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.
Week of September 20
- Kai talks with Lindsay McCormick, CEO of Bite Toothpaste Bits, about the challenge of launching a new product with global supply chains in turmoil.
- In summer 2020, Marketplace’s Marielle Segarra visited the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan to see how lunch spots were faring through shutdowns. She returns this week to that neighborhood to see how things are going now, in this new phase of the pandemic.
- Marketplace Tech continues to have a rotating schedule of hosts. Marielle Segarra hosts September 20-24.
- September 20: The United States defense budget is more than $700 billion dollars. To put that in context, the US spends more on national defense than China, India, Russia, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, Italy, and Australia, combined. At a time when big questions are being asked about President Biden’s infrastructure spending proposals we look into the US defense budget and ask why it’s so hard to figure out how that money is being spent.
- September 21: Boston Globe Senior Columnist Kimberly Atkins Stohr hosts the program, and speaks with former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb about the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, mistakes made in how we have dealt with it and lessons learned. His forthcoming book is titled Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic.
- September 22 (rescheduled): The concluding episode of On Point’s Series ‘The Prime Effect.’ Having explored the myriad ways that Amazon has been changing the way we live, shop, and work, we explore how it is looking to do that in new ways going forward.
- Between now and October 27, Performance Today audiences will hear new Piano Puzzlers every Wednesday.
- September 20: SymphonyCast broadcasts the 2021 BBC Proms, featuring the Halle Orchestra performing Unsuk Chin’s Subito con Forz, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, and Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3.
- See the full list of weekly Proms broadcasts under “Program Listings.”
Arts and Culture
September 24 – 1960:
- The year Elvis Presley is discharged from the service, and the 1st song he records is “Are You Lonesome Tonight.” Roy Orbison had his first major hit, Etta James recorded a song for the ages, 15 year old Brenda Lee hit #1 on the pop chart and Ray Charles released “Georgia on My Mind,” which would go on the be the official state song of Georgia. The Ventures kickstarted the surf-rock craze, the girl group The Shirelles had one of the biggest hits of the year, Fats Domino released a New Orleans classic, and Willie Nelson wrote “Night Life”…and quickly sold it for $150.
- Outside the world of music, John F Kennedy became president. Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho was one of the year’s most talked about films, and Westerns were all over TV.
NEW episode – September 24: Pizza
- We’re going deep into pizza this week with the charming Nathan Myhrvold, founder of Modern Cuisine and co-author of the ground-breaking Modernist Pizza.
- We’re answering listener questions, talking about real-life pizza-making strategies, and looking at pizza traditions all over the globe.
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 download today!
Sharia judge: The Taliban wanted me dead (Expires September 1, 2022)
- Description: Marzia Babakarkhail knows what it’s like to have the Taliban break her door down intent on killing her. In 1997, they did just that because of her work promoting education and progress for women. She was forced to flee and now lives in the UK where she continues her work which she says has never been more important.
- Suggested social copy: Marzia Babakarkhail knows what it’s like to have the Taliban break her door down intent on killing her.
- Duration: 3 minutes 41 seconds
For years, APM affiliate stations have been accessing special programming through APM Celebrates to help their audiences commemorate holidays, offer seasonal cooking tips, and provide kid-friendly programming for families.
More recently, APM specials have evolved to address timely topics that audiences care about, like climate change, structural inequity, mental health, and more. In recognition of the expanded reach of our programming, we are excited to rename our quarterly specials package to: APM Presents. Find the full announcement here and see our website for Q2 specials.
Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.