Your week at a glance: September 20-26

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 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

  • Marketplace Tech continues to have a rotating schedule of hosts. Marielle Segarra hosts September 20-24.

On Point

  • 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.

Classical

Performance Today

  • Between now and October 27, Performance Today audiences will hear new Piano Puzzlers every Wednesday.

SymphonyCast


Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

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.

The Splendid Table

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.

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 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

Sharia judge: The Taliban wanted me dead

APM Presents: Q2 Specials

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.

A word from “The Daily”

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you’ve all been enjoying what seems like the fastest summer ever. As we cope with the sudden return of fall, we’d like to give you a rundown of what we’ve been up to these past few weeks.

A New Leader for the Audio Team at The Times

In July, we shared the exciting news that Paula Szuchman, our former head of Opinion Audio, will become The Times’s new director of Audio. As director of Audio, Paula will manage the teams that make our shows to ensure that our journalism remains excellent, even as we scale to do more, and that we live up to our values in fostering an equitable and inclusive culture.

A little bit about Paula and why she’s the perfect person for this role: Paula is a creative and exacting editor who makes every story she works on better. She is a compassionate manager who understands the demands of audio production as well as print — she spent three years as a Page One editor at The Wall Street Journal. She has a proven track record in managing journalists across mediums — she ran production teams for five years at WNYC, working across a range of subjects from personal narratives to news. After eight years at The Wall Street Journal, she ran the newsroom at The Daily Beast and worked as an editor at Newsweek.

We could not be more excited about what this means for the future of The Daily and NYT Audio.

How ‘The Daily’ Covered Afghanistan’s Fall

Some episodes of The Daily come together over weeks. In the case of the episode that aired on Monday, August 16, it took a weekend. Responding to the rapid fall of Afghanistan’s government to the Taliban, the episode featured the visceral reactions of one resident of Kabul as she was witnessing the collapse of the country around her, day by day. (She was referred to only as the initial R., because she feared retaliation by the Taliban.) To shed light on the making of this episode — and the many choices and areas of expertise that combine to shape one show — three staff members talked about their roles: Lynsea Garrison, one of the producers; Larissa Anderson, an editor; and Chris Wood, a sound engineer who works in London.

You can read more about how they made this powerful episode of The Daily here.

Meeting The Guest Host: Sabrina Tavernise

Over the last several weeks, listeners were introduced to Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The Times — and a fantastic guest host of The Daily.

Recent episodes hosted by Sabrina delved into a breadth of stories, including a conversation with Natalie Kitroeff about Mexico and the problem of America’s lax approach to guns; a chat with Carlotta Gall about the Taliban’s strategy as the United States started to withdraw from Afghanistan; and an in-depth look at the story of Simone Biles, the greatest gymnast of all time, with Juliet Macur.

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.

Here’s a little bit about Sabrina’s thoughts on hosting from a recent conversation with her and Michael:

Michael: I feel your bio perfectly set you up for this moment when we asked you to help host the show, because you’ve covered such big and rich and varied subjects around the globe. What’s the transition been like from reporter/Daily guest to having hosting responsibilities?

Sabrina: Hard! I love audio. Definitely my favorite medium. But I’m not used to actually creating it. So there’s a learning curve. But I love it.

I still feel like that cartoon T-rex trying. Like I have these really powerful legs from running but I’m being told that the one thing I need to do now is pull-ups and so I’m trying to do pull-ups with these little, undeveloped arms. And no one cares how fast I can run.

Michael: I love that metaphor. Hosting is… weird!

Sabrina: Hard! Yeah. It is weird. but great!

Michael Barbaro may be out for a few weeks this fall — look to APM for further details.

Until next time,
-The Daily Team

p.s. Thank you for taking the survey sent by APM about guest hosting and promotions. We will be taking your feedback into consideration as our team and the program continues to evolve.

Your week at a glance: September 13-19

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

Ros Atkins On…

  • September 18: The program Ros Atkins On… will be returning to the BBC World Service.
  • Broadcast times: Saturdays, 12:50-1 a.m. ET (rpt. 6:50-7 p.m. ET).
  • More info on the Media Partner Centre.

Marketplace

Marketplace PM

Week of September 13

  • Kai talks to Kim Belair, founder of video game development company Sweet Baby, Inc, about labor trends in the game industry.
  • Kai speaks to Dr. David S. Meyer, professor of sociology at University of California, Irvine, about the 10-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement and its effect on economic policy and inequality.

