Category Archives: Station Update

Your week at a glance: July 4-10, 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.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

Week of July 4

  • Marketplace’s Matt Levin looks at how advertisers used or obscured inflation in the 1970’s. Back then it seems like inflation was a staple of ad campaigns: “Everything else is more expensive, but we’re staying cheap!”
  • A bunch of cities in the US – New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis – are testing temporary funding programs for artists. These aren’t grants for making work. They’re stipends. A sort of universal basic income for musicians, painters and performers. Why are these programs popping up now? Marketplace’s Kristin Schwab reports.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • Marketplace Tech continues its series on credit scores and the algorithms behind them.
    • July 4 (encore): A rebroadcast of the Marketplace Tech episode looking at the future of in vitro fertilization in a post-Roe era, with a conversation with a OB-GYN physician and IVF specialist. Dr. Eve Feinberg speaks about how technology has made IVF safer and more affordable, and what barriers the field could face in a world where abortion is no longer legal across the U.S.
    • July 5: Three-digit credit scores are the system we have, but they’re relatively new. In this reported feature, we’ll explore how a confluence of factors – a spike in credit demand after WWII, the increasing computerization of the credit risk profile, the public blowback to computerization of people’s credit records, action from Congress and, the consolidation of credit reporting agencies into the “Big Three” we know today – set a stage for the release of FICO’s eventual three digit credit score released in 1989 and it becoming the standard for credit risk assessment in the 90’s.
    • July 6: People who migrate to the U.S. oftentimes do not have a credit history that follows them from their native country when they get here. Some who come into the U.S. might not even have the proper documentation to start their own credit line. This categorizes them as credit invisible, or under credited – when no credit is reported to the bureaus. Having no credit history affects people – they can’t get credit card offers, and sometimes aren’t able to get a mortgage or health insurance. In this episode, we take a closer look at a fintech company in San Francisco’s Mission District – a neighborhood predominantly populated by undocumented people from Latin America – that helps undocumented credit invisibles create their own credit history.
    • July 7: The credit scoring system is what we have, and likely will have in the foreseeable future. Since so much of our financial lives are shaped by these scores, people have come up with all sorts of ways to get to the number they want or need. In this episode, we hear from people about their stories and strategies for managing their scores.
    • July 8: Credit scores are what we have — but what are the alternatives to using them? Some experts discuss why we haven’t abandoned them entirely, and how alternative data may play a role. We zoom in on one woman’s story of using alternative credit to eventually qualify for a mortgage.

The Daily

July 4 (encore with updated language): The United States is seeing a revival in union membership. In the last eight months, the National Labor Relations Board has recorded a 60 percent increase in workers filing for petitions that allow for union elections to take place. The circumstances that have prompted these unionization efforts have some similarities with the period that brought the largest gain in union membership in U.S. history, during the 1930s. Michael Barbaro speaks with Noam Scheiber about what that era can tell us about today, and whether current efforts are just a blip.

On Point

  • July 4 (encore): On Point revisits our conversation with historian Jon Grinspan. He traveled across the US, talking to the people he met and heard similar observations time and time again; that these times are not normal, and something is broken in our democracy. He told us how you would have heard similar refrains in the late 1800s and how Americans fought for their democracy then.
  • July 5: The Supreme Court has upended 40 years of deference to agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency. They’ve ruled that the EPA can’t aggressively regulate carbon emissions. On Point looks into how the ruling could curb the reach of almost every regulatory agency in the country.
  • July 6: Delta airlines offered anyone traveling the July 4th weekend the opportunity to rebook without any penalty in the that hope travelers will consider changing their plans. No-one is expecting this travel weekend to be any better than previous ones that have seen the cancelation of hundreds of flights. On Point looks into what’s behind these most unfriendly skies.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

July 8 – 1995

  • The Time Machine survey’s 1995 this time. It was a big year for debut albums with releases from Alanis Morissette, Foo Fighters, D’Angelo and Garbage. Brit-pop had a banner year with albums from Oasis, Supergrass and Blur. The alt-country movement was thriving with debuts from both Wilco and Son Volt. No Doubt were selling CD’s like hotcakes. 2Pac dropped his comeback single after being released from prison. He was shot dead in Las Vegas less than a year later.
  • Beyond the world of music: Cal Ripken Jr. breaks Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played record, one that might never be broken. The Houston Rockets featuring Clyde Drexler & Hakeem Olijuwan swept Orlando for the NBA title. It was the Dallas Cowboys over the Pittsburgh Steelers to win Super Bowl #30. The Trial of the Century begins. ER was the top show on TV. Batman Forever starring Val Kilmer was the top film. It’s all 1995, our year on Time Machine from the Current.

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – July 8

  • We’re bringing you the regional foods of the Greek Isles this week with Greek food authority Diane Kochilas, award-winning scholar, and author of the classic, The Glorious Foods of Greece.
  • Then we dive into the fascinating and underappreciated world of Greek wine with Tara Q. Thomas, Editor-in-Chief of Wine & Spirits and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine Basics.
  • Please note, Francis and friends will be taking your culinary questions! Record your question or comment on your phone using your voice memo app and send it to us at contact@splendidtable.org or leave us a voice message at 800-537-5252. Be creative! Record with your friends!

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Use these videos to bolster your social platforms. Set up your account to access the BBC Media Partner Centre and explore the library of videos!

How do we deal with stress?

stress

  • Description: We have all encountered stress in our daily lives. It may come from work, relationship, financial concerns and family. We are apparently more stressed than ever now. Why is that the case? How can we prevent stress from making us sick?
  • Suggested social copy: How can we deal with stress?
  • Duration: 2 minutes 18 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Witness History: Virus Outbreaks and Breakthroughs

Broadcast Window: August 1, 2022 – August 31, 2022

Length: One hour

From the Spanish influenza of 1918, to the SARs epidemic of the early 2000s – accounts from people who have suffered from viral diseases and those who have worked to find a cure. We’ll hear first-person accounts of major moments in the battle against infectious disease, as told by the people who were there.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Time Machine Sunset | June 27, 2022

Dear colleagues –

I am writing today to share the news that we are ending national distribution of the program Time Machine from The Current this fall.

David Safar, managing director of The Current extends his gratitude: “Thanks to our partner stations who brought Time Machine to their audiences over the past year and a half. We are dedicated to providing high quality content that reflects our commitment to celebrating and discovering music. Our team at The Current look forward to listening and learning more about stations’ needs as we develop new programs and opportunities available through APM.”

To make this transition as seamless as possible we recommend reviewing the details below. 

  • Last new episode: August 26, 2022
  • Encore episodes available through Sept 23, 2022
  • Final episode air window: Friday, September 23 – Thursday, September 29
  • APM will provide a sunset promo later this summer.

Alternative programs that we recommend in place of Time Machine include:

  • The Arts Hour from the BBC: Curated, written and presented by Nikki Bedi, The Arts Hour brings you the best in global arts in a weekly one-hour showcase of rich arts, culture and entertainment stories from across the BBC and broadcasters around the world. This program is available to BBC-carrying stations.
  • APM Presents: a collection of specials (primarily one-hour) available to all APM affiliate stations. News and Talk specials tackle some of the biggest questions of our time while our Classical collection engages audiences with musical performances from renowned musicians. We anticipate offering future specials from The Current.
  • Learn about our other programming opportunities through Classical 24YourClassical and BBC World Service.

If you have any questions about this transition or alternative programming, do not hesitate to reach out to your Station Relations Representative.

Best,
Mark Evans
Director, Radio Distribution

Your week at a glance: June 27-July 3, 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.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

Week of June 27

  • Kai talks with Michelle Wilde Anderson about her new book The Fight to Save the Town.
  • We often talk about someone’s credit score like it’s a fixed number, but it’s powered by algorithms. And most people have multiple scores, some of them we know about and some we don’t. There are different models that generate different scores for home loans compared to car loans compared to credit card loans. There are known scores like FICO and VantageScore, but also scoring models internal to various banks and lenders – and we know a lot less about what goes into those.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • June 27: What exactly is a credit score, and how is it created? The algorithm that generates someone’s score is a story itself. There are different models that generate different scores for home loans compared to car loans compared to credit card loans. There are the known scores like FICO and Vantagescore, but also scoring models internal to various banks and lenders, and we know a lot less about what goes into those. In this episode, we look at the algorithms that generate credit scores, and the people who build them.
  • June 28: The release of the FICO credit score in 1989, an algorithmically calculated, three-digit number was a notable change in the way consumers and “financial citizens” of the United States were defined as “creditworthy.” And while this system has its advantages – lower cost, more efficient in its ability to score millions of Americans, regulations that explicitly do not include protected status data like race or gender – there are plenty of mistakes that have arisen out of this automated system. We’ll lay out the mistakes, problems and issues related to the algorithmic automation of credit scoring and risk assessment and how and why this system isn’t working for many people.
  • June 29: We look at the ways the algorithms that determine credit scores perpetuate, and sometime exacerbate, economic inequality. Bias can enter the scoring process at multiple points, and some fixes to correct for that bias are harder than others. We use the example of a convenience store to demonstrate the way various kinds of data feed into the score.
  • June 30: In 1956, two men, William Fair and Earl Issac, former members of the Stanford Research Institute, founded the Fair Issac company, creating and selling a credit scoring system en masse to those companies and institutions that demanded it. This episode will explore how a confluence of factors – the Post World War II spike in demand for credit, the increasing computerization of the credit risk profile, the public blowback to computerization of people’s credit records, action from Congress and, the consolidation of credit reporting agencies into the “Big Three” we know today – set a stage for the release of FICO’s eventual three digit credit score released in 1989 and it becoming the standard for credit risk assessment in the 90’s.

