Regular Literature Programs on Online Radio and TV

Topic Program Station Date/Time
Language   Articles for beginners and advanced English speakers
with transcripts
  Voice of America   in archive

Literature   American Passages: A Literary Survey
This instructional series for college-level instruction and teacher professional development places American literature movements and authors in the context of history and culture.
  Annenberg CPB TV
Choose the individual programs
(Media Player 30:00)
  in archive
 
    The Writer's Almanac
a program of poetry and literary history hosted by Garrison Keillor. In each five minute program Garrison Keillor talks about the day's literary events and reads a poem.
  WETA Radio   in archive
 
    Bookworm
Established, new or emerging writers of fiction and poetry - interviewed by Michael Silverblatt.
  KCRW Radio   in archive
 
    Lectures on Literature   Learners TV   in archive
 
    Literary Visions
literary analysis for college and high school classrooms and adult learners including dramatizations and readings of poetry, plays, and short fiction, as well as insights of contemporary writers and critics.
  Annenberg CPB TV
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(Media Player 30:00)
  in archive
 
    In Search of the Novel
Ways to effectively teach the most commonly taught novels, to students.
  Annenberg CPB TV
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(Media Player 30:00)
  in archive
 
    Signature: Contemporary Writers
Barbara Kingsolver, Bobbie Ann Mason, and four other native Southern authors read from their works and discuss what it's like to be a writer today.
  Annenberg CPB TV
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(Media Player 30:00)
  in archive
 
    Voices & Visions
the works of 13 poets are interpreted through dramatic readings, archival photographs, and interviews.
  Annenberg CPB TV
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(Media Player 30:00)
  in archive
 
    Writer's Voice
A weekly radio show about writing and writers in western New England from the University of Massachusetts
  Tunein Radio   in archive
 
    New Yorker: Fiction
Each month a writer is invited to read.
  Tunein Radio   in archive
 
    Slate's Audio Book Club
critiques of new and important books.
  Tunein Radio   in archive

News   Articles for beginners and advanced English speakers
with transcripts
  Voice of America   in archive
 
    All Things Considered
from NPR has excellent short features on current topics, which can be used with advanced classes. See the archive or listen to the latest feature
  WGBH Radio
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  Mondays - Fridays
4-6pm
New York Time
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    CNN Student News
Ten-minute broadcast of the day's news geared for middle and high school students.
  CNN Student News   in archive
changed daily at 4:00am
New York Time
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Radio Stations   BBC Radio 4 Extra
is an online radio station devoting its program to the spoken word. See the schedule for comedy, drama.
  BBC Radio 4 Extra   London Time

Readings   Afternoon Reading
either a short story or an abridged book. See the weekly program.
  BBC Radio 4
Click on FM Program at the bottom of the new page
  Weekdays
15:30-15.45
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    Book at Bedtime
fiction including modern classics, new works by leading writers and literature from around the world. See the weekly program.
  BBC Radio 4
Click on FM Program at the bottom of the new page
  Weekdays
22:45-23:00
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    Open Book
new fiction and non-fiction, picks out the best of the paperbacks, talks to authors and publishers. See the program.
  BBC Radio 4
Click on FM Program at the bottom of the new page
  Sundays
except first Sunday in the month
16:00-16:30
Thursdays
16:00-16:.30
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    Saturday Play
thrillers, mysteries, love stories and detective fiction. See the program.
  BBC Radio 4
Click on FM Program at the bottom of the new page
  Fridays
21:00-22:00
Saturdays
14:30-15:30
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USA   A Biography of America
26 half-hour programs with topics relating to the forces that have shaped the USA. Topics vary from slavery, the Civil War, FDR and the depression to contemporary history.
  Annenberg CPB TV
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(Media Player 30:00)
  in archive
 
    This American Life
The program shares stories of life and love through monologues, documentaries, short radio plays, "found recordings," and original works for radio, giving you plenty of reasons to linger around the house.
See the archive.
  WNYC Radio   Airs Tuesdays at 8pm on 93.9 FM, Saturdays at 1pm on 93.9 FM and 3pm on AM 820, and Sunday at 7pm on 93.9 FM
New York Time
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    This Is America
A fifteen-minute program about life and issues in the United States in special English, with transcripts.
  Voice of America   in archive