Category Archives: Station Update

Your week at a glance: January 17-23

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

BBC World Service

  • Note: Due to challenges from the rise in Covid cases in the UK, the BBC will be on a temporarily revised 2022 winter schedule – substituting the 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET editions of The Newsroom – until January 16. Beginning January 17, the World Service will revert back to the original 2022 winter schedule. Find both schedules online.

Marketplace

Week of January 17

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai takes a virtual shopping trip for masks with Aaron Collins: “the mask nerd.” Collins will help explain how to spot “counterfeit” K and N 95 masks.
  • Job openings in the home building industry are at an all-time high, the rate of people quitting is up sharply as well, and that’s further slowing down and raising the cost of building desperately needed housing. Employers are trying everything they can — poaching from other jobs sites, offering signing and retention bonuses (rare in the industry even a year ago), and of course increasing wages and benefits. Marketplace’s Amy Scott talks to workers who have benefited from the competition and builders trying to compete.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams hosts through January.
  • January 17 (encore): A conversation between Kimberly Adams and Marketplace reporter Savannah Maher on tribal lands’ libraries potentially getting access to the Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate program and federal subsidies for library broadband. They’ll be considering this proposal later this month on January 27.
  • January 18: Kimberly Adams will speak with Joe Kane, director of broadband and spectrum policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, on the delayed 5G Wi-Fi rollout that’s coming next week.

On Point

  • January 17: The city of Atlanta is closely associated with Martin Luther King and his legacy. But the city is also trying to define its place in the new progressive movement. On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we hear how Atlanta is celebrating the civil rights heroes of its past while looking towards its future.
  • January 20: There is confusion and mixed messaging about the transmission of COVID in schools right now. Chicago schools have just reopened after a standoff between the school district and the teachers’ union over COVID safety. Other districts have gone to remote learning, while elsewhere classrooms are still open, but sports are being canceled. However, there is plenty of data to show that schools are not sources of COVID spread. We ask: how should we rethink COVID fear in the classroom?

Classical

Performance Today

  • January 17: Performance Today will feature ensembles that use art to advance social justice, including Tonality, the Sphinx Virtuosi and the Imani Winds, as well as #TakeTwoKnees initiative.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

January 21 – 1982

  • Duran Duran emerged from across the Atlantic with their debut album. Marshall Crenshaw released his rootsy debut, The Clash issued Combat Rock, which became their biggest album in the U.S., and The Go-Go’s dropped their 2nd album. Eddy Grant took us to Electric Avenue, Prince dropped his biggest album yet and was becoming a superstar, and synth-pop was everywhere with big tunes from Wall of Voodoo, Thomas Dolby & Yaz. It was also the year of the “yacht rock” classic “Africa” by Toto.
  • Outside the world of music, ET was the top film and 60 Minutes was the top TV show. The sitcom Cheers hit the small screen, Times’ Man of the Year was ‘The Computer’, and video games, break dancing, moonwalking and Jane Fonda’s Workout videotapes were all the rage.

The Splendid Table

NEW episode – January 21

  • This week, The Splendid Table has a show devoted to mushrooms with Eugenia Bone. She is the editor of the Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook.

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.

Higher Ground

Broadcast Window: January 17, 2022 – April 1, 2022

Length: One hour

Climate change is already here in America’s first suburbs — Long Island. Higher Ground tells the stories of communities on Long Island preparing and adapting to extreme weather and rising tides. J.D. Allen and Sabrina Garone venture across the region to explore the solutions that might give people the best chance at survival and help save the places millions of people call home. These perspectives from Long Island have implications far beyond the region in the search for solutions to survive climate change.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: January 10-16

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

BBC World Service

  • Note: Due to challenges from the rise in Covid cases in the UK, the BBC is extending the temporarily revised winter schedule until January 16, and the timeline will be re-evaluated next week. The revised schedule includes substitutions for the 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET editions of The Newsroom, in addition to other schedule changes. The BBC is aiming to have these editions of The Newsroom back on-air as soon as possible. An updated schedule is available online

Marketplace

Week of January 10

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai checks back in with Lydia Clarke, owner of DTLA Cheese in Grand Central Market – a microbusiness we followed from the start of the pandemic.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams hosts through January.
  • January 10: Kimberly Adams will speak with CNET editor at large Brian Cooley about this year’s Consumer Electronics Show on whether another remote/hybridized CES worked, what didn’t and what themes emerged in terms of new, innovative tech.
  • January 11: An interview between Kimberly and Monique Mrazek, from the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, to discuss femtech’s (tech centered around women’s health) presence at CES and the larger state of femtech innovation right now.

On Point

  • January 10: Nearly a thousand homes were lost in wildfires that swept between Denver and Boulder, Colorado at the end of last month. We find out how urban and suburban districts in the West are facing development plans, regulations and having to retrofit homes as fire dangers grow – and, who’s already doing this work
  • January 11: The US is averaging more than 300,000 new COVID cases each day. That is the highest since the pandemic began. Chicago, Miami, Newark, Memphis, New Orleans, Atlanta, and San Juan are all seeing major surges. But hospitalization rates are not keeping up. Are case numbers the wrong way to look at the pandemic. What’s the best measure to make sense of the pandemic now?
  • January 12: We explore what the conviction of Theranos founder, Elizabeth Holmes, on four counts of wire fraud and conspiracy for misleading investors, tells us about Silicon Valley start-up culture and what the larger consequences are of its pervasive “fake it ‘til you make it” attitude.

