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Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon

This morning news magazine covers hard news, a wide variety of news-makers, and cultural stories. Host Scott Simon's award-winning commentaries sum up an idea or event related to the week's news. There are fresh reports from a cross-section of NPR correspondents on topics from religion to health to food to politics.

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Car Talk

Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Mix it all up, throw in a little Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers Brothers, and you've got Car Talk, hosted by Tom and Ray Magliozzi.

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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

During each fast-paced, irreverent show, host Peter Sagal leads what might be characterized as the news Olympics. Callers, panelists and guests compete by answering questions about the week's events, identifying impersonations, sniffing out fake news items and more.

program information | Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! site »


State of Wonder

State of Wonder is OPB's weekly radio magazine of arts and culture. Listen for interviews with newsmakers, previews of compelling work, and features about the influences making waves with today's makers and audiences in Oregon and beyond.

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This American Life

Each week, host Ira Glass explores a 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.

program information | This American Life site »



Each hour RadioLab takes a big idea, so big that it lives everywhere, hiding in a thousand places under different names, and we chase that idea, going wherever whim takes us. Along the way, hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich interview, argue, imagine, and discover the hidden connections that make this idea so surprisingly powerful. And the sounds you hear are as new and startling as the ideas we explore. It's Technicolor radio.

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A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

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All Things Considered

Hosts Melissa Block and Robert Siegel present breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews and special -- sometimes quirky -- features.

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On the Media

Hosted by veteran journalists Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield, On the Media decodes what we hear, read and see in the media every day with wit, analysis and savvy.

program information | On the Media site »


The Moth Radio Hour

The Moth Radio Hour is live storytelling on stage, unrehearsed and without props or accompaniment.  The Moth offers live storytelling for adults on Saturday nights on OPB.

program information | The Moth Radio Hour site »


Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment features a raw, intimate and musical brand of storytelling as host Glynn Washington takes you on a narrative journey - leaping from one person's frying pan into another person's fire.

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Live Wire! Radio

Live Wire introduces listeners to emerging and established writers, performers, filmmakers, musicians and innovative thought leaders. 

Live Wire is taped live for radio at The Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland and hosted by Luke Burbank.

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Sound Opinions

Two of the nation's most respected rock critics meet each week to interview artists, listen to performances, give the latest scoop in pop culture and review albums past and present. Sound Opinions is hosted by Chicago Sun-Times music critic Jim DeRogatis and Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot who share a chemistry that is as engaging and entertaining as the music they discuss.

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BBC World Service

BBC World Service covers breaking news along with features on arts, sports, science and business.

program information | BBC World Service site »

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