BBC Monthly – Coming in May 2024

May 2024

New BBC Topline & Unexpected Elements Promos Available
The new generic BBC Topline promos are available now in ContentDepot. They can be downloaded from the promotional materials tab here.

New generic Unexpected Elements promos are available in ContentDepot and can be downloaded from the On-Air Promos page here.


May Doc picks

The full list of available BBC documentaries can be found here. Look for these specials and their promos on Content Depot.  

World Book Club: Percival Everett – The Trees
May 4 – June 1, 2024
One hour

A powerful satire of revenge and social justice in America. Percival Everett will be discussing his Booker-shortlisted novel The Trees. This powerful and fiercely funny satire centring on revenge and racial justice in America shifts genres between police procedural, magical realism and horror with wit and consummate skill.

Labelling the World – The Power of DSM
May 18 – June 14, 2024
One hour

An examination at the influence of the DSM, the US diagnostic bible for mental disorders. We explore how attitudes to the DSM differ around the world and how the manual has a powerful influence on research, pharmaceutical companies, insurance firms and legal systems.

Shadow Wars: China and the West
May 25 – June 21, 2024
One hour

The rise of China is a defining challenge for the West. The BBC’s Security Correspondent, Gordon Corera, delves into the worlds of espionage, surveillance, technology, the theft of commercial secrets, free speech at universities and political interference to explore the points of friction.


Visit BBC Partners for detailed program descriptions, new program rundowns, content downloads, and more.

Questions about BBC docs and specials? Please contact your Station Representative.

Visit our website to learn more about BBC World Service programs, digital offerings and newsletters.

Marketplace Minute Sunset Announcement

On July 12, 2024, APM and Marketplace will end production of the two weekday Marketplace Minute feeds at 11:30 am and 5:30 pm ET. This decision was made in response to changing audience behaviors.

Our commitment to covering business and the economy in ways that everyone can understand and raising the economic intelligence of all Americans is as strong as ever. We value your partnership and continue to explore new opportunities to help you serve your audiences.

For further information on the Marketplace portfolio of programs, contact your Station Relations Representative.

APM Weekly April 15 – 19, 2024

BBC

Unexpected Elements

  • New digital assets for web and social media are now available to download on our website.
  • New generic launch promos are now available in ContentDepot.

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

  • April 15 – Predicting Economic Reality: The 4th installment of our series, “Economic Beliefs v. Reality,” with Marketplace host and correspondent, Kimberly Adams.
    • Despite the famous refrain, “it’s the economy, stupid,” when it comes to elections, the link between how the economy is doing and how a presidential election goes is … complicated. Economists have been trying to model this connection for decades, but how much does the economy REALLY matter in an era of extreme polarization?
  • Kai talks to Kelsey Vlamis of business insider about how thrift stores are changing.
  • Chains are expanding in a big way these days, from fast food to retail. That means finding new locations is top of mind, and competitive. Some companies, like Raising Cane’s are entering communities for the very first time. Others, like Starbucks or Jersey Mike’s are adding a second, or even third or fourth locations to towns they’re already in. There’s the old saying: location, location, location. But HOW important is store location, really? Marketplace’s Kristin Schwab goes scouting.

Marketplace Tech

Monday April 15: Lily speaks with Glenn Fleishman, freelance journalist, about the history and peculiarities of COBOL.

Tuesday April 16: In this next installment of our series, Decoding Democracy, Lily Jamali speaks with Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes about how his office is preparing and training election officials to respond to AI-generated disinformation.

On Point

  • Monday, April 15: There are several perfectly legal ways to steal a U.S. presidential election. That’s according to election law expert Lawrence Lessig. He tells Anthony how the U.S. election and legal systems are vulnerable – and why those weaknesses need immediate correction.
  • Wednesday, April 17: Several states are pushing to make it easier to involuntarily commit people for mental health disorders. Many families of those struggling with mental health issues support those moves. But they face strong push back from mental health professionals.
  • Friday, April 19: Over the past five years, Wall Street Journal reporter Byron Tau has been piecing together how the U.S. government, aided by dozens of anonymous companies, has built a foreign and domestic surveillance apparatus that can peer into the lives of nearly everyone on the planet via our digital devices. Byron joins Deborah to talk about what he found and his new book, “Means of Control: How the Hidden Alliance of Tech and Government Is Creating a New American Surveillance State”

The Splendid Table

April 19 – New episode

This week, we’ve got two chefs who are pushing the boundaries of what we talk about when we talk about soul food. Beloved TV host Carla Hall of the new show, Chasing Flavor on Max and celebrated Atlanta chef Todd Richards author of Roots , Heart , Soul, The Story, Celebration and Recipes of Afro Cuisine in America.