Classical

Performance Today

  • Week of January 10: Performance Today will talk to clarinetist Anthony McGill & pianist Gloria Chen about Peace, a new work by Jessie Montgomery written during the first lockdown of the pandemic in May 2020.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

January 14 – 1977

  • The Punk Rock and New Wave Explosion was underway with debuts from The Clash and Elvis Costello. Saturday Night Fever was soon to be an international phenomenon, Fleetwood Mac released Rumors which went on to become one of the best-selling albums and Linda Ronstadt later displaced the Mighty Mac from the top spot with her Simple Dreams effort. Bob Marley released perhaps his finest work, the world mourned the loss of Elvis Presley, who died at Graceland and a plane carrying the band Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed killing the band’s singer Ronnie Van Zandt, guitarist Steve Gaines and his sister singer Cassie Gaines. Donna Summer recorded the influential “I Feel Love,” while The Commodores had another big “crossover” hit.
  • Outside the world of music, The Big Apple went dark during the New York City Blackout and the first Star Wars film was released.

The Splendid Table

Encore episode – January 14

  • Soup is on this week with award-winning chef Jenn Louis and her new book, The Chicken Soup Manifesto. Jenn answers listener questions and brings us her uniquely global take on chicken soup. She’s collected recipes from all over the world, from Algeria to Colombia to Panama.
  • Then, the Splendid Table staff holds a taste-off of store-bought chicken stock. Listeners can tune in to find out who the winner is.

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.

Dating While Gray: Older Bodies and Brains in Love

Broadcast Window: January 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Length: One hour

Young adults don’t have exclusive rights to romance and sexual desire. But the brains and bodies of older people remain under-represented in narratives about love, so it’s easy to forget that intimacy doesn’t end after 50. While older people contend with all kinds of physical and mental changes, gray daters also are driven by spontaneous emotions and primal urges — sometimes manifesting in behavior that proves no, we aren’t always old enough to know better.

In this special hour of audio, you’ll hear from single people 50 and older dealing with these issues as well as experts including noted anthropologist Helen Fisher; sex journalist Michael Castleman, author of “Sizzling Sex for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Maximize Erotic Pleasure at Any Age”; Dr. Arthur Burnett, whose original research helped lead to the development of Viagra; and sexuality counselor Kathryn Ellis, who developed the Occupational Therapy Sexuality and Intimacy Clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: January 3-9

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

BBC World Service

  • Note: Due to challenges from the rise in Covid cases in the UK, the BBC is implementing temporary schedule changes. This includes changes to the 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET editions of The Newsroom, in addition to other schedule changes. This schedule change began Monday, December 20 and is due to run until Sunday, January 9, and will be reviewed again in early January. The BBC is aiming to have these editions of The Newsroom back on-air as soon as possible. An updated schedule is available online.

Marketplace

Week of January 3

Marketplace (PM)

  • We check in with our small business retailers in Georgia, Maine, and North Carolina.
  • With soaring demand for natural gas around the world, and soaring prices to match, the gas industry in the US is building up its ability to liquefy natural gas (LNG) and load it onto container ships. Marketplace’s Andy Uhler went to southern Louisiana — LNG central — to look at how the global boom is playing out on the ground around the LNG terminals.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams hosts through January.
  • January 3: Kimberly Adams and Futurist Amy Webb talk about tech trends we should pay attention to in 2022.
  • January 4: Kimberly Adams will speak with Jessica Lee, privacy expert and partner at the Law Firm Loeb & Loeb, on the privacy issues facing the Metaverse as companies continue to enter this new space and stake their “claims.”

The Daily

Please note – these plans for the anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 may change in the final stages of production. Stations should consult ContentDepot rundowns and promos for the most up-to-date info next week.

  • January 5: The political story on Jan. 6, 2021, which will focus mainly on the GOP. The Daily looks at how the reaction to the events of that day went from outrage among some moderate Republicans, to a muted disapproval, to now – a narrative in some corners of the party that the people who took part in it were patriots defending democracy. Likely guest: Catie Edmondson.
  • January 6: Georgia was pivotal in the 2020 election, and it has also been the state with some of the most sweeping changes to its election rules and vote counting apparatus in the nation. The Daily will report on what those changes would mean in another close election. Likely guest: Richard Faussett.
  • January 7: The majority of people who made up the mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 have been charged with non-violent offenses – essentially trespassing. Most had no criminal background and only a small minority were members of a militia or right-wing group. In general, they saw themselves as good neighbors and rule abiding citizens. But without them, the attack on the Capitol never takes place. So, who are these rioters? What drew them to Washington? We hear from one of them, in his own words through the transcripts of an FBI interrogation, and analyze the forces at work that day – and how a kind of mass radicalization is shaping America. Likely guest: Alan Feuer.