On Point

  • June 27: Record-high gas prices. Interest rate hikes. A tight job market. Inflation at a 40-year high. We’ll talk through the confusing economy now with Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar. “The real pressures of today–the war and pandemic–starts to collide with the financialization of certainly the last 15 years,” Foroohar says, “if not the last 40.”
  • July 1 (rebroadcast): Who’s to blame for America’s polarized politics? The government? The media? Special interests? No. International affairs expert Tom Nichols says look in the mirror because the problem is all of us. Does America have a culture of narcissism? If so, how is that poisoning politics and threatening democracy?

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

July 1 – 2003

  • The Time Machine takes a short trip to 2003 this time. The year Beyonce and Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their debut albums. Both The Strokes and the Black Keys showed no signs of a sophomore slump with their 2nd albums. The White Stripes unleashed their Elephant album. Outkast shook it like a polaroid picture. The Postal Service made their only album, which became an electro pop masterpiece. The Scottish band Belle and Sebastian released their best album yet! Radiohead continued to experiment on their Hail to the Thief album.
  • Beyond the world of music: Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during reentry over Texas, all 7 astronauts on board were killed. It was Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King mania. It was tops at box office and won 11 Oscars. American Idol was tops. It was the #1 TV show. Myspace is launched, Tom Brady wins his 2nd Superbowl with the New England Patriots. It’s all 2003 our year on this episode of Time Machine from the Current.

The Splendid Table

New episode – July 1

  • We’re getting ready for the 4th of July weekend with Andy Baraghani, author of The Cook You Want to Be.
  • Then, we’re getting advice on summer sweets from Samantha Seneviratne, author of The New Sugar and Spice.
  • Please note, Francis and friends will be taking your culinary questions! Record your question or comment on your phone using your voice memo app and send it to us at contact@splendidtable.org or leave us a voice message at 800-537-5252. Be creative! Record with your friends!

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Use these videos to bolster your social platforms. Set up your account to access the BBC Media Partner Centre and explore the library of videos!

The ‘window’ saving families from domestic violence

tackling domestic violence

  • Description: Police in Iceland have an innovative approach to tackle domestic violence. They target a 24-hour window after an attack is reported. Reporter: Maddy Savage Video Journalist: Benoît Derrier Find out more on People Fixing the World
  • Suggested social copy: Police in Iceland have an innovative approach to tackle domestic violence.
  • Duration: 4 minutes 31 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Becoming Muslim

Broadcast Window: July 1, 2022 – Sep 30, 2022

Length: One hour

In Becoming Muslim, we explore the motivations and challenges of converts as they carve out a uniquely American path for being Muslim in the United States. We profile four people who have converted to Islam, and ask: how has their conversion shaped the rest of their lives? Each person offers a different window into this diverse and complex religion. In a religion that’s often partitioned by nationality and culture, how do these new Muslims fit in?

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: June 20-26, 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.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

Week of June 20

  • As the SEC prepares to change the way Wall Street executes trades, we look at the impact of free retail stock trading on the market. How has it grown into such a behemoth that market makers prefer trading with retail orders instead of institutional orders? Marketplace’s Justin Ho reports.
  • Kai speaks with Khari Johnson, senior writer at Wired, about Google’s new skin-tone standard reshaping AI.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • Update for this week – June 17: Kimberly is speaking with the Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan. This will mark the first public radio interview with Kahn since she took office a year ago.
  • June 20: We will have a re-run of our interview with Reggie Fils-Aimé, former head of Nintendo of the Americas about his recently published new book.
  • June 21: Tech will feature a story from France, about how low-tech cars (which are affordable and easy to assemble) are recently all the rage.
  • June 23: We will have a conversation with Marketplace’s Matt Levin about his reporting on people who invested in crypto but lost huge savings in the recent crash.

The Daily

  • June 20: Rebroadcast with updates – Over the past five years, a series of investigations by the New York Times has revealed the degree to which America’s air-wars, which were supposed to be the most precise in history, have instead brought terror and tragedy to civilians on the ground. Michael Barbaro speaks with Dave Philipps about that reporting, with a look at the toll that program has taken on the drone pilots who have carried it out.

On Point

  • Kimberly Atkins Stohr guest hosts On Point June 20-24.
  • June 20: After the leak of a draft opinion in a Supreme Court case, Justice Clarence Thomas has spoken of a lack of trust among the justices. On Point explores how that is affecting the functioning of the court as it seeks to issue multiple and highly consequential rulings before its targeted deadline of July 1.
  • June 23: This day will mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in education and sports. While the percentage of women competing in college teams has risen from 15% to 44%, Title IX itself is falling short in multiple ways. On Point takes a close look at five decades of Title IX.
  • June 24: On Point looks back at the week’s hearings by the House committee investigating the January 6th attack on Capitol Hill.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

June 24 – 1960

  • The Time Machine heads back to 1960 this time. The year Elvis Presley is discharged from the service. He didn’t miss a beat. The Everly Brothers were in the midst of a long string of hits. Etta James issued her At Last album. Fifteen year old Brenda Lee was all over the chart. The Ventures kickstarted the surf rock craze. If you were on the dance floor, you were probably doing the twist to songs by Chubby Checker or Sam Cooke. Willie Nelson wrote Night Life and quickly sold it for a quick $150 bucks (OOPS) Dean Martin was still swinging, Buddy Holly was gone but there were still some great songs being issued.
  • Beyond the world of music: John F. Kennedy became President. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho was one of the most talked about films and westerns like Gun Smoke were all over the tv. It’s all 1960, our year on this episode of Time Machine from the Current.

