Category Archives: Station Update

Your week at a glance: November 28 – December 4, 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 November 28

  • Kai talks with Mike Cessario, CEO/co-founder of Liquid Death at Liquid Death HQ about competition in the beverage space and viral marketing.
  • There’s a whole online community of folks who like to “bait” scammers by pretending to fall for scams and then exposing them. Marketplace Peter Balonon-Rosen reports.

Marketplace Tech

  • Nov 28: Kimberly Adams speaks with Josh Basile, lawyer and community relations manager at accessible, on the social and economic impact of not making websites accessible to people with disabilities especially during peak shopping periods like Cyber Monday.
  • Nov 29: Kimberly Adams will interview MelRose Michaels, founder of Sex Work CEO, on how adult content creators use/rely on Twitter and what they’re saying about Musk’s ownership/ongoing change of the platform
  • Nov 30: Kimberly speaks with Dustin Loup of the National Broadband Mapping Coalition to talk about the FCC’s first national broadband map update release, which is slated to happen later this month.

On Point

Look out for On Point’s week-long series, “Essential Trust: What Trust Is, Why We Need It, and What Happens When It’s Lost.” Over five parts it will explore how trust is created in the neural networks of an individual human brain, and then scaled up to the trust we have in people, institutions, and societies at large. Join us as we investigate what makes our capacity to trust uniquely precious, uniquely human, and worthy of our protection.


Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

New episode – December 2

  • This week we’re talking to restaurateur and writer Prue Leith of The Great British Baking Show and author of Bliss on Toast and Nigella Lawson with her latest book Cook, Eat, Repeat.

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: Meet the designers with ‘different brains’

designers

  • Description: La Casa de Carlota is a successful design agency in Barcelona. Their striking visual style comes from their designers who have learning disabilities, autism and schizophrenia. For more great positive stories listen to the People Fixing the World podcast. Voices: Penny, Dan, Tim and Bill from the Misfits theatre company Camera: Stefano Nicoli Research: Esperanza Escribano Producers: William Kremer and Tom Garmeson.
  • Suggested social copy: Learn about what makes this design agency stand out from the rest.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 34 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

The One Recipe Holiday Special

Broadcast Window: Dec 1, 2022 – Jan 1, 2023

Length: One hour

Join host Jesse Sparks for a holiday edition of The Splendid Table’s newest “podbaby,” The One Recipe. Jesse talks to culinary superstars about their “One,” the recipe that signals the holiday has begun! They’ll get into traditions and food with influences from all over the world and leave you with recipes that could jumpstart your own festivities! It’s delicious eating all month long. Guests include chef, YouTube personality and best-selling author Carla Lalli Music; The New York Time’s food writer Eric Kim, author of Korean- American: Food That Tastes Like Home and more to come! Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: November 14-20, 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 November 14

  • Kai talks with Lindsay McCormick, CEO of Bite Toothpaste Bits about packaging for retail vs eCommerce.
  • The United States is experiencing an extreme shortage of transformers. Not the robots that turn into cars — the kind that are essential to the electrical grid, from connecting city streetlights to powering your city. It’s gotten so bad that public power and cooperative utilities recently sent a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm emphasizing the crisis and asking the Department of Energy to use funding from the new climate law to boost U.S. production of smaller transformers. Marketplace’s Andy Uhler reports.

Marketplace Tech

Kimberly hosts all week.

  • Nov 14: Kimberly Adams speaks with Jennifer Abruzzo, General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, on the NLRB’s stance on workplace surveillance tech—and how the NLRB could soon crack down on employers that abuse worker privacy.
  • Nov 15: A conversation about how the use of social media platforms and other online spaces played out in the midterm elections — and what the growing use of and reliance on online spaces means for the future of democracy and civil dialogue.
  • Nov 16: Kimberly speaks with Dustin Loup of the National Broadband Mapping Coalition to talk about the FCC’s first national broadband map update release, which is slated to happen later this month.
  • Nov 17: A host feature from reporter Amy Scott (excerpted from of our Marketplace podcast How We Survive,) about how insurers use technology to calculate the risk of doing business in areas that are increasingly susceptible to hurricanes and other climate disasters.

