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Announcement — Tim de Faramond appointed as the new Editor of BBC Newshour | March 11, 2022

Tim de Faramond

We are pleased to announce that Tim de Faramond will be the new Editor of Newshour starting April 8, 2022.

Tim is currently a Front Page Editor for the international editions of the BBC News website, and has worked with BBC Minute, Today and Outside Source on TV and Radio. After a competitive set of interviews, Tim set out a clear vision for how to build on the programme’s great editorial strengths and deliver greater impact with audiences across all platforms.

“I’m delighted to welcome Tim de Faramond to this role,” shared Jon Zilkha, Controller, BBC WSE. “Newshour is carried on more than 350 US public radio stations and we know how important the program is for US audiences. We look forward to continuing to develop that service under Tim’s leadership and using his digital expertise on behalf of Newshour. As we continue to work with our partners at APM, Tim’s background and vision are well-aligned with our shared goals of reaching younger listeners and engaging all listeners on more platforms.”

“I’m honoured to return to Newshour, where I got my first ever job as a journalist, to work with one of the best teams in the business,” said Tim. “The programme’s coverage of the invasion of Ukraine has been unparalleled, and a reminder of the importance of the team’s work trying to make sense of the world every day. I look forward to empowering our journalists to keep asking the tough questions, uncovering the facts where they are obscured, and bringing you the best reporting from across the BBC. I’m a passionate believer in the power of radio and its place in today’s world to connect us, pull us out of our echo chambers and help us understand people and places we will never visit. For these reasons, Newshour is and should remain, an unmissable listen.”

Tim will fill the role currently held by Jo Floto. As previously announced, Jo has accepted a new role within the BBC as Middle East Bureau Chief and will be ending his tenure with Newshour at the end of March.

Please join us in re-welcoming Tim to Newshour!

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Announcement — Sabrina Tavernise Joins “The Daily” as a Host | March 3, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past week, Sabrina Tavernise has brought listeners of “The Daily” inside the Ukraine crisis with a steady string of urgent dispatches from the front lines. Drawing on her fluent Russian and her experience covering previous conflicts in Ukraine, as well as her years reporting in Russia, Sabrina has made the upheaval of war feel visceral and real. She has interviewed civilians receiving guns and mothers sheltering in subway tunnels. With tireless dedication, she has helped maintain “The Daily” as a home for the world’s best audio journalism, a magnet for innovation and essential listening for millions of people. 

Her reporting in Ukraine is only the latest example of her successful collaborations with the audio team, which stretch back to the early days of “The Daily” and include reporting trips across the country, from Baltimore to Oklahoma, as well as weeks spent filling in for Michael Barbaro in the host’s chair. 

All of that is why we are thrilled to announce that Sabrina will become the second host of “The Daily,” sharing hosting duties with Michael. They will take the reins on different episodes each week and allow the show to further its ambitions and reach.

Having a second host will make “The Daily” even stronger. It will allow both Michael and Sabrina to dig deeper into stories and share responsibility for The Times’s flagship show, which — as Michael himself has told us— has grown too big for one person.

It’s hard to imagine someone better suited than Sabrina. She’s an exemplary Times journalist who shares Michael’s depth and breadth of reporting experience, passion for storytelling and deep commitment to the medium of audio. Since joining The Times in 2000, she has covered major stories, from the war in Iraq to the battles over abortion to the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Sabrina has already worked on many successful projects on “The Daily,” including The Battle for Missouri, The Abortion Wars, Roe v. Wade Part One and Part Two and a five-part series on race and policing in Baltimore. Prior to her work in audio, Sabrina spent 10 years as a foreign correspondent, based in Russia, Pakistan and Turkey, where she was the Istanbul bureau chief. 

“I’m thrilled that Sabrina is joining me as a host and a full-time member of ‘The Daily’ family,” said Michael. “My admiration for her began a decade ago as a reader, when I marveled at the creativity and humanity of her journalism. When we started ‘The Daily,’ that admiration deepened as I watched her adapt those same skills to audio to create some of the most distinctive episodes we’ve ever run. Her nose for news, empathy, fair-mindedness and collegiality will all make her a fantastic host and partner.”

Sabrina is joining a show with big ambitions and enormous reach. In just the past year, more than 130 journalists have appeared as guests on the show, including a number of exemplary guest hosts. Since the show launched five years ago, “The Daily” has been downloaded more than three billion times. It’s carried on 265 public radio stations in the U.S. through our partnership with American Public Media. It has built an original music library of 230 compositions, has won a duPont Award and has been part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning lines of coverage, appeared on countless best-of lists and remains the most-listened-to news podcast in the country. 