Marketplace Tech

  • Throughout the summer, Marketplace Tech will have a rotating schedule of hosts. Jed Kim hosts September 13-17.
  • September 14: The buy-now-pay-later field is growing fast—companies that let you pay off purchases big and small in monthly installments, sometimes without interest if you make your payments on time. Affirm, one of the industry’s biggest companies, recently signed a deal with Amazon, to offer financing at checkout. Guest: Max Levchin, CEO, Affirm.

On Point

  • September 13: On Point explores the difference Latino voters could make in California’s gubernatorial recall vote. This is partly a story about how COVID has disproportionately affected Latinos in California, and whether that leads to “apathy or anger,” to quote former LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
  • September 15: The concluding episode in On Point’s series ‘Amazon: The Prime Effect.’ Having explored the myriad ways that Amazon has been changing the way we live, shop, and work, On Point explores how Amazon is looking to do that in new ways going forward.
  • September 16: Meghna Chakrabarti is joined by Robert Hogue, a career civilian in the military. Hogue’s office was above where the airplane struck the Pentagon on 9/11. Hogue has had a 20-year window on the Marines since then, from the war on terror, to Afghanistan and Iraq, to issues about gender and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Classical

Performance Today

  • Between now and October 27, Performance Today audiences will hear new Piano Puzzlers every Wednesday.
  • September 15: Performance Today listeners will hear music by Max Bruch and Ernest Bloch in observance of Yom Kippur.

SymphonyCast


Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current


September 17 – 1993:

  • There was a heaping helping of emerging artists with 1st albums coming from Radiohead, Counting Crows, Liz Phair & Sheryl Crow, who released her big selling Tuesday Night Music Club album. Lenny Kravitz became a certified rockstar, Nirvana released what would be their final studio album, hip-hop pioneers Salt and Pepa released Very Necessary and would later become the first female rap act to win a Grammy, and A Tribe Called Quest dropped their biggest single to date.
  • Outside the world of music, Bill Clinton took office in January, becoming the country’s 42nd president. 80.4 million people tuned in to the series finale of Cheers, and Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won another championship making it a three-Peat. Teens Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera joined the cast of The New Mickey Mouse Club.

The Splendid Table


Encore episode – September 17: Baking

  • Former pastry chef Lisa Donovan, author of Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger: A Memoir, joins Francis to answer all your baking questions.
  • Then, we talk to Anissa Helou, author of Sweet Middle East, about the legendary sweets of the region.

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 download today!

Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy among young people

  • Description: The World Health Organization says it’s “really concerned” that some young people are doubting whether they would want to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Experts say a vaccine offers the best chance for lockdown and social distancing measures to be relaxed, as it would train people’s immune system to fight the virus so they don’t become sick. But amidst misinformation online, research shows that a number of young people may choose not to get the jab. BBC Minute’s Olivia Le Poidevin reports.
  • Suggested caption: The World Health Organization is concerned some under 35s may not choose to get the coronavirus jab.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 46 seconds

APM Presents: Q2 Specials

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.

APM at PRPD: Join APM sessions and activities

APM at PRPD

American Public Media is a sponsor of PRPD 2021 virtual conference, Redefining Public Media. We encourage you to seek out APM sessions and activities. Below is a comprehensive list of how you can hear from APM programs and colleagues.

APM Exhibitor Booth

Staffed 3:00-3:30 p.m. ET each day

Join us in our Video Room daily to meet with Station Reps, discuss programming, share ideas and more.

Events in a Virtual World

Monday, September 13, 1:00 p.m. ET

Live events are a mainstay of public media stations. They’re a great way to engage audience, donors and funders and for your fans to see and meet their favorite artists and radio personalities. When in-person gatherings were shut down last year due to the pandemic, many were forced to pivot quickly as they developed new partnerships, opportunities and gatherings in the virtual space. In this session, we’ll talk with The Moth and APM | MPR The Current in Minneapolis and we’ll learn how these organizations adapted to the virtual event space, what they discovered about access and audience and how this experience is informing their decisions about future events.

Trivia Mafia Virtual Happy Hour with APM

Monday, September 13, 5:00-6:30 p.m. ET

American Public Media invites you to join your friends and colleagues in a radio-based trivia contest hosted by Trivia Mafia. If you missed our Trivia Mafia contest last year, you have another chance to show off your knowledge! Join us for a fresh batch of enjoyably and challenging questions about all kinds of topics related to radio.

