BBC Monthly – Coming in August 2024

2024 Olympics Coverage
Check out what the BBC has in store for the 2024 Paris Olympics:

BBC Paris Update
A century since it last hosted the Olympics, Paris is set to welcome another summer of sport with the 2024 Olympics. The City of Light will play host to the best of the world’s in the biggest sporting event ever held in France. BBC Paris Update will have the latest results and stories as athletes bid for gold and a place in Olympic history.

Broadcast Details:
Available daily Saturday 27 July to Sunday 11 August (inclusive).
Duration: 3 minutes
Broadcast window: daily from 19:00 ET (23:00 GMT) until 05:00 ET (09:00 GMT) the following day

If you are interested in carrying this module, please notify your station rep before July 25, so we can add you to the distribution list before the module opens.

Olympic Specials

Additionally, the BBC has curated a collection of new and encore specials highlighting Olympic athlete stories from around the world. Check out the full list of specials here.

All specials can be downloaded from the BBC Partner Site.


August Documentaries

The full list of available BBC documentaries can be found here. Look for these specials and their promos on Content Depot.  

World Book Club: Paul Auster – The New York Trilogy
August 3 – September 6, 2024
One hour

Another chance to hear Harriett Gilbert talking to bestselling American writer Paul Auster, who died earlier this year (on 30th April 2024). Paul Auster joined Harriett in 2012, with a literary festival audience and readers from around the world, to discuss his acclaimed work The New York Trilogy, three brilliant variations on the classic detective story. Hear what readers made of Paul and his novel and what happened when another Paul Auster stood up to introduce himself to the Paul Auster on the stage – a very New York Trilogy occurrence.

Discussion and Documentary: The Engineers – Intelligent Machines
August 10 – August 16, 2024
One hour

Intelligent machines are remaking our world and are the technological revolution of our era. The speed of their improvement is accelerating fast and every day there are more things they can do better than us. There are risks, but the opportunities for human society are enormous. Three engineers at the forefront of that revolution come to London to join Kevin Fong and a public audience at the Great Hall of Imperial College.

Under Ash – Uncovering Maui’s Past
August 17 – September 13, 2024
One hour

In August of 2023, the tourist epicentre of the Hawaiian island of Maui caught fire and the blaze engulfed 2,000 houses, 800 businesses and took the lives of at least 115 people. But the history of the town of Lahaina means it did not go from being the lush and prosperous capital of Hawai’i it once was to disappearing through flames overnight. Born and raised on the island of Maui, Pūlama Kaufman returns there and, with cultural leader Hokulani Holt, they ask questions about the hidden stories of mistreatment, illegal ownership and cultural stripping that may have contributed to seeing Lahaina hidden under ash.

The Forum: Diary keeping
August 31 – September 27, 2024
One hour

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many people found that keeping a diary was one way of reducing stress during uncertain times. They also felt that it was important to chart their day to day experience of a historic moment in world history. Such diaries will be valuable sources in years to come for historians, providing future scholars with a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people. Iszi Lawrence explores what motivates people to keep diaries. She’s joined by a panel of experts including Dr Polly North, Founding Director of the Great Diary Project at Bishopsgate Institute in the UK.

APM Weekly July 15 -19

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks to Rogé Karma, staff writer at The Atlantic, about his story looking at what interest rates do in the economy.
  • We may be slightly biased here, but part of the reason audio is clearly the best medium to work in…the sound of the human voice can tell you so much more about a person than just words. A pregnant pause here, some nervous laughter there, maybe a resigned sigh or two…all breadcrumbs for a deeper understanding of how someone is feeling. Now obviously guessing someone’s emotions from how they sound is an imperfect science at best. But there’s some folks in the artificial intelligence world trying to make it more perfect…Marketplace’s Matt Levin takes us on a tour of “emotionally intelligent” AI.

UPS series

  • July 15: UPS’ newest warehouse, called Velocity, is not your typical ant farm of workers on forklifts and pushing handcarts. This facility has more robots than humans – Roomba-like gadgets that zip around the space. It’s one aspect of a big system that allows the company to achieve its same day delivery service. In part one of this two-part series, senior reporter Kristin Schwab visits the warehouse UPS will model all of its future warehouses after and get a detailed look at how you order something at 10 pm and it arrives at your doorstep the next day.
  • July 16: Just 15 minutes away from Velocity is the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Fun fact: It’s only called an international airport because of UPS. The company occupies a bigger portion of the airport than commercial carriers do. UPS’ section is called Worldport. And it’s so extensive that it has its own pilot training facility, mechanics, “hotel” for workers, food trucks and shuttle service. More than 300 UPS planes take off here every night. Senior reporter Kristin Schwab visits the airport in the middle of the night, at the height of its activity, to watch packages get puzzle-piece loaded onto a 747.

Marketplace Morning Report

  • Marketplace Morning Report has the story of one individual pursuing a Limited Liability Company (LLC) to find work until his visa arrives.