On Point

  • January 3: In late December, Matthew Greene from Syracuse, New York, pleaded guilty to storming the US Capitol along with fellow members of the Proud Boys on January 6th. As part of a plea deal, he is cooperating with the authorities. In mid-December, Florida resident Robert Palmer was sentenced to more than five years in prison for throwing a fire extinguisher at a law enforcement officer at the Capitol Hill riot. They are just two of more than 700 people who have been charged in what is the largest investigation in the history of the Department of Justice. On Point takes a close look into that investigation, asking who has been charged, and with what, to understand what it’s revealing about the attack on the Capitol on Jan 6, 2021.
  • January 4: Financial Times global business columnist, Rana Foroohar, and Washington Post personal finance columnist, Michelle Singletary (aka On Point’s Money Ladies) join Meghna to hear what we should expect for our personal finances for the coming year.
  • January 5: West Virginia senator, Joe Manchin, says he won’t vote for President Biden’s Build Back Better plan over concerns of how much it would cost. But the union that represents coal miners in the state has urged him to reconsider. In a statement it says the bill would extend benefits to coal miners suffering from black lung disease and offer tax incentives for manufacturers to build factories and employ miners who have lost their jobs. We’ll take a close look at what Build Back Better would have meant for the people of West Virginia and whether that might offer some clue to how a revised bill might look that would get Sen. Manchin’s support.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

January 7 – 2002

  • It was the year Eminem told his story in the film soundtrack to 8 Mile and there was no sophomore slump for the band Coldplay, who issued their 2nd effort A Rush of Blood to the Head. It was a year of ups and downs for the band Wilco, who ultimately released what many call the best album of their career called Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Oklahoma City vets The Flaming Lips released perhaps their best yet, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots and we were first introduced to Norah Jones, who released one of the best-selling albums of the year. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings dropped their debut & kickstarted the retro-soul movement, LCD Soundsystem released the aging hipster anthem, “Losing My Edge,” Johnny Cash was still on this earth and we lost Joey Ramone in 2001, although his parting gift to us was released in 2002.
  • Outside the world of music, 10 died in the Washington, DC sniper killings. In the sports world, the Los Angeles Lakers swept the New Jersey Nets to win their third straight NBA title, and Shaquille O’Neal wins his third straight MVP. American Idol debuts in the US, and Kelly Clarkson was the season 1 winner.

The Splendid Table

NEW episode – January 7

  • We’re spending an hour with culinary historian Jessica B. Harris.
  • Jessica has spent much of her life researching the food and foodways of the African Diaspora. She is the author of twelve books including, Iron Pots and Wooden Spoon: Africa’s Gifts to New World Cooking, her memoir My Soul Looks Back and High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America. High on the Hog was made into a Netflix documentary in 2021.

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.

2021 Remembered from the Current

Broadcast Window: December 13, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Length: One hour

Join The Current in honoring the life, music, and legacy of artists we lost this year with 2021 Remembered from The Current. This hour-long musical tribute is a celebration of all sounds – from indie to influential – and the perfect way for music lovers to unite in paying homage to the artists who have shaped music history.

From musicians and producers to industry icons, the playlist will feature legends like Charlie Watts, Don Everly, Nanci Griffith, Bunny Wailer, Biz Markie, and many more. Host Mac Wilson will highlight milestones in each artist’s life and career, explore their lasting impact on the music world, and spin their most beloved songs. The program will have a music-to-talk ratio 60/40.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: December 27 – January 2

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

BBC World Service

  • December 31: The four-minute module Global View will take a look at international media coverage of major U.S. stories in 2021:
    • Nigeria and Europe on the Jan 6 storming of the capitol
    • South African commentary about the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin
    • Reaction to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan from the Taliban and Russia
  • Note: Due to challenges from the rise in Covid cases in the UK, the BBC is implementing temporary schedule changes. This includes changes to the 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET editions of The Newsroom, in addition to other schedule changes. This will start Monday, December 20 and is due to run until Sunday, January 9, and will be reviewed again in early January. The BBC is aiming to have these editions of The Newsroom back on-air as soon as possible. An updated schedule is available online.

Marketplace

Week of December 27

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kimberly talks to Megan Devine, psychotherapist and author of “It’s Ok to Not Be Ok” about how the language of grief has changed, two years into the pandemic economy.
  • The country’s historically Black colleges and universities are funneling stimulus money directly to students, wiping out loans and past-due fees. But one is going a step further with its financial assistance. Blake Farmer of WPLN in Nashville reports.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams hosts through the month of December.
  • December 28: Encore episode from Kimberly Adams about a special wastewater treatment facility, DC Water’s Blue Plains, that uses thermal hydrolysis to turn waste into gas and heat that can be captured and reused for energy, as well as create safe fertilizer for use with food crops.
  • December 30: Encore episode of an interview between Kimberly Adams and NASA’s Chief Science Data Officer, Kevin Murphy, on their earth sciences division’s plans to move their huge and still growing cache of climate and environmental data to larger cloud storage base and how that could make the data easier to access for anyone, potentially.

