Each week KCPW brings you an insightful and refreshing hour of analysis of the world around you. Sometimes, this is a special documentary produced in our studios, sometimes it’s a collaboration with our community partners and sometimes it’s a hand-picked piece, produced by an outside source. Regardless of the source, the piece is always thought provoking. Every Friday at 10 am and 8 pm.
The year 1968 will long be remembered for its political and social upheaval. As Americans reeled from the assassinations of two prominent leaders and sentiment deepened against the Vietnam War, politicians from both parties struggled to respond to aggravated constituents and build consensus. Join Ken Rudin for 1968: 50 Years Later, a special three-part series looking back on […]
Natural History Museum of Utah Lecture Series Keynote Speaker Neri Oxman is the Founder and Director of Mediated Matter design research group and Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab. Innovation in Design Oxman’s work fuses the disciplines of art, science, architecture, and ecology to form a new kind of […]
“A Change of World” tells the story of how poets who were swept up in the Women’s Movement of the 1960s and 70s radically changed American poetry. As poet Alicia Ostriker says, “For the first time in the history of writing, which is about 4000 years or so, women could write without fear, without constantly […]
Blueprints from Biology Engineers like Steven Naleway of the University of Utah are harnessing the hundreds of millions of years of design experience found in nature to understand how organisms thrive in their natural environments. Naleway uses the tools and techniques of engineering, chemistry, and physics as well as lessons learned from nature to develop […]
Following the death this week of Professor Stephen Hawking, Sue Lawley introduces a special programme looking back at some of the extraordinary thinking of one the world’s most influential scientists. The hour long programme is another chance to hear his 2016 BBC Reith Lectures on black holes. For many of us black holes are pretty […]