Programs A-Z

The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, leads a conversation about the state of our collective mental health and the ways in which our helping professions are either aiding or getting in the way of our cultural well-being. With so many...

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

Host Glenn Horn has a keen ear for great music. Tune in for classic standards and the newest in progressive bluegrass, and related acoustic music every Thursday, from 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm. 

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...

Nobody's really sure, but we think Jon Iverson started hosting this program, formerly called The Last Jazz Show, on Tuesday nights at KCBX sometime around 1980. A refugee from free-form FM rock radio, he quickly dove into the KCBX jazz library...

This award-winning 13-part series of half-hour shows features the “bioneers” – social and scientific innovators with breakthrough solutions for people and planet. Cutting edge – charismatic – provocative – hopeful. These are the ardent voices...

Sit down with celebrated host Bob Edwards as he talks with the most fascinating entertainers, newsmakers, writers and regular folks with a story to tell. Al Gore, Yo-Yo Ma, John Updike and George Clooney have all dropped by the show, which...

Janelle Younger features mostly acoustic, handmade, and homespun music. You’ll hear singer-songwriters, live music, local performers, and lots more. Tune in to check out the best new music, and get re-acquainted with some old favorites every...

KQED's statewide radio news program, providing daily coverage of issues, trends and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population.

Casa Babylon is an eclectic music program which aims to look at the various modern and traditional musical movements in the American continent and beyond. The name, Casa Babylon, is taken from Mano Negra's seminal 1994 recording titled "Casa...

Central Coast Voices addresses the many ramifications of change and how today's choices will affect tomorrow's community. This program is an extension and production of "Action for Healthy Communities" an organization committed to identifying...

Citizen Sound with Shawn Hafley pays homage to the golden era of FM radio -- exploring genres, eras, themes, deep tracks and music often overlooked just waiting to be discovered for the first time or once again. Hear Citizen Sound every Sunday...

Country music like you've never heard it before. Once upon a time…the folklorists and cultural anthropologists used to denounce (diss) singers like Joan Baez and the Kingston Trio as being “Citybilly,” inauthentic for not learning the songs...

Classical music from far and wide with your host Rob Kimball. Listen every Wednesday from 8:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

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Join John Pillow each week for chamber music from the Renaissance through the 20th Century, centered around the first Viennese school of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. The Final Vinyl Hour will on occasion feature vintage recordings...

Step into the Club every Friday evening for a sampling of music from "The Jazz Age" with Guy Rathbun. Across the spectrum of pop and jazz from the late teens to the early 1930s, this weekly series invites you the share in the talents and tales...

Ease into your Sunday evening with host Gene Strohl, who takes you on his "parade" through the kingdom of classical music. Each program explores a theme within classical music from the last two centuries. 

CounterSpin, a weekly radio show from FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting), provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Hosted by Janine...

A daily progressive, nonprofit, independently syndicated program of news, analysis, and opinion.

Contact Democracy Now
888-999-3877
www.democracynow.org...

“Ears On Art” began in earnest on April 1, 1999 with a half hour a month broadcast. Things have changed considerably since then. We have changed times and format, but the founding purpose has remained the same.

Deb and Neal alternate as hosts of a show that will send you into a groove with the best in acoustic and electric blues. Join us every Saturday night to celebrate the Blues.

Keep your Saturdays energized with mid-day jazz that embodies the spirit of freedom, the essence of jazz, and the joy of dance. Tune in for jazz tinged with world, funk, blues, r&b, fusion and even a little classical now and then.

Opening the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.

This weekly show, produced and hosted by Guy Rathbun, is devoted to political, social, economic, ecological, philosophical and religious ideas.

The series has been broadcast on KCBX, and podcast on NPR.org for the past 10 years. It has...

Issues & Ideas is a radio magazine of issues, people, places and events in our community (oh, and ideas, too!). You might hear a conversation with a scientist doing cutting edge research at UCSB, or join a discussion with your local school...

