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What’s coming up from APM: June 14-20

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.


Digital offer from the BBC World Service

All BBC affiliated stations have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Previously, these videos were available exclusively through Facebook. Now these videos are available through the BBC Media Partner Centre and are shareable across social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Increase your social media presence with consistent, shareable videos about activism, climate change, politics and more. Find the latest selection of videos highlighted by the BBC and access the instructional guide and best practices guide to learn more.

Questions about how to access this offer? Contact your stations relations representative.


News

BBC World Service

Biden/Putin Summit

  • June 16: The BBC World Service will cover the summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin live and in detail throughout its news programs – including The Newsroom, Newshour and BBC OS.
  • Washington correspondent Gary O’Donohue and Moscow correspondents Steve Rosenberg and Sarah Rainsford will be joined by Europe correspondents Mark Lown and Imogen Foulkes to bring reporting of the summit to radio and provide coverage throughout the event.

Marketplace

Marketplace PM

Week of June 14

  • Kai talks to Jennifer Feltham and Teodoro Diaz-Rodriguez, Jr, owners of Sonoratown taqueria in downtown L.A.
  • A significant subtext to the debilitating cyber hacks of late—including Colonial Pipeline—is the increase purchase of cyber insurance by companies. Firms buy these products to manage their risk; if they get hacked their insurers will be on the hook. One reality of this trend, as Marketplace’s Scott Tong reports: the more companies are covered, the more likely they’ll pay the ransoms demanded by the hackers—which emboldens the hackers.

Marketplace Tech

  • Throughout the summer, Marketplace Tech will have a rotating schedule of hosts during the summer months. Amy Scott will host June 1-25.
  • June 14: The building technology startup Katerra imploded this month, after it failed to deliver on its promise of making houses cheaper and faster than traditional building methods. It also had some accounting irregularities that contributed to its downfall. It’s the third big miss from venture capital firm SoftBank, which was also heavily invested in WeWork.
  • June 15: The 3D printed building startup Mighty Buildings has seen a 30% increase in demand in the past year. It has also become the first company to be certified under the building code to 3D print buildings – but they’re still pricey and could be hard to scale. How’s the company thinking of the future? We talk to one of the founders, Sam Ruben

The Daily

June 11: Day X, Episode Three – The case of Franco A, the German military officer accused of terrorism charges, has raised questions about why his alleged plot was only discovered by chance. In this episode, Katrin Bennhold speaks with Claudia Roth, a prominent member of the German parliament, who sees the case as a sign of a worrying pattern: German authorities turning a blind eye to the far right.

On Point

  • June 14: Wednesday’s summit in Geneva marks U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first face-to-face meeting since Biden took office.  Ahead of the summit, we ask: What does Putin want from his meeting with Biden? We’ll learn all about Putin’s playbook and the future of U.S.-Russia relations. 
  • June 16: Columbia Law professor Jamal Greene joins Meghna Chakrabarti to talk about why conflicts in American society are often framed as being about competing rights, which rules out compromise. Professor Greene calls for a re-framing of our disputes.

Classical

Performance Today

  • June 17: Performance Today will celebrate Pride, including an interview with cellist Andrew Yee, one of the founders of ChamberQUEER. This year’s ChamberQUEER festival will be virtual, but listeners will hear performances on PT.
  • June 18: Performance Today will celebrate Juneteenth with musical performances and audio essays by Meghann Oglesby, Jeffrey Yelverton and Tesfa Wondemagegnehu.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes listeners back to the sounds and events of a specific year.

June 18 – 2008:

Myspace was still a force, accelerating the careers of Adele and Fleet Foxes. In the indie-rock world, both MGMT & Vampire Weekend released debut albums. Coldplay hit #1 on both sides of the Atlantic, Kings of Leon’s album hit #1 in 10 countries and Beyonce’s ambitious double album Sasha Fierce hit the streets. TV on the Radio’s Dear Science was a critic’s favorite, and in the pop world both Lady Gaga & Katy Perry had two of the year’s biggest songs.

