What’s coming up from APM May 17-23

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 May 17

Marketplace PM

  • Kai talks with Daniel Kahneman about his new book Noise: A flaw in human judgement.
  • When we talk about economic data on the show, we often use the term “household,” which is defined by the federal government as one or more people who occupy a housing unit. But the way that data is collected – the questions asked, the responses allowed – has changed over time. For instance, in the 1970 Census, only a man could be designated the “Head of the Household.” Until 2020, the Census did not include categories for same-sex couples living in the same home. Marketplace’s Marielle Segarra unpacks the term “household” – where it comes from, how the definition has changed, who it still excludes, and why that matters.

Marketplace Tech

  • Amy Scott hosts the program May 17-18.
  • May 17: Tech companies are increasingly working on “vocal profiling,” the idea that someone’s voice reveals information about their emotions, personality, weight, race, illness and more. Guest: Joseph Turow, author of The Voice Catchers: How Marketers Listen In to Exploit Your Feelings, Your Privacy, and Your Wallet.

On Point

  • May 17: Republican Representative Liz Cheney has described former President Donald Trump and his loyalists as being “at war with the constitution.” Renowned constitutional law scholar Akhil Reed Amar speaks with host Meghna Chakrabarti about the enduring power of the constitution. He says it’s more than a document, it’s a ‘conversation.’ Akhil Reed Amar is the author of The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840.
  • May 18: The cyber-attack on Colonial Pipeline has exposed, once again, how vulnerable our key infrastructure is to cyber-attack. It has also revealed fundamental flaws in the public-private partnerships we rely on for much of this country’s infrastructure. We assess President Biden’s executive order aimed at strengthening the United States’ defenses by encouraging private companies to practice better cybersecurity, or risk being locked out of federal contracts.
  • May 19: ‘Help Wanted’ signs in restaurant windows seem commonplace these days. Some restaurant owners blame their worker shortage on high unemployment benefit payments that they say make not working more attractive than working. But some former restaurant workers say they don’t want to go back to jobs that are poorly paid and with brutal hours and working conditions. Is this a moment of reckoning for the restaurant industry?

Classical

Performance Today

  • May 20: Performance Today will feature the first ever tubist as a Young Artist in Residence! Cristina Cutts-Dougherty studies tuba at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.
  • A year ago, when millions of graduates didn’t have in-person ceremonies, Performance Today created an hour of programming to honor graduates’ accomplishments. The program was popular, so the feature is returning for 2021. Starting May 19, Fred Child will ask listeners for a short message honoring a 2021 graduate in their life, and Fred will read them on the show May 26.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes listeners back to the sounds and events of a specific year.

May 21 – 1970:

The Beatles made it official and broke up, but left us a nice parting gift, a final album and lots of solo material. We lost guitar legend Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin 2 weeks apart, both at age 27. Santana was becoming a certified guitar hero after the release of Abraxas, Van Morrison released his most beloved album, Edwin Starr dropped one of the first protest songs on the Motown label, and Joni Mitchell was busy writing an environmental anthem and a song for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Outside the work of music, the New York Knicks won the NBA championship, the Baltimore Orioles won the World Series, and the Colts won the Super Bowl in the year that Monday Night Football debuted. Marcus Welby MD was the most popular show on the TV, The Flip Wilson show was #2, and the first Earth Day was celebrated.

The Splendid Table

Encore episode – May 21: Persian food

  • Samin Nosrat, author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, tells us why Persian cooks are so obsessed with fresh herbs.
  • Naz Deravian, author of Bottom of the Pot, has a tale of tahdig and home
  • Najmieh Batmanglij, author of Cooking in Iran, has a report on what people are cooking in modern-day Iran.
  • Chef/founder of Moosh NYC, Behzad Jamshidi, teaches Francis a classic recipe for Ghaliyeh Mahi, a fish stew with fenugreek.

A word from Jonathan Dyer, EP of On Point

Hello there,

Jonathan Dyer here, On Point’s new Executive Producer, with a few words about why I am delighted to be with this show — and some insights about what we’re working on at the new On Point.

I have spent what seems like a lifetime making newsmagazine shows. And given that I started my broadcast journalism career producing the BBC World Service’s Newshour, at a time when editing meant razor blade and reel-to-reel tape, it might actually be a lifetime. My most satisfying days at the helm of a show have always been when a story warranted taking up most, if not all, of that day’s output. We could explore every angle and bring in every voice, from the academic with deep knowledge and insight to the person on the ground with lived experience, and spend time to dive deeper to explore a story through the prism of history or culture and peel away the layers to reveal the essential truth at the heart of it.