Marketplace Tech

  • Monday July 15: Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino speaks with Lauren Feiner, senior policy reporter with The Verge, about SCOTUS’ recent NetChoice court decision.

The Daily

Next week for the RNC, we are expecting:

A look at the VP pick once that choice is announced. That announcement is expected over the weekend so we are aiming to turn that around for Monday.

We plan to air another installment of our Trump 2.0 series with Charlie Savage, Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Swan. In this second installment, we will look at Trump’s rhetoric as it has evolved in recent years.

We’ll conclude the week with a look back at the convention.

On Point

  • Monday, July 15: Donald Trump demands loyalty from the Republican Party and gets it. Most Democratic lawmakers are now acting much the same way, publicly professing loyalty to Joe Biden, at any cost. We explore how loyalty politics has come to dominate American political discourse and decision making.
  • Tuesday, July 16: Dr. Anthony Fauci became one of the most recognized public faces of the COVID19 crisis as public health officials struggled to contain the pandemic amid political polarization. His advice, offered from a White House podium, led to death threats. Dr. Fauci speaks with Meghna about the lessons learned from that experience and his long career in public health. (Postponed from last week)
  • Thursday, July 18: The American West has been experiencing a severe heat wave that has 60 million people under heat alerts from the National Weather Service. Hospitals are overwhelmed and power grids are failing. Federal help is not available to help because FEMA doesn’t classify extreme heat as a natural disaster. We hear about efforts underway to change that.

On Point’s Week of Wonder: July 22 – 26, 2024

On Point heard from many enthusiastic listeners last year about how much they enjoyed and appreciated the Week of Wonder in which they let awe inspire us. It seemed to be perfect summer break listening…so they’re doing it again. On July 22-26, join Host Meghna Chakrabarti to explore what captivates our mind, illuminates our humanity and both delights and confounds us. It might just be the audio tonic for our times.

Digital assets for the series are available to download here.

The Splendid Table

July 19 – New episode

We are channeling summer in France this week with Steve Hoffman author of the memoir of A Season for That: Lost and Found in the Other Southern France and then we turn to Rebekah Peppler and her new book Le Sud, Recipes from Provence-Alpes-Côte-D’Azur.


Classical

Performance Today

  • July 15: Stewart Goodyear performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, from Ordway Hall in Sanit Paul, MN
  • July 16: Naomi Woo conducts The Orchestra Now in a performance of Gabriela Lena Frank’s Elegia Andina, from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  • July 17: Sharon Isbin performs Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto with the Pacifica Quartet at the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, CO
  • July 18: Imani Winds perform Valerie Coleman’s “Rubispheres” from the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center in Athens, GA
  • July 19: Cellist Sterling Elliott joins the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, conducted by Kwame Ryan from the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC

Classical 24

Extra Ecclectic with Steve Seel
Wed 10pm-12am CT

  • Summer Scenery: Carlos Simon’s “Warmth from Other Suns,” Peteris Vasks’s “Summer Dances,” Algirdas Martinaitis’s “Birds of Eden,” and other music about sunlight and nature.

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • July 18: Franz Schubert’s epic Quintet in C from a March 2024 concert at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.
  • July 20: Igor Stravinsky’s suite from his ballet “The Firebird,” in concert from February. The Brussels Philharmonic left the city to perform this concert at St. Elisabeth Church in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • Stormy Weather: It’s been a summer of extreme weather so far, and we’ll explore classical music about the storms and tempests, including the thunderstorm from Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, Johann Strauss Jr.’s Thunder and Lightning Polka, “Cloudburst” from Ferde Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite, and more.

APM Presents special of the week

How Does the Russian Propaganda Machine Work? Are There Lessons for the United States?

Air Window: Now – July 31, 2024

When Ukrainian soldiers liberated the town of Bucha, Ukraine in March, 2022, news reports showed scenes of bodies lying in the streets. Human Rights Watch documented cases of summary executions. But on Russian state television, the news was presented as “fake,” a staged event. Objective reporting about the war in Ukraine is now against the law in Russia and journalists can’t even use the word “war” in their stories. But it wasn’t always like this. Two veteran Russian journalists, who’ve experienced the changes firsthand, explain what’s happened and how “fake news” has helped solidify authoritarian rule in Russia.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

BBC Proms Programming 2024

For BBC affiliates:

Concert highlights from the 2024 BBC Proms will be broadcast on BBC World Service Saturdays at 2pm ET with a repeat on Sundays at 7am ET from August 3 – 25:

  • August 3: Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with conductor Elim Chan
  • August 10: The Sound of Disco with the BBC Concert Orchestra
  • August 17: Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Brahms
  • August 24: Dances with the Kanneh-Masons featuring the Proms debut of the Fantasia Orchestra

View the concert schedule with full descriptions here.NOTE: These programs will be broadcast on the BBC World Service – news stations will hear this classical music programming during the regular World Service schedule and there will be NO POSTS at the bottom of the hour.

