APM Weekly May 27 – May 31, 2024

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

  • Our Breaking Ground series from Phoenix continues—Kai looks at what the increase in government investment in semiconductors means for the city’s housing market. A story about one neighborhood.
  • Kai talks to economics writer and content creator Kyla Scanlon about her new book “In This Economy? How Money and Markets Really Work.”.

Marketplace Tech

Tuesday May 28: How do we talk to friends and family about mis and disinformation? On this episode of our series “Decoding Democracy,” Marketplace’s Lily Jamali and Kimberly Adams are joined by experts with tips on how to have these uncomfortable conversations.

Wednesday May 29: Lily Jamali speaks with Sharon Lerner, ProPublica, about her reporting on how scientists were made to believe that PFAS in human blood was actually safe.

On Point

  • Monday, May 27: A September 2023 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office revealed poor living conditions inside military barracks – from mold and exposed sewage, to broken windows, and nonexistent HVAC systems. In fact, the Defense Department has been made aware of systemic and bureaucratic failures in its oversight of military housing for years. In this rebroadcast episode we hear why the D.O.D continues to have difficulty keeping track of housing conditions on its own domestic bases.
  • Tuesday, May 28: Stoicism has been having a moment.The ancient Greco-Roman philosophy professed that “the goal of all inquiry is to provide a mode of conduct characterized by tranquility of mind and certainty of moral worth.” Joe Rogan is an advocate. Silicon Valley tech bros have an annual conference about it. What is it about stoicism that is making so many people turn to it today to find a peaceful place and take control of their lives?
  • Wednesday, May 29: Oregon made history in 2020 when it became the first state in the nation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of hard drugs like cocaine, heroin, or meth amphetamine. But last month – the state repealed it. So, what happened? .
  • Friday, May 31: A roundtable of working class Democratic voters tell us how they hear the Democratic Party’s messaging and how that resonates – or not – with them.

The Splendid Table

May 31 – Repeat episode

This week we’re all about buying seafood when you’re doing the cooking at home. We talk to Jennifer Bushman, an aquaculture advocate and creator of Sea Pantry, a sustainable seafood initiative and resource for the home cook. And, since we know you have questions, we’ve invited Genevieve Ko, Senior Editor of The New York Times Cooking to help Francis take your fishy-related calls.


Classical

Performance Today

  • May 27: Music for Memorial Day, including performances from Lake Music Festival in Brainerd, MN; Jeremy Denk in Aspen, CO and Nicholas Canellakis and Jon Kimura Parker in Bridgehampton, NY
  • May 28: Kirill Gerstein performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hannu Lintu
  • May 29: Timothy McAllister and Liz Ames perform Alexander Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto in E-flat Major from Interlochen, MI
  • May 30: Joshua Bell and Peter Dugan perform Maurice Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center in Athens, GA
  • May 31: A performance from the Phoenix Chamber Music Festival of Charles Martin Loeffler’s once-lost Octet, arranged by Graeme Steele Johnson in Phoenix, AZ

APM Presents special of the week

Witness History: Pride Month

Air Window: June 1 – June 30, 2024

An all-new special edition of Witness History from the BBC World Service. Remarkable stories of LGBT+ rights, told by the people who were there.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

BBC Monthly – June 2024

June 2024

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

Witness History: Pride Month
June 1 – June 30, 2024
One hour

An all-new special edition of Witness History from the BBC World Service. Remarkable stories of LGBT+ rights, told by the people who were there.

World Questions: Michigan, USA
June 8 – July 5, 2024
One hour

A debate with leading lawmakers and campaigners in Michigan, USA. The cost of living, abortion laws, parental control in schools and an upcoming Presidential election – all will be up for debate in the swing state of Michigan, USA. Anu Anand will present the program, which will be recorded in front of a local audience in the state capital of Lansing.

The Forum: Music on the move
June 22 – July 19, 2024
One hour

A brief history of portable music. Most of us remember the first portable music gadget we owned; a transistor radio, a boombox, a Walkman or perhaps an iPod. We might even recall the songs we played on it. But we might be less aware of how profoundly audio technology developments from the 1950s to 2000s changed the ways in which we consume music outside of the home or concert venue.

Iszi Lawrence discusses the history of portable music with Dr. Annie Jamieson, curator of sound technologies at Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum, American drummer and poet Damon Krukowski, Jahnavi Phalkey, science historian and Founding Director of Science Gallery Bengaluru, and World Service listeners.

APM Weekly May 20 – May 24, 2024

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

  • One lasting change from the pandemic has been elevated levels of entrepreneurship in the United States. Monthly new business applications remain about 40% higher than they were in 2019. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 20 percent of those new businesses will fail during their first two years. Marketplace’s Maria Hollenhorst visits a fair in Phoenix, Arizona where hopeful entrepreneurs look to with customers.
  • Kai talks with Bryan Walsh, editorial director at Vox, about why honeybees didn’t go extinct despite alarm that they would a decade ago.
  • Lower natural gas prices drove electricity prices lower in 2023 for most of the US… minus one big exception: Texas. Despite the state producing the bulk of the nation’s natural gas (and prices of that natural gas in some cases dipping into the negatives), Texas has a volatile electricity market where consumers don’t just pay more but are also more frequently subjected to outages. Marketplace’s Elizabeth Trovall reports.

