News Programming

Every weekday morning on Crater Radio

Cronkite News

Weekdays 8:30 AM

Cronkite News audio producers put together audio news briefings that focus on important stories that impact residents in Arizona and beyond. You’ll hear stories each weekday morning focused on Cronkite News coverage areas, which includes borderlands, health, Indian Country, money, next gen, politics, social justice, sport and sustainability.

Cronkite News is the news division of Arizona PBS, the world’s largest media organization operated by a journalism school. With reporting bureaus in Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, we deliver important, impactful Arizona news to residents and news organizations across the state.

Learn more at cronkitenews.azpbs.org.


Democracy Now! en español

Weekdays 8:45 AM

Los titulares de Democracy Now! ya están disponible en español.

Para escuchar y leer más, visite democracynow.org/es.


Democracy Now!

Weekdays 9:00 AM

A daily, global, independent news hour anchored by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now! presents daily headlines followed by in-depth discussions from a rich diversity of people and perspectives rarely heard from in mainstream media. Guests include international journalists, scholars, respected scientists, authors, analysts, artists, filmmakers and ordinary people who are most affected by the news events.

Learn more at democracynow.org.


Making Contact

Mondays 10:00 AM

Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program. Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in corporate media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems. 

We train independent journalists and community members in radio skills, improving popular access to the media. Through our community collaborations, Making Contact increases the media capacity of community groups and helps amplify the voices of those working and organizing for social justice.

Listen to Making Contact’s incredible archives at radioproject.org.


Rising Up With Sonali

Wednesdays 10:00 AM

Rising Up with Sonali is an all immigrant women run Radio and Television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience.

Watch and Read so much more at risingupwithsonali.com.


The Laura Flanders Show

Fridays 10:00 AM

The Laura Flanders Show explores actionable models for creating a better world by reporting on the people and movements driving systemic change. We spotlight the solutions of tomorrow, today.

Independent media, catalytic interviews, field reports and commentary with host Laura Flanders.

Watch and listen to the extensive archive at lauraflanders.org.