Outside the world of music, Slumdog Millionaire was one of the best films of the year and American Idol was the most popular show on TV. Cyclone Nargis hits Myanmar killing 130,000 people, Barack Obama became the USA’s first black president, and the US economy faced the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

The Splendid Table


Encore episode – June 18: Grilling

  • Chef Yia Vang of Union Hmong Kitchen in Minneapolis joins us to talk about the Hmong tradition of cooking over a fire.
  • North Carolina chef Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Diner has charmingly unusual ideas for grilling vegetables
  • Our dear friend John aka Doc Willoughby teams up with Francis to take your grilling questions.

Timely Selections

Fields of Wonder

One hour

May 27, 2021 – June 30, 2021

Join Andrea Blain and Cantus for a concert celebrating music composed by Black artists, primarily the song cycle of Margaret Bonds.

Brave

One hour

May 27, 2021 – June 30, 2021

Just in time for Father’s Day (Sunday, June 20), join Cantus for a live recorded concert featuring music that focuses on the idea of masculinity in our society.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

From the APM Research Lab: Inoculation Nation

The APM Research Lab continues to provide weekly updates on vaccine distribution and administration, as well as a projected timeline of how soon each state would be able to reach herd immunity from the deadly virus. As part of their acclaimed Color of Coronavirus project, the APM Research Lab will continue to provide updates regarding vaccination rates amongst racial groups to help guide policy and community responses to the disproportionate impact Covid-19 has had across racial and ethnic groups.

INOCULATION NATION: U.S. EXPERIENCES ANOTHER WEEK OF RECORD HIGH VACCINATIONS

News on the COVID-19 vaccination front in the U.S. has been predominantly good for the past couple weeks. Federal goals have been met, vaccination eligibility continues to expand, and last week a clinical trial found that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is extremely effective in children ages 12 to 15.

See how many vaccinations the federal government has distributed across the 50 states, how quickly each state is vaccinating their population, how far each state remains from herd immunity and more on their website.

INOCULATION NATION:
LIMITED COVID-19 VACCINE DATA SHOWS UNEVEN ACCESS BY RACE

Based on the limited available data, Black and Latino Americans—who have experienced among the highest age-adjusted mortality rates during the COVID-19 pandemic—still appear least likely to have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far.

Indigenous Americans’ second-highest vaccination rate and continued steady improvement is heartening news. As reported in our previous work regarding race and COVID-19, Indigenous Americans have seen the highest mortality rate from COVID-19 of any racial and ethnic group. This faster rate of vaccination may be due to the fact that tribal health programs and urban Indian organizations were given the opportunity to choose whether they received the vaccine through the Indian Health Service (IHS) or their respective states.

Explore states’ vaccination data by racial and ethnic group at their website. Follow updates to this project on social media using #InoculationNation

What’s coming up from APM January 4-10

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

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

News

Marketplace

Week of January 4

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks with Koa Beck about her new book White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who they Leave Behind.
  • Marketplace is following three small biz retailers throughout the holidays – what they are facing in terms of selling & shipping. We check back in with Irene Kesselman (Ali Cat toys in Carrboro, NC), Rue Newby (Label by Three in Phoenix, AZ), and Annie Lang Hartman (Compass Paper, Co in Lealanau County, Michigan).

Marketplace Tech

  • January 4: Telehealth has spiked dramatically since the start of the pandemic. PwC’s Health Research Institute put out a report in December, saying telehealth will be huge in 2021, but there are roadblocks, especially around racial equity.
  • January 5: This is the first time that AI could be playing a role in creating our congressional districts. What does that mean, will it actually help, and which companies stand to benefit?

Arts and Culture

NEW: Time Machine from The Current

Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes you back to the sounds of a specific year with a carefully curated list of the best songs. Plus, he’ll invite you to reexamine some deeper cuts as we look back on what happened that year in music, pop culture and the world.