Marketplace Morning Report

  • Marketplace’s David Brancaccio speaks with Ken Doctor, a news industry analyst and the author of “Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get.” He also runs the book’s companion website, newsonomics.com. Hear more on the Marketplace Morning Report and on marketplace.org.

Marketplace Tech

Monday May 20: Marketplace’s Lily Jamali speaks with Gabriel Dance, deputy investigations editor at The New York Times, about recent legislation in states setting up legal protections for crypto miners and the pushback against that movement.

Wednesday May 22: Marketplace’s Lily Jamali speaks with Adam Riess, Johns Hopkins University, about his latest research working with the James Webb Space Telescope.

On Point

  • Monday, May 20: David Autor is a labor economist. His research has shown that in the past, technological advances have repeatedly hurt the incomes of middle and working class Americans. But when it comes to AI, Autor says, the exact opposite could happen.
  • Tuesday, May 21: Erik Hoel is a neuroscientist who argues that “AI-generated garbage is polluting our culture” and potentially harming the development of the human brain.
  • Wednesday, May 22: Glenn C. Loury has been described as “one of the most prominent public intellectuals of our time.” He joins Meghna to talk about his journey from growing up on the south side of Chicago to becoming the first Black tenured professor of economics at Harvard at the age of thirty-three. His new memoir is Late Admissions: Confessions of a Black Conservative.

The Splendid Table

May 24 – New episode

We’re bringing you a literary show to set you up for summer reading! First, we’re learning about the extraordinary life of Knopf editor Judith Jones who launched some of the biggest names in the culinary world including Julia Child, Claudia Roden and James Beard not to mention The Diary of Anne Frank. Our guide is Sarah B. Franklin author of The Editor: How Publishing Legend Judith Jones Shaped Culture in America. Then we talk to bestselling author of World of Wonders, the poet and essayist Aimee Nezhukumatathil about her newest work Bite By Bite, Nourishments and Jamborees.


Classical

Performance Today

  • May 20: Amy Schwartz Moretti, Ettore Causa, and Kyung-A Yoo perform Rebecca Clarke’s “Dumka” as part of The Fabian Concert Series at Mercer University in Macon, GA.
  • May 21: Sterling Elliott and Evren Ozel perform George Walker’s Sonata for Cello and Piano from ChamberFest Cleveland at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
  • May 22: ROCO performs Jennifer Higdon’s Celestial Hymns from Rothko Chapel in Houston, TX
  • May 23: A Far Cry performs Michi Wiancko’s arrangement of JS Bach’s Partita for violin no. 2 in d minor, from Jordan Hall in Boston, MA
  • May 24: Mei-Ann Chen, conduct’s the Minnesota Orchestra in a performance of Jessie Montgomery:’s Rounds for Piano and Strings, featuring Awadagin Pratt on the piano, from Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.

Classical 24

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

  • Hauser is a ‘Rebel with a Cello’, which is also the name of his first big world solo tour. Just before he left on that tour, Julie Amacher spoke with him about his latest recording, ‘Classic II,’ which highlights some of classical music’s most beautiful melodies played on the cello featuring Hauser with the London Symphony Orchestra.

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

  • Rock influences: Bryce Dessner, best known as the guitarist for The National, has written a number of “classical” works, including a piano concerto. We’ll hear that along with Anna Meredith’s “Tribute to Teenage Fanclub,” among other selections.

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • May 23: Pianist Sergiu Tuhutiu and the Arcadia String Quartet play the epic Piano Quintet in F Minor by Johannes Brahms, in a concert from December 2023 in Bucharest, Romania.
  • May 25: The Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and conductor Chloé van Soeterstède offer up a snappy performance of Beethoven’s 8th Symphony, from a January 2024 concert in Norrköping, Sweden.

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 clarinetist Anthony McGill.

Saturday Cinema
Sat 10am – 12pm CT

  • Memorial Day Weekend. Music from films about service and sacrifice.

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • Memorial Day Weekend: Music of remembrance and honor for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

APM Presents special of the week

Folk Classics Across the Globe from YourClassical

Air Window: Now – May 31, 2024

An hour special featuring never-before recorded folk tunes from three contrasting countries and cultures: Iran, Venezuela and Ukraine/Russia. These tunes have been composed and/or arranged by composers from these locations, two of which are currently living. They will also be performed by professional musicians from the respective countries/cultures. Exploring the intersection of folk and classical music, while also placing the spotlight on present-day communities.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Weekly May 13 – 17, 2024

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks with Chicago Fed President Austan Goolsbee about the state of the economy and the latest Consumer Price Index out this week.
  • Kai talks with Rachel Wolfe, WSJ reporter, about her piece on 211 call centers and what they tell us about the economy right now.