Classical

Performance Today

  • April 15: Zuill Bailey performs the ‘Cello Concerto’ by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich from Boulder, CO
  • April 16: Edgar Meyer leads The Scottish Ensemble in a performance of Caroline Shaw’s ‘Punctum’ at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center in Athens, GA
  • April 17: David Shifrin, Peter Wiley and Anna Polonsky perform Johannes Brahms’ Clarinet Trio in A minor from the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson, SC
  • April 18: Marc-Andre Hamelin and Johannes Moser perform Three Pieces for Cello and Piano by Nadia Boulanger, from Spivey Hall in Morrow, GA
  • April 19: Hannu Lintu conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in a performance of John Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1, from Powell Hall in St. Louis, MO.

Classical 24

National Poetry Month
Every day in April at 3 pm CT, we’ll feature a piece of music inspired by poetry.

  • April 15: Schumann: Hermann und Dorothea Overture
  • April 16: R.R. Bennett: Four Poems of Thomas Campion – Never Weather-beaten Saile
  • April 17: Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela
  • April 18: Barber: Reincarnations – Mary Hynes
  • April 19: Whitacre: The Stolen Child
  • April 20: Debussy: Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orleans
  • April 21: Foote: Five Poems after Omar Khayyam

New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
Wed 7:15am/5pm CT & Sat 9am CT

  • Tina Davidson speaks with Julie Amacher about a new album “Hymn of the Universe” in an encore episode in celebration for Earth Day.

Extra Ecclectic with Steve Seel
Wed 10pm-12am CT

  • We head to the West Coast with David Crowell’s “Pacific Coast Highway,” Jody Talbot’s “Tide Harmonic,” and John Adams’s “The Dharma at Big Sur.”

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • Apr 18: The Leonkoro Quartet plays Brahms’s String Quartet No.1 from the Octagon Theater in Pully, Switzerland.
  • Apr 20: The North German Radio Symphony heads south…and west…to Madrid! We’ll hear them on tour with pianist Igor Levit playing Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

Rhapsody in Black
Thurs 9pm CT & Sun 4pm CT

  • Where we turn up the voices of Black artists in the world of classical music. This week focuses on Organist Alcee Chriss III.

Saturday Cinema
Sat 10am – 12pm CT

  • “Does this Dress Make Me Look Famous?”: Films with the greatest costumes and best costume designers. Including Cleopatra, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, Funny Face. Also including designers: Edith Head, Irene Sharaff, Orry-Kelly and Givenchy.

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • As we anticipate Earth Day and Arbor Day, we’ll celebrate with music about the natural world around us: oceans, trees, mountains, rivers, and more.

APM Presents special of the week

The Poetry Café

Air Window: Now – June 30, 2024

The Poetry Café is poetry, live music and artist interviews around creating community through the arts. It is place where voices and ideas are valued and amplified to feed your mind, your body and your soul. This one-hour special features interviews with poet, playwright, filmaker and educator Ebony Payne-English and with poet and rapper Moses West, along with live poetry performances from various artists.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Classical Monthly – April 2024

Reminders

APM Weekly Newsletter

Classical updates are included in the APM Weekly newsletter each Thursday. Forward-promote what listeners can anticipate on APM classical programs and on C24. Subscribe to the APM Weekly here.Spring Fundraising Promos

Spring fundraisers are available on Content Depot. Follow the links below:


Programming News

APM Presents: April Specials

A Passion for Bach and Coltrane with the Imani Winds
Available now – June 30, 2024

Scott Blankenship shared his experience of working on this special with us:

After producing Carols as Home with Imani Winds last winter, I was very excited to continue our partnership with the group to bring Jeff Scott’s Grammy winning Passion for Bach and Coltrane to listeners. AB Spellman’s book of poems “Things I Must Have Known” inspired Passion for Bach and Coltrane, and it explores the musical mastery of J.S. Bach, John Coltrane, as well as religion and mortality. It also asks the inevitable question, what if JS Bach and John Coltrane were to meet?

I’ve never worked on a project like this. Toyin Spellman-Diaz again took the host chair and conducted intimate interviews with group members and her father AB Spellman. My biggest challenge as the producer was to determine what parts of the interviews to keep, because there were so many moments of pure gold in their conversations! Plus, the innovative way they integrate baroque music of Bach with the transcendent jazz aesthetics of Coltrane might seem unlikely, but they make it work in a magical way.

