The Vinyl Cafe

The Vinyl Cafe stories are about Dave, owner of the second hand record store, and Dave's wife, Morley, their two children, Sam and Stephanie, and assorted friends and neighbors.

Gospel Flight

Join WBOI's own Dee McKinley for inspiring spirituals and songs of the church.

Side Tracks

Weekly multi-genre music program.

A Prairie Home Companion

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

Bill Littlefield, nationally known author and veteran sports commentator, hosts NPR's Only A Game, produced by NPR Member station WBUR in Boston.

Since 1993 Littlefield has provided audiences with a weekly tour through the world of sports. The show covers a wide range of sports topics, from the basics like wins and loses to issues such as racism, sexism, and sports opportunities for the disabled. Only A Game is as likely to feature a tale about a day at the race track with the residents of a retirement home as it is a story about the World Series or the World Cup.

A native of Berkeley Heights, N.J., Peter Sagal attended Harvard University and subsequently squandered that education while working as a literary manager for a regional theater, a movie publicist, a stage director, an actor, an extra in a Michael Jackson video, a travel writer, an essayist, a ghost writer for a former adult film impresario and a staff writer for a motorcycle magazine.

Award winning journalist Neal Conan hosts Talk of the Nation, the national news-talk call-in show from NPR News. Conan brings decades of news and radio experience to the program, which reaches 3.4 million listeners per week on more than 330 NPR member stations. The program features the popular Political Junkie segment on Wednesdays, with the irrepressible Ken Rudin.

Only A Game

There’s the sports world and there’s the rest of the world; NPR brings them together on Only A Game.

Combine an intelligent interviewer with a roster of guests that, according to the Chicago Tribune, would be prized by any talk-show host, and you're bound to get an interesting conversation. Fresh Air interviews, though, are in a category by themselves, distinguished by the unique approach of host and executive producer Terry Gross. "A remarkable blend of empathy and warmth, genuine curiosity and sharp intelligence," says the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Two-Way
12:12 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Julián Castro, San Antonio Mayor, Will Deliver Democratic Convention Keynote

Mayor Julian Castro his daughter Carina, 2, and wife Erica (background) greet supporters at his campaign headquarters in 2011.
EDWARD A. ORNELAS AP

Originally published on Tue July 31, 2012 12:19 pm

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