Marketplace Morning Report

  • Monday May 13: Following a big union-vote win in Chattanooga, Tennessee in April, the United Autoworkers faces its next big test at Mercedes-Benz’s massive assembly-and-electric-battery complex near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. More than 5,000 production workers there vote in an NLRB-supervised election May 13-17 on joining the UAW. The union is spending $40 million in an attempt to organize 150,000 nonunion workers at foreign-owned auto plants, and domestically-owned EV-plants, across the South. Other unions are also trying to make inroads in the region, known for its right-to-work laws and historical resistance to unionization.

Marketplace Tech

Monday May 13: Marketplace’s Lily Jamali speaks with Mayor of Austin, TX, Kirk Watson about how the city is accommodating the influx of tech companies and workers, and what he makes of one big tech company’s recent decision to leave Austin – where it had recently relocated from Silicon Valley – to Nashville.

Wednesday May 15: Lily Jamali speaks with Jon Clifton, the CEO of Gallup, about how technology has impacted the art and science of polling.

On Point

  • Monday, May 13: The NCAA’s all-time scoring leader Caitlin Clark begins her WNBA career on Tuesday. Clark helped women’s college basketball see better TV ratings than their male counterpart last season. Can she have a similar impact in the pros?
  • Tuesday, May 14: What happens in the brain when you pray or meditate? The field of neurotheology seeks to understand the relationship between the human brain and spiritual revelations. Today, a second chance to hear Meghna’s conversation with Dr. Andrew Newberg from the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. He’s a neuroscientist who studies the relationship between brain function and various mental states, including religious and spiritual experiences. (Rebroadcast)
  • Wednesday, May 15: The U.S. is developing a new nuclear bomb. In fact, it’s not really that new but an updated version of an existing bomb. Given the size of the existing U.S. nuclear arsenal, why does the U.S. need this new(ish) nuclear weapon?
  • Friday, May 17: Two of rap’s biggest stars are beefing. Drake and Kendrick Lamar have been firing diss tracks back and forth for weeks. This is far from the first recent rap beef — but it’s the biggest, with artists across the industry now weighing in. Why are Drake and Kendrick beefing? And what does it tell us about modern rap culture?

The Splendid Table

May 17 – Repeat episode

This week, we’re spending an hour with Culinary Historian Jessica B. Harris. Jessica has spent much of her life researching the food and foodways of the African Diaspora. She is the author of twelve books including, Iron Pots and Wooden Spoon: Africa’s Gifts to New World Cooking, her memoir, My Soul Looks Back, and High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America. High on the Hog was made into a Netflix documentary in 2021.


Classical

Performance Today

  • May 13: Pianist Inon Barnatan performs Franz Schubert’s Moments Musicaux at Spivey Hall in Morrow, GA.
  • May 14: ROCO performs Clarice Assad’s Ode to Carmen Miranda from Houston, TX.
  • May 15: A Far Cry performs music by Osvaldo Golijov from the Rockport Chamber Music Festival in Rockport, MA.
  • May 16: Flutist Julia Bogorad-Kogan performs Ulysses Kay’s Aulos for Solo Flute and Orchestra with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra from St. Paul, MN.
  • May 17: Composer Missy Mazzoli speaks about her recent release “Dark with Excessive Bright”.

Classical 24

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

  • Music for personal growth is featured this week, including Fazil Say’s Cello Concerto subtitled Never Give Up, Nasim Khorassani’s “Growth,” and Kinan Azmeh’s “ On Anxiety.”

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • May 16: The Casals Quartet, at home in Madrid, plays the String Quartet No. 35 by Haydn in a concert from March 2023.
  • May 18: Schubert specialist Paul Lewis plays one of Schubert’s final piano sonatas, the great A Major, D. 959, in a concert from Wigmore Hall in London in March 2024.

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • May birthdays: Some big names like Tchaikovsky and Brahms (who disliked each other’s music despite sharing the SAME birthday…!), Aaron Copland, Franz Liszt, and Gabriel Faure are all featured this weekend.

APM Presents special of the week

Early Risers: Breaking Silence

Air Window: May 22 – 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.

Classical APM Monthly – May 2024

APM Presents: May Specials

A Passion for Bach and Coltrane with the Imani Winds
Available now – June 30, 2024

Folk Classics Across the Globe
Available now – May 31, 2024

Fur, Feathers and Flutes
Available now – May 31, 2024

Proud to Be
Available May 31, 2024 – June 30, 2024

Take Me to the Water – Encore
Available May 31, 2024 – June 30, 2024

For more upcoming specials visit our website.

Fur, Feathers and Flutes – Behind the Scenes
Classical host, Jillene Khan, has always loved animals and has had pets her whole life! Her love of animals and Classical music joins forces on Fur, Feathers and Flutes, from American Public Media.