May Specials Sneak Peek…

Folk Classics Across the Globe — never-before recorded folk tunes from three contrasting countries and cultures: Iran, Venezuela and Ukraine/Russia.

Fur, Feathers and Flutes — celebrating the love we have for our special companions and their connection to music.

For more upcoming specials visit our website.


New and Upcoming

Pipedreams Live in Williamsburg, VA
On April 21, Pipedreams host Michael Barone will appear as master-of-ceremonies, commentator and interviewer for an Open Door Concert Series event at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. Joining Michael will be composer and recitalist Aaron David Miller and three organ students from William & Mary College. This event will feature the 40 stop and 51 rank Buzard Pipe Organ, Opus 32.

SymphonyCast highlights the Oregon Symphony & Berlin Philharmonic
Coming up on SymphonyCast in April, Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist Andy Akiho performs his concerto for steel pan and orchestra with the Oregon Symphony, and legendary pianist Martha Argerich joins Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin Philharmonic for Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto.

And we wish a happy one-year anniversary to Steve Seel as the host of SymphonyCast!

Classical 24 Celebrates
Don’t miss 30 days of musical poetry all April long as C24 celebrates National Poetry Month. Listen for a piece of music about poetry every day at 3 pm CT.

Sir Neville Marriner’s 100th birthday is April 15th and C24 will celebrate by featuring Marriner recordings all day long.

Performance Today’s Classical Woman of the Year
Performance Today recently announced their Classical Woman of the year: Deborah Borda. She spoke with Fred Child about her career and accomplishments on the March 29th episode.

“I’m thrilled that Deborah Borda is our 2024 Performance Today Classical Woman of the Year,” said Fred Child, host and senior editor of Performance Today. “Though much of her career has been behind-the-scenes, some of the most cherished aspects of today’s classical scene wouldn’t be what they are without her guiding spirit and determination. She combines the forward-thinking savvy and intelligent risk-taking of an entrepreneur with the passionate dedication of an artist. As a former violinist and violist, her administrative vision is driven by her devotion to music itself.

“She has created greater access to music for communities, families, and individuals across the country. She has piloted the creation and renovation of some of the most important concert venues of our time. She has envisioned and brought into being some of the most fruitful artistic partnerships and collaborations of our era. She’s steadily laid the foundations for greater stability in several major classical music institutions, which means musicians can focus on making music, and audiences have reliably vibrant and meaningful concerts and events. It is with great pleasure that we recognize Deborah Borda with this well-deserved award.”

Performance Today’s Young Artists
Listen for 2024’s Young Artists on Performance Today beginning with Sarah Ma, violinist, on April 17th. Learn more about Performance Today’s Young Artists program and see their impressive list of alumni here.

Performance Today: Request for Music

If you have a strong partnership with your local orchestra, please encourage them to submit their concerts to us- If you have a contact who’d like to start (or continue) submitting to PT, please put them in touch with kslusher@mpr.org for guidelines and a submission account.

News/Talk APM Monthly April 2024

News/Talk: April 2024

Reminders

BBC Topline Promos
New BBC Topline promos are now available in ContentDepot. They can be downloaded in the Promotional Materials section.

Spring Fundraisers
Spring fundraisers are now available on Content Depot. Follow the links below:


Five New Call to Mind Specials for May Mental Health Awareness Month

Join Call to Mind for a new Mental Health Awareness Series for May Mental Health Awareness Month. Host Kimberly Adams guides you through five new episodes exploring emerging issues and research on vital issues in mental health. Each hour features compelling interviews with top experts, the voices of people living with mental illness, and sound-rich stories from across the country. Read more here.

Titles in the series:


APM Presents: April Specials
Check out our specials for Earth Day and more.

How We Survive: The Worth of Water
Available now – June 30, 2024

Witness History: The Environment
Available now – April 30, 2024

California Love: K-Pop Dreaming – Moon Night
Available now – May 31, 2024

The Poetry Café
Available now – June 30, 2024

Community Science Unifies Us Around Climate Change
Available now – April 30, 2024

How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong**
Available now – June 30, 2024

**How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong is now available in SpanishContact your APM Rep for more information if you’d like to broadcast the Spanish-language version**For our full list of specials please visit our APM Presents homepage.


BBC’s Unexpected Elements now on ContentDepot

By popular demand, the BBC’s new fun and engaging one-hour science program is now available on Content Depot for your automating ease! Satisfy your listeners requests for MORE SCIENCE with Unexpected Elements — The news you know, the science you don’t. Unexpected Elements looks beyond everyday narratives to discover a goldmine of scientific stories and connections from around the globe. Listen to a sample episode here. This program is included as part of your BBC subscription.