  • Broadcast time: Saturdays, 2-3 p.m. ET; repeats Sundays, 7-8 a.m. ET
  • Length: 53 minutes
  • Clock: Proms programs will not follow the BBC World Service clock; there are no breaks at the bottom of the hour.
  • All four episodes will also be available for a week after broadcast on the Partner Site.

For all stations:

We are proud to showcase the most memorable performances of the 2024 BBC Proms on our classical programs. Share up to nine weeks of performances from London’s Royal Albert Hall:

  • SymphonyCast: Hosted by Steve Seel, Symphonycast will broadcast nine of the Proms concerts in their entirety beginning August 5. These programs are available to all APM affiliates regardless of your Symphonycast subscription status. View the concert schedule here.
  • Classical 24: C24’s programming will air BBC Proms selections every weekday at 10 am and 10 pm CT starting on August 19 and running through September 27th. Some hours will contain multiple selections from either the same program or different programs, depending on timing and programmatic elements. We’re delighted to share this much anticipated event with your listeners!
  • Pipedreams: The August 19th program of Pipedreams will feature a BBC broadcast from London’s Royal Albert Hall featuring acclaimed Manchester organist Jonathan Scott.

Questions about BBC Proms programming? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Weekly July 8 – 12, 2024

Marketplace (PM)

  • College alumni magazines have long been a standby of print journalism. Their cheerful, picture-filled pages are meant to remind readers of what the old campus looks like … what old classmates are up to … and provide a poke to maybe give some money to keep it all going. But during the pandemic, many colleges cut costs by taking their magazines entirely online….at least, for a little bit. Marketplace’s Stephanie Hughes looks at where they are now.

Marketplace Morning Report

  • Tuesday July 9: Marketplace’s David Brancaccio will speak with Charlotte Burrows, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, about newly implemented guidelines from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for compliance with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

Marketplace Tech

  • Monday July 8: Marketplace’s Lily Jamali speaks with AP reporter Sarah Parvini on negotiations between Hollywood voice actors and studios/companies looking to use AI.
  • Wednesday July 10: Lily Jamali speaks with Clayton Dalton, emergency physician and writer, about how medical technology ECMO is redefining death.

On Point

  • Monday, July 8: Dr. Anthony Fauci became one of the most recognized public faces of the COVID19 crisis as public health officials struggled to contain the pandemic amid political polarization. His advice, offered from a White House podium, led to death threats. Dr. Fauci speaks with Meghna about the lessons learned from that experience and his long career in public health.
  • Tuesday, July 9: There are many actors and perspectives involved behind the number of migrants crossing the southern U.S. border. One part of the story that is rarely, if ever, heard is that of the smugglers bringing those migrants up to the border. Jason De Leon is a professor of Anthropology at UCLA, where he studies clandestine migration. For his book, Soldiers and Kings: Survival and Hope in the World of Human Smuggling De Leon embedded with smugglers in Honduras working to bring migrants up to the Mexico/US border. He joins Meghna for a conversation that promises to be both “enlightening and frightening”.
  • Friday, July 12: Among the consequential decisions the Supreme Court issued at the end of its last term was one upending a 1984 ruling setting in place the Chevron deference which empowered federal agencies to interpret legislation and impose regulations on businesses to protect the environment, public health, workplace safety, among other national interests. The Supreme Court’s ruling largely hands that power to the courts. What will the consequences of that decision be for the regulations that protect so many Americans?

The Splendid Table

July 12 – Repeat episode

We’re bringing you the regional foods of the Greek Isles this week with Greek food authority Diane Kochilas, award-winning scholar, and author of the classic, The Glorious Foods of Greece and her latest, The IkariaWay: 100 Delicious Plant-Based Recipes Inspired by My Homeland, the Greek Island of Longevity. Then we dive into the fascinating and underappreciated world of Greek wine with Tara Q. Thomas, Editor-in-Chief of Wine & Spirits and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine Basics.


Classical

Performance Today

  • July 8: Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Leonidas Kavakos perform an arrangement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60, for just the three of them, from the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.
  • July 9: Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts a performance of Clarice Assad’s Bonecos de Olinda from the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, WY
  • July 10: WDR Symphony Orchestra performs the Ballet Suite from “La Strada”, conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti, from Cologne, Germany.
  • July 11: The Catalyst Quartet performs Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s 5 Fantasiestucke for String Quartet, Op. 5 from Chamber Music Northwest at the Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, OH
  • July 12: Garrick Ohlsson performs Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Paganini from the 92nd Street Y in New York, NY

Classical 24

Extra Ecclectic with Steve Seel
Wed 10pm-12am CT

  • Night music: It’s hard to believe that nights are already getting a bit longer again…! We’ll hear Meredith Monk’s “Nightfall,” Johann Johannsson’s “Good Night, Day,” Caroline Shaw’s “Who Turns Out the Light,” and more.