January 8: 1996

  • The Fugees scored big with the album The Score, Beck dropped his best yet and 2PAC released his first ever rap double album – the same year he was gunned down. Sublime & Rage Against the Machine both issued debut albums, The Wallflowers featuring Bob Dylan’s son Jacob had their biggest year, and there were phenomena like The Spice Girls and the Macarena. Outside the world of music, Clinton and Gore won a 2nd term, over 12 million Americans tuned in to watch the final episode of Murder, She Wrote, AOL was the biggest website around and Dolly the Sheep became the first mammal ever cloned. Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers were on their way to winning the Super Bowl, Michael Jordan and the Bulls won their 4th NBA title and the New York Yankees won their 1st world series in 18 years.

The Splendid Table

As The Splendid Table continues to take listener home cooking questions, please follow the program’s updates on Twitter and encourage listeners to send in their questions as voice memos to contact@splendidtable.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.

NEW episode – January 8:

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

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

What’s coming up from APM December 28-January 3

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

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

News

Marketplace

Week of December 28

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kimberly Adams talks to Lynzee Loveridge, executive editor at the Anime News Network, about the anime industry in 2020.
  • Some people have started receiving COVID-19 vaccines. But the clinical trials roll on. In fact, as Blake Farmer of WPLN in Nashville reports, they’re still recruiting participants – and they’re particularly focused on signing up people who tend not to be part of clinical trials.

Marketplace Tech

  • December 28: Technology will be key to helping us adapt to climate change.  But who will have access and what if some solutions make the problem worse for others? An excerpt of our special, “How We Survive”.
  • December 29: There are laws around data collection, kids’ privacy, and online learning – but some are lifted when there is an emergency, and many school districts and teachers aren’t aware of the laws.  What does that mean for data collection around our kids, as many learn in a virtual classroom? Our guest is Amelia Vance, Director of Youth and Education Privacy at the non-profit Future of Privacy Forum.
  • December 30: As millions of students are asked to learn from home, there’s been an enrollment spike in for-profit virtual schools. Our guest is Jennifer King Rice, a professor of education at the University of Maryland.
  • December 31: The FCC is spending billions to increase broadband availability but is relying on faulty maps. We’ll talk with our guest Nicol Turner Lee of Brookings about broadband speeds, access and how little we really know about coverage.
  • January 1: Bill Gates, on the role of his foundation in deciding what gets funded.

The Daily

Over the holiday season, from December 24 – January 1, The Daily will feature a series of encore episodes that look back over some of the most compelling stories from this past year. Please note that many of these episodes have been updated to keep the content current or to share new information, and all are subject to change based on breaking news.

Classical

Performance Today

  • January 1: Listeners will hear “Dance of the Hours” played by the U.S. Marine Band and the most anticipated New Year’s musical debut perhaps ever… of 1879. Violinist Julia Fischer performs the Brahms Violin Concerto which debuted in a big, splashy concert event on New Year’s Day in 1879.

Arts and Culture

NEW: Time Machine from The Current

Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes you back to the sounds of a specific year with a carefully curated list of the best songs. Plus, he’ll invite you to reexamine some deeper cuts as we look back on what happened that year in music, pop culture and the world.

January 1: 1989

  • The year that the Berlin Wall Came Down & Neil Young was Rocking in the Free World. Veteran artist like Tom Petty, Lou Reed and Bonnie Raitt all had big albums, the B-52’s and Fine Young Cannibals both issued their most successful works, and there was hip-hop albums from De La Soul and Beastie Boys. Madonna and Janet Jackson had big selling albums, new alternative bands were emerging like Pixies and Nirvana – who dropped its debut – and across the pond the Manchester scene was buzzing with the debut from Stone Roses. Outside the world of music, a massive earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay area minutes before the World Series between the Giants and A’s. The largest oil spill in U.S. history occurred after the Exxon Valdez strikes Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, the Bad Boys of Detroit swept the Lakers for the NBA title, and both Seinfeld and The Simpsons began long, successful runs.

The Splendid Table

As The Splendid Table continues to take listener home cooking questions, please follow the program’s updates on Twitter and encourage listeners to send in their questions as voice memos to contact@splendidtable.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.