Since 1980, Fred Friedman has enjoyed playing a wide variety of jazz from the '50s all the way up to the present, even playing a little blues, r&b, pop or other styles every now and then. He loves to hear from his listeners and playing...

Jazz Overnight features a selection of tunes hand-picked from the KCBX library by our music director, Neal Losey. New and old vocals and instrumentals, from the classics to the obscure, keep you grooving though the wee hours every night of the...

A weekly storytelling program featuring storytellers and musicians from around the world.

Contact Katz Pajamas
Michael Katz
P.O. Box 91316
Santa Barbara, CA 93196
Email: mkatzstory...

Craig Russell and Jill Anderson host a weekly glimpse into the recording archives of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Monterey County performing arts organizations. In addition to outstanding moments from concerts past, we’ll learn about...

We are very excited for the launch of KCBX News this March. Listen for our local updates during NPR's All Things Considered each weekday. Later this summer, our local coverage expands to

A show featuring classical guitar in its many forms. This show particularly emphasizes new guitarists and new pieces. Tune in for a musical discussion about classical guitar, artists and interviews.

A weekly, hour-long romp through the worlds of media, politics, sports and show business, leavened with an eclectic mix of mysterious music.

Contact Le Show
Harry Shearer
119 Ocean Park Blvd....

National Radio Project produces Making Contact, an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Ireland.

Making Contact is committed to...

Marketplace, hosted by Kai Ryssdal, is the only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast. Marketplace is noted for its timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economics and personal finance. The 30...

The Morning Cup is a program that is all about good music. Good music of all types. The show starts with a solid dose of Jazz and then spreads out from there. You will hear some of the great new artists from today as well as legends from the...

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...

Explore music from around the world every Sunday night. Jim Dee and Andy Zink guide you on audio adventures to locales far and near, playing traditional and contemporary international music that is both compelling and tantalizing.

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Take a ride on the Night Train every Saturday night with hosts Neal Losey and JT de la Torre as they give you the best sounds of soul, funk, and R&B. The show will focus mainly on American Black pop music from the 1950s to the 1980s, as...

Described as a cultural "phenomenon" by the New York Times, On Being with Krista Tippett is a Peabody and Webby Award-winning weekly program that engages listeners across the spectrum of belief and non-belief in conversation about life’s...

Piano Jazz Rising Stars, hosted by pianist Jon Weber, launches on January 3, 2012.  This 13 week series highlights the jazz legends of tomorrow, and follows the winning combination of talk and music heard on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz for...

Join "Little Robbie" Kimball for a little bit of country, alternative folk, and other eclectic picks from Rob's own collection. If your tastes in music just can't be pigeonholed, you'll love these two hours of surprising musical diversity every...

A Prairie Home Companion is a two-hour weekly variety show offering a quirky blend of comedy sketches, topical subjects and music. Musical guests range from legends like Emmylou Harris and Taj Mahal to church choirs, rockabilly bands, and...

Radiolab explores big ideas in science (and beyond) through conversation, storytelling and sound. Radiolab is an investigation. Each episode is a patchwork of people, sounds, stories and experiences...

Early Jazz, New Orleans, Chicago, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie, Western Swing, Rockabilly & more....

Carl Sonny Leyland was born & raised on the South Coast of England, growing up close to the city of Southampton. As...

RITMO Y SABOR! ... Join Jimmy for the beautiful sounds of salsa and Latin jazz every Friday, from 10:00 PM until 1:00 AM.  

Join Larry Rutter for a bit of classical music to start your weekend.

Selected Shorts presents some of the finest artists in American theater and screen reading short fiction by classic, contemporary and bold new writers. Selected Shorts is a weekly public...

Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Some of the greatest hits of the baroque include Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concertos,...

Classical music host Ilona Stone brings you an afternoon of beautiful music from across the centuries.

Join Ilona every Sunday from 2 pm until 4 pm.

An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.

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