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- 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.
- While there are no current plans for rolling, format-breaking coverage, please watch for ContentDepot messages and follow rundowns on the BBC Media Partner Centre for updated information.
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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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