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • July 11: Debussy’s mysterious Cello Sonata, performed by cellist Torun Sæter Stavseng and pianist Anna Christensson, in a March concert from a beautiful church in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • July 13: Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony, in concert from the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw from April.

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • Summer Dance Party! Mindy shares music for ballets and other dances, including Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, and lesser-known music by Anton Rubenstein, Mykola Kolessa, and Gabriela Lena Frank.

APM Presents special of the week

Folk Classics Across the Globe from YourClassical

Air Window: Now – September 30, 2024

In this program, we explore classical pieces inspired by folk music from composers and cultures that have often existed on the fringes of the classical canon. You’ll hear three world premieres of folk music recorded live in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at Minnesota Public Radio’s headquarters in St. Paul. The pieces have been recorded by five guest musicians from those cultures who will tell us more about the music in the program.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Classical: July 2024

Thank you

APM’s pricing season and fiscal year closed on June 30th. Thank you for choosing APM. We are grateful for your loyal support of our programming and look forward to serving you and your audiences in FY25!


APM Presents July Specials

We are making two of our specials from the spring available again for the summer. Folk Classics Across the Globe features newly recorded classical pieces inspired by folk songs from cultures typically on the fringes of the classical canon.

Fur, Feathers and Flutes is a light-hearted look into the relationship between our pets and music. Visit our APM Presents webpage for more information on these specials perfect for the summer!


BBC Proms 2024

Check you inboxes next week for a stand-alone BBC Proms announcement but, in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek:

  • Classical 24: C24’s programming will air BBC Proms selections every weekday at 10 am and 10 pm starting on August 19 and running through September 27th. Some hours will contain multiple selections from either the same program or different programs, depending on timing and programmatic elements. We’re delighted to share this much anticipated event with your listeners!
  • SymphonyCast: Beginning with the August 5th program and ending with The Last Night of the Proms on the September 30th program, Symphonycast will once again broadcast the BBC Proms. A full list with dates and details is available hereThese programs are available to ALL APM affiliates regardless of your Symphonycast subscription status. We hope you’ll take advantage of this much-anticipated annual gift to your listeners.
  • Pipedreams: The August 19th program of Pipedreams will feature a BBC broadcast from London’s Royal Albert Hall featuring acclaimed Manchester organist Jonathan Scott.
  • BBC World Service: Highlights from the 2024 BBC Proms will be broadcast on the 24/7 BBC World Service stream on Saturday at 2pm ET with a repeat on Sunday at 7am ET on the following dates:
    • Aug 3 -Beethoven’s Fifth
    • Aug 10 – The Sound of Disco
    • Aug 17 – Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Brahms
    • Aug 24 – Dances with the Kanneh-Masons

SymphonyCast

Coming up on SymphonyCast in July, we’ll share a concert featuring the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields as we join them in celebrating the 100th birthday of their founder, Sir Neville Marriner. Also in July, Sir Stephen Hough offers a fiery performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and violinist Inmo Yang shines in Prokofiev’s dream-like Violin Concerto No. 1.

Performance Today

Performance Today will wrap up their Young Artists in Residence program in July with Najee Greenlee and Daniel Dastoor. Congratulations to all the amazing young artists featured this year:

  • Sarah Ma, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • Jane Yoo, Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University
  • Avery Gagliano, Curtis Institute of Music
  • Daniel Dastoor, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • Najee Greenlee, The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University

Pipedreams

On July 21-25, Michael Barone will participate in the 2024 Organ Historical Society Convention in Baltimore. Baltimore was a 19th century hub of American organ building with Roosevelt, Stein, Erben, Pomplitz workshops and one of perhaps the least known American organ builders, Henry Niemann. For an introduction to the organs in Baltimore, and this event, check out Historic Baltimore on Pipedreams.


Welcome Additions

News/Talk APM Monthly July 2024

News/Talk: July 2024

Thank You

APM’s pricing season and fiscal year closed on June 30th. Thank you for choosing APM. We are grateful for your loyal support of our programming and look forward to serving you and your audiences in FY25!

On Point’s Week of Wonder: July 22 – 26, 2024

On Point heard from many enthusiastic listeners last year about how much they enjoyed and appreciated the Week of Wonder in which they let awe inspire us. It seemed to be perfect summer break listening…so they’re doing it again. On July 22-26, join Host Meghna Chakrabarti to explore what captivates our mind, illuminates our humanity and both delights and confounds us. It might just be the audio tonic for our times.

Digital assets for the series are available to download here.

Marketplace News & Awards

Marketplace reporter Savannah Maher won first place at the Indigenous Media Awards for Best Radio News Story “Who is the Indian Arts and Crafts Act supposed to protect?” and second place for Best Feature Story “Indigenous creatives are blazing trails in the gaming industry”.

