Programs Alphabetically

A comprehensive, alphabetical list of our programmatic offerings.

Advice / Horoscopes / Local TV Listings from The Richmond-Times Dispatch – A 15-minute program bringing you the Advice Columns (Dr. Keith Roach and Dear Abby), Horoscopes, and local TV listings from the day’s Richmond Times-Dispatch.

African American Voices – African American Voices brings issues important to African American women to the forefront. Tune into this half-hour program to hear material from Sheen, Essence, Savoy and various local publications.

All About Virginia – Learn “All about Virginia” in this half-hour broadcast! Materials are read from regional publications such as Virginia Living, and Virginia Business.

Arthritis Update – Your source for articles on living with and treating arthritis.

Atlantic – One hour of articles from Atlantic Magazine.

Bon Appetit – Readings from this month’s Bon Appetit. Includes feature articles, recipes, and more!

Braille Monitor – Articles from the Braille Monitor monthly publication.

The Catholic Virginian – Readings from various Catholic-focused publications.

Christian History – Articles from current and past editions of Christian History Magazine, as well as other historical publications.

Christianity Today – Articles from the most recent Christianity Today, as well as articles from special publications as available.

Chronic Illness – This half-hour program provides information to help those with disabilities and chronic illnesses lead lives of dignity, safety and self-assurance and to become advocates for their own well-being.

Community News – 30 minutes of articles from various local and community newspapers.

Diabetes Today – Your source for information on living with, managing, and treating diabetes.

Eating Well – Readings from Eating Well and Food Network magazines, plus other publications from time to time.

The Economist – Readings from the most recent publication of The Economist.

Eye on Sports – Articles from the most recent publication of Sports Illustrated plus other publications from time to time.

Fifty Plus – Your resource for important information for those fifty years old and older. Topics range from veteran’s affairs to health and wellness.

Forbes & Fortune – 1 hour of readings from the latest editions of Forbes and Fortune magazines.

GQ – Readings from the latest edition of GQ: Gentleman’s Quarterly magazine.

The Goochland Gazette – 30 minutes of articles from this week’s edition of the Goochland Gazette.

The Great Outdoors – Your source for information about the natural world. From climate change to Virginia wildlife.

Green Thumb – Your source for central Virginia-based gardening tips and tricks. Learn about house plants, vegetable gardens, and beautiful ornamentals on this half-hour program.

Healthy Aging – Articles about healthy aging are featured.

Jewish Life -A half-hour of articles about both the historical and modern Jewish Experience.

Laugh Out Loud – Something to tickle your funny bone! Jokes, satire, and humorous articles are featured.

Life & Style – A program featuring articles from popular women’s magazines regarding current issues, trends, as well as beauty and fashion advice for women of all ages.

Looking Back – A history-focused program, with articles from a variety of regional and national publications. Perfect for history buffs!

Mechanicsville Local – 30 minutes of articles from this week’s edition of the Mechanicsville Local.

Men’s Health – A half-hour of articles dedicated to the health of men. Includes articles from Men’s Health, and Men’s Journal, among others.

Military History – Veterans of foreign wars or anyone interested in the history of the United States Military will enjoy this half-hour program.

Money Matters – One hour of readings from various financial publications, including Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine,, Consumer Reports, and Bloomberg Business Week.

Music News – Music news, reviews and interviews, with a focus on music from the 1920s to the early 2000s. Music from North America and around the world is featured.

National Geographic – Articles from the current edition of National Geographic magazine.

The Nature of Things – Articles from various nature magazines, including Audobon and Virginia Wildlife, among others.

New York Times – One hour of articles from today’s edition of The New York Times, including news, features, and editorials.

New York Times Magazine – Articles from this week’s New York Times Magazine.

The New Yorker – One hour of readings from this week’s New Yorker magazine.

News in Perspective – One hour of commentary from editorial boards and opinion writers from varying national publications on both sides of the political spectrum.






Open Source RVA – WRIR’s weekly audio news digest brings together news makers, political figures and community leaders to talk in depth about local issues, current affairs and upcoming events. Award-winning journalist Don Harrison hosts.

People Magazine – This half-hour program includes readings from People Magazine.

Pet Pause – Articles to help you care and appreciate our favorite furry, scaly, and feathered friends. From dogs to cats, gerbils to goldfish, learn about your pets on this informative, half-hour program.

Reader’s Digest – Readings from the most recent Readers Digest. This intergenerational magazine has something to offer for everyone, whether you’re young or young at heart.

Reviews – Reviews of books, restaurants, and current events from this week’s Richmond Times-Dispatch and various other publications.

Richmond Free Press – 30 minutes of articles from the Richmond Free Press.

Richmond Living – News about upcoming local events and cultural programs, and information about new restaurants and retail stores from Richmond Magazine, Richmond Home, and Richmond Family Magazine.

Richmond Times-Dispatch Culture Section – Half an hour of readings from the weekly Culture Section of The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Richmond-Times Dispatch Food Section – Half an hour of the Wednesday Food Section of The Richmond-Times Dispatch.

Richmond Times-Dispatch Health Section – A half hour of the weekly Health section from The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Richmond Times-Dispatch Metro Business – Articles from the weekly Metro Business section plus other articles from the Richmond Times-Dispatch Business pages.

Rolling Stone – Articles from the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine are featured.

Science Today – Readings from a variety of specialized magazines such as Discover and Scientific American. Perfect for the scientifically inclined or those who are just curious.

Sci-Fi Shorts – Short stories from your favorite science fiction authors.

Silver Linings – Uplifting short stories and novels.

Smithsonian – Half an hour of readings from the most recent edition of Smithsonian magazine.

Soap Opera Digest – Everything soap-opera related. This program pulls exclusively from Soap Opera Digest,and includes information on all the most-watched Soaps.

Southern Magazines – This program is drawn from Southern Living and Garden and Gun magazines.

Spirituality, Motivation and Inspiration – Inspirational and motivational readings.

Style Weekly – Thirty minutes of articles from this week’s Style Weekly magazine.

TIME Magazine – An hour of articles from the latest edition of Time Magazine, supplemented from time to time with articles from special editions.

TV Guide – Readings from the most recent edition of TV Guide.

Uncommon Wonders – Stories of little-known history, places and events around the globe.

Vanity Fair – Readings from the most recent edition of Vanity Fair.

Virginia Mercury – Readings from the most recent edition of Virginia Mercury, an independent, nonprofit online news organization covering state government and policy.

VPM News – The top news and articles from the Richmond NPR affiliate’s website, VPM News delivers coverage of headline news, statewide politics, local government, education and legal issues.

The Wall Street Journal – One hour of articles from today’s edition of the Wall Street Journal.

The Washington Post – One hour of articles from today’s edition of the Washington Post.

What the Tech? – Information about computer technology, the internet and social media, with special reference to applications for vision impairment and other disabilities.

Women’s Health – Your source for news relating to women’s health. A half-hour of readings from Women’s Health Advisor and other publications.

Women’s Perspective – Articles that cover topics ranging from politics to family life and everything in between – all from a woman’s perspective.

World Traveler – Discover places you’ve always wanted to visit (and some you didn’t know existed!) in this half-hour program.