On Point

  • Nov 14: In a world where we emphasize productivity and even celebrate busyness, is constant fatigue inevitable, or can we learn and practice meaningful rest? Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith joins Meghna with some advice on how to be better rested.
  • Nov 16: Political pundits often cast the electorate as increasingly polarized but in the midterms, voters from New Hampshire, to Georgia, to Arizona split their tickets, voting for candidates from different parties in national and local races. On Point looks into what’s driving this and what it tells us about what voters are looking for in candidates. Anthony Brooks hosts.
  • Nov 17: When COVID struck in 2020 and employers started laying off workers, women were particularly affected to the degree that it became known as the “she-cession.” Harvard Professor, Claudia Goldin, has taken a closer look at what happened and tells Meghna that the real divide is less about gender than it is about education and that women took on more caregiving as, inn aggregate, they held on to their jobs.

Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

New episode – November 18

  • This week chef Vivian Howard will be in-house to take your cooking questions. Her latest book is This Will Make It Taste Good and Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering joins us to talk about how to become a great guest. Get ready for more invitations!

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 dads spreading love to stop fights in school

Dads on Duty

  • Description: Dads on Duty are a team of fathers who patrol Southwood High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. They got together after more than twenty students had been arrested for fighting. With a friendly face and a few dad jokes they’ve helped to reduce the level of violence. For more positive solutions, download the People Fixing the World podcast Reporter/producer: Ben Wyatt Camera: Lisa Janae
  • Suggested social copy: See how a group of dads are helping reduce violence at a high school in Louisiana.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 38 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Giving Thanks

Broadcast Window: Nov 3 – 27, 2022

Length: One hour & Two hours

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. For listeners, whether they’re up early in the kitchen, on the road to a family gathering, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: November 7-13, 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 November 7

  • Kai checks in with Katrina Amaral, Timberdoodle Farm & Sawmill, about how business has been.
  • Marketplace’s Matt Levin looks at how the first recession young workers experience impacts the rest of their working lives and attitudes towards the economy.

Marketplace Tech

This week, coverage will be focused on the election and how conversations and communities online fuel political and civic dialogues.

  • Nov 7: Tech will air a special host feature from Kimberly Adams examining the state of voting technology for people who are disabled.
  • Nov 8: A conversation with St. John’s University professor Kate Klonick, about where we congregate online, and how content moderation rules and standards factor into people’s decisions about where to have conversations online.
  • Nov 9: On the day after the election we look at how various social media platforms have struggled to deal with political content, especially when it’s not true. We discuss the role of social media in voter turnout and voter suppression, and the role it can play in the aftermath of an election. Guest TBD.

On Point

  • Nov 7: With the midterms just one day away we turn our attention to ballot measure. Voters in Florida, Arkansas and Arizona are facing ballot measures asking them to consider limiting the power of ballot measures. In states with Republican legislatures such citizen-sponsored initiatives can be the only way for Democrats to advance any policy goals.
  • Nov 10: On Point explores what’s behind the surge in cases of RSV that has overwhelmed pediatric intensive care units. The director of a major pediatric emergency department has described in COVID terms as being like March 2020 for pediatricians.
  • Nov 11: Richard Reeves joins Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about his new book, Of Boys and Men. It has been described by New York Times columnist David Brooks as being “One of the most important books of the year, not only because it is a comprehensive look at the male crisis, but also because it searches for the roots of that crisis and offers solutions.”

BBC World Service


US Election Special

Broadcast Window: Tuesday, Nov 8 from 6:00 pm ET – Nov 9 1:00 AM ET.

Live only. No downloads available on BBC Media Partner Center

Razia Iqbal, Justin Webb and Jamie Coomarasamy present BBC Radio’s coverage of the US midterm elections. They bring results and analysis from across America as voters go to the polls to decide the future direction and shape of US politics.

President Biden’s Democratic party are looking to hold on to the House of Representatives and the Senate against a Republican party which is looking to re-establish a foot in governing at a national level. We might also get a good understanding of the future political ambitions of Donald Trump. Razia, Justin and Jamie speak to experts, politicians and voters across the country to find out what the impact of the economy, abortion, crime and the future of democracy itself will have on the results, and what it all means for America.

