Documentary / Special Broadcasts Archive

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

5/23/14: KCPW Presents “Salt Lake City, UT: Updating Tradition”

When Mormon pioneers rolled into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, they brought with them a new theology, a short but intense

5/16/14: KCPW Presents “IEEE Spectrum Radio’s: Futurework”

 Technological advances have put us on the edge of a new industrial revolution. Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public

5/9/14: KCPW Presents “Innovation Hub’s Mother’s Day Special”

    How have female innovators fundamentally altered our lives, and how are they shaping our world today? We talk with Deborah

5/2/14: KCPW Presents “Guns in America”

Mark Mardell presents three unexpected stories about how guns feature in American culture. More gun deaths are due to suicide than homicide

4/25/14: “Radio Ambulante: Stories from Latin America”

 Radio Ambulante is a radio program that tells Latin American stories from anywhere Spanish is spoken, including the United States. While there is

4/18/14: “When Words Matter: A National Poetry Month Special”

In this National Poetry Month special, State of the Re:union explores all facets of poetry and its influence in host Al Letson’s

4/11/14: “The Really Big Questions: Why does Music Move Us?”

  Why Does Music Move Us? Music exists in every culture. Does that mean it offers an evolutionary advantage? What drives humans

KCPW Presents: “All That Stands in the Way”

  Around the world young women still lack the same opportunities as men, despite most countries legislating against gender discrimination. So, what

KCPW Presents: IEEE Spectrum’s “Adapting to Climate Change”

 No matter what you believe about climate change, we can all agree that extreme weather events — tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, droughts —