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.

KCPW Presents: “Truth, Politics and Power – Gun Rights and Gun Control” (2/23/18)

As the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, reignites the debate on guns, we update the “Gun Rights and Gun Control” episode of Truth, Politics and Power, produced after a gunman murdered dozens in Las Vegas last fall. Host Neal Conan delves into the history of the debate between gun rights and gun control with UCLA […]

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KCPW Presents: “Climate One – Climate On Your Plate” (2/16/18)

What should climate-conscious people do to eat most sustainably? How people approach their diet is deeply personal and can be extremely controversial. Roughly 1 in 9 people in the world are undernourished. Addressing hunger while making the food chain more sustainable is critical for addressing climate change. Are GMOs the answer to food shortages, or […]

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KCPW Presents: “Humankind – The Freed People” (2/9/18)

Written and produced by David Freudberg, this one-hour documentary examines a time when the United States faced an unprecedented refugee crisis: 4 million slaves had been emancipated, primarily from plantations where they’d been held captive, following the bloody Civil War. Most possessed no more than the clothes on their backs and were now suddenly homeless […]

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KCPW Presents: “BBC Special – The End Zone” (2/2/18)

In the run-up to the 2018 Super Bowl, Only a Game’s Bill Littlefield looks at football’s future prospects. Concussion is tarnishing the sport’s previous sheen, and leading to many parents forbidding their children’s participation. Bill asks whether this multi-billion-dollar business can survive if players turn their backs on the sport, and where the next generation […]

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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 urban planning can adapt to changing coastlines and severe weather delivered by a volatile climate. But there’s a risk that green-living innovations become solely the domain of a privileged urban elite. On today’s […]

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