radio that will both delight and inform. The New Yorker Radio Hour features a mix of profiles,…

Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio ferrets out connections between seemingly unrelated things. The program explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—using the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. Host Stephen J. Dubner discovers “the hidden side of everything” in interviews with Nobel laureates and…

In the Hive

From local politics, to arts and culture, to history, the environment and beyond, “In the Hive” explores the issues and ideas that tie Utah together.

The Fifth Floor

From the home of the World Service’s language services, host Faranak Amidi takes a weekly tour of the 5th floor in the BBC’s New Broadcasting House, London, to reveal a new perspective on the stories of the week and uncovers surprising, insightful and sometimes outlandish stories. Follow this link to learn more about the show…

The Daily

Hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by The New York Times’ newsroom, The Daily brings listeners the biggest stories of our time, told by some of the best journalists in the world. The half-hour program focuses on just one or two stories each weekday, offering listeners a deep, textured portrait of the characters and human…

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