WYPL Radio Programs


Please see Program Schedule for play times.

AfricaLink
DW’s AfricaLink radio programs provides news and information on the latest developments in Africa, as well as on important international and German issues. Past show podcasts can be found here.

Blues in the Basement
The blues served in a way that is educational, enlightening, honest to the culture and funny! Listen to past and current shows here.

Book Talk
Author interview program. Listen to podcasts at the Book Talk blog.

Books on the Air
Book selections are read on the air. Visit the WYPL Books & More blog to find out the current reading selections:

  • African-American Lives & Literature
  • Best-Sellers
  • Biography
  • Classics
  • Mystery and True Crime
  • Self Help
  • Southern Authors

Classical Guitar Alive – Syndicated
Classical Guitar Alive is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the love of classical music with the guitar to the widest possible audience, and in innovative ways that have the greatest impact and benefit to all. Classical Guitar Alive reaches and serves local, national, and international communities with many innovative projects and programs that are not repeated elsewhere. (Classical Guitar Live Website and Podcasts)

Eye on Vision
Show for those with Visual Impairment. Find out more and listen to podcasts of shows at the Eye on Vision blog.

The Funky Politics
The Funky Politics is a weekly confrontation about politics, policy and popular culture. It creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs.  Funky Politics Website and Podcasts

Memphis Music Collection
Listen to Memphis Music selections.

  • The Memphis ’60’s
  • The Memphis ’70’s
  • Memphis Gospel Music
  • Stax and Hi (Soul) Music
  • Sun Studios
  • Current Memphis Music
  • The Memphis Blues

Neighborhood Connect

A show produced by the City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development. Hear podcasts of current and past shows.

News & Magazines
Listen to newspapers and magazines read on the air, or listen to radio broadcasts of news programs:

  • Action News 5
  • The Commercial Appeal – Volunteer Reading (Live)
  • NBC Nightly News
  • USA Today – Volunteer Reading (Recorded)

Also – Volunteer Reading (Recorded):

  • Business Week
  • Harpers
  • Memphis Business Journal
  • Memphis Flyer
  • New Yorker
  • Newsweek
  • People Magazine
  • Readers Digest
  • Southern Living
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Time Magazine
  • Tri-State Defender

That Memphis Music Radio Show with Mitch McCracken
Radio host Mitch McCracken interviews local Memphis musicians and plays their tunes.

The Media Project – Syndicated
The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with The Times Union’s Rex Smith, WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.  The Media Project Website and Podcasts.

World in Progress – Syndicated
World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era. Listen to podcasts here.

You Bet Your Garden – Syndicated
An hour of “chemical-free horticultural hijinks,” You Bet Your Garden is a weekly, nationally syndicated Public Radio show airing out of WHYY-FM in Philadelphia that offers fiercely organic advice to gardeners far and wide.  (You Bet Your Garden Website with Podcasts)