Localized Reporting with Marketplace and APM Research Labs

Over the last several months, the APM Research Lab and Marketplace teamed up with APM Distribution to test the viability of a project we’ve internally code-named MERLEN– Marketplace Easily Reportable Localized Economic Numbers.

Starting with employment data from the monthly jobs and unemployment report, this project automates analysis of national data and puts the local data in national context. We then provide script-ready analysis of the information tailored to local markets for use by local stations for web stories, social media and on-air. Over the next several months we intend to expand to other data sets, possibly including housing starts, gross domestic product, poverty rates, and inflation reports.

Our beta group includes KNOW, KCFR, KPCC/LAist, WGCU and WVXU. Recently, WGCU published this article with the data MERLEN provided. We’re thrilled to contribute to local reporting in this way and hope to expand the program to include more station participants. If you are interested in learning more, let your Station Relations Rep know.


Welcome Additions

  • WLTR – BBC Unexpected Elements
  • WXXI – BBC Newshour
  • WHYY – BBC The Arts Hour
  • WVIK – BBC Newshour
  • WYPR – BBC The Newsroom
  • WTJZ – BBC Newshour
  • KERA – BBC The Arts Hour

APM Weekly April 8 – 12, 2024

BBC

Topline

  • New generic promos for Topline are now available in ContentDepot and can be downloaded from the Promotional Materials section.

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks to songwriter and author Alice Randall about her new book, “My Black Country: A Journey Through Country Music’s Black Past, Present, and Future.”
  • A few places in the country have changed the way restaurant workers are paid. Alaska, California, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and most recently, Washington DC. No longer are restaurants there allowed to count tips as part of hourly wages, and so they would have to pay minimum wage, which is substantial in some places. Marketplace’s Sabri Ben-Achour reports.

Marketplace Morning Report

“Living Together: The Wealth of Generations”
Four-part series: April 3, 5, 8, 9

The multigenerational home was the typical living arrangement in mid-19th century America. A century later the multigenerational home was the exception rather than the norm. Yet, almost unremarked, several forces combined over the past half century to gradually reinvigorate the idea that multiple generations living together is a financially smart and emotionally rewarding choice.

Next up: A major factor behind the shift in living arrangements are immigrants making a home for themselves in the U.S. For Friday’s installment of the series, senior economics contributor Chris Farrell meets with an immigrant family in Waterloo, Iowa.

Also slated to air Monday, April 8: Nancy Marshall-Genzer looks into why women are disproportionately affected by medical debt.

Marketplace Tech

Monday April 8: Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino speaks with Sheera Frenkel at The New York Times, about Israel’s deployment and use of facial recognition in Gaza.

Tuesday April 9: AI supermodels are increasingly being used by the fashion industry, as they’re quicker and cheaper. Some models and agencies are fans, but others want to see more protection for the image rights of models. A look at the growing impact of AI and modeling.

On Point

  • Monday, April 8: As humans, we have conversations all the time BUT research shows, we aren’t very good at communicating? So, what makes someone a better communicator? Or even…a super communicator?
  • Tuesday, April 9: “3 Body Problem”, a Netflix adaptation of the popular Chinese sci-fi novel by the same name, is causing controversy in China for its depiction of the Cultural Revolution. So, how does the series compare to reality? An On Point deep dive into one of the most crucial periods in modern Chinese history.
  • Wednesday, April 10: As Washington condemns Israel for the killing of seven aid workers with World Central Kitchen, the Biden administration is working on an $18 billion sale of jets to Israel. President Biden says the “mistaken” killings are unacceptable–saying he is outraged and heartbroken. But will Jose Andres, celebrity chef turned beloved humanitarian, be the one whose influence pushes Biden to change course on Israel’s war in Gaza?
  • Friday, April 12: Children are specializing in specific sports at ever younger ages. Parents are shelling out more and more money for kids to have personal trainers or play on travel teams year-round. Is all this good for kids? Or a recipe for injury and burnout?

The Splendid Table

April 12 – Repeat episode

You will get your weekly dose of fruits and vegetables this week with award-winning author, Abra Berens author of Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking With Fruit, and Sheela Prakash and her new book Salad Seasons: Vegetable-Forward Dishes All Year.