“I fell in love with audio when I first worked with ‘The Daily’ and its brilliant creators a few years ago,” said Sabrina. “The emotional power of hearing people’s voices — and the music and the drums — took storytelling to a whole new level. I felt like I was suddenly seeing colors, after a lifetime in black and white. I am so excited at the thought of joining this incredible team.”

We’ll give the final word to our listeners. Here’s one from Biddeford, Maine: “It’s easy to think of events like the invasion of Ukraine as something that is happening far away and that has little to do with us here safe in the U.S.  Through her exceptional reporting, Sabrina makes this harder to do.”

Dean Baquet, Lisa Chow, Sam Dolnick and Paula Szuchman

Your week at a glance: November 28 – December 4, 2022

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 28

  • Kai talks with Mike Cessario, CEO/co-founder of Liquid Death at Liquid Death HQ about competition in the beverage space and viral marketing.
  • There’s a whole online community of folks who like to “bait” scammers by pretending to fall for scams and then exposing them. Marketplace Peter Balonon-Rosen reports.

Marketplace Tech

  • Nov 28: Kimberly Adams speaks with Josh Basile, lawyer and community relations manager at accessible, on the social and economic impact of not making websites accessible to people with disabilities especially during peak shopping periods like Cyber Monday.
  • Nov 29: Kimberly Adams will interview MelRose Michaels, founder of Sex Work CEO, on how adult content creators use/rely on Twitter and what they’re saying about Musk’s ownership/ongoing change of the platform
  • Nov 30: Kimberly speaks with Dustin Loup of the National Broadband Mapping Coalition to talk about the FCC’s first national broadband map update release, which is slated to happen later this month.

On Point

Look out for On Point’s week-long series, “Essential Trust: What Trust Is, Why We Need It, and What Happens When It’s Lost.” Over five parts it will explore how trust is created in the neural networks of an individual human brain, and then scaled up to the trust we have in people, institutions, and societies at large. Join us as we investigate what makes our capacity to trust uniquely precious, uniquely human, and worthy of our protection.


Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

New episode – December 2

  • This week we’re talking to restaurateur and writer Prue Leith of The Great British Baking Show and author of Bliss on Toast and Nigella Lawson with her latest book Cook, Eat, Repeat.

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week


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

People Fixing the World: Meet the designers with ‘different brains’

designers

  • Description: La Casa de Carlota is a successful design agency in Barcelona. Their striking visual style comes from their designers who have learning disabilities, autism and schizophrenia. For more great positive stories listen to the People Fixing the World podcast. Voices: Penny, Dan, Tim and Bill from the Misfits theatre company Camera: Stefano Nicoli Research: Esperanza Escribano Producers: William Kremer and Tom Garmeson.
  • Suggested social copy: Learn about what makes this design agency stand out from the rest.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 34 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

The One Recipe Holiday Special

Broadcast Window: Dec 1, 2022 – Jan 1, 2023

Length: One hour

Join host Jesse Sparks for a holiday edition of The Splendid Table’s newest “podbaby,” The One Recipe. Jesse talks to culinary superstars about their “One,” the recipe that signals the holiday has begun! They’ll get into traditions and food with influences from all over the world and leave you with recipes that could jumpstart your own festivities! It’s delicious eating all month long. Guests include chef, YouTube personality and best-selling author Carla Lalli Music; The New York Time’s food writer Eric Kim, author of Korean- American: Food That Tastes Like Home and more to come! Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

BBC Monthly: December Docs, Specials and Video Selections | November 23, 2022

Coming in December 2022

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 discover plans to prepare for first contact with extra-terrestrials, learn about pro-women’s surfing and evaluate why standing can be more tiring than walking. See below for details and more unique stories.

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See below for a curated selection of high performing videos.


Docs and Specials


*If you would like to request an air window extension, please contact your station representative. Extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted subject to rights.

The Documentary: First Contact

One hour
Dec 17, 2022 – Jan 6, 2023

For thousands of years we have gazed up at the stars and wondered: is anybody out there? But today, thinking about meeting life on, or from, other planets is no longer dismissed as pure make-believe – it’s the focus of political consideration and cutting-edge space science. Farrah Jarral presents the story of the fantasy and the reality of preparing for first contact with extra-terrestrials.

The People Vs J Edgar Hoover

Two, one hour documentaries
Episode 1: Dec 24, 2022 – Feb 10, 2023
Episode 2: Dec 25, 2022 – Feb 11, 2023

J Edgar Hoover built then ran the FBI for almost five decades. He turned it from a bureaucratic backwater into a premier crime fighting and counterintelligence force. In the process, he arguably became America’s most powerful man. Today’s fears of a ‘deep state’ – often expressed by Donald Trump and his supporters – of unaccountable government officials working against the public in their own interest – can be traced back to J Edgar Hoover. His job was to enforce the law…but he would not always be bound by it.