So, I am truly excited to be leading the talented team behind the new On Point. I get to do that deep dive thing every day. We get to explore a story with so much more nuance than you would in a traditional magazine show. And we’re investing more time, enterprise reporting and storytelling craft into each minute.

Case in point: our April 16 edition looking at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, from the perspective of 30 years ago when four Los Angeles police officers went on trial for beating Rodney King. Hearing the recollection of Rodney King’s daughter, and John Burris, the civil rights attorney who represented Rodney King in his civil lawsuit against the LAPD in 1994, speak about what has and hasn’t changed in America between then and now was nothing short of compelling.

We were thrilled to learn last week that the RTNDA has recognized On Point with a regional Murrow Award for best News Documentary for What The President Knew, through our home station WBUR. And while we are not a documentary program, we are able to bring the kind of depth and original perspective that can win us an award for news documentary. I think that’s something a daily show can brag about.

I’m also really proud of our new series, Amazon: The Prime Effect, exploring the myriad ways Amazon is shaping how we live and work today. This series came directly from Host Meghna Chakrabarti — she is smart, conversational, eager to connect with real people to get their take and experts who can answer her probing questions. I think it’s a great showcase for the kind of revealing, impactful, smartly produced journalism that is On Point’s signature. Look out for that as it rolls out through the summer.

If you have feedback or questions about the show, please reach out to your station relations representative – they’re always interested to hear from you! Keep an eye out for future communications from the On Point team – you’ll be hearing from us every few months. And thanks.

Jonathan Dyer
Executive Producer, On Point

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What’s coming up from APM May 10-16

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 May 10

Marketplace PM

  • Kai talks with Broadway producer Eva Price about preparing for reopening.
  • The housing market in the US has not waned during the pandemic. Nor has it over in China, where real estate investment during the pandemic year of 2020 still rose at a robust rate of 7% from a year earlier. That’s partly because there are limited investment options for Chinese citizens, and because property is seen as the safest bet no matter what the health of the broader economy is. Our China correspondent Jennifer Pak reports from the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.

Marketplace Tech

  • May 10: Facebook created a handpicked board to advise it on content decisions – and it turned to that board to weigh in on whether to keep Donald Trump off the platform. What other companies might decide to turn to outside groups to set standards for moderating content?
  • May 11: China is rolling out a digital version of its currency, the yuan. What’s the difference between a government-issued digital currency and an open-source cryptocurrency, and what are the implications for tracking transactions? Guest: Jennifer Pak, Marketplace’s China correspondent.
  • May 14: Amy Scott hosts Marketplace Tech.

On Point

  • May 10: Ian Manuel went to prison for shooting a woman during a robbery gone awry. He was 13 years old at the time of the incident. He spent nearly 18 years in solitary confinement. He left prison about 5 years ago, with the help of lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson. They join us to share Manuel’s story and understand the consequences of the ongoing use of solitary confinement in the U.S.
  • May 11: The Biden administration says that children over 12 will be eligible for the Pfizer vaccine as soon as this week. But polls show that many parents are reluctant to get their children vaccinated. We ask whether vaccinating children should be a priority and find out what kind of clinical trials have been undertaken.
  • May 13: In part two of our series, Amazon: The Prime Effect, we ask, ‘Who is Jeff Bezos?’ If you go to relentless.com you will be redirected to Amazon.com. In this hour, we’ll explore Jeff Bezos’s relentless pursuit of universality. Choosing books as Amazon’s first product, because there are more books to sell than any other product, is a telling tale of how Bezos grew Amazon into a global empire.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes listeners back to the sounds and events of a specific year.

May 14 – 2002:

It was a big year for Norah Jones, whose Come Away With Me album cleaned up by winning 5 Grammy Awards. Wilco delivered the most critically acclaimed album of their career with Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Missy Elliot worked it, Justin Timberlake went solo and The Eminem Show was the biggest selling album of the year. File sharing and Napster were changing music consumption, and it was the Bush Presidency and the wind-up to the Iraq War.

