Programs A-Z

  • Every weekday on 89.5-1, 1A convenes a conversation about the most important issues of our time. With a name inspired by the First Amendment, 1A explores important issues such as policy, politics, technology, and what connects us across the...

  • Every weekday on 89.5-1, join the hosts as they present two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special -- sometimes quirky -- features. On the weekends, listen in as Michel Martin...

  • All This Jazz -- not All That Jazz, mind you, but All This Jazz -- delivers modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles. The program offers Miles, Monk, Mingus, Moody, McLean, and Mulligan; we play all the late-great...

  • American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program on 89.5-1, produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American Music, documentary features, and artist interviews. The show explores the shared musical and cultural threads in...

  • BBC is impartial and independent, and every day creates distinctive, world-class programmes and content which inform, educate and entertain millions of people in the UK and around the world. BBC World Service is an international multimedia...

  • Hailed as the number one US Orchestra by the venerable British publication Gramophone, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues this quarter with more concerts for Symphony Center, the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on 88.7-1.

  • C24 is heard by more than 1.5 million listeners each week on 88.7-1. It is hosted by Julie Amacher, Andrea Blain, Scott Blankenship, Melissa Dundis, Jeff Esworthy, Ward Jacobson, Valerie Kahler, Bill Morelock, Kevin O’Connor, Melissa Ousley,...

  • Each week on 88.7-1 with Jason Heilman, Classical Tulsa spotlights upcoming performances from the local symphony orchestras, ballet, opera company, and numerous chamber music groups with musical highlights and comments from the performers...

  • Take a look at the Classical Tulsa Podcast which spotlights upcoming local concert performances through extended interviews with the music-makers themselves. 

  • With the sound of a gavel striking three times, another Commonwealth Club program begins. Each week on 89.5-1, The Commonwealth Club's radio programs bring important and interesting speakers to audiences across the country. The program is the...

  • Hour-long documentary stories by some of the most experienced and acclaimed journalists in public radio.

  • Peabody Award-winning host Bill McGlaughlin enlightens, educates, and entertains you with his in-depth knowledge and deep passion for classical music on 88.7-1.  His imagination and spontaneity guides you through a new central musical theme --...

  • An eclectic mix of Folk, Singer/songwriter, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Red Dirt, and anything else we happen to like that week on 89.5-1. We also air interviews and in-studio performances by local and nationally known performers.

  • Freakonomics Radio ferrets out connections between seemingly unrelated things on 89.5-1. The program explores the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature using the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. Host...

  • On 89.5-1, this award-winning show and one of public radio's most iconic programs, Fresh Air is a weekday "talk show" that hardly fits the mold. Fresh Air Weekend collects the week's best cultural segments and crafts them together for great...

  • Fresh Air Weekend is everything you love about Fresh Air --- tailored for Saturday! Available to listen on 89.5-1.

  • A live production of NPR and WBUR Boston, in collaboration with public radio stations across the country, Here & Now reflects the fluid world of news as it’s happening in the middle of the day, with timely, smart and in...

  • Millions of people have heard Shankar Vedantam's engaging reports on social science research on NPR shows like Morning Edition and his top podcast Hidden...

  • When you read a book, you enter a different world.  But the act of reading does more than broaden our world-view; it creates empathy, and nurtures civility.  

    Occassionally in our monthly 

  • For the first 100 days President Trump's administration, hosts including Charlie Sykes, Brian

  • It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders is a weekly one-hour engaging conversation on 89.5-1 -- a timely and topical look back at the week's news, with pop culture features and...

  • Hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBride, Jazz Night in America presents live performances recorded nationwide of this uniquely American art form on 89.5-1. The program features storytelling with concert...

  • On 89.5-1, Latino USA chronicles how Latinos are living, shaping and changing America, with in-depth reporting and candid conversations, hosted by Maria Hinojosa. Celebrating...

  • Marketplace focuses on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. As the only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast...

  • Masterworks in 10 Minutes or Less is a brand-new podcast from musicologist and Classical Tulsa host

  • Music of the Masters heard throughout the day - timeless classical music from our talented announcers on  88.7-1 KWTU.

