Your week at a glance: November 29 – December 5

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

Marketplace

Week of November 29

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks with Chris Best, CEO of Substack about growth in online newsletters and the changing business model of journalism.
  • Kai talks to Al Kelly, the CEO of Visa.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams hosts November 29-December 3.
  • November 29: We’ll have a goodbye interview with longtime Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood, with questions from listeners about her time on the show, her development as a journalist, and her plans to move into venture capital.
  • November 30: Kimberly Adams is interviewing YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki about the company’s power as an economic platform, the challenges she faces around stopping the spread of disinformation, and what she would like regulation of the tech industry—including YouTube—to look like.

On Point

  • November 29: Since the start of the pandemic one in five health care workers has quit and another 30 percent are considering it. Healthcare professionals have long been at higher risk of burnout, but the pandemic has pushed it to crisis level. On Point asks what that means for the future of healthcare in the US.
  • November 30: $800 billion in COVID relief funds still hasn’t made it to the American people. We explore where that money is and why it hasn’t been spent.
  • December 2: Linguist John McWhorter joins Meghna to talk about how he why he thinks some tenets of contemporary progressivism are bad for Black Americans. Mc Whorter is the author of Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America.

Classical

Performance Today

  • November 29: Performance Today will mark Hannukah with music for the season, including remembrances from violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley about his favorite Hanukkah traditions growing up.
  • December 3: Performance Today continues their Hannukah celebration – listeners will hear a special performance of “Haneros Haluli,” a new recording from the chamber orchestra The Knights.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

December 3 – 1997

  • The year Blur taught us that all you need for a stadium anthem was some raucous guitar and a few woo-hoos! Radiohead made their most adventurous album yet and their fans loved it, Foo Fighters released their 2nd album, and groups like Squirrel Nut Zippers brought back the swingin’ sounds of yesteryear. Punk rockers Green Day went mellow for their biggest hit yet, one of the most exciting things in music was the film and album Buena Vista Social Club, where many of us discovered the sounds of Cuba, Erykah Badu issued one of the big debuts of the year and Sarah McLachlan was building a mystery.
  • Outside the world of music, Princess Diana dies in a car crash in Paris and Elton John rewrites his 1973 single in her memory, The Simpsons surpasses The Flintstones as the longest-running prime-time animated series and Bill Clinton begins his 2nd term as President.

The Splendid Table

Reminder: Turkey Confidential – November 25:

  • Join us for the annual Thanksgiving Day broadcast! Guests include David Chang and Priya Krishna authors of Cook at Home: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave), Pati Jinich of PBS’ award-winning series Pati’s Mexican Table, Kenji Lopez Alt of Serious Eats and author of The Wok Recipes and Techniques and baker Cheryl Day author of Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking.”
  • Files will be available by Wednesday, November 24 via Dropbox – subscribe to the page to receive alerts and updates, and let your APM Station Relations Representative know if you’d like to carry the program before it is fed live at noon ET on November 25.

Encore episode – November 26: Being together when we’re apart

  • We talk to Priya Parker, author of The Art of the Gathering, about the things we should be focusing on when planning get-togethers, whether that’s virtual or not.
  • Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen fame brings us ideas for food gifts to swap and share in our social-distanced world.
  • Sam Sanders host of It’s Been a Minute, gives us the real talk about the work we all need to do to have meaningful conversations during these final months of 2021.

NEW episode – December 3:

  • This week, we have gift ideas for the food lover in your midst with The New Yorker’s Helen Rosner
  • We take on all kinds of etiquette issues with Nick Leighton and Leah Bonnema, the charming duo behind the podcast, Were You Raised By Wolves?

Timely Selections

Digital / Marketing tool from the BBC World Service

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Use these shareable videos to bolster your social platforms. Set up your account to access the BBC Media Partner Centre and follow the link below to explore the library of videos!

VIEW VIDEOS HERE

Questions? Reach out to your Station Relations Representative.