Listener Kudos: “You have found a very effective way to make financial discussions entertaining, informative, and relevant. Rather than tell the listener what to think about a situation, you provide the data and resources that allow the listener to grasp the concepts and draw their own informed conclusions. Put it all together and you have the definition of great “education.” As a professional educator, I congratulate and thank you.” -Mark in LA

“Consistently excellent business/economic journalism, such as the deep dive into employment stimulus prospects from CHIPS Act (and the entire “Government in the Economy” series).”-Stephen in Sherman Oaks, CA

Marketplace Morning Report
Listen this month as Lee Hawkins continues to cover reparations on Marketplace Morning Report as part of the Golden Promises series.

Marketplace PM
Listen to Marketplace’s delightful series My Analog Life — from hand-drawn draft work to typewriters and letters with stamps, it’s a glimpse of how we used to work.

BBC World Service

Don’t forget to check out our two new programs available now in ContentDepot:

  • Topline Zero: Like Toplines 1-6, it is a 1:29 feed of the world’s most important unfolding stories, curated for U.S. audiences and made to complement your schedule and the Morning Edition® clock. Available from 5:18-5:52 am ET Monday through Friday. To learn more, visit apmdistribution.org
  • Unexpected Elements: Satisfy your listeners’ requests for MORE SCIENCE with Unexpected Elements– The news you know, the science you don’t. This fun and engaging science program looks beyond everyday narratives to discover a goldmine of scientific stories and connections from around the globe. This program is included as part of your BBC subscription.

APM Presents: July Specials

New for July

Continuing in July

For our full list of specials please visit our APM Presents homepage.


Marketplace and APM Research Labs Offer Localized Reporting

The APM Research LabMarketplace and APM Distribution are testing the viability of a project we’ve internally code-named MERLEN– Marketplace Easily Reportable Localized Economic Numbers.

Starting with employment data from the monthly jobs and unemployment report, this project automates analysis of national data and puts the local data in national context. We then provide script-ready analysis of the information tailored to local markets for use by local stations for web stories, social media and on-air. Over the next several months we intend to expand to other data sets, possibly including housing starts, gross domestic product, poverty rates, and inflation reports.

Our beta group includes KNOW, KCFR, KPCC/LAist, WGCU and WVXU. Recently, WGCU published this article with the data MERLEN provided. We’re thrilled to contribute to local reporting in this way and hope to expand the program to include more station participants. If you are interested in learning more, let your Station Relations Rep know.


Welcome Additions

  • KCFR – Marketplace Tech

APM Weekly July 1 – July 5, 2024

Marketplace (PM)

  • Our new summer self-narrated series debuts—My Analog life—stories from all over the country about how you…. used to do your job.
  • It’s like a rigged game of Monopoly. Urban Cipher, a board game created by Afrofuturist and research scientist Lawrence Brown, aims to let players experience firsthand the legacy of redlining. Players who start out in red and yellow neighborhoods (reflecting the “riskier” labels imposed by the federal government in its racist 1930s residential security maps) have a harder time moving around the board and acquiring property than those who start in blue and green neighborhoods (those considered “safer” for investment). Marketplace’s Amy Scott spends a morning with Dr. Brown and a group of Baltimore educators as they play the game.
  • July 2: St. Mary’s County, Maryland: Earlier this year, Marketplace looked at the process of organic certification with a visit to the Raaka chocolate factory. Raaka noted that certified organic ingredients generally cost more, which drives up their prices. Marketplace’s Stephanie Hughes takes the next step and visits an organic farm to find out what costs they have that a non-organic farm doesn’t and how that affects final prices.

Marketplace Morning Report

Monday July 1: With only three days to go before the UK’s general election, one of the big election issues is the price of homes. The two main political parties – Labour and the Conservatives – are trying to sell voters on their solutions for Britain’s housing problems. But are these party pledges reassuring people on home affordability? The BBC’s Leanna Byrne reports.

Marketplace Tech

Monday July 1: Is the tech sector truly “back” in San Francisco? What is the city doing to encourage people to return? How have views of tech changed over the last decade? Marketplace’s Lily Jamali is joined by Heather Knight, SF bureau chief of The New York Times, on the streets of SF to discuss the state of the city, and where tech fits in.

Wednesday July 3: On the drive from Silicon Valley to San Francisco, there’s a stretch of the 101 Freeway that is crowded with billboards. Nearly all of them are advertising tech companies, from the old guard to newer players. These billboards tell the story of the state of the industry – who’s in and who’s out, what’s hot and what’s not. Marketplace’s Lily Jamali talks to Shernaz Daver, Operating Partner and CMO at Khosla Ventures about what these billboards say about the state of the tech industry.

