Your week at a glance: March 28-April 3

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BBC World Service

Ukraine coverage: The BBC World Service schedule is being modified on a day-to-day basis to accommodate coverage of the developments in Ukraine. Be sure to set your ContentDepot preferences to consistently receive Alert – Breaking News Advisory or Alert – Program Update messaging for the latest changes.


Marketplace (PM)

Week of March 28

  • Kai checks in with Nan Kohler, an independent grain producer in Pasadena, California.
  • Lyft recently announced this week that it’s allowing riders to round up their fare to the nearest dollar, and the change will be donated to emergency relief efforts in Ukraine. Researchers have discovered that more people will agree to rounding up a purchase than giving money straight up. Marketplace’s Stephanie Hughes explains what’s the psychology at work here, what sort of money does it lead to, and who benefits?

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • March 28: We told you last week about a small town in Texas that’s quickly becoming ground zero for cryptocurrency mining in the country because of the electrical infrastructure leftover from the 1950s. What else do they have a lot of in Texas? Oil and gas. Some entrepreneurs are trying to marry the two industries and solve a set of problems for both parties.

On Point

  • March 28: With the Ukraine war now in its second month, On Point speaks with Lawrence Wilkerson and Alexander Vindman. Wilkerson is a retired US Army Colonel and former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Ukrainian-born Vindman was Director of European Affairs for the National Security Council in the Trump administration. He testified about Trump’s notorious phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky.
  • March 30: As mask mandates are dropped here in the US and workers finally return to their offices, South Korea is experiencing its deadliest COVID surge since the pandemic began more than two years ago. Despite that, it too is easing its COVID restrictions. On Point explores what that tells us about shifting attitudes about how we live with the coronavirus.
  • March 31: On Point looks into how the Kremlin and some right-wing commentators and news sites here in the US are echoing each other’s talking points over the war in Ukraine.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

April 1 – 1985

  • The Time Machine makes a stop in 1985 this time. It was the year that the USA for Africa took a cue from Band Aid & helped feed the world. Tears for Fears Songs from the Big Chair album hit #1 on both sides of the pond. Prince made his most psychedelic album of his career. Aretha Franklin had her 20th #1 R&B hit. The supergroup The Power Station dropped their debut, as did ‘Til Tuesday.
  • Beyond the world of music: Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb’s All-Time Hit Record of 4,191 hits. Michael J Fox went back to the future. It was the year that New Coke came and went. Larry King Live was launched on CNN.  On the technology front the first .com was registered, and Windows 1.0 was released. Its 1985 our year on Time Machine from The Current.

The Splendid Table

New Episode – April 1: Best Books of Spring 2022

  • Chef Asma Kahn joins us to talk about her mother, monsoons, and her new book Amma: Indian Home Cooking to Nourish Your Soul.
  • We head deep into the foods of Mexico with Rick Martinez, author of Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico: A Cookbook.
  • Chef Reem Assil brings us Arabiyya, Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora, and we dig deep into salads with Jess Damuck, author of Salad Freak.

Timely Selections

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Witness History: The Environment

Broadcast Window: April 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022

Length: One hour

A special hour-long edition of Witness History from the BBC World Service. Remarkable stories of the history of the environmental movement, told by the people who were there. Selected from the BBC’s Witness History program, we hear about the major moments that changed our understanding of the planet we live on. We’ll hear about the discovery of whale song – a book that kickstarted the movement against pesticides – and the story of a child climate activist who spoke with passion and anger, back in 1992.

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