The Daily

  • NOTE: Each encore episode will also include new reporting, checking in with the characters from the original story to see where they are since the story was first reported. Each episode will also begin with an updated billboard from Michael Barbaro:

HEY, IT’S MICHAEL. THIS WEEK, THE DAILY IS REVISITING SOME OF OUR FAVORITE EPISODES OF THE YEAR … AND HEARING WHAT’S HAPPENED IN THE TIME SINCE THEY FIRST RAN. TODAY…WE RETURN TO….[DESCRIPTION OF STORY]. IT’S [DATE]

On Point

  • December 27: ‘The Genetic Lottery,’ Katheryn Paige Harden considers a new moral framework for genetics (Air Date: 9/17/21)

    A polygenic score. Have you heard of it? Researcher Kathryn Paige Harden says it’s a set of DNA variants added up into a single number. It can predict what math class you get tracked into high school, your likelihood of graduating from college,” she says, “And it predicts those things even above and beyond you’re controlling–something like family income.” A new moral framework for how we talk about genetics.

  • December 29: High conflict and how to free yourself from it (Air Date: 4/12/21)

    Investigative journalist Amanda Ripley wanted to understand the sources of human conflict. So she studied it for more than four years. She detected a strong pattern to the most intractable conflicts, big and small. She found it in divorces, gang violence and political polarization. From the personal to the tribal, we discuss high conflict, and how to pull free of it.

  • December 30: multi-level marketing companies and the disinformation they sell (Air Date: 9/30/21)

    Multi-level marketing distributors promise big money in a way that fits into your life. But for many people who sign up, they quickly discover a problem. Their entire industry is founded on disinformation–and that disinformation is metastasizing into conspiracy theories.

  • December 31: from unknown successes to personal disillusionment: what the public doesn’t know about Colin Powell (Air Date: 10/22/21)

    For more than a decade Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson stood at Colin Powell’s side. Wilkerson served as Powell’s chief of staff both at the Joint Chiefs, and from 2002 to 2005, when Powell was Secretary of State. In an exclusive conversation with host Meghna Chakrabarti, Wilkerson shares what the public doesn’t know about Colin Powell, including major diplomatic successes that never made it into the public eye. He also shares Powell’s internal conflict, blind spots, and disillusionment over his role in the Iraq war.

Classical

Performance Today

  • December 27: Performance Today will have music representing the seven principles of Kwanza.
  • January 1-2: PT will distribute a special New Year’s Day program. Typically, just one program is distributed for weekend broadcasts. However, for stations that broadcast PT Weekend on Sundays, we will also make a non-holiday program available for broadcast on Jan 2. This will be posted in the evergreen episode section of ContentDepot; files will be posted next Tuesday, December 28.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

December 30 – 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. Speaking of England, 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

  • December 31 – ENCORE EPISODE: It’s an hour with renown Philadelphia chef and author of Israeli Soul and Zahav, Michael Solomonov. We hear about what puts the soul into Israeli food, we get the recipe for his deliciously addictive tehina shake, Michael and Francis swap disaster stories and take on callers as a team.

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.

Hygge Holiday: Cozy Classics

Broadcast Window: December 1, 2021 – January 31, 2022

Length: One hour

Join host Elena See for an hour-long program of nostalgic favorites for the winter season. Programming includes favorites from Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Debussy and Blake.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: December 20-26

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

BBC World Service

  • December 25 and 26: BBC Newshour will be running a series of longer interviews with those who took part in some of the notable news events of 2021.
  • Note: Due to challenges from the rise in Covid cases in the UK, the BBC is implementing temporary schedule changes. This includes changes to the 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET editions of The Newsroom, in addition to other schedule changes. This will start Monday, December 20 and is due to run until Sunday, January 9, and will be reviewed again in early January. The BBC is aiming to have these editions of The Newsroom back on-air as soon as possible. An updated schedule is available online.

Marketplace

Week of December 20

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks with Dallas Taylor, host of “Twenty Thousand Hertz” about the process behind audio logos. (HBO, 20th Century Fox, Netflix, etc.)

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams hosts through the month of December.
  • December 20: Tech will feature an interview with Sam Houston, a senior vehicles analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit science advocacy organization, about the Biden Administration’s plan to increase the number of EV charging stations in the country.
  • December 21: Kimberly speaks with Jana Arbanas, Deloitte’s telecom, media and entertainment sector leader, on the 50th anniversary of the video game console and how that market has changed since the first one was released.

The Daily

  • December 20-21: There will be a two-part short series profiling a young Afghan woman’s story and how her life was transformed following the Taliban takeover of the country. Note: This originally ran on the podcast as “The Decision of My Life” on October 13 but did not air on broadcast.
  • December 24: The Daily is planning a “Year in Sound” episode – watch ContentDepot for more updates.

