Category Archives: Station Update

Your week at a glance: June 20-26, 2022

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

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


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

Week of June 20

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

Marketplace Tech

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

The Daily

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

On Point

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

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

June 24 – 1960

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

The Splendid Table

New episode – June 25

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

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

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

One man’s fight to stop a coal power station

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

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Juneteenth: Remembrance and Celebration

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

Length: One hour

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

Your week at a glance: June 13-19, 2022

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

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


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)


Week of June 13

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

Marketplace Tech

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

On Point

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

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

June 17 – 1970s Funk and Soul

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

The Splendid Table

New episode – June 17: Father’s Day

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

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

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

Urban gardening: ‘I crave a connection with nature’

Joanna

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

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

True Colors: Sounds from the Heart

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

Length: One hour

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

Your week at a glance: June 6-12, 2022

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

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


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

Week of June 6

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

Marketplace Tech

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

On Point

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

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

June 10 – 1981

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

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – June 10: Summer in America

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

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

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

A Mexican goth fights for freedom to be different

goths and punks

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

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Juneteenth: Remembrance and Celebration

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

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: May 30-June 5, 2022

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

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


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

Week of May 30

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

Marketplace Tech

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

The Daily

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

On Point

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

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

June 3 – 1960

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

The Splendid Table

New episode – June 3: Summer Parties

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

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

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

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

Adebayo Alonge

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

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Witness: Pride Month

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

Length: One hour

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

Your week at a glance: May 23-29, 2022

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

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


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

Week of May 23

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

Marketplace Tech

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

On Point

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

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

May 27 – 1990

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

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – May 27: Food and Marriage

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

Timely Selections

Shareable video of the week

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

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

baby goat

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

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Arc of Justice

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

Length: Four, one-hour long episodes

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

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

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: May 16-22, 2022

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

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


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

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

Marketplace Tech

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

On Point

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

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

May 20 – 2007

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

The Splendid Table

New episode – May 20: Your cooking and eating questions

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

Timely Selections

Digital / Marketing tool from the BBC World Service

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

VIEW VIDEOS HERE

Questions? Reach out to your Station Relations Representative.

Small Change: Women of Color Building a Business Legacy

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

Length: One hour

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

Your week at a glance: May 9-15, 2022

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

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


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

Week of May 9

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

Marketplace Tech

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

On Point

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

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

May 13 – 1975

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

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – May 13: Jacques Pépin

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

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Spotlight on Youth Mental Health During Covid

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

Length: One hour

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

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

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: May 2 – 8, 2022

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

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


News

Marketplace

Marketplace (PM)

Week of May 2

  • Tuesday, May 3: Kai talks to Katherine Tai, the US Trade Representative.
  • The last time the US suffered a long bout of inflation back in the 70s, it led to what’s known as a wage-price spiral: prices went up, so wages went up, too, which caused prices to go up even more. Rinse and repeat. Marketplace’s Mitchell Hartman looks into whether that’s likely to happen during this round of inflation.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • May 2: Marketing Tech looks at the regulatory landscape for big social media companies (or lack thereof) and how it differs from the U.S. and other nations. As Elon Musk looks to changes on Twitter, how will new regulations in Europe affect his plans?
  • May 3: Kimberly speaks with former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Amie on his new biography Disrupting the Game and his insights into the game industry.
  • May 4: Kimberly interviews Emerson Brooking, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, about Russian use of RuTube and YouTube during the ongoing war with Ukraine.
  • May 5: We’ll hear how big tech is trying to be more inclusive and supportive of neurodiverse talent in the workforce. Are these efforts working? We’ll feature a neurodiverse employee within the industry (guest TBD).

On Point

  • May 3: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has called state lawmakers into a special session next month to address the state’s property insurance crisis. Multiple insurance companies have withdrawn from the state or gone out of business and homeowners across the state have had their policies canceled. Behind this is a tale of what happens when litigation replaces legislation.
  • May 5: The US is approaching a grim milestone – one million dead from COVID-19. Many more Americans are figuring out what life looks like without someone they love. On Point explores how we as individuals, and collectively, mark this milestone.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

May 6 – 1983

  • The Time Machine stops in 1983 this time. In the pop world it was a big year for women with big debuts from both Madonna and Cindy Lauper. David Bowie became a superstar with the release of his Nile Rogers produced album Let’s Dance. His guitarist on the album was Stevie Ray Vaughan, who released his debut Texas Flood the same year. In the college rock world there were debuts from REM and Big Country. UB40 helped popularize reggae with their covers album Labour of Love. There was no sophomore slump for Lionel Richie and Culture Club, who both released huge 2nd albums.
  • Beyond the world of music: Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel in space when the space shuttle Challenger was launched. The precursor to American Idol and The Voice, the show Star Search debuted, which was hosted by Ed McMahan. The Star Wars flick Return of the Jedi ruled the box office & you may have killed time with your Rubik’s cube. Its 1983 our year on this episode of Time Machine from The Current.

