Programs A-Z

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

Discover new music that doesn't get a lot of airplay anywhere else. The acclaimed (and Emmy-nominated, Webby-winning) program features roundtable discussions about new music, reviews, live concerts, artist interviews, guest DJ appearances and...

In-depth reporting and transforming the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features...

In this program, you're taken somewhere new in the world each month as we interview an Ozarks resident who was born in a different country.  Join us to hear about other cultures, traditions, and the diversity we have here in the Ozarks.

Every Friday morning, Randy Stewart talks with artists, performers, directors and administrators from the area visual and performing arts scene, and presents a comprehensive calendar of arts events.

As night falls on the U.S., reporters have just begun their day at the BBC to provide you news from around the world. Much more than a breaking-news feed, the BBC World Service

Broadcasting live recordings of Memphis music and its derivative forms. Each Beale Street Caravan program presents seasoned veterans alongside up and coming artists recorded at...

Imagine the Marx Brothers answering questions about automobiles. Picture Monty Python trying to imitate car noises. Think of A.J. Foyt telling someone how to open the car hood. Mix it all up, throw in a little Dr. Ruth and a little Smothers...

A nationally syndicated classical music service dedicated to live classical music programming. View our playlist below or visit the Classical 24 page for more information.

This monthly program features Missouri State University President Clif Smart discussing the implications of national and international events on the University and local community. Join us as we look at current events and public affairs through...

A daily look at contemporary issues and arts through thought-provoking, often intimate conversations. A winner of the Peabody Award, Fresh Air is known for its probing...

Friday Excursions airs a mix of new, unique, and interesting music without regard for genres and categories. A place to discover new music since 2001.

Ken Knauer brings a lifetime of love for jazz music to his Friday night hour of straight-ahead jazz and informed, enthusiastic commentary.  The emphasis is on great performers, both classic and contemporary.

Harmonia takes listeners back in history to the cathedrals, fairs, and stages of the past, teaching listeners about history as documented by musicians of the periods.

A mix of ambient, electronic, world, new age, classical and experimental music; recognized as the original, most widely heard, premiere showcase for "contemplative music, broadly defined." Read more about programs and news from the show on its ...

Stay up-to-date with the news between Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  Here & Now combines the best in news journalism with intelligent, broad-ranging conversation to form...

Geoff Green brings you the best of acoustic and instrumental jazz. He features studio and live recordings by small groups from the late ‘60s to now. You’ll hear some old standards by the jazz greats and lots of new releases by up and coming...

JazzWorks is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on KSMU's HD-2 service. This program offers classic recordings from many of the American legends of the genre, as well as new music by emerging jazz artists. Listen to JazzWorks by...

Come as we explore the music of the great jazz artists of the 1950s and 60s.  Along the way we’ll hear music from some of the most important recording labels such as Blue Note, Prestige, and Em Arcy, among others.  We’ll follow the jazz...

Living on Earth is a weekly environmental news and information program. You'll hear features, interviews and commentary on a broad range of ecological issues.

In cooperation with Springfield-based Community Foundation of the Ozarks, which has more than 40 affiliate foundations across southern Missouri, this bi-monthly program focuses on a topic that explores how volunteerism and philanthropic efforts...

The League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri brings you this weekly program, which covers a variety of topics related to the Ozarks and democracy.

The Missouri State Journal is a weekly program keeping you in touch with Missouri State University.

Sit back and enjoy great jazz each Monday night, as you may discover something new or rediscover a classic. We'll cover a wide range of artists from the up-and-coming to class jazz legends.

Waking up is hard to do, but it’s easier with NPR’s Morning Edition.  Hosts Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep bring the day’s stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and...

Prime Time Radio leads the way in exploring the issues that comprise the hottest continuing political and social frontier in America: Aging. The show offers insight and...

Rountree fifth grade students share news of what's happening at their school each month.  Rountree News is part of a Partners in Education relationship between KSMU and Rountree Elementary. 

The blues in all its forms, from early acoustic Delta blues to the giants of Chicago blues and today's leading blues artists--John Darkhorse features it all in this two-hour Saturday night show. See our playlist below, and check out the Route...

Randy Stewart hosts three hours of concert music--orchestral, chamber, solo, choral, vocal, you name it.  The emphasis is on new and recent releases, but Randy frequently digs up gems from the KSMU CD library--sometimes even vinyl!

Explore science-related topics -- from subatomic particles and the human genome to the Internet and earthquakes. Listen to in-depth discussion with scientists and others from all walks of life whose work influences our daily lives.

Seldom Heard Music began its first broadcast of Bluegrass on KSMU in August 1982. Co- Hosted by its originator Mike Smith and, since 2002, Harry Moore, Seldom Heard Music features new releases and historic recordings of Bluegrass and acoustic...

From poverty concerns to major policy decisions, this series dives beyond the headlines to provide in-depth coverage of issues facing people and organizations in the Ozarks. KSMU's team of reporters combine for 10 stories each quarter, to air...

Uncover the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another. View its website for past Song Travels guests and stories.

Hear songs from local musicians as they perform live from the KSMU studios. This hour-long event, held at noon one Friday out of each month, mixes conversation with performance. We'll learn more about these musicians and their love for music,...

A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on the riveting TEDTalks from the world’s most remarkable minds.

Producer DJ Imperial offers a mix of club/dance, hip-hop, R & B, soul--in fact, just about anything with a danceable groove.

Randy Stewart hosts a Sunday-morning hour showcasing more than five centuries of great choral music from both the secular and liturgical traditions.

Since 1982, Lee Worman has brought his love for music to the KSMU audience. His approach to programming "The Gold Ring" has been "Less Talk - More Music," and listeners can always be confident that they will hear 50+ minutes of traditional...

Local singer-songwriter Emily Higgins hosts this weekly hour of, as she likes to say in the program's intro, "eclectic musical selections from singer-songwriters, and musicians of various folk and folk-pop genres."

Providing drug and health information to consumers.  Visit the People's Pharmacy website for podcasts and more information.

Join us for a monthly radio essay by longtime Ozarks storyteller Marideth Sisco, in which she looks at the unique traditions and traits of this region we call home.

You'll hear a selection of jazz classics each Wednesday evening. Plus, tune in for the latest, as well as the hidden gems of this popular genre.

In-depth reporting, transforming the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Hear compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features. Check out the Weekends on All Things...

The program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories.

The program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories.

Find out what's taking place each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Ozarks as you plan your weekend.

Michael Feldman looks at the happenings in the past week and offers his humorous observations about them. The quiz-master invites contestants to answer questions drawn from his seemingly limitless store of insignificant (but also somehow,...

"World beat" is a highly inclusive and eclectic musical category--it's a  mixture of Western pop and rock with world folk-music traditions.  And you'll hear plenty of both on KSMU's long-running Friday night program.  Anything with a beat is...

Compelling performances from top American and international opera companies.

Each week, family doc Zorba Paster and sidekick Tom Clark team up with callers for an hour of upbeat, entertaining talk about healthy living. See the show's website for the latest.