Documentary / Special Broadcasts Archive

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 —

KCPW Presents: “Innovation Hub: Woman’s History Month Special”

How have female innovators fundamentally altered our lives? We’ll talk with Wendy Kopp, who conceived of Teach for America as a college

KCPW Presents: Reveal Pilot #2

 In the Reveal Two pilot: An investigation by WBEZ/Chicago and The Chicago Reader exploring the path heroin takes from Ciudad Juarez to

“Smoke and Mirrors: Fact vs. Fiction about Utah’s air pollution”

  Join KCPW this Thursday at 7 pm for a special live broadcast entitled “Smoke and Mirrors: Fact Vs Fiction about Utah’s

KCPW Presents: “The Future of Genomic Medicine: From Pre-Womb to Tomb”

Join Dr. Eric Topol, Director of Scripps Translational Science Institute, for an exploration of the research and technological frontiers that will one

KCPW Presents: “Leadership from the Bottom Up: A Black History Month Special”

 Usually during Black History Month, we remember Civil Rights icons and reflect on their legacy.  But over the past couple of years,

KCPW Presents: “What is This Thing Called Love?”

Hosted by writer, broadcaster and composer Dean Olsher, this program ponders the “why” behind humans’ drive to pair up. Why do human beings

KCPW Presents: “Re:Defining Black History”

 During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won

KCPW Presents: “The World Debate: Has America Lost Touch With the World?”

 The World Debate is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where hundreds of business and political leaders will review the world’s

KCPW Presents: “Teenage Diaries Revisited”

 A lot of life happens in two decades. Back in the 1990s, Radio Diaries producer Joe Richman gave tape recorders to a handful

KCPW Presents: “King’s Last March”

On April 4th, 1967 Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a landmark speech from the pulpit of Riverside Church in New York. He

KCPW Presents: America Abroad: “De-Radicalizing Terrorists”

From the Boston Marathon bombings to a recent attack on the Westgate Mall in Kenya, 2013 has seen a spike in terrorism