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BBC World Service
- Note: Due to challenges from the rise in Covid cases in the UK, the BBC is extending the temporarily revised winter schedule until January 16, and the timeline will be re-evaluated next week. The revised schedule includes substitutions for the 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET editions of The Newsroom, in addition to other schedule changes. 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 10
- Kai checks back in with Lydia Clarke, owner of DTLA Cheese in Grand Central Market – a microbusiness we followed from the start of the pandemic.
- Kimberly Adams hosts through January.
- January 10: Kimberly Adams will speak with CNET editor at large Brian Cooley about this year’s Consumer Electronics Show on whether another remote/hybridized CES worked, what didn’t and what themes emerged in terms of new, innovative tech.
- January 11: An interview between Kimberly and Monique Mrazek, from the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, to discuss femtech’s (tech centered around women’s health) presence at CES and the larger state of femtech innovation right now.
- January 10: Nearly a thousand homes were lost in wildfires that swept between Denver and Boulder, Colorado at the end of last month. We find out how urban and suburban districts in the West are facing development plans, regulations and having to retrofit homes as fire dangers grow – and, who’s already doing this work
- January 11: The US is averaging more than 300,000 new COVID cases each day. That is the highest since the pandemic began. Chicago, Miami, Newark, Memphis, New Orleans, Atlanta, and San Juan are all seeing major surges. But hospitalization rates are not keeping up. Are case numbers the wrong way to look at the pandemic. What’s the best measure to make sense of the pandemic now?
- January 12: We explore what the conviction of Theranos founder, Elizabeth Holmes, on four counts of wire fraud and conspiracy for misleading investors, tells us about Silicon Valley start-up culture and what the larger consequences are of its pervasive “fake it ‘til you make it” attitude.
- Week of January 10: Performance Today will talk to clarinetist Anthony McGill & pianist Gloria Chen about Peace, a new work by Jessie Montgomery written during the first lockdown of the pandemic in May 2020.
Arts and Culture
Time Machine from The Current
January 14 – 1977
- The Punk Rock and New Wave Explosion was underway with debuts from The Clash and Elvis Costello. Saturday Night Fever was soon to be an international phenomenon, Fleetwood Mac released Rumors which went on to become one of the best-selling albums and Linda Ronstadt later displaced the Mighty Mac from the top spot with her Simple Dreams effort. Bob Marley released perhaps his finest work, the world mourned the loss of Elvis Presley, who died at Graceland and a plane carrying the band Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed killing the band’s singer Ronnie Van Zandt, guitarist Steve Gaines and his sister singer Cassie Gaines. Donna Summer recorded the influential “I Feel Love,” while The Commodores had another big “crossover” hit.
- Outside the world of music, The Big Apple went dark during the New York City Blackout and the first Star Wars film was released.
The Splendid Table
Encore episode – January 14
- Soup is on this week with award-winning chef Jenn Louis and her new book, The Chicken Soup Manifesto. Jenn answers listener questions and brings us her uniquely global take on chicken soup. She’s collected recipes from all over the world, from Algeria to Colombia to Panama.
- Then, the Splendid Table staff holds a taste-off of store-bought chicken stock. Listeners can tune in to find out who the winner is.
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.
Dating While Gray: Older Bodies and Brains in Love
Broadcast Window: January 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022
Length: One hour
Young adults don’t have exclusive rights to romance and sexual desire. But the brains and bodies of older people remain under-represented in narratives about love, so it’s easy to forget that intimacy doesn’t end after 50. While older people contend with all kinds of physical and mental changes, gray daters also are driven by spontaneous emotions and primal urges — sometimes manifesting in behavior that proves no, we aren’t always old enough to know better.
In this special hour of audio, you’ll hear from single people 50 and older dealing with these issues as well as experts including noted anthropologist Helen Fisher; sex journalist Michael Castleman, author of “Sizzling Sex for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Maximize Erotic Pleasure at Any Age”; Dr. Arthur Burnett, whose original research helped lead to the development of Viagra; and sexuality counselor Kathryn Ellis, who developed the Occupational Therapy Sexuality and Intimacy Clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.