On Point

  • Monday, July 1: The Port of Baltimore is back in business – 78 days after the Francis Scott Key Bridge was struck by a massive container ship, plunging it into the Patapsco River and blocking the river’s shipping lanes. We find out what it took to re-open one of the nation’s busiest ports in a matter of weeks.
  • Tuesday, July 2: Sports have brought people together for generations … but could that be changing? That’s the question Washington Post sports columnist Jerry Brewer is asking. How the promise of sports as a national unifier has buckled under the pressures of grievance and division.
  • Wednesday, July 3: There has been a surge in ransomware attacks on healthcare providers, when Change Healthcare acknowledged that it paid $22 million to hackers. We explore why the US healthcare system is especially vulnerable to cyberattacks, what’s at risk, and what it would take to fix it.
  • Thursday, July 4: State and federal government is so focused on policymaking and not implementation that it often fails to provide the services its laws intend. Today we revisit Meghna’s conversation with author Jennifer Pahlka about her book, “Recoding America,” in which she outlines why the government doesn’t work and how to fix it. (Rebroadcast)
  • Friday, July 5: The world of fine art is full of multimillion dollar one-of-a-kinds and breathtaking masterpieces. But it’s also rife with fraudsters and forgers. What happens when fakes are worth a fortune…and what that says about how we value art. (Rebroadcast)

The Splendid Table

July 5 – Repeat episode

We’re getting advice for a summer road trip from photographer Kate Medley author of Thank You, Please Come Again: How Gas Stations Feed & Fuel the American South and then we turn to some of your summer cooking questions with Jocelyn Delk Adams, author of Everyday Grand, Soulful Recipes for Celebrating Life’s Big and Small Moments.


Classical

Performance Today

  • July 1: Joyce Yang performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor with the Aspen Chamber Symphony conducted by Jane Glover, from last summer’s Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, CO.
  • July 2: A performance of the Six Bagatelles by Gyorgy Ligeti from musicians of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, on tour at Spivey Hall at Clayton State University in Morrow GA.
  • July 3: A performance of the Septet for Piano Trio and String Quartet by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, from the Geneva Music Festival in Geneva, New York
  • July 4: Performance Today celebrates Independance Day with music from American composers Leonard Bernstein, Jennifer Higdon, Jessie Montgomery, Ben Shirley, Harry T. Burleigh and Lukas Foss, featuring performances by the Apollo Chamber Players, Nikki Chooi and the Buffalo Philharmonic, Horszowski Trio, Cecile Licad, Anthony McGill and the Pacifica Trio and conductors JoAnn Falletta and Marin Alsop.
  • July 5: Kenneth Woods conducts the Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra in a performance of Phoenix Rising by Thea Musgrave, from Macky Auditorium in Boulder, CO.

Classical 24

Music for Fireworks, Thurs. July 4, 9:15pm – 11pm CT

Join Scott Blankenship after Rhapsody in Black for a musical fireworks display, including but not limited to Sousa marches, Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks,” and of course, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher
Wed 7:15am/5pm CT & Sat 9am CT

  • This week is an encore episode to celebrate the Fourth of July. Lara Downes reimagines Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’.

Extra Ecclectic with Steve Seel
Wed 10pm-12am CT

  • Contemporary Americans: With July 4 imminent, we’ll hear works by American composers Alex Berko, Kevin Puts, Bryce Dessner, John Adams, and more.

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • July 4: Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, one of the world’s greatest, tackles the famously difficult Piano Concerto No. 3 by Sergei Rachmaninoff, in concert from May with the Swedish Radio Symphony.
  • July 6: Young Canadian pianist Jaeden Izik-Dzurko plays Chopin’s Scherzo No. 1 in a concert from February at the Barcelona Emergents Music Festival.

Rhapsody in Black
Thurs 9pm CT & Sun 4pm CT

  • Where we turn up the voices of Black artists in the world of classical music. This week focuses on instrumentalist Sly5thAve.

Saturday Cinema
Sat 10am – 12pm CT

  • Summer! Films about the 4th, travel, vacations, et. Al. “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, “1776”, “Summertime”, “Picnic”, “Room with a View”.

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • In celebration of Fourth of July: American Composers, known and “unknown”.

APM Presents special of the week

Selected Shorts: Wishful Thinking

Air Window: Now – August 31, 2024

Summertime, and the living is easy, and if it isn’t, all you need is a charming trio of works curated by the producers of Selected Shorts about summer wishes and wishful thinking. Hear works from Zadie Smith (performed by the author), Carys Davies, and Ray Bradbury performed by Jane Kaczmarek and Sean Astin.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

On Point Quarterly Newsletter May/June 2024

Greetings,

My (not exactly) quarterly newsletter from the On Point EP’s desk is dropping into your inbox a little later than intended because I have been waiting for the ink to dry on a really exciting new editorial partnership that I want to share with you. More on that in a moment.

Before that, more exciting news to share with you. First we were delighted to learn that in the latest Nielson audience survey (Fall 2023), On Point’s total national audience (cume) went up by a whopping 49% to more than 2.1 million weekly listeners. That audience growth is primarily driven by carriage, meaning that more stations are choosing to add On Point to their schedules. On Point is now on more stations than ever in the show’s history and that involves choices you have made. We know such decisions are not taken lightly — Meghna, me and all of us at On Point are hugely grateful for the trust you have taken in On Point to deliver compelling stories and conversations for your audience.

