Category Archives: APM Reports

APM Reports’ “In the Dark” on BBC World Service

Curtis Flowers was convicted and sentenced to death for the July 1996 murders of four people at a furniture store in Winona, Mississippi. For more than 20 years, Flowers maintained his innocence. He won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor tried the case again – six times in all – until the case was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The court reversed Flowers’ conviction June 21, ruling that the prosecutor used racial discrimination in the jury selection for Flowers’ most recent trial. Key findings from the APM Reports’ investigation were included in the case presented to the Supreme Court – and beginning July 27, the BBC will share this incredible investigation with listeners worldwide.

Over the course of each 17:30-minute episode of this 10-part adaptation from APM Reports’ award-winning podcast, In the Dark, Madeleine Baran investigates what the evidence reveals and asks why the U.S. justice system ignored the prosecutor’s record and kept Flowers on death row for so long.  

Details and downloads for all 10 programs coming soon to the BBC Partners Site.

  • Broadcast Times: Saturdays, 9:30 p.m. ET, with repeats Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET.
  • Broadcast Window: Weekly, from Saturday, July 27 through Sunday, September 29. Each program is available for 30 days after the last episode airs, through Sunday, October 27, 2019.
  • Length: 17:30 each, including News Bulletins, billboards and promos. Please check each program for details.
  • Clock: In the Dark programs will follow the BBC World Service clock.

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Coming Soon: In the Dark Season Two

APM Reports’ award-winning, investigative storytelling podcast, In the Dark, returns to radio October 29. Season two presents the story of Curtis Flowers, a black man tried six times for the same crime – a quadruple murder in a small town in Mississippi – and a white prosecutor determined to have him executed.

The reporting team moved to Mississippi for a year to track down witnesses and documents. In the Dark presents their findings: a story of unchecked power and race that raises profound questions about whether the criminal justice system is fair and just.

This new, exclusive one-hour radio special is available starting October 29. Learn more.

New Education Docs from APM Reports

APM Reports has produced four education documentaries that explore how we learn, and the new opportunities our education might offer. All are included in your APM affiliation fee. Air them as a series, or individually to meet the needs of your audience.

These new specials highlight the latest research and share first-person stories of higher education, the resurgence in apprenticeships, and how neuroscience can improve reading instruction:

  • Changing Class: Are Colleges Helping Americans Move Up?
  • Still Rising: First Generation College Students a Decade Later
  • Old Idea, New Economy: Rediscovering Apprenticeships
  • Why Aren’t American Kids Being Taught to Read?

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New Education Documentaries from APM Reports

We know it’s easier to relax over the summer with your fall planning complete, so we’re excited to share four new fall education docs from our award-winning APM Reports team. All are included in your APM affiliation fee. Air them as a series, or individually to meet the needs of your audience.

Available starting August 20, these new specials explore higher education, the resurgence in apprenticeships, and how neuroscience can improve reading instruction:

  • Changing Class: Are Colleges Helping Americans Move Up?
  • Still Rising: First Generation College Students a Decade Later
  • Old Idea, New Economy: Rediscovering Apprenticeships
  • Hard Words: Why American Kids Aren’t Being Taught to Read

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‘Order 9066’ Explores WWII Internment

On February 19, 1942, just months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forced from their homes and sent to one of ten ‘relocation’ camps, where they were imprisoned behind barbed wire for the length of the war. Two-thirds of those held until 1945 were American citizens.

Produced by APM Reports, in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Order 9066 chronicles the history of this internment through vivid, first-person accounts of those who lived through it. This moving new three-episode series is available July 11-December 31, 2018.

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APM Reports Presents New Education Docs

Before you ease into summer, mark your fall programming calendar with four new, free, education documentaries from APM Reports.

We’ll share details on promo spots and digital assets soon. In the meantime, add these to your list of back-to school essentials:

“Shadow Class: College Dreamers in Trump’s America”
Broadcast window: August 21, 2017 – September 30, 2018; multiple airings permitted.
Rundown, preview audio, promos available: August 21, 2017

 U.S. public schools must treat undocumented students like citizens. But once these students graduate, everything changes. APM Reports follows immigrant students under the Trump administration.

“Keeping Teachers”
Broadcast winder: August 28, 2017 – September 30, 2018; multiple airings permitted.
Rundown, preview audio, promos available: August 28, 2017

This APM Reports documentary tells two separate but connected stories about the teachers these schools desperately need, but can’t hold on to: black men and those willing to work in rural areas.

“Shackled Legacy: Universities and the Slave Trade”
Broadcast window: September 4, 2017 – September 30, 2018; multiple airings permitted.
Rundown, preview audio, promos available: September 4, 2017

A growing number of colleges and universities in the eastern United States are confronting their historic ties to the slave trade. This documentary will focus on three universities – Harvard, Georgetown and the University of Virginia – as they grapple with a deeply troubling chapter in their vaunted histories.

 “Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia”
Broadcast window: September 11,2017 – September 30, 2018; multiple airings permitted.
Rundown, preview audio, promos available: September 11, 2017

One in five American children has a hard time learning to read. Many of these kids have dyslexia. This APM Reports documentary investigates why, and explores how improving things for dyslexic kids could help all students learn to read better.

These hour-long documentaries are available at no additional charge. APM Reports’ award-winning journalism is included in your affiliation fee. Air them as a series, or individually to meet the needs of your audience.

Earth Day Offerings from BBC, APM Reports

We have two unique, hour-long documentaries for your Earth Day programming needs:

From BBC World Service: “CrowdScience: Earth Day Special”
How many people can Earth support? In just over 200 years, the global population has exploded from 1 billion to almost 7.5 billion – and the best estimates suggest continued growth. But just how far can it go? When will we reach ‘peak human’? Then, could trees be better at reducing air pollution? This question from listener Ciao in Brazil prompted presenter Marnie Chesterton to scale the branches of tree science to discover the answers. Read more.

Length: One hour
Broadcast Window: April 21-27
https://contentdepot.prss.org/portal/media/episodes/4582564

From APM Reports: “Thirsty Planet”:
Scientists say most people on Earth will first experience climate change in terms of water — either too much or too little. “Thirsty Planet” explores some of the most pressing water problems and some innovative solutions by visiting two countries where water issues are critical: India and Israel. Read more.

Length: One hour
Broadcast Window: Through March 23, 2018
https://contentdepot.prss.org/portal/media/episodes/4085560