As of February 14, 2015, WAMU 88.5 no longer offers Intersection HD-3, and 88.3 Ocean City broadcasts the same program schedule as 88.5.

WAMU 88.5 airs programs that we produce as well as programs from National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI), American Public Media (APM), the BBC, and other broadcasters from around the world. All times are Eastern Time (ET).

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Every weekday, All Things Considered hosts Audie Cornish, Kelly McEvers, Ari Shapiro, and Robert Siegel present the program's trademark mix of news, interviews, commentaries, reviews and offbeat features.
A daily update on arts and culture events in the region.
Music, TV, books, film and the arts — everything that's new in global culture.
This informative and irreverent current affairs program calls and interviews newsmakers.
This weekly current affairs program reports from locations around the world, examining topical issues from a global perspective for a global audience. This is the program where the BBC's correspondents report first-hand and in-depth on events shaping the world.
BackStory is a public radio program that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today.
Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.
This irreverent talk show hosted by Tom & Ray Magliozzi is about much more than car maintenance.
Interim host Rob Bamberger offers listeners priceless recordings of popular radio programs from the '30s, '40s and '50s.
Bullseye is a public radio show about things that are awesome. Each week on the show, host Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth discussions with personalities from the world of entertainment and the arts.
With a broader agenda than World Business Report, Business Daily brings more context to the big stories in business and economics. It includes interviews with newsmakers, key global players, and those at the cutting edge of new ideas, plus topics such as technology and innovation, business ethics, the environment and management.
Click is the BBC's flagship technology program, broadcast throughout the week on BBC One, the BBC News Channel and BBC World News.
Success stories from two women from two cultures on the passions that have shaped their lives.
A weekly news magazine offering a wrap up of the week's news, pop culture, and entertainment from different perspectives. 
For more than 25 years, The Diane Rehm Show has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times. The Friday edition includes Diane's two-hour "News Round-up."
Welcome to The Dinner Party Download, a fast and funny hour of culture, food and conversation: “public radio’s arts & leisure section.” In every episode you’ll learn a joke … bone up on an odd bit of history and then wash it down with a themed cocktail recipe… meet artists of note (for...
Each week, Discovery takes an in-depth look at the most significant ideas, discoveries and trends in science, from the smallest microbe to the furthest corner of space.
The BBC presents various radio documentaries on a wide variety of topics.
Door to Door is Metro Connection's weekly trip around the region.
The economics, science and culture of what we eat.
Bridget Kendall presents The Forum, the show which brings together three innovative thinkers from different cultures and perspectives to put forward new ideas.
Host Terry Gross opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.
Each week, From Our Own Correspondent asks BBC reporters around the world to give a personal perspective on news events in their area. It's a program that combines expert analysis with insight and anecdote from an informed, personal point of view.
This weekly business program for a general audience reports on major business and workplace issues, emerging trends, and significant personalities in global business, from many different countries and cultures around the world.
HARDtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.
This program looks at discoveries and solutions in health care, tackles issues on conditions where there are no easy answers, and examines the choices to be made by individuals or organizations trying to deliver a healthier world.
This program has thought-provoking and illuminating reflections on a wide range of personal, moral, spiritual, and topical issues.
NPR, WBUR, Boston and public radio stations across the country are joining forces to bring listeners news and analysis in midday with Here & Now. Here & Now offers a distinctive mix of hard news and rich conversation featuring interesting players from across the spectrum of arts and culture...
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
From 8 until 11 p.m., the air is filled with vintage jazz, swing, and big band recordings as host Rob Bamberger spotlights music from the '20s, '30s, and '40s.
Lesley Curwen and Justin Rowlatt get behind the headlines to find out what's really going on in this changing global economy.
Experts analyze a pressing question from the news.
Host Maureen Fiedler provides engaging and informative discussion on the key public issues of our day through the lenses of many different faith perspectives.
What inspires the people who inspire you? How do creative people create? World-renowned jazz pianist Judy Carmichael explores these questions with her guests every week on her public radio show Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired. Celebrated artists discuss their creative process and how their passion...
