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As an NPR affiliate station, we strive to encourage lifelong learning for our listeners through thought-provoking news and programs. From local segments such as the Psychology Science Minute and Coastal Connection to syndicated NPR news. WFIT provides distinct perspectives and top-notch journalism.
  • All Things Considered is a NPR radio newsmagazine that delivers in-depth reporting and transforms the way listeners understand current events and view the world. The program presents breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special -- sometimes quirky -- features.
  • There’s a lot going on up there. Join space reporter Brendan Byrne each week as he explores space exploration. From efforts to launch humans into deep space, to the probes exploring our solar system, Are We There Yet? brings you the latest in news from the space beat. Listen to interviews with astronauts, engineers and visionaries as humanity takes its next giant leap exploring our universe.
  • Produced by WFIT's General Manager, Terri Wright, Coastal Connection serves as your spotlight on the community. Each 5- min edition of Coastal Connection showcases a special event and/or not-for-profit organization in Brevard County, Florida.
  • Florida Frontiers: The Weekly Radio Magazine of the Florida Historical Society is a weekly, half- hour radio program airing on public radio stations throughout the state beginning in January 2009. The program is a combination of interview segments and produced features covering history-based events, exhibitions, activities, places and people in Florida. We explore the relevance of Florida history to contemporary society and promote awareness of heritage and culture tourism options in the state.
  • Show ArchiveFlorida has a unique story from the statehouse to the Everglades, the panhandle, and the beaches. Join us every Friday for The Florida Roundup.Hear newsmakers, journalists, and Floridians from across the state about the issues that matter to you.Tom Hudson hosts the Florida Roundup with reporting and analysis from Florida public radio journalists statewide. Produced through a partnership between WLRN in Miami and WUSF in Tampa, The Florida Roundup covers politics, business, the environment, and culture, providing context and conversation with Floridians about our state's issues.The Florida Roundup on WFIT 89.5 FM on Fridays at 6 pm.
  • Our Indian River Lagoon is one of the most biodiverse estuaries in the Northern Hemisphere and is home to more than 4,300 species of plants and animals. From the Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition, The Marine Resources Council, and the Indian River Lagoon Research Institute, many groups and organizations are working to restore the Lagoon to its former glory. Every Thursday at 7:50 am and 5:50 pm, the Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition, The Indian River Lagoon Research Institute, and the Marine Resource Council share a Lagoon Minute focusing on one aspect of the Lagoon’s story.
  • A daily local news update from WFIT, Florida Today, and the Florida News Exchange
  • Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and commentary, and reviews important new music, books, and events in the arts. All with voices and sounds that invite listeners to experience the stories.
  • Weekend Edition Sunday debuted on January 18, 1987, with host Susan Stamberg. Two years later, Liane Hansen took over the host chair, a position she held for 22 years. In that time, Hansen interviewed movers and shakers in politics, science, business and the arts. Her reporting travels took her from the slums of Cairo to the iron mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula; from the oyster beds on the bayou in Houma, La., to Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park; and from the kitchens of Colonial Williamsburg, Va., to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. In the fall of 2011, NPR National Desk Reporter Audie Cornish began hosting the show.Every week listeners tune in to hear a unique blend of news, features and the regularly scheduled puzzle segment with Puzzlemaster Will Shortz, the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times.Weekend Edition Sunday is heard on NPR Member stations across the United States and around the globe via NPR Worldwide. The conversation between the audience and the program staff continues throughout the social media world.
  • In 2004, Gunn added a regular segment on biotechnology, BioTech Nation. It has emerged as the only regular weekly mainstream programming on biotech on the national and international scene, and features interviews with biotech leaders. In its regular feature: “BioIssue of the Week”, Gunn discusses the breaking news of the day with award-winning science journalist, David Ewing Duncan.In the U.S., Tech Nation can be heard four times each weekend on the National Public Radio website’s 24-hour Program Stream (npr.org). It airs on nearly 200 public radio stations, with multiple airtimes on the NPR Channels on XM-Sirius Satellite Radio. Globally, Tech Nation is aired three times weekly on the NPR Channels of Sirius Internet Radio and airs 25 weekly to 177 countries via Armed Forces Radio International. Tech Nation podcasts remain permanently archived on the Internet, enabling anyone, anywhere to listen to these materials on demand.