On Point Networking Break

Tuesday, September 14, 12:30-1:00 p.m. ET

Join us in the Networking Lounge for a chance to meet, mix and mingle with the team from On Point. Based in Boston, Meghna Chakrabarti has been a mainstay on the WBUR airwaves for more than a decade as a host of various acclaimed programs. A former fellow at the Metcalf Institute for Environmental Reporting, Chakrabarti holds bachelor’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Oregon State University, a master’s degree in environmental science and risk management from Harvard University, and an MBA with honors from Boston University. She is the mother of two bright sparks, and the lucky spouse of a wise and patient man.

A Transformation Story: Considerations from the BBC’s journey to reshape its public service

Wednesday, September 15 at 1:00 p.m. ET

This year’s PRPD theme is “Redefining Public Media,” and the BBC is currently in the midst of redefining itself. Last March, the BBC revealed ambitious plans for the biggest transformation in decades. By 2027-2028, the BBC will expand its creative and journalistic center away from London to cement their commitment of better reflecting, representing, and serving all parts of the country. According to Tim Davie, BBC Director-General, “these [modernization] plans will get us closer to audiences, create jobs and investment, and develop and nurture new talent.” Sound familiar? While this session will focus on the changes at the BBC, lines can be drawn to similar work being done by public radio stations. Please join APM for this session, where BBC Newshour presenter Razia Iqbal will interview Jon Zilkha, Senior Project Director News Group and incoming News Controller for BBC World Service English about this work. Jon will provide a brief overview of the BBC’s transformative work, considerations for approaching such broad-scale work, implications for content, and other challenges (and success) faced along the way.

Marketplace hires Neal Scarbrough as Vice President & General Manager

New VP will lead Marketplace enterprise, including broadcast, digital and podcast teams in the U.S. and internationally

Today, Marketplace will announce Neal Scarbrough as their new Vice President and General Manager. Scarbrough will oversee a team of broadcast and digital journalists, editors and producers across radio and on demand in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, London and Shanghai.

“We are excited for Neal to come on board as Marketplace’s new Vice President and General Manager. He has an extensive background in media, broadcast journalism and a strong track record when it comes to innovation, program development and building audiences,” said Dave Kansas, President of American Public Media. “In addition, Neal is a proven culture leader, with a deep devotion to diversity and inclusion. We are excited to have him joining the APM leadership team and look forward to adding his gifts and talents to all that we do at Marketplace and APM.”

“What we thought we knew about our economy changes every day, and Marketplace has established a gold standard using interviews and storytelling to make real sense of it to real people,” said Scarbrough. “It’s a big win for me to be able to work with such a dynamic collection of talent, producers and editors. Our job is to package this essential information for new audiences in new places and to keep introducing our followers to the emerging voices that are shaping our ever-changing economy.”

Scarbrough joins Marketplace from FOX Sports, where he served as Vice President and Executive Editor since 2016.  At FOX Sports, he supervised content, coached talent and maintained editorial oversight across FOX’s national sports networks.  Scarbrough also was the founding co-chair of the FOX Sports Inclusion Council, where his team addressed programming, inclusion and hiring initiatives for the organization. Among its accomplishments, the Inclusion Council worked to improve representation across the company and launched FOX Sports VOICES, a series of specials showcasing diverse athletes uplifting their communities. 

Scarbrough has risen through the ranks as a journalist and has held many leadership positions, including executive producer, operations chief, news director, sports editor and digital general manager. He directed broadcast operations for the New England Sports Network, where he oversaw the automation of two studios and control rooms. His team also pioneered full-game and event coverage via cellular networks. As Senior Executive Producer at Aljazeera America, he built and led the news network’s sports unit, including the development of original programming. He also served as Vice President of Digital Media for Comcast’s Versus Sports Network, where his team was the first to stream live daily coverage of the Tour de France. 

Scarbrough was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for its coverage of the Columbine tragedy. He also earned the Online Journalism Award for General Excellence when he was editor-in-chief at ESPN.com in 2003.

Scarbrough, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder, will begin his role at Marketplace in late September-early October.

APM Presents: Q2 Specials

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 below for Q2 specials.