On Point

  • December 20: The law protecting children online hasn’t been updated in twenty years. Meanwhile, Big Tech has been cashing in on our children’s screen time. We explore how they’re doing that and how Congress might finally be about to say enough is enough.
  • December 21: A recent Gallup poll found the highest level of support for unions since 1965 as workers at major companies like Starbucks have pushed to unionize for the first time and workers at Kellog’s have undertaken lengthy strike action. On Point explores what’s driving this surge in momentum for employee power and rights and how the demands of union members are changing.
  • December 22: The metaverse – the virtual reality universe that mirrors our own — is growing fast. Musicians like Justin Bieber are putting on live concerts in the metaverse and a metaverse real estate company has been valued in the millions of dollars. Technology experts predict it will become increasingly integrated into our lives and there will be a time when we live in reality and virtually at the same time. What’s to stop technology progressing to the point that we can’t tell them apart? (Postponed from last week)
  • December 24: why science says you deserve to be happy (Air Date: 10/12/21) The COVID pandemic upended life in almost every way imaginable. It disrupted a lot of things that naturally make us happy,” cognitive scientist Laurie Santos says. The upheaval, the loss, the inequities laid bare by the pandemic has some people questioning: Do I deserve to be happy? Fact: Happiness is not a zero-sum game. So, what is it? What science says about why you deserve to be happy.

Classical

Performance Today

  • December 22: Performance Today will share with listeners the staff’s favorite new holiday albums from 2021.
  • December 23: In what is becoming an annual tradition, Fred Child will read excerpts from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol set to music
  • December 25: Performance Today has produced a special Christmas Day episode with celebratory music from around the country. For stations that don’t wish to air holiday music on December 26, a new evergreen episode will be uploaded to the Performance Today Weekend page for stations to use instead.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

December 24 – 1964

  • The Time Machine bops back to 1964 this time. It was a fab year! You probably bought your first 45 by those lovable mop tops, The Beatles cuz it was the The British Invasion. There were also bands like The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark, and The Kinks. Meanwhile, in the States, it was the best year yet for Motown with hits from The Temptations, Mary Wells & The Supremes. In the Big Easy, New Orleans there were legendary recordings made by Professor Longhair and Dixie Cups. Buck Owens put the Bakersfield sound on the map and Chuck Berry had no particular place to go. Chuck’s hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Yankees to win the World Series, pitcher Bob Gibson dominated and was voted MVP. LBJ defeated Goldwater in a Landslide. Jeopardy! first aired with original host Art Fleming. Bonanza was the top show on TV.

The Splendid Table

Encore episode – December 24:

  • We’re getting ready for the holidays with the culinary Queen herself, Ina Garten. Her new book is Modern Comfort Food.
  • Then, Food 52’s Kristen Miglore brings in some of her favorite Genius recipes of the year. Her new podcast is Genius Recipe Tapes.

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.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Broadcast Window: December 24 – 25, 2021

Length: Two hours

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols presents your audience with an opportunity to share in a live, world-wide Christmas Eve broadcast of a service of Biblical readings, carols, and related seasonal Classical music. This special will be presented by one of the world’s foremost choirs of men and boys and performed in an acoustically and architecturally renowned venue, the 500-year-old Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, England.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: December 13-19

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

Week of December 13

Marketplace (PM)

  • As part of our series Temporarily Unavailable, Kai talks with David Erlanger, President and CEO of Erlanger Distribution Center, at his main warehouse. 

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams hosts through the month of December.
  • Marketplace Tech features an interview with Josué Cardona, founder of Geek Therapy, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the use of video games and other popular media. 
  • We speak with Timnit Gebru, formerly of Google, who has founded a new research center, Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research (DAIR). 

On Point

  • December 13: Schools across the country are struggling with staff shortages. While teacher shortages have been a major issue, this time, we’ll look at everyone else who helps schools operate the way they do: the school bus drivers, substitute teachers, custodians, food service assistants and more. How are school administrators plugging these gaps? What are the consequences for children and their education? 
  • December 14: We explore the role that fetal viability has played in the abortion debate. The issue has become more complicated because medical science continues to push the viability threshold downward. An Alabama boy who was born after his mother went into labor at just 21 weeks was recently declared the world’s most premature baby to survive. His mother tells us about their journey. 
  • December 15: The metaverse – the virtual reality universe that mirrors our own — is growing fast. Musicians like Justin Bieber are putting on live concerts in the metaverse and a metaverse real estate company has been valued in the millions of dollars. Technology experts predict it will become increasingly integrated into our lives and there will be a time when we live in reality and virtually at the same time. What’s to stop technology progressing to the point that we can’t tell them apart? 

Classical

Performance Today

  • Christmas music starts to ramp up on Performance Today throughout the month of December. 
  • December 16: An interview with Afghan pianist Elham Fanous on the incredible evacuation of 272 students or faculty of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

December 17 – 2009

  • The year we first learned of Florence and the Machine, who released their debut. The French band Phoenix issued one of the most buzzed about albums of the year, it was a banner year for Indie-rock with big albums from Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors and The Avett Brothers released their most popular album of their career. Rosanne Cash made a wonderful album of covers her late father, Johnny Cash, suggested she should learn, and Jay Z dropped his 11th album Blueprint III, which debuted at #1 and later won several Grammys. 
  • Outside the world of music, The New York Yankees won their 27th World Series. A U.S. Airways plane with 155 on board ditched into the Hudson River, after a bird strike at New York’s LaGuardia Airport – all survived what became known as “the Miracle on the Hudson,” and pilot Sully Sullenberger became a national hero. Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States. 

