Your week at a glance: March 20 – 24, 2023

Below you will find the latest upcoming program updates for the week ahead. 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 March 20

  • Kai and the rest of the Marketplace team will continue their in-depth and far-reaching coverage of the banking industry as it unfolds in real time.
  • Marketplace was already hearing about banks having liquidity issues before the recent failures. Marketplace’s Justin Ho looks into whether smaller banks are seeing customers flee to bigger rivals — and how things look from the perspective of small banks right now.

Marketplace Tech

  • March 20: Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino speaks with Garret Johnson, Marketing Professor at Boston University to discuss the potential effects/disruption of integrating AI chatbots into search engines.
  • March 22: With talks about banning the social media platform Tik Tok and ByteDance’s CEO scheduled to appear in front of a court to testify this week, we’ll look at how everyday TikTok users and users who have built brands and entire livelihoods off the app feel about the concerns lawmakers have. And how will users react if the app were banned.
  • March 23: Marketplace’s Lily Jamali speaks with Marketplace senior correspondent and host of APM’s Call to Mind Kimberly Adams, about the state of loneliness in this country and the role tech plays in that.

On Point

  • March 20: Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse is the second largest bank failure in U.S. history, and a 2018 rollback on bank regulations helped cause it. On Point examines what happens when so-called midsized banks also get too big to fail.
  • March 21: Nearly three in five teenage girls felt persistent sadness in 2021, double the rate of boys, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it’s not just because of the pandemic. On Point takes a closer look at the toll of social media on teenagers’ mental health.

BBC World Service

  • Reminder: The spring interim schedule is now in effect until Saturday March 25. The summer schedule begins Sunday March 26
  • Happy News, a six-part series that began on March 5, tracks down the people at the center of the happiest stories in the world and hears from listeners with their own happy tales. Episodes air on the WS Sundays 5:30 – 6pm ET through March 20 and then at 4:30 – 5pm ET March 26 through April 10. Current episode is now available on the BBC Media Partner Center.

Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

March 24 – repeat episode

  • We love them, we hate them, but we need them! This week we’re looking at the hidden life of an everyday object, the refrigerator. Historian Jonathan Rees, author of Refrigerator Nation joins us with a historical take. Then, we dig into design questions like, what is up with that egg container? And chef Shola Olunloyo of StudioKitchen in Philadelphia brings us some inspiration to turn your fridge into a hot bed of culinary triumph!

Performance Today

March 20: Full performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by the English Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Woods

March 21: Leland Ko, one of this season’s PT Young Artists in Residence will be featured, playing music by Florence Price, Fazil Say and Antonin Dvorak

March 22: JoAnn Falletta leads the The Buffalo Philharmonic in a performance of a composition by Wang Jie

March 23: The Imani Winds perform music by Nathalie Joachim at a Chamber Music Northwest concert from Portland, Oregon

March 24: Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival performance of Louise Farrenc’s Sextet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

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How lobsters are helping us see into space


  • Description: X-ray space telescopes can be used to study big events, like the formation of black holes. But until recently, their field of vision has been relatively narrow – making it difficult to capture this unexpected activity. By mimicking the way lobsters’ eyes work, scientists around the world have designed new telescopes that can survey much larger areas.
  • Suggested social copy: Learn how lobster eyes are helping scientists design new telescopes.
  • Duration: 1 minute 32 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Witness: Women’s History Month

Broadcast Window: March 1 – 31, 2023

Length: One hour

New for 2023, a special hour-long edition of Witness History from the BBC World Service. Remarkable stories of women’s history, told by the women who were there. Selected from the BBC’s Witness History program, we hear moving, inspiring and even outrageous stories about a few of the most important women in living memory. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.