The Splendid Table

New episode – June 25

  • This week, Carla Lalli Music is in the house and ready to take on your summer cooking questions with Francis. She is the author of Where Cooking Begins and the host of Carla’s Cooking Show.
  • And then we dive into the world of cold Asian refreshers with Khushbu Shah, Food & Wine’s restaurant editor.
  • Please note, Francis and friends will be taking your culinary questions! Record your question or comment on your phone using your voice memo app and send it to us at contact@splendidtable.org or leave us a voice message at 800-537-5252. Be creative! Record with your friends!

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Use these videos to bolster your social platforms. Set up your account to access the BBC Media Partner Centre and explore the library of videos!

One man’s fight to stop a coal power station

Chibeze Ezekiel
  • Description: A climate activist in Ghana has been awarded a prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for leading a grassroots campaign to stop a new coal-fired power station being built. Chibeze Ezekiel worked with local communities to highlight the damage the power station would have caused, and persuaded his government that renewable energy was the way forward. (Photo: Chibeze Ezekiel. Credit: Goldman Environmental Prize).
  • Suggested social copy: A new coal-fired power station will no longer be built in Ghana thanks to local communities and climate activist, Chibeze Ezekiel.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 7 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Juneteenth: Remembrance and Celebration

Broadcast Window: June 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022

Length: One hour

Juneteenth: Remembrance and Celebration, uses music from Black American composers to highlight progress and the pain that has been held in the community at large. Using the commemoration of the emancipation of all those who had been enslaved in United States as a starting point, the special will face our country’s racist past and present a tapestry of sounds, somber to ecstatic. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: June 13-19, 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.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)


Week of June 13

  • The Federal Reserve has its next Federal Open Market Committee meeting on June 14-15. Kai spoke to Fed Chair Powell in an exclusive interview a couple of weeks ago, and before the next meeting Kai explains something you might hear Chair Powell reference on Wednesday – the Beveridge Curve – and why it matters. Hint: has to do with job openings and the unemployment rate.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech. Meghan McCarty Carino fills in on June 14.
  • June 13: Tech features a freelance piece about the exodus of tech workers in Russia, and their reception here in the U.S. given the conflict with Ukraine.
  • June 14: Meghan McCarty Carino will interview researcher Emily Pfaff about her work using machine learning to identify long covid patients.
  • June 17: Kimberly talks with Marketplace’s Matt Levin about his reporting on investors who lost their entire savings in the recent cryptocurrency crash.

On Point

  • June 14: The House committee investigating the January 6th attack on Capitol Hill will hold three public hearings the week of June 13-17. On Point will explore what they’re revealing about what led up to the violent events of that day.
  • June 17: Part Four in On Point’s special series Smarter Health: Artificial Intelligence and the future of American health care. Our final episode in the series gets up close with the people working and developing AI technology, and the patients receiving AI care. How can this technology thrive in our complex and broken health care system?

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

June 17 – 1970s Funk and Soul

  • We have a special show for you. June is Black Music Month and Juneteenth is coming up. So, for this installment the Time Machine makes a stop in the 1970’s. I’ll feature some vintage funk and soul tunes from the decade that brought us Sly and the Family Stone, who had their biggest hit of all, The Staple Singers had a hopeful message. James Brown continued to bring the funk. Marvin Gaye made an album for the ages that still rings loud and true. Stevie Wonder was in his classic era, and was probably the most prolific musician of the 70s. Roberta Flack won her 1st Grammy for a song later recorded by Fugees. Billy Preston released one of the big instrumentals of the decade.
  • Beyond the world of music: On TV, shows like Sanford and Son and Good Times debuted. Hammerin Hank Aaron hit home run #715 to break Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record. It’s all 1970’s funk and soul on this episode of Time Machine from the Current.

The Splendid Table

New episode – June 17: Father’s Day

  • We’re celebrating Father’s Day with Kitty and Al Tait, the British dad-and-daughter duo behind Britain’s Orange Bakery and the authors of Breadsong: How Baking Changed Our Lives.
  • Then we hear the story behind how Kevin Pang, host of the podcast Proof, discovered that his father Jeffrey Pang had become a viral internet cooking star. A reminder to open the links your parents forward you!
  • Please note, Francis and friends will be taking your culinary questions! Record your question or comment on your phone using your voice memo app and send it to us at contact@splendidtable.org or leave us a voice message at 800-537-5252. Be creative! Record with your friends!