In this special, you’ll hear stories of composers and the pets they love along with music inspired by their furry friends. You’ll meet an opera-loving parrot and other classical-loving pets, plus hear how classical music helps train service dogs.

Khan says, “I had so much fun meeting listeners and their furry friends! Rascal the parrot especially stands out. His parents wanted to help improve his mood after his companion birds passed away and they ended up finding him a new flock! The power of music is so apparent when you hear his story, and I’ve never believed in that power more than I have after meeting Rascal and other pets featured in the show.”

Khan understands that the hardest part of having a pet is having to say goodbye to them and she’ll leave you with stories and music to find comfort after our companions leave us for the Rainbow Bridge.

Celebrate the love we have for our special furry and feathered friends and the music we all love on Fur, Feathers and Flutes this May.


New and Upcoming

New Classical Tracks
Last week violinist Daniel Hope stopped by the APM studios to talk about his latest 2-CD recording, ‘Dance!’ It’s a project he’s been noodling on for the past 20 years, covering 700 years of dance! He’s super passionate about it.

Along with his 1742 “ex-Lipínski” Guarneri del Gesù violin, he brought with him a copy of his next recording due out in July, ‘Irish Roots,’ which celebrates his roots with some incredible collaborations including one with flutist James Galway.

As a tribute to his grandfather, after whom he is named, Daniel played a heartfelt rendition of, ‘Danny Boy.” And we got it all on video too! Listen (and watch) for it on an upcoming episode of New Classical Tracks from APM.

Pipedreams
Minnesota composer Libby Larsen made an impromptu visit to the APM studios to talk about her most recent composition for organ, Tapestry of Fire, dedicated to Minnesota organist Gregory Peterson whose premiere performance of it (and Libby’s comments) will be included in an upcoming PIPEDREAMS program built around the theme of ‘Pentecost’ and the creative spark (distribution 5/13/24).

SymphonyCast
In May, SymphonyCast will celebrate an all-Bartók concert with conductor Alan Gilbert and the NDR Elphphilharmonie, plus violinist Veronika Eberle performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Performance Today
Performance Today will highlight more of our Young Artists in Residence in May- we featured violinist Sara Ma on April 17 and pianist Avery Gagliano on May 6. Coming up in May will be Jane Yoo, harpist.

They will also feature composer Missy Mazzoli on May 17, talking about her new release “Dark with Excessive Bright.”

Performance Today: Request for Music

If you have a strong partnership with your local orchestra, please encourage them to submit their concerts to us- If you have a contact who’d like to start (or continue) submitting to PT, please put them in touch with kslusher@mpr.org for guidelines and a submission account.


Reminders

Spring Fundraising Promos

Spring fundraisers are available on Content Depot. Follow the links below:

New/Talk APM Monthly – May 2024

BBC World Service

Announcing Topline Zero
On Monday, May 6th, APM and the BBC Partner Hub welcomed Topline Zero to the BBC morning offer. 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, Topline Zero will join the 6 other unique hourly Topline feeds offered every weekday via Content Depot until 11:52 am ET. To learn more about Topline Zero and the existing feeds Toplines 1-6, visit apmdistribution.org.

Nuala McGovern to host Women’s Hour on BBC’s Radio 4
BBC’s domestic channel Radio 4 has today announced that after a highly competitive process, Nuala McGovern has been appointed to present Woman’s Hour on Monday – Wednesday each week. Nuala will continue to be a regular presenter on BBC Newshour presenting the program once a week and will be one of the hosts of World Service English’s US Election night coverage. More details to come.

Dave McGuire joins BBC Monitoring
After 11 years bringing you Topline, Climate Watch and a wide selection of documentaries, our colleague Dave McGuire, who is based in the BBC’s Washington DC bureau, will be taking an 18-month break from the BBC World Service Partner Hub to take up a new position with BBC Monitoring.

BBC Partner Hub Editor, Rob Hugh-Jones: “Dave has been a wonderful member of the team over many years, and we wish him all the very best in this 18-month attachment with our colleagues at BBC Monitoring.”

The BBC and APM are currently recruiting for Dave’s replacement.

Liliane Landor leaves the BBC World Service
Liliane Landor, Senior Controller of BBC News International Services and BBC World Service Director, has decided to leave the BBC later this year. You may read the official press release here.

Liliane leaves the World Service in good strength, transforming their services in response to audience demand and providing content that delivers the greatest impact. To this end, the BBC are investing in programming that increases engagement with audiences in the US and around the world across business, science, culture, and documentaries alongside their core quality news offer.

Five New Call to Mind Specials for May Mental Health Awareness Month

Join Call to Mind for a new Mental Health Awareness Series for May Mental Health Awareness Month. Host Kimberly Adams guides you through five new episodes exploring emerging issues and research on vital issues in mental health. Each hour features compelling interviews with top experts, the voices of people living with mental illness, and sound-rich stories from across the country. Read more here.

Titles in the series:


APM Presents: May Specials
Check out our specials about the Russian press, K-Pop, and more.