Classical

Performance Today

  • April 8: A whole hour dedicated to music inspired by the cosmos, as we anticipate a total solar eclipse. Music from Mahler, Borodin, Handel, Beethoven, Haydn, Khachaturian and Augusta Read Thomas
  • April 9: Orli Shaham performs Dvorak at last summer’s Music @ Menlo festival in Menlo Park, CA
  • April 10: Courtney Bryan, performs Milhaud’s La creation du monde with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Louis Langree
  • April 11: Kalena Bovell, conducts the Sewanee Summer Music Festival Orchestra in a performance of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade for Orchestra in A Minor
  • April 12: Simone Dinnerstein performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 6 with the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra conducted by Robert Manno, from Tannersville, NY

Classical 24

National Poetry Month
Every day in April at 3 pm CT, we’ll feature a piece of music inspired by poetry.

  • April 8: Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • April 9: Tavener: The Tyger
  • April 10: Coleman: Portraits of Langston
  • April 11: Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
  • April 12: Orff: Carmina Burana – O Fortuna
  • April 13: Bedford: Sun paints Rainbows on Vast Waves
  • April 14: Stanford: The Bluebird

Solar Eclipse, Monday April 8: From 1pm to 4pm CT, the solar eclipse will be making its way across the eastern United States. We’ll feature music about the sun and the moon throughout those hours.

New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
Wed 7:15am/5pm CT & Sat 9am CT

  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (JoAnn Falletta), Bella Hristova (violin) speak on their new album ECHOES OF EASTERN EUROPE (Beau Fleuve) which feature recordings of Dvorak (Symphony No. 7), David Ludwig (Violin Concerto, premiere recording).

Extra Ecclectic with Steve Seel
Wed 10pm-12am CT

  • As we bask in the afterglow of Monday’s eclipse, we’ll hear music about light and shadows, including Vanessa Lann’s “Shining Still,” Harmen Fraanje and Arve Henriksen’s “The Dark Light,” Elena Ruehr’s “Shadow Light,” and Outi Tarkiainen’s “Midnight Sun Variations.”

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • Apr 11: Two selections from a concert with the BBC National Philharmonic of Wales in Swansea, Wales: first, the Elegy for Strings by Welsh composer Grace Williams. Then, violinist Liya Petrova plays Carl Nielsen’s Violin Concerto.
  • Apr 13: Edouard Lalo’s Sympphone Espagnole is a crowd-pleasing show-stopper for violin, and we’ll hear it with violinist Sarah Nemtanu in her native Romania with the Georges Enescu Philharmonic.

Rhapsody in Black
Thurs 9pm CT & Sun 4pm CT

  • Where we turn up the voices of Black artists in the world of classical music. This week’s episode features Seth Parker Woods, two-time Grammy-nominated cellist who is reimagining traditional works and commissioning new ones to propel classical music into the future.

Saturday Cinema
Sat 10am – 12pm CT

  • Two full hours of your favorite film music. This week’s theme is What a character! – you might know the face, but not the name? Music from films that feature great character actors like Edward Everett Horton, Alec Guiness, Peter Sellers, Anna Revere, Beulah Bondi, Thomas Mitchell and more!

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • April Showers… April can be wild, with rain, snow, and wind. But the flowers will bloom eventually. We’ll hear music about all kinds of weather, and flowers, too.

APM Presents special of the week

Witness History: The Environment

Air Window: Now – April 30, 2024

An all-new collection of stories from the BBC’s Witness History program, with new stories of environmentalism and conservation. We’ll meet people who have been instrumental in protecting the Amazon rainforest, elephants, and the Russian arctic.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

FY25 Pricing Message

Dear Colleagues –

I hope this message finds you, your families, friends and co-workers well.  I’m writing today to share that APM will be commencing our annual pricing discussions for the fiscal year in the weeks ahead.

APM’s FY25 pricing season will reflect a modest increase to select news programming, include new products from the BBC and continue to offer a diverse selection of programming opportunities via APM Presents, our curated offering of 15-20 quarterly specials.

In a landscape of continued economic uncertainties, it’s our hope that this offer will help put you in the best position to succeed in the year ahead:

  • The BBC World Service, On Point and APM Classical Programming will reflect 3% YOY increases.
  • APM Affiliation and Marketplace will remain flat to FY24 fees.
  • The Daily will continue to be offered with no carriage fee.
  • APM Presents will continue to be included as part of your overall APM Affiliation.

