Marketplace Special Series – The Economy, What Now?

APM is excited to bring you a new three-part Marketplace special series – The Economy, What Now? The convergence of a spiraling pandemic, unprecedented economic free fall and a national reckoning about racial injustice pushes us to examine what happens next. Is this the inflection point where we’ll see change in the direction of our country?

Ep. 1 – MARKETPLACE TECH – Technology: The Pivot Point
Air Window: Friday, July 31 at 2 p.m. – Thursday, August 6 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Host: Molly Wood
During this recession, technology has been keeping society and the economy afloat, from the platforms distributing food and masks to the physical wiring that lets us all stay connected. Biotech companies are working to transform the way we fight and cure diseases like COVID-19, and educators are struggling to find ways to make digital learning as effective as in-person classes. Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood shares how current innovations might help us transition to our post-pandemic future, and how the crisis has underscored the inequity in internet access.

Ep. 2 – MARKETPLACE MORNING REPORT – Reimagining the Economy
Air Window: Friday, August 7 at 2 p.m. – Thursday, August 13 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Host: David Brancaccio
We are in the midst of a pandemic that has led to one of the worst economic crises in our history. Once the public health emergency becomes manageable, this country still faces one of the biggest public issue of our lifetimes: will we go back to business, inequity and the systemic racism we had, or will we draw a blueprint for the economy we want? In this one-hour special, Marketplace Morning Report’s David Brancaccio explores what a new reimagined economy might look like and what it will take for us to get there.

Ep. 3 – MARKETPLACE PM – The Economy, Reset
Air Window: Friday, August 14 at 2 p.m. – Thursday, August 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Host: Kai Ryssdal
The pandemic and the financial crisis have highlighted a fundamental truth: our economy has never worked for everyone. The Black unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the white unemployment rate, even during the past 11 years of economic expansion. In the last few months, 40% of Black-owned businesses have closed, and essential workers are disproportionately Black and Latino. Black Americans make up around 13% of the population, but they account for 23% of all COVID-19 deaths. Kai Ryssdal will talk with experts about what it will take to begin to end the systemic racism that has defined our society and our economy for the last 400 years. Through host interviews, relevant historic examples, and personal stories, the program will offer solutions-based ideas for a fully integrated and inclusive economy. It will also outline some of the institutional obstacles that any such changes will face.

If you have any questions about carrying these programs, do not hesitate to reach out to your Station Relations Representative. For more information about this special series visit APMDistribution.org.

What’s coming up from APM July 6-12

Here are the latest updates for upcoming programs. PLEASE NOTE: All details are subject to change. Additional details will be shared via ContentDepot as they become available.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.

News

BBC World Service

Coronavirus Coverage

Marketplace

Week of July 6

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks with Marica Chatelain, Professor at Georgetown about her book Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.
  • Kai talks to Edward Doyle-Gillespie of the Baltimore Police Academy about his approach to his job.
  • It’s a fact of housing in this country that while some thriving cities can’t build fast enough for their growing populations, others wish people would take their houses with them when they leave. At last count there were more than six million vacant and abandoned houses around the country. Many are in rust belt cities and rural areas that have been losing population for decades. Cities like Baltimore, Maryland – where the number of vacant houses has barely budged in a decade despite millions of dollars in investment. And as Marketplace’s Amy Scott reports, COVID-19 could make matters worse.

Marketplace Tech

  • July 6: A look at how tech companies assign certain people to handle ethics within a company. Sometimes they have power, sometimes they don’t. 

Classical

Performance Today

July 6: Performance Today will feature Young Artist in Residence – Violinist Geneva Lewis. 

Arts and Culture

Live from Here

Please see our post on the APM Distribution blog regarding the changes to Live from Here . The entire remaining rebroadcast schedule is available on the APM Distribution site.

July 11: Rebroadcast – New York City, NY
Guests:

  • Trey Anastasio
  • The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
  • Sarah Jarosz
  • Dulcé Sloan

The Splendid Table

As The Splendid Table continues to take listener home cooking questions, follow the program’s updates on Twitter and encourage listeners to send in their questions as voice memos to contact@splendidtable.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.

Encore episode – July 10: This week is devoted to the spicy nightshade, the chili. We have a lesson in chiles rellenos from Bricia Lopez of Guelaguetza Restaurant in Los Angeles. Francis heads to Heatonist in NYC for a taste test of hot sauces. John “Doc” Willoughby introduces us to a delicious ground chili powder from France called Piment d’Espelette, and America’s Test Kitchen explains the nuance between the raw and the cooked. 