The Splendid Table

New episode – May 6: Evan Kleinman

  • Evan Kleiman has never been a big self-promoter, but she has had one of the most influential careers in American food. First as a groundbreaking chef in Los Angeles with her Italian restaurant Angeli Caffe, and then by conducting thousands of interviews as the host of Good Food from KCRW. It’s one of our favorite food shows and so, this week, we’re spending the hour talking to her about her life and all the places food has taken her and her listeners.

Timely Selections

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Cinco de Mayo: ¡Viva México!

Broadcast Window: April 28, 2022 – May 31, 2022

Length: One hour

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, an event where the Mexican army defeated the French forces of Napoleon the Third. Although Cinco de Mayo isn’t particularly celebrated in Mexico, it remains a day that acknowledges Mexican heritage in the United States.

In this special, Ines Guanchez will share the history of Cinco do Mayo through the music of Mexican and Chicano composers from the past and present that celebrates Mexican national pride and heritage.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: April 25 – May 1, 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 April 25

  • Why don’t we have disaggregated measures of inflation – how much people spend based on their income and where they live? Kai explains, along with what it would look like if we did.
  • Kai talks with Anna Stansbury about a new working paper on socioeconomic diversity in economics.

Marketplace Tech

  • Meghan McCarty Carino will host Marketplace Tech April 25-26, and Kimberly Adams hosts the program April 27-29.
  • April 25: Meghan McCarty Carino reports on how companies like IBM are increasingly evaluating candidates based on their skills instead of college degrees or other accolades. Skills-first hiring focuses on specific talents candidates might bring to a company, but filtering for those skills during the recruitment process can be a challenge. Still, this approach might lower barriers to IT jobs and help diversify the tech industry.
  • April 26: Marketplace Tech interviews Egill Hauksson, research professor of geophysics, about earthquake detection technology. Earlier this month, a group of researchers at Stanford University published a report about their deep-learning algorithm that “de-noises” cities and detects earthquakes – trained on 80,000 datasets. Late last year, another group of researchers from Penn State also published a report about their earthquake detection technology that they have been working on from a lab. But overall, earthquake detection technology still isn’t where it needs to be. We’ll get into why that is.

On Point

  • April 25: Social psychologist Jonathan Haight joins Meghna to talk about the impact that social media is having on society in the US, or as the title of a recent piece he wrote for The Atlantic puts it, “Why the past ten years of American life have been uniquely stupid.”
  • April 27: We look at NATO’s last big expansion in the mid 1990’s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and ask about the role that played in creating the current dynamic between Russia, Europe, and the US.
  • April 28: On Point takes a deep dive into the consequences and challenges of Sweden and Finland saying that they are applying for NATO membership, in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Given the history, should they be admitted? .

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

April 29 – 1965

  • The Time Machine makes a stop in 1965 this time…It was a huge year for Bob Dylan, he made not one, but two classic albums in the same year, He got booed a lot too, for plugging in his guitar. Motown was selling records like hotcakes with releases from The Supremes, The Four Tops and others. British Invasion bands dominated the airwaves, as The Beatles made their 2nd film, played to 55,000 at Shea Stadium and released the excellent Rubber Soul album, The Rolling Stones had their biggest hit yet on a song that came to Keith Richards in his sleep. The Who issued their debut album and the Animals and the Kinks emerged. Little Milton and Petula Clark had their biggest year. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass ruled the Easy Listening world.
  • Beyond the world of music: The Sound of Music was the biggest film of the year and Bonanza was the most popular show on TV. It’s all 1965 our year on this episode of Time Machine from The Current.

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – April 29: Japanese Home Cooking

  • This week, we are talking about Japanese home cooking– and not ramen or sushi. Sonoko Sakai, the author of Japanese Home Cooking, tells us about the Japanese curry everyone makes at home.
  • Ivan Orkin and Chris Ying, authors of The Gaijin Cookbook, give us a lesson in Japanese kid-food.
  • Chef Shintaro of NYC’s Bar Moga teaches us how to make the delicious fried rice omelet, omurice.

Timely Selections

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Melodies of Freedom

Broadcast Window: April 5 – April 30, 2022
Length: One hour

Melodies of Freedom is a musical celebration of Passover that will explore the power of music to bring people together.

