Weekend Programming Opportunities

As Live from Here production and national distribution comes to a close, we’ve included alternative weekend news & information, arts & culture and/or classical music programming opportunities as you consider updates to your weekend schedule.

Per American Public Media’s FY21 pricing offer, any program not previously carried on your schedule in FY20 will be offered at no charge for the entirety of FY21.

Live from Here will continue to offer repeat broadcasts through mid-September and carrying stations will not be billed for the show after June 30.

News & Information

BBC Newshour
Clear, rigorous, well-paced and LIVE every day, Newshour brings BBC’s unmatched reporting from all around the globe right to your listeners. Two weekend feeds at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET available on ContentDepot.

BBC Documentaries & Specials
Each month, the BBC World Service offers several new documentaries and specials selected specifically for U.S. audiences, with in-depth, relevant reporting. Typically one-hour, or two half-hours on a similar topic, they offer great content for any time of day, and satisfy audiences’ needs for deeper narratives and more reflective listening — and are available on ContentDepot.

APM Reports: Various Documentaries & Specials
APM Reports’ in-depth investigations and documentaries strive to raise awareness, trigger debate, and prompt positive change. These journalists shed light on the truth with distinctive reporting. With award-winning documentaries on education, history, health, and justice, the APM Reports team brings your audiences documentaries that speak to the modern moment, with flexible air windows to allow for easy carriage.

NEW 2020 Education Docs: “Covid on Campus,” “What the Words Say: Why so many kids don’t understand what they read” and “Black at Mizzou: Confronting race on campus”

Weekend Programming Opportunities

The Splendid Table
A culinary, culture and lifestyle program, it has hosted our nation’s conversations about cooking, sustainability and food culture and has introduced us to generations of food dignitaries. One-hour program available weekly on ContentDepot.

BBC – The Arts Hour
The Arts Hour, presented by Nikki Bedi, brings you a weekly showcase of the best in global arts from across the BBC and from broadcasters around the world, with a range of rich arts, culture and entertainment stories.
One-hour program available for download weekly on the BBC Partners Site.

BBC – The History Hour
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there. The History Hour is the best of Witness from across the week – extraordinary accounts from key moments in time brought to life by those who were there. One-hour program available for download weekly on the BBC Partners Site.

APM Celebrates|APM Honors Specials
Discover year-round specials that celebrate, honor and memorialize events and individuals. From annual listener favorites like The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential, to classical music specials, to new offerings that explore everything from transportation trends to personal history and grief, APM Celebrates offers something for every audience and occasion.

Classical Music

Performance Today (Weekend)
Performance Today is available as a weekday show (M-F) and a weekend offering (Performance Today Weekend). Hosted by Fred Child, this two-hour program shares great performances from festivals and public radio stations across the country, shines the spotlight on young soloists from American conservatories through PT’s Young Artist in Residence program and challenges listeners with a weekly Piano Puzzler.

This two-hour weekly program features full-length concerts recently performed from around the world, showcasing material drawn from Europe’s premier symphony orchestras and festivals, along with U.S. orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra.

Offered as a one or two hour show, each week Pipedreams host Michael Barone shares selected organ works and performances, talks with composers, organists, organ builders and restorers. The show features brand new instruments in churches and concert halls plus historic pipe organs recorded in locations around the world – from ancient instruments in vast cathedrals to the “mighty Wurlitzers” of movie house fame.