Your week at a glance: November 8-14

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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BBC World Service

COP26 conference coverage

  • Climate change is impacting our world, and our ways of living on it. Throughout the UN Climate Conference – COP 26 – the BBC World Service will be live from the Scottish city of Glasgow, where world leaders and delegates meet in a bid to stop the worst consequences.
  • Find more coverage details and program options here.


Marketplace PM

Week of November 8

  • Kai Ryssdal speaks with Ashanti Williams and Arian Rivera, two Black farmers from the Black Yard Farm Cooperative, about land ownership.

Marketplace Tech

  • Throughout the fall, Marketplace Tech will have a rotating schedule of hosts. Kimberly Adams hosts November 8-12.
  • This upcoming week, guest host Kimberly Adams brings a special week-long series on tech regulation, and how it might look. The week will feature conversations with both Senator Klobuchar and Senator Grassley, co-sponsors of a bi-partisan bill now before the Senate, as well as industry leaders and consumer advocates.

On Point

  • November 8: While the G20 has produced 80 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions, the global South has paid the price of the climate crisis. Journalist David Wallace-Wells calls it an “existential threat” to world’s poor. He tells host Meghna Chakrabarti that it is both a moral and technological imperative that we figure out how to capture the carbon that is warming our planet.
  • November 10: Last month, a record number of Chinese fighters flew into Taiwan’s air defense zone. Many observers say tension between the Beijing and Taipei has not been this high in forty years. With talk of invasion being taken ever more seriously On Point asks what are American interests in Taiwan and whether it’s possible that the US could find itself being drawn into an international conflict?
  • November 11 (rescheduled from last week): Over the past five years, more than 200 US officials in countries around the world say they have suddenly and unexpectedly suffered a debilitating neurological condition known as Havana syndrome. Its origins are shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Some think it’s caused by a secret Russian sonic weapon, or that it’s a form of mass psychosis. While others doubt it exists at all. On Point explores what we do and don’t know about Havana syndrome.


Performance Today

  • November 11: Performance Today will feature Veteran’s Day programming.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

November 12 – 2005

  • You probably had Coldplay’s X&Y on your iPod. Kanye West’s sophomore album was no slump, and he also produced Common’s Be album. The Virtual band Gorillaz were big in Japan and bigger in the UK, Fiona Apple followed her own arrow with her Extraordinary Machine album, and Caesars had a near hit thanks to an Apple commercial the song was featured in. Beck revisited his East LA youth on his Guero album, and the Austin Texas band Spoon made their best album yet.
  • Outside the world of music, The Chicago White Sox won their first World Series since 1917, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast, including New Orleans, where 80% of the city was submerged by the flood and George W. Bush began his 2nd term as President.

The Splendid Table

Encore episode – November 5:

  • This week, we’re getting ready for the big feast.
  • Guests include: Andrea Nguyen, author of Vietnamese Food Any Day, Hawa Hassan author of In Bibi’s Kitchen, The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers From the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean, and Dan Souza Editor-in-Chief of Cook’s Illustrated.

Timely Selections

Digital / Marketing tool from the BBC World Service

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Use these shareable videos to bolster your social platforms. Set up your account to access the BBC Media Partner Centre and follow the link below to explore the library of videos!


Questions? Reach out to your Station Relations Representative.

Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude

Broadcast Window: November 4, 2021 – November 30, 2021

Length: One hour and two hour versions available

Giving Thanks shares music and stories that reflect the meaning of gratitude.

Special guests for 2021:

  • Stanley Tucci joins our Thanksgiving table to talk about his new book Taste: My Life Through Food, a memoir about food, family, and life – and his classic foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia.
  • Naomi Shihab Nye shares her poems celebrating her Palestinian-American heritage, and our shared humanity.

Giving Thanks sounds the way Thanksgiving feels: inviting, warm, and festive. No clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies. Instead, it’s a contemporary, thoughtful celebration of spirit of the holiday. Music from Eric Whitacre, Bach, Copland and more complete the scene.

The one-hour version of the show is geared towards News/Talk formats, while Classical music is the heart and soul of the two-hour version, flowing seamlessly with the stories.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative