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. These are presented on KCPW every Friday at 10 am and 8 pm.
Andrew Forsthoefel set out at age 23 to walk across America, East to West, 4000 miles, with a sign on him that said, “Walking to Listen”. This hour, co-produced with Jay Allison, tracks his epic journey. It’s a coming of age story, and a portrait of this country – big-hearted, wild, innocent, and wise. From […]
As the U.S. population ages (there are now more Americans 65 and older than at any other time in history), the need for care giving is increasing. There are nursing homes, convalescent hospitals, and professional in-home services, but the backbone of long term care in this country is the family. One in three adults […]
Reveal: Unraveling the mysteries of the GI Bill, Coast Guard and EPA Who’s really benefiting from the GI Bill? Why does the U.S.Coast Guard have some explaining to do? How much arsenic in our water is actually safe? There’s always more to the story. “Reveal,” the radio show dedicated to investigative reporting, is back. […]
We look at the much-contested right to vote in America: from slaves freed after the Civil War, to women’s suffrage, to the civil rights movement, to today’s debate over whether voters should be required to show ID at the polls. In The Right to Vote, we hear diverse voices and views, plus archival audio, on the long […]
It’s been a year since West Valley City police formally closed their investigation into Susan Powell’s disappearance after her husband, Josh, a person of interest in the case, triggered an explosion in his Washington state home that killed him and the couple’s two young sons. But a new book has revived interest in Powell, and […]