Featured music includes A Seder for Peace by Stewart Grant written for a seder that brought together Israelis and Palestinians, Christians, Muslims, and Jews for the cause of peace in the Middle East. We’ll also hear Passover Psalm by Erich Wolfgang Korngold who overcame personal tragedy during the Holocaust.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Your week at a glance: April 18-24, 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 April 18

  • A group of hedge funds is betting that a lynchpin of the cryptocurrency ecosystem is about to tank; the “Big Short” for crypto. “Tether” is the leading crypto “stablecoin,” a class of crypto asset that is supposed to be pegged to the U.S. dollar and not fluctuate as dramatically as Bitcoin or Ethereum. Stablecoins are the secret lubricant of cryptocurrency trading, allowing traders to easily buy and sell crypto without having to constantly cash out to non-crypto assets— more than 75% of trades on crypto exchanges involve stablecoins. If the hedge funds are right that’s a big problem, not just for crypto but for the mainstream financial system too. The US Treasury has been warning about the systemic risk posed by stablecoins for years, comparing it to the “shadow banking” system that precipitated the 2008 financial crisis. Marketplace’s Matt Levin has this explainer on what stablecoin is, and why you should care.

Marketplace Tech

  • Meghan McCarty Carino will host Marketplace Tech April 18-22.
  • April 18: In advance of Netflix’s earnings release, Marketplace Tech will look at the platform’s entrée into gaming. Netflix has already bought three boutique video game studios. Games have historically been at the forefront of technological advancements and have seen the rewards of them more immediately, at least in the last few decades. We’ll look at the future of gaming and Netflix.
  • April 19: Marketplace Tech looks at the growth of tech hubs outside of the typical Silicon Valley areas, in places like Miami and beyond.
  • April 20: Marketplace Tech talks with Nina Jankowicz about her new book How to be a Woman Online: Surviving abuse and harassment and how to fight back.

On Point

  • Kimberly Atkins Stohr hosts On Point April 18-22.
  • April 18: Kimberly Atkins Stohr speaks with journalist Danielle Friedman about the fascinating – but complicated – history of women in fitness. Her new book, Let’s get Physical, explores the intersection of exercise, image, and power.
  • April 20: Earlier this month the CDC announced that Title 42 at the US-Mexico border will end on May 23rd. Title 42 is the Trump era policy, implemented at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which allowed the US to expel migrants without a hearing. Critics have called it inhumane, but there are concerns that the policy is being terminated without a plan in place to deal with large numbers of migrants seeking to cross the border. On Point takes a close look at the impact and legacy of Title 42.
  • April 21: Atlanta Journal-Constitution politics reporter Greg Bluestein joins Kimberley Atkins Stohr to talk about the how the Georgia governor’s race is heating up and how this election, and ones to come, will reveal whether Democrat’s success in turning the state people will last. Bluestein is the author of FLIPPED: How Georgia Turned Purple and Broke the Monopoly on Republican Power.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

April 22 – 1999

  • This time we party like it’s 1999. It was the year Santana became a pop star with his Supernatural recording, which was one of the biggest albums of the year and the biggest of his long respected career. Foo Fighters were all over the radio dial. Moby released his Play effort, which would go on to become the best-selling electronic album of all time. Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest fame, issued his solo debut. Speaking of first albums, the English singer Dido emerged bigtime. Wilco were becoming critics darlings. TLC recorded one of the catchiest song of the year which became their 3rd #1 single.
  • Beyond the world of music: Former grocery store stocker Kurt Warner was the talk of the NFL, winning the MVP and the Superbowl for the St. Louis Rams. The San Antonio Spurs won the franchise’s first championship, becoming the first former ABA team to win an NBA title. The way we listen to music changed forever as Napster debuted and we first learned what file sharing is. It’s 1999 our Year on Time Machine form the Current.

The Splendid Table

New episode – April 22: Special Sauces

  • This week, we’re looking at some of the world’s “Special Sauces.” René Redzepi of Copenhagen’s Noma joins us to talk about the delicious ancient sauce, garum.
  • Diep Tran, the co-author of The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook, brings us ideas for using that liquid gold in everyday recipes.

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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Witness History: The Environment

Broadcast Window: April 1 – April 30, 2022
Length: One hour

A special hour-long edition of Witness History from the BBC World Service. Remarkable stories of the history of the environmental movement, told by the people who were there. Selected from the BBC’s Witness History program, we hear about the major moments that changed our understanding of the planet we live on. We’ll hear about the discovery of whale song – a book that kickstarted the movement against pesticides – and the story of a child climate activist who spoke with passion and anger, back in 1992.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.