The Documentary: Fighting The Waves

One hour
Dec 31, 2022 – Jan 20, 2023

Today, women’s surfing has equal prize money for men and women, and women are an accepted part of the pro-circuit. Wind the clock back 50 years and things were very different – no wetsuits designed for women, barely a sponsorship deal in sight, and undisguised chauvinism from the male surfing establishment. We bring together today’s surf stars, and yesterday’s legends, to tell the story of the first pro-women’s surf tour in 1976.


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People Fixing the World: The dads spreading love to stop fights in school


dad's on duty

  • Description: Dads on Duty are a team of fathers who patrol Southwood High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. They got together after more than twenty students had been arrested for fighting. With a friendly face and a few dad jokes they’ve helped to reduce the level of violence. Ben Wyatt finds out more about the initiative.
  • Suggested social copy: Dads on Duty are a team of fathers who patrol a school in the US.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 38 seconds

Why is that?: Why can standing be more tiring than walking?


Walking

  • Description: Walking takes more energy than standing still, so why isn’t it more tiring? Sports scientist Dr François-Xavier Li explains.
  • Suggested social copy: Walking takes more energy than standing still, so why isn’t it more tiring?
  • Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds

People Fixing the World: The Ikea-style flat-pack home for refugees


flat-pack home

  • Description: Better Shelter have made thousands of flat-pack homes for refugees around the world. Supported by the Ikea Foundation, the charity aims to improve on the canvas tents in which millions of displaced people have to live. Myra Anubi Syria finds out more.
  • Suggested social copy: A shelter for displaced people that comes in a flat-pack and takes a few hours to assemble.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 41 seconds

A word from Jonathan Dyer, EP of On Point | November 21, 2022

Hello again,

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, let me start by thanking you for bringing On Point to your listeners. Thanks also to all of you who attended the On Point breakfast that Meghna and I hosted at this year’s Public Radio Content Conference in New Orleans. It was great to meet so many of you in person and hear how On Point is connecting with your audiences. The audience is at the heart of everything we do — and Meghna and I spoke about how we place a premium on reflecting the lived experiences of our listeners and the role of authentic audience engagement in our journalism.

Six months into the pandemic, in October 2020, we did an episode about how the pandemic-induced recession was particularly affecting women. At the time it had been dubbed a she-cession. Experts were saying that a decade’s worth of economic advancement for women in the workforce had been lost. We asked listeners to call into our voicemail line with their stories of how the she-cession had affected them, and they responded in abundance. Now, a recent study by Harvard labor economist Claudia Goldin reveals that the economic impact of the recession on women was not as clear-cut as the buzzword made it out to be. We have been able to go back to those listeners who shared their she-cession experiences with us to, effectively, report the story for 2022. Just before I sat down to write this letter, On Point’s Senior Editor, Dorey Scheimer, was sharing some of their stories with me, including a heartwarming tale from a woman who was really struggling last time we spoke with her. I know this show will be compelling because our listeners helped make it that way.

We love hearing from the audience, but asked ourselves if phone calls and voicemails felt a bit too old school, especially for millennial and Gen Z listeners? So we worked with the folks at VoxPop to develop a custom On Point app that alerts listeners when we need their help. After many tweaks and tests the likes of which would make Boeing proud, I’m delighted to say the On Point app is finally ready and fans are downloading it from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app makes it easy for people to record with just the click of a button and then share their story with us. I’m excited to see how it engages audiences beyond the daily show in a way that contributes to it.

On Point App

We’re going to be using the app to invite listeners to share their stories for our upcoming series. It’s on the topic of trust and is a five-parter rolling out Monday through Friday next week (Nov. 28 – Dec. 2). Trust is a bond that holds everything from families to entire nations together but it seems like mistrust is everywhere from social media to politics to familial relationships.

Essential Trust: What Trust Is, Why We Need It, and What Happens When It’s Lost will explore how trust is created in the neural networks of an individual human brain, and then scaled up to the trust we have in people, institutions and societies at large. We’ll investigate what makes our capacity to trust uniquely precious, uniquely human, and worthy of our protection. We’ll also make the series available as a stand-alone offering in the new year. I think you’ll find it true to our mission to make sense of the world – together.

Jonathan Dyer
Executive Producer, On Point

Your week at a glance: November 14-20, 2022

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 14

  • Kai talks with Lindsay McCormick, CEO of Bite Toothpaste Bits about packaging for retail vs eCommerce.
  • The United States is experiencing an extreme shortage of transformers. Not the robots that turn into cars — the kind that are essential to the electrical grid, from connecting city streetlights to powering your city. It’s gotten so bad that public power and cooperative utilities recently sent a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm emphasizing the crisis and asking the Department of Energy to use funding from the new climate law to boost U.S. production of smaller transformers. Marketplace’s Andy Uhler reports.