California Love: K-Pop Dreaming – Moon Night
Available now – May 31, 2024

How We Survive: The Worth of Water
Available now – June 30, 2024

The Poetry Café
Available now – June 30, 2024

How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong**
Available now – June 30, 2024

How Does the Russian Propaganda Machine Work? Are There Lessons for the United States?
Available now – July 31, 2024

Early Risers: Breaking Silence
Available May 22 – September 4, 2024

**How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong is now available in SpanishContact your APM Rep for more information if you’d like to broadcast the Spanish-language version**For our full list of specials please visit our APM Presents homepage.


BBC’s Unexpected Elements now on ContentDepot

By popular demand, the BBC’s new fun and engaging one-hour science program is now available on Content Depot for your automating ease! Satisfy your listeners requests for MORE SCIENCE with Unexpected Elements — The news you know, the science you don’t. Unexpected Elements looks beyond everyday narratives to discover a goldmine of scientific stories and connections from around the globe. Listen to a sample episode here. This program is included as part of your BBC subscription.

Check out the sizzle reel

Listen to a sample episode here

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.


Reminders

BBC Topline Promos
New BBC Topline promos are now available in ContentDepot. They can be downloaded in the Promotional Materials section.

Spring Fundraisers
Spring fundraisers are now available on Content Depot. Follow the links below:


Welcome Additions

  • KJZZ – BBC Unexpected Elements
  • WTJZ – BBC Unexpected Elements
  • WVPS – The Daily

APM Weekly May 6 – 10, 2024

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

  • At the end of last year, the Biden Administration announced an initiative for “recovery ready workplaces”–designed to better support employees in recovery from –or struggling with –substance abuse. Amazon is one company that was already promoting its “recovery readiness”, and Google was part of the White House’s announcement. But it’s an area where things are in the beginning stages –both with the initiative and companies that have or are signing on. Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino reports.

Marketplace Morning Report

  • As we head toward the business end of the 2024 general election campaign, you may be seeing some pretty generic-sounding names in campaign ad disclosures — “Biden Victory Fund”, “Trump Save America”… “Protect the House 2024”. They are Joint Fundraising committees …. there are HUNDREDS of them … and they play a pretty big role when it comes to high dollar donors. So far this cycle, they’ve pulled in close to a billion and counting. Marketplace Senior Washington Correspondent Kimberly Adams joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to explain.

On Point

  • Monday, May 6: The Ukraine war has been grinding on for more than two years now. But, just weeks after Russia’s 2022 invasion, both sides came close to a settlement that could have ended the war, saving thousands of lives. We hear the story behind those secret, thwarted negotiations.
  • Tuesday, May 7: Dyslexia affects one in every five Americans, according to the National Institute of Health. But only a fraction receives the diagnosis and assistance they need to help manage their difficulty with reading. We hear about efforts underway to rethink how dyslexia is assessed.
  • Wednesday, May 8: A three-years’ long review of gender-affirming care in the UK has concluded that gender questioning children there were ‘let down’ by the country’s National Health Service. Written by Dr. Hilary Cass, the former president of the UK’s Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the review could change the way gender-questioning children and young people are treated everywhere. Meghna speaks with Dr. Cass about her findings.
  • Thursday, May 9: Buy Now Pay Later loans grew by more than 1,000 percent in the U.S. from 2019 to 2021 with about half of BNPL users being 33 or under. What’s behind the surge in this kind of credit and what does it mean for Gen Z’s finances?

The Splendid Table

May 10 – Repeat episode

We’re exploring the world of food with a sense of humor this week with help from two comedians . Ivy Le host of the podcast Fear of Going Outside, aka FOGO and Dan Ahoot author of the new book Undercooked: How I Let Food Become My Life Navigator and How Maybe That’s a Dumb Way to Live.


Classical

Performance Today

  • May 6: Pianist Avery Gagliano, PT’s latest Young Artist in Residence, joins Fred for music and conversation.
  • May 7: Jaime Martin conducts the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 in A Major, the “Italian”, at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA.
  • May 8: Amelia Lukas and Stewart Goodyear perform music for flute and piano by Tania Leon from the Kaul Auditorium at Reed College in Portland, Oregon
  • May 9: Sir Donald Runnicles leads the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra in a performance of Maurice Ravel’s “Alborado del gracioso”, from Walk Festival Hall in Jackson Hole, WY.
  • May 10: Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in a performance of the final movement of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 in C minor from Lucerne, Switzerland.

Classical 24

May 7: 200th Anniversary of the premiere of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
Beginning with the morning drive, C24 will feature a different version of the “Ode to Joy” in each host’s shift.

  • 8 am CT: Leonard Bernstein conducting a combined group of orchestras from the East and the West in Berlin, 1989 (the “Ode to Freedom” concert).
  • 12 pm CT: Bach Collegium of Japan/Maasaki Suzuki
  • 5 pm CT: Minnesota Orchestra/Osmo Vanska
  • 9 pm CT:  East-West Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim

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

  • Global cello sensation HAUSER discusses new album Classic II.

