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.
How have female innovators fundamentally altered our lives? We’ll talk with Wendy Kopp, who conceived of Teach for America as a college student and helped the organization change the nation’s educational system. In the medical realm, Dr. Paula Hammond joins us to discuss her pioneering cancer research at MIT and how she’s using nanotechnology to […]
In the Reveal Two pilot: An investigation by WBEZ/Chicago and The Chicago Reader exploring the path heroin takes from Ciudad Juarez to Chicago and across the midwest, where it supplies dealers, addicts and teens. This timely investigation is Reveal’s first collaboration with a station and we are very pleased with the results. The heroin segment […]
Join Dr. Eric Topol, Director of Scripps Translational Science Institute, for an exploration of the research and technological frontiers that will one day make individualized medicine routine clinical practice and change every facet of medicine from pre-womb to tomb. New research on the genetic variants associated with a wide range of chronic diseases, as well […]
Usually during Black History Month, we remember Civil Rights icons and reflect on their legacy. But over the past couple of years, SOTRU has met a new generation of African American leaders, people you may not see on TV specials or making nationally acclaimed speeches. Most of these men and women are on the front […]
Hosted by writer, broadcaster and composer Dean Olsher, this program ponders the “why” behind humans’ drive to pair up. Why do human beings feel romantic love? What happens to the brains of people who are in love? How can scientifically studying love help us navigate our relationships? A fascinating cast of characters tackles these questions head-on: Neurologist Lucy […]