The Splendid Table

Encore episode – May 14: Cheese

  • We go behind the scenes of the wacky and wild competition The Cheesemonger Invitational. From blind -tasting and aroma tests to pairing and wrapping and weighing, who knew?
  • Cheesemonger Greselda Powell of Murray’s Cheese in NYC takes Francis under her wing to teach him how to identify cheese just by smell.
  • Jack Bishop of America’s Test Kitchen brings us some hard truths about keeping cheese at home.
  • Cheese expert Tia Keenan teams up with Francis to take your calls.

Timely Selections

Small Change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood

One hour

April 26, 2021 – June 4, 2021

Small change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood is an audio hour highlighting smart, practical and collaborative money skills developed by people living with lower and unstable incomes.

Hosts Chris Farrell and Twila Dang talk to community members who are redefining wealth, the value of community and the purpose of money. Money wisdom taught by the true experts –people who have learned from experience.

BBC Video Offer

All BBC affiliated stations 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 about activism, climate change, politics and more.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative

What’s coming up from APM May 3-9

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 May 3

Marketplace PM

  • Kai talks with Chris Hyams, CEO of Indeed about how hiring has changed during the pandemic and how the labor market is changing.
  • Kai talks with Danielle Dreilinger about her new book The Secret History of Home Economics.

Marketplace Tech

  • May 3: The United States is facing a critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals, both inside the federal government and in the private sector. How can the government re-think the way it recruits to fill these critical positions? Guest: Erin Weiss Kaya and Booz Allen Hamilton.
  • May 5–6: We sit down with the acting chair of the Federal Communications Commissions, Jessica Rosenworcel, for an interview that will be spread over two days. As the internet has become increasingly vital in this pandemic, the FCC has fallen behind in efforts to accurately map who has broadband access in this country and then get it to them. But there is also an unprecedented level of federal funding coming to states to build out networks.

On Point

  • May 4: Working from home has changed how we think about work – both the jobs we do, and even the trajectory of our careers. So what’s the lasting effect of pandemic-inspired remote working? For people in many fields, the economy is shifting from “people go to the jobs” to “the jobs go to the people.” Financial Times Global Finance Columnist Rana Foroohar joins us to explore that.
  • May 5: President Biden has called on Congress to pass the George Floyd George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by the end of May. The legislation would ban chokeholds and end qualified immunity for law enforcement — the legal protection for police officers that limits victims’ ability to sue for misconduct. We explore the history and practice of qualified immunity.
  • May 7: Stand by for the cicadas. Brood X (10) is about to emerge after 17 years underground any day now in about twelve states. Entomologist Jessica Ware from the American Museum of Natural History joins us with everything you need to know about this captivating phenomenon.

Classical

Performance Today

  • May 5: Performance Today will broadcast music for Cinco de Mayo.
  • May 6: Performance Today will broadcast the piece Seven Last Words of the Unarmed by Joel Thompson. In 2014 the composer took the last words of seven Black men killed by police to create an incredibly powerful choral/orchestral composition in their honor

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes listeners back to the sounds and events of a specific year.

May 7 – 1959:

Two of the best jazz albums ever were released: there was Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Take 5 and the Miles Davis album Kind of Blue. It was the year “The Day the Music Died” occurred, when the world lost Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper & Ritchie Valens, New Orleans artists like Fats Domino, Lloyd Price and Irma Thomas had big hits, and if you slow danced at the sock hop, it was probably to “Sleepwalk” by Santo and Johnny.

Outside the work of music: Ben-Hur was the biggest film of the year, Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone premiered on the small screen as did the western Rawhide, and it was the 1st year of the Grammys when The Chipmunks took home more statuettes than Frank Sinatra.

The Splendid Table

NEW episode – May 7: Mothers and kids who cook

  • We talk to chef Kwame Onwuachi and his mother, Jewel Robinson, about his upbringing and how her catering career inspired his love for cooking. Kwame is the author of the best-selling memoir Notes from a Young Black Chef.
  • Then, we eavesdrop on Caroline Shin and her mother, JoungJa Shin, talking about miyeok guk. It’s a traditional Korean birthday soup served to mothers after childbirth and on birthdays as a tribute to one’s mother. Caroline Shin is the founder of Cooking with Granny.
  • New York Times columnist Melissa Clark teams up with Francis to take your questions about the best recipes to cook on Mother’s Day.

