This article is from the Public Radio FAQ, by Rich Kulawiec email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Talk of the Nation:
Call-in show with multiple guests, frequently political.
Host: Ray Suarez
Discusses issues of technology and society.
Host: Dr. Moira Gunn
This American Life:
Examination of different bits of Americana.
Host: Ira Glass
To the Best of Our Knowledge:
One-on-one interview/discussion show, often compared to
"Fresh Air". Guests are less likely to be well known, and
are chosen for their unusual viewpoints, rather than because
they represent a particular "side" of an issue (many are authors).
Interviewers often include their own comments, so it's more
like a conversation than an interview.
Three one-hour shows are produced each week, and local stations may
air them together or separately. Usually one hour deals with
politics and social trends, one with science and technology,
and one with arts and culture. Each show consists of several
one-one-one interviews by different interviewers, loosely
based around a common topic.
Distributed by PRI, also heard on Armed Forces Radio
Producer: Wisconsin Public Radio
Host: Jim Fleming
Interviewers: Jim Fleming, Steve Paulson,
Judith Strasser, Anne Strainchamps
(home page, author lists)
Mailing List: firstname.lastname@example.org
(including advance program notes)
Wisconsin Public Radio
821 University Ave
Madison WI 53706
Tapes are available, the phone number is announced at the end of
the show. (Probably the same as Whad'ya Know).
Voices in the Family:
Examines psychological and emotional issues. Call-in segments.
Host: Dan Gottlieb
Producer: WHYY, Philadelphia