Documentary / Special Broadcasts Archive

KCPW Presents: “Science and Thanksgiving” (11/22/19)

Turkeys have a reputation for being big, dumb birds. But are they? And what does it mean for a bird to be

KCPW Presents: “Uprooted: The 1950s plan to erase Indian Country” (11/15/19)

This documentary presents the voices of people who survived a devastating plan to solve “the Indian problem.” In the 1950s, the U.S.

KCPW Presents: “APM Reports: Soldiers for Peace” (11/8/19)

Soldiers for Peace takes a deep look at why a significant number of Vietnam veterans felt compelled to oppose the war rather

KCPW Presents: “Fading Minds: Why there’s still no cure for Alzheimer’s” (11/1/19)

In the late 1970s, the newly formed National Institute on Aging redefined senility as a disease – specifically, Alzheimer’s disease. They said

KCPW Presents: “Skeptic Check: War of the Worlds” (10/25/19)

It was the most famous invasion that never happened. But Orson Welles’ 1938 “War of the Worlds” broadcast sure sounded convincing as

KCPW Presents: “BBC Documentary – Ground Shift: The Farming Revolution” (9/6/19)

Episode one: Survival and Online Anna Jones explores the challenges facing family farms in the American Midwest and Australian Outback, and how

KCPW presents: “The Working Tapes of Studs Terkel” (8/30/19)

In the early 1970’s, author Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people about their jobs. The

KCPW Presents: “Nailing the Moon Landing” (7/19/19)

Neil, Buzz, and Michael made it look effortless, but the moon landing was neither easy nor inevitable.  Soon after President Kennedy publicly

Greater Avenues Community Council Mayoral Candidates Forum

On Wednesday, July 10th, the eight candidates for Salt Lake City Mayor attended a forum hosted by the Greater Avenues Community Council in

Salt Lake City mayoral candidates hold primary debate

On Wednesday, June 26th, KCPW broadcast a live debate between the eight candidates vying to become mayor of Utah’s capital city. The