Your week at a glance: September 6 – October 2, 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 September 26

  • Kai takes another trip to the Marine Exchange of Southern California to see how port traffic management at the largest complex in the United States has changed over the past year.

Marketplace Tech

  • Sep 26: A conversation about the uptick in social media users representing themselves with “authenticity”— in photos without makeup, say, or doing everyday unglamorous tasks. TikTok introduced a new feature allowing users to post a momentary authentic snapshot of their daily life, and it’s a blatant copy of a platform called BeReal. We’ll talk with Erica Bailey, Columbia Business School in the Management Department about the authenticity trend as well and look at how it’s spreading between platforms.
  • Sep 27: We’ll hear about the NASA project Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), a planetary defense mission designed to defend Earth against potential asteroid or comet hazards. Meghan McCarty Carino hosts.
  • Sep 28: Cory Doctorow and Rebecca Giblin release the book Chokepoint Capitalism about tricks Big Tech and Big Content use to capture creative labor markets, and how we can take them back and get artists paid. We’ll hear from Doctorow about how he worked with independent firms to make the audio book and release it.
  • Sep 29: We’ll feature a non-narrated piece about Chancey Fleet, a tech educator who is working on image poverty — the inaccessibility of drawings, images and so on for the visually impaired. Fleet is visually impaired and leads classes and works with 3D printers and code to teach at the New York Public Library Lab.
  • Sep 30: Kimberly speaks with mathematician and writer Manil Suri about his new book The Big Bang of Numbers.

On Point

  • Sep 26: The unexpected arrival of 50 Venezuelan refugees on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, off the coast of Cape Cod brought national attention to how the US treats migrants. On Point looks at what happens when Venezuelan migrants first arrive in Texas. Every day the US Border Patrol drops off hundreds of Venezuelans in downtown El Paso, Texas, when they become the city’s responsibility.
  • Sep 28: It’s been ten months since New York opened its first two supervised injection facilities. They have proved effective at preventing drug overdose deaths and reducing the spread of HIV. On Point explores why, despite that, they remain too controversial for other US cities.

Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – September 30

  • We’re going deep into pizza this week with the charming Nathan Myhrvold, founder of Modernist Cuisine and co-author of the ground-breaking Modernist Pizza. We’re answering listener questions, talking about real-life pizza-making strategies, and look at pizza traditions all over the globe. And then we turn to journalist Liana Aghajanian to talk about the emotional and cultural connection to a very particular pizza.
  • Please note, Francis and friends will be taking your culinary questions this fall! Record your question or comment on your phone using your voice memo app and send it to us at or leave us a voice message at 800-537-5252.

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

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A Charmed Life: The story of the Khmissa


  • Description: The Khmissa, also known as the Khamsa and the Hand of Fatima, is the symbol of the five-fingered hand well known across the Middle East and North Africa as a symbol of protection. The symbol is believed to be connected to a great many gods and faiths, but is most commonly ascribed to a female deity. Aicha is an 84-year-old woman living on the edge of the Sahara desert, who believes her life was tragically affected by failing to heed warnings about using the Khmissa, but what does 16 year-old Majda believe? Series created and produced by Daisy Walsh Series directed and shot by Tom Martienssen, edited by Luke André Jackson of Dustoff Films Photo: The five-fingered symbol of the Khmissa Credit: BBC
  • Suggested social copy: The story behind the Khmissa: a symbol of protection, believed to be connect to many gods and faiths.
  • Duration: 5 minutes 46 seconds

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APM Presents special of the week

Searching for Providers of Color

Broadcast Window: Oct 10 – Dec 10, 2022

Length: One hour

Searching for Providers of Color explores how race, culture and language affect how people perceive and experience mental health conditions – and shares the experiences of BIPOC people looking for effective care. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.