News / Talk

Unexplainable from Vox

  • Broadcast Window: October 1, 2021 – January 7, 2022
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: In an hour-long special, Vox’s Unexplainable will explore some of the most exciting unanswered questions in physics.

Uprooted: The 1950s plan to erase Indian Country

  • Broadcast Window: October 7, 2021 – November 30, 2021
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: This documentary presents the voices of people who survived a devastating plan to solve “the Indian problem.” In the 1950s, the U.S. government launched a campaign to assimilate Native Americans by eliminating reservations, terminating tribal governments, and persuading Native people to move to cities. This documentary provides listeners a unique opportunity to hear the voices of Native people who lived through this era, and people still struggling to overcome its effects.

Selected Shorts: Holiday Hurdles

  • Broadcast Window: November 24, 2021 – January 7, 2022
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: In Selected Shorts: Holiday Hurdles with David Sedaris, audiences are invited to reimagine holiday rituals.

Turkey Confidential

  • Broadcast Window: November 25, 2021
  • Duration: TBD
  • Description: Turkey Confidential is The Splendid Table’s annual Thanksgiving show. Francis Lam takes calls and comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and inner guests during the biggest cooking day of the year. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the special may not be live – more information to come. Keep an eye out for additional details, including special guest information.

BBC Witness History: World War Two in the Pacific

  • Broadcast Window: December 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: To mark the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Witness History brings you an hour of personal stories from the time.

Musical

The Current

2021 Remembered from the Current

  • Broadcast Window: December 13, 2021 – January 9, 2022
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: Join The Current in honoring the life, music, and legacy of artists we lost this year with 2021 Remembered from The Current. This hour-long musical tribute is a celebration of all sounds – from indie to influential – and the perfect way for music lovers to unite in paying homage to the artists who have shaped music history.

Classical

Hollywood Halloween

  • Broadcast Window: October 1, 2021 – November 1, 2021
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: Hollywood Halloween is a scary collection of the best (and darkest) classical film scores, ranging from “Night on Bald Mountain” to the horror classic “Bride of Frankenstein” and its comic cousin “Young Frankenstein.” Join Lynne Warfel, host of APM’s Saturday Cinema and Flicks in Five, for a musical ride through popular film scores just right for Halloween.

Every Good Thing

  • Broadcast Window: November 4, 2021 – November 30, 2021
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: On Thanksgiving, host Andrea Blain and classical music fans from all around the country take some time to give thanks and celebrate one of life’s most meaningful gifts: music. It’s “Every Good Thing” — an hour of stories and music to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Giving Thanks

  • Broadcast Window: November 4, 2021 – November 30, 2021
  • Duration: One hour and two hours
  • Description: Giving Thanks sounds the way Thanksgiving feels: inviting, warm, and festive. It’s a contemporary, thoughtful celebration of the spirit of the holiday. Special guests Stanley Tucci and Naomi Shihab Nye join our Thanksgiving table, and music from Eric Whitacre, Bach, Copland and more complete the scene.

All is Bright

  • Broadcast Window: November 23, 2021 – December 31, 2021
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: Hosted by Lynne Warfel, All Is Bright: Contemplative Music for Christmas presents one hour of gorgeous, contemplative music related to the Christmas season and its symbolism. This program uses sacred choral music grouped in a way to tell the traditional Christmas story by way of songs about angels, the star, and the manger scene. Featured artists include Cambridge Singers, Cantus, and Chanticleer.

Candles Burning Brightly

  • Broadcast Window: November 23, 2021 – December 31, 2021
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: Candles Burning Brightly is a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights with an exploration of Chanukah foods and traditional activities … and plenty of music. Encore from 2020.

Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

  • Broadcast Window: November 23, 2021 – December 31, 2021
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: The sounds of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square floated into many homes during the holidays in the ’60s & ’70s on Goodyear and Firestone albums, bringing lush renditions of favorite Christmas carols. Those warm memories and feelings come right back again in this holiday special. The choir continues its tradition of great artistry with touching arrangements of familiar carols, and surprises with lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics.

Hollywood Holiday

  • Broadcast Window: December 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: Lynne Warfel, host of Saturday Cinema, takes listeners on a one-hour musical retrospective of some of Hollywood’s most cherished Christmas themed movies. Selections feature scores from “Scrooge, the Musical”, “A Muppet Christmas Carol”, “The Polar Express”, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” and more.