Check Content Depot alerts for WS schedule changes.


Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – November 11

  • This week, we’re going to master bakers for their favorite secretly simple sweets. We’ll be hearing from Anne Byrn, author of A New Take on Cake, Paola Velez, co-founder of Bakers Against Racism and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef, Aran Goyoaga, author of Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple: A New Way to Bake Gluten-Free and chef Dave Beran of Pasjoli in Santa Monica, CA.

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!

Wash: How a community in Ghana is tackling flooding in their homes

Ghana

  • Description: The floods in Nungua – a community of more than 80,000 in Accra, Ghana – have been much worse this year. Now, people are working together to tackle the challenge. From setting up a community committee, to building barriers to stop dirty water and digging drainages with sieves. Let’s see how they work.
  • Suggested social copy: How a community in Ghana is tackling flooding in their homes.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 44 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

WNYC Presents: 100 Years of the BBC

Broadcast Window: Oct 31 – Dec 31, 2022

Length: One hour

Join Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s live daily arts and culture show, All Of It, for a special hour-long program exploring the history of the BBC. Listeners will hear sound from reporters on the beaches during D-Day, Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, the rise of the Beatles, and popular BBC radio and television programs of the past – as well as a glimpse of the broadcaster behind the scenes through oral histories from producers who worked at the organization. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: October 31-November 6, 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 October 31

On October 31, our special series starts with a show focused on one street in Buffalo and what it reveals about the current economic moment.

We heard deeply personal stories about how folks are trying to stretch their income…trying to switch careers…trying to run a family business when you can’t give one of your employees—your daughter—a raise. After a decade of sluggish wage growth, the lowest-paid workers are finally earning more, but at the same time, the cost of living is going up. As the Fed tries to slow the economy down, we’ll talk to business owners, workers, and regular people in Buffalo, NY to help our listeners understand this economic moment.

Listeners will hear/learn about what the economy looks like for—

  • Small business owners along Elmwood Avenue (Buffalo’s main business street).
  • A large employer with a range of employees across the income spectrum.
  • Fixed-income shoppers at FeedmoreWNY farm market truck.
  • A range of workers with first-person narrative and vox.
  • A small manufacturing co experimenting with new ways to attract and retain workers.

Marketplace Tech

  • Oct 31: A look at the future of content moderation and advertising on Twitter, (assuming the Elon Musk deal goes through as expected on Friday of this week).
  • Nov 2: An examination on the state of voting technology for people who are disabled.
  • Nov 3: We’ll look at Netlix’s new revenue model—advertising and commercials—and talk about whether and how that could affect the streaming experience that users have grown accustomed to.

On Point

  • Oct 31: With less than two weeks to go before the midterm elections, candidates are making their final pitches to voters. We’ve been hearing a lot about the highly contentious races in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Ohio but today we focus on Colorado, Michigan, and Nevada; three states that aren’t in the spotlight as much but where the stakes are just as high for voters there. (Anthony Brooks hosts)
  • Nov 4: President Biden’s plan to offer many American some relief from their student loan debt doesn’t address the issue of why a college education in the US has become so expensive. Since 1970, in-state tuition has soared by more than 2000%, while the average student loan debt has gone up by more than 300%. There seems to be little incentive for colleges to keep costs down and play a bigger role in reversing the student loan crisis. We explore some solutions with top education experts and a sitting University President.

BBC World Service


The Real Story – Why the US mid-terms matter

Broadcast Window: Oct 28 – Nov 11, 2022

Join The Real Story and our partners in Michigan, Arizona and California as we delve into some of the key issues driving this year’s race – the cost of living, abortion rights and the perceived threat to democracy. This is the first time in which US stations are reporting for the BBC’s broad international audiences.

Ritula Shah is joined by Rick Pluta, Senior Capitol Correspondent at Michigan Public Radio Network MPRN, Ben Giles, Senior Editor KJZZ Phoenix 91.5FM and Marisa Lagos, political correspondent for KQED in California.

Find this program on Content Depot.


Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

New episode – November 4

  • This week Francis is answering your questions with help from the dynamic duo of Sohla and Ham El-Waylly, hosts of the New York Times Cooking show Mystery Menu. Then, restaurateur Will Guidara joins us with advice on how to be a great host. His new book is Unreasonable Hospitality: The Remarkable Power of Giving People More Than They Expect.