The Splendid Table

NEW episode – December 17:

  • This year, we are digging into the holiday traditions of Puerto Rico with Von Diaz, author of Coconuts & Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South
  • Vallery Lomas, author of Life is What You Bake It joins us to talk celebratory eating and traditions. 

Timely Selections

Digital / Marketing tool from the BBC World Service

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Questions? Reach out to your Station Relations Representative.

2021 Remembered From The Current

Broadcast Window: December 13, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Length: One hour

Join The Current in honoring the life, music, and legacy of artists we lost this year with 2021 Remembered from The Current. This hour-long musical tribute is a celebration of all sounds – from indie to influential – and the perfect way for music lovers to unite in paying homage to the artists who have shaped music history.

From musicians and producers to industry icons, the playlist will feature legends like Charlie Watts, Don Everly, Nanci Griffith, Bunny Wailer, Biz Markie, and many more. Host Jill Riley will highlight milestones in each artist’s life and career, explore their lasting impact on the music world, and spin their most beloved songs.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: December 6-12

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

Week of December 6

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks with Sam Wallace, owner of From Field and Flower in London’s Borough Market, about holiday business, prices, and her pivot from imported flour to selling other products.
  • Kai talks to Hayden Brown, CEO of Upwork, about trends in the freelance economy.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams hosts through the month of December.
  • December 6: We talk with Marketplace China correspondent Jennifer Pak on the creation of global standards around new kinds of technology, and what it means if Chinese companies are playing a bigger role in those discussions than American companies.

On Point

  • December 7: On Point looks at how South Africa is tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. The fact that the Omicron variant was first discovered there is in part due to their comprehensive testing and gene sequencing program. But the nation also faces high degrees of vaccine hesitancy and resistance, fueled by misinformation and disinformation originating in the US. What can we learn from the South African experience about how to tackle the ongoing pandemic?

Classical

Performance Today

  • December 6: Christmas music starts to appear on Performance Today, featuring mandolinist Avi Avital performing a special arrangement of Christmas from Vivaldi’s Winter Concerto of the Four Seasons.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

December 10 – 1972

  • Stevie Wonder dominated the airwaves, The Rolling Stones made a double album masterpiece, there were soundtracks like The Harder They Come (starring Jimmy Cliff) and Superfly featured the music of Curtis Mayfield. David Bowie made an album and wrote a big hit for Mott the Hoople, Lou Reed took a walk on the wild side, and we leaned on Bill Withers while The Eagles were taking it easy.
  • Outside the world of music, The Miami Dolphins had a perfect season, it was Nixon over McGovern in a landslide and if you saw a movie, it might have been The Godfather or Deliverance.

The Splendid Table

Encore episode – December 10:

  • We are talking to one of the founding fathers of food science and cooking, Harold McGee.
  • Harold is the author of the beloved, bestselling, game-changing culinary guide On Food and Cooking.
  • He has recently turned his attention to one of the most overlooked dimensions of our world—smell. His new book is Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smells.

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.

Welcome Christmas!

Broadcast Window: December 1 – 31, 2021

Length: One hour

There’s no better way to welcome Christmas than Welcome Christmas!, the VocalEssence holiday concert conducted by Philip Brunelle. It’s an hour of joyful, classic holiday music from VocalEssence, one of the world’s premiere choral groups, singing traditional carols and new discoveries.

About the host:

  • John Birge is the morning host on Classical Minnesota Public Radio, host of APM’s Composers Datebook, and has brought Welcome Christmas! to hundreds of public radio stations since 1998.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: November 29 – December 5

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

Week of November 29

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks with Chris Best, CEO of Substack about growth in online newsletters and the changing business model of journalism.
  • Kai talks to Al Kelly, the CEO of Visa.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams hosts November 29-December 3.
  • November 29: We’ll have a goodbye interview with longtime Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood, with questions from listeners about her time on the show, her development as a journalist, and her plans to move into venture capital.
  • November 30: Kimberly Adams is interviewing YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki about the company’s power as an economic platform, the challenges she faces around stopping the spread of disinformation, and what she would like regulation of the tech industry—including YouTube—to look like.

On Point

  • November 29: Since the start of the pandemic one in five health care workers has quit and another 30 percent are considering it. Healthcare professionals have long been at higher risk of burnout, but the pandemic has pushed it to crisis level. On Point asks what that means for the future of healthcare in the US.
  • November 30: $800 billion in COVID relief funds still hasn’t made it to the American people. We explore where that money is and why it hasn’t been spent.
  • December 2: Linguist John McWhorter joins Meghna to talk about how he why he thinks some tenets of contemporary progressivism are bad for Black Americans. Mc Whorter is the author of Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America.

