Announcement — Tim de Faramond appointed as the new Editor of BBC Newshour | March 11, 2022

Tim de Faramond

We are pleased to announce that Tim de Faramond will be the new Editor of Newshour starting April 8, 2022.

Tim is currently a Front Page Editor for the international editions of the BBC News website, and has worked with BBC Minute, Today and Outside Source on TV and Radio. After a competitive set of interviews, Tim set out a clear vision for how to build on the programme’s great editorial strengths and deliver greater impact with audiences across all platforms.

“I’m delighted to welcome Tim de Faramond to this role,” shared Jon Zilkha, Controller, BBC WSE. “Newshour is carried on more than 350 US public radio stations and we know how important the program is for US audiences. We look forward to continuing to develop that service under Tim’s leadership and using his digital expertise on behalf of Newshour. As we continue to work with our partners at APM, Tim’s background and vision are well-aligned with our shared goals of reaching younger listeners and engaging all listeners on more platforms.”

“I’m honoured to return to Newshour, where I got my first ever job as a journalist, to work with one of the best teams in the business,” said Tim. “The programme’s coverage of the invasion of Ukraine has been unparalleled, and a reminder of the importance of the team’s work trying to make sense of the world every day. I look forward to empowering our journalists to keep asking the tough questions, uncovering the facts where they are obscured, and bringing you the best reporting from across the BBC. I’m a passionate believer in the power of radio and its place in today’s world to connect us, pull us out of our echo chambers and help us understand people and places we will never visit. For these reasons, Newshour is and should remain, an unmissable listen.”

Tim will fill the role currently held by Jo Floto. As previously announced, Jo has accepted a new role within the BBC as Middle East Bureau Chief and will be ending his tenure with Newshour at the end of March.

Please join us in re-welcoming Tim to Newshour!

Announcement — Sabrina Tavernise Joins “The Daily” as a Host | March 3, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past week, Sabrina Tavernise has brought listeners of “The Daily” inside the Ukraine crisis with a steady string of urgent dispatches from the front lines. Drawing on her fluent Russian and her experience covering previous conflicts in Ukraine, as well as her years reporting in Russia, Sabrina has made the upheaval of war feel visceral and real. She has interviewed civilians receiving guns and mothers sheltering in subway tunnels. With tireless dedication, she has helped maintain “The Daily” as a home for the world’s best audio journalism, a magnet for innovation and essential listening for millions of people. 

Her reporting in Ukraine is only the latest example of her successful collaborations with the audio team, which stretch back to the early days of “The Daily” and include reporting trips across the country, from Baltimore to Oklahoma, as well as weeks spent filling in for Michael Barbaro in the host’s chair. 

All of that is why we are thrilled to announce that Sabrina will become the second host of “The Daily,” sharing hosting duties with Michael. They will take the reins on different episodes each week and allow the show to further its ambitions and reach.

Having a second host will make “The Daily” even stronger. It will allow both Michael and Sabrina to dig deeper into stories and share responsibility for The Times’s flagship show, which — as Michael himself has told us— has grown too big for one person.

It’s hard to imagine someone better suited than Sabrina. She’s an exemplary Times journalist who shares Michael’s depth and breadth of reporting experience, passion for storytelling and deep commitment to the medium of audio. Since joining The Times in 2000, she has covered major stories, from the war in Iraq to the battles over abortion to the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Sabrina has already worked on many successful projects on “The Daily,” including The Battle for Missouri, The Abortion Wars, Roe v. Wade Part One and Part Two and a five-part series on race and policing in Baltimore. Prior to her work in audio, Sabrina spent 10 years as a foreign correspondent, based in Russia, Pakistan and Turkey, where she was the Istanbul bureau chief. 

“I’m thrilled that Sabrina is joining me as a host and a full-time member of ‘The Daily’ family,” said Michael. “My admiration for her began a decade ago as a reader, when I marveled at the creativity and humanity of her journalism. When we started ‘The Daily,’ that admiration deepened as I watched her adapt those same skills to audio to create some of the most distinctive episodes we’ve ever run. Her nose for news, empathy, fair-mindedness and collegiality will all make her a fantastic host and partner.”