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Weekend Programming Opportunities

As Live from Here production and national distribution comes to a close, we’ve included alternative weekend news & information, arts & culture and/or classical music programming opportunities as you consider updates to your weekend schedule.

Per American Public Media’s FY21 pricing offer, any program not previously carried on your schedule in FY20 will be offered at no charge for the entirety of FY21.

Live from Here will continue to offer repeat broadcasts through mid-September and carrying stations will not be billed for the show after June 30.


News & Information

BBC Newshour
Clear, rigorous, well-paced and LIVE every day, Newshour brings BBC’s unmatched reporting from all around the globe right to your listeners. Two weekend feeds at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET available on ContentDepot.

BBC Documentaries & Specials
Each month, the BBC World Service offers several new documentaries and specials selected specifically for U.S. audiences, with in-depth, relevant reporting. Typically one-hour, or two half-hours on a similar topic, they offer great content for any time of day, and satisfy audiences’ needs for deeper narratives and more reflective listening — and are available on ContentDepot.

APM Reports: Various Documentaries & Specials
APM Reports’ in-depth investigations and documentaries strive to raise awareness, trigger debate, and prompt positive change. These journalists shed light on the truth with distinctive reporting. With award-winning documentaries on education, history, health, and justice, the APM Reports team brings your audiences documentaries that speak to the modern moment, with flexible air windows to allow for easy carriage.

NEW 2020 Education Docs: “Covid on Campus,” “What the Words Say: Why so many kids don’t understand what they read” and “Black at Mizzou: Confronting race on campus”


Weekend Programming Opportunities

The Splendid Table
A culinary, culture and lifestyle program, it has hosted our nation’s conversations about cooking, sustainability and food culture and has introduced us to generations of food dignitaries. One-hour program available weekly on ContentDepot.

BBC – The Arts Hour
The Arts Hour, presented by Nikki Bedi, brings you a weekly showcase of the best in global arts from across the BBC and from broadcasters around the world, with a range of rich arts, culture and entertainment stories.
One-hour program available for download weekly on the BBC Partners Site.

BBC – The History Hour
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there. The History Hour is the best of Witness from across the week – extraordinary accounts from key moments in time brought to life by those who were there. One-hour program available for download weekly on the BBC Partners Site.

APM Celebrates|APM Honors Specials
Discover year-round specials that celebrate, honor and memorialize events and individuals. From annual listener favorites like The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential, to classical music specials, to new offerings that explore everything from transportation trends to personal history and grief, APM Celebrates offers something for every audience and occasion.


Classical Music

Performance Today (Weekend)
Performance Today is available as a weekday show (M-F) and a weekend offering (Performance Today Weekend). Hosted by Fred Child, this two-hour program shares great performances from festivals and public radio stations across the country, shines the spotlight on young soloists from American conservatories through PT’s Young Artist in Residence program and challenges listeners with a weekly Piano Puzzler.

SymphonyCast
This two-hour weekly program features full-length concerts recently performed from around the world, showcasing material drawn from Europe’s premier symphony orchestras and festivals, along with U.S. orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra.

Pipedreams
Offered as a one or two hour show, each week Pipedreams host Michael Barone shares selected organ works and performances, talks with composers, organists, organ builders and restorers. The show features brand new instruments in churches and concert halls plus historic pipe organs recorded in locations around the world – from ancient instruments in vast cathedrals to the “mighty Wurlitzers” of movie house fame.

What’s coming up from APM June 22-28

Here are the latest updates for upcoming programs. PLEASE NOTE: All details are subject to change. Additional details will be shared via ContentDepot as they become available.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.

News

APM COVID-19 Coverage

See how APM programs are covering the coronavirus pandemic. Visit this page to view what is available.

BBC World Service

Coronavirus Coverage

Marketplace

Week of June 22

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks to Jia Lynn Yang, author of One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924-1965.
  • Kai talks to Pamela Newkirk, NYU journalism professor and author of Diversity, Inc. about workplace diversity. 
  • In early March, Marketplace’s Marielle Segarra visited the distribution center for ThredUp, one of the biggest resale platforms. It accepts items from peoples’ closets and resells them online, sharing part of the profit with the original owner. The company receives more than 100,000 items a day and uses an elaborate tracking and warehouse system to decide which items to accept, price, them, and get them out the door. Just a week later, as the virus lockdowns hit the U.S., everything changed. We join her on that visit and talk about what’s different now — and how resale is continuing to do well at a time when overall clothing sales have dropped dramatically.