Encore episode – January 1:

  • We’re spending an hour with one of the great champions of Southern foodways, award-winning chef Sean Brock. Raised in rural Virginia, Sean has spent 20 years highlighting the unique culinary characteristics of the South. He is the author of the bestselling book Heritage and his latest book, South.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

What’s coming up from APM December 21-27

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

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

News

Marketplace

Week of December 21

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks with Kathy Baughman-McLeod, SVP and director of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation at the Atlantic Council about coral reef insurance and climate risk more broadly.
  • Kai talks to Tawney Brunsch, executive director of the Lakota Funds in Kyle, SD, about the economy and credit desert on the Pine Ridge Reservation. 

Marketplace Tech

  • December 21: Shopify. Facebook Shop. Etsy. There are lots of ways to take a small business online. How are these platforms competing for brick-and-mortar retailers?
  • December 24: AI-based tools like computer vision and voice interfaces have the potential to be life-changing for people with disabilities, but the truth is those AI models are usually built with very little data sourced from those people. Now, Microsoft has a new initiative to fill the data desert.

The Daily

Over the holiday season, from December 24 – January 1, The Daily will feature a series of encore episodes that look back over some of the most compelling stories from this past year. Please note that many of these episodes have been updated to keep the content current or to share new information, and all are subject to change based on breaking news.

  • December 21: A profile of radio star Delilah Rene, and the power of pop music
  • December 22: The Year in Good News – celebrating the personal milestones and little victories of a difficult year
  • December 23: The Lives They Lived – reflecting on some of the lives lost in 2020
  • December 24: The Song that Found Me (encore)
  • December 25: The Long Distance Chorus (encore)

Classical

Performance Today

  • December 21: Performance Today will spend an hour reflecting on those who have died in 2020.  We’ll hear from performers Ryan Anthony, Julian Bream and Leon Fleisher who passed away in 2020, and we’ll broadcast highlights from Maurice Durufle’s Requiem to honor the over 300,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19.
  • December 22: Fred Child spends the hour doing a dramatic retelling—with music—of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
  • December 24 and 25: Features of Performance Today staff’s favorite performance of Christmas carols. Audiences will hear reflective and somber music on Dec. 24, with sparkly, joyous pieces on Dec. 25.

Arts and Culture

NEW: Time Machine from The Current

Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes you back to the sounds of a specific year with a carefully curated list of the best songs. Plus, he’ll invite you to reexamine some deeper cuts as we look back on what happened that year in music, pop culture and the world.

December 25: 1964

  • The British invasion was in full swing as bands like the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who ruled the airwaves. The sound of young America was happening on the Motown label in Detroit with hits from The Supremes, The Temptations & Four Tops. There were girl groups like Dixie Cups and Ronettes, Phil Spector’s “wall of sound” production was featured on several hits. Outside the world of music, The Warren Commission said Oswald acted alone in the killing of JFK, LBJ defeats Goldwater in a landslide in the run for Presidency, and the US Surgeon General links smoking to cancer. Pitcher Bob Gibson dominated baseball and his St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Yankees to win the World Series, where Gibson was the MVP. If you went to the movies you probably saw a James Bond film, there were two James Bond releases in the same year, Goldfinger & From Russia With Love both staring the late Sean Connery.

The Splendid Table

As The Splendid Table continues to take listener home cooking questions, please follow the program’s updates on Twitter and encourage listeners to send in their questions as voice memos to contact@splendidtable.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.

Encore episode – December 25:

  • We’re getting ready for the holidays with Toni Tipton-Martin, author of Jubilee: Recipes from Two Generations of African American Cooking.
  • We get some insights on entertaining from Questlove, his new book is Mix-Tape Pot-Luck Cookbook.
  • And Melissa Clark re-unites with pastry wizard, Claudia Fleming about the classic book they penned together nearly 20 years ago, The Last Course.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

What’s coming up from APM December 14-20

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

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

News

Marketplace

Week of December 14

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks to Tim Cadogan, CEO of GoFundMe, about what fundraising trends the company is seeing as this pandemic continues and if fundraising campaigns might be serving to fill as Congress continues to debate the next round of relief.
  • What is it like being a new business owner on the cusp of yet another seismic change in your industry? Marketplace’s Marielle Segarra spends time with one new restaurant owner.
  • The last Federal Reserve meeting of the year is next week. Kai talks with Robert Kaplan, FOMC member and Dallas Fed President, about the economic recovery.