A Soulful Christmas

Broadcast Window: December 1 – 31, 2021

Length: One hour

A Soulful Christmas is an uplifting, relevant display of Black music in the classical, gospel, spiritual, and jazz-inspired style. This special celebrates the non-idiomatic Black classical music, while exploring non-idiomatic choral traditions.

Guests include:

  • D’Walla Simmons-Burke, director of Choral Activities at Winston-Salem State University
  • Jason Max Ferdinand, conductor, ‘The Aeolians’
  • Dr. David Morrow, director of Choral Activities at Morehouse College
  • Dr. Tony McNeil, director of Choral Activities at Clinton College
  • Dr. Brittany Boykin, assistant professor of music at Georgia Tech

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: November 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

Marketplace

Week of November 22

Marketplace (PM)

  • For our United States of Work Series, Kai talks with Stephanie Silverman at the Belcourt Theatre about the return to a normal-ish movie release calendar.

Marketplace Tech

  • November 22: Guest host Jed Kim talks with an expert about sustainable air fuels.
  • Kimberly Adams hosts November 23-26.

On Point

  • November 22: President Biden’s Infrastructure Act puts $8 billion toward combating drought and preserving water systems in the west. On Point explores how that money could and should be spent and what impact it will have.
  • November 25 (encore): Just in time for Thanksgiving, On Point revisits our episode exploring the science behind good listening. What makes listening so difficult and why that matters, from the personal to the political.
  • November 26 (encore): Meghna speaks with journalist George Packer who has reported on strife and division around the world. Now, he trains his eye homeward, and finds an America divided into four factions: market enthralled Free America; meritocratic Smart America; aggrieved Real America; and the impatient, rigid young activists of Just America.

The Daily

  • November 25: On Thanksgiving Day, The Daily will re-run the episode ” A City’s Steps Towards Reparations,” which originally ran on July 12 and tells the story of how Evanston, IL became the first American city to approve a compensation program intended to address historical racism and discrimination.
  • November 26: The Daily will run an updated encore episode of “Why Mexico Is Suing US Gunmakers,” which originally ran on August 24 and looks at how Mexican officials are taking their arguments against lax U.S. gun control, and the effect it’s had on their country, to U.S. Federal Court.

Classical

Performance Today

  • November 25: Performance Today will have a special Thanksgiving show, featuring music by American composers and their vision of America (including composers Rick Sowash, Florence Price and Jennifer Higdon), and a celebration of the spirit of autumn.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

November 26 – 1989

  • The year that the tacky lil’ dance band from Athens, Georgia, B-52’s, released their best-selling album. Tom Petty dropped his Full Moon Fever album while his Traveling Wilburys bandmate Roy Orbison’s comeback album Mystery Girl was released two months after his passing. Love and Rockets had one of the year’s most unlikely hits, we were doing the Wild Thing to Tone Loc, Janet Jackson headed to Minneapolis to record Rhythm Nation 1814, with Prince protegee’s Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and the Pixies hit the big time with their Dolittle CD.
  • Outside the world of music, The Berlin Wall came down, George HW Bush took office and an earthquake hit San Francisco minutes before game 1 of the World Series between the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants.

The Splendid Table

Turkey Confidential – November 25:

  • Join us for the annual Thanksgiving Day broadcast! Guests include David Chang and Priya Krishna authors of Cook at Home: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave), Pati Jinich of PBS’ award-winning series Pati’s Mexican Table, Kenji Lopez Alt of Serious Eats and author of The Wok Recipes and Techniques and baker Cheryl Day author of Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking.”
  • Files will be available by Wednesday, November 24 via Dropbox – subscribe to the page to receive alerts and updates, and let your APM Station Relations Representative know if you’d like to carry the program before it is fed live at noon ET on November 25.

Encore episode – November 26: Being together when we’re apart

  • We talk to Priya Parker, author of The Art of the Gathering, about the things we should be focusing on when planning get-togethers, whether that’s virtual or not.
  • Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen fame brings us ideas for food gifts to swap and share in our social-distanced world.
  • Sam Sanders host of It’s Been a Minute, gives us the real talk about the work we all need to do to have meaningful conversations during these final months of 2021.

