Programs A-Z

  • Peruse all of Public Radio 90's 2015 Holiday specials - scroll down through holiday offerings of Hanukkah...

  • This special program features news reports and commentaries produced by journalists ages 8 to 18 from the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. The young journalists tackle issues that affect them across the spectrum, but reports are written for...

  • Christmas programs on the radio in the 1940s ranged from variety shows to dramas to comedies... all of them featuring a generous portion of music from swing to sentimental to religious.

  • Host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause<...

  • Tomaseen Foley's special creates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a farmhouse in the west of Ireland, when neighbors gather around the fire to grace the long, wintry night with the laughter of their stories, the joy of their...

  • The 12-voice San Francisco based men's choir Chanticleer presents a program of music that spans the globe and the centuries, from 14th century England to new arrangements of classic carols.

  • The spirit of Chanukah, a holiday joyous at freedom's triumph and spiritual rededication, is richly reflected in the folk melodies and songs from countries across the globe where Jews have lived and worshipped for centuries.

  • The award winning choir from London visits St. Paul's Church for a concert of sacred music for the Christmas season.

  • Celebrate the holidays with memories, music and poetry of people who live and work in the isolation of America's outback. Featuring Baxter Black, Waddie Mitchell, and Native American singer and comedian Vincent Craig.

  • Culled from rare radio and television broadcasts starring "The Voice of Christmas"... Bing Crosby, this special program features Bing joined in duets by friends like Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Danny Kaye, Ella Fitzgerald, and even David Bowie.

  • Holiday offerings from the Drifters, the Platters, Chuck Berry, Charles Brown, Frankie Lymon and more.

  • The King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblcal readings and music from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England.

  • The 32nd annual Paul Winter Solstice Celebration from St. John the Divine in New York.

  • Beginning with Frank Sinatra singing My Funny Valentine, this new Valentine's Day public radio special includes a brief history of the holiday followed by the greatest of the Rodgers and Hart love songs: Lover; My Romance; I Could Write a Book;...

  • A tribute to Martin Luther King Jr, featuring many of his most famous speeches mixed with music from Stevie Wonder, The Freedom Singers, Jimmy Cliff, James Taylor, Nina Simone, Bill Lee/Branford Marsalis, Moodswings,U2 and more.

  • A show about words and language

  • Discover new music that doesn't get a lot of airplay anywhere else.

  • All Things Considered is a vital daily companion to people who strive to stay informed and in touch. This daily afternoon radio newsmagazine has been a leader and innovator in broadcast journalism since 1971. Hosts Melissa Block, Michele...

  • Tune in during Morning Edition and All Things Considered for Anishinaabe Radio News, a new partnership between Public Radio 90 and the Center for Native American Studies at NMU. Host April Lindala will explore Native American history and...

  • Along with the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, under the direction of Jeannette Sorrell, has performed this story of the Passion of Christ by J.S. Bach to packed houses all over the US and Europe for many years. Once again, Public...

  • A musical walk down Beale Street and other blues venues across the country.


    From the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, 

  • The wonders of scientific discovery... with a sense of humor.

  • An emotionally-charged, heart-rending, paint-peeling, splinter-kicking one hour bluegrass show. We’re all over the bluegrassical map, boldly covering such hot topics as broken things in Bluegrassland, gospel train songs, and “ain’t” tunes.

  • Blues Before Sunrise showcases blues as part of a cultural landscape that includes jump and jive, rhythm and blues, swing, doo wop, gospel, comedy, and recitation.

  • Join host Hans Ahlstrom for a look and new and recent releases in blues.

  • This radio show, produced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, promotes the best Brazilian music and culture all around the world.

  • Rich in tradition. Innovative in vision. The CSO is a musical force in Chicago and around the world. More than 150 performances and events a year.

  • Classical music presented in Spanish and English, featuring selections by Latin American and Spanish composers and musicians.

  • “Fiesta!,” says the Uruguayan-born composer Elbio Barilari, “features the hottest Latin-American music from the 16th to the 21st centuries.” Mr Barilari, a faculty member of the University of Illinois at Chicago, is at the helm for this trip...

  • Showcasing the best of Broadway and Hollywood.

  • Holiday Blues tunes to make your yuletide a little brighter. It's the best in new and independent Christmas Blues with original songs and new takes on Christmas classics.

  • A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the sho, as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

  • Holiday Readings & Remembrances are reflections on the season as told by members of Northern Michigan University and the surrounding community.

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  • Public Radio 90 listeners share their favorite and most heartwarming holiday memories and stories. Gather 'round the fire and drift into new stories, old favorites and even a little bit of song.

  • A tradition for more than 60 years, the Christmas Vespers at Hope College features Hope's Chapel Choir, College Chorus, and Symphonette.

  • A program of the many expressions of Folk Music recorded at regional concerts and performances, including music from the Hiawatha Music Festival, Porcupine Mountains Music Festival and the Marquette Area Blues Festival.