Your week at a glance: November 29 – December 5

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 November 29

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks with Chris Best, CEO of Substack about growth in online newsletters and the changing business model of journalism.
  • Kai talks to Al Kelly, the CEO of Visa.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams hosts November 29-December 3.
  • November 29: We’ll have a goodbye interview with longtime Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood, with questions from listeners about her time on the show, her development as a journalist, and her plans to move into venture capital.
  • November 30: Kimberly Adams is interviewing YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki about the company’s power as an economic platform, the challenges she faces around stopping the spread of disinformation, and what she would like regulation of the tech industry—including YouTube—to look like.

On Point

  • November 29: Since the start of the pandemic one in five health care workers has quit and another 30 percent are considering it. Healthcare professionals have long been at higher risk of burnout, but the pandemic has pushed it to crisis level. On Point asks what that means for the future of healthcare in the US.
  • November 30: $800 billion in COVID relief funds still hasn’t made it to the American people. We explore where that money is and why it hasn’t been spent.
  • December 2: Linguist John McWhorter joins Meghna to talk about how he why he thinks some tenets of contemporary progressivism are bad for Black Americans. Mc Whorter is the author of Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America.


Performance Today

  • November 29: Performance Today will mark Hannukah with music for the season, including remembrances from violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley about his favorite Hanukkah traditions growing up.
  • December 3: Performance Today continues their Hannukah celebration – listeners will hear a special performance of “Haneros Haluli,” a new recording from the chamber orchestra The Knights.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

December 3 – 1997

  • The year Blur taught us that all you need for a stadium anthem was some raucous guitar and a few woo-hoos! Radiohead made their most adventurous album yet and their fans loved it, Foo Fighters released their 2nd album, and groups like Squirrel Nut Zippers brought back the swingin’ sounds of yesteryear. Punk rockers Green Day went mellow for their biggest hit yet, one of the most exciting things in music was the film and album Buena Vista Social Club, where many of us discovered the sounds of Cuba, Erykah Badu issued one of the big debuts of the year and Sarah McLachlan was building a mystery.
  • Outside the world of music, Princess Diana dies in a car crash in Paris and Elton John rewrites his 1973 single in her memory, The Simpsons surpasses The Flintstones as the longest-running prime-time animated series and Bill Clinton begins his 2nd term as President.

The Splendid Table

Reminder: Turkey Confidential – November 25:

  • Join us for the annual Thanksgiving Day broadcast! Guests include David Chang and Priya Krishna authors of Cook at Home: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave), Pati Jinich of PBS’ award-winning series Pati’s Mexican Table, Kenji Lopez Alt of Serious Eats and author of The Wok Recipes and Techniques and baker Cheryl Day author of Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking.”
  • Files will be available by Wednesday, November 24 via Dropbox – subscribe to the page to receive alerts and updates, and let your APM Station Relations Representative know if you’d like to carry the program before it is fed live at noon ET on November 25.

Encore episode – November 26: Being together when we’re apart

  • We talk to Priya Parker, author of The Art of the Gathering, about the things we should be focusing on when planning get-togethers, whether that’s virtual or not.
  • Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen fame brings us ideas for food gifts to swap and share in our social-distanced world.
  • Sam Sanders host of It’s Been a Minute, gives us the real talk about the work we all need to do to have meaningful conversations during these final months of 2021.

NEW episode – December 3:

  • This week, we have gift ideas for the food lover in your midst with The New Yorker’s Helen Rosner
  • We take on all kinds of etiquette issues with Nick Leighton and Leah Bonnema, the charming duo behind the podcast, Were You Raised By Wolves?

Timely Selections

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A Soulful Christmas

Broadcast Window: December 1 – 31, 2021

Length: One hour

A Soulful Christmas is an uplifting, relevant display of Black music in the classical, gospel, spiritual, and jazz-inspired style. This special celebrates the non-idiomatic Black classical music, while exploring non-idiomatic choral traditions.

Guests include:

  • D’Walla Simmons-Burke, director of Choral Activities at Winston-Salem State University
  • Jason Max Ferdinand, conductor, ‘The Aeolians’
  • Dr. David Morrow, director of Choral Activities at Morehouse College
  • Dr. Tony McNeil, director of Choral Activities at Clinton College
  • Dr. Brittany Boykin, assistant professor of music at Georgia Tech

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.