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.
Water is essential for life – that we know. But the honeycomb lattice that forms when you chill it to zero degrees Celsius is also inexorably intertwined with life. Ice is more than a repository for water that would otherwise raise sea levels. It’s part of Earth’s cooling system, a barrier preventing decaying organic matter […]
Populism is sweeping through Europe and it’s changing the political conversation, especially when it comes to Muslim immigration. In some cases these populist movements are also fueling extremist violence against immigrants. In Greece refugee centers have been firebombed. Brexit has emboldened white supremacists in the UK. Finland is forcing many Muslim migrants to return […]
Order 9066: Japanese American Incarceration in WWII On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, just months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Some 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forced from their homes on the West Coast and sent to one of ten “relocation” camps, where they were imprisoned behind barbed […]
Long hailed as bastions of intellectual development and ground zero for the free and spirited exchange of ideas, today’s universities have come under attack by those who argue that a new generation of students and administrators are trading in academia’s most cherished values for political correctness and inclusion. At the heart of this debate is […]
This hour, what we see – and what we want to see – when we gaze into our reflections in the mirror. Mirrored By Cathy Fitzgerald for BBC Radio 4 / World Service (2017) Each of us cultivates an image of ourselves at certain point in our lives and, once it’s there, it’s a hard image to […]