Documentary / Special Broadcasts Archive

KCPW Presents: “Polk Street Stories” (6/22/18)

Public Historian Joey Plaster spent over a year gathering more than 70 interviews from people experiencing Polk Street’s transition from a working class queer

KCPW Presents: “Smackdown: City Hall vs Big Oil” (6/15/18)

Richmond California is a working class town that grew up in the shadow of a Chevron refinery. The company ran both the

KCPW Presents: “Making Obama: Part 2”

From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago to the national stage.

KCPW Presents: “Making Obama: Part 1” (6/1/18)

From WBEZ Chicago, Making Obama tells the story of Barack Obama’s climb from the South Side of Chicago to the national stage.

KCPW Presents: “Mine Enemy: The Story of German POWs in America” (5/25/18)

When captured German soldiers showed up to work the Camlin family farm in South Carolina, World War II entered the family’s life

KCPW Presents: “Can Negotations Denuclearize North Korea?” (5/18/18)

How should the United States respond to North Korea’s rapidly advancing nuclear capabilities? Some experts suggest a summit between President Trump and

KCPW presents: “Re:sound-The Mothers Show” (5/11/18)

This hour, Mothers in all their beautiful, complicated glory. Deliverance  by Francesca Panetta and Lucy Greenwell with presenter Lemn Sissay for Between the

KCPW Presents: “Debate: Preserve Net Neutrality: All Data is Created Equal” (5/4/18)

What if a single policy could impact American democracy, culture, and competitiveness?  What if that policy might either empower citizens and consumers,

KCPW Presents: “The Trouble: Doppelganger” (4/27/18)

Richard Jones was sentenced to 19 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Seventeen years in, he discovers he has

KCPW Presents: “1968: 50 Years Later – Part 1: Turbulence and Tragedy” (4/20/18)

The year 1968 will long be remembered for its political and social upheaval. As Americans reeled from the assassinations of two prominent