Documentary / Special Broadcasts Archive

KCPW Presents: “Climate One – Does Greening the Economy Leave Some People Behind?” (5/19/17)

Cities are leading the way in the greening of America’s economy. From urban parks and farms to microgrids and living buildings, dynamic

KCPW Presents: “The Pulse – Mothering” (5/12/17)

Giving birth. Giving support and feeling a fierce love. Being there. Being exhausted. It’s all part of being a mom. To mark

KCPW Presents: “America Abroad – After Paris: Global Approaches to Climate Change”

America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each

KCPW Presents: “The Response – America’s Story (ep.4)” (4/28/17)

Americans from across the country share their stories of the first 100 days of the Donald Trump presidency – all recorded and

KCPW Presents: “America Abroad – Trump’s Approach to the Middle East” (4/21/17)

As the Trump administration begins ironing out its strategy in the Middle East, America Abroad examines what may lie ahead in regards

NHMU Lecture: “Andrew Zimmern, Food: A Global Perspective on the State of our Food Life”

TV personality, chef, food writer, teacher, and three-time James Beard Award-winner Andrew Zimmern is widely regarded as one of the most versatile

KCPW Presents: “Re:sound — The Uninvited Guests Show”

Hosted by award-winning producer and writer Gwen Macsai, Re:sound presents unforgettable audio stories curated from all over the world. Airing weekly on

NHMU Lecture: “Diana Cox-Foster, Bees, Essential Keystones Supporting Our Food: Are They in Danger?”

Pollinated crops feed millions of people by providing the world its fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and oils. But pollinators, such as bees,

KCPW Presents: “The Response – America’s Story (ep.3)” (3/24/17)

In March, The Response — America’s Story tackles one of President Trump’s signature issues: immigration. Contributors from a dozen states and every

KCPW Presents: “The Chieftains: San Patricio” (3/17/17)

Public Media Service and Joyride Media are happy to present a one-hour CHIEFTAINS & RY COODER radio special featuring their unique take

NHMU Lecture: Naomi Starkman on the rise of the good food movement

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Civil Eats, the James Beard Award-winning daily news source for critical thought about the American food system, Naomi

NHMU Lecture: Caleb Harper on Reinventing Our Food Future

2015 National Geographic emerging explorer, Caleb Harper has taken the forefront of futuristic farming as the leader of a diverse group of

Panel Explores Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees, the University of Utah College of Social Work organized

KCPW Presents: “Utopiah” Migrant and Refugee Stories

With 65 million living as refugees and migrants, the world has never had more forcibly displaced people than it does now. In

KCPW Presents: Has Gerrymandering Destroyed the Political Center? (12/2/16)

It is alleged that the practice of gerrymandering—dividing election districts into units to favor a particular group—subverts democracy by making congressional districts

America Abroad: US Foreign Policy & the Next President: Through the Eyes of the World (10/7/16)

As Americans head to the polls next month, America Abroad teams up with The Takeaway for an in depth look at the

KCPW Presents: “Political Junkie Special – Great Moments in Presidential Debates” (9/30/16)

In 1960, the first televised presidential debates were held between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, giving voters a unique opportunity to

Local Conversation Examines Improving Police-Community Relations

The Salt Lake City Public Library recently hosted a panel discussion focused on how citizens and police can work together to create

NHMU Lecture: Eric Green on Human Genomics, Precision Medicine, and Advancing Human Health

On August 8th, the Natural History Museum of Utah presented a lecture featuring Dr. Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome

Town Hall Explores Rape Culture on Utah Campuses

In partnership with The Salt Lake Tribune, KCPW producer and host Roger McDonough moderated a town hall forum looking at sexual assault on Utah

Salt Lake Tribune’s Pulitzer Party: Celebrating Works of Fiction

To commemorate Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction as the prestigious awards turn 100 this year, The Salt Lake Tribune held a “Pulitzer Party” on

Trib Talk Live: Bagley on Pulitzers, political cartoons (2/12/16)

Since his first cartoon was published in 1978 in Brigham Young University’s student newspaper, Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize

KCPW Presents: “Ten From David: A David Bowie Appreciation”

Paul Ingles and NPR Music’s Ann Powers host a survey of the music of British musician David Bowie, who died January 10,

KCPW Presents: “Trib Talk Live – 2016 Sundance Film Festival Preview”

Between its world-class cinema, creative spirit and fur-clad celebrity sightings, the Sundance Film Festival is a visual and artistic feast for filmmakers,

KCPW Presents: “Homemade Stories: The Struggle is Real”

In this one-hour special, Homemade Stories: The Struggle is Real, award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason takes us on a journey that finds hope

KCPW Presents: Political Junkie 2015 Remembrances Special

As 2015 draws to a close, Political Junkie  Ken Rudin   remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who

KCPW Presents: “Isn’t it Good: The Beatles’ RUBBER SOUL” (12/18/15)

To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ landmark album RUBBER SOUL, producer Paul Ingles presents another in his

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: “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