The a.m. companion to All Things Considered; a news program on NPR. The proportion of business news has gotten a little too high, but it is still one of the most informative ways to start a day around. The show is hosted by Bob Edwards.

While a useful and thoughtful way to start the day, it is a staggeringly bad idea to set your clock radio to this program, as the perfectly modulated, serene tones of the NPR announcers and reporters will put you right back to sleep and horribly late for work.