Timely Selections

Digital / Marketing tool from the BBC World Service

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Use these shareable videos to bolster your social platforms. Set up your account to access the BBC Media Partner Centre and follow the link below to explore the library of videos!

VIEW VIDEOS HERE

Questions? Reach out to your Station Relations Representative.

Amazon: The Prime Effect

Broadcast Window: November 8, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Length: Three hour-long episodes

Amazon: The Prime Effect is an in depth series exploring the myriad ways Amazon is changing the ways we shop, work and live. All three episodes are currently available through the first week of January. Visit the ContentDepot page here.

  • Episode 1: What is Amazon? We dive deep on the structure of Amazon, the invisible strings that tie together the parts, and why those parts create something the government is keeping its eye on.
  • Episode 2: Who is Jeff Bezos? We explore Amazon founder Jeff Bezos; who he is, what makes him tick, and how he created an innovation-obsessed culture that led to Amazon’s explosive growth.
  • Episode 3: Amazon’s workforce. We work our way up the ladder at Amazon–starting with warehouse workers describing conditions during Covid to a corporate designer fired for speaking out against the company to Amazon’s vice president of workforce development.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

BBC Monthly: December Docs, Specials and Video Selections

Coming in December 2021

Featuring voices from across the U.S. and around the globe, connect your audience to the world with these unique stories and perspectives. This month, we reflect with World War II survivors and pilots for the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, evaluate Malcolm X’s visit to the English town of Smethwick days before his assassination, discuss the Beatles’ international incident after they refused an invitation from the First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, and discover leading news stories for the year ahead forecasted by BBC correspondents. See below for details.

Visit our website to learn more, and find links to ContentDepot for programs, promos and billboards.

As a BBC affiliate, you have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Visit the BBC Media Partner Centre to take advantage of this opportunity and increase your social media presence with consistent, shareable videos centering topics aligned with your audience’s interests.

See below for a curated selection of high performing videos.


Docs and Specials

Witness History: World War II in the Pacific

One hour
December 1 – 31

For the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, stories of the war in the Pacific as told by the people who were there. A survivor of Pearl Harbor details his numerous lucky escapes; we hear recollections from pilots in the Battle of Midway; and reflect on the testimonies of survivors from the bombing of Nagasaki.

Malcolm in the Midlands

One hour
December 11 – 17

Just days before his assassination, Malcolm X was to be seen striding up a quiet residential street in the English town of Smethwick – followed by a small huddle of reporters. But what led one of the world’s most prominent civil rights activists to this small town in the Midlands? And what does this have to do with British politics of the mid-1960s, and the civil rights movement in America?

When the Beatles Didn’t Meet Imelda

One hour
December 18, 2021 – January 14, 2022

In 1966, The Beatles played before gigantic crowds during a visit to the Philippines. We hear the story of the international incident which followed, after they refused an invitation from the now infamous First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos.

Correspondents Look Ahead

One hour
December 31, 2021 – January 6, 2022

BBC correspondents forecast the leading news stories for the year ahead.


Monthly BBC Video Selections:

View the instructional guide and social media best practices resource available on our website. Please share all BBC videos within two weeks of downloading them on the BBC Media Partner Centre. Click the links and images below to watch and download these videos.

Why is that? Could this solar farm be a climate change solution?

  • Description: Experts say rapid innovative solutions are needed to end our dependency on fossil fuels. Could a new project in the Swiss Alps provide an answer? Switzerland is committed to being climate neutral by 2050 and there are already plans to recreate the floating solar farm across the country and abroad.
  • Suggested social copy: Experts say rapid innovative solutions are needed to end our dependency on fossil fuels. Could a new project in the Swiss Alps provide an answer?
  • Duration: 2 minutes 29 seconds

Why is that? Last chance to save the world’s ‘sinking cities’?

  • Description: Lagos, Jakarta and Mumbai are on the front line of climate change with increasingly intense rainfall and storm surges threatening their futures. Can decisions at COP26 save them? Swenja Surminski, a climate change resilience expert from the London School of Economics explains.
  • Suggested social copy: Lagos, Jakarta and Mumbai are on the front line of climate change with increasingly intense rainfall and storm surges threatening their futures. Can decisions at COP26 save them?
  • Duration: 4 minutes 11 seconds

How healthy is a vegan diet?

