Here are the latest updates for upcoming programs. PLEASE NOTE: All details are subject to change. Additional details will be shared via ContentDepot as they become available.
Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.
Week of April 19
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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 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.
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 email@example.com, 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