Timely Selections

Call to Mind: Spotlight on Rethinking Mental Health Care

Two, one-hour long programs. Each hour can be aired separately or back-to-back

Program 1: April 24, 2021 – May 31, 2021
Program 2: April 25, 2021 – May 31, 2021

Rethinking Mental Health Care will present an honest critique of the nation’s mental health care shortcomings, while highlighting tangible solutions and models for improving access and quality of care. Hosted by Kimberly Adams of Marketplace, this two-part format will allow guests to deep dive into failures, challenges and opportunities, while also allowing people to question mental health experts to ground the issues in matters most pressing to the public.

BBC Video Offer

All BBC affiliated stations 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 about activism, climate change, politics and more.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Inside Marketplace — Spring 2021

Technically, the recession is over. With multiple quarters of economic growth, by definition, we are emerging from the most severe economic hardships of the last year plus. That said, there is a very long road back to some sense of normalcy, and plenty of people are still out of work. But, with spring in bloom, we’re allowing ourselves an ounce of cautious optimism. For the last year, give or take, we’ve been saying that the pandemic is the economy—and with vaccines rolling out at an aggressive pace, we look forward to brighter (more social) days ahead.

With that, what does post-pandemic reentry look like? For small businesses, for teachers, for office workers? There are a lot of unknowns.

Here is what Marketplace will be focusing on:

Back to Business: What is the future of America’s small businesses?
Marketplace has been documenting the stories of small businesses across the country since the pandemic hit last spring. Moving forward, the guiding principle for this coverage is about the future; about how businesses are moving forward, re-building, recovering, and innovating. These “looking ahead” stories will be on who recovers… and who doesn’t. This theme of reporting will be seen across PM, MMR, Tech and digital starting on April 26th. Here’s what that will look like for each show:

Tech: Big tech questions for the little guys
The team asks what tools are Big Tech companies providing that have proved invaluable to smaller businesses as we recover from the pandemic? How are smaller *tech* companies getting by, as the industry giants continue to acquire more companies? How might an evolving anti-trust system impact those strategies? And on a different note – the creator economy is, in some sense, a business of one. How is the playbook to monetize influence changing?

PM: What about the microbusinesses?
Kai and team are focused on microbusinesses (think 20 people of less)—the smallest of small companies that are engines of growth across the country. When the microbusiness coverage began, the PM team featured eight business owners from across the country—Las Vegas, Denver, Seattle, New Haven, Culver City, Detroit, Durham, and Tacoma. Focusing on this for the next few months, they will follow up with this group, as many have decisions to make in May and June about continuing their businesses. And some are busier than ever.

MMR: Owner spotlight
MMR will be doing a series of interviews that illuminate the experiences of small business owners and the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead as more people become vaccinated and the economy begins to reopen. This coverage will have a special focus on BIPOC owned businesses.

“Internet is Everything”: Marketplace Tech series
Last year, Marketplace Tech reported on how vital online connectivity became to our lives during the pandemic—it was the only way many people could go to work or school or see loved ones. But high-quality broadband isn’t evenly distributed across the country, and federal officials don’t even have a good sense of where the problem spots are. With the CARES Act, President Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package and a possible infrastructure bill, there is an unprecedented amount of federal aid for expanding broadband. Marketplace Tech plans to follow several municipalities over the next year, beginning in May, as they figure out how they will spend that money and build out access to underserved areas.

Audio spotlight:
Spring brings a high demand for bikes. What to expect if you’re looking for a new ride. Listen here!

Thank you. Enjoy the longer days and warmer weather.

Cheers,
Marketplace Leadership

What’s coming up from APM April 26-30

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.


Reminders

All BBC affiliated stations 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 about activism, climate change, politics and more.

For more information, please visit our website or contact your Station Relations Representative.


News

Marketplace

Week of April 26

Marketplace PM

  • Kai talks with April Hemmes, Iowa corn and soybean farmer, about planting and prices.
  • A Baltimore church has pledged to spend $500,000 in reparations over the next five years for its role in slavery and racial discrimination. Memorial Episcopal Church, in the tony neighborhood of Bolton Hill, was founded by slaveholders, and perpetuated housing segregation, redlining and disenfranchisement of Black voters for decades. One of its first contributions is to Black Women Build, to provide down payment assistance to the next three women to buy homes, and to help the organization purchase more abandoned properties to rehab. In this next story in our series The Block, Marketplace’s Amy Scott looks at the role churches played in segregation and how its effort is part of the larger reparations movement.