  • Description: Is a vegan diet better for our health? Many cultures have had vegan elements to their diets for centuries. But lots of people around the world are considering going vegan because of its low impact on the environment, and to improve animal welfare. But there could also be some health benefits, as dietician Marisa Moore, explains to BBC Minute.
  • Suggested social copy: It’s good for the environment, but what about your health?
  • Duration: 4 minutes 9 seconds

A word from Jonathan Dyer, EP of On Point

“How can you be a patriot in a country you no longer recognize?” That phrase has stuck with me. I was listening to retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson reveal how his long-time boss and friend, General Colin Powell, had come to reflect on that question in the days following the mob attack on the Capitol on January 6th. It had struck Wilkerson, too, when he read it on the cover flap of John Le Carre’s latest and final book, Silverview. 

Wilkerson was talking in a pre-recorded interview for On Point that we thought would be part of the next day’s show reflecting on the life of the former Secretary of State. I dropped into the studio to check in on how it was going — and the body language from the crew in the control room told me everything I needed to know. In cinematic detail, Wilkerson was describing the machinations behind Colin Powell’s speech at the UN in 2003, making the case for war in Iraq. At the time, Wilkerson was in charge of assembling the US intelligence used in Powell’s address. While writing the presentation, Wilkerson recalled Powell grabbing him by his jacket, shoving him into a room at the CIA and shouting at him, “I am sick and tired of this crap (not the word Powell actually used) on terrorism and terrorists, I’m not gonna present it.”  

The story of what happened next, as told by Wilkerson, was itself like something from a John Le Carre novel. It’s one of the most remarkable interviews Meghna has done all year and we rapidly made the decision that it would fill the entire hourWilkerson told us that he had received some 200 interview requests in the days after Powell’s death, but said yes to only one: On Point.  

I have long thought that behind great radio are great relationships; relationships that we have with our listeners and relationships that we build with our guests and interviewees. The listener places their trust in a host they connect with and the same is true for the people we invite onto On Point. So often, people open up to Meghna because they feel like they know her — and  they know she’s deeply intellectually curious and profoundly empathetic. 

It was incredibly rewarding to read similar observations about Meghna in the recent APM survey about what you’re hearing during On Point, and in our series, Amazon: The Prime Effect and The Longest WarMany listeners are giving you “great feedback about Meghna’s hosting and probing intelligence,” noting that it’s “a real differentiator from other shows.” And it sounds like we’re hitting the mark in producing shows that offer “the balance between deeply researched yet conversational and approachable.” A big thank you to everyone who took the survey and shared feedback, we appreciate your input. 

And speaking of special series from On Point, new ones are in the works. Look out for announcements about signature programming rolling out in February and April. 

And finally, I have to share this photograph of On Point Senior Editor Dorey Scheimer and Meghna Chakrabarti receiving the National Edward R. Murrow Award for news documentary (large market radio) at a gala celebration in New York’s Gotham Hall last month — Dorey’s smile says it all. I have written here before that I know On Point is not a documentary series, but this honor shows the power of what a show like ours can do and how we can reimagine what it means to be a modern radio program. I was more than glad to be there in Gotham Hall, along with a few other senior leaders and winning journalists from WBUR, proving that with a Covid vaccine and a negative Covid test you can party like it’s  ..er … 2021. 

Jonathan Dyer 

Executive Producer, On Point

Your week at a glance: November 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.

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


News

Marketplace

Marketplace PM

Week of November 15

  • Kai talks to Atlanta Federal Reserve President Raphael Bostic.
  • Kai talks with Keely Croxton, professor of logistics at the Ohio State University about Queuing theory and supply chain disruption.

Marketplace Tech

  • Throughout the fall, Marketplace Tech will have a rotating schedule of hosts. Kimberly Adams hosts November 15-19.

