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 : “DEBATE: Trigger Warning: Are Safe Spaces Dangerous?” (7/9/18)

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 […]

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KCPW Presents: “Re:sound — The Mirrored Show” (7/6/18)

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 […]

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KCPW Presents: “BBC Special: Witness – Pride Month” (6/29/18)

In this hour of Witness episodes specially curated for Pride Month in the US, we’ll hear from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world who witnessed moments that changed their lives and ours. This special will air on Friday June 29th at 10 AM and 8 PM here on 88.3 FM KCPW.

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KCPW Presents: “Polk Street Stories” (6/22/18)

Public Historian Joey Plaster spent over a year gathering more than 70 interviews from people experiencing Polk Street’s transition from a working class queer neighborhood to an upscale entertainment district.  This hour contains stories from the alleys and bars, churches, shelters and clubs.  It is an oral history of a place invented by those who had no […]

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KCPW Presents: “Smackdown: City Hall vs Big Oil” (6/15/18)

Richmond California is a working class town that grew up in the shadow of a Chevron refinery. The company ran both the economy – and the local government – for more than a century. But times are changing. Climate champions have flipped City Hall to their side. What happens when an oil company decides to […]

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