Marketplace Tech

  • April 26: The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into the data-sharing practices between Florida’s Pasco County sheriff’s office and school district. Student grades, attendance, disciplinary records, and aspects of their home life were allegedly used to create a database of students “at-risk” of criminal activity, likely in violation of federal law. How private is all student data around the country? Guest: Amelia Vance, Future of Privacy Forum.

On Point

  • April 26: On Point launches a new series called Amazon: The Prime Effect, which will explore the myriad ways in which Amazon is shaping how we live and work today, as well as the role the company plays in the global economy. This series will continue into the spring and summer and will likely be bi-weekly – check APM Weekly ahead of time for specific dates and topics.
    • In the first part of this series, we’ll talk to Amazon biographer Brad Stone and technology in democracy expert Stacy Mitchell to understand a basic but complex question: What is Amazon? Understanding the structure of the company and how various parts of Amazon are leveraged to gain market power for other parts will lead us to questions about anticompetition practices and enforcement of federal antitrust laws. We’ll also look back to the Microsoft antitrust case of the late 90’s for insight, and parallels of how the government might handle Amazon today.
  • April 27: A look at new laws being proposed by legislatures across the country that will restrict the right to protest. Republican lawmakers in Oklahoma and Iowa have already passed bills granting immunity to drivers whose vehicles strike and injure protesters in public streets.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes you back to the sounds of a specific year with a carefully curated list of the best songs. Plus, he’ll invite you to reexamine some deeper cuts as we look back on what happened that year in music, pop culture and the world.

April 30 – 1998:

A year of excellent debuts from Tracy Chapman, Pixies and the band Living Colour. The Traveling Wilburys were launched – the group featured Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison & George Harrison…perhaps the greatest supergroup ever assembled. U2 were discovering the roots of American music on the album and film Rattle and Hum, Public Enemy released one of the most important albums of the year, Patti Smith released an anthem and Cowboy Junkies recorded an album in a church with only one microphone.

Outside the world of music, Magic, Kareem and the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the bad boys of Detroit in 7 games to win the NBA Championship, the film Rainman was one of the biggest of the year, and CDs outsold vinyl for the first time…but since then the tables have turned!

The Splendid Table

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

Encore episode – April 30:

  • We’re taking on culinary projects this week, from paella on the grill with America’s Test Kitchen to building a community oven in a town square to the ethos of whole hog BBQ with Rodney Scott of Rodney Scott’s Barbecue in Charleston.
  • Francis has never forgotten a dish made by Upland’s chef Justin Smillie, a fresh tomato bread pudding brimming with garlic and fresh herbs and olive oil, and we talk Justin into giving Francis a lesson. Justin’s book is Slow Fires: Mastering the Way to Braise, Roast and Grill.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative

From the APM Research Lab: Inoculation Nation

The APM Research Lab continues to provide weekly updates on vaccine distribution and administration, as well as a projected timeline of how soon each state would be able to reach herd immunity from the deadly virus. As part of their acclaimed Color of Coronavirus project, the APM Research Lab will continue to provide updates regarding vaccination rates amongst racial groups to help guide policy and community responses to the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had across racial and ethnic groups.

INOCULATION NATION: U.S. EXPERIENCES ANOTHER WEEK OF RECORD HIGH VACCINATIONS

News on the COVID-19 vaccination front in the U.S. has been predominantly good for the past couple weeks. Federal goals have been met, vaccination eligibility continues to expand, and last week a clinical trial found that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is extremely effective in children ages 12 to 15.

See how many vaccinations the federal government has distributed across the 50 states, how quickly each state is vaccinating their population, how far each state remains from herd immunity and more on their website.

INOCULATION NATION:
LIMITED COVID-19 VACCINE DATA SHOWS UNEVEN ACCESS BY RACE

Based on the limited available data, Black and Latino Americans—who have experienced among the highest age-adjusted mortality rates during the COVID-19 pandemic—still appear least likely to have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far.

Indigenous Americans’ second-highest vaccination rate and continued steady improvement is heartening news. As reported in our previous work regarding race and COVID-19, Indigenous Americans have seen the highest mortality rate from COVID-19 of any racial and ethnic group. This faster rate of vaccination may be due to the fact that tribal health programs and urban Indian organizations were given the opportunity to choose whether they received the vaccine through the Indian Health Service (IHS) or their respective states.

