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WPBI News Holiday Programming

Dec 24 at noon and 9pm: Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
This program features stories from the NPR archives that touch on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk — these and other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

Dec 25 at noon: Tinsel Tales 2
NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales program, this is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

Dec 25 at 9pm: Tinsel Tales 3
NPR fills millions of homes each holiday with humor, warmth, and a host of festive voices. Continuing with the tradition of the first Tinsel Tales program, this is another collection of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by Lynn Neary.

Dec 31 at noon and 8pmCapitol Steps
Help say good-bye and good riddance to 2014 with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-end review. It’s all in their hour-long special of “Politics Takes a Holiday!”

Dec 31 at 9pm: Toast of the Nation
An NPR tradition every New Year’s Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is perfect for the occasion. It’s jazz that you can party to, all night from coast to coast, with countdowns to midnight in all four continental time zones. Spirited, improvised, grooving and swinging, each segment is a stop in a sequence of celebrations and contributing something new to the musical feast.


Win a Caribbean Cruise with A Prairie Home Companion

WPBI News & Classical South Florida are giving away a trip for two on the A Prairie Home Companion Eastern Caribbean Cruise, March 14-21, 2015.  Get full details on prize and eligibility in the official rules.

Use this form to enter the giveaway before 11:59 p.m. EST on December 31, 2014. We will contact the winner Thursday, January 15, 2015 and need to know that the winner accepts by 9:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.


NEW PROGRAM: TRAVEL WITH RICK STEVES

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 to Europe, and is extending his interest to global topics. WPBI News will begin carrying this program on Saturdays beginning November 1st at 6 A.M.


Listen to our new Live Stream Player

Listening to WPBI News online is now easier with the launch of our new live stream player. Click the Listen Live button to hear the live stream and find information about the news and programming.

We’ve designed it to work with mobile devices so you can take WPBI News with you wherever you go. Have a listen and let us know what you think!


WPBI News Featured Programs

 

Weekdays at 5 am

Morning Edition

NPR's Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse.

Morning Edition website

 

Mon.-Thurs. 2 - 4:00 pm

Here & Now

NPR, WBUR and public radio stations across the country are joining forces to bring listeners news and analysis in midday with Here & Now. Here & Now offers a distinctive mix of hard news and rich conversation featuring interesting players from across the spectrum of arts and culture, business, technology, science and politics. Here & Now is produced by WBUR with co-hosts Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson.

Here & Now website

 

Fridays at 2 - 4:00 pm

Science Friday

Science Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide from 2-4 p.m. Eastern time. Each week, we focus on science topics that are in the news and try to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. Panels of expert guests join Science Friday's host, Ira Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science - and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.

Science Friday website

 

Weekdays at 5:00 pm

All Things Considered

The biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment. Hoseted by Robert Siegel, Michele Norris and Melissa Block.

All Things Considered website

 

Weekdays at 6:30 pm

Marketplace

Marketplace

Public radio's only national series about the global economy and finance takes a broad view of business, covering any story related to money — most of the world's stories are. Hosted by Kai Ryssdal.

Marketplace website

 

Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Wits™

Wits is a live public radio show that brings world-class comedians, actors and musicians to the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater, where host John Moe gives them and the audience the time of their lives.

Marketplace website

 

Fridays at 7:00 pm

The Dinner Party Download

Welcome to The Dinner Party Download - an hour-long celebration of culture, food, and conversation with hosts Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam designed to help you dazzle your friends at this weekend’s get-together.

Dinner Party Download website

 

Weekdays at 8:00 pm

The World

Produced by Public Radio International and hosted by Marco Werman, this one-hour weekday radio news magazine offers a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe.

The World website

 

Weekdays at 10:00 pm

Fresh Air

Fresh Air

Fresh Air with Terry Gross is a Peabody Award-winning magazine of contemporary arts and issues. Produced at WHYY in Philadelphia, Pa., the show is known for captivating interviews with guests from literature, science, music, film, and more.

Fresh Air website

 

Weekdays at 11:00 pm

As It Happens

Tune in to this daily 60-minute news and interview program produced in Toronto by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation hosted by Carol Off for stimulating conversation with fascinating guests, probing features, incisive commentary, and more.

As It Happens website

 

Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

Bullseye

Bullseye

Bullseye is equal parts funny and fascinating. Whether you're already plugged in to the culture map, or looking for a signpost, Bullseye will keep you on target.

Bullseye website

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 7:00 am

People's Pharmacy

Car Talk

Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to leading experts to discuss issues relating to drugs, herbs, home remedies, vitamins and related health topics.

People's Pharmacy website

 

Saturdays at 10:00 am
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Car Talk

Car Talk

Each week hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi take listener calls and create an hour's worth of automobile mayhem, interspersed with intelligent advice on car repair.

Car Talk website

 

Saturdays at 11:00 am
Sundays at 1:00 pm

Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me

Produced by NPR and Chicago Public Radio, this NPR news quiz show is a fast-paced and irreverent review of the past week's news. Host Peter Sagal tests the knowledge and wit of panelists.

Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! website

 

Saturdays at 1:00 pm
Mondays at 7:00 pm

This American Life

This American Life

WBEZ's Ira Glass and a variety of writers and performers share stories in a multitude of styles: monologues, documentaries, short radio plays, found recordings, and original works for radio.

This American Life website

 

Saturdays at 6:00 pm
Sundays at 11:00 am

A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion

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

A Prairie Home Companion website

 

Saturdays at 2:00 pm

The Splendid Table

The Splendid Table

The celebration of food — how it touches our lives and feeds our souls - is at the center of this weekly culinary, culture, and lifestyle program. With Lynne Rossetto Kasper.

The Splendid Table website

See our Schedule page for a complete listing of programs