On Point

  • November 15: Vaccines are still the first, best way to end the pandemic. But can other medicines – so-called therapeutics – also help?  The FDA says there are 11 treatments already authorized for emergency use, one fully approved, and more that 470 now at the trial stage. We explore the role of emerging therapeutics in ending the pandemic.
  • November 17: The former mayor of Stockton, CA, Michael Tubbs, joins host Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about his new memoir and the formative experiences that shaped him. Tubbs was Stockton’s first African American mayor and the youngest mayor of any major city in US history. Tubbs tells us about his experience balancing progressivism and political risk. Tubbs’ memoir is The Deeper Roots: A Memoir of Hope and Home.

Classical

Performance Today

  • November 18: The broadcast premiere of Red Sky by up-and-coming composer Anthony Barfield. The piece is inspired by the theory of the Big Bang – painting a picture of the universe just after the Big Bang and the evolution of people as we know it.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

November 19 – 1966

  • The Rolling Stones were writing their own songs, the Troggs had the first garage rock song to hit #1 while The Byrds had one of the first psychedelic songs to hit the top of the charts. It was a huge year for Motown Records with big hits from The Temptations, The Isley Brothers and The Supremes, who continued to be on a roll releasing their 7th #1 song in a row. The Beatles performed their final official concert at Candlestick Park and released the Revolver album, while their American rivals The Beach Boys dropped Pet Sounds. The Mamas and the Papas were California Dreaming, and The Monkees TV show began and created quite a phenomenon.
  • Outside the world of music, the Green Bay Packers won the 1st Super Bowl and Bonanza was the top-rated show on TV.

The Splendid Table

NEW episode – November 19

  • This year’s Thanksgiving episode brings together Francis and comedian Eric Wareheim author of Foodheim, A Culinary Adventure.
  • We also get the last word on how to BBQ a turkey from South Carolina pit master, Rodney Scott. His latest book is Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ, Every Day is a Good Day.

Timely Selections

Digital / Marketing tool from the BBC World Service

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Use these shareable videos to bolster your social platforms. Set up your account to access the BBC Media Partner Centre and follow the link below to explore the library of videos!

VIEW VIDEOS HERE


Questions? Reach out to your Station Relations Representative.

Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude

Broadcast Window: November 4, 2021 – November 30, 2021

Length: One hour and two hour versions available

Giving Thanks shares music and stories that reflect the meaning of gratitude.

Special guests for 2021:

  • Stanley Tucci joins our Thanksgiving table to talk about his new book Taste: My Life Through Food, a memoir about food, family, and life – and his classic foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia.
  • Naomi Shihab Nye shares her poems celebrating her Palestinian-American heritage, and our shared humanity.

Giving Thanks sounds the way Thanksgiving feels: inviting, warm, and festive. No clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies. Instead, it’s a contemporary, thoughtful celebration of spirit of the holiday. Music from Eric Whitacre, Bach, Copland and more complete the scene.

The one-hour version of the show is geared towards News/Talk formats, while Classical music is the heart and soul of the two-hour version, flowing seamlessly with the stories.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative

A Note from Steve Titherington, BBC

The BBC is currently reacclimating itself to office working – slowly! And Covid remains a massive global story, but the UK hosting COP26 has reminded everyone of the multiplying and complex issues of our age. Add to that tensions in the South China Seas, the Horn of Africa and the World Service remains as busy as anytime I have known since I joined decades ago! 

And I’m glad to say the World Service has been broadcasting as efficiently and comprehensively and humanely through the pandemic. The need for radio and the chance to listen to a fellow human’s voice and share each other’s story of both success and pain remains as strong as ever. This, in some ways, this makes this a good time for me to be stepping down as Sr Head of Content and looking forward to doing more exciting things in the BBC and beyond.  (And some unexciting things for once!) 

Working closely with you all has been a highlight of my work here.  I’ve learnt masses about storytelling, working with audiences to build real connections and to bring purposeful journalism to millions of Americans. I always wanted Newshour and BBC journalism to be a part of your schedules not an addition: To be an essential element of the listeners’ day which helped build your audiences. I think that all of us here at the BBC have listened to your feedback and responded to your advice, and we are better for it.  