Explore states’ vaccination data by racial and ethnic group at their website. Follow updates to this project on social media using #InoculationNation

What’s coming up from APM April 19-25

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 April 19

Marketplace PM

  • Kai talks to Julie Wainwright, CEO of The RealReal about retail and real estate.
  • Kai talks with Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol about how the fast-casual industry is adapting to the post pandemic world.

Marketplace Tech

  • April 19: Two dozen states are considering right to repair bills – laws that would allow consumers to fix the products they buy without charging fees to manufacturers or only using certified technicians. Guest: Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit.
  • April 20: The global semiconductor chip shortage shows no signs of abating until at least 2023. How will this change consumer behavior? Maybe we don’t need that internet-connected toothbrush after all.

On Point

The Boston Globe’s Kimberly Atkins hosts April 19-23

  • April 19: Corporate America is taking a stand against voting restrictions. More than 100 CEOs signed a letter published in the New York Times to oppose restrictive election laws proposed in states like Georgia; but other big-name companies did not. On Point assesses the state of corporate activism in the U.S. in 2021.
  • April 20: After the pause in the distribution of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and polling showing consistent vaccine hesitancy, we explore the consequences of those events and efforts to tackle persistent vaccine myths.
  • April 22: As President Biden calls on world leaders to make climate commitments and re-prioritize action to tackle climate change, we speak with teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg about her list of priorities.

Classical

Performance Today

  • April 21-23: Elena See will host Performance Today.
  • April 22: Listeners will hear music for Earth Day.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes you back to the sounds of a specific year with a carefully curated list of the best songs. Plus, he’ll invite you to reexamine some deeper cuts as we look back on what happened that year in music, pop culture and the world.

April 23 – 2007:

Both MIA & Kanye West had big tunes featuring prominent samples, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss collaborated on the Raising Sand album. Radiohead turned the music business on its head by using a pay what you want business model on their In Rainbows album, The White Stripes made their final studio album, while Bon Iver released its debut record in the north woods of Wisconsin. Mavis Staples revisited some of the Civil Rights anthems of the 50’s and 60’s, and Arcade Fire released its highly anticipated 2nd album.

Outside the world of music, Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize, The New England Patriots ran the table, going undefeated 2007, but lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl in early 08. The San Antonio Spurs swept Lebron and the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA title, Mad Men debuted and popularized cocktail culture and The Simpsons became movie stars.

The Splendid Table

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

NEW episode – April 23:

  • We head into the food of the Eastern Mediterranean with Yasmin Khan, author of Ripe Figs, Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece and Cyprus.
  • Then we head to the Arab world with Palestinian writer Reem Kassis and her new book Arabesque, Contemporary Recipes from the Arab World.

Questions? Please Contact your Station Representative

One year later: The loss of George Floyd

In collaboration with The Washington Post and Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media is offering special programming in recognition of the passage of one year since the killing of George Floyd.

Communities around the world have mourned the loss of George Floyd’s life over the course of the last year. While the nation watches the Chauvin trial unfold, these specials will provide useful analysis and commentary to help contextualize the trial and honor the life and loss of George Floyd.

This special programming examines the role systemic racism played throughout the course of George Floyd’s life and explores how communities are dealing with the aftermath of his death. Please visit our website for more information or contact your Stations Relations Representative.

The Life of George Floyd

Post Reports, The Washington Post

May 18 – June 30, 2021

One Hour

George Floyd has become a symbol, and a rallying cry. But what’s missing in our understanding is the man himself: a figure who was complicated, full of ambition, shaped by his family and his community and a century of forces around him.

In this one-hour special of “Post Reports,” we explore the life and experiences of the man who sparked a movement, as part of The Washington Post’s series “George Floyd’s America.” The reporting explores the institutional and societal roadblocks Floyd encountered as a Black man from his birth in 1973 until his death, and the role systemic racism played throughout his life.

George Floyd during his high school years

How George Floyd Changed Us

MPR News with Angela Davis

May 18 – June 21, 2021

One Hour


This special will also incorporate the more recent killing of Daunte Wright by police in Brooklyn Center, MN, a nearby suburb of Minneapolis, on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

As we mark a year since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, join MPR News host Angela Davis for a reflection on how he changed us.

In this one-hour special, you’ll hear a range of voices articulating the transformation that’s taken place on both personal and community levels – from the young people whose worldview has been forever altered to the community members working to ensure the Black man killed when a police officer kneeled on his neck is never forgotten. We’ll also check in with a renowned expert on trauma and healing on what gives him hope a year later.

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