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

  • The Oxford Dictionary defines gallimaufry as “a confused jumble or medley of things.” And it’s a real grab bag this week on Extra Eclectic, as we sample music by Hans Werner Henze, Gity Razaz, Olafur Arnalds, Howard Skempton, and even a piece called “Gallimaufry” by Rob Deemer.

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • May 9: James MacMillan is best known these days as a composer, but we’ll hear him conducting Benjamin Britten’s “Sinfonia da Requiem” from a concert in March with the BBC Symphony at the Barbican Hall in London.
  • May 11: Jakub Hrusa leads the Dresden State Orchestra from a concert in March featuring the “Liturgical” Symphony No. 3 by Swiss composer Arthur Honegger.

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 Billie Holiday Strange Fruit

Saturday Cinema
Sat 10am – 12pm CT

  • Mothers’ Day. Celebrating Moms, grandmas human and otherwise. Music from “Steel Magnolias”, “Forrest Gump”, “Dumbo” and more.

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • The weather is getting warmer and it’s definitely barbecue season (well, for many folks, anyway). We’ll celebrate with music for food and drink, including Bohuslav Martinu’s “Kitchen Revue,” Sibelius’s “Belshazzar’s Feast,” and even the banquet scene from John Williams’s score to “Hook.”

APM Presents special of the week

Folk Classics Across the Globe from YourClassical

Air Window: Now – May 31, 2024

An hour special featuring never-before recorded folk tunes from three contrasting countries and cultures: Iran, Venezuela and Ukraine/Russia. These tunes have been composed and/or arranged by composers from these locations, two of which are currently living. They will also be performed by professional musicians from the respective countries/cultures. Exploring the intersection of folk and classical music, while also placing the spotlight on present-day communities.

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APM Weekly April 29 – May 3, 2024

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

  • April 29: The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge has upended the lives and livelihoods of truck drivers who move cargo in and out of the Port of Baltimore. Marketplace’s Amy Scott profiles one small business, Baltimore International Warehouse & Transportation, Inc., as they navigate alternate routes and try to pick up local transportation jobs to replace lost business. Owner Sue Monaghan has only been able to keep 3 of her 20 drivers working, and fears some of them won’t come back when business recovers.
  • April 30: The Breaking Ground series continues. The $50 billion CHIPS act is already having a dramatic impact on Phoenix. As one example, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company doubled its investment in the city after the law passed. In part one of our stories from Phoenix, Kai Ryssdal and Washington Post’s Heather Long (one of our weekly wrappers) explore the construction — and construction workforce development — that is already underway
  • May 1: In Part 2 of our look at Phoenix, Kai and Heather visit one company that’s deeply entwined in Arizona’s changing fate — a native plants reclaimer.
  • May 2: And in Part 3, Kai and Heather explore how the city is preparing its workforce for the coming boom in semiconductor manufacturing…a visit with students at a semiconductor training course and what happened a few weeks later after the course finished.

Marketplace Morning Report

May 1: On “Decision Day” – when many high school seniors decide which college to attend – Lee Hawkins speaks with the Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, Randall Woodfin, about his appeal to Black senior athletes to choose options outside of the state.

Marketplace Tech

Monday April 29: Marketplace’s Lily Jamali speaks with Brian Heater, hardware editor for TechCrunch, about Boston Dynamic’s Atlas robot.

Wednesday May 1: Marketplace’s Lily Jamali visits NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA to speak with Kate Craft, Europa Clipper Project Staff Scientist and Engineer from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, about the Europa Clipper mission to Jupiter.

The Splendid Table

May 3 – New episode

This week it’s family travel without leaving your kitchen with New York Times bestselling author Priya Krishna and her new book Priya’s Kitchen Adventures: A Cookbook for Kids. And then, we have pastry chef Yossy Arefi talking about how to bake for your cravings and have something for your sweet tooth in just minutes. She’s the author of Snacking Bakes, Simple Recipes for Cookies, Bars, Brownies, Cakes and More.


Classical

Performance Today

  • April 29: Orli Shaham performs Franz Schubert’s Sonata in A major from Kaufman Music Center in New York, NY
  • April 30: A Far Cry, featuring violinist Alex Fortes performs “The Glittering World” by Juantio Becenti from the Rockport Chamber Music Festival in Rockport, MA
  • May 1: Anthony McGill and Gloria Chien perform Johannes Brahms’ Clarinet Sonata No. 1 at Reed College in Portland, OR
  • May 2: Mei-Ann Chen, conducts ROCO in a performance of Richard Danielpour’s Breaking the Veil from the Asia Society Texas Center in Houston TX
  • May 3: Isata Kanneh-Mason performs Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center in Athens, GA.

Classical 24

National Poetry Month
Every day in April at 3 pm CT, we’ll feature a piece of music inspired by poetry.

