Your week at a glance: January 3-9

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

  • Note: Due to challenges from the rise in Covid cases in the UK, the BBC is implementing temporary schedule changes. This includes changes to the 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET editions of The Newsroom, in addition to other schedule changes. This schedule change began Monday, December 20 and is due to run until Sunday, January 9, and will be reviewed again in early January. The BBC is aiming to have these editions of The Newsroom back on-air as soon as possible. An updated schedule is available online.


Week of January 3

Marketplace (PM)

  • We check in with our small business retailers in Georgia, Maine, and North Carolina.
  • With soaring demand for natural gas around the world, and soaring prices to match, the gas industry in the US is building up its ability to liquefy natural gas (LNG) and load it onto container ships. Marketplace’s Andy Uhler went to southern Louisiana — LNG central — to look at how the global boom is playing out on the ground around the LNG terminals.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams hosts through January.
  • January 3: Kimberly Adams and Futurist Amy Webb talk about tech trends we should pay attention to in 2022.
  • January 4: Kimberly Adams will speak with Jessica Lee, privacy expert and partner at the Law Firm Loeb & Loeb, on the privacy issues facing the Metaverse as companies continue to enter this new space and stake their “claims.”

The Daily

Please note – these plans for the anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 may change in the final stages of production. Stations should consult ContentDepot rundowns and promos for the most up-to-date info next week.

  • January 5: The political story on Jan. 6, 2021, which will focus mainly on the GOP. The Daily looks at how the reaction to the events of that day went from outrage among some moderate Republicans, to a muted disapproval, to now – a narrative in some corners of the party that the people who took part in it were patriots defending democracy. Likely guest: Catie Edmondson.
  • January 6: Georgia was pivotal in the 2020 election, and it has also been the state with some of the most sweeping changes to its election rules and vote counting apparatus in the nation. The Daily will report on what those changes would mean in another close election. Likely guest: Richard Faussett.
  • January 7: The majority of people who made up the mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 have been charged with non-violent offenses – essentially trespassing. Most had no criminal background and only a small minority were members of a militia or right-wing group. In general, they saw themselves as good neighbors and rule abiding citizens. But without them, the attack on the Capitol never takes place. So, who are these rioters? What drew them to Washington? We hear from one of them, in his own words through the transcripts of an FBI interrogation, and analyze the forces at work that day – and how a kind of mass radicalization is shaping America. Likely guest: Alan Feuer.

On Point

  • January 3: In late December, Matthew Greene from Syracuse, New York, pleaded guilty to storming the US Capitol along with fellow members of the Proud Boys on January 6th. As part of a plea deal, he is cooperating with the authorities. In mid-December, Florida resident Robert Palmer was sentenced to more than five years in prison for throwing a fire extinguisher at a law enforcement officer at the Capitol Hill riot. They are just two of more than 700 people who have been charged in what is the largest investigation in the history of the Department of Justice. On Point takes a close look into that investigation, asking who has been charged, and with what, to understand what it’s revealing about the attack on the Capitol on Jan 6, 2021.
  • January 4: Financial Times global business columnist, Rana Foroohar, and Washington Post personal finance columnist, Michelle Singletary (aka On Point’s Money Ladies) join Meghna to hear what we should expect for our personal finances for the coming year.
  • January 5: West Virginia senator, Joe Manchin, says he won’t vote for President Biden’s Build Back Better plan over concerns of how much it would cost. But the union that represents coal miners in the state has urged him to reconsider. In a statement it says the bill would extend benefits to coal miners suffering from black lung disease and offer tax incentives for manufacturers to build factories and employ miners who have lost their jobs. We’ll take a close look at what Build Back Better would have meant for the people of West Virginia and whether that might offer some clue to how a revised bill might look that would get Sen. Manchin’s support.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

January 7 – 2002

  • It was the year Eminem told his story in the film soundtrack to 8 Mile and there was no sophomore slump for the band Coldplay, who issued their 2nd effort A Rush of Blood to the Head. It was a year of ups and downs for the band Wilco, who ultimately released what many call the best album of their career called Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Oklahoma City vets The Flaming Lips released perhaps their best yet, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots and we were first introduced to Norah Jones, who released one of the best-selling albums of the year. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings dropped their debut & kickstarted the retro-soul movement, LCD Soundsystem released the aging hipster anthem, “Losing My Edge,” Johnny Cash was still on this earth and we lost Joey Ramone in 2001, although his parting gift to us was released in 2002.
  • Outside the world of music, 10 died in the Washington, DC sniper killings. In the sports world, the Los Angeles Lakers swept the New Jersey Nets to win their third straight NBA title, and Shaquille O’Neal wins his third straight MVP. American Idol debuts in the US, and Kelly Clarkson was the season 1 winner.

The Splendid Table

NEW episode – January 7

  • 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.

Timely Selections

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2021 Remembered from the Current

Broadcast Window: December 13, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Length: One hour

Join The Current in honoring the life, music, and legacy of artists we lost this year with 2021 Remembered from The Current. This hour-long musical tribute is a celebration of all sounds – from indie to influential – and the perfect way for music lovers to unite in paying homage to the artists who have shaped music history.

From musicians and producers to industry icons, the playlist will feature legends like Charlie Watts, Don Everly, Nanci Griffith, Bunny Wailer, Biz Markie, and many more. Host Mac Wilson will highlight milestones in each artist’s life and career, explore their lasting impact on the music world, and spin their most beloved songs. The program will have a music-to-talk ratio 60/40.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.