Radio Specials and Retired Programs


America’s Test Kitchen

America’s Test Kitchen Radio is a food program for right now — filled with clear, practical information, without the gourmet fuss. The hour is all about insights, tips and techniques that illuminate the truth about real home cooking.


BackStory with the American History Guys

BackStory is a public radio program & podcast that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today.



02 Aug 1970 --- 8/2/1970: Close-up publicity portrait of singer Johnny Cash. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBISBlack is Back: A Tribute to Johnny Cash

The man in black and his music was celebrated at a live concert on November 14 at the Fargo Theatre, and an edited radio show aired on Prairie Public on January 1, 2016. Listen here to PART 1 and PART 2 of the radio show.

Black Gold Boom: How Oil Changed North DakotaBlack Gold Boom: How Oil Changed North Dakota

Black Gold Boom: How Oil Changed North Dakota is produced by independent producer Todd Melby and brought to you by Prairie Public, Zeega, and AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated.

CarTalk_2012_logoCar Talk

Car Talk lives on! New episodes are crafted every week from the Car Talk archive of conversations—dispensing advice, sharing tips, doing some troubleshooting, and answering car questions. Find a mechanic, hear past shows, play the puzzler, and join the discussion at

CtD-Logo2 for Web & Print.1Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America

Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is a multi-platform public media and Prairie Public initiative that provides a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society. Major funding for this initiative is provided by The JPB Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Ford Foundation.

Dakota Air: The Radio Show (aired 2010-2013)

Dakota Air: The Radio Show was a a live variety show with music, comedy, and local history performed in “old time radio” style at different locations across North Dakota, then broadcast on Prairie Public’s statewide radio network.


Germans from Russia radio series

The Germans from Russia Dakota Memories Oral History Project (DMOHP), a project of North Dakota State University’s Heritage Collection at the North Dakota State University Libraries, preserves the history and heritage of second- and third-generation Germans from Russia.

Hear it Now

Hear it Now was Prairie Public’s weekday live interview program from 1999 to 2011. With new focus and new co-hosts, the program has been remodeled as Main Street.


Health Access

Health Access programs were produced with the help of Sound Partners for Community Health, a program of the Benton Foundation. Support for Health Access was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


High Risk High

High Risk High is a multi-media project about youth drinking in North Dakota.



Law of Jazz

The Law of Jazz was hosted by Bill Law, an adjunct member of the NDSU faculty since 1999 who teaches applied bass and jazz studies. Bill decided to take a break in September of 2015—we hope to have him back on the air in the future.

LorraineDaviesNative American Stories of Resilience

Thirty narratives from Native Americans who live in the Bismarck-Mandan metropolitan area provide intriguing glimpses into Native American culture, philosophy, and psychology, and reflect personal successes, high-point experiences, and dreams for the future.


New American Stories

Every immigrant has a story. This Prairie Public radio series explores those stories.



Perspectives on Prairie Climate Stewardship

Prairie Public has recorded reports and talks from the International Climate Stewardship Solutions Conference. The conference was in Bismarck, North Dakota June 29th and 30th, 2009.


Putumayo World Music

Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to the music of the world’s cultures.



Riverwalk Jazz

Since 1987, Riverwalk Jazz radio broadcasts have featured the Jim Cullum Jazz Band with distinguished musical guests. Riverwalk Jazz ceased production in late 2015, but you can listen to archived programs here.


Stand Up ND

Stand Up ND: Ways to Stop Bullying is a multimedia project from Prairie Public Broadcasting funded in part by the Bush Foundation, Otto Bremer Foundation and American Public Media.


Travel Explorations

Tune in the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 2 pm CT! Or read Katherine’s essays online here.


Vinyl Café

The Vinyl Cafe is an hour-long radio variety show hosted by Stuart McLean and broadcast on CBC radio, BBC Radio 7 and on as many as 80 U.S. public radio stations.



Whad’Ya Know?

Whad’Ya Know? is an American comedy, interview, and quiz radio show. Hosted by Michael Feldman, it was created in 1985.



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