I have had the privilege of meeting many of you here in London and at many PRPD. I’ve learnt a lot from each conversation there, but what you may have made of some of my presentations I’m not so sure! One audience member advised me solemnly as I stood down the podium: “I enjoyed it Steve, but I have to tell you the guy sitting next to me says he didn’t understand a word of it, but not to worry he did want you to know he loved your English accent.”  

So, I am now available for pledge drive recordings! 

Thank you . . .  It has been a real pleasure. 

In my place will be a new Controller, Jon Zilkha, a new Commissioner, Gwenan Roberts and a new Executive Editor of News Commissioning, Liz Gibbons. I know they will love working with you as much as I have.  

Steve 

Steve.titherington@bbc.co.uk 

Your week at a glance: November 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.

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


News

BBC World Service

COP26 conference coverage

  • Climate change is impacting our world, and our ways of living on it. Throughout the UN Climate Conference – COP 26 – the BBC World Service will be live from the Scottish city of Glasgow, where world leaders and delegates meet in a bid to stop the worst consequences.
  • Find more coverage details and program options here.

Marketplace

Marketplace PM

Week of November 8

  • Kai Ryssdal speaks with Ashanti Williams and Arian Rivera, two Black farmers from the Black Yard Farm Cooperative, about land ownership.

Marketplace Tech

  • Throughout the fall, Marketplace Tech will have a rotating schedule of hosts. Kimberly Adams hosts November 8-12.
  • This upcoming week, guest host Kimberly Adams brings a special week-long series on tech regulation, and how it might look. The week will feature conversations with both Senator Klobuchar and Senator Grassley, co-sponsors of a bi-partisan bill now before the Senate, as well as industry leaders and consumer advocates.

On Point

  • November 8: While the G20 has produced 80 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions, the global South has paid the price of the climate crisis. Journalist David Wallace-Wells calls it an “existential threat” to world’s poor. He tells host Meghna Chakrabarti that it is both a moral and technological imperative that we figure out how to capture the carbon that is warming our planet.
  • November 10: Last month, a record number of Chinese fighters flew into Taiwan’s air defense zone. Many observers say tension between the Beijing and Taipei has not been this high in forty years. With talk of invasion being taken ever more seriously On Point asks what are American interests in Taiwan and whether it’s possible that the US could find itself being drawn into an international conflict?
  • November 11 (rescheduled from last week): Over the past five years, more than 200 US officials in countries around the world say they have suddenly and unexpectedly suffered a debilitating neurological condition known as Havana syndrome. Its origins are shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Some think it’s caused by a secret Russian sonic weapon, or that it’s a form of mass psychosis. While others doubt it exists at all. On Point explores what we do and don’t know about Havana syndrome.

Classical

Performance Today

  • November 11: Performance Today will feature Veteran’s Day programming.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

November 12 – 2005

  • You probably had Coldplay’s X&Y on your iPod. Kanye West’s sophomore album was no slump, and he also produced Common’s Be album. The Virtual band Gorillaz were big in Japan and bigger in the UK, Fiona Apple followed her own arrow with her Extraordinary Machine album, and Caesars had a near hit thanks to an Apple commercial the song was featured in. Beck revisited his East LA youth on his Guero album, and the Austin Texas band Spoon made their best album yet.
  • Outside the world of music, The Chicago White Sox won their first World Series since 1917, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast, including New Orleans, where 80% of the city was submerged by the flood and George W. Bush began his 2nd term as President.

The Splendid Table

Encore episode – November 5:

  • This week, we’re getting ready for the big feast.
  • Guests include: Andrea Nguyen, author of Vietnamese Food Any Day, Hawa Hassan author of In Bibi’s Kitchen, The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers From the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean, and Dan Souza Editor-in-Chief of Cook’s Illustrated.

Timely Selections

Digital / Marketing tool from the BBC World Service

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Use these shareable videos to bolster your social platforms. Set up your account to access the BBC Media Partner Centre and follow the link below to explore the library of videos!

VIEW VIDEOS HERE


Questions? Reach out to your Station Relations Representative.

Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude

Broadcast Window: November 4, 2021 – November 30, 2021

Length: One hour and two hour versions available

Giving Thanks shares music and stories that reflect the meaning of gratitude.

Special guests for 2021:

  • Stanley Tucci joins our Thanksgiving table to talk about his new book Taste: My Life Through Food, a memoir about food, family, and life – and his classic foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia.
  • Naomi Shihab Nye shares her poems celebrating her Palestinian-American heritage, and our shared humanity.

Giving Thanks sounds the way Thanksgiving feels: inviting, warm, and festive. No clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies. Instead, it’s a contemporary, thoughtful celebration of spirit of the holiday. Music from Eric Whitacre, Bach, Copland and more complete the scene.

The one-hour version of the show is geared towards News/Talk formats, while Classical music is the heart and soul of the two-hour version, flowing seamlessly with the stories.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative

Marketplace host update

Marketplace

**Note: This announcement is embargoed until 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT today**

Dear station partners,

Molly Wood will be leaving Marketplace at the end of the month to take on an incredible opportunity with a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage startup investing. As host and senior editor of “Marketplace Tech,” Molly and her reporting have had an ongoing impact on millions of public radio listeners.

Following 20 successful years as journalist and podcast host, Molly will be moving on from media to make a different kind of impact. She’s joining a venture capital firm based in the Bay Area to work on funding the important climate technologies she’s been covering for years.

Since 2015, Molly has brought her sharp analysis, innovative ideas and quick wit to Marketplace. During her time leading “Marketplace Tech,” she reinvented what tech coverage looks like for Marketplace, growing the show’s audience by more than 300%. And beyond that, she has spent over two years changing and prioritizing how Marketplace covers climate with special dedicated series on “Marketplace Tech,” and beyond with the launch of “How We Survive.”

While it will be difficult to replace her, Marketplace and APM remain committed to continuing to build on the groundwork she has laid covering technology, the climate crisis and the impact they have on our daily lives. We’re incredibly grateful for the terrific work Molly has done and we wish her the best in her future endeavors. Molly’s last day with Marketplace will be December 1st.

We remain dedicated to our broadcast portfolio and are thankful for your support of Marketplace over the years. As you all know, Molly has been off the air on “Marketplace Tech” for a couple months reporting on “How We Survive.” Stations that carry “Marketplace Tech” and their listeners can expect the same slate of gifted Marketplace talent to continue reporting and hosting the show as we search for a permanent host.

Sincerely,
Neal Scarbrough
Vice President and General Manager, Marketplace

Update on hosting – The Daily

Starting this fall and continuing into the new year, The Daily is adding two experienced journalists to the hosting seat. Sabrina Tavernise and Annie Correal (bios below) will join Michael Barbaro as regular guest hosts of the show. Here’s some background from the team at The New York Times: 

Michael’s paternity leave has allowed us to work with a number of guest hosts who have each brought their own expertise, style and experience to the hosting job. Sabrina Tavernise and Annie Correal are gifted journalists who bring real empathy and clarity to their reporting. 

Listeners already know Sabrina, who has been a guest host on many occasions. Sabrina, currently a national correspondent for The Times, has covered some of our most important stories from across the world, including Russia, Iraq, Pakistan and Turkey.  She covered the Iraq War for The Times, where in 2005 she was one of the first people to document ethnic cleansing. She has been an outstanding guest host of The Daily and we’re excited for listeners to hear even more from her soon. 

Annie is also one of The Times’s most creative and intrepid reporters. Since joining The Times in 2013, she has covered developments related to immigration, including the separated families crisis and the large migrant caravan that traveled from Central America to the United States border in late 2018. Before coming to The Times, she contributed reporting to This American Life and WNYC. She also helped found the Spanish-language storytelling podcast, Radio Ambulante. Her audio reporting chops and keen sense of storytelling make her supremely fit to step into this role.   

At this point, neither Sabrina nor Annie will be permanent co-hosts of the show. On occasion, listeners may hear other hosts previously heard (like Astead Herndon or Kevin Roose) during vacations or unexpected absences by one of the other hosts.  