Marketplace Tech

  • December 14: As millions of Americans remain unemployed, a wave of virtual evictions is happening all over the country. These hearings are done over Zoom, Webex or sometimes over the phone in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 in courtrooms, but some tenants advocates say that they are not doing enough to preserve their clients’ rights. We speak with MIT Tech Review reporter Eileen Guo.

Classical

Performance Today

  • December 10-18: Hanukkah music featured every day.
  • December 15: Music featured from favorite holiday movies including Home Alone and Miracle on 34th Street.
  • December 16: This is Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday (we think) and Performance Today will highlight a few of his major compositions, contemporary compositions inspired by Beethoven from around the world and a little more context why we don’t know his exact birthday.
  • December 17: This entire hour will feature music for wintry meditation. The show will be an opportunity to slow down and find connections while we are apart.

Arts and Culture

NEW: Time Machine from The Current

Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes you back to the sounds of a specific year with a carefully curated list of the best songs. Plus, he’ll invite you to reexamine some deeper cuts as we look back on what happened that year in music, pop culture and the world.

December 18: 2005

  • The year Kanye West and Gorillaz both dropped their 2nd albums. Coldplay issued their 3rd, while John Prine checked in with his 1st new album in 6 years. In the indie rock world Clap Your Hands Say Yeah set the blogosphere on fire with their debut album and Spoon released one of their best works. Outside the world of music, George W Bush begins his 2nd term, London was struck with its own 9/11 as a series of coordinated bomb attacks killed 52, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast killing almost 1,800 and leaving 80% of New Orleans submerged, and the Chicago White Sox win their first world series since WWI. Platform flip flops were a thing, tennis visors were a legit fashion choice and you probably listened to music on CD or maybe your Ipod. Your favorites song might have even been your ringtone on your cellphone – if you owned one! 

The Splendid Table

As The Splendid Table continues to take listener home cooking questions, please follow the program’s updates on Twitter and encourage listeners to send in their questions as voice memos to contact@splendidtable.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.  

NEW episode – December 18:

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

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

What’s coming up from APM December 7-13

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

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

News

Marketplace

Week of December 7

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks to Melissa Kearney, Brookings Institution, about the report she co-authored on the COVID Baby Bust and what a prolonged bust might mean down the road. 
  • Kai talks with Lydia Clarke, owner of DTLA Cheese in Grand Central Market, about running a small food business during a trade war and a pandemic.

Marketplace Tech

  • December 7: UPS is stopping pickup of new packages for six retailers, including Macy’s, as the shipping system is overwhelmed by the surge in online purchases over the last week. We’ll speak to a shipping software consultant about managing the deluge.
  • December 8: President Trump is once again calling for the complete repeal of a law that provides some protections to internet companies for the comments members post on their platforms. We’ll debunk some Section 230 myths, starting with how the law actually makes things easier for the president to post disinformation without serious repercussion.

Arts and Culture

NEW: Time Machine from The Current

Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes you back to the sounds of a specific year with a carefully curated list of the best songs. Plus, he’ll invite you to reexamine some deeper cuts as we look back on what happened that year in music, pop culture and the world.

December 11: 1978

  • A year of some great debuts from artists like Devo, The Police and The Cars, and we first learned of a new guitar hero named Eddie Van Halen with Van Halen’s debut album. Funkadelic had one nation under a groove, Warren Zevon was an excitable boy, Cheap Trick became rock stars thanks to Live at Budokan and the band Blondie’s 3rd album was a big hit. Outside of the world of music, Jimmy Carter was president with Minnesotan Walter Mondale as his Vice President. Tragedy struck in Guyana as more than 900 died in the Jonestown Massacre. Pete Rose gets his 3,000th major league hit, while the Yankees win the World Series again. The most famous person in America was probably Muhammad Ali, WKRP in Cincinnati premiered, John Belushi starred in Animal House and Grease was the word that you heard often. 

