Your week at a glance: April 4-10

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BBC World Service

Ukraine coverage: The BBC World Service schedule is being modified on a week-to-week 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.

Set change for April 4-8:

  • 4-4:30 a.m. ET – Extra edition of The Newsroom.


Marketplace (PM)

Week of April 4

  • The US used its control over the global financial system to punish Russia for its invasion. It froze US dollar reserves of Russia’s central bank, leaning on the US dollar’s status as a global reserve currency, particularly for the sale of oil. It also cut off Visa and MasterCard payments, and imposed far-reaching sanctions that threaten anyone working with Russian financial institutions with exclusion from the US financial system. In response we saw Russia preemptively develop its own payment system that now hopes to expand to Iran and Venezuela, and China has done the same. As Marketplace’s Sabri Ben-Achour reports, will we see the development of a world in which the United States, strategic competitors, and foes build parallel financial systems, rendering US influence less powerful for decades to come?

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.

On Point

  • April 4: We explore what would it take for a Russia-Ukraine peace agreement. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky wants concrete security guarantees. Would Russia accept? Would the US and Europe support a deal in which Ukraine commits to neutrality?
  • April 5: A solutions-driven discussion about teacher shortages in the US. Teacher shortages have been a challenge long before COVID. How are these shortages impacting students, and how do we build a more sustainable environment for teachers?
  • April 7: The number of Americans quitting their jobs continued at a record pace in February according to newly released federal data. AFL-CIO president Liz Shuler says call it the ‘great resignation’ if you want, but she prefers to think of it as the ‘great reimagination’ and an opportunity to reverse the decades long decline in union membership in the US. Host Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Shuler about her vision for the AFL-CIO and the wider union movement in the US.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

April 8 – 2004

  • A banner year for Canadian artists. k.d. lang issued her Hymns from the 49th Parallel, where she recorded songs by her favorite artists from north of the border, Arcade Fire released their excellent debut & Tegan and Sara recorded their biggest tune to date. After a false start Green Day released an album that was later developed into a successful musical. Old Crow Medicine Show added verses to an old Bob Dylan chorus he wrote in 1973 and created a classic.
  • Beyond the world of music: We learned that U2’s Bono couldn’t count very well in Spanish. NASA rover touches down on Mars and signals Earth. George W. Bush is reelected president. We first heard the term “wardrobe malfunction”. Tom Brady was on his way to his 3rd Superbowl Win. The Bad Boys of Detroit beat the Lakers to win the NBA title. Friends and Frazier signed off after long successful runs on TV. It’s all 2004, our year on this Time Machine from The Current.

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – April 8: Seafood

  • This week, we’re all about buying seafood when you’re doing the cooking at home. We talk to Jennifer Bushman, an aquaculture advocate and creator of Sea Pantry, a sustainable seafood initiative, and resource for the home cook.
  • And, since we know you have questions, we’ve invited the Senior Editor of The New York Times Cooking, Genevieve Ko, to help Francis take your fishy-related calls.

Timely Selections

Digital / Marketing tool from the BBC World Service

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Melodies of Freedom

Broadcast Window: April 5, 2022 – April 30, 2022

Length: One hour

Melodies of Freedom is a musical celebration of Passover that will explore the power of music to bring people together.

Featured music includes A Seder for Peace by Stewart Grant written for a seder that brought together Israelis and Palestinians, Christians, Muslims, and Jews for the cause of peace in the Middle East. We’ll also hear Passover Psalm by Erich Wolfgang Korngold who overcame personal tragedy during the Holocaust.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.