Classical

Performance Today

  • November 29: Performance Today will mark Hannukah with music for the season, including remembrances from violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley about his favorite Hanukkah traditions growing up.
  • December 3: Performance Today continues their Hannukah celebration – listeners will hear a special performance of “Haneros Haluli,” a new recording from the chamber orchestra The Knights.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

December 3 – 1997

  • The year Blur taught us that all you need for a stadium anthem was some raucous guitar and a few woo-hoos! Radiohead made their most adventurous album yet and their fans loved it, Foo Fighters released their 2nd album, and groups like Squirrel Nut Zippers brought back the swingin’ sounds of yesteryear. Punk rockers Green Day went mellow for their biggest hit yet, one of the most exciting things in music was the film and album Buena Vista Social Club, where many of us discovered the sounds of Cuba, Erykah Badu issued one of the big debuts of the year and Sarah McLachlan was building a mystery.
  • Outside the world of music, Princess Diana dies in a car crash in Paris and Elton John rewrites his 1973 single in her memory, The Simpsons surpasses The Flintstones as the longest-running prime-time animated series and Bill Clinton begins his 2nd term as President.

The Splendid Table

Reminder: Turkey Confidential – November 25:

  • Join us for the annual Thanksgiving Day broadcast! Guests include David Chang and Priya Krishna authors of Cook at Home: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave), Pati Jinich of PBS’ award-winning series Pati’s Mexican Table, Kenji Lopez Alt of Serious Eats and author of The Wok Recipes and Techniques and baker Cheryl Day author of Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking.”
  • Files will be available by Wednesday, November 24 via Dropbox – subscribe to the page to receive alerts and updates, and let your APM Station Relations Representative know if you’d like to carry the program before it is fed live at noon ET on November 25.

Encore episode – November 26: Being together when we’re apart

  • We talk to Priya Parker, author of The Art of the Gathering, about the things we should be focusing on when planning get-togethers, whether that’s virtual or not.
  • Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen fame brings us ideas for food gifts to swap and share in our social-distanced world.
  • Sam Sanders host of It’s Been a Minute, gives us the real talk about the work we all need to do to have meaningful conversations during these final months of 2021.

NEW episode – December 3:

  • This week, we have gift ideas for the food lover in your midst with The New Yorker’s Helen Rosner
  • We take on all kinds of etiquette issues with Nick Leighton and Leah Bonnema, the charming duo behind the podcast, Were You Raised By Wolves?

Timely Selections

Digital / Marketing tool from the BBC World Service

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Questions? Reach out to your Station Relations Representative.

A Soulful Christmas

Broadcast Window: December 1 – 31, 2021

Length: One hour

A Soulful Christmas is an uplifting, relevant display of Black music in the classical, gospel, spiritual, and jazz-inspired style. This special celebrates the non-idiomatic Black classical music, while exploring non-idiomatic choral traditions.

Guests include:

  • D’Walla Simmons-Burke, director of Choral Activities at Winston-Salem State University
  • Jason Max Ferdinand, conductor, ‘The Aeolians’
  • Dr. David Morrow, director of Choral Activities at Morehouse College
  • Dr. Tony McNeil, director of Choral Activities at Clinton College
  • Dr. Brittany Boykin, assistant professor of music at Georgia Tech

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: November 22-28

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

Week of November 22

Marketplace (PM)

  • For our United States of Work Series, Kai talks with Stephanie Silverman at the Belcourt Theatre about the return to a normal-ish movie release calendar.

Marketplace Tech

  • November 22: Guest host Jed Kim talks with an expert about sustainable air fuels.
  • Kimberly Adams hosts November 23-26.

On Point

  • November 22: President Biden’s Infrastructure Act puts $8 billion toward combating drought and preserving water systems in the west. On Point explores how that money could and should be spent and what impact it will have.
  • November 25 (encore): Just in time for Thanksgiving, On Point revisits our episode exploring the science behind good listening. What makes listening so difficult and why that matters, from the personal to the political.
  • November 26 (encore): Meghna speaks with journalist George Packer who has reported on strife and division around the world. Now, he trains his eye homeward, and finds an America divided into four factions: market enthralled Free America; meritocratic Smart America; aggrieved Real America; and the impatient, rigid young activists of Just America.

The Daily

  • November 25: On Thanksgiving Day, The Daily will re-run the episode ” A City’s Steps Towards Reparations,” which originally ran on July 12 and tells the story of how Evanston, IL became the first American city to approve a compensation program intended to address historical racism and discrimination.
  • November 26: The Daily will run an updated encore episode of “Why Mexico Is Suing US Gunmakers,” which originally ran on August 24 and looks at how Mexican officials are taking their arguments against lax U.S. gun control, and the effect it’s had on their country, to U.S. Federal Court.

Classical

Performance Today

  • November 25: Performance Today will have a special Thanksgiving show, featuring music by American composers and their vision of America (including composers Rick Sowash, Florence Price and Jennifer Higdon), and a celebration of the spirit of autumn.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

November 26 – 1989

  • The year that the tacky lil’ dance band from Athens, Georgia, B-52’s, released their best-selling album. Tom Petty dropped his Full Moon Fever album while his Traveling Wilburys bandmate Roy Orbison’s comeback album Mystery Girl was released two months after his passing. Love and Rockets had one of the year’s most unlikely hits, we were doing the Wild Thing to Tone Loc, Janet Jackson headed to Minneapolis to record Rhythm Nation 1814, with Prince protegee’s Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and the Pixies hit the big time with their Dolittle CD.
  • Outside the world of music, The Berlin Wall came down, George HW Bush took office and an earthquake hit San Francisco minutes before game 1 of the World Series between the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants.