The Splendid Table

As The Splendid Table continues to take listener home cooking questions, please follow the program’s updates on Twitter and encourage listeners to send in their questions as voice memos to contact@splendidtable.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.  

Encore episode – December 11:

  • We talk to Carla Capalbo author of Tasting Georgia, A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus.
  • Lisa McManus of America’s Test Kitchen brings us gift ideas from the professional kitchen
  • Contributor Melissa Clark talks to Justin Spring about the dish that changed the dinner party thanks to Julia Child: pot au feu. His book is The Gourmand’s Way.
  • Reverend Bill Golderer explains the life-affirming power of invitation.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

What’s coming up from APM November 30-December 6

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

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

News

Marketplace

Week of November 30

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks with Principal Krista McKinney King, of the Randolph Career and Technical Center in Detroit, about vocational/tech ed in the pandemic at Randolph and what she calls “the mindset of success”.
  • Many struggling families depend on big charities/organizations like Toys for Tots to bring the holidays to their children–and millions of toys are collected each year at big retailers like Target, where customers can buy a toy and donate it on the spot, or at offices and companies, or they are ordered online. Marketplace’s Kristin Schwab looks the logistics of the big holiday food and toy drives. 

Marketplace Tech

Climate change reporting

  • November 30: We speak with the CEO of BlocPower, a startup that is using software to identify old buildings that could save a lot of money by modernizing their utility systems, and creating a new financial product to help fund the work.
  • December 1: Moody’s recently acquired a data company that analyses the financial risks of climate changes. We talk with Emily Mazzacurati, founder of 427, the work they do and how it influences the decisions companies make around investments that could help us adapt.
  • December 2: A key theme of adaptation is decentralization – moving off of one big power grid and creating little islands of power. That requires powerful batteries. But lithium ion batteries are basically maxxed out in terms of how much energy they can store. Kristin Persson and Gerd Ceder study battery technology at the University of California, Berkeley.  

Classical

Performance Today

December 2: Performance Today will showcase the broadcast premiere of Chris Brubeck’s “Time Out Suite,” a jazzy orchestral homage to his father, Dave Brubeck. Dave Brubeck’s 100th birthday is December 6.

Arts and Culture

NEW: Time Machine from The Current

Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes you back to the sounds of a specific year with a carefully curated list of the best songs. Plus, he’ll invite you to reexamine some deeper cuts as we look back on what happened that year in music, pop culture and the world.

December 4: 1990

  • Santana became a pop star releasing one of the biggest albums of the year and the biggest of his long-respected career. Nu Metal was still big as Korn’s Issues album debuted at #1 on the charts while Macy Gray issued her debut. Boy bands like Backstreet Boys & NSync ruled the pop charts. Meanwhile Wilco dropped Summerteeth, Magnetic Fields released the cult classic 69 Love Songs and the Glasgow Scotland band Travis emerged. Napster debuted and we first learned what file sharing is. Outside of music, the low budget indie film The Blair Witch Project was one of the most talked about films of the year, the San Antonio Spurs win the franchise’s first championship, and former grocery store stocker Kurt Warner is the talk of the NFL winning the MVP and the Superbowl for the St. Louis Rams. 

The Splendid Table

As The Splendid Table continues to take listener home cooking questions, please follow the program’s updates on Twitter and encourage listeners to send in their questions as voice memos to contact@splendidtable.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.  

NEW episode – December 4:

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

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

What’s coming up from APM November 16-22

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

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

News

Marketplace

Week of November 16

Marketplace (PM)

  • Kai talks with John Williams, the CEO & president of the New York Federal Reserve (and the vice chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee), about the state of our economic recovery.
  • Kai talks with Janelle Jones from the Groundwork Collaborative about how the labor market recovery is working for Black women, and what she’s watching for during the Presidential transition.