Kojo Nnamdi's live two-hour magazine program highlights news, political issues, and social trends of the day. The Friday edition of the show includes "Politics Hour."
Host Maria Hinojosa presents NPR's "Latino USA," a weekly radio journal of news and culture from a Latino perspective.
Kai Ryssdal hosts this award-winning, daily magazine on business and economics news "for the rest of us."
Morning business news from American Public Media.
Marketplace Weekend brings the week’s economic headlines home by looking at those matters with wit and wisdom. The weekly, hour-long program offers a mix of feature stories and segments to help people better understand the economic world around them.
Each week, WAMU 88.5's Metro Connection reaches across D.C., Maryland and Virginia to gather the sounds and stories that capture the current events, culture and personalities driving the Washington region.
Tim Harford explains - and sometimes debunks - the numbers and statistics used in political debate, the news and everyday life.
Renée Montagne and Steve Inskeep host NPR's morning news magazine.
True stories that dissolve socio-economic barriers, expose vulnerabilities, and quietly suggest ways to overcome challenges and see with new eyes.
Live from London and Singapore, the latest international news from the BBC.
The world’s Newsroom brings you global events as they happen.
On Being With Krista Tippett  is public radio's conversation about religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas.
This compelling show examines the impact the media has on our lives.
A hybrid of a talk program and a news-magazine, On Point puts each day's news into context and provides a lively forum for discussion and debate.
Outlook with host Matthew Bannister is a daily half-hour human-interest current affairs program about individuals and their extraordinary stories.
Life stories of the most interesting people in the world of arts.
A human-interest current affairs program about individuals and their extraordinary stories.
Every Friday at noon, The Politics Hour connects you to your community -- interviewing news-makers and delving beyond the headlines to help you understand how government actions affect your life.
The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today.
Sunday evenings are dedicated to special in-house productions, timely local election coverage, and experimental programming such as the patchwork of sounds of the New York-based Radio Lab.


"Q" is an energetic daily arts, culture and entertainment magazine that takes you on a smart and surprising ride, interviewing personalities and tackling the cultural issues that matter.
Radiolab is a show where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries between science, philosophy and human experience are blurred.
Ira Flatow hosts this science-focused call-in show every Friday afternoon.
From outer space to the inner workings of the human body, Science in Action tells listeners what's happening and why it matters.
Snap Judgment is a themed, weekly NPR storytelling show. We focus on presenting compelling personal stories - mixing tall tales with killer beats to produce cinematic, dramatic radio.
The Splendid Table is a culinary, culture, and lifestyle one-hour program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone.
The inside and personal story of the key moments from sporting history.
Stardate tells listeners what to look for in the night sky, and explains the science, history, and skylore behind these objects.
StoryCorps and WAMU 88.5 are teaming up to record and broadcast the stories of the D.C. region's diverse listening population.
Host Kurt Andersen takes a look at arts and culture.
TED Radio Hour, a new program from NPR and TED, is a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create.
Ira Glass hosts this show that features documentary-like stories about everyday life.
The Thought Show explores the numbers behind the news, reveals the true story about what's making a buzz on social media and offers a compact guide to the way we live.
Peter Sagal hosts this weekly news quiz show. Each week 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.
Latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide.
Scott Simon hosts NPR's weekend morning newsmagazine.
This program has covered newsmakers and artists, scientists and politicians, music makers of all kinds, writers, thinkers, theologians and all manner of news events since 1987.
Why do we do the things we do? Mike Williams searches for the extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions to inform us about the way we live in the 21st Century.
With Good Reason features in-depth interviews with leading scholars from Virgina's public universities about topics from the expanding universe to winemaking, and everything else in between.
Witness - history as told by the people who were there. Five days a week we will be talking to people who lived through moments of history to bring you a personal perspective on world events.
Host Marco Werman take an in-depth look at the international news agenda and the issues behind the headlines from BBC correspondents across the world.