Marketplace Tech

Kimberly hosts all week.

  • Nov 14: Kimberly Adams speaks with Jennifer Abruzzo, General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, on the NLRB’s stance on workplace surveillance tech—and how the NLRB could soon crack down on employers that abuse worker privacy.
  • Nov 15: A conversation about how the use of social media platforms and other online spaces played out in the midterm elections — and what the growing use of and reliance on online spaces means for the future of democracy and civil dialogue.
  • Nov 16: Kimberly speaks with Dustin Loup of the National Broadband Mapping Coalition to talk about the FCC’s first national broadband map update release, which is slated to happen later this month.
  • Nov 17: A host feature from reporter Amy Scott (excerpted from of our Marketplace podcast How We Survive,) about how insurers use technology to calculate the risk of doing business in areas that are increasingly susceptible to hurricanes and other climate disasters.

On Point

  • Nov 14: In a world where we emphasize productivity and even celebrate busyness, is constant fatigue inevitable, or can we learn and practice meaningful rest? Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith joins Meghna with some advice on how to be better rested.
  • Nov 16: Political pundits often cast the electorate as increasingly polarized but in the midterms, voters from New Hampshire, to Georgia, to Arizona split their tickets, voting for candidates from different parties in national and local races. On Point looks into what’s driving this and what it tells us about what voters are looking for in candidates. Anthony Brooks hosts.
  • Nov 17: When COVID struck in 2020 and employers started laying off workers, women were particularly affected to the degree that it became known as the “she-cession.” Harvard Professor, Claudia Goldin, has taken a closer look at what happened and tells Meghna that the real divide is less about gender than it is about education and that women took on more caregiving as, inn aggregate, they held on to their jobs.

Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

New episode – November 18

  • This week chef Vivian Howard will be in-house to take your cooking questions. Her latest book is This Will Make It Taste Good and Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering joins us to talk about how to become a great guest. Get ready for more invitations!

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week


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

People Fixing the World: The dads spreading love to stop fights in school

Dads on Duty

  • Description: Dads on Duty are a team of fathers who patrol Southwood High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. They got together after more than twenty students had been arrested for fighting. With a friendly face and a few dad jokes they’ve helped to reduce the level of violence. For more positive solutions, download the People Fixing the World podcast Reporter/producer: Ben Wyatt Camera: Lisa Janae
  • Suggested social copy: See how a group of dads are helping reduce violence at a high school in Louisiana.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 38 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Giving Thanks

Broadcast Window: Nov 3 – 27, 2022

Length: One hour & Two hours

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. For listeners, whether they’re up early in the kitchen, on the road to a family gathering, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: November 7-13, 2022

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 7

  • Kai checks in with Katrina Amaral, Timberdoodle Farm & Sawmill, about how business has been.
  • Marketplace’s Matt Levin looks at how the first recession young workers experience impacts the rest of their working lives and attitudes towards the economy.

Marketplace Tech

This week, coverage will be focused on the election and how conversations and communities online fuel political and civic dialogues.

  • Nov 7: Tech will air a special host feature from Kimberly Adams examining the state of voting technology for people who are disabled.
  • Nov 8: A conversation with St. John’s University professor Kate Klonick, about where we congregate online, and how content moderation rules and standards factor into people’s decisions about where to have conversations online.
  • Nov 9: On the day after the election we look at how various social media platforms have struggled to deal with political content, especially when it’s not true. We discuss the role of social media in voter turnout and voter suppression, and the role it can play in the aftermath of an election. Guest TBD.

On Point

  • Nov 7: With the midterms just one day away we turn our attention to ballot measure. Voters in Florida, Arkansas and Arizona are facing ballot measures asking them to consider limiting the power of ballot measures. In states with Republican legislatures such citizen-sponsored initiatives can be the only way for Democrats to advance any policy goals.
  • Nov 10: On Point explores what’s behind the surge in cases of RSV that has overwhelmed pediatric intensive care units. The director of a major pediatric emergency department has described in COVID terms as being like March 2020 for pediatricians.
  • Nov 11: Richard Reeves joins Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about his new book, Of Boys and Men. It has been described by New York Times columnist David Brooks as being “One of the most important books of the year, not only because it is a comprehensive look at the male crisis, but also because it searches for the roots of that crisis and offers solutions.”

BBC World Service


US Election Special

Broadcast Window: Tuesday, Nov 8 from 6:00 pm ET – Nov 9 1:00 AM ET.

Live only. No downloads available on BBC Media Partner Center

Razia Iqbal, Justin Webb and Jamie Coomarasamy present BBC Radio’s coverage of the US midterm elections. They bring results and analysis from across America as voters go to the polls to decide the future direction and shape of US politics.