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 ikea-style flat-pack home for refugees

flat-pack home

  • Description: Better Shelter have made thousands of flat-pack homes for refugees around the world. Supported by the Ikea Foundation, the charity aims to improve on the canvas tents in which millions of displaced people have to live. Find out more on the People Fixing the World podcast Reporter – Myra Anubi Syria Camera – Ali Haj Suleiman Produced by Richard Kenny & Farhana Haider.
  • Suggested social copy: A flat-pack home made to help provide shelter for displaced refugees.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 41 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Giving Thanks

Broadcast Window: Nov 3 – 27, 2022

Length: One hour & Two hours

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. For listeners, whether they’re up early in the kitchen, on the road to a family gathering, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: October 24 – 30, 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 October 24

  • Kai speaks with Austin Golding, CEO of Golding Barge Line, about Mississippi’s water levels slowing down barges.
  • Kai talks to Emily Flitter about her book The White Wall: How Big Finance Bankrupts Black America.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly hosts Monday/Tuesday, Meghan McCarty Carino the rest of the week.
  • Oct 24: Tech will feature a story about the “hackability” of tractors, which are more and more technologically advanced these days.
  • Oct 25: A look at how some jurisdictions are returning to more low-tech ballot options for this election cycle, in a Q with Lawrence Norden, senior director of the Brennan Center’s Elections & Government Program.
  • Oct 26: A featured conversation with Karen Etkin, a self-described “Gerontechnologist” who studies and writes about technology for older people and in particular, tools that help them age in place.

On Point

  • Oct 25: We take a close look at how the war in Ukraine might end with Yale University history professor, Timothy Snyder. He recently wrote that “the war ends when Ukrainian military victories alter Russian political realities.” Snyder believes the political reality has already begun to shift, and ultimately, for Russian president Vladimir Putin, “it might be bad to lose in Ukraine, but it is worse to lose in Russia.”
  • Oct 26: When Hurricane Fiona hit the island of Puerto Rico on September 18th, it caused massive flooding and the loss of electricity for millions for weeks. Before Fiona, only 30% of all permanent reconstruction work related to the damage caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017 had begun. Thousands of people still lived in flood-prone areas, and almost nothing had been done to strengthen the power grid and other critical infrastructure. So, why five years after Hurricane Maria is the island still so unprepared for hurricane season?

Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – October 28

  • We are spending some time with two great friends. Dorie Greenspan is in the house answering your questions. Her latest book is Baking with Dorie, and then we spend some time with Abra Berens, chef, former farmer, and award-winning author. Her new book is Grist: A Practical Guide to Cooking Grains, Seeds, Beans and Legumes.

C24

  • On Saturday October 29, the Saturday Cinema feature will begin its new two-hour format and run from 10:00am – 12:00 pm (CT) going forward. Our new Halloween episode, Hollywood Halloween 2022, will be the first two-hour edition where you’ll hear all the best creepy flicks and the music that made them even creepier.

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!

Global Citizen: The zero-waste bus delivering affordable food during lockdown

mobile grocery store

  • Description: Inner city residents of Johannesburg in South Africa have been given access to a new kind of shopping experience: a zero waste mobile grocery store. The bus, called Skhaftin after the local slang word for ‘lunchbox’, sells fresh and dry foods such as rice, beans and lentils, as it makes its way around the city. Shoppers bring their own containers, avoiding the use of packaging that could harm the environment. Founder Ilka Stein and her team came up with the concept during the pandemic, to allow people to access healthy but affordable food in a sustainable way, without having to travel far from home.
  • Suggested social copy: Say hello to a new kind of shopping experience: a zero waste mobile grocery store.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 8 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Every Good Thing

Broadcast Window: Nov 3 – 27, 2022

Length: One hour

On Thanksgiving, join Andrea Blain as she takes some time to give thanks and celebrate one of life’s most meaningful gifts: music. It’s “Every Good Thing” — an hour of stories and music to celebrate Thanksgiving. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: October 17-23, 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 October 17

  • Karen Clark is a catastrophe modeler and a pioneer in her field. Marketplace’s Amt Scott follows her team as they map Hurricane Ian and estimate many billions of dollars in losses — overlaying Hurricane reports with data about building codes, home value data and more. Amy visits one of the “data points” on the ground — a mobile home park that’s been practically flattened by the hurricane.