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Use these videos to bolster your social platforms. Set up your account to access the BBC Media Partner Centre and explore the library of videos!

Urban gardening: ‘I crave a connection with nature’

Joanna

  • Description: Joanna took up urban gardening as a hobby to counter the high stress conditions of working long hours and living in a busy city like Singapore. “There’s definitely something about the colour green that releases happy chemicals,” she says. Produced by Olive Faure and Keir Creighton Filmed by Aaron Tan Photo: A woman gardening on a balcony Credit: BBC.
  • Suggested social copy: How one urban gardener is “releasing happy chemicals” with the color green.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 45 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

True Colors: Sounds from the Heart

Broadcast Window: June 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022

Length: One hour

Just in time for Pride Month, join us for a special that celebrates musicians from the LGBTQ community. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: June 6-12, 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.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

Week of June 6

  • Shanghai has now been under a citywide lockdown for a month and while the local government says it is improving food supplies and logistics, residents still can’t order the things they want, in the quantities they usually buy in for the usual price. How did Shanghai go from a logistics powerhouse to now 25 million residents consumed with how to feed their families every day? Marketplace’s Jennifer Pak explains the collapse of the usual e-commerce and delivery apps and what happens when you leave supply chains in the hands of consumers, their neighbors and district governments rather than private companies.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • June 6: Tech sits down with NOAA hurricane field researcher Jason Dunion to hear about groundbreaking new technology that can help researchers identify early weather patterns that may evolve into severe tropical storms or hurricanes.
  • June 7: Kimberly debriefs with Kai Ryssdal about his recent “trip to the Metaverse” and conversation with Professor Rabindra Ratan, Associate Professor of Media and Information at Michigan State University.
  • June 9: Tech will feature a conversation with Kathryn Finney, founder/CEO of Genius Guild and author of new book Build the Damn Thing: How to Start a Successful Business If You’re Not a Rich White Guy.

On Point

  • June 9: Instead of passing new gun laws, some argue the federal government should better enforce the laws already on the books. But the very agency tapped with enforcing and regulating the nation’s gun laws, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, has been understaffed and underfunded for years. We explore why that was all by design, and how it’s set gun control back.
  • June 10: Part three in our series Smarter Health: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of American Healthcare. On Friday: regulating the algorithm. As AI develops in the healthcare space, regulations also need to develop in tandem. We’ll talk to the head of the FDA’s digital health division, Dr. Matthew Diamond, about what role the FDA will play as AI expands. We’ll also talk to experts about guardrails needed to ensure patient safety and privacy.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

June 10 – 1981

  • The Time Machine invades 1981 this time. Synth-pop and new-wave were emerging with albums by Devo, Soft Cell, The Go-Go’s and the Police. Rock still rolled with releases by the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty & Joan Jett and the Blackhearts while Rush created their defining track of the early 80’s. There were funky hits from Rick James and Grace Jones and Talking Heads offshoot Tom Tom Club. The ska band The Specials released one of England’s biggest songs of the year.
  • Beyond the world of music: The royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana captured our imaginations. In the States, Ronald Reagan became president. Later in the year he and his press secretary James Brady were shot. Both survived. Sandra Day O’Connor became the first Woman to serve on the US Supreme Court and the Most Trusted man in America Walter Cronkite, retired as anchor of CBS News. It was a big year for cable TV, both HBO and MTV signed on. It’s all 1981, our year on this episode of Time Machine from the Current.

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – June 10: Summer in America

  • This week, we’re hearing what June is like in three spectacular parts of the country. We talk about summer in the South with Matthew Raiford, author of Bress ‘N’ Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer.
  • Then we head to the expanse of Alaska with salmon fisherwoman and conservationist Melanie Brown
  • Lastly, we explore the mountains of Appalachia with Ronni Lundy the author of the award-winning Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes.
  • Please note, Francis and friends will be taking your culinary questions! Record your question or comment on your phone using your voice memo app and send it to us at contact@splendidtable.org or leave us a voice message at 800-537-5252. Be creative! Record with your friends!

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Use these videos to bolster your social platforms. Set up your account to access the BBC Media Partner Centre and explore the library of videos!

A Mexican goth fights for freedom to be different

goths and punks

  • Description: In Mexico, goths and punks were subjected to intimidation and violence on a daily basis. One man responded by creating a mixed martial art school to teach men and women with alternative lifestyles the skills to defend themselves in a society that is often hostile towards them.
  • Suggested social copy: Teaching people to defend themselves in Mexico.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 18 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Juneteenth: Remembrance and Celebration

Broadcast Window: June 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022
Length: One hour
Juneteenth: Remembrance and Celebration, uses music from Black American composers to highlight progress and the pain that has been held in the community at large. Using the commemoration of the emancipation of all those who had been enslaved in United States as a starting point, the special will face our country’s racist past and present a tapestry of sounds, somber to ecstatic.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: May 30-June 5, 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.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

