What’s coming up from APM December 28-January 3

Here are the latest updates for upcoming programs. PLEASE NOTE: All details are subject to change. Additional details will be shared via ContentDepot as they become available.

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Week of December 28

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kimberly Adams talks to Lynzee Loveridge, executive editor at the Anime News Network, about the anime industry in 2020.
  • Some people have started receiving COVID-19 vaccines. But the clinical trials roll on. In fact, as Blake Farmer of WPLN in Nashville reports, they’re still recruiting participants – and they’re particularly focused on signing up people who tend not to be part of clinical trials.

Marketplace Tech

  • December 28: Technology will be key to helping us adapt to climate change.  But who will have access and what if some solutions make the problem worse for others? An excerpt of our special, “How We Survive”.
  • December 29: There are laws around data collection, kids’ privacy, and online learning – but some are lifted when there is an emergency, and many school districts and teachers aren’t aware of the laws.  What does that mean for data collection around our kids, as many learn in a virtual classroom? Our guest is Amelia Vance, Director of Youth and Education Privacy at the non-profit Future of Privacy Forum.
  • December 30: As millions of students are asked to learn from home, there’s been an enrollment spike in for-profit virtual schools. Our guest is Jennifer King Rice, a professor of education at the University of Maryland.
  • December 31: The FCC is spending billions to increase broadband availability but is relying on faulty maps. We’ll talk with our guest Nicol Turner Lee of Brookings about broadband speeds, access and how little we really know about coverage.
  • January 1: Bill Gates, on the role of his foundation in deciding what gets funded.

The Daily

Over the holiday season, from December 24 – January 1, The Daily will feature a series of encore episodes that look back over some of the most compelling stories from this past year. Please note that many of these episodes have been updated to keep the content current or to share new information, and all are subject to change based on breaking news.


Performance Today

  • January 1: Listeners will hear “Dance of the Hours” played by the U.S. Marine Band and the most anticipated New Year’s musical debut perhaps ever… of 1879. Violinist Julia Fischer performs the Brahms Violin Concerto which debuted in a big, splashy concert event on New Year’s Day in 1879.

Arts and Culture

NEW: Time Machine from The Current

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

January 1: 1989

  • The year that the Berlin Wall Came Down & Neil Young was Rocking in the Free World. Veteran artist like Tom Petty, Lou Reed and Bonnie Raitt all had big albums, the B-52’s and Fine Young Cannibals both issued their most successful works, and there was hip-hop albums from De La Soul and Beastie Boys. Madonna and Janet Jackson had big selling albums, new alternative bands were emerging like Pixies and Nirvana – who dropped its debut – and across the pond the Manchester scene was buzzing with the debut from Stone Roses. Outside the world of music, a massive earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay area minutes before the World Series between the Giants and A’s. The largest oil spill in U.S. history occurred after the Exxon Valdez strikes Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, the Bad Boys of Detroit swept the Lakers for the NBA title, and both Seinfeld and The Simpsons began long, successful runs.

The Splendid Table

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

Encore episode – January 1:

  • We’re spending an hour with one of the great champions of Southern foodways, award-winning chef Sean Brock. Raised in rural Virginia, Sean has spent 20 years highlighting the unique culinary characteristics of the South. He is the author of the bestselling book Heritage and his latest book, South.

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