Marketplace Tech

  • Meghan McCarty Carino hosts Mon-Wed, Kimberly is back Thursday.
  • Oct 17: In an exclusive interview, Meghan McCarty Carino will speak with Aiha Nguyen from Data Society about the research group’s latest report on how doorbell camera tech is having a distressing effect on delivery workers in the e-commerce sector.
  • Oct 18: We’ll hear about the Biden administrations plans to roll out cybersecurity labels, which is in the same vein as the Energy Star program, on consumer products. Guest TBD.
  • Oct 19: A look into a recent Illinois case about biometric privacy. A group of truckers won their suit against BNSF Railway Co., they argued that the company acted illegally by collecting employee fingerprints without consent. Guest TBD.
  • Oct 20: We’ll look at the disturbing spread of misinformation in Spanish targeting potential Latinx voters, on social media and other platforms. Guest TBD.

On Point

  • Oct 17: Political analysts call the Latino vote a ‘sleeping giant.’ Most still vote Democrat, but the GOP is gaining ground among voters who look to their socially conservative values and traditions to guide them at the proverbial ballot box. We hear from Latino voters from across the nation.
  • Oct 18: Meghna speaks with Financial Times business columnist and one half of On Point’s Money Ladies, Rana Faroohar, about her new book Homecoming. Rana tells Meghna about her trip across the nation exploring America’s broken food supply chain and what can be done about it.

Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

New episode – October 21

  • We’re deep into vegan cooking this week with Hannah Che, author of The Vegan Chinese Kitchen and chef Danny Bowien, author of Mission Vegan.

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!

Immunization: Why we do it and how ‘herd immunity’ works

balloons

  • Description: This is how vaccines work, why they’re important and what the phrase “herd immunity” actually means. Produced and edited by Elise Wicker; art direction by Alice Grenié; filming by Derrick Evans; voiceover by Kat Collins; executive production by Lorna Hankin and Charlie Newland Image: Balloons filled with red spots, symbolising measles Credit: BBC
  • Suggested social copy: This is how vaccines work, why they’re important and what the phrase “herd immunity” actually means.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 20 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

WNYC Presents: 100 Years of the BBC

Broadcast Window: Oct 31 – Dec 9, 2022

Length: One hour

Join Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s live daily arts and culture show, All Of It, for a special hour-long program exploring the history of the BBC. Listeners will hear sound from reporters on the beaches during D-Day, Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, the rise of the Beatles, and popular BBC radio and television programs of the past – as well as a glimpse of the broadcaster behind the scenes through oral histories from producers who worked at the organization. Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: October 10-16, 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 October 10

  • Kai talks with CNBC’s Julia Boostin about her new book, When Women Lead: What They Achieve, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn from Them.
  • Kai talks with Vivian Gueler, CFO of Pacific Trust Group in LA, about business and the housing market recently.
  • Recipients of Social Security are likely to receive the largest-ever benefit increase next year as a result of this year’s high inflation. Marketplace’s Samantha Fields looks at the ramifications.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly hosts Monday, Meghan McCarty Carino the rest of the week.
  • Oct 10: Kimberly Adams speaks with Maria Agustina Ricci Lara, Ph.D. student and researcher at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires in Argentina, to discuss equity issues in algorithms used/potentially for use in medical imaging devices.
  • Oct 11: An evaluation on the theme “Is the Golden Age of Tech coming to an end” with Guardian reporter Kari Paul.
  • Oct 12: A conversation with Samantha Lai from the Brookings Institution about how companies and political campaigns use tech tools for targeted political ads on social media and other platforms in the run up to the midterm elections.
  • Oct 13: A feature about neural net technology—as one of our producers tries to play a video game using only his mind.

