Your week at a glance: April 11-17

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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-May 6:

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


Marketplace (PM)

Week of April 11

  • Kai talks with Stefan Al about his new book Supertall: How the World’s Tallest Buildings Are Reshaping Our Cities and Our Lives.
  • Kai talks with Amy Gajda about her new book Seek and Hide about the tangled history of the right to privacy.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • The Department of Agriculture wants to modernize one of the country’s largest federal nutrition programs: the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC. That program aims to help low-income mothers and their children by providing credit to buy healthy food. Modernizing it means it could make it easier for families to order groceries and even complete the transaction online, but there are existing federal regulations that stand in the way.

On Point

  • April 11: Thanks to open-source intelligence gatherers we know more about how the war in Ukraine is happening in real time than any previous conflict. Anyone with an internet connection can hear the confusion of Russian battlefield commanders, or soldiers phoning home describing their looting. We can also easily access images of apparent atrocities. On Point explores what open-source intelligence is revealing about the war in Ukraine and what that means for our understanding of the conflict.
  • April 12: Meghna speaks with Nina Jankowicz, the author of How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict. Its publication brought her a tirade of harassment and online abuse, mostly from men. That experience is the inspiration for her latest book, How to Be a Woman Online: Surviving Abuse and Harassment, and How to Fight Back.
  • April 15: Meghna’s guest for the hour is William Taylor, US Ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009 and the vice president of Russia and Europe at the US Institute of Peace.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

April 15 – 1957

  • The way back machine makes a stop in 1957 this time. There were exciting new artists emerging. Ray Charles released his very first album. After appearing on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, Patsy Cline released her first single which became an instant classic. Jerry Lee Lewis and The Everly Brothers both had huge hits though their songs were banned on many radio stations because the content was deemed too suggestive. Elvis was busy, he starred in his third film, Jailhouse Rock and his theme song was number one in ten countries. Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly were all over the radio.
  • Beyond the world of music: Dwight D. Eisenhower began his second term as President. Leave It To Beaver debuted. The Detroit Lions, yeah the Lions won the NFL Championship and gas was thirty-one cents a gallon. It’s all 1957, our year on this episode of Time Machine from The Current.

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – April 15: Eastern Mediterranean

  • We are headlong into the food of the Eastern Mediterranean with the author of Ripe Figs, Recipes, and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus, Yasmin Khan.
  • Then we head to the Arab world with Palestinian writer Reem Kassis and her new book, Arabesque: Contemporary Recipes from the Arab World.

Timely Selections

Digital / Marketing tool from the BBC World Service

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Spotlight on the Confusion of Covering Mental Health Care

Broadcast Window: April 4, 2022 – May 31, 2022

Length: One hour

Spotlight on the Confusion of Covering Mental Health Care is an hour-long program that will help make sense of why the health insurance industry is unable to show how they try to provide mental health parity and equity for common mental illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use and eating disorders. Listeners will discover how people can identify when they have had their health care unfairly delayed or denied, and learn about the mounting costs on individuals, families, and the nation when plans do not provide equitable care. Additional program details on Content Depot.

*The release of this program was postponed by the Department of Labor (DOL) report missing Congress’ Dec. 27, 2021 deadline. Program content was all produced after the 2022 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) Report was made public Jan. 25, 2022.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.