  • April 29: Thompson: Frostiana – The Pasture
  • April 30: Fazil Say: Ballade No. 1

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

  • Molly Gebrian and Danny Holt discuss their new album Trailblazers (sonatas by Bosmans/Smyth/Pejacevic) with Julie.

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

  • Celebrating the return of leaves and green grasses with “Spring” by Zibuokle Martinaityte, “Green,” by Zhou Long, and Tansy Davies’s “Re-greening.” Also, Huw Watkins’s energetic violin concerto and the latest from the Chicago-based saxophone quartet, ~Nois.

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • May 2: The Swedish Radio Symphony takes the music of Swedish composer Hugo Alfven on tour to Vienna. We’ll hear Alfven’s “En skärgårdssägen” (A legend of the Skerries) in a concert from early March 2024.
  • May 4: Pianist Yulianna Avdeeva tackles one of her instrument’s tallest mountains: Prokofiev’s 3rd Piano Concerto, in concert in Leipzig, Germany with the Gewandhaus Orchestra from October 2023.

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 American Singer Roberta Flack

Saturday Cinema
Sat 10am – 12pm CT

  • AFI and BFI Best of the Best: an overview of the all-time greatest films as tallied by AFI and The British film Institute.

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • As we gear up for Teacher Appreciation Week starting on May 6, we explore music about school, students, teachers, learning, and inspiration.

APM Presents special of the week

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

Air Window: May 1 – 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.

The Daily Quarterly Newsletter – April 2024

Dear Colleagues,

It’s officially spring! We hope that you’ve enjoyed the slow and steady transition into a warmer season.

As we’re preparing for the next part of our year, we wanted to give you a rundown of what our team has been working on during an eventful start to 2024.

Covering the Election

We are in the midst of what is arguably the most important election of our lifetimes. Yet, it is also clear – through polling, audience trends, and experience – that audiences and voters are fatigued and avoidant. Here at The Daily we have taken on that challenge enthusiastically. We are working hard to remain responsive to major news events – but also to focus our energies on big ideas, deeper understanding, and journalism that leans away from the horse race of the Trump Biden rematch, and towards the stakes of the election, and forces and concepts that will help the public understand and navigate 2024.

For example, after Super Tuesday, rather than focus on the unsurprising results – our episode The Unhappy Voters Who Could Swing the Election with NYT polling expert Nate Cohn, dissected the trends of voter disaffection we are seeing this year. Cohn drew historic comparisons to other cycles when voters have been significantly unhappy with their options, and broke down how those election cycles are often defined by volatility and unpredictability. We hope that might provide a helpful framework for listeners in the coming months.

An issue on the ballot for many voters is the war in Gaza, which became abundantly clear in the Michigan democratic primary. “The Daily” dedicated an episode to understanding voters who are willing to abandon Biden over his support for Israel in the hopes of enacting change to U.S foreign policy. Jennifer Medina, a political reporter for NYT, shares her interview with a longtime Democrat and Palestinian-American activist who struggles to reconcile her political-party loyalties with Biden’s handling of the crisis. Her story is emblematic of a group not only deserting Biden in the primaries, but the general election as well.

After the recent saga between NBC News and former RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, NYT writer-at-large Jim Rutenberg came on the show to discuss the episode and break it down. Rutenberg ascended above the headline drama of the situation, and laid out the on-going editorial crisis another Trump campaign presents for television news networks. Again, our feeling was that this would once again hand listeners a frame through which to process what they see and hear in the coming months, and deepen their understanding of how Trump’s politics and rhetoric continue to present a threat for traditional journalism.

In another episodePeter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for NYT, joins to cover an issue back in the spotlight: the president’s age and memory. Baker leverages his years of covering Washington and the White House to go beyond the superficial references and soundbites about President Biden’s age – to give both a deep account of how the conversation around it is playing out in the higher circles of Democratic politics, and how he expects the political predicament presented by the concerns may play out during the rest of the year.

Recent and Notable

“The Daily” continues to explore the realities of life after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. A recent episode discussed the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that declared frozen embryos are children, which haltered fertility treatments across the state. To understand the history behind this ruling and how potential parents are forced to navigate changes in the world of reproductive health, “The Daily” has a conversation with Azeen Ghorayshi, who covers sex, gender and science for NYT. Later in the episode, host Michael Barbaro interviews Meghan Cole, a 31-year-old lawyer in the final stages of IVF treatment. Cole shares her story of how the controversial ruling happened just days before her scheduled embryo transfer to her surrogate, putting her life in an uncomfortable limbo.

Until next time,-The Daily Team

APM Weekly April 22 – 26, 2024

BBC

Unexpected Elements

  • New digital assets for web and social media are now available to download on our website.
  • New generic launch promos are now available in ContentDepot.

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

  • The idea of a “business cycle” permeates a lot of economic thinking and planning — and it’s shot through data from the BLS and BEA. But what exactly is a business cycle — and does the idea still have predictive power in this economy? Marketplace’s Justin Ho reports.
  • The wine industry in China has been in decline for the past six years. According to the most recent data, wine imports in 2023 were one-third of what they were in 2017 … their value falling by about 60%. So, what gives? Our China correspondent Jennifer Pak, in Shanghai, has that one.