On Point

  • Oct 10: To many Americans, democracy feels fragile. In the upcoming midterm elections, a recent poll found that preserving democracy is one of the top issues on voters’ minds. So, what happens when democracy is lost? We look to Chile, a historically democratic country that fell to a dictatorship for nearly two decades, from 1973 to 1990. What happened? Were there warning signs? And how can the U.S. learn from them?
  • Oct 11: Meghna speaks with Martin Muoto, a California entrepreneur building affordable homes in South Central LA at half the usual cost. And he’s doing it without public funding.

Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – October 14

  • This week, we’re digging in with some of our favorite cookbook writers, including Kristina Cho author of Mooncakes and Milk Bread, Sweet & Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries, Dylan Thuras, coauthor of Gastro Obscura, A Food Adventurer’s Guide, and Sandor Katz and his book Fermentation Journeys From Around the World.

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!

Global Citizen: ‘The doctor told me long Covid didn’t exist in kids’

long Covid

  • Description: When 16-year-old Liliana Jackson caught Coronavirus she thought it would only last a week or two. But months later she was experiencing repeated flare-ups including skin rashes, nerve pain, chest cramps and severe fatigue. At one point she was so ill she thought she might die. But she and her mother Gail, who live in the East Midlands in the UK, felt let down by doctors who they say at first, didn’t take them seriously. While the majority of children and young people are not severely affected by Covid, some do experience continuing symptoms. NHS England says it’s setting up specialist long Covid services for young people as part of a £100 million expansion of care for those with the condition.
  • Suggested social copy: How is England assisting those effected with long Covid?
  • Duration: 2 minutes 46 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Searching for Providers of Color

Broadcast Window: Oct 10 – Dec 10, 2022

Length: One hour

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

Your week at a glance: Oct 3-9, 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 October 3

  • Kai talks with Matteo Wong about how AI ruined chess.
  • We hear a lot from businesses that are continuing to grapple with supply chain problems. But those same businesses are benefiting from a shorter term “stimulus”: the strong dollar. Marketplace’s Justin Ho reports.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly hosts half the week, Meghan McCarty Carino the other half.
  • Oct 3: Tech will feature a story about the use of precision technology in agriculture, and how limited broadband access can affect farmer’s abilities to take advantage of certain new tools that especially help in times of drought and high fertilizer costs.
  • Oct 4: A conversation with Chris Miller about his new book CHIP WAR: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology.
  • Oct 5: We’ll look at what it means to have Doreen Bogdan-Martin elected as the new U.N. International Telecommunications agency leader. Guest TBD.
  • Oct 6: We’ll look at how Silicon Valley industries are faring in the still-weird pandemic economy. Guest TBD.

On Point

  • Meghna Chakrabarti is away this week. Kimberley Atkins Stohr hosts.
  • Oct 4: With five weeks to go until the mid-term elections On Point hears from a panel of Republican voters in three key states to hear about the issues that are resonating with them.
  • Oct 5: Dr Lucinda Bateman, one of the few researchers into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome tells Kimberley how her work is helping the medical community better understand long COVID.

Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – September 30

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

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!

Climate change in India: The young inventor’s solar-powered ironing cart

solar-powered ironing cart

  • Description: Ironing vendors are common across India. The irons are heated using charcoal, a fuel that contributes to air pollution. But Vinisha Umashankar, from Tamil Nadu, has found a clean solution. Vinisha’s ironing cart is powered by solar energy, which can be stored in batteries and used during the night. Her invention was nominated for this year’s Earthshot Prize. Footage from The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet, which is available on BBC iPlayer. (Image: Vinisha sits on her solar-powered ironing cart, Credit: Earthshot Prize.)
  • Suggested social copy: Learn how a young inventor is fighting India’s air pollution with a solar-powered ironing cart.
  • Duration: 2 minutes 21 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

WNYC Presents: 100 Years of the BBC

Broadcast Window: Oct 31 – Dec 9, 2022

Length: One hour

Join Alison Stewart, host of WNYC’s live daily arts and culture show, All Of It, for a special hour-long program exploring the history of the BBC. Listeners will hear sound from reporters on the beaches during D-Day, Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, the rise of the Beatles, and popular BBC radio and television programs of the past – as well as a glimpse of the broadcaster behind the scenes through oral histories from producers who worked at the organization.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: September 6 – October 2, 2022

Here are the latest updates for upcoming programs. PLEASE NOTE: All details are subject to change. Additional details will be shared via ContentDepot as they become available.