President Biden’s Democratic party are looking to hold on to the House of Representatives and the Senate against a Republican party which is looking to re-establish a foot in governing at a national level. We might also get a good understanding of the future political ambitions of Donald Trump. Razia, Justin and Jamie speak to experts, politicians and voters across the country to find out what the impact of the economy, abortion, crime and the future of democracy itself will have on the results, and what it all means for America.

Check Content Depot alerts for WS schedule changes.


Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – November 11

  • This week, we’re going to master bakers for their favorite secretly simple sweets. We’ll be hearing from Anne Byrn, author of A New Take on Cake, Paola Velez, co-founder of Bakers Against Racism and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef, Aran Goyoaga, author of Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple: A New Way to Bake Gluten-Free and chef Dave Beran of Pasjoli in Santa Monica, CA.

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week


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

Wash: How a community in Ghana is tackling flooding in their homes

Ghana

  • Description: The floods in Nungua – a community of more than 80,000 in Accra, Ghana – have been much worse this year. Now, people are working together to tackle the challenge. From setting up a community committee, to building barriers to stop dirty water and digging drainages with sieves. Let’s see how they work.
  • Suggested social copy: How a community in Ghana is tackling flooding in their homes.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 44 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

WNYC Presents: 100 Years of the BBC

Broadcast Window: Oct 31 – Dec 31, 2022

Length: One hour

Join Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s live daily arts and culture show, All Of It, for a special hour-long program exploring the history of the BBC. Listeners will hear sound from reporters on the beaches during D-Day, Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, the rise of the Beatles, and popular BBC radio and television programs of the past – as well as a glimpse of the broadcaster behind the scenes through oral histories from producers who worked at the organization. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: October 31-November 6, 2022

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 October 31

On October 31, our special series starts with a show focused on one street in Buffalo and what it reveals about the current economic moment.

We heard deeply personal stories about how folks are trying to stretch their income…trying to switch careers…trying to run a family business when you can’t give one of your employees—your daughter—a raise. After a decade of sluggish wage growth, the lowest-paid workers are finally earning more, but at the same time, the cost of living is going up. As the Fed tries to slow the economy down, we’ll talk to business owners, workers, and regular people in Buffalo, NY to help our listeners understand this economic moment.

Listeners will hear/learn about what the economy looks like for—

  • Small business owners along Elmwood Avenue (Buffalo’s main business street).
  • A large employer with a range of employees across the income spectrum.
  • Fixed-income shoppers at FeedmoreWNY farm market truck.
  • A range of workers with first-person narrative and vox.
  • A small manufacturing co experimenting with new ways to attract and retain workers.

Marketplace Tech

  • Oct 31: A look at the future of content moderation and advertising on Twitter, (assuming the Elon Musk deal goes through as expected on Friday of this week).
  • Nov 2: An examination on the state of voting technology for people who are disabled.
  • Nov 3: We’ll look at Netlix’s new revenue model—advertising and commercials—and talk about whether and how that could affect the streaming experience that users have grown accustomed to.

On Point

  • Oct 31: With less than two weeks to go before the midterm elections, candidates are making their final pitches to voters. We’ve been hearing a lot about the highly contentious races in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Ohio but today we focus on Colorado, Michigan, and Nevada; three states that aren’t in the spotlight as much but where the stakes are just as high for voters there. (Anthony Brooks hosts)
  • Nov 4: President Biden’s plan to offer many American some relief from their student loan debt doesn’t address the issue of why a college education in the US has become so expensive. Since 1970, in-state tuition has soared by more than 2000%, while the average student loan debt has gone up by more than 300%. There seems to be little incentive for colleges to keep costs down and play a bigger role in reversing the student loan crisis. We explore some solutions with top education experts and a sitting University President.

BBC World Service


The Real Story – Why the US mid-terms matter

Broadcast Window: Oct 28 – Nov 11, 2022

Join The Real Story and our partners in Michigan, Arizona and California as we delve into some of the key issues driving this year’s race – the cost of living, abortion rights and the perceived threat to democracy. This is the first time in which US stations are reporting for the BBC’s broad international audiences.

Ritula Shah is joined by Rick Pluta, Senior Capitol Correspondent at Michigan Public Radio Network MPRN, Ben Giles, Senior Editor KJZZ Phoenix 91.5FM and Marisa Lagos, political correspondent for KQED in California.

Find this program on Content Depot.


Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

New episode – November 4

  • This week Francis is answering your questions with help from the dynamic duo of Sohla and Ham El-Waylly, hosts of the New York Times Cooking show Mystery Menu. Then, restaurateur Will Guidara joins us with advice on how to be a great host. His new book is Unreasonable Hospitality: The Remarkable Power of Giving People More Than They Expect.