  • Each season (early December through early May), the Met stages more than 200 opera performances in New York. More than 800,000 people attend the performances in the opera house during the season and the Met also continues its hugely successful...

  • NPR's Morning Edition prepares listeners for the day ahead with up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, and commentary on 89.5-1. Regularly heard on Morning Edition are familiar voices, including commentator Cokie Roberts, as well as the...

  • Think of a museum. Any museum. Which artworks get to be displayed, and which don't, and why? Where do they keep all the unshown (or unshowable) pieces? And why do they keep them at all? And just how does one pack/ship/transport a priceless...

  • Each season the Orchestra connects with up to 50 million music lovers through live concerts in New York and around the world; international broadcasts on television, radio, and online; Decca Gold albums and digital recordings; and education...

  • On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast on 89.5-1, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration. The show opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be...

  • The American Opera Series from WFMT in Chicago is broadcasted live and recorded from early May to early December on 88.7-1. The show features great performances by various opera artist such as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, San Francisco...

  • Performance Today features the best live performance recordings from concerts halls around the world, as well as in-studio performances and interviews with an eclectic mix of guests. Hosted by Fred Child, this daily, two-hour program...

  • Radiolab, hosted by Jad Abumrad, Lulu Miller, and Latif Nasser, is a show about curiosity, an experiential investigation that explores themes bad ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. Radiolab is designed for listeners who...

  • The show covers the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff on 89.5-1.

  • “Any sufficiently advanced technology,” as Arthur C. Clarke once said, “Is indistinguishable from magic.” But the real magic in the world of science and technology comes from understanding it. Join University of Tulsa professors Jerry McCoy and...

  • There is a theme to each Selected Shorts episode and performance. Several stories are presented around each theme. The stories are always fiction, sometimes classic, sometimes new, always performed by great actors from stage, screen, and...

  • Snap Judgment mixes real stories with killer beats to produce cinematic and dramatic radio, available on 89.5-1. Snap’s raw, musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see the world through the eyes of another. "This is storytelling…with...

  • StudioTulsa on 89.5-1 features down-to-earth interviews that make sense of complex issues and offer new perspectives on topics we might take for granted,hosted by Rich Fisher and produced/edited by Scott Gregory. It's an award-winning program...

  • Swing on This is a western-swing radio program, airing at 7 p.m. on public-radio station KWGS (89.5 FM) in Tulsa. With John Wooley as host, he uses a dedicated approach to present a consistant sound in the songs he choses in the hour.

  • SymphonyCast, on 88.7-1, is a two-hour weekly radio program featuring a full-length concert by a major orchestra. Material is drawn from Europe’s premier symphony orchestras, along with U.S. orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the...

  • The weekly one-hour program, on 89.5-1, is a captivating collaboration between TED and NPR. Using TED Talks as a launching point to explore the best ideas in technology, entertainment, design and much more, each approach to every idea is...

  • Public Radio Tulsa’s event series The Give and Take is an opportunity to build community among public radio listeners and encourage civil discourse on the important issues facing our city, state, and nation, all in a relaxed setting.​

  • Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in unexpected ways. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the shows dance between...

  • The Rhythm Atlas, hosted by world music enthusiast Denis McGilvray on 89.5-1, explores the vast array of musical styles that can be heard all over the globe, from Afrobeat to Zouk. During the show, you’ll hear new releases as well as...

  • More than just talking about recipes, Splendid Table explores everything about food: the culture, the science, the history, the backstories and the deeper meanings that come together every time people sit down to enjoy a meal. Available on 89.5...

  • Consisting of mostly journalism, but an entertaining kind of journalism that is built around a plot, the weekly public radio program and podcast This American Life puts together stories that focus on a different weekly theme on 89.5-1....

  • To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning radio show where long-form interviews lead us to dive headlong into the deeper end of ideas on 89.5-1. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and...

  • Travel with Rick Steves is a weekly one-hour conversation about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is the leading authority on travel in Europe and is extending his...

  • Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program on 89.5-1. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out what's real news and...

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