Documentary / Special Broadcasts Archive

KCPW Extra: Panic, Mayhem, Hysteria – War of the Worlds

Seventy-seven years ago today, American radio audiences, believing that a Martian invasion was underway, went absolutely nuts. Panicked masses fled to the

KCPW Presents: “The Source: The Far Reaches of Utah Water Research”

Utah has some unique water problems but they’re not that unique. Studying water in Utah can tell us a lot about similar

KCPW Presents: “Poaching and Terrorism: The Race to Protect Wildlife and National Security”

The illicit wildlife trade is now worth up to 20 billion dollars a year. That’s double what it was just a few

KCPW Presents: Reveal for July 2015

In July, Reveal looks at people who get hurt at work and who’s responsible for protecting them: companies, governments and sometimes, the

KCPW Presents: “Reveal – Power struggle: The perilous price of America’s energy boom” “

In June, we explore energy production in the United States. From North Dakota to Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, we’ll look at how

KCPW Presents: “The Source: Recreation – It’s contentious. It’s litigious. It’s fun! “

According to the Outdoor Industry Association, recreation generates over 120,000 jobs in Utah. It brings in $12 billion in consumer spending each

KCPW Presents: America Abroad – Understanding Islamic Feminism

Women around the world are striving for full gender equality in how they speak, work, and pray. But feminism takes on new

KCPW Presents: “Re:Sound – The ‘if you build it’ show”

This hour they built it and we see who came. Another Planet [Excerpt] by David Weinberg, Brendan Baker & Nick van der Kolk

KCPW Presents: “Re:Sound – The Dinner Table Show”

This hour: the dinner table and all that it inspires. Big Night by Jonathan Goldstein (This American Life [WBEZ], 2002) Producer Jonathan

KCPW Presents: “The Source: For Rivers and Streams Messiness Matters “

When water is left alone, it makes a mess. It backs up into wetlands. Rivers overflow their banks. Mud and silt builds

KCPW Presents: Reveal for April 2015

We look at law and disorder: Reveal and Center for Public Integrity investigate why more minorities and kids with special needs are

KCPW Presents: “We’ll Be Here All Night”

“We’ll Be Here All Night: Stories for Passover” is a one-hour Passover-themed special from Tablet Magazine’s National Magazine Award-winning podcast, Vox Tablet,

KCPW Presents: “The Source: Get to Know the Great Salt Lake”

It’s the fourth largest lake of its kind in the world, but the Great Salt Lake is often underappreciated in Utah. With

KCPW Presents: “Rocket Girls and Astro-nettes”

This program is the story of women in the ultimate Man’s World – the labs and Shuttle crew cabins of NASA.  Told

KCPW Presents: “We’ve Never Been The Same: A War Story”

All wars are the same, it is said; only the scenery changes. And the repercussions are pretty much the same too Over the

KCPW Presents: “Reveal” (episode 102)

  In this episode, we track down secrets one powerful religious hierarchy was keeping under wraps; troops open up to Reveal about their

KCPW Presents: “Real Love: A Valentine’s Special from WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money”

Real Love with host Anna Sale is a one-hour Valentine’s Day Special from WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money. It’s a personal, honest

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