And so it’s doubly gratifying that the kind of editorial choices we make at On Point, the kind that we think make us distinct, have again been recognised by the RTDNA. If you haven’t heard already, On Point is the 2024 recipient of a Regional Murrow award for best news documentary. In the winning episode of On Point“The border crisis arrives in Chicago,” we brought national attention to how the border crisis has been impacting historically blue Chicago, as the city planned to house and care for migrants being bused from the border in historically Black neighborhoods. The episode demonstrated, with passionate but informed voices, how the so-called crisis at the southern border is impacting communities far away and pitting neighbor against neighbor.

It is the fourth straight year that On Point has won a Murrow award in the best news documentary category. That would be a huge achievement for any show, let alone one that goes to air five days a week as a daily, live show. I think it speaks to the value of On Point, with its premium on depth and understanding of complex stories, especially when they involve a breakdown in public trust.

And maybe that is something the folks at the investigative journalism website ProPublica recognized when they reached out to us to ask if we would consider producing some episodes of On Point shaped by their original journalism. We were intrigued by the shared idea of crafting jointly produced editions of On Point that could go beyond just interviewing their reporters. After a little deliberation about what that might look like and what it would take, of course we said yes. This is the editorial partnership — which will run until the end of the year — that I have been itching to tell you about. We have hired a full-time dedicated producer, Katelyn Harrop, who will work to craft these new special episodes of On Point. Katelyn started just this week and I think it’s fair to say that she, On Point and ProPublica are enthusiastic for the potential of this partnership to deliver truly outstanding journalism for your listeners

One other thing I should mention before I sign off – and with summer vacations right around the corner! We heard from many enthusiastic listeners last year about how much they enjoyed and appreciated our Week of Wonder in which we let awe inspire us. It was the perfect summer break listening people were hungry for…so we’re doing it again. We’re working now to bring you a week of shows dedicated to exploring what captivates our mind, illuminates our humanity and both delights and confounds us. It might just be the break we all need, whether or not we are actually on vacation. Listen out for that starting July 22.

And I hope that’s not the only break you get this summer.

Best wishes from all of us at On Point,Jonathan Dyer
Executive Producer, On Point

BBC Monthly – Coming in July 2024

BBC Wimbledon Update
The Wimbledon tennis tournament kicks off on Monday July 1. The BBC has a five-minute short available daily throughout the tournament that can be delivered to stations via email or download from the Media Partners Centre.

If you are interested in carrying this module, please contact your Station Rep by June 28 and they can get the files to you. **You must sign up ahead of time in order to gain access to the files**.

Broadcast Details:
Available daily Monday 1st July to Sunday 14th July.
Duration: 5 minutes
Broadcast window: daily from 20:00 GMT until 11:00 GMT the following day

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and widely considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, south-west London since 1877. It is the only one of the four Grand Slam events to be played on grass. In BBC Wimbledon Update Delyth Lloyd and Lee James will present a daily five minute round-up of all the action.


July Documentaries

The full list of available BBC documentaries can be found here. Look for these specials and their promos on Content Depot.  

World Book Club: Kevin Kwan
July 6 – August 9, 2024
One hour

Kevin Kwan discusses his internationally best-selling novel, Crazy Rich Asians, with readers from around the world. Chinese-American academic Rachel Chu lives a modest and happy life with her boyfriend and fellow academic Nick. But when Nick invites her home to Singapore to meet the family, everything changes – starting with the first class flights. Saturated with wildly wealthy and deliciously dysfunctional super-elites, this ironic and funny rom-com makes a perfect escapist summer read.

The Evidence: Salt
July 20 – August 16, 2024
One hour

For eons, salt has been crucial to human health, culture, and diet. On this episode of The Evidence, we explore the strange science of salt taste – why it can be sweet, salty, or even a flavour enhancer. We look at how salt keeps our bodies running, and what happens if we have too little of it. And while too little salt may be bad, too much is also a problem. What does the science say about how much salt is optimal, and what can we do to make sure we’re eating the right amount? Claudia Hammond is joined by a panel of salty experts who will help find the answers to these questions and more.

The Forum: History of mountaineering
July 27 – August 23, 2024
One hour

Humans have always co-existed with mountains, as ancient remains found in glaciers prove. But our interest in them may have been more spiritual or religiously motivated, rather than as a place to go to improve our health and wellbeing. In some cultures today mountains are still considered to be the home of deities. So when did mountaineering become a popular pastime and how did the obsession with bagging summits start? Iszi Lawrence investigates our evolving relationship with the planet’s highest peaks.

APM Weekly June 24 – 28, 2024

BBC

BBC Wimbledon Update

The Wimbledon tennis tournament kicks off on Monday July 1. The BBC has a five-minute short available daily throughout the tournament that can be delivered to stations via email or download from the Media Partners Centre.