The Splendid Table

Turkey Confidential – November 25:

  • Join us for the annual Thanksgiving Day broadcast! Guests include David Chang and Priya Krishna authors of Cook at Home: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave), Pati Jinich of PBS’ award-winning series Pati’s Mexican Table, Kenji Lopez Alt of Serious Eats and author of The Wok Recipes and Techniques and baker Cheryl Day author of Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking.”
  • Files will be available by Wednesday, November 24 via Dropbox – subscribe to the page to receive alerts and updates, and let your APM Station Relations Representative know if you’d like to carry the program before it is fed live at noon ET on November 25.

Encore episode – November 26: Being together when we’re apart

  • We talk to Priya Parker, author of The Art of the Gathering, about the things we should be focusing on when planning get-togethers, whether that’s virtual or not.
  • Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen fame brings us ideas for food gifts to swap and share in our social-distanced world.
  • Sam Sanders host of It’s Been a Minute, gives us the real talk about the work we all need to do to have meaningful conversations during these final months of 2021.

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.

Amazon: The Prime Effect

Broadcast Window: November 8, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Length: Three hour-long episodes

Amazon: The Prime Effect is an in depth series exploring the myriad ways Amazon is changing the ways we shop, work and live. All three episodes are currently available through the first week of January. Visit the ContentDepot page here.

  • Episode 1: What is Amazon? We dive deep on the structure of Amazon, the invisible strings that tie together the parts, and why those parts create something the government is keeping its eye on.
  • Episode 2: Who is Jeff Bezos? We explore Amazon founder Jeff Bezos; who he is, what makes him tick, and how he created an innovation-obsessed culture that led to Amazon’s explosive growth.
  • Episode 3: Amazon’s workforce. We work our way up the ladder at Amazon–starting with warehouse workers describing conditions during Covid to a corporate designer fired for speaking out against the company to Amazon’s vice president of workforce development.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: November 15-21

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 November 15

  • Kai talks to Atlanta Federal Reserve President Raphael Bostic.
  • Kai talks with Keely Croxton, professor of logistics at the Ohio State University about Queuing theory and supply chain disruption.

Marketplace Tech

  • Throughout the fall, Marketplace Tech will have a rotating schedule of hosts. Kimberly Adams hosts November 15-19.

On Point

  • November 15: Vaccines are still the first, best way to end the pandemic. But can other medicines – so-called therapeutics – also help?  The FDA says there are 11 treatments already authorized for emergency use, one fully approved, and more that 470 now at the trial stage. We explore the role of emerging therapeutics in ending the pandemic.
  • November 17: The former mayor of Stockton, CA, Michael Tubbs, joins host Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about his new memoir and the formative experiences that shaped him. Tubbs was Stockton’s first African American mayor and the youngest mayor of any major city in US history. Tubbs tells us about his experience balancing progressivism and political risk. Tubbs’ memoir is The Deeper Roots: A Memoir of Hope and Home.

Classical

Performance Today

  • November 18: The broadcast premiere of Red Sky by up-and-coming composer Anthony Barfield. The piece is inspired by the theory of the Big Bang – painting a picture of the universe just after the Big Bang and the evolution of people as we know it.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

November 19 – 1966

  • The Rolling Stones were writing their own songs, the Troggs had the first garage rock song to hit #1 while The Byrds had one of the first psychedelic songs to hit the top of the charts. It was a huge year for Motown Records with big hits from The Temptations, The Isley Brothers and The Supremes, who continued to be on a roll releasing their 7th #1 song in a row. The Beatles performed their final official concert at Candlestick Park and released the Revolver album, while their American rivals The Beach Boys dropped Pet Sounds. The Mamas and the Papas were California Dreaming, and The Monkees TV show began and created quite a phenomenon.
  • Outside the world of music, the Green Bay Packers won the 1st Super Bowl and Bonanza was the top-rated show on TV.

The Splendid Table

NEW episode – November 19

  • This year’s Thanksgiving episode brings together Francis and comedian Eric Wareheim author of Foodheim, A Culinary Adventure.
  • We also get the last word on how to BBQ a turkey from South Carolina pit master, Rodney Scott. His latest book is Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ, Every Day is a Good Day.

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.

Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude

Broadcast Window: November 4, 2021 – November 30, 2021

Length: One hour and two hour versions available

Giving Thanks shares music and stories that reflect the meaning of gratitude.

Special guests for 2021:

  • Stanley Tucci joins our Thanksgiving table to talk about his new book Taste: My Life Through Food, a memoir about food, family, and life – and his classic foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia.
  • Naomi Shihab Nye shares her poems celebrating her Palestinian-American heritage, and our shared humanity.

Giving Thanks sounds the way Thanksgiving feels: inviting, warm, and festive. No clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies. Instead, it’s a contemporary, thoughtful celebration of spirit of the holiday. Music from Eric Whitacre, Bach, Copland and more complete the scene.

The one-hour version of the show is geared towards News/Talk formats, while Classical music is the heart and soul of the two-hour version, flowing seamlessly with the stories.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative