Documentary / Special Broadcasts Archive

KCPW Presents: “Reveal (episode 101)”

So what exactly are we revealing? In our newest episode, “Reveal” reporter Katharine Mieszkowski continues her investigation into the murkiness that surrounds day

KCPW Presents: “MLK: Three Landmark Speeches”

Peace Talks Radio producer Paul Ingles interviews two leading King scholars, asking each to pick speeches from those years to focus on.

KCPW Presents: “Seeking Peace on Earth: A Peace Talks Radio Special”

Some compelling and timeless moments drawn from just one of our many seasons of programs in the Peace Talks Radio series on

KCPW Presents: “Climate on our Minds”

Talks about protecting the climate are peppered with Megawatts and BTU’s; parts per million and fugitive methane; wind velocity and crop yields.

KCPW Presents: “Humankind special: The Christmas Truce”

Fraternizing with the enemy was an offense for which a soldier could be court-martialed. Yet on the frozen battlefield of Flanders, Belgium

KCPW Presents: “Political Junkie 2014 Remembrances Special”

  As 2014 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and   newsmakers from the world of politics who

KCPW Presents: “FutureCar: Accelerating Into The Future”

FutureCar: Accelerating Into the Future, a one-hour special from IEEE Spectrum, explores the latest technological advances for the automobile, and previews cars

KCPW Presents: “The First Family of Radio: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s Historic Broadcasts”

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were the “first couple” of American radio. From the 1920s through FDR’s fourth term, the president and first

KCPW Presents: “Best of the Best: The 2014 Third Coast Festival Broadcast”

Best of the Best presents the winners of our 14th annual TC / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Innovative and insightful, the stories will

KCPW Presents: “Breaking Ground: Military Children”(11/21/14)

  Our forthcoming project explores the lives of our nation’s military children. During more than a decade of war, tens of thousands

KCPW Presents: “Hidden Kitchen Worlds” (11/14/17)

Hidden Kitchen host Frances McDormand leads us through this rich international collection of stories of land, community and food. Actor Gael Garcia

KCPW Presents – 2014 Re:Sound specials, from the Third Coast Audio Festival (10/3/14 – 11/7/14)

The Texas State Pen Show – October 3, 2014 at 10 AM and 8 PM   This hour: we present two very

KCPW Presents: “Radio Ambulante – More Stories from Latin America”

  In this one-hour special, Radio Ambulante presents more of the best English-language stories from its first season with reporting from North Carolina, Chile

KCPW Presents: “Mexico Uncovered” (9/19/14)

The U.S. and Mexico share deep personal, economic, geographic and cultural connections, but our understanding of Mexico is often limited by stereotype

KCPW Presents: “American Radioworks – Ready to work: reviving vocational ed”(9/12/14)

Vocational education was once a staple of American schooling, preparing some kids for blue-collar futures while others were put on a path

KCPW Presents – “American Radioworks – The New Face of College” (9/5/14)

  Just 20 percent of college-goers fit the stereotype of being young, single, full-time students who finish a degree in four years.

KCPW Presents – “American Radioworks – Greater Expectations: the Challenge of the Common Core”

There’s plenty of controversy surrounding the Common Core, a new set of education standards adopted by most states. Getting less attention is

8/22/14: KCPW Presents – “American Radioworks: The Science of Smart”

Until recently, we didn’t know much about the best ways to learn. Now that’s changing. Over recent decades, experts working in cognitive

8/15/14: KCPW Presents – “Re:Sound – The Kids Secret Places Show”

This hour: where kids go to get away; from themselves, their troubles, the rules they’re supposed to follow, and of course, their

8/8/14: KCPW Presents – “Wars, Lies and Audiotape”

The war between the United States and Vietnam cost over 58,000 American and more than one million Vietnamese lives. It left one

8/1/14: KCPW Presents – “The Really Big Questions: Why Do We Share?”

   Are humans basically selfish, or basically giving? There’s a widespread assumption that you have to offer people incentives to do good

7/25/14: KCPW Presents “Walking Across America – Advice for a Young Man”

Andrew Forsthoefel set out at age 23 to walk across America, East to West, 4000 miles, with a sign on him that

7/18/14: KCPW Presents “Who Cares? (from Capital Public Radio)”

  As the U.S. population ages (there are now more Americans 65 and older than at any other time in history), the

7/11/14: KCPW Presents “Reveal: Unraveling the mysteries of the GI Bill, Coast Guard and EPA”

Reveal: Unraveling the mysteries of the GI Bill, Coast Guard and EPA   Who’s really benefiting from the GI Bill? Why does

7/4/14: KCPW Presents “Humankind: The Right to Vote”

We look at the much-contested right to vote in America: from slaves freed after the Civil War, to women’s suffrage, to the

6/27/14: KCPW Presents “If I Can’t Have you – A panel discussion with the Salt Lake Tribune”

It’s been a year since West Valley City police formally closed their investigation into Susan Powell’s disappearance after her husband, Josh, a

6/30/14: KCPW Presents “Re:Sound – The List Show”

Piece Description   This hour: To do lists, compulsive lists, data lists, lists in literature and a list of firsts. The List

6/13/14: KCPW Presents “Gay In the Eyes of God”

Open any Torah, Bible or Koran, and the passages about homosexuality seem clear: being gay is an abomination; a sin; something that

6/6/14: KCPW Presents “Shake It – a modern Polaroid love story”

Can you hear it? Click, whir, wait, shake – ahhhh! Taking a Polaroid picture is a totally sensory experience. But it is

5/30/14: KCPW Presents “Re:Sound – The Color Show”

This hour: a purple hotel, a family who argues over their skin color, a singing rainbow and more. Rainbow Squared by Katie