A Soulful Christmas

  • Broadcast Window: December 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: 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. Guest details to be announced.

Welcome Christmas

  • Broadcast Window: December 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: Welcome Christmas is a perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world’s premiere choral groups, conducted by Philip Brunelle. This program presents an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest. Guest details to be announced.

Hygge Holiday

  • Broadcast Window: December 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: Join host Elena See for an hour-long program of nostalgic favorites for the winter season. Programming includes favorites from Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Debussy and Blake.

A Chanticleer Christmas

  • Broadcast Window: December 15, 2021 – December 31, 2021
  • Duration: One hour
  • Description: This one-hour program of holiday favorites, new and old, will be presented live in concert by Chanticleer, the superb 12-man ensemble known as “an orchestra of voices.” Chanticleer is one of the premiere vocal ensembles in the nation. The ensemble has won two Grammys and is a member of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival

  • Broadcast Window: December 15, 2021 – December 31, 2021
  • Duration: Two hours
  • Description: APM’s distribution of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival is a chance for listeners across the country and around the world to participate in one of the nation’s most treasured holiday celebrations. Programming includes sacred choral and instrumental music from many traditions: beloved hymns, classical masterworks, folk songs from around the world, and African-American spirituals.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

  • Broadcast Window: December 24, 2021 – December 25, 2021
  • Duration: Two hours
  • Description: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols presents your audience with an opportunity to share in a live, world-wide Christmas Eve broadcast of a service of Biblical readings, carols, and related seasonal Classical music. This special will be presented by one of the world’s foremost choirs of men and boys and performed in an acoustically and architecturally renowned venue, the 500-year-old Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, England.

Contact your Station Representative to learn more about APM Presents, our unique package of seasonal programs and more.

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APM Reports and “Educate” Podcast win Murrow Award for Black at Mizzou

APM Reports and the Educate podcast have won an Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

The episode Black at Mizzou: Confronting Race on Campus was honored with the national network radio award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. 

The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.

Congratulations to Lauren Brown, Alex Baumhardt, Catherine Winter, Chris Julin, and Sabby Robinson for the win!

Learn more about the Edward R. Murrow Awards and see a full list of 2021 winners.

You can listen to Black at Mizzou: Confronting Race on Campus here.

Your week at a glance: September 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

2021 BBC Proms

  • From August 7 through September 11, the 2021 BBC Proms will air every Saturday afternoon from 2-3 p.m. ET, with repeats on Sunday mornings from 7-8 a.m. ET. Episodes available for download Media Partner Centre for one week after broadcast.
  • Note: Proms broadcasts will not follow the standard BBC World Service clock – breaks at the bottom of the hour will be dropped.
  • Saturday, September 11: Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor, performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Marketplace

Marketplace PM

Week of September 6

  • How we view economic uncertainty twenty years after 9/11: Kai has a host feature.
  • Before 9/11, most office workers walked into the building, waved to the person behind the desk who wasn’t armed, rode the elevator to their floor and walked into the office. After September 11 we got turnstiles, armed security and a surge in the use of key cards. It’s hard to remember a time when we didn’t swipe our way into work, up the elevator and through the office door. Matt Levin looks at the key card.

Marketplace Tech

  • Throughout the summer, Marketplace Tech will have a rotating schedule of hosts. Jed Kim hosts September 6-10.
  • September 6 (encore): The Federal Trade Commission is turning its attention to the right-to-repair movement — a pushback against manufacturers limiting who can repair the equipment they make. The agency put out a report in May that found “the burden of repair restrictions may fall more heavily on communities of color and lower-income communities.” One group watching this debate is farmers. Some companies that make farm equipment only allow repairs at their own dealerships. Guest: Terry Griffin, an agricultural economist with Kansas State University.
  • September 7: El Salvador today will start accepting Bitcoin as a national currency, alongside the US dollar. The government is betting this will drive investment into the country and make it cheaper for ex-pats to send remittances back home. But the logistical hurdles could lead the country with difficult-to-control inflation. Guest: George Selgin, CATO Institute