Week of May 30

  • Kai visits a “Metaverse” with Rabindra Ratan, an Associate Professor of Media and Information at Michigan State University (shifted from previous week).
  • The FDA says the U.S. is running low on some IV contrast dye – which is critical for imaging scans like CT scans and enhanced X-rays. This is because of ongoing COVID lockdowns in Shanghai, where much of the dye is manufactured. It’s starting to have a significant effect on hospitals around the country – and some are even having to delay scans for patients because they don’t have enough dye. Marketplace’s Samantha Fields looks at what this shortage means for hospitals and patients.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • May 30: An encore of our conversation with NewsTech Correspondent Jacob Ward, about his book called The Loop: How Technology is Creating a World Without Choices and How to Fight Back.
  • May 31: Marketplace’s Savannah Maher reports on how research labs and technologies rely on liquid helium, and how a shortage of it is putting some researchers in a crunch.

The Daily

  • May 30: Rebroadcast with updates – A few weeks ago, the United States reached a grim milestone: 1 million deaths from Covid 19. We asked Daily listeners for memories of those they’ve lost to the virus and their responses captured a range of emotions. Grief, love, anger – and a struggle to make sense of untimely death as the rest of the world tries to move on.

On Point

  • May 30: Rebroadcast – More than 200,000 former U.S. soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan say they’re suffering debilitating and ongoing health issues from toxic smoke from burn pits. The open pits were used to burn all kinds of waste, including medical supplies, paint, plastic water bottles, batteries, even entire Humvees. Why have their complaints been ignored for so long?
  • June 3: Part two in our four-part series Smarter Health: Artificial intelligence and the future of American healthcare. In this episode: the ethics of the death predictor. We break down the ethical considerations of AI in health care. What are the privacy concerns about data collection, and how can researchers and developers advance tools while protecting patients?

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

June 3 – 1960

  • The Time Machine heads way back to 1960 this time. The year Elvis Presley is discharged from the service. He didn’t miss a beat. The Everly Brothers were in the midst of a long string of hits. Etta James issued her “At Last” album. 15-year-old Brenda Lee was all over the pop charts. The Ventures kickstarted the surf-rock craze. If you were on the dance floor you were probably doing the twist to songs by Chubby Checker or Sam Cooke. Willie Nelson wrote “Night Life” & quickly sold it for $150. Oops! Dean Martin was still swinging. Buddy Holly was gone but there were still some great songs being issued.
  • Beyond the world of music: John F. Kennedy became president. Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho is one of the year’s most talked about films and Westerns like Gunsmoke were all over the TV. There was a “payola” scandal. Legendary DJ Alan Freed was arrested. It’s all 1960 our year on this episode of Time Machine from the Current.

The Splendid Table

New episode – June 3: Summer Parties

  • This week it’s summer parties with laundry evangelist Patric Richardson author of Laundry Love, Nicole A. Taylor author of Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations and Natasha David author of Drink Lightly
  • Please note, Francis and friends will be taking your culinary questions! Record your question or comment on your phone using your voice memo app and send it to us at contact@splendidtable.org or leave us a voice message at 800-537-5252. Be creative! Record with your friends!

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Use these videos to bolster your social platforms. Set up your account to access the BBC Media Partner Centre and explore the library of videos!

People Fixing the World: The Inventor Inspired by a Near-Death Experience

Adebayo Alonge

  • Description: Adebayo Alonge is a Nigerian entrepreneur who nearly died after being given fake medicines. Now he’s created something that can spot them – a scanner for instant drug testing.
  • Suggested social copy: A new invention that can spot fake medicine.
  • Duration: 3 minutes 16 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Witness: Pride Month

Broadcast Window: June 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022

Length: One hour

A special hour-long edition of Witness History from the BBC World Service. Remarkable stories of LGBT+ rights, told by the people who were there. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: May 23-29, 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.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

Week of May 23

  • Kai visits a “Metaverse” with Rabindra Ratan, an Associate Professor of Media and Information at Michigan State University
  • Mobile homes are among the most affordable housing options for agricultural workers in rural areas. Mobile home parks are also incredibly vulnerable to natural disasters, from wildfires to floods and hurricanes. Over the past two years in Central and Southern Oregon, thousands of mobile homes have been burned to the ground. One nonprofit near Eugene plans to rebuild a mobile home park destroyed by fire in 2020 as affordable housing that is more resilient to climate threats. And as Marketplace’s Mitchell Hartman reports, the Oregon legislature is considering a bill that would make it easier to site and build mobile home parks, and prevent them from being zoned-out or redeveloped as less-affordable housing.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • May 23: Kimberly speaks with Dr. Rachel Fleishman, a neonatologist at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, about the technology behind neonatal care for very premature infants, and how evolution of that technology affects conversations about fetal viability.
  • May 24: Kimberly will speak with Dr. Eve Feinberg, an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, about the technological advances associated with IVF treatment, and how an overturned Roe vs. Wade could factor into medical treatments going forward.

