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The BBC World Service will be covering the events of the Inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden on January 20. Look for ContentDepot updates next week for any schedule and clock changes.
Week of January 18
- Before the inauguration, we’ll take a look at three states – Nebraska, Florida and Hawaii – with different unemployment rates. Nebraska has the lowest, Florida matches the national number and Hawaii has the highest. Kai will interview small business owners across those states to show the complicated recovery path for this economy.
Kai talks to Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.
Week of January 18
- Meghna talks with public health workers and community members in LA County who are facing one of the world’s worst coronavirus surges. UCLA epidemiologist Anne Rimoin shares how Los Angeles can get control of the virus.
- On the eve of President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, photographer Matt Mendelsohn looks back to 2008 – when he took President Obama’s favorite photograph of that historic election night.
The Life of John Lewis (encore): A look at the extraordinary life of the civil rights icon, Representative John Lewis.
The show will be dedicated to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Listeners will hear pieces of music that were meaningful to him, music that was written about him and music inspired by his commitment to social justice.
The first hour of the show will also include the world premiere of a composition written in response to the killing of George Floyd.
Arts and Culture
Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes you back to the sounds of a specific year with a carefully curated list of the best songs. Plus, he’ll invite you to reexamine some deeper cuts as we look back on what happened that year in music, pop culture and the world.
January 22 – 1981:
A year of new artists emerging like Stray Cats and The Go Go’s and second albums from Pretenders and Psychedelic Furs. It was a big year for Prince, who opened for the Rolling Stones and issued Controversy. Earth Wind and Fire were the biggest R&B band around, David Bowie and Queen collaborated on a song that has aged nicely, Journey made a song for the ages, and reggae legend Bob Marley died of cancer at the age of 36.
Outside the world of music, Ronald Reagan became President and was shot in the same year, there was a royal wedding as Prince Charles & Lady Diana tied the knot, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman on the U.S Supreme Court, and Major League baseball lost 38% of its games due to a strike.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.
New episode – January 22: Cooking by feel
- Nik Sharma, author of The Flavor Equation wants us to think about texture when we cook at home.
- Chef and author Vivian Howard will be in-house to take listener calls. Her latest book is This Will Make it Taste Good.
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