Local Shows from WFDD

Nationally Syndicated Shows

All Things Considered

Hosted by Michael Burke

Triad Arts: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 5:44 pm
WFDD Business Report: Fridays at 5:30 pm

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 quirky - features.

American Routes

American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. 


Ask Me Another

Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of house musician Jonathan Coulton, and rambunctious trivia games, all played in front of a live audience.

Car Talk - The Best Of Car Talk

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 Brothers, and you've got Car Talk, NPR's Peabody Award-winning radio program heard by more than 3 million listeners each week.  

Fresh Air

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


Here and Now

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 a fast-paced program that updates the news from the morning and adds important conversations on public policy and foreign affairs, science and technology, and the arts: film, theater, music, food, and more.


Marketplace gives in-depth focus on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets. 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. 

Marketplace Weekend

Our mission is simple: Marketplace Weekend will connect you to the world of money.

What does that mean? We’re going to explore all parts of our economic world. What's happening here, around the world, in your wallet and in your life. My philosophy is that money is a prism through which we see ourselves. The choices we make – or have to make – with it, tell us about who we are as individuals, families, countries, societies.

On Point

Hear provocative voices and passionate discussion as Tom confronts the stories that are at the center of what is important in the world today. Leaving no perspective unchallenged, On Point digs past the surface and into the core of a subject, exposing each of its real world implications.

On Point website

Performance Today

Featuring timely recordings that can't be heard anywhere else, recent performances by the great artists of our time and by the next generation of classical artists, from concert halls around the globe. Plus interviews and performances from the APM studios, and from concert stages around the country, along with classical music news and features.


Follow a portal to another world -- where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. 

RadioLab website

Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions is a one-stop-shop for smart and engaging music criticism and conversation.

Each week, hosts and nationally respected rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis talk about pop culture and music industry news, interview artists and bands, review new record releases, and highlight their all-time favorite rock and roll.

Studio 360

Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 from PRI and WNYC is a smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts.

Each week, Kurt Andersen introduces you to the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy — so let Studio 360steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life.

Sunday Baroque

Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Sunday Baroque offers great performances of their work by yesterday's and today's best performers.

Sunday Baroque website

TED Radio Hour

TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions and new ways to think and create.

Each episode includes riveting excerpts from the renowned TED stage where some of the world's deepest thinkers and innovators are invited to give the 18-minute "talk of their lives."

The Diane Rehm Show

Each week, listeners across the country and around the world tune in for a lively mix of current events and public affairs programming that ranges from hard news analysis of politics and international affairs to in-depth examinations of religious issues, health and medical news, education and parenting.

The Diane Rehm Show website

The Dinner Party Download

The Dinner Party Download is a show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you A Prairie Home Companion and Marketplace. Think public radio-meets-Vanity Fair.

The Tavis Smiley Show

The Tavis Smiley Show is a high-energy exchange of views, information, and insight hosted by Tavis Smiley. The one-hour weekly show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations, along with feature reports and regular commentators Cornel West, Connie Rice, Deroy Murdock, Omar Wasow, Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Rachael Ross, Kathryn Lopez, Antonio Gonzalez, Jonathan Walton and George Johnson.

The World

PRI's The World is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe.

The World's website

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. 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 what's made up.

Lose the lightning fill-in-the-blank round on Saturday? No worries!  There's a second chance to hear Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! every weekend -- Sundays at 2 p.m.

Weekend Edition Saturday

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.

Weekend Edition Sunday

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.