Your week at a glance: May 2 – 8, 2022

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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Marketplace (PM)

Week of May 2

  • Tuesday, May 3: Kai talks to Katherine Tai, the US Trade Representative.
  • The last time the US suffered a long bout of inflation back in the 70s, it led to what’s known as a wage-price spiral: prices went up, so wages went up, too, which caused prices to go up even more. Rinse and repeat. Marketplace’s Mitchell Hartman looks into whether that’s likely to happen during this round of inflation.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • May 2: Marketing Tech looks at the regulatory landscape for big social media companies (or lack thereof) and how it differs from the U.S. and other nations. As Elon Musk looks to changes on Twitter, how will new regulations in Europe affect his plans?
  • May 3: Kimberly speaks with former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Amie on his new biography Disrupting the Game and his insights into the game industry.
  • May 4: Kimberly interviews Emerson Brooking, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, about Russian use of RuTube and YouTube during the ongoing war with Ukraine.
  • May 5: We’ll hear how big tech is trying to be more inclusive and supportive of neurodiverse talent in the workforce. Are these efforts working? We’ll feature a neurodiverse employee within the industry (guest TBD).

On Point

  • May 3: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has called state lawmakers into a special session next month to address the state’s property insurance crisis. Multiple insurance companies have withdrawn from the state or gone out of business and homeowners across the state have had their policies canceled. Behind this is a tale of what happens when litigation replaces legislation.
  • May 5: The US is approaching a grim milestone – one million dead from COVID-19. Many more Americans are figuring out what life looks like without someone they love. On Point explores how we as individuals, and collectively, mark this milestone.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

May 6 – 1983

  • The Time Machine stops in 1983 this time. In the pop world it was a big year for women with big debuts from both Madonna and Cindy Lauper. David Bowie became a superstar with the release of his Nile Rogers produced album Let’s Dance. His guitarist on the album was Stevie Ray Vaughan, who released his debut Texas Flood the same year. In the college rock world there were debuts from REM and Big Country. UB40 helped popularize reggae with their covers album Labour of Love. There was no sophomore slump for Lionel Richie and Culture Club, who both released huge 2nd albums.
  • Beyond the world of music: Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel in space when the space shuttle Challenger was launched. The precursor to American Idol and The Voice, the show Star Search debuted, which was hosted by Ed McMahan. The Star Wars flick Return of the Jedi ruled the box office & you may have killed time with your Rubik’s cube. Its 1983 our year on this episode of Time Machine from The Current.

The Splendid Table

New episode – May 6: Evan Kleinman

  • Evan Kleiman has never been a big self-promoter, but she has had one of the most influential careers in American food. First as a groundbreaking chef in Los Angeles with her Italian restaurant Angeli Caffe, and then by conducting thousands of interviews as the host of Good Food from KCRW. It’s one of our favorite food shows and so, this week, we’re spending the hour talking to her about her life and all the places food has taken her and her listeners.

Timely Selections

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Cinco de Mayo: ¡Viva México!

Broadcast Window: April 28, 2022 – May 31, 2022

Length: One hour

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, an event where the Mexican army defeated the French forces of Napoleon the Third. Although Cinco de Mayo isn’t particularly celebrated in Mexico, it remains a day that acknowledges Mexican heritage in the United States.

In this special, Ines Guanchez will share the history of Cinco do Mayo through the music of Mexican and Chicano composers from the past and present that celebrates Mexican national pride and heritage.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.