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 September 26

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

Marketplace Tech

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

On Point

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

Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – September 30

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

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 Charmed Life: The story of the Khmissa

Khmissa

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

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Searching for Providers of Color

Broadcast Window: Oct 10 – Dec 10, 2022

Length: One hour

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

Your week at a glance: September 19-25, 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 September 19

  • Kai talks with Daniel B. Maffei, chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, about the new Ocean Shipping Reform Act.
  • Last year we reported on how a paper shortage and other supply chain issues threw book publishing into chaos just before the holidays and the economic consequences for authors and retailers. Marketplace’s Savannah Maher does a check in as we go into the big retail season.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly hosts all week.
  • Sep 19: We’ll feature a conversation with Matt Stoller, director of research at the American Economic Liberties Project, about several antitrust cases that notably do NOT involve the Federal Trade Commission. California is suing Amazon over anti-competitive practices, and the EU is suing Google over anticompetitive conduct in Android technology.
  • Sep 20: A conversation with Dr. Joan Donovan, Research Director of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, to discuss her latest book “Meme Wars: The Untold Story of the Online Battles Upending Democracy in America.” We’ll loo at the role memes have played in misinformation on the internet and what to look out for in the upcoming mid-term elections.
  • Sep 21: We’ll speak with Matt Perault, director of the Center on Tech Policy at UNC-Chapel Hill, about his characterization of the digital landscape (online speech and expression) as ripe for a “civil war”– with certain states protecting information and posts about how to obtain a legal abortion, and other states that have legislation that does the opposite.
  • Sep 22: We’ll look at the uptick in social media users representing themselves with “authenticity”— in photos without makeup, say, or doing everyday unglamorous tasks. This week TikTok introduced a new feature allowing users to post a momentary authentic snapshot of their daily life, and it’s a blatant copy of a platform called BeReal. We’ll focus on the authenticity trend as well and look at how it’s spreading between platforms.

On Point

Next week On Point is diving deep into the topic of trust. Trust is a bond. It holds everything from families to entire nations together. Are we living in a world where those bonds are breaking? Essential Trust: What Trust Is, Why We Need It, and What Happens When It’s Lost is a week-long series of discovery, where On Point will explore how trust is created in the neural networks of an individual human brain, and then scaled up to the trust we have in not just people, but institutions and societies at large. Over the course of the week, we will examine five animating questions:

  • Sep 19: Is what we call trust a uniquely human trait, or is it experienced in other parts of the animal kingdom?
  • Sep 20: What is happening in our brains when we trust? What makes our capacity to trust so essential to humanity?
  • Sep 21: When we lose trust in our institutions, what larger impact does that have on society?
  • Sep 22: If trust is so essential, why do we need skepticism?
  • Sep 23: How do we rebuild trust once it is lost?

Arts and Culture

The Splendid Table

New episode – September 23

  • We are Frenchified this week as we head into the kitchen with legendary chef Jacques Pépin to talk about his latest book: Art of the Chicken. Then we turn to French baking with Aleksandra Crapanzano author of Gateau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes.
  • Please note, Francis and friends will be taking your culinary questions this fall! Record your question or comment on your phone using your voice memo app and send it to us at contact@splendidtable.org or leave us a voice message at 800-537-5252.

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!

Wellness: ‘I was addicted to exercise’

exercise addiction

  • Description: When does something healthy like exercise become an unhealthy addiction? And can apps make things worse? Produced by Nicola Kelly, filmed by Colum O’Dwyer, edited by Colum O’Dwyer and Baya Cat Image: Valerie running, credit: BBC.
  • Suggested social copy: Addiction and exercise. How much is too much?
  • Duration: 2 minutes 7 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

988: A Call for Crisis Care

Broadcast Window: Sep 1 – Oct 31, 2022

Length: One hour

This September in honor of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, join Call to Mind for “988: A Call for Crisis Care.” 988 is a hotline for mental health emergencies like suicidal thoughts and life-threatening behavior—that anyone can dial or text for help. What actually happens when someone dials 988? What do people expect when they call to report a mental health crisis? And what does crisis response look like? Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.