On Point

  • September 6 (encore): There’s a massive shift in employment numbers–and it has to do with people leaving their jobs. More than 4 million Americans quit their jobs in April, a 20 year high. That helped put job vacancies also at a 20 year high. So what’s going on? We’ll talk with our Money Ladies, Michelle Singletary and Rana Foroohar, about the new labor gap.
  • This week On Point presents ‘The Longest War,’ a four-part series profiling Afghans and Americans whose lives have been shaped by two decades of war in Afghanistan. A generic promo for the series is available here on ContentDepot.
    • September 7: We focus on the lives of Afghan women, when Meghna speaks with Shabana Basij-Rasikh. She is an Afghan women’s rights champion and educator who co-founded Afghanistan’s first boarding school for girls when she was just a teenager. We also hear from Fanoos Basir, a former member of the Afghan national women’s soccer team who is currently in a refugee camp in France.
    • September 8: We turn our attention to U.S. veterans of the Afghan war with soldiers Trevor deBoer and his son Payton Sluss. The two men were deployed to Afghanistan twenty years apart with differing understandings of why they were there and quite different experiences.
    • September 9: We’ll explore how the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan has affected U.S. politics for a generation.
    • September 10: We ask what the future holds for the nation now back under Taliban rule.

Classical

Performance Today

  • Between now and October 27, Performance Today audiences will hear new Piano Puzzlers every Wednesday.
  • September 10: Listeners will hear an hour of programming in remembrance of 9/11. This hour will include several listener favorites from past shows about 9/11 including Arvo Part’s Spiegel im Spiegel.

SymphonyCast

  • September 6: SymphonyCast broadcasts the 2021 BBC Proms, featuring the Philharmonia Orchestra performing Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in F minor, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

September 10 – 2001:

  • Alicia Keys, The Strokes & Pete Yorn released some of the year’s great debut’s. Gorillaz also released their debut, which became the biggest album ever from a virtual band. Missy Elliot released one of the best singles of the year, The Shins dropped the song that will change your life, and Gary Jules had a timely take on a Tears for Fears tune.
  • 9/11 put a cloud over everything.
  • Outside the world of music, 9/11 is the biggest news story. It was also the year of the longball in Major League Baseball, as Barry Bonds hits 73 home runs (with an asterisk). Brady and the New England Patriots win the Superbowl, the Arizona Diamondbacks became the youngest team to win a World Series, and the first Harry Potter was tops at the box office.

The Splendid Table

NEW episode – September 10: Back into the kitchen

  • VICE’s Farideh Sadeghin teams up with Francis to take your cooking questions on everything from what to do with a bumper crop of tomatillos to how to amp up your vegetable stock.
  • Then, we talk to San Francisco Chronicle’s restaurant critic Soleil Ho about lessons learned from our new pandemic life and what’s ahead for the restaurant industry.

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 download today!

Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy among young people

  • Description: The World Health Organization says it’s “really concerned” that some young people are doubting whether they would want to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Experts say a vaccine offers the best chance for lockdown and social distancing measures to be relaxed, as it would train people’s immune system to fight the virus so they don’t become sick. But amidst misinformation online, research shows that a number of young people may choose not to get the jab. BBC Minute’s Olivia Le Poidevin reports.
  • Suggested caption: The World Health Organization is concerned some under 35s may not choose to get the coronavirus jab.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 46 seconds

In Deep: One City’s Year of Climate Chaos

One-hour

August 27, 2021 – November 30, 2021

In summer and fall of 2020, amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, two hurricanes hit Lake Charles in short succession. That winter, the city was hobbled by an ice storm, and just a few months later, devastating flooding killed several people and left many stranded in their cars, fearing for their lives.

This program will put these events into context through the lenses of climate change and equity. Climate change doesn’t affect everyone equally. As storms and other calamities fueled by a warming climate devastate cities with growing frequency, the trauma and burdens will be increasingly suffered by poor people and, in many places, disproportionately people of color.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative

Your week at a glance: August 30-September 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

BBC World Service

2021 BBC Proms

  • From August 7 through September 11, the 2021 BBC Proms will air every Saturday afternoon from 2-3 p.m. ET, with repeats on Sunday mornings from 7-8 a.m. ET. Episodes available for download Media Partner Centre for one week after broadcast.
  • Note: Proms broadcasts will not follow the standard BBC World Service clock – breaks at the bottom of the hour will be dropped.
  • Saturday, September 4: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s (arr. Desyatnikov) The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, performed by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

Marketplace

Marketplace PM

Week of August 30

  • Kai talks with Mohamed El-Erian, President of Queens’ College and former CEO of PIMCO, about Jay Powell’s speech and the state of the recovery.
  • Kai checks back in with Lauren Pyle and Kelli LaFont about how the pandemic has affected their working lives, and how they’re feeling as the school year starts.

