Programs A-Z

  • Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Heard by almost 13 million* people on nearly 700 radio stations each...

  • A weekly look at business issues important to mid-Missouri.

  • KBIA's Civics Desk covers issues of local and state government, including the University of Missouri System. 

  • CoMo Explained is a podcast that breaks down the big news and explains how Columbia works. Find our home on the iTunes store or your

  • Education issues in mid-Missouri.

  • Field Notes is an opportunity for the Harvest Public Media team to dig even deeper into our coverage of food production through additional interviews, on-site reporting and audience feedback.  Each segment is produced and hosted by Abbie...

  • Global Journalist is a half-hour weekly discussion of international news by a panel of journalists from around the world. Hosted by Jason McLure, Global Journalist airs at 6:30 P.M. on KBIA.<...

  • KBIA's Harvest Desk covers food and agriculture issues in Missouri and beyond. The desk is a collaboration between KBIA and Harvest Public Media, a reporting collaboration focused on issues of food, fuel and field.  The desk is headed by...

  • KBIA’s Health & Wealth Desk covers the economy and health of rural and underserved communities in Missouri and beyond. The team produces a short weekly radio segment, as well as in-depth features and regular blog posts. The reporting desk...

  • Here! Now! Imperative: not to be avoided: necessary. In a typical week, the show will cover not only all the big news stories, but also the stories behind the stories, or some of the less crucial but equally intriguing things happening in the...

  • An inside look at food, health and the environment, Insight airs on Thursdays at 7:44 a.m. and 5:44 p.m. on KBIA (91.3 FM) and at 8:01 a.m. and 5:01 p.m. on KMUC/MU Classical Radio (90.5 FM). Each on-air episode...

  • Each week, our host Sara Shahriari sits down with community members to discuss issues concerning mid-Missourians. From politics, to local art to social issues, anything that generates good conversations and affects our community is on the table...

  • A short, local newscast from the KBIA newsroom in Columbia, Missouri

  • A two-hour weekly survey of the greatest rock 'n' roll music ever, from Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, and Elvis Presley to garage classics in the making by contemporary artists. What do Buddy Holly, The Strokes, The Shangri-Las, The Beatles, and The...

  • Every two weeks Gary Grigsby produces a in-depth feature about an environmental issue of importance to Missourians. Photo courtesy of Christopher Starbuck.

  • Every two weeks Gary Grigsby  produces a in-depth feature about an environmental issue of importance to Missourians. Photo courtesy of Christopher Starbuck.

  • A monthly look at medical issues of interest to mid-Missouri and the world.

  • Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and commentary, and reviews important new music, books, and events in the arts. All with voices and sounds that invite listeners to experience the stories.
    KBIA's Under the...

  • KBIA News brings you a look at the arts and entertainment this week in mid-Missouri.

  • Hosted by award-winning journalist Tom Ashbrook, On Point is broadcast for two hours daily across the country on NPR. The show’s lively conversation covers everything from breaking news to ancient poetry, and features writers,...

  • Longtime TV host Paul Pepper brings you his deep connections with the people in the arts and civic life who make this area a great place to live. Hear "Radio Friends with Paul Pepper" weekday mornings at 8:50 on KBIA ... and, watch and listen...

  • Based in Chicago, Sound Opinions is hosted by Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, two of the finest and best-recognized pop music writers in the nation. For over a decade they were dedicated competitors at Chicago’s two daily newspapers—Jim at the...

  • 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. Launched in 1996, PRI's The World, a co-production of WGBH/Boston, Public Radio International, and the BBC...

  • Darren Hellwege and Trevor Harris interview people of note in the Columbia community.

    On Friday the show broadcasts Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre, a radio drama put on by the Maplewood Barn community theater.  On Saturday it tackles the...

  • This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 1.7 million listeners. It is produced by Chicago Public Media, distributed by Public Radio International, and has won all of the major broadcasting...

  • Three Broke Mice is a show for and by Millennials that explores money issues, economic topics and cultural phenomena. Episodes are hosted and produced by Kara Tabor.

  • Each week To the Best of Our Knowledge delivers in-depth interviews with nationally and internationally-known guests whose passion for new ideas will challenge and engage. Hosted by Jim Fleming, this interview magazine is thoughtful and...

  • KBIA's weekly look at science, technology, and health in Missouri and beyond. Find us on iTunes

  • Each week, KBIA brings you a roundtable discussion about the media. Host Amy Simons and regular panelists Mike McKean and Earnest Perry from the Missouri School of Journalism provide analysis, commentary and criticism. Subscribe to us on

  • Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition from NPR News appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. This two-hour weekend morning newsmagazine...

  • Whether revealing events in small-town America or overseas, or profiling notable personalities, Weekend Edition from NPR News appreciates the extraordinary details that make up every story. This two-hour weekend morning newsmagazine...