Marketplace Morning Report

The U.S. is home to 1.4 million immigrants from El Salvador, a poor Central American country with a total population of just 6 million people. These immigrants work physically demanding, low-paying jobs that are often hard to fill – especially as janitors. It’s also the second most common occupation for Salvadorans behind construction, according to the American Immigration Council. These workers are concentrated in cities like LA, Washington, DC and Houston – where they’ve been longtime members of local labor movements. Hear more on the Marketplace Morning Report.

Marketplace Tech

Monday April 22: Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino speaks with Casey Ross, STAT News, about his yearlong investigation about how AI has been misused in the health care and insurance fields.

Thursday April 25: Marketplace’s Lily Jamali speaks with WSJ’s Amazon reporter Dana Mattioli on her upcoming Amazon exposé, The Everything War: Amazon’s Ruthless Quest to Own the World and Remake Corporate Power.

On Point

  • Monday, April 22: Languishing is that feeling of a lack of motivation or direction or a disengagement from community. Most people feel a sense of languishing at some point in their lives. So how do we move from languishing to flourishing? Meghna speaks with sociologist Corey Keyes who has spent his career trying to find the answer
  • Tuesday, April 23: On Friday last week India began to go to the polls. 2,600 parties are vying for the approval of almost a billion voters in a process that lasts six weeks. That sounds like democracy at work. So why are some observers saying this election could put India on the path to abandoning democracy?
  • Wednesday, April 24: Retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in conversation with Meghna about the current court’s textualist philosophy and his case for a better way to interpret the Constitution.

The Splendid Table

April 26 – Repeat episode

We’re spending time with authors of some of the season’s newest cookbooks. We’re joined by Australian chef Lara Lee, author of A Splash of Soy, Everyday Food From Asia, Lerato Umah- Shaylor author of Africana, Niki Segnit with The Flavor Thesaurus, More Flavors and Tamar Adler author of The Everlasting Meal, Leftovers A to Z.


Classical

Performance Today

  • April 22: Leon Botstein, conducts The Orchestra Now in a performance of William Grant Still’s “Dismal Swamp” at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
  • April 23: Apollo Chamber Players perform Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 14 from the Midtown Arts and Theater Center in Houston, TX.
  • April 24: Pianist Courtney Bryan performs her composition “House of Pianos” with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Louis Langree, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • April 25: Clarinetist Sangyoon Kim performs Carl Maria von Weber:’s Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Major with members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, from Temple Israel in Minneapolis, MN.
  • April 26: Brandon Patrick George and Mahan Esfahani perform J. S. Bach’s Sonata in A Major for flute and harpsichord from Shepherd King Lutheran Church in San Antonio, TX.

Classical 24

National Poetry Month
Every day in April at 3 pm CT, we’ll feature a piece of music inspired by poetry.

  • April 22: Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
  • April 23: Revueltas: Sensemaya
  • April 24: Price: Song for Snow
  • April 25: Reena Esmail: The Light is the Same
  • April 26: Finzi: Nightingales
  • April 27: Rautavaara: Lorca Suite
  • April 28: Schoenberg: Transfigured Night

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

  • Sophie Shao talks with Julie Amacher about her new album Can Can Macabre.

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

  • Into the mountains we go with Jennifer Higdon’s “Coyote Nights,” Ben Shirley’s “High Sierra Sonata,” and Kayhan Kalhor’s “Mountains are Far Away.”

Euro Classic
Thurs 12am CT & Sat 8pm CT

  • Apr 25: The vocal ensemble Voces8 sings Eriks Esenvalds’ “Long Road” on tour in Madrid.
  • Apr 27: Violinist Simone Lamsma plays the Violin Concerto by American composer John Adams in concert from paris, almost exactly 30 years after it premiered in 1994.

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 Coleridge Taylor Perkinson.

Saturday Cinema
Sat 10am – 12pm CT

  • A full two hours dedicated to listener requests!!

Your Classical Discoveries
Sat 4-7pm CT

  • We observe April birthdays in classical music with heavy hitting Sergeis Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev, lighter fare by Franz von Suppe and Joseph lanner, and many more in between.

APM Presents special of the week

California Love: K-Pop Dreaming – Moon Night

Air Window: Now – May 31, 2024

K-Pop Dreaming host Vivian Yoon takes us to an American military neighborhood in Seoul in the late 1980s. Tucked in an alleyway was a little grimy club that blasted American hip-hop, the place was for African American GIs to cut loose, but it pulled in an unexpected crowd – young Koreans who would become the pioneers of modern K-pop. Itaewon was also the setting for the beginning of another story – it was the place where Vivian’s parents met and fell in love. Features Kang Won Rae, one of K-pop’s legends that came out of the Moon Night scene.

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