I’d also like to take this time to share two new offers from the BBC as you plan your FY25 weekday and weekend programming, both available via Content Depot:

  • Topline Zero: beginning Monday, May 6th, APM and the BBC Partner Hub will add Topline Zero, a 1:29 feed of the world’s most important unfolding stories, curated for U.S. audiences and made to complement your schedule and the Morning Edition® clock. Available from 5:18-5:52am ET Monday through Friday, Topline Zero will join the 6 other unique hourly Topline feeds offered every weekday via Content Depot until 11:52am ET. To learn more about Topline Zero including existing feeds 1-6, visit apmdistribution.org.
  • Unexpected Elements: a one-hour weekly show that looks behind the stories of the day to discover a goldmine of scientific stories and connections from around the globe. From Afronauts, to why we argue, to a deep dive on animal lifespans: your listeners will see the world in a new way. Available on Content Depot every Friday and included in your BBC subscription. Give it a listen here.

Your Station Relations Representative will be reaching out over the weeks ahead to share additional information about APM FY25 pricing, answer any questions you may have and discuss APM opportunities that may be of interest to you and your audiences.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to a successful year ahead serving audiences together with you.

Best,
Mark Evans
Managing Director, APMG Broadcast Distribution

APM Weekly April 1 – April 5, 2024

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

  • We hear about the economic impact of the 2024 solar eclipse entrepreneurs across the path of totality.
  • And our reporting from Baltimore continues—Gretchen Blough, customs broker at Logistics Plus in Erie, PA, describes how the closure of the Port of Baltimore is affecting business.

Marketplace Tech

Monday April 1: Marketplace’s Lily Jamali speaks with Sarah Myers West, AI Now Institute, about the National AI Research Resource and what she sees as the dangers of private-public AI partnerships.

Wednesday April 3: Lily Jamali and Marketplace’s China Correspondent Jennifer Pak talk about the differences between the products ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, offers to the U.S. users versus consumers in China.

On Point

  • Monday, April 1: Parents are getting criminally charged for mass shootings committed by their children. Could it make a difference in the nation’s gun violence epidemic?
  • Tuesday, April 2: Since its federal legalization in 2018, the sports betting industry became a powerful force for the US economy, generating over $5 billion in taxes to date. But with growing concerns ranging from violence toward athletes to addiction, is it time to reconsider how we regulate sports betting?
  • Wednesday, April 3: Pig Butchering is the term given to an online scam in which the victim is lured into making increasing financial investments in cryptocurrency before the scammer disappears. It’s estimated that the scam has netted $75 billion since the start of the pandemic–that’s more than the GDP of Myanmar or Cambodia, where many Pig Butchering operations are based. Now the criminal gangs are harassing US-based researchers trying to expose the scam. We hear from those involved.

The Splendid Table

April 5 – New episode

This week we’re spending time with two guests at very different stages of their careers and expertise. Jewish food authority Joan Nathan author of many books including her newest, a memoir, My Life in Recipes and documentarian Von Diaz author of Islas, A Celebration of Tropical Cooking. They have one thing in common. They both find that the most important stories in food are not found on the tables of grand restaurants, but rather in the homes and lives of regular people.


Classical

Performance Today

  • April 1: PT presents an hour of music inspired by poetry
  • April 2: Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Leonidas Kavakos perform Beethoven’s 4th Symphony, arranged for string quartet, from the Verbier Festival in Verbier, Switzerland
  • April 3: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performs George Gershwin’s An American in Paris, conducted by Louis Langree from Cincinnati Music Hall in Cincinnati, OH
  • April 4: Catalyst Quartet performs 5 Fantasiestucke for String Quartet by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH
  • April 5: Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya, performs Bonecos de Olinda by Clarice Assad at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, WY

APM Presents special of the week

How We Survive: The Worth of Water

Air Window: April 1 – June 30, 2024

In a station special adapted from Marketplace’s award-winning podcast “How We Survive,” host Amy Scott visits places across the West that must fundamentally rethink how water is divided up and used. Over the course of an hour, we’ll meet a couple scrambling to find an affordable water supply amidst a worsening drought and making the most of every drop. We’ll look at some of the tech innovations that could help us find a way out of the water crisis—which include looking to the ocean, the sewer and even the sky to produce drinking water. And finally, we’ll look at a growing movement, rooted in Indigenous values, to give nature—rivers, fish, crops and trees—the same rights as people, and what that might mean for the future of the Colorado River.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Weekly March 25 – 29, 2024

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks to Aki Ito about her piece on resume spammer bots, and what happened when she tried to use them to apply for jobs.
  • Some lawmakers and AI companies want a new federal agency to oversee and regulate AI. So…where will the actual workers come from? Master of Public Policy programs don’t have AI curriculum just yet, and there’s a very small number of people in academia or the private sector that understand the tech. Marketplace’s Matt Levin reports.

Marketplace Tech

Monday March 25: Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino speaks with New York Times reporter Eli Tan about crypto’s resurgence in the Philippines.