What will remain the same? 

Michael Barbaro will still host the majority of shows and continues to have editorial input on the show’s broader coverage and on individual episodes. This guest hosting format will continue into the new year. The foundation and structure of The Daily will also remain the same. 

When:  

Michael and Sabrina host this fall through the end of the year; then Annie will join Michael as a guest host for several months starting in January. 

Operational Show Notes: 

  • Rundown: The episode host will be identified in the show rundown. 
  • Billboard, Credits & Episode Tune-In Promos: These show elements will be voiced by that day’s host. 
  • Custom Promos: These continue to be available upon request through our online form. Please indicate your preferred voice in the Special Instructions field. 
  • Generic Promos: We will be working on new generic show promos voiced by Sabrina and Annie to familiarize your audiences.  

We appreciate the feedback shared by stations in our survey earlier this summer. 

Please reach out to your Station Relations Representative with any questions or feedback. 

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Sabrina Tavernise – check out this conversation between Michael and Sabrina 

Sabrina Tavernise is a national correspondent covering demographics and is the lead writer for The Times on the Census, capturing major demographic shifts underway in the United States, including in mortality and fertility, race and ethnicity. 

Sabrina started at The Times in Moscow in 2000 and spent her first 10 years as a foreign correspondent, based in Russia, Iraq and Pakistan, and in Turkey, where she was the Istanbul bureau chief. In Iraq, she covered civilian casualties and documented the lives of ordinary Iraqis from 2003 to 2007, and was one of the first to identify sectarian cleansing in 2005. 

Before joining The Times, Sabrina was a freelance writer in Russia for publications including BusinessWeek. From 1997 to 1999, she worked for Bloomberg News in Moscow. 

Sabrina grew up in a rural town in western Massachusetts, where she picked blueberries for summer work. She went to Westfield High School and graduated from Barnard College in New York City in 1993. She moved to the eastern coast of Russia in 1995, to a town called Magadan, where she helped run a United States Agency for International Development-funded business training center.  She is now based in Washington. 

Annie Correal  

Annie Correal writes about immigrant communities in New York City and its environs. She has been a staff reporter at The New York Times since 2013. 

Since joining the Times, Ms. Correal has contributed breaking news coverage, long-form features and episodes for the “The Daily“ podcast on topics ranging from immigration to criminal justice and the opioid crisis. She has also traveled to Latin America and the American South to report stories of migration and migrant labor. 

In 2020, she was part of the Times team documenting the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on New York City. She reported a series of stories on the crisis in immigrant enclaves, including “The Epicenter,” a 10,000-word chronicle of the first wave of the coronavirus in Queens, a collaboration with Dan Barry and Todd Heisler, a photojournalist. 

Ms. Correal is a native Spanish speaker born in Colombia. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Princeton University. She was previously a public radio producer and reporter for El Diario and is a co-founder of the podcast Radio Ambulante. 

Topline Research Sign-up

As a key decision-maker in public radio, and a BBC affiliate station, we are requesting your participation in station focus groups this month about BBC Topline. We are once again partnering with Jacobs Media to conduct the research (along with audience focus groups). The feedback you provide may directly impact the presentation you hear on BBC programming moving forward. We are offering three timeslots: 

For stations who currently carry BBC Topline: 

  • Friday, November 12 at Noon ET / 9:00 am PT – sign up here 
  • Friday, November 19 at 3:00 pm ET / Noon PT – sign up here 

For stations who do not currently carry BBC Topline: 

  • Friday, November 19 at 11:00 am ET / 8:00 am PT – sign up here 

Please sign up for one session using the links above. The session will take about 60-75 minutes of your time, and Jacobs Media will follow-up with any logistics. As a thanks for your participation, APM will send you a DoorDash gift card (our way of treating you to lunch virtually!).   
 
We will be hosting a station webinar in mid-January for Jacobs Media to present the findings from the audience and station focus groups. 

Thank you for your time – your input is invaluable. Should you have any questions about this survey, feel free to reach out to your station relations representative.