Marketplace Tech

  • Throughout the summer, Marketplace Tech will have a rotating schedule of hosts. Meghan McCarty Carino hosts August 23, and Jed Kim hosts August 30-September 3.
  • August 30: Last summer, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription video game that helps children ages 8 through 12 with ADHD. The video game is called Endeavor RX, and is not a treatment on its own, but is prescribed in tandem with other medication and can be covered by health care insurance. A year later, how effective is this game? And is there a big market for others like it? Guest: Ian Bogost, director and a professor of film and media studies at Washington University in Saint Louis.

On Point

  • August 30: Sarah Chayes joins Meghna with her deep insight into the events unfolding in Afghanistan. 20 years ago, Chayes was a reporter who covered the fall of the Taliban for NPR. After leaving journalism, she lived in Kandahar for many years, where, among other things, she ran a nongovernmental aid organization. She was also an advisor to senior NATO leaders.
  • September 1: Meghna speaks with Naval War College Professor Tom Nichols about his new book, Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from within on Modern Democracy. In this book, Nichols argues that democracy is in trouble and it’s not the so-called elites or our political systems that are to blame—rather, it’s us, ordinary citizens, who are responsible.

Classical

Performance Today

  • Between now and October 27, Performance Today audiences will hear new Piano Puzzlers every Wednesday.

SymphonyCast


Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

September 3 – 1987:

  • The Grateful Dead were on the pop charts, Metal was huge with albums from Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses and Def Leppard, and thanks to LL Cool J, the Rap ballad was born. Prince released the ambitious two album set Sign O’ the Times, and it was a big year for Irish artists as U2 issued The Joshua Tree and Sinead O’Connor dropped her debut album. College and alternative bands like The Cure, R.E.M. & Husker DU were finding an audience, and Whitney Houston was everywhere.
  • Outside the world of music, it was the year of Black Monday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 508 points. Coincidently, the film Wall Street, starring Michael Douglas was big at the box office. Kirby Puckett and the MN Twins won the World Series, Magic, Kareem and the Lakers won the NBA championship, and Gretsky and the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup.

The Splendid Table

Encore episode – September 3:

  • We’re getting advice from friends about things you should try in the kitchen. From the new-ancient grain fonio, to Francis’ weapons-grade ratatouille recipe, to surprising wine picks and pairings – get ready to learn something new!
  • Guests include Chef Pierre Thiam and Food & Wine’s restaurant editor, Khushbu Shah.

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. Follow the link below and download today!

Why China is bent on crushing dissent in Hong Kong

  • Description: In 2019, Hong Kong was rocked by mass anti-government protests that turned violent. Now, the city is transformed – and not in the way protesters have hoped. The Chinese government has clamped down hard, putting in place restrictive rules and arresting scores of activists and opposition politicians. It passed a stringent national security law last year, and now it has reformed the way Hong Kong is run, ensuring only “patriots” can enter local government. But why exactly is China so bent on crushing dissent in Hong Kong? And what does this mean for the city’s future? The BBC’s Tessa Wong explains.
  • Suggested caption: Why China is bent on crushing dissent in Hong Kong
  • Duration: 5 minutes 26 seconds

The Uncertain Hour

One-hour

August 25, 2021 – October 31, 2021

In this one-hour special from Marketplace, the team from “The Uncertain Hour” explores the long history and controversial future of the gig economy by turning to a decidedly low-tech example: janitorial companies that rely on an army of independent contractors. They dive in to the story of one of these janitors, a man named Jerry Vazquez. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative

Introducing: APM Presents

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.

These specials are still available to all APM affiliates at no additional charge. As in years past some specials will be produced by APM properties like Marketplace, APM Reports, The Splendid Table, and YourClassical, while others will be brought to your through our partnerships with top audio and news organizations across the country. Recent partners include BBC World Service, The Washington Post, Munk Debates, On Point, and station partners like New Hampshire Public Radio.

Keep an eye out for our APM Presents quarterly package launch in September, in addition to our new APM Presents webpage. Questions or ideas you’d like to share for future APM Presents programming? Please reach out to your stations relations representative.