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week


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

People Fixing the World: The ikea-style flat-pack home for refugees

flat-pack home

  • Description: Better Shelter have made thousands of flat-pack homes for refugees around the world. Supported by the Ikea Foundation, the charity aims to improve on the canvas tents in which millions of displaced people have to live. Find out more on the People Fixing the World podcast Reporter – Myra Anubi Syria Camera – Ali Haj Suleiman Produced by Richard Kenny & Farhana Haider.
  • Suggested social copy: A flat-pack home made to help provide shelter for displaced refugees.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 41 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Giving Thanks

Broadcast Window: Nov 3 – 27, 2022

Length: One hour & Two hours

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. For listeners, whether they’re up early in the kitchen, on the road to a family gathering, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: October 24 – 30, 2022

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 October 24

  • Kai speaks with Austin Golding, CEO of Golding Barge Line, about Mississippi’s water levels slowing down barges.
  • Kai talks to Emily Flitter about her book The White Wall: How Big Finance Bankrupts Black America.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly hosts Monday/Tuesday, Meghan McCarty Carino the rest of the week.
  • Oct 24: Tech will feature a story about the “hackability” of tractors, which are more and more technologically advanced these days.
  • Oct 25: A look at how some jurisdictions are returning to more low-tech ballot options for this election cycle, in a Q with Lawrence Norden, senior director of the Brennan Center’s Elections & Government Program.
  • Oct 26: A featured conversation with Karen Etkin, a self-described “Gerontechnologist” who studies and writes about technology for older people and in particular, tools that help them age in place.

On Point

  • Oct 25: We take a close look at how the war in Ukraine might end with Yale University history professor, Timothy Snyder. He recently wrote that “the war ends when Ukrainian military victories alter Russian political realities.” Snyder believes the political reality has already begun to shift, and ultimately, for Russian president Vladimir Putin, “it might be bad to lose in Ukraine, but it is worse to lose in Russia.”
  • Oct 26: When Hurricane Fiona hit the island of Puerto Rico on September 18th, it caused massive flooding and the loss of electricity for millions for weeks. Before Fiona, only 30% of all permanent reconstruction work related to the damage caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017 had begun. Thousands of people still lived in flood-prone areas, and almost nothing had been done to strengthen the power grid and other critical infrastructure. So, why five years after Hurricane Maria is the island still so unprepared for hurricane season?

Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – October 28

  • We are spending some time with two great friends. Dorie Greenspan is in the house answering your questions. Her latest book is Baking with Dorie, and then we spend some time with Abra Berens, chef, former farmer, and award-winning author. Her new book is Grist: A Practical Guide to Cooking Grains, Seeds, Beans and Legumes.

C24

  • On Saturday October 29, the Saturday Cinema feature will begin its new two-hour format and run from 10:00am – 12:00 pm (CT) going forward. Our new Halloween episode, Hollywood Halloween 2022, will be the first two-hour edition where you’ll hear all the best creepy flicks and the music that made them even creepier.

Timely Selections

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Global Citizen: The zero-waste bus delivering affordable food during lockdown

mobile grocery store

  • Description: Inner city residents of Johannesburg in South Africa have been given access to a new kind of shopping experience: a zero waste mobile grocery store. The bus, called Skhaftin after the local slang word for ‘lunchbox’, sells fresh and dry foods such as rice, beans and lentils, as it makes its way around the city. Shoppers bring their own containers, avoiding the use of packaging that could harm the environment. Founder Ilka Stein and her team came up with the concept during the pandemic, to allow people to access healthy but affordable food in a sustainable way, without having to travel far from home.
  • Suggested social copy: Say hello to a new kind of shopping experience: a zero waste mobile grocery store.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 8 seconds

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APM Presents special of the week

Every Good Thing

Broadcast Window: Nov 3 – 27, 2022

Length: One hour

On Thanksgiving, join Andrea Blain as she takes 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. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

A Word from “The Daily” | October 20, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

As summer comes to a final close and fall kicks into high gear, we’d like to give you a rundown of what we’ve been up to these past few weeks.

THR Honors for Michael and Sabrina

The Hollywood Reporter debuted their inaugural Podcast Power List, which features the creators of the medium’s most influential shows and the executives behind the latest megadeals.

The Daily’s very own Michael Barbaro and Sabrina Tavernise made the list. When asked about the medium of podcasts, Sabrina said it brings “…people into the upside-down nature of a place in war. It captures the fear, and sometimes funniness, the strange, unbelievable situations middle class people find themselves suddenly in, and brings the listener right there to hear them trying to adjust to that new reality — it’s like time travel. And podcasting is perfect for hearing the voices puzzling through this.”