Sabrina is joining a show with big ambitions and enormous reach. In just the past year, more than 130 journalists have appeared as guests on the show, including a number of exemplary guest hosts. Since the show launched five years ago, “The Daily” has been downloaded more than three billion times. It’s carried on 265 public radio stations in the U.S. through our partnership with American Public Media. It has built an original music library of 230 compositions, has won a duPont Award and has been part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning lines of coverage, appeared on countless best-of lists and remains the most-listened-to news podcast in the country. 

“I fell in love with audio when I first worked with ‘The Daily’ and its brilliant creators a few years ago,” said Sabrina. “The emotional power of hearing people’s voices — and the music and the drums — took storytelling to a whole new level. I felt like I was suddenly seeing colors, after a lifetime in black and white. I am so excited at the thought of joining this incredible team.”

We’ll give the final word to our listeners. Here’s one from Biddeford, Maine: “It’s easy to think of events like the invasion of Ukraine as something that is happening far away and that has little to do with us here safe in the U.S.  Through her exceptional reporting, Sabrina makes this harder to do.”

Dean Baquet, Lisa Chow, Sam Dolnick and Paula Szuchman

Your week at a glance: July 4-10, 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 July 4

  • Marketplace’s Matt Levin looks at how advertisers used or obscured inflation in the 1970’s. Back then it seems like inflation was a staple of ad campaigns: “Everything else is more expensive, but we’re staying cheap!”
  • A bunch of cities in the US – New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis – are testing temporary funding programs for artists. These aren’t grants for making work. They’re stipends. A sort of universal basic income for musicians, painters and performers. Why are these programs popping up now? Marketplace’s Kristin Schwab reports.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • Marketplace Tech continues its series on credit scores and the algorithms behind them.
    • July 4 (encore): A rebroadcast of the Marketplace Tech episode looking at the future of in vitro fertilization in a post-Roe era, with a conversation with a OB-GYN physician and IVF specialist. Dr. Eve Feinberg speaks about how technology has made IVF safer and more affordable, and what barriers the field could face in a world where abortion is no longer legal across the U.S.
    • July 5: Three-digit credit scores are the system we have, but they’re relatively new. In this reported feature, we’ll explore how a confluence of factors – a spike in credit demand after WWII, the increasing computerization of the credit risk profile, the public blowback to computerization of people’s credit records, action from Congress and, the consolidation of credit reporting agencies into the “Big Three” we know today – set a stage for the release of FICO’s eventual three digit credit score released in 1989 and it becoming the standard for credit risk assessment in the 90’s.
    • July 6: People who migrate to the U.S. oftentimes do not have a credit history that follows them from their native country when they get here. Some who come into the U.S. might not even have the proper documentation to start their own credit line. This categorizes them as credit invisible, or under credited – when no credit is reported to the bureaus. Having no credit history affects people – they can’t get credit card offers, and sometimes aren’t able to get a mortgage or health insurance. In this episode, we take a closer look at a fintech company in San Francisco’s Mission District – a neighborhood predominantly populated by undocumented people from Latin America – that helps undocumented credit invisibles create their own credit history.
    • July 7: The credit scoring system is what we have, and likely will have in the foreseeable future. Since so much of our financial lives are shaped by these scores, people have come up with all sorts of ways to get to the number they want or need. In this episode, we hear from people about their stories and strategies for managing their scores.
    • July 8: Credit scores are what we have — but what are the alternatives to using them? Some experts discuss why we haven’t abandoned them entirely, and how alternative data may play a role. We zoom in on one woman’s story of using alternative credit to eventually qualify for a mortgage.

The Daily

July 4 (encore with updated language): The United States is seeing a revival in union membership. In the last eight months, the National Labor Relations Board has recorded a 60 percent increase in workers filing for petitions that allow for union elections to take place. The circumstances that have prompted these unionization efforts have some similarities with the period that brought the largest gain in union membership in U.S. history, during the 1930s. Michael Barbaro speaks with Noam Scheiber about what that era can tell us about today, and whether current efforts are just a blip.

On Point

  • July 4 (encore): On Point revisits our conversation with historian Jon Grinspan. He traveled across the US, talking to the people he met and heard similar observations time and time again; that these times are not normal, and something is broken in our democracy. He told us how you would have heard similar refrains in the late 1800s and how Americans fought for their democracy then.
  • July 5: The Supreme Court has upended 40 years of deference to agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency. They’ve ruled that the EPA can’t aggressively regulate carbon emissions. On Point looks into how the ruling could curb the reach of almost every regulatory agency in the country.
  • July 6: Delta airlines offered anyone traveling the July 4th weekend the opportunity to rebook without any penalty in the that hope travelers will consider changing their plans. No-one is expecting this travel weekend to be any better than previous ones that have seen the cancelation of hundreds of flights. On Point looks into what’s behind these most unfriendly skies.

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

July 8 – 1995

  • The Time Machine survey’s 1995 this time. It was a big year for debut albums with releases from Alanis Morissette, Foo Fighters, D’Angelo and Garbage. Brit-pop had a banner year with albums from Oasis, Supergrass and Blur. The alt-country movement was thriving with debuts from both Wilco and Son Volt. No Doubt were selling CD’s like hotcakes. 2Pac dropped his comeback single after being released from prison. He was shot dead in Las Vegas less than a year later.
  • Beyond the world of music: Cal Ripken Jr. breaks Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played record, one that might never be broken. The Houston Rockets featuring Clyde Drexler & Hakeem Olijuwan swept Orlando for the NBA title. It was the Dallas Cowboys over the Pittsburgh Steelers to win Super Bowl #30. The Trial of the Century begins. ER was the top show on TV. Batman Forever starring Val Kilmer was the top film. It’s all 1995, our year on Time Machine from the Current.

The Splendid Table

Repeat episode – July 8

  • We’re bringing you the regional foods of the Greek Isles this week with Greek food authority Diane Kochilas, award-winning scholar, and author of the classic, The Glorious Foods of Greece.
  • Then we dive into the fascinating and underappreciated world of Greek wine with Tara Q. Thomas, Editor-in-Chief of Wine & Spirits and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine Basics.
  • 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

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How do we deal with stress?

stress

  • Description: We have all encountered stress in our daily lives. It may come from work, relationship, financial concerns and family. We are apparently more stressed than ever now. Why is that the case? How can we prevent stress from making us sick?
  • Suggested social copy: How can we deal with stress?
  • Duration: 2 minutes 18 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Witness History: Virus Outbreaks and Breakthroughs

Broadcast Window: August 1, 2022 – August 31, 2022

Length: One hour

From the Spanish influenza of 1918, to the SARs epidemic of the early 2000s – accounts from people who have suffered from viral diseases and those who have worked to find a cure. We’ll hear first-person accounts of major moments in the battle against infectious disease, as told by the people who were there.

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

Time Machine Sunset | June 27, 2022

Dear colleagues –

I am writing today to share the news that we are ending national distribution of the program Time Machine from The Current this fall.

David Safar, managing director of The Current extends his gratitude: “Thanks to our partner stations who brought Time Machine to their audiences over the past year and a half. We are dedicated to providing high quality content that reflects our commitment to celebrating and discovering music. Our team at The Current look forward to listening and learning more about stations’ needs as we develop new programs and opportunities available through APM.”

To make this transition as seamless as possible we recommend reviewing the details below. 

  • Last new episode: August 26, 2022
  • Encore episodes available through Sept 23, 2022
  • Final episode air window: Friday, September 23 – Thursday, September 29
  • APM will provide a sunset promo later this summer.

Alternative programs that we recommend in place of Time Machine include:

  • The Arts Hour from the BBC: Curated, written and presented by Nikki Bedi, The Arts Hour brings you the best in global arts in a weekly one-hour showcase of rich arts, culture and entertainment stories from across the BBC and broadcasters around the world. This program is available to BBC-carrying stations.
  • APM Presents: a collection of specials (primarily one-hour) available to all APM affiliate stations. News and Talk specials tackle some of the biggest questions of our time while our Classical collection engages audiences with musical performances from renowned musicians. We anticipate offering future specials from The Current.
  • Learn about our other programming opportunities through Classical 24YourClassical and BBC World Service.

If you have any questions about this transition or alternative programming, do not hesitate to reach out to your Station Relations Representative.

Best,
Mark Evans
Director, Radio Distribution

Your week at a glance: June 27-July 3, 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 27

  • Kai talks with Michelle Wilde Anderson about her new book The Fight to Save the Town.
  • We often talk about someone’s credit score like it’s a fixed number, but it’s powered by algorithms. And most people have multiple scores, some of them we know about and some we don’t. There are different models that generate different scores for home loans compared to car loans compared to credit card loans. There are known scores like FICO and VantageScore, but also scoring models internal to various banks and lenders – and we know a lot less about what goes into those.

Marketplace Tech

  • Kimberly Adams continues to serve as the interim host of Marketplace Tech.
  • June 27: What exactly is a credit score, and how is it created? The algorithm that generates someone’s score is a story itself. There are different models that generate different scores for home loans compared to car loans compared to credit card loans. There are the known scores like FICO and Vantagescore, but also scoring models internal to various banks and lenders, and we know a lot less about what goes into those. In this episode, we look at the algorithms that generate credit scores, and the people who build them.
  • June 28: The release of the FICO credit score in 1989, an algorithmically calculated, three-digit number was a notable change in the way consumers and “financial citizens” of the United States were defined as “creditworthy.” And while this system has its advantages – lower cost, more efficient in its ability to score millions of Americans, regulations that explicitly do not include protected status data like race or gender – there are plenty of mistakes that have arisen out of this automated system. We’ll lay out the mistakes, problems and issues related to the algorithmic automation of credit scoring and risk assessment and how and why this system isn’t working for many people.
  • June 29: We look at the ways the algorithms that determine credit scores perpetuate, and sometime exacerbate, economic inequality. Bias can enter the scoring process at multiple points, and some fixes to correct for that bias are harder than others. We use the example of a convenience store to demonstrate the way various kinds of data feed into the score.
  • June 30: In 1956, two men, William Fair and Earl Issac, former members of the Stanford Research Institute, founded the Fair Issac company, creating and selling a credit scoring system en masse to those companies and institutions that demanded it. This episode will explore how a confluence of factors – the Post World War II spike in demand for credit, the increasing computerization of the credit risk profile, the public blowback to computerization of people’s credit records, action from Congress and, the consolidation of credit reporting agencies into the “Big Three” we know today – set a stage for the release of FICO’s eventual three digit credit score released in 1989 and it becoming the standard for credit risk assessment in the 90’s.

On Point

  • June 27: Record-high gas prices. Interest rate hikes. A tight job market. Inflation at a 40-year high. We’ll talk through the confusing economy now with Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar. “The real pressures of today–the war and pandemic–starts to collide with the financialization of certainly the last 15 years,” Foroohar says, “if not the last 40.”
  • July 1 (rebroadcast): Who’s to blame for America’s polarized politics? The government? The media? Special interests? No. International affairs expert Tom Nichols says look in the mirror because the problem is all of us. Does America have a culture of narcissism? If so, how is that poisoning politics and threatening democracy?

Arts and Culture

Time Machine from The Current

July 1 – 2003

  • The Time Machine takes a short trip to 2003 this time. The year Beyonce and Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their debut albums. Both The Strokes and the Black Keys showed no signs of a sophomore slump with their 2nd albums. The White Stripes unleashed their Elephant album. Outkast shook it like a polaroid picture. The Postal Service made their only album, which became an electro pop masterpiece. The Scottish band Belle and Sebastian released their best album yet! Radiohead continued to experiment on their Hail to the Thief album.
  • Beyond the world of music: Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during reentry over Texas, all 7 astronauts on board were killed. It was Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King mania. It was tops at box office and won 11 Oscars. American Idol was tops. It was the #1 TV show. Myspace is launched, Tom Brady wins his 2nd Superbowl with the New England Patriots. It’s all 2003 our year on this episode of Time Machine from the Current.

The Splendid Table

New episode – July 1

  • We’re getting ready for the 4th of July weekend with Andy Baraghani, author of The Cook You Want to Be.
  • Then, we’re getting advice on summer sweets from Samantha Seneviratne, author of The New Sugar and Spice.
  • 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!

The ‘window’ saving families from domestic violence

tackling domestic violence

  • Description: Police in Iceland have an innovative approach to tackle domestic violence. They target a 24-hour window after an attack is reported. Reporter: Maddy Savage Video Journalist: Benoît Derrier Find out more on People Fixing the World
  • Suggested social copy: Police in Iceland have an innovative approach to tackle domestic violence.
  • Duration: 4 minutes 31 seconds

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

APM Presents special of the week

Becoming Muslim

Broadcast Window: July 1, 2022 – Sep 30, 2022

Length: One hour

In Becoming Muslim, we explore the motivations and challenges of converts as they carve out a uniquely American path for being Muslim in the United States. We profile four people who have converted to Islam, and ask: how has their conversion shaped the rest of their lives? Each person offers a different window into this diverse and complex religion. In a religion that’s often partitioned by nationality and culture, how do these new Muslims fit in?

Questions? Please contact your Station Representative.

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.

BBC Monthly: July Docs, Specials and Video Selections | June 15, 2022

Coming in July 2022

Featuring voices from across the U.S. and around the globe, connect your audience to the world with these unique stories and perspectives. This month, we learn about the lives of Henry Kissinger and Klaus Fuchs, evaluate conservation efforts for butterflies in California and lions in Africa, and discover a new electricity socket that tells you if it’s using more renewable energy. See below for details and more unique stories.

Visit our website to learn more, and find links to ContentDepot for programs, promos and billboards.

As a BBC affiliate, you have access to rights-cleared videos produced by the BBC. Visit the BBC Media Partner Centre to take advantage of this opportunity and increase your social media presence with consistent, shareable videos centering topics aligned with your audience’s interests.

See below for a curated selection of high performing videos.


Docs and Specials

*If you would like to request an air window extension, please contact your station representative. Extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted subject to rights.

Kissinger

One hour
July 2 – 7, 2022

Henry Kissinger reflects on his life and experiences. Few alive can claim as much influence over the shape of the modern world as Henry Kissinger. The former US Secretary of State and Nobel Peace laureate is loved, loathed and listened to – for the decisions he took, the attitude he espoused and for his knowledge and analysis of world affairs. James Naughtie travels to Kissinger’s home to discuss six great leaders and the lessons they taught, as Kissinger reflects on his own role in creating the modern world.

The Bomb

Four one-hour documentaries
July 9 – 15, 2022
July 16 – 22, 2022
July 23 – 29, 2022
July 30 – Aug 5, 2022

In this four part series Rosa Ellis looks at the double life of German scientist turned spy, Klaus Fuchs. How did a prodigious young talent at the beginning of a promising academic career, evolve into a fully committed Soviet spy, with access to one of the most secretive areas of science and Britain’s national defense?


Monthly BBC Video Selections:

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People Fixing the World: The return of California’s butterflies

  • Description: Some of California’s iconic butterflies, including the monarch, have been on the verge of extinction. But the efforts of conservationists to protect them may now be having positive results. Find out more on the People Fixing the World.
  • Suggested social copy: Efforts to protect these beautiful insects include driving electric tractors and hand-rearing them in a lab.
  • Duration: 1 minute 34 seconds

monarch butterfly

People Fixing the World: This plug socket tells you if your energy is green

  • Description: A small tech company in the UK has reinvented the humble electricity socket. This new smart socket tells you if it’s using more renewable energy. It can also save you money by spotting energy that’s being wasted. Presented by Myra Anubi.
  • Suggested social copy: This plug socket tells you if your energy is green.
  • Duration: 3 minutes

green energy socket

Why is that?: Saving Africa’s lions

  • Description: Three quarters of Africa’s lion populations are in decline. Could a focus on community-led conservation help reverse this trend? One of the women leading this approach is biologist Dr Moreangels Mbizah. She explains the benefit of having local people at the forefront of the conservation effort.
  • Suggested social copy: Could community-led conservation help reduce human-lion conflict and preserve populations?
  • Duration: 3 minutes 9 seconds

lion

A Word from “The Daily” | June 14, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

As we get ready for the warmer, brighter days ahead, we’d like to give you a rundown of what we’ve been up to these past few weeks.