If you are interested in carrying this module, please contact your Station Rep by June 28 and they can get the files to you. **You must sign up ahead of time in order to gain access to the files**.

Broadcast Details:
Available daily Monday 1st July to Sunday 14th July.
Duration: 5 minutes
Broadcast window: daily from 20:00 GMT until 11:00 GMT the following day

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and widely considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, south-west London since 1877. It is the only one of the four Grand Slam events to be played on grass. In BBC Wimbledon Update Delyth Lloyd and Lee James will present a daily five minute round-up of all the action.

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

  • Our next installment of Breaking Ground goes to Minnesota–The Inflation Reduction Act reserves $722 million for Tribal and Indigenous communities, including specific programs to grow renewable energy on Tribal lands. Kai visits Red Lake Nation in northern Minnesota with a profile of Minnesota’s only Native-owned solar installation company.
  • Kai talks to Sam Wallace, owner of From Field and Flower, a honey stall in London’s Borough Market, about how business has been of late.

Marketplace Morning Report

Marketplace Morning Report hots David Brancaccio speaks with Emily Nussbaum, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of the forthcoming book, Cue the Sun! on the origins of reality TV.

On Point

*** Meghna is away this week, Deborah Becker hosts Monday to Friday. ***

  • Monday, June 24: A former IRS agent says the agency goes easy on wealthy people and corporations when investigating possible tax crimes. We look into allegations of class bias at the IRS.
  • Wednesday, June 26: The last time a new organ transplant drug was approved was over 20 years ago. Experts in the field say the major reason is the FDA is complacent with the current drugs and risk averse to changing the current end points of clinical trials and without that drug companies are not incentivized to spend tens to hundreds of millions of dollars on finding new and better drugs. What are the consequences of that and what would it take to change it.
  • Friday, June 28: Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor from the hit podcast Pod Save America join Deborah to talk about their new book Democracy or Else: How to Save America in 10 Easy Steps.

The Splendid Table

June 28 – Repeat episode

We’re looking at women and beermaking this week. First, Theresa McCulla, former curator of the American Brewing History Initiative at The Smithsonian, explains why beer is a great lens for examining American history. Then Atinuke Akintola Diver talks about her feature-length documentary This Belongs to Us, chronicling Black women brewers in the American south. And finally, we get beer and food pairings from Stephanie Grant of Good Beer Hunting.


Classical

Performance Today

  • June 24: Roderick Cox, conducts the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in a performance of Samuel Barber’s Symphony No. 1 from Victory Hall, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • June 25: Juilliard String Quartet performs Eleanor Alberga’s String Quartet No. 2 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Syracuse, NY
  • June 26: Imani Winds perform Julio Medaglia’s Belle Epoque en Sud-America at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center in Athens, GA
  • June 27: Christian Reif, conductors the Lakes Area Music Festival Orchestra in a performance of Anna Clyne’s ‘This Midnight Hour’ from Brainerd, MN
  • June 28: Sabine Meyer performs Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Basel Chamber Orchestra conducted by Giovanni Antonini in Salzburg, Austria

Classical 24

Proud to Be, 9:06 am and 6:06 pm, June 24 – June 28, 2024
In celebration of Pride Month, LGBTQIA+ classical musicians describe what Pride means to them.

  • 6/24: Sharon Isbin, guitarist
  • 6/25: Jonathan Biss, pianist
  • 6/26: Jennifer Higdon, composer
  • 6/27: Meg Rohrer, violinist/violist and advocate
  • 6/28: Stephen Hough, pianist

Extra Ecclectic with Steve Seel
Wed 10pm-12am CT

  • American contemporary symphonic works: Justin Dello Joio’s Piano Concerto “Oceans Apart,” Lou Harrison’s “The Sweetness of Epicurus,” and Kevin Puts’s Symphony No. 4.

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • June 27: Max Reger’s variations on variations! His Variations on a Theme of Mozart (which Mozart himself wrote variations on, but apparently Reger didn’t think were enough), in concert from Dresden in April 2024 with the Dresden State Orchestra.
  • June 29: The Scottish Chamber Orchestra plays Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony, in concert from May 2024.

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • June birthdays: Grieg, Stravinsky, Elgar, Nielsen, and Richard Strauss are just a few of the big-name composers who were born in June. We’ll hear from them and many others.

APM Presents special of the week

Early Risers: Breaking Silence

Air Window: Now – September 4, 2024

In this hour, early childhood experts from around the country talk about the reasons many caregivers are not venturing into conversations about race, racism and cultural diversity and we look at the impact that has on our children, other BIPOC adults, and our early childhood programs. Finally, we explore ways to break down those barriers for the benefit of our children. We will answer the question- what is needed in our early childhood spaces to encourage the vulnerability and exploration caregivers need to enter into these essential conversations with young children?

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.