Marketplace Tech

  • November 16: Campaigns collect data on millions of potential voters. But what happens to that data when election season is over?

Classical

Performance Today

November 20: Performance Today will feature an orchestral concert from the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. 

Arts and Culture

NEW: Time Machine from The Current

Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes you back to the sounds of a specific year with a carefully curated list of the best songs. Plus, he’ll invite you to reexamine some deeper cuts as we look back on what happened that year in music, pop culture and the world.

November 20: 1967 – The Summer of Love

  • The Beatles spent months in the studio creating Sgt Pepper, you had Haight Ashbury, the Monterey Pop Festival, and the height of soul music. The war in Vietnam was escalating, along protests and civil rights riots hitting American streets. Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and the Velvet Underground released their debuts. Psychedelic classics arrived form Pink Floyd, Cream, and Love, while The Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead established the San Francisco sound. Sam and Dave and Wilson Picket topped the charts, while the big loss in music was the plane crash death of Otis Redding, in the same year that Aretha Franklin topped the charts with her version of Respect. Wilt the Stilt dominated basketball leading the 76ers to a championship, Bob Gibson won three games leading the St Louis Cardinals to the World Series, and Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers won the first Super Bowl.

The Splendid Table

As The Splendid Table continues to take listener home cooking questions, please follow the program’s updates on Twitter and encourage listeners to send in their questions as voice memos to contact@splendidtable.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.  

NEW episode – November 20:

  • We’re getting ready for this year’s Thanksgiving meal, whatever that may be.
  • Joining us is Andrea Nguyen, author of Vietnamese Food Any Day, Hawa Hassan author of In Bibi’s Kitchen, The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers From the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean, and Dan Souza Editor-in-Chief of Cook’s Illustrated

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

What’s coming up from APM November 9-15

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

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

News

BBC World Service

There are two big transitions currently underway with the BBC World Service (see the APM Blog post for more details):

  • The Winter schedule went into effect on Sunday, November 1, 2020 and runs through Saturday, March 13, 2021.
  • As of October 26, the old Partner Site has shut off and the Media Partner Centre will be your main resource for all things BBC moving forward.

Marketplace

Week of November 9

Marketplace (PM)

  • Marketplace is continuing with coverage of the economy & the election, with an approach geared around context and conversation.
  • Kai explains the economics behind austerity politics—the legislative decisions on what and how to spend during an economic recession.
  • Kai talks to Arturo Sneider, co-founder and CEO of Primestor Development, about developing projects in underserved parts of LA. 

Marketplace Tech

  • As results from the U.S. Presidential race come in, Marketplace Tech will feature a series of shows looking ahead at the next four years of tech policy.

Arts and Culture

NEW: Time Machine from The Current

Time Machine from The Current is a sonic journey across music history. Each week, host Bill DeVille takes you back to the sounds of a specific year with a carefully curated list of the best songs. Plus, he’ll invite you to reexamine some deeper cuts as we look back on what happened that year in music, pop culture and the world.

  • November 13: In 1972 – Stevie Wonder dominated the airwaves, the Rolling Stones made a double album masterpiece, there were soundtracks like The Harder They Come which starred Jimmy Cliff and Superfly and featured the music of Curtis Mayfield, David Bowie released an album and wrote a big hit for Mott the Hoople, Lou Reed took a walk on the wild side, and we leaned on Bill Withers. Outside the world of music, the Miami Dolphins had a perfect season, it was Nixon over McGovern in a landslide and if you saw a movie it might have been the Godfather or Deliverance. 

The Splendid Table

As The Splendid Table continues to take listener home cooking questions, please follow the program’s updates on Twitter and encourage listeners to send in their questions as voice memos to contact@splendidtable.org, or via phone at 800-537-5252.  

Encore episode – November 13: Japanese cooking

  • Sonoko Sakai, 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.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.