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Arts and Culture

We create programs to explore the arts because hearing different voices and seeing the colorful ways people process life expands our thinking. Art reinforces our humanity by pushing us to consider how others may see our world; when we shed tears over a scene or revisit a piece in our minds, we’re exercising our empathy and imagination. Those moments bring all of us closer and compel us to see the world a bit differently.

99.5 CRB, Classical Radio Boston

99.5 WCRB is dedicated to excellence in classical music broadcasting. Serving Boston and the New England region, it offers classical radio of the highest caliber and operates under the core belief that classical music can and should be part of everyone’s life. WCRB is a community convener, partnering with local arts organizations including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Early Music Festival, the New England Conservatory and more. Its online streaming reaches a global audience.

A Celtic Sojourn

Each week, host Brian O’Donovan explores traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world, connecting emerging artists to their deep musical roots. A native Irishman, O’Donovan’s musical expertise and warm, affable style has become a New England tradition itself, expanding A Celtic Sojourn into CDs, DVDs, television specials, and annual holiday concerts.

Antiques Roadshow

Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, WGBH's Antiques Roadshow is PBS's highest-rated series. Each week, nearly 10 million viewers watch as leading auction house experts and independent dealers offer free appraisals of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains, and items salvaged from attics and basements, revealing the fascinating story — and, sometimes, surprising value — of each object.

Basic Black

Basic Black was created in 1968 during the turmoil of the civil rights movement as a response to the demand for public television programs reflecting the concerns of African Americans. Now, forty years later, in the midst of another historical political shift, the mission of Basic Black remains strong.

Jazz 24/7

Jazz 24/7, WGBH's online music service, features an engaging mix of jazz favorites and emerging classics. Whether you listen to the station, watch the webcasts from live events, interviews and performances, or revisit shows on-demand, Jazz 24/7 offers a wide variety of new voices and unique musical choices. From Eric Jackson, the host of Eric in the Evening and the "Dean of Boston Jazz Radio," to The Jazz Gallery with Tessil Collins, there’s something for everyone.

Lidia Celebrates America

Lidia’s Kitchen is the quintessential culinary masterclass with beloved chef, Emmy-winning TV host, and author Lidia Bastianich as your private chef-instructor. In this comprehensive new season, Lidia’s passion for teaching is evident. She not only describes proper techniques to prepare foods of all kinds in classic and new Italian recipes, she guides viewers through the vast sea of subtle flavors, imparting tips about how to buy and store ingredients.


For more than 35 years, Masterpiece has enthralled audiences with the works of the finest classic and contemporary writers interpreted by the world's foremost actors. The Masterpiece schedule breaks the year into three “seasons”: Masterpiece Classic, featuring signature period dramas (winter and spring); Masterpiece Mystery!, featuring the best British mysteries (summer); and Masterpiece Contemporary, featuring dramas set in modern times (fall).

Simply Ming

Simply Ming Season 15 is taking Cooking At Home to the next level. Award-winning host Chef Ming Tsai moves out of the studio and moves into his loft kitchen in downtown Boston. He shares the space and its picturesque views of Boston's skyline with a variety of his chef friends. As with Season 14, the recipes focus on the ever-popular food trend of "comfort foods." Guest chefs cook up their favorite dishes and share all the stories that come with them.

Stories from the Stage

Stories from the Stage illustrates the power of real stories told by masterful storytellers. Each episode explores the art of storytelling with the introduction of the theme, interviews with the host and each of the three multicultural storytellers talking about their craft, the amazing on-stage performances, and comments and stories from the audience.

Weekends With Yankee

With New England among the nation’s top tourist destinations, Weekends With Yankee will bring you behind-the-scenes access to the unique attractions that define the region.