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The Attitude
Former New Hampshire lawmaker Arnie Arnesen focuses on national policy, politics and the newsmakers who make a difference in our lives, but rarely get discussed.

BirdNote [8:58 AM and 2:58 PM]
A short segment connecting the ways and needs of birds to the lives of listeners.

Common Sense Commentary [8 AM and 4 PM]
Jim Hightower’s daily check-in on politics, corporations and more.

Democracy Now
Pacifica’s flagship progressive news show, the program brings news, interviews, and investigative journalism on national and international issues.

Letters and Politics [HD2, Monday -Thursday 11AM]Host Mitch Jesserich and guests bring you a look at the inside workings of Capitol Hill while also covering what happens at the legislative level and on the streets.

Open Journal
Weekly program, featuring interviews and conversations.

The People’s News
Hosted by Richard Hanna and Steve Gallington. Award-winning news following local, state and national stories important to your community.

The Thom Hartmann Program
The author and award-winning talk show host invites you in for a lively hour of commentary, debate and interviews on the stories making headlines.

420 Drug War News [5:56 AM]
Dispatches from the War on Drugs.


On Call with Dr. Simotas
Truthful and insightful answers about your health care featuring listener calls and questions, the program informs you of the best and worst current practices in medicine.

Whole Mother
A show that discusses the political and practical aspects of being a mother today.


A community art program which hosts artists from around Houston, including poets, writers, theatre groups, performance artists, visual artists, car artists and others engaging, educating, promoting and advancing art and artists in the Gulf Coast region.

Nuestra Palabra
Featuring interviews with leading authors and new voices in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memorias, teatro and musica with insights into the Latino literary Renaissance in all its splendor.

Open Talk [HD2, Saturday 12 PM]
A program on entertainment and arts, as well as topical discussion.

So, What’s Your Story?
Spotlighting a storyteller each week, the program offers theme-centered tales that can connect a community better and faster than any method of human expression.


Talk covering specific topics and subject areas.

Arab Voices
Information and guests about events in the Middle East, cultural events locally and more.

Coming to America
Led by former Houston City Council member and immigration attorney, Gordon Quan, Coming to America explores immigration issues in an outspoken and informed manner.

Cultural Baggage
Reporting on the drug war, the program features interviews with prison wardens, prisoners, patients, providers and many others.

Economic Update [HD2, Friday 11:30 AM]
Economics with Professor Richard Wolff and guests.

Really But Not Really
Sketch comedy, satire, & sounds of humor.

Money Matters [HD2, Friday 11 AM]
The program’s aim to re-frame financial issues from the numbers and academia and focusing on the interview format as well as storytelling and education.

People of Earth
A program created to provide Native American and non-Native people with timely news and information about culture, news and realities.

The Prison Show
Featuring criminal justice issues and call-ins from family and friends to loved ones behind bars.

Sin Boldly [HD2, Thursday 5 PM]
A program devoted to an open-ended conversation on faith issues and Christianity.

Vegan World Radio
Telling the story of the vegan revolution that’s saving the animals, the planet and our health.


Politics Done Right
Intended to take the mystery out of politics, the program welcomes listeners, whether liberal, conservative, or otherwise, to air their points of view.

Thinkwing Radio
Calls and interviews on politics, space exploration, environment and more.


Black on Both Sides [HD2, Friday 12 PM]
A program airing historical speeches, contemporary conversations and more.

Connect the Dots
News, talk, music and contemporary matters, focusing on African-American issues in the Houston and the Gulf Coast region, and beyond.

Conscious Mindset
A program merging health, spirituality, society and philosophy with African-American experiences.

Life In Focus
Politics, economics, women’s issues, health, music, art and relationships, all with an Afrocentric flavor.

Pan-African Journal
Featuring historical speeches, community events and current debates, the program brings listeners a progressive perspective from the African Diaspora.


Talk covering a mix of subjects.

Alternative Radio  [HD2, Sunday @ 4 PM]
The program provides information, analyses and viewpoints on public policy, history, news, healthcare and a variety of subjects often seldom covered in other media outlets.

Free Thinker Radio [FM Friday @3PM & HD2 Monday,@3 PM]
A program covering underreported news and analysis.

Houston Indy Media
Discussion on local to international political movements and campaigns.

MercyHouse [HD2, Monday 12 PM]
A program focused on issues of domestic violence and educating women about life skills and other matters.

Progressive Forum
A program dealing with issues, such as politics, human rights, globalization, the environment, and peace and justice concerns, from a progressive perspective.

Show 1002/From My Aux To Yours [HD2, Tuesday 7 PM]
A program covering state and national issues as well as public policy, civic engagement and more.


Queer Voices
Tapping the pulse of the local and national GLBT community with interviews and commentary. Features a monthly Queer Music Heritage (QMH) segment and more.

Spanish Language

Asamblea Popular de Houston en Radio [HD2, Thursday, 7 PM]
Program by the local group Asamblea Popular de Houston on local and international issues.

La Bocina APHN [HD2, Sunday 8 AM]
On world literature, film, theater, music and art.

Zona Libre/Musica Libre[FM Tuesday @ 8 PM, HD2 Friday @ 9 PM]Vive libre, vive el arte. Liberate.

Proyecto Latino Americano
Spanish-language public affairs, covering, local, national and international subjects.

Voz de la Tierra
A Spanish-language program about the original nations that compose what we now call the Americas, featuring poetry, music, history and more.