On Point

  • Kimberly Atkins Stohr hosts Monday to Thursday, with Meghna Chakrabarti back to host Friday.
  • May 24: On Point marks three months since Russia invaded Ukraine by returning to some of the Ukrainians we have spoken with since February 24. How have their lives changed, and how are they thinking about what their lives and their nation looks like beyond the immediate future?
  • May 27: Beginning this Friday and continuing over the next three Fridays, On Point features a four-episode special series: Smarter Health: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of American Healthcare. The US spends more per capita on healthcare than other developed countries, yet it has worse outcomes. We explore how healthcare and medicine are being changed –for better or worse– by the AI industry’s anticipated $150 billion investment in the US healthcare sector. Part One: What problems in medicine and healthcare administration can AI potentially solve?

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

May 27 – 1990

  • The Time Machine heads to 1990 this time. There were big debuts from the Black Crowes & A Tribe Called Quest, who were still teenagers when they dropped their People’s Instinctive Travels & the Paths of Rhythm effort. Deee-Lite’s first single was big all over the world. Uncle Tupelo kick-started the Alternative country genre with their No Depression album. Sinead O’Connor issued her most successful work. The late George Michael 2nd album hit streets and was considered a disappointment, even though it sold over 8 million copies. Cocteau Twins made a dream pop classic.
  • Beyond the world of music: Nelson Mandela was released from prison in South Africa, after 27 years. David Lynch’s Twin Peaks debuted, maybe you hosted a watch party! Cheers was the top show on TV. The Detroit Piston became just the 3rd NBA team to win consecutive NBA Championships. It’s all 1990 our year on Time Machine from The Current.

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – May 27: Food and Marriage

  • We have an international love story built around Bosnian food with the couple behind Balkan Treat Box in St. Louis.
  • We get dumpling and relationship advice from a long-time married Uzbek couple, Damira Inatullaeva and Sahib Aminov of The League of Kitchens.
  • We have a story from writer Michaele Weissman about discovering that the key to understanding her husband is in the rye bread he loves.
  • And we sit down with Washington Post, Food and Dining editor Joe Yonan and author of Cool Beans and his husband Carl Mason to get the real story behind what it’s like to be married to a cookbook author.

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Use these videos to bolster your social platforms. Set up your account to access the BBC Media Partner Centre and explore the library of videos!

People Fixing the World: Baby goats and gardens to help with hospital stress

baby goat

  • Description: A hospital in the US is trying to deal with stress amongst staff and patients. They’ve created twelve plant rich therapeutic gardens and had visits from baby goats to help patient recovery and help staff to perform at their best. A film for People Fixing the World by Richard Kenny.
  • Suggested social copy:A hospital in the US is trying to deal with stress amongst staff and patients.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 58 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Arc of Justice

Broadcast Window: Four episodes, May 24, 25, 26 & 27 – September 6, 2022

Length: Four, one-hour long episodes

For every dollar of wealth owned by the average US white household, the average Black household has ten cents. The ARC of Justice, grounded in the scholarship of prominent African American economist William Darity Jr., explores how that racial wealth gap came to be.

The series is unique in that it focuses on the roots of the racial wealth gap in U.S. policy. It combines scholarly expertise with historical and contemporary real-world stories and voices of ordinary citizens like Hortense McClinton, a 102-year-old woman whose father was born into slavery. The tone is thoughtful, conversational and sound-rich.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: May 16-22, 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.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

  • May 17: Kai talks with former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke about his new book 21st Century Monetary Policy and the state of monetary policy today.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • May 16: Marketplace Tech looks at federal funding for the expansion of broadband access in rural and low-income areas, with guest Will Rinehart from the Center for Growth and Opportunity.
  • May 17: Marketplace Tech has an obituary for the iPod, including listener voices and stories.
  • May 18: A look at the technology behind fetal viability outside the womb, and

On Point

  • May 16: The anti-abortion movement in the US is rooted in Conservative Christian beliefs about when life begins. Now that a leaked draft written by Justice Samuel Alito indicates that the Supreme Court is likely to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion, what does it mean for people who don’t hold those beliefs? What are the consequences of overturning Roe vs Wade for Jewish and Muslim women and their religious and reproductive rights?
  • May 18: The Conservative Political Action Committee’s annual conference gets underway in Hungary today. Its keynote speaker is Hungary’s authoritarian prime minister, Viktor Orban. Political scholars look at the Orban regime as a textbook case of rapid democratic decline. We revisit an On Point episode from last year in which we ask if the US is moving in a similar direction and find out what Hungary can teach the US about accelerating authoritarianism.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

May 20 – 2007

  • The Time Machine makes a trip to 2007 this time. Both M.I.A & Kanye West had big tunes featuring prominent samples. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss collaborated on the Raising Sand album. Radiohead turned the music business on its head by using a pay what you want business model on their In Rainbows album. The White Stripes made their final studio album, while Bon Iver released its debut record in the north woods of Wisconsin. Mavis Staples revisited some of the Civil Rights anthems of the 50’s and 60’s & Arcade Fire released its highly anticipated 2nd album.
  • Beyond the world of music: Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize. The New England Patriots ran the table, going undefeated in 2007, but lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl in early ‘08. The San Antonio Spurs swept Lebron and the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA title. Mad Men debuted and popularized cocktail culture & the Simpsons became movie stars. It’s 2007 our year on this episode of Time Machine from the Current.