Garrison Keillor recounts the highlights of the day in history and reads a short poem or two.
Our second channel, WAMU's Bluegrass Country, is available on HD Radio at 88.5-2 and online at

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Each week, host Al Steiner brings us three hours and a great mix of bluegrass, country and American roots music.
Produced in New Orleans, American Routes explores the shared stylistic and cultural threads of our nation's music and how they are distinguished, including 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.
Americana Breakdown offers music for people who like country music and plenty for those who don’t. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, host Art Hanson plays a mix of bluegrass, country, country rock and Americana.
Dave Higgs brings listeners an emotionally charged, heartrending, paint-peeling, splinter-kicking one hour bluegrass show.
Hosted by Phil Nusbaum, the Bluegrass Review presents bluegrass in an engaging, entertaining and informative package.
Produced in Oakland, Cal., Peter Thompson brings you an hour-long themed show filled with classic as well as recent bluegrass releases, background information and lots of music from the "left coast."
The Brad Kolodner Show features a mix of contemporary and progressive bluegrass with the occasional dose of old time and American roots music.
Dick Spottswood highlights the many facets of folk culture in the United States on his two hour show.
Each week, WAMU's Bluegrass Country brings you exciting and diverse programs that highlight a particular artist or aspect of bluegrass.
Bill Foster brings us three hours of great bluegrass music from the traditional to the modern — in the road, and on the edge. A familiar voice on WAMU 88.5 since the early 1980’s, Bill delves into his extensive collection of bluegrass music including LPs, tapes, and CDs each month.
Gary Henderson, 1999 IBMA "Broadcast Personality of the Year" and co-founder of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, has been involved in bluegrass programming at WAMU since 1967.
Hometown Special focuses on music from the late 1940s through to the early 1960s including everything from blues to bluegrass as well as R&B, vocal groups, country, rockabilly, gospel quartets and more. Whatever it takes to trace songs, performers, and record companies backwards and forwards through this dynamic period in American musical history.
Katy brings more than 25 years of radio experience to celebrate the music through interviews and features such as Musician's Tips and Gems of Bluegrass.
Lee has hosted bluegrass programs on WAMU 88.5's airwaves for over 25 years. He continues his tradition of spinning contemporary bluegrass for you, live in the studio, each weekday. His Saturday program focuses on the great singer/songwriters in bluegrass and acoustic music.
Mountain Stage is an internationally-distributed weekly, two-hour live performance music radio program produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting featuring some of the world’s greatest artists in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere with a live-broadcast edge. Mountain Stage blends studio quality with live performance before a theater audience. Each program features four or five guests.
Every week Mike Kear broadcasts his show, Music From Foggy Hollow, on Sydney's Hawkesbury Radio and then packages it up and ships it to us.
Host Lisa Kay Howard spins 3 hours of contemporary and traditional bluegrass and gives listeners a peek into the local bluegrass scene.
Banjo player and old time enthusiast Rosemarie Nielsen highlights the genre that preceded bluegrass; old time.
This Bluegrass Country show features a rotating cast of hosts and themes.
The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today.
Join Ramona Martinez each Wednesday at noon for three hours of traditional bluegrass and country music. From honky tonk shuffles to Appalachian fiddle tunes, you’ll hear hand-picked selections from out of print LPs and classic chart toppers.
Host Gary Henderson presents your favorite bluegrass gospel numbers in the professional and dignified manner they deserve.
Three hours of the best of the more traditional side of bluegrass music. Host Jessica Stiles will dig a little deeper into some of the albums topping the charts and throw a few old favorites into the mix.
Fiona Ritchie hosts this celtic music program.
Texas Fred the Zydeco Cowboy presents two live hours of Cajun and Zydeco music.
Archivist John Tanner presents gems from WAMU’s past, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. weeknights. Revisit old friends and hear shows from Ray Davis, Fred Bartenstein and Dick Spottswood while learning musical history from these legendary broadcasters. Monday: Ray Davis Tuesday: Dick Spottswood...