Our Weekday Programs

Keeping in mind the diversity of our audience, Southwest Public Radio | SWPR programs focus on news and public affairs.


Sunrise
News, Current Affairs/Information. A blend of the latest news, music, interviews, plus tips
about travel, health, money and weather + traffic

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Today & Tomorrow
News, Current Affairs and Music. Interviews with the news makers

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The Onco’Zine Brief
News and interview with medical experts and patients. The Onco’Zine Brief is an independent, informative and educational program designed to help healthcare professionals, patients, their (professional) caregivers, family & friend, and anyone involved in the management and care of patients with cancer, with comprehensive, updated and cutting-edge health related information.

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The Home Run
A roundup of the news that matters most to you + weather and traffic

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Business News Today
The latest national and international business news, discussing the global economy, and wider events linked to the financial markets offering timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business economics and personal finance.

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Business as Unusual
Modern radio for entrepreneurs, creative minds and positive thinkers. A live radio show where it’s all about doing business, with a keen eye for news and the latest developments. Hosted by Folkert Tempelman

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The Thom Hartmann Program
A blend of diverse topics including immigration reform, government intrusion, privacy, foreign policy and domestic issues. Hosted by Thom Hartmann

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Democracy Now!
Daily independent news program. Hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.

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Global Village
A fresh, inventive mix of world sounds and styles, and a welcoming presentation. This award-winning show is a special kind of “go-to” programming that speaks to the joys of musical discovery and enlightening entertainment. Hosted by Chris Heim

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Native American Calling
A one-hour call-in talk show. The program engages noted guests and listeners in a thought-provoking national conversation from a Native perspective. (Recorded) Hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta).

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UnderCurrents
A daily, 4-hour, music-mix with handpicked music for your every day, blended with loving care. UnderCurrents brings together music fans across borders, cultures and generations.

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Our Weekend Programs

Sunrise Saturday
Saturday edition of Sunrise

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Sunrise Sunday
Sunday edition of Sunrise

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Arizona Energy Crossroads
Exploring energy issues with experts, from around the state and across the nation. Produced by Steven Ayres and Hosted by Lucy Mason

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The Janis Best Show
Fashion, beauty, health, wellness and Women’s Interest. Produced by Steven Ayres and Hosted by Janis Best.

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The Mountain Gardener
Hosted by Ken Lain

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Healthy Medicine
Produced by Steven Ayres and Hosted by Dr. Robert Zieve

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Value This!!
Produced and Hosted by Leon Kastner & Brian Kathenes

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Prescott Area Art Beat
Produced and Hosted by Andrew Johnson-Schmit

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Folk Sessions
For 14 years, The Folk Sessions (Americana Musci) has been a staple of the airwaves locally and it’s built a loyal following among listeners who have heard more than 350 musical guests. Produced and Hosted by Tom Agostino

Jazz and Wine
Enjoy the sounds of modern Jazz

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What a Week
Originally produced in Dutch for the Caribbean, this new program discusses the past week with newsmakers and journalists.

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The Week Ahead
Originally produced in Dutch for the Caribbean, this new program discusses the week ahead with newsmakers and journalists.

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Living on Earth
PRI’s Environmental News Magazine Hosted by Steve Curwood

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UnderCurrents WEEKEND
An exhilarating mix of new records and deep favorites, punctuated by street interviews, cooking and conversation. Hosts Gregg McVicar and Gabriela Castelán ease listeners from the hectic week into a playful weekend state of mind.

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Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio
From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio goes anywhere and everywhere to ask questions and get answers about cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants. Hosted by Christopher Kimball.

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E-Town Radio (E-Town) 1
eTown is a nonprofit, nationally syndicated radio broadcast, multimedia and events production company. Since 1991, eTown has produced musical, social and environmental programming to uplift and inspire listeners around the world. The eTown community comes for the music, and stays for
the message. The shows are recorded in front of a live audience, an our solar powered theater, eTown Hall. Hosted by Nick & Helen Forster.

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American Radio Journal (Lincoln Institute)
American Radio Journal is produced and distributed by the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research, Inc. The program is designed to promote the ideals of free market economics, individual liberty, and limited government through the conduct of public opinion research and related educational programs.

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State Controlled Radio
State Controlled Radio is a weekly two-hour program that chronicles and explores the world of popular music from the previous 100 years with a slant towards progressive politics and radical shifts of perspective. The program shifts from week-to-week between a hybrid interview/talk show format with musicians and artists, as well as a rotation of thematically linked musical programs that mix songs and sound bites to tell non-linear stories. Hosted by Jon Kanis.

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West Coast Live
Sedge Thomson’s acclaimed two-hour radio variety show with the top authors, musicians, thinkers, humorists, chefs, and whatever else for two hours of conversation, music and play, produced in front of theater audiences, and also from boats and trains and cafes and festivals.

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Out of Bounds
“We Have a Lot to Talk About!” The slogan sums up Tish Pearlman’s half-hour weekly arts & culture interview show perfectly.

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Making Contact
Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program, heard on more than 190 radio stations in the USA, Canada and South Africa. Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives not often heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive, creative and grassroots ways to solve problems. Making Contact’s first broadcast was in 1995.

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Sea Change Radio
Sea Change Radio is a weekly show covering the shifts to social, environmental, and economic sustainability. The show is nationally syndicated and podcast globally. Launched in January 2009, the show evolved from Corporate Watchdog Radio, founded by Bill Baue and Sanford Lewis in 2005. Alex Wise became the show’s Host & Executive Producer in May of 2010. Focusing on sustainability innovators in a wide-range of fields, Sea Change guests have included Van Jones, Bill McKibben, Stewart Brand and Paul Hawken.

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