Get To Know Ben Calhoun

In early May, we announced plans that would help us take The Daily to even greater heights and offer even more support to our wildly talented team. Ben Calhoun, an editor at This American Life, joined The Times as executive producer of The Daily on May 31. Ben is the senior manager of The Daily’s team of 50, running editorial operations, building ties with the core newsroom, helping to set long-term priorities and developing systems and structures to support the most ambitious work within a culture of collaboration, equity and transparency.

Ben’s career has prepared him astoundingly well for this role. Since joining This American Life in 2010, he’s reported, produced and edited some of the program’s most memorable and decorated shows and stories. Ben also served as vice president of content and programming at WBEZ in Chicago.

His key partner is Lisa Chow, who has deftly steered The Daily for the past year. As the senior-most editor of The Daily, she’ll continue to help set editorial standards, run coverage and reporting, edit both enterprise and quick-turn stories and work with producers and editors to continually sharpen the work.

“I’m so incredibly excited to join The Daily. I come to the show as a listener, and I have such an enormous appreciation for what the founders and staff of the show have built,” Ben said when we announced his joining the team. “The Daily is such a forceful expression of the journalistic values and spirit of creativity that made me want to be a journalist to begin with. I’m looking forward to standing shoulder to shoulder with everyone at the show, and stepping into this role, to serve those same principles. I’m eager to empower the staff, and the members of the newsroom who contribute to the show, in every way I can.”

You can read more about our exciting audio leadership updates here.

Special Episodes Tackle a Possible Post-Roe America

Since the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion on overturning the constitutional right to abortion in early May, both sides of the fight have been scrambling. In two parts, The Daily examined what’s next for a movement that looks to have achieved a decades-long goal.

In the first part, Sabrina spoke to anti-abortion activists such as Michael Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, about what comes next. And in part two, she talked to people working in abortion clinics about what the potential change could mean for their patients.

Sabrina Tavernise Featured in Vogue Magazine

Sabrina Tavernise and her fearless reporting are featured in a recent Vogue Magazine article highlighting how female correspondents are defining war coverage in Ukraine.

In a particularly memorable episode from early March, Tavernise, speaking fluent Russian, provided an intimate, documentary-style account of a two-day journey along the slow-moving, unpredictable evacuation route from hard-hit Kyiv to western Lviv, including audio of brushing her teeth alongside children at a kindergarten where she spent a night. She captured audio at a train station packed with refugees headed to Poland, where a seven-year-old boy named Tim confided a secret to Tavernise: He’d pulled out two loose teeth since fleeing Kyiv, where his father remained. “He wanted to talk about his Legos,” Tavernise said. “And when I asked him where he was, he said he didn’t know.”

You can read the full interview with Sabrina here.

-The Daily Team

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.

Announcement — James Reynolds appointed the new lead presenter of BBC OS | May 27, 2022

James Reynolds

We are delighted to announce that the new lead presenter of BBC OS is James Reynolds.

James Reynolds was born in Surrey in 1974 and grew up in New York, Brussels, and Jerusalem. After studying French & Spanish at Cambridge University, he joined the BBC in 1997. A year later he began a two-decade long career as a foreign correspondent – with postings to Santiago de Chile, Jerusalem, Beijing, Washington, Istanbul, and Rome.

From 2009-10, in between foreign postings, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. In 2019 James returned to the UK to work as an anchor for BBC World News, the corporation’s international TV news channel. His interests include following the New York Yankees and researching American presidential history. He is the author of a children’s book, Eric & Scrunchball, based on his grandfather’s captivity in the Second World War. In his spare time, he volunteers as a reading assistant and enjoys floating in the Dead Sea.

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.