Thursday March 28: “Jawboning” = the act of gov. making under-the-table deals with social media (and other tech) companies to influence their policies, especially, content moderation policies. Marketplace’s Lily Jamali speaks with Matt Perault, UNC Chapel Hill, about how “jawboning” showed up during his tenure at Facebook.

On Point

  • Monday, March 25: When should kids be allowed on social media? Some parents say never. Inside the “no social media” movement.
  • Tuesday, March 26: Attacks on abortion, Plan B, birth control, IVF. Even “recreational sex”. What’s in the GOP political playbook on reproductive health.
  • Wednesday, March 27: Languishing. That feeling of a lack of motivation or direction. Disengagement from community. Most people feel a sense of languishing at some point in their lives. So how do we move from languishing to flourishing?

The Splendid Table

March 29 – Repeat episode

We’re devoting an hour to baking this week with Natasha Pickowicz, author of More Than Cake: 100 Baking Recipes Built for Pleasure and Community, Chetna Makan author of Chetna’s Easy Baking: with a Twist of Spice and Esteban Castillo, author of Chicano Bakes: Recipes for Mexican Pan Dulce, Tamales and My Favorite Desserts.


Classical

Performance Today

  • Mar 25: Christian Reif leads the Lakes Area Music Festival Orchestra in a performance of Anna Clyne’s This Midnight Hour from Brainerd, MN
  • Mar 26: Benjamin Beilman, Yura Lee and Bion Tsang perform Sergei Taneyev’s String Trio in D from The Center for Chamber Music in Seattle, WA
  • Mar 27: Alice K. Dade performs Vivaldi’s Flute Concerto in D Major at Festival Mozaic
  • Mar 28: Pianist Daniela Liebman performs Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 3 Op. 28 in a minor at the Beaches Fine Arts Series in Jacksonville Florida
  • Mar 29: Fred Child will announce Performance Today’s 2024 Classical Woman of the Year

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New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
Wed 7:15am/5pm CT & Sat 9am CT

  • Gao Hong speaks with Julie Amacher about her new album Alondra

Extra Ecclectic with Steve Seel
Wed 10pm-12am CT

  • We wrap up four weeks of Women’s History Month with Caroline Shaw, Julia Kent, Gemma Peacocke, and many others.

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • Mar 28: 12 am CT: Being in a touring group as a music student is a tremendous thrill: we’ll hear a group of Estonian musicians on tour in Germany playing Five Arabesques by contemporary composer Alisson Kruusma.
  • Mar 30: A rare European performance of music by Jessie Montgomery: the Noreia String Quartet plays Montgomery’s “Source Code” at the Carainthian Summer Music Festival in Steindorf, Germany.

Rhapsody in Black
Thurs 9pm CT & Sun 4pm CT

  • Where we turn up the voices of Black artists in the world of classical music. This week focuses on The String Queens.

Saturday Cinema
Sat 10am – 12pm CT

  • It is an episode filled with Listener Requests!

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • March birthdays: Some big names to celebrate this month, including J.S. Bach (we’ll hear a bit of is B Minor Mass in honor of Holy Week, too), Frederic Chopin, Modest Mussorgsky, and more.

APM Presents special of the week

California Love: K-Pop Dreaming – Moon Night

Air Window: April 1 – May 31, 2024

K-Pop Dreaming host Vivian Yoon takes us to an American military neighborhood in Seoul in the late 1980s. Tucked in an alleyway was a little grimy club that blasted American hip-hop, the place was for African American GIs to cut loose, but it pulled in an unexpected crowd – young Koreans who would become the pioneers of modern K-pop. Itaewon was also the setting for the beginning of another story – it was the place where Vivian’s parents met and fell in love. Features Kang Won Rae, one of K-pop’s legends that came out of the Moon Night scene.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Weekly March 18 – 22, 2024

News

BBC World Service

New generic promos for the BBC World Service are up on ContentDepot now. You can find them in the promotional materials tab here.

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

  • Breaking Ground Series – March 18 – 20: We’ve reported on the challenge of finding homeowner’s insurance in risky markets like Florida and California, but it’s getting harder for homeowners to find affordable insurance even in less risky places. According to the insurance agency Matic, premiums for new policies rose 8.6% last year, on average, and 24% for renewals. Deductibles are climbing, too. And the number of available policies dropped by half. Meanwhile insurers are making record profits. Marketplace’s Amy Scott looks at why this is happening and how it’s affecting the housing market — making it even harder for people to buy homes and causing some deals to fall through.
  • Kai talks with Emily Badger, reporter for the NYT, about the piece she co-authored on New York City’s trash problem.