The Splendid Table

New episode – May 20: Your cooking and eating questions

  • This week Francis is taking your cooking and eating questions with Daniel Holzman and Matt Rodbard, authors of Food IQ: 100 Questions, Answers, and Recipes to Raise Your Cooking Smarts.
  • And then, we head into the kitchen with J. Kenji López-Alt for a lesson from his new book The Wok: Recipes and Techniques.

Timely Selections

Digital / Marketing tool from the BBC World Service

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Use these shareable videos to bolster your social platforms. Set up your account to access the BBC Media Partner Centre and follow the link below to explore the library of videos!

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Questions? Reach out to your Station Relations Representative.

Small Change: Women of Color Building a Business Legacy

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

Length: One hour

This installment from Small Change highlights the stories of five minority women-owned small business owners—Native, Black and Latina that looks at the time and sweat equity it took to start the businesses, the critical pivots they made to keep their businesses afloat during the early months of the pandemic, and what they are doing now to keep their businesses running and growing. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: May 9-15, 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.

Use the links below to visit our dedicated program pages, where you’ll find show logos, digital assets and more.


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

Week of May 9

  • Kai talks to Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, about how the largest hunger relief organization in the US is facing new challenges—-rising inflation and food insecurity.
  • Kai talks with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky about how living on Airbnb has changed the way he thinks about the company.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • May 9: Kimberly Adams speaks with Helen Genova, Kessler Foundation, about initiatives within the tech industry to support and hire neurodiverse talent—employees with ADHA, autism, dyslexia or other developmental conditions.

On Point

  • May 9: In the United States, Roe v Wade is on the brink of being overturned. But across Latin America, in places like Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay, abortion access is expanding. On Point asks, why is the United States going in the opposite direction from much of the rest of the world on abortion rights?
  • May 10: China shows no signs of abandoning its severe Covid-zero policy. On Point asks why China remains committed to eradicating every outbreak of coronavirus with strict lockdowns and quarantines, despite a lack of evidence that Covid-zero is an effective public health strategy. And how is that strategy impacting the relationship that people in places like Shanghai have with their government?
  • May 11: From 1944 to 1986, tens of millions of tons of Uranium ore were mined from Navajo lands to make nuclear weapons. Thousands of Navajo who worked in uranium mines and lived down-wind from nuclear weapons tests suffered the effects of radiation exposure. Since 1990 they have been compensated for their exposure-related health care costs by a congressionally mandated program. But that mandate is set to expire in July unless Congress acts. On Point asks whether it’s time not just to extend the law, but also expand it.
  • May 13: If you consult three doctors and get three different opinions, that’s an example of what Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman and his colleagues call “noise.” How do you decide what to do when professionals don’t agree? On Point asks how to cut through the noise that hinders human judgement.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

May 13 – 1975

  • The Time Machine stops in 1975 this time! A year classic albums from iconic artists like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan & bands like Led Zeppelin & Pink Floyd. A 6 minute suite by the band Queen became one of the biggest songs in rock history. The band War celebrated Latino car culture with the song Low Rider. Parliament brought the funk to the party while Fleetwood Mac recorded its first album with new members Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham. Abba was becoming an international phenomenon and you probably got your first mood ring in 1975, remember those?
  • Beyond the world of music: If you went to the movies you might have caught One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest & thanks to the film Jaws, we were all afraid of the water. It’s 1975, our year, this time on Time Machine from The Current.

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – May 13: Jacques Pépin

  • This week we spend an entire hour talking and cooking in Jacques Pépin’s kitchen. The legendary chef weighs in on the merits of his classic training, which began at age 13. He talks about the years he spent cooking for the Prime Minister of France, he weighs in on the current culinary school scene and teaches us to make an insanely easy and delicious Instant Cured gravlax. Then, we talk to Bridget Lancaster of America’s Test Kitchen about how Jacques’ book, La Technique, changed her life.

Timely Selections

Digital / Marketing tool from the BBC World Service

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Use these shareable videos to bolster your social platforms. Set up your account to access the BBC Media Partner Centre and follow the link below to explore the library of videos!

VIEW VIDEOS HERE

Questions? Reach out to your Station Relations Representative.

Spotlight on Youth Mental Health During Covid

Broadcast Window: May 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022

Length: One hour

Spotlight on Youth Mental Health During Covid shares the mental health experiences of young people during the COVID-19 pandemic, explores the extent of the crisis and considers how schools and the systems of care available to young people can improve.

Through interviews with young people, expert clinicians, educators, and others – this special will examine the mental health toll of the pandemic the impacts on the American public moving forward.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.