Marketplace Tech

  • June 22: This week we’re reporting on how people are dealing with their internet service in recent months, including those who can’t afford it or who live in areas where it’s unavailable.
  • June 23: The FCC is about to spend $16 billion to increase broadband availability, but is relying on faulty maps. We’ll talk about broadband speeds, access and how little we really know about coverage.
  • June 24: Even if you can get broadband, the costs can vary widely. We’ll talk about how that divide got to be that way and whether it bears any relation to the cost of delivering the product. 
  • June 25: Given the lack of competition in many markets for internet services, what’s the state of play on new entrants that could offer better service/lower prices? Is COVID speeding up or slowing down this process?

Classical

Performance Today

Performance Today’s “My Name Is…” series returns June 22-July 3. The series highlights the influential legacy of black music and calls specific attention to the contributions of contemporary classical artists and musicians. Music and clips will be featured from series guests including Jonathan Bailey Holland, Lee Koonce and Kelly Hall-Tompkins.

Arts and Culture

Live from Here

Please see our post on the APM Distribution blog regarding the changes to Live from Here, and look for upcoming ContentDepot messaging with details about the rebroadcast schedule.

The Splendid Table

As The Splendid Table continues to take listener home cooking questions, follow the program’s updates on Twitter and encourage listeners to send in their questions as voice memos to contact@splendidtable.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.

Rebroadcast – June 26: Vegetarian/vegan cooking and eating

  • We take a trip to Philadelphia’s beloved vegetable-focused restaurant Vedge for a vegan take on our series, The Key 3.
  • We have a story about what it is like to come out as vegetarian to your family.
  • Contributor Melissa Clark talks to British food writer Diana Henry about how to plan a vegetable-focused menu. Diana’s book is How to Eat a Peach
  • America’s Test Kitchen brings us the hows and whys of the Smashed Cucumber Salad.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Important APM Programming Update

Dear colleagues —

I’m writing this note to share some important news with you. As a result of COVID-19, the current economic climate has pushed us to make some challenging decisions. After much consideration American Public Media has made the difficult decision to end production and national distribution of Live from Here.

Live from Here, previously A Prairie Home Companion, has and always will hold a spot in the hearts of public media listeners. After a 44-year run it was an incredibly complex decision to sunset this program. We are grateful to the entire Live from Here team and Grammy award-winning host Chris Thile for their exemplary work over the last few years in reimagining this legacy radio variety show.

Thank you for your support of the program over the years. 2020 has proven both a challenging and transformative year, forcing us to re-evaluate resources and consider different opportunities. American Public Media remains committed to working with stations and audiences in shaping new products and services for the public radio network, and we look forward to charting that course with you.

We understand that program changes are difficult, and we are committed to working closely with you during this transition. We will continue to offer repeat broadcasts of Live from Here through mid-September and carrying stations will not be billed for the show after June 30. More information about this transition period will be available soon, but in the meantime if you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to your Station Relations Representative.

Regards,
Chandra Kavati
Vice President of Distribution and Underwriting, American Public Media

What’s coming up from APM June 15-21

Here are the latest updates for upcoming programs. PLEASE NOTE: All details are subject to change. Additional details will be shared via ContentDepot as they become available.

Follow APM Distribution on Twitter — and our programs across social media — for the latest updates and assets.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.

News

APM COVID-19 Coverage

See how APM programs are covering the coronavirus pandemic. Visit this page to view what is available.

BBC World Service

Coronavirus Coverage

Marketplace

Week of June 15

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks to Raphael Bostic, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
  • Kai talks to Maggie Anderson, author of the book Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy, about the historical economic/social forces that made her quest so much harder than she expected and what it’s like to watch the current surge in buying from Black owned businesses right now.

Marketplace Morning Report

  • June 18: On the final episode of the pop-up season “A History of Now,” The Uncertain Hour team answers listener questions about wealth, poverty and inequality in the midst of a pandemic. We look at how prices would change if essential workers were paid higher wages, corporate liability for sick workers and how healthcare became so attached to employment.

Classical

Performance Today

  • June 17: Performance Today will broadcast highlights from an interview with pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason about a new album of music by Robert Schumann.
  • June 19: Performance Today will include music celebrating Juneteenth.

Arts and Culture

Live from Here

UPDATED GUESTS June 13: NEW episode – “Live from Home”
Guests:

  • Rufus Wainwright
  • The War and Treaty
  • Lady Midnight
  • Hawktail
  • Becca Stevens
  • Lulu Miller
  • Eve L. Ewing

June 20: Rebroadcast – Durham, NC
Guests:

  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Tank and the Bangas
  • Nore Davis

Visit our Live from Here promotions page for tune-in ads and bios for upcoming episodes. 