Covering Hurricane Ian

As the tragedy of Hurricane Ian continues, The Daily covered one of the deadliest storms to hit Florida, and its extensive damage to the state.

Guests who shared their experience in covering the human experiences in this natural disaster include Particia Mazzei, the Miami bureau chief for The New York Times; Richard Fausset, a Times correspondent based in Atlanta; Nicholas Bogel-Burrough, a national news reporter for The Times; and Hilary Swift, a photojournalist who has covered four hurricanes for the Times.

The episode takes us through the expected and unexpected aftermath of the storm, offering a glimpse into the ways that the lives of Florida residents will change for years to come.

Recent Episodes

The Daily continues to cover current events and keep listeners informed through human narratives. Most recently, our stronger episodes include host Sabrina Tavernise’s interview with a Russian soldier fleeing the draft. The story of 24-year-old Kirill offers a remarkably human view into Russian experiences during the war.

Another episode followed an evangelical pastor who was driven out of his church by Trumpism, illuminating ways that right-wing radicalism has pervaded everyday life for pastors across the country.

Welcoming Susan M. Lee

Along with a slate of new and returning fall shows, The Times’s Audio Team continues to grow in numbers.

Joining The Daily team most recently is fact checker and researcher, Susan M. Lee. Her prior experience includes working as a fact checker and researcher for David Grann on two of his best-selling historical nonfiction books, including Killers of the Flower Moon, in addition to freelance fact checking work for Turning Points, a New York Times Licensing Group’s licensed magazine. Most recently, Lee was a digital editor with Marketplace from American Public Media and an assigning editor for a media startup.

Lee is a University of Michigan and Columbia University School of Journalism graduate, and a proud New York City native. We’re delighted to have her as an addition to The Daily family.

You can read more about our new NYT Audio colleagues here.

NYT Audio Introduces The Run-Up and Hard Fork

Along with the latest seasons for returning shows, our Audio team is elated for our new fall programs, including The Run-Up and Hard Fork.

Originally launched in August of 2016, The Run-Up returns again to cover the 2022 midterm elections with new host, New York Times political reporter Astead Herndon, helping listeners make sense of a unique moment in our nation’s democracy. Building on the presentence for narrative news and storytelling set by The Daily, this podcast offers a full picture of American politics, and how we got here, through conversations with newsmakers, colleagues, and voters across the country.

“This is a different type of political podcast — for what is a different type of midterm elections. I’m really excited for listeners to hear the scope of people and political ideas we explore, all handled with the care and nuance people expect from Times audio. I think The Run-Up will be fresh, illuminating and challenging. An explanatory guide to a unique political moment,” said Astead.

Hard Fork is an exciting addition to our slate. Kevin Roose and Casey Newton, hosts and veteran tech journalists, will join listeners each week to discuss the latest in the world of tech and business.

“The tech industry we’ve both covered for more than a decade is transforming into something new and strange, and this show is our way of trying to understand what’s happening and explain it to listeners,” said Kevin and Casey. “It’s a smart, casual conversation that tells you where tech and business are going without overwhelming you — and might even give you some reasons for hope.”

Until next time,

-The Daily Team

BBC Monthly: November Docs, Specials and Video Selections | October 19, 2022

Coming in November 2022

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 learn about American safe haven laws, discover why some millionaires are campaigning against their own wealth and celebrate how a wildlife conservationist rescued 1,500 pangolins in Vietnam. See below for details and more unique stories.

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See below for a curated selection of high performing videos.


Docs and Specials


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Assignment: America’s Dropbox Babies

30 minutes
Nov 3 – 23, 2022

Safe Haven laws allow troubled mothers to anonymously abandon infants at designated sites shortly after giving birth, without risk of prosecution.

Safe Havens were never intended as an alternative to termination – they were an attempt to counter infanticide. But as the options for women who are unhappily pregnant have become far more limited, some are anticipating an increase in the number of babies left by desperate mothers in hospitals and specially designed Baby Boxes at local fire stations.

The Documentary (Weekend): The Health Wagon

One hour
Nov 19 – Dec 9, 2022

On the road with The Health Wagon in the Appalachian mountains of Southwest Virginia. We join them as they provide no-cost medical, dental and vision care to one of the most vulnerable, medically underserved communities in the United States. In 2021, they treated over 10,000 patients.

The Documentary (Weekend): The Reluctant Millionaires

One hour
Nov 26 – Dec 16, 2022

Why would anyone want to pay more tax? Film maker, activist and multi-millionaire Disney heiress Abigail Disney presents a very personal introduction to the millionaires campaigning against their own wealth. From Morehead, Kentucky to Davos, Switzerland, Washington DC to Orlando, Florida, Abigail tells the story of contemporary wealth inequality, focusing particularly on the United States. What harm is wealth inequality doing to society and democracy and what can be done about it?