Marketplace Morning Report

  • March 15: We look at the alarming decline of federal workers in the nation’s capital. Data from the BLS shows that for more than 20 years, while the number of federal employees nationwide has been growing, it’s been shrinking in DC. Pegged to the release of the latest metro-area BLS employment figures, Marketplace’s Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on what’s going on – and how it’s affecting the economy of the city.

Marketplace Tech

Tuesday March 19: Marketplace’s Lily Jamali speaks with Elizabeth Lopatto at The Verge about how Redditors feel about the expected Reddit IPO.

Wednesday March 20: For the next installment of our series “Decoding Democracy,” Lily Jamali and Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams discuss how visual deepfakes can mislead voters, how people can best spot them and protect themselves from being mislead by them.

On Point

  • Monday, March 18: Duke University recently announced plans to close its century-old herbarium. With a looming biodiversity crisis and climate change, botanists say it’s dangerous to shut down a facility that’s home to more than a million plant specimens.
  • Tuesday, March 19: A growing number of U.S. states are considering using ranked choice voting in elections. Some say the method, where you rank your preferred candidates rather than selecting just one, will fix American democracy. We look at what’s driving the push for ranked choice voting.
  • Wednesday, March 20: Private equity has a new target customer: the wrongfully convicted. When exonerees need cash while lengthy settlements finalize, finance companies can provide it but at a very high interest rate. We’ll examine why private equity is making exonerees their latest investment.

The Splendid Table

March 22 – New episode

We are spending the hour taking your calls with the charming culinary superstar Sohla El-Waylly. Sohla is a writer, teacher, chef, and media personality appearing on tv and internet shows for The New York TimesHistory Channel, and the show The Big Brunch. Her much anticipated first book is Start Here: Instructions for Becoming a Better Cook.


Classical

Performance Today

  • Mar 18: Lara Downes performs music by Harry T. Burleigh from Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC
  • Mar 19: Mei-Ann Chen, conducts ROCO in a performance of Zoltan Kodaly’s “Dances of Marosszek” from the Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX
  • Mar 20: JoAnn Falletta, conducts The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Florent Schmitt’s “Legende” from Buffalo, NY
  • Mar 21: 2023 Classical Woman of the Year Gabriela Montero co-hosts PT with Fred Child
  • Mar 22: Efe Baltacigil and Anton Nel perform Johannes Brahms’ “Sonata for Cello and Piano in F Major, Op. 99” from The Center for Chamber Music in Seattle, WA

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New Classical Tracks with Melissa Ousley
Wed 7:15am/5pm CT & Sat 9am CT

  • Vikingur Olafson talks with Melissa about his new album the Goldberg Variations.

Extra Ecclectic with Steve Seel
Wed 10pm-12am CT

  • More music for Women’s History Month, including Andrea Tarrodi’s “Nightingale,” as well as music by Molly Joyce, Amanda Feery, Allison Loggins-Hull, and more.

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • Mar 21: Tabita Berglund leads the Swedish Radio Symphony in “A Drama in the Air” by contemporary Swedish composer Britta Bystrom.
  • Mar 23: We head to Eisenach, Germany, to hear flutist Tatjana Ruhland and pianist Frank Dupree play Cecile Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Piano.

Rhapsody in Black
Thurs 9pm CT & Sun 4pm CT

  • Where we turn up the voices of Black artists in the world of classical music. This week focuses on Julia Perry.

Saturday Cinema
Sat 10am – 12pm CT

  • March Birthdays: The Famous Film Folks who celebrate March Birthdays. David Niven, Ron Howard, Cyd Charisse, Barry Fitrzgerald, Edward Everett horton, Liza Minelli, Dvid Lean, Shirley jones, Gordon Macrae.

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • Spring Has Sprung! We’re celebrating the (eventual) return of green grass, flowers, and warmth with all sorts of musical representations of the season.

APM Presents special of the week

A Passion for Bach and Coltrane with Imani Winds

Air Window: March 29 – June 30, 2024

Jeff Scott’s new Grammy winning oratorio is full of inspiration from two giants of music – Johann Sebastian Bach and John Coltrane. Passion for Bach and Coltrane with Imani Winds is an innovative and surprising confluence of classical and jazz. Scott is the founding horn player of Imani Winds, and along with the Harlem Jazz Quartet, jazz soloists, and spoken word by AB Spellman, Passion for Bach and Coltrane offers an intimate perspective on Imani Wind’s most personal recording in their 25-year history.
**This air window has been extended until June 30, 2024**