The Splendid Table

As The Splendid Table continues to take listener home cooking questions, follow the program’s updates on Twitter and encourage listeners to send in their questions as voice memos to contact@splendidtable.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.

We’re also updating The Splendid Table page each week with promotional assets for your social media channels, including graphics and videos of our guests. 

New Episode – June 19:

We are all about grilling this week. Chef Yia Vang of Union Hmong Kitchen in Minneapolis joins us to talk about the Hmong tradition of cooking over fire, North Carolina chef Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Diner (and more) has charmingly unusual ideas for grilling vegetables and our dear friend John (Doc) Willoughby teams up with Francis to take your grilling questions.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

What’s coming up from APM June 8-14

Here are the latest updates for upcoming programs. PLEASE NOTE: All details are subject to change. Additional details will be shared via ContentDepot as they become available.

Follow APM Distribution on Twitter — and our programs across social media — for the latest updates and assets.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.

News

APM COVID-19 Coverage

See how APM programs are covering the coronavirus pandemic. Visit this page to view what is available.

BBC World Service

Coronavirus Coverage

Marketplace

Week of June 8

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks to Torrey Taussig, research director at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, about how the US’s leverage as a global economic power is changing.

Marketplace Morning Report

  • June 11: In the middle of global pandemic, where close quarters means high-risks, people experiencing homelessness are getting hit hard. Shelters and other congregate living facilities have become some of the nation’s coronavirus hot spots. On this edition of A History of Now, we go inside a housing facility that’s had an outbreak, as one woman searches for a path forward. And we look back to history to find out why big institutional settings became our country’s primary responses to homelessness.

Classical

Performance Today

Tuesday, June 9: Performance Today will broadcast an interview with composer Caroline Shaw about her recent collaboration with the Attacca Quartet, as well as comments from quartet member Andrew Yee.

Arts and Culture

Live from Here

June 13: NEW episode – “Live from Home”
Guests:

  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Hawktail
  • Lady Midnight
  • Becca Stevens
  • Negin Farsad
  • Lulu Miller

Visit our Live from Here promotions page for tune-in ads and bios for upcoming episodes. 

The Splendid Table

As The Splendid Table continues to take listener home cooking questions, follow the program’s updates on Twitter and encourage listeners to send in their questions as voice memos to contact@splendidtable.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.

We’re also updating The Splendid Table page each week with promotional assets for your social media channels, including graphics and videos of our guests. 

Encore Broadcast – June 12:

This week we’re looking at the life of the legendary chef and writer Edna Lewis. We talk to Sara B. Franklin, editor of the anthology Edna Lewis, At the Table with an American Original. Culinary historian Jessica Harris author of My Soul Looks Back explains where Edna’s food fits in the Southern pantheon, Toni Tipton-Martin author of The Jemima Code tells us a story about a late-life letter and unexpected generosity, and Nina Williams-Mbengue brings us remembrances from her life living with her aunt, Edna.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Spotlight on Black Trauma and Policing

The death of George Floyd, a black man killed while being forcefully detained by a Minneapolis Police officer, has sparked peaceful demonstrations and destructive riots between protesters and police in the Twin Cities and across the country. How does racial and cultural trauma affect black Americans and others? What are the needed supports and treatments to promote healing? How can a trauma-informed approach de-escalate interactions and help prevent future deadly incidents?

Join MPR News host Angela Davis for a recorded discussion with cultural trauma experts about the most recent high-profile incident to become an example of historic racial injustice. Angela will be joined by community leaders and cultural trauma experts including Resmaa Menakem, LICSW, cultural trauma expert and founder of Justice Leadership Solutions in Minneapolis and Justin Terrell, Executive Director of Minnesota Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage.

Air Window Opens: Thursday, June 4
Length: One-hour
Carry the program: LINK

You can learn more about this program on apmdistribution.org. If you have any questions about this program, please reach out to your station relations representative.

This special is a recording of a virtual event held on June 3, 2020 and is produced by Call to Mind, American Public Media’s initiative to foster new conversations about mental health. Stations may air through June 30, 2020 unless a significant news event affects the context of the conversation.

What’s coming up from APM June 1-7

Here are the latest updates for upcoming programs. PLEASE NOTE: All details are subject to change. Additional details will be shared via ContentDepot as they become available.

Follow APM Distribution on Twitter — and our programs across social media — for the latest updates and assets.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.

News

APM COVID-19 Coverage

See how APM programs are covering the coronavirus pandemic. Visit this page to view what is available.

BBC World Service

Coronavirus Coverage

Marketplace

Week of June 1

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks with Laurie Stewart, President/CEO of Sound Community Bank in Seattle, WA about the forgiveness portion of the Paycheck Protection Program.
  • In early March, Marketplace’s Marielle Segara visited the distribution center for ThredUp, one of the biggest resale platforms. It accepts items from peoples’ closets and resells them online, sharing part of the profit with the original owner. The company receives more than 100,000 items a day and uses an elaborate tracking and warehouse system to decide which items to accept, price, them, and get them out the door. Just a week later, as the virus lockdowns hit the U.S., everything changed. We join her on that visit and talk about what’s different now — and how resale is continuing to do well at a time when overall clothing sales have dropped dramatically.

Marketplace Morning Report

  • June 4: In this week’s edition of A History of Now on Marketplace Morning Report, the team will focus on housing – examining how we developed housing protections following the Great Depression and how those policies might impact how we emerge out of COVID-19. We look at how VC’s bought up a lot of rental housing and how corporate landlords have impacted renter’s rights.

Marketplace Tech

  • June 1: While some tech companies are laying off thousands, other firms are on the hunt to scoop up that talent. How has the pandemic affected the market for software engineers?
  • June 2: Our China correspondent, Jennifer Pak, recently took a few sightseeing trips and learned first-hand how closely people in China’s movements and health are being tracked. Could those privacy intrusions be a sneak peek at what might happen here
  • June 3: Synack is a startup that provides a marketplace for white hat hackers—the good guys—to probe companies’ security systems. The company says it’s seen a huge uptick in the number of hours its hackers are working during the pandemic.

Arts and Culture

Live from Here

June 6: Rebroadcast – Tanglewood
Guests:

  • Ben Folds
  • I’m With Her
  • Tig Nortaro

Visit our Live from Here promotions page for tune-in ads and bios for upcoming episodes. 

The Splendid Table

As The Splendid Table continues to take listener home cooking questions, follow the program’s updates on Twitter and encourage listeners to send in their questions as voice memos to contact@splendidtable.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.

We’re also updating The Splendid Table page each week with promotional assets for your social media channels, including graphics and videos of our guests. 

NEW Episode – June 5:

  • This week, Francis spends the hour taking your questions with cookbook phenomenon Yotam Ottolenghi. Yotam is the author of multiple best-selling books including Ottolenghi, Plenty, Jerusalem, Simple and his forthcoming Flavor.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

What’s coming up from APM May 18-24

Here are the latest updates for upcoming programs. PLEASE NOTE: All details are subject to change. Additional details will be shared via ContentDepot as they become available.

Follow APM Distribution on Twitter — and our programs across social media — for the latest updates and assets.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.

News

APM COVID-19 Coverage

See how APM programs are covering the coronavirus pandemic. Visit this page to view what is available.

BBC World Service

Coronavirus Coverage

Marketplace

Week of May 18

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks to Dan Rosensweig, CEO of digital education company Chegg – best known for textbook rentals.
  • Animation: Hollywood productions have come to a halt due to COVID-19, and it isn’t clear when they will start again. Some studios have laid off or furloughed thousands of workers. But as Jasmine Garsd reports, there is one area of entertainment that is still at work – and is even hiring.

Marketplace Morning Report

  • There will be elements from “A History of Now” – a feature from Marketplace’s Wealth & Poverty team looking at historical topics tied to the new pandemic economy – on Marketplace Morning Report every Thursday starting May 14 for 6 weeks.

Marketplace Tech

  • May 19 – The next generation of wireless technology—5G—needs new hardware across the country to work. Or so we thought. Could software get the job done instead?
  • May 22 – It’s been two years since Europe’s landmark digital privacy law went into effect. Is our data any more secure?

Classical

Performance Today

  • Thursday, May 21: Performance Today will feature a special graduation-themed hour, with music that reflects graduation traditions from around the world.

Arts and Culture

Live from Here

May 23: Rebroadcast – New York City
Guests:

  • Pixies
  • Black Pumas
  • Crooked Still
  • Aoife O’Donovan
  • Freestyle Love Supreme
  • Tom Papa

Visit our Live from Here promotions page for tune-in ads and bios for upcoming episodes. 

The Splendid Table

As The Splendid Table continues to take listener home cooking questions, follow the program’s updates on Twitter and encourage listeners to send in their questions as voice memos to contact@splendidtable.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.

We’re also updating The Splendid Table page each week with promotional assets for your social media channels, including graphics and videos of our guests. 

New Episode – May 22:

  • Francis takes listener questions with Atlanta Chef Hugh Acheson, and we check in with San Francisco Chronicle’s restaurant critic Soleil Ho about the changing world of restaurants.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.