Monthly BBC Video Selections:

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Why is that? The island that’s run almost entirely on renewable energy

renewable island

  • Description: As the world slowly moves away from using fossil fuels for electricity, a tiny Scottish island has shown it’s possible to rely almost entirely on renewables.

    The community living on the Isle of Eigg were the first in the world to set up their own off-grid energy system powered by wind, water and the Sun. Since it was launched in 2008, they have received visitors from several other countries wanting to learn more about the project. Community Energy Malawi used their experience to set up a solar minigrid in Sitolo village, a community that previously relied on fossil fuels and firewood.
  • Suggested social copy: As the world slowly moves away from using fossil fuels for electricity, a tiny Scottish island has shown it’s possible to rely almost entirely on renewables.
  • Duration: 3 minutes 47 seconds

Global Citizen: Pangolin – How do you save the world’s most
trafficked mammal

Thai and Pangolin

  • Description: Growing up in Vietnam, Thai witnessed a mother and baby pangolin being caught and killed by neighbours in his village. Since that day he has dedicated his life to stopping poaching and educating the Vietnamese public on the importance of pangolin conservation. His partnerships with the government, scientists, veterinarians, and fellow activists has meant that over 1,500 pangolins have been rescued since he founded Save Vietnam’s Wildlife in 2014.
  • Suggested social copy: Thai has dedicated his life to stopping poaching and educating the Vietnamese public on the importance of pangolin conservation.
  • Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second

Health: How exercise helps your body?

exercise

  • Description: We are often told that exercise is good for us, but what kind of exercise should we do, and how exactly does it help us stay healthy?
  • Suggested social copy: What kind of exercise should we do, and how exactly does it help us stay healthy?
  • Duration: 2 minutes 17 seconds

Your week at a glance: October 17-23, 2022

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 October 17

  • Karen Clark is a catastrophe modeler and a pioneer in her field. Marketplace’s Amt Scott follows her team as they map Hurricane Ian and estimate many billions of dollars in losses — overlaying Hurricane reports with data about building codes, home value data and more. Amy visits one of the “data points” on the ground — a mobile home park that’s been practically flattened by the hurricane.

Marketplace Tech

  • Meghan McCarty Carino hosts Mon-Wed, Kimberly is back Thursday.
  • Oct 17: In an exclusive interview, Meghan McCarty Carino will speak with Aiha Nguyen from Data Society about the research group’s latest report on how doorbell camera tech is having a distressing effect on delivery workers in the e-commerce sector.
  • Oct 18: We’ll hear about the Biden administrations plans to roll out cybersecurity labels, which is in the same vein as the Energy Star program, on consumer products. Guest TBD.
  • Oct 19: A look into a recent Illinois case about biometric privacy. A group of truckers won their suit against BNSF Railway Co., they argued that the company acted illegally by collecting employee fingerprints without consent. Guest TBD.
  • Oct 20: We’ll look at the disturbing spread of misinformation in Spanish targeting potential Latinx voters, on social media and other platforms. Guest TBD.

On Point

  • Oct 17: Political analysts call the Latino vote a ‘sleeping giant.’ Most still vote Democrat, but the GOP is gaining ground among voters who look to their socially conservative values and traditions to guide them at the proverbial ballot box. We hear from Latino voters from across the nation.
  • Oct 18: Meghna speaks with Financial Times business columnist and one half of On Point’s Money Ladies, Rana Faroohar, about her new book Homecoming. Rana tells Meghna about her trip across the nation exploring America’s broken food supply chain and what can be done about it.

Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

New episode – October 21

  • We’re deep into vegan cooking this week with Hannah Che, author of The Vegan Chinese Kitchen and chef Danny Bowien, author of Mission Vegan.

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week


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Immunization: Why we do it and how ‘herd immunity’ works

balloons

  • Description: This is how vaccines work, why they’re important and what the phrase “herd immunity” actually means. Produced and edited by Elise Wicker; art direction by Alice Grenié; filming by Derrick Evans; voiceover by Kat Collins; executive production by Lorna Hankin and Charlie Newland Image: Balloons filled with red spots, symbolising measles Credit: BBC
  • Suggested social copy: This is how vaccines work, why they’re important and what the phrase “herd immunity” actually means.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 20 seconds

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APM Presents special of the week

WNYC Presents: 100 Years of the BBC

Broadcast Window: Oct 31 – Dec 9, 2022

Length: One hour

Join Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s live daily arts and culture show, All Of It, for a special hour-long program exploring the history of the BBC. Listeners will hear sound from reporters on the beaches during D-Day, Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, the rise of the Beatles, and popular BBC radio and television programs of the past – as well